Onion crisis raises a stink for India’s Prime Minister Modi

NEW DELHI (AP) — With crops ruined by a combination of drought and rot, the price of onions has skyrocketed in India and added to worries over food inflation at a time when the slowing economy has become a liability for the government. The price of onions, a staple now too expensive for most Indian families, is seen by some economists as a key indicator of economic stability and opposition parties have seized on the issue by wearing onion garlands at street rallies and offering onions instead of gold as wedding gifts. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin