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India may soon export rice to China (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) India may soon be allowed to export rice to China. The assurance from Beijing came when Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met here ... Read more...

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‘India can soon export rice to China’


June 21st, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) India's rice exports to China have been virtually cleared. The assurance from Beijing came when Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with his ... Read more...

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‘Myanmar can become top rice exporter’


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 2 (IANS) Myanmar has the potential to reclaim the title of the world's No. 1 rice exporter, an industry leader has said.The country's rice harvest may more than ... Read more...

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Pakistani growers oppose basmati rice export to India


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani rice growers have opposed basmati rice exports to India, saying this will give an upper hand to their main competitors in determining basmati's international price ... Read more...

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RTI Awards presented in Delhi


January 21st, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) From a sports teacher to widow of a slain cop, five people from various walks of life were felicitated here Thursday for effective use of the Right ... Read more...

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Govt. admits irregularities in rice exports


November 19th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Government on Friday accepting that there were irregularities in non-basmati rice exports to some African countries during the tenure of the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government, ... Read more...

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Centre postpones decision on Food Security Bill


June 11th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Union Government has postponed taking a decision on Food Security Bill due to the absence of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at the meeting of Empowered Group ... Read more...

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Monsoon raises hopes of better farm output, tame inflation


May 31st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Monsoon hit India's mainland in the southern coast of Kerala a day ahead of schedule Monday, raising hopes of better rains this year that will raise ... Read more...

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No immediate plans to import rice, says Scindia


March 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The government Monday said it can import rice only if there is a shortfall in procurement from farmers but it has no immediate plans to import. "The government ... Read more...

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Treat basmati rice as a niche product, government urged


November 11th, 2009 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Rice exporters Wednesday urged the government not to interfere in the export of basmati rice and treat the rice variety as a "niche product". "We urge ... Read more...

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Punjab’s basmati rice is safe for consumption through out the world


September 29th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep 29 (ANI): The rice exporters from Punjab on Tuesday claimed that the 1121 Basmati Rice produced in the state is safe for consumption throughout the world, having ... Read more...

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Government will ban all wheat, non-Basmati rice exports: Pawar


July 24th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today informed the Rajya Sabha that the Government would stop all exports of non-Basmati rice and wheat, and bear half ... Read more...

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SAARC members to discuss setting up food bank


August 16th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 16 (IANS) The setting up of a food bank to meet exigencies caused by natural disasters in the region will be discussed by officials of eight South Asian countries at ... Read more...

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India to retain curb on rice exports as well as futures


August 4th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government plans to extend the ban on futures trading in soy oil, rubber, chickpea and potato when it expires next month, and is expected to retain ... Read more...

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Government to lift ban on non-basmati rice exports only if stocks permit


August 1st, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The government will review the export ban on non-basmati rice after assessing the country's grain stocks, commerce minister Kamal Nath said Friday. “We will have a meeting ... Read more...

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Rice export ban to continue despite good harvest forecast


July 16th, 2008 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Although the government is expecting bumper rice harvest this year due to good monsoon, it has no plan to relax ban on rice exports, Agriculture Minister Sharad ... Read more...

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Supreme Court endorses ban on non-Basmati rice exports


June 30th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday upheld the ban on export of non-Basmati rice imposed by the central government earlier this year due to the fears of an impending ... Read more...

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Inflation climbs to a new high of 8.24 per cent


June 6th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): The Central Governments declaration of a fuel price hike on Wednesday has raised inflation to 8.24 per cent from 8.1 per cent last week. This is ... Read more...

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Ban on rice exports to continue: commerce secretary


May 27th, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India has no plans to relax the current ban on rice exports despite a bumper paddy harvest this year and record procurement expected by state-run agencies, Commerce ... Read more...

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India eases cement exports,stays curbs on rice (Lead)


May 27th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The ban on cement exports imposed last month is being lifted given the slack season ahead, but restrictions on shipping rice outside will continue, India's Commerce Secretary ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia talks with India to procure rice


May 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, May 20 (IANS) Saudi Arabia is in touch with Indian authorities seeking lifting of the ban on rice exports to the Gulf nation following shortage of the commodity. "The Council of ... Read more...

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Inflation at a 7.83% high for week ended May 3


May 16th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): The annual inflation rose to 7.83 percent for the week ended May 3 from 7.61 percent for the previous week. The data for the week ended ... Read more...

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Steel producers agree to lower prices after meeting PM


May 7th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Steel producers on Wednesday agreed to lower prices after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.High prices of metals, food and fuel hoisted India's inflation ... Read more...

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After India, Nepal bans food item exports


May 1st, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) Fearing a severe food crisis after its giant southern neighbour India slashed the export of rice to battle soaring prices, Nepal too has banned the sale ... Read more...

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Food, fuels and fertilizers are three challenges facing the world: Nath


April 29th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr.29 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath today identified three challenges facing the world. The challenges were food, fuels and fertilizers. Speaking at the session on "Globalisation the New ... Read more...

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Basmati exports to Saudi Arabia set to rise


April 8th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, April 8 (IANS) India's exports of basmati rice to Saudi Arabia are set to rise substantially this year following the kingdom's decision to cut import duty on the commodity. Saudi Arabia ... Read more...

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‘World in grip of food crisis’


April 7th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
Sharjah, April 7 (IANS) Amid a continued global shortage of food supply because of severe droughts in several countries and with grain being diverted to biofuel production, the world is in the ... Read more...

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Germany cancels plans to mix ethanol with petrol


April 4th, 2008 - 7:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Berlin, April 4 (DPA) Amid growing fears that biofuel farming is harming the environment and driving world food prices, Germany Friday cancelled plans to mix more ethanol made from plants with petrol. ... Read more...

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India requested to allow rice exports to Sri Lanka


April 3rd, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Hit by soaring prices of rice, the Sri Lanka government has requested New Delhi to exempt the island nation from its recent curbs, including hike in ... Read more...

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Costly Indian rice may help Pak recapture Saudi export market


March 30th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad , Mar.30 (ANI): The Indian Governments decision to restrict rice exports could help Pakistan rice exporters recapture the lucrative market in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, feel experts. Saudi Arabia ... Read more...

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India to lift ban on rice exports to cyclone-hit Bangladesh


December 1st, 2007 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
By Mritunjay Jha Dhaka, Dec 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today announced that India has decided to lift a ban on the export of rice up to 5.5 lakh tonnes to ... Read more...

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India replaces Pakistan as the leading rice exporter to Iran


November 30th, 2007 - 2:07 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): A drastic drop of Pakistani rice exports to Europe, Russia, Middle East and Saudi Arabia was recorded for several reasons, but now a traditional buyer of Pakistani rice, ... Read more...

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