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Uttar Pradesh govt looks beyond sugar mills with khandsari, gur units

To give cane farmers a viable alternative to only sugar mills as their buyers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to revive and boost the state's jaggery (gur) and khandsari (unrefied sugar, made from thickened cane syrup) i.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 16th, 2018

Sugar prices decline as govt looks to crack down on mills for arrears

The central government's threat of strong action against sugar mills for mounting arrears of payment to cane farmers has come along with a sustained fall in the price of sugar.Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said he wrote l.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 16th, 2018

Monsoon 2018 forecast: Relief for farmers as IMD predicts normal rainfall

A normal monsoon will not only aid agriculture growth but also have a positive impact on the overall rural economy, crucial for the BJP govt as it faces key state elections and general polls in 2019.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 16th, 2018

Govt in no mood to compromise with sugar mills over farmers" dues: Paswan

The food minister said from doubling import duty to fixing a quota on the extent of sugar the mills can sell in open market, govt has tried it all.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 14th, 2018

Modi denounces Kathua, Unnao rapes; 2 BJP J&K ministers resign: Updates

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Kathua, Unnao rapes: Modi ends silence, assures "complete justice"; updates

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Kathua rape case: Ensure victim"s family gets justice, says SC; updates

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Kathua rape case: Miss my daughter every day, says victim"s father; updates

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

BJP on Unnao, Kathua rape protests: Why no candle march in other cases?

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Kathua rape incident: Maneka, Mehbooba seek death penalty for raping minors

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Kathua, Unnao rape: Rahul slams Modi; betis unsafe under BJP, say students

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Kathua, Unnao rape case: Rahul leads mid-night march, targets Modi; updates

Kathua case: 8-year-old girl was gang-raped and murdered in a Jammu temple. Rahul Gandhi led a midnight protest against Modi govt's silence over Unnao rape case and Kathua.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 13th, 2018

Cauvery row: Self-immolation in Tamil Nadu to protest Modi visit; updates

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami urged the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board so as to ease farmers' troubles before the start of the next irrigation season in June.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 12th, 2018

The story of 35,000 Maharashtra farmers and their historic walk of 170 km

Why do you think a farmer chooses to kill himself instead of voicing his anger in protest? It is because he has lost all hope, says Ajit Navle, state general secretary of All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS).....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 12th, 2018

Govt"s social sector spending inadequate by global standards, says RBI

The budget "is confronted with a tight trade-off between the rigors of fiscal consolidation and the demands for stimulating the economy," the RBI said.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 11th, 2018

Why Maharashtra farmers walked 170 km and how their strike played out

Why do you think a farmer chooses to kill himself instead of voicing his anger in protest? It is because he has lost all hope, says Ajit Navle, state general secretary of All India Kisan Sabha.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 11th, 2018

Cane payments: Paswan asks states to penalise defaulting sugar mills

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union food minister, has written to the chief ministers of all major sugar producing states to take strict action against sugar mills which have not paid sugarcane farmers.In his letter, Paswan says the cent.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 10th, 2018

Paswan asks CMs of sugar producing states to penalise defaulting mills

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union food minister, has written to the chief ministers of all major sugar producing states to take strict action against sugar mills which have not paid sugarcane farmers.In his letter, Paswan says the cent.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 10th, 2018

IPL 2018: Amid Cauvery protest, CSK seek perfect return to Chepauk vs KKR

Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders win their respective first encounter against Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore......»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 10th, 2018

Cauvery protests: SC tells Centre to draft CMB plan by May 3; 10 highlights

Actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, along with others, participated in a silent protest in Chennai over the Cauvery Management Board and Modi govt's callous attitude in handling Cauvery water dispute.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 9th, 2018