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Gene discovery could yield gen-next `super rice`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 14:49

Scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have identified a set of genes that could be key to the development of the next generation of tough and disease-resistant `super rice`.

Missing Indian-American student`s father alleges foul play

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:39

The father of a 21-year-old Indian-American student, who mysteriously went missing on a spring break college trip in Florida state, has alleged that his son`s friends are hiding information about his disappearance.

Lindsay Lohan breaks down on TV after Oprah Winfrey gives her a telling off

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 11:25

Lindsay Lohan broke down on air after Oprah Winfrey gave her a telling off for her relaxed behaviour on her own TV show `Lindsay`.

Obama Europe trip aims to deepen Russia`s `isolation`

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 00:44

President Barack Obama will underscore Russia`s isolation over its annexation of the Crimea when he travels to Europe next week, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Friday.

No regrets about Benghazi comments: Obama adviser

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 01:00

National Security Adviser Susan Rice said today she had no regrets about remarks she made about an attack in Benghazi, Libya that left a US ambassador dead and sparked a political firestorm.

Thailand`s premier claims innocence on rice subsidy scheme

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:12

Faced with charges of neglect of duty on rice subsidy scheme, Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra said she had done nothing wrong even as protesters demanding her ouster.

India's wheat, rice & corn exports may fall 29% in 2014-15

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:37

India's exports of wheat, rice and corn are expected to drop sharply by 29 percent to 13.5 million tonnes in the 2014-15 marketing year due to sluggish global prices, according to a USDA report.

US nun, 84, gets prison for nuke plant protest

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 09:16

An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a US nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws.

Govt announces service tax exemption for rice

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 14:46

Finance Minister P Chidambram Monday announced that service tax would be abolished on rice from the staple's loading to storage stage.

Foodgrains production likely to cross 263 million tonnes

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 16:06

Foodgrain output estimated at record 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13.

Service tax on rice unfair, Jayalalithaa tells PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 19:12

Terming as unfair the central government`s move to levy service tax on the storage of rice, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare rice an agricultural produce and refund the already collected tax.

US supports expanding of Indo-Pak commercial ties: Rice

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:01

The US strongly supports efforts by India and Pakistan to expand bilateral trade and commercial ties as it will help in broadening support base for normalisation of their relationship, a top American official said on Saturday.