Onions are now five times more expensive in India than three months ago. Stocks are low after a drought last year and heavy rain damage this year. The governmen'ts promising to act as the issue becomes increasingly political.
Palm oil is found in everything from food to cosmetics. Its rise to the status of the most widely consumed vegetable oil has had devastating effects on forests, wildlife - and most recently some of Hong Kong's beaches.
Three days of relentless rains have sparked flash floods and landslides in large parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh, killing at least 173. Officials warn the toll could rise with more rain forecast in the coming days.
Climate change is likely to have contributed to a 7 percent spike in the suicide rate in India over the last 30 years, a new scientific study says. India is experiencing a suicide epidemic, in particular in rural areas.
India's biggest tax reform since gaining independence from Britain 70 years ago has caused anger and mass confusion. Critics say the new nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax is too big an overhaul.
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