12 students fall ill after mid-day meal in Bihar
Jul 05, 2014 at 21:45 | Source:
Patna, July 5 (IANS) At least 12 children fell ill Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, officials said.All the children were admitted to a government-run primary health centre and are said to ...
Monsoon revives after weakest start in five years
Jul 03, 2014 at 21:12 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Monsoon rains revived in the key planting month after recording the weakest first month of the June-September monsoon season in five years, weather officials said on Thursday. A late surge in the monsoon rains has come as a relief to farme...
Monsoon rains revive in some parts in deficient year
Jul 03, 2014 at 07:52 | Source:
NEW DELHI: Monsoon rains have revived in central and northern parts of India known for soybean and sugarcane cultivation, a government official said on Wednesday, but warned the country is still expected to have below-average monsoon this year. Rainf...
47 militants killed after airstrikes in Pakistan's tribal region
Jun 25, 2014 at 07:30 | Source:
Islamabad: At least 47 militants were killed on Tuesday in air strikes in Pakistan's tribal districts in the troubled northwest, a military spokesman said.It was one the deadliest days for militants since launch of operation Zarb-e-Azb on 15 June.Maj...
ISIS militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery, north of Baghdad
Jun 18, 2014 at 13:26 | Source:
Baghdad: A top security official in Iraq says Islamic militants are attacking the country's largest oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad. The official said fighters of the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq...
India's May palm oil imports up 22 per cent m/m: Trade body
Jun 17, 2014 at 00:22 | Source:
NEW DELH: India's palm oil imports rose 22 per cent to 654,255 tonnes in May from a month ago, a trade body said on Monday, as buyers stocked up ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan when demand for the tropical oil typically peaks. Higher purch...
Agri-commodities prices drop, food inflation may cool off too
Jun 06, 2014 at 14:07 | Source:
KOLKATA: Food prices are on the decline as vegetables, pulses, sugar and cooking oils have become cheaper by up to 10 per cent in the past month, bringing relief to consumers and policy makers who have battled relentless food inflation for years. Pri...
New govt to avoid palm oil duty hike: Sources
Jun 05, 2014 at 12:47 | Source:
NEW DELHI/KUALA LUMPUR: The new government will not raise duties on palm oil in the short-term, despite demands by domestic oilseed processors to cut cheap imports from the world's top producer Indonesia, official sources said on Wednesday. India is...
Australia's Goodman Fielder snubs $1.2bn takeover offer
Apr 28, 2014 at 14:42 | Source:
Australian food company Goodman Fielder has turned down a $1.2bn (£700m) joint takeover offer, from Singapore's Wilmar and Hong Kong's First Pacific. The Asian firms have offered 65 Australian cents a share, compared with Friday's clo...
Wilmar's $1.2 Billion Offer Rejected by Goodman Fielder (2)
Apr 28, 2014 at 08:01 | Source:
Bottles of Goodman Fielder Ltd.'s Crisco brand cooking oil. Wilmar said in 2012 that Goodman Fielder's baking, dairy and oils brands would fit with its consumer business in Asia. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg. Goodman Fielder...
South Asia monsoon seen below-average to average in 2014: Report
Apr 23, 2014 at 22:11 | Source:
PUNE: India and its South Asian neighbours are expected to see below-average to average rains this year if the El Nino weather pattern gains strength during the four-month monsoon season, a forum of weather experts said on Wednesday. Poor monsoons co...
FMC mulls centre-specific commodity forward trades
Apr 17, 2014 at 04:11 | Source:
MUMBAI: The Forward Markets Commission (FMC) is considering permitting bourses to offer centre-specific, short-term forward trades in highly traded farm products as the regulator aims to increase delivery in the Rs 101- lakh crore commodity futures ...
February palm oil imports sink to almost 3-year low
Mar 14, 2014 at 15:10 | Source:
EW DELHI: Palm oil imports in February plunged to the lowest in nearly three years, data from the Solvent Extractors' Association (SEA) showed, as higher prices and hopes local supplies of rival rapeseed oil would improve kept buyers away. The secon...
Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28
Mar 14, 2014 at 06:15 | Source:
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation's top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.State prosec...
Feb 14, 2014 at 05:07 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
That the ongoing economic slowdown has its roots in a collapse of investments is well established now. The best indicator of this is production of capital goods, which has registered a negative year-on-year growth in 23 of the 30 months between July ...
Venezuela announces changes to foreign currency system
Jan 23, 2014 at 15:27 | Source:
Venezuela has announced measures to address its foreign currency crisis and boost the economy. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez says Venezuelans travelling abroad will no longer be allowed to obtain foreign exchange at the official rate of 6.3 bolivars pe...
Kareena Kapoor will add new energy to the brand: QMobile
Dec 31, 2013 at 13:17 | Source:
ISLAMABAD: After signing up Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, Pakistan's largest selling mobile phone brand says she will add "new energy" and help further consolidate its position. The 33-year-old actress has been signed up by QMobile and will star...
FMCG Sector: Surviving on rural demand
Dec 30, 2013 at 22:37 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
FMCG companies were largely dependent on rural demand to garner volumes in 2013 when sales of discretionary items were affected in a slowing market. The industry, which grew in high double digits until 2012, was grappling with the slowdown in the pa...