Business  /  Published 11.08.20

Minimum support price on sugar to rise

The government is likely to hike the fair and remunerative price of sugarcane to Rs 285 per 100 kg and also the minimum support price  for sugar to Rs 33 per kg. The cabinet is likely to arrive ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.07.20

UP cane dues: This time, it’s worse

Sugarcane farmers in Muzaffarnagar have alleged that the eight sugar mills in the district have been delaying payments totalling Rs 1,300 crore, a perennial problem of late clearance of dues that is t...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.06.20

Crackdown on drug smugglers, eight youths arrested

Jamshedpur police arrested eight youths who were consuming brown sugar in a slum under Adityapur police station in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Sunday morning. The arrested were in their...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Business  /  Published 19.11.18

India’s sugar production down 15%

Indonesia is interested in buying sugar from India but wants the latter to cut import duty on refined palm oil and the sweetener substantially to 45 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively, according to...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.11.18

Australian move leaves a sour taste

The Scott Morrison government of Australia has decided to start legal action against India at the WTO over India’s sugar subsidies which it says have caused a “significant downturn” in global pr...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in

Health  /  Published 14.08.19

Starting your day with breakfast cereal and juice may not be a healthy choice

Sweet dreams, sweet spot, sweet as pie, sweet young thing: All have a positive connotation. But what about sweet tooth? The health effects of this obsession with everything sweet are anything but posi...
By Jane E. Brody/New York Times News Service in

Business  /  Published 28.01.20

Sugar exports falter

Global sugar buyers are growing increasingly nervous as a much touted surge of Indian sugar exports has failed to materialise, with some mills reluctant to sell even as global prices trade near 2-1/2-...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.19

After Christmas and the New Year, a hangover

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, it’s the season to be gloomy. Christmas and New Year bring little cheer, studies have revealed. The elderly feel their loneliness more acutely and the young real...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 22.11.18

Australia U-turn to sweeten India ties

Australia will not intensify its sugar war with India despite its farms and mills facing closure because of Indian subsidies as it looks to build a larger strategic relationship with the country.“WT...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in Sydney

India  /  Published 07.05.19

Modiji's security versus a lesson in history

When he had come here in 2014 in his newly minted “chaiwala” avatar, Narendra Modi had grandiosely declared that the next time he comes he’ll sit down for tea with a spoon of sugar from the Moti...
By Sankarshan Thakur in Vaishali


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