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India's sugar policy, world prices, hinge on delayed monsoon

India's sugar policy, world prices, hinge on delayed monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:15

Uncertainty over progress of the delayed monsoon is complicating India`s sugar policy, raising the risk it will halt sugar export subsidies in a move that would buoy world prices.

Humidity, heat grips north India; 7 die as heavy rains lash UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:04

Mercury was on the rise on Tuesday in the northern region including the national capital along with humidity levels, even as seven persons perished in rain- related incidents in Uttar Pradesh.

Hoarding to be non-bailable offence; fund to stabilise prices

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:03

Seeking to check rising prices, the government on Friday decided to amend the law to make hoarding a non-bailable offence and set up a price stabilisation fund to enable states to undertake market intervention.

State govts should take stern action against hoarders: Jaitley

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 11:34

FM further added that during July-December every year, prices of some food items increase because of hoarding.

Centre to discuss on food inflation with state food ministers today

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 08:50

In order to control food inflation, the Centre has called a meeting of state food ministers on Friday to discuss other possible ways to rein in prices effectively in the backdrop of poor monsoon this year.

Services sector growth surges in June on Modi wave

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 12:15

India's private sector output witnessed significant uptrend in June as both manufacturing and services sector registered solid rate of expansion, driven by robust order flows and stronger business sentiment, an HSBC survey said on Thursday.

El Nino could hit Indian agriculture this monsoon

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:27

Factors as innocuous as the humble grain-carrying sack to the mighty El Nino could have a varying impact on grain production and delivery this year, experts suggest.

Delayed monsoon hits dairies, souring inflation outlook

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 10:10

Soaring prices of basic goods such as milk and potatoes lifted retail food inflation in May to 9.40 percent.

`Monsoon to hit North India by end of week`

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:47

After missing its deadline, the monsoon is likely to hit the national capital and parts of north India by the end of the week, a private forecasting agency said on Monday.

Monsoon likely in north India in 1st week of July: IMD

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 22:30

A western disturbance is likely to help advance the monsoon in the hilly parts of North India in the first week of July, according to the MET department.

Monsoon likely to hit north India in 1st week of July: IMD

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 22:15

A western disturbance is likely to help advance the monsoon in the hilly parts of North India in the first week of July, according to the MET department.

Monsoon stalls, stokes drought fears

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 10:05

India is fast staring at drought-like conditions as the country has received 45 per cent less rainfall compared to the average during the first spell of the monsoon.