Indians teary-eyed over onion price hike

Updated: September 19, 2013 20:09 IST

A sharp spike in the price of onions brought tears to the eyes of people as the onions are costing nearly 300% more this month than the same month last year and untamed rise of the vegetable can anger voters and quickly become a political issue. Food inflation accelerated to a three-year high of 18.18% in August, government data released on September 17 showed, driving overall inflation to a higher-than-expected 6.1%.

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