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Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice to help Indian swimming

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:41

Stephanie Rice, Australia`s triple Olympic champion who called time on her illustrious swimming career in April this year at the age of 25, has joined sports management firm Rhiti Sports with an aim to improve the overall health of the water sport in India.

Rice sowing declines by 38% to 21.91 lakh hectares so far

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:00

Paddy acreage has declined by 38 percent to 21.91 lakh hectares this year so far as area under the main kharif (summer) crop has come down sharply in Punjab and Chhasttisgarh.

Catalyst converts bio-diesel waste into valuable chemicals

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 18:05

Palladium-gold nanoparticles are not only excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, but can also convert biodiesel waste into valuable chemicals, researchers say.

US lawmaker, rice growers welcome probe into global rice trade

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 07:35

A top US lawmaker has welcomed the decision by a federal trade body to conduct an investigation into global rice trade that will report on competition factors in major rice producing and exporting countries including India.

`Condoleezza Rice brought world`s largest and oldest democracies together`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 05:47

Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, played a key role in bringing the world`s largest democracy, India, and the oldest democracy, the US, "together", a top American diplomat has said.

Indian cultivates rice and wheat for first time in UAE

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 00:53

An Indian expatriate in the UAE is set to enter record books by becoming the first person to cultivate rice and wheat as a crop in the Gulf nation.

Assets of Yingluck, former Thai ministers to be probed

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 00:46

The assets of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and four of her ministers allegedly involved in a controversial rice-pledging scheme would be probed, the country`s anti-graft body announced on Thursday.

Record grain output will help new government

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 13:54

India is set to harvest a record 264.4 million tonnes of grains in the crop year that ends in June, the farm ministry said on Friday, easing pressure on a new government that may have to deal with poor monsoon rains later in 2014 due to the El Nino weather pattern

Pro-government supporters stage rally in Thailand in response to protestors

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 14:34

Pro-government supporters in Thailand staged a rally Saturday a day after anti-government protestors marched in Bangkok in a "final battle" to oust the caretaker government and to usher in reform before the next election.

Rice reassures Israel on Iran nuclear ambitions

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 00:10

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice assured Israel at high-level bilateral talks today that Washington remained determined to stop Iran developing nuclear arms, the White House said.

Deposed Thai PM Yingluck indicted, to face impeachment

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:07

In yet another setback, deposed Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was today indicted by an anti- graft body over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.

US security adviser meets Israel leaders amid spy claims

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 00:11

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice today met Israeli leaders after the collapse of US-brokered Middle East peace talks and amid allegations Israel was spying on its principal ally.