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Shortfall in off-take by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 19:41

The overall shortfall in the off-take of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 2008-13 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report.

Eid special recipe: Shahi Nawabi Biryani

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:31

This Eid, pamper your tastebuds with this traditional Nawabi style Biryani

India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:48

India`s output could be hit this year as rains, crucial for the summer-sown rice crop, were 40 percent below average in the first six weeks of the June-September monsoon season.

Sowing of kharif crops down by 50% so far on poor rains

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:28

Sowing of kharif crops, including rice, is down by 50 per cent at 34.56 million hectares as on today, but the government hopes planting will pick up in the coming days with widespread rains in central and north India.

Centre asks states not to announce bonus on rice,wheat this year

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 15:42

To check inflation and encourage farmers to shift from mono-cropping, the Centre has asked state governments not to announce bonus over and above the minimum support price (MSP) on rice and wheat this year.

High rice prices lead to reduced consumption: Survey

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 19:31

Rising prices of rice in the open market prompted households to reduce consumption and rely on ration shops to buy it at controlled rate, shows a government survey.

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.