PADDY

  • Heavy rains threaten paddy, cotton crops in Punjab September 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Large tracts of paddy and cotton fields are affected by floods in various parts of Punjab, raising a fear of heavy loss to crops. The Punjab government has ordered for an early assessment of damage to crops due to heavy rains lashing various parts of the state. Among the...
  • CWG 2014: Boxer Devendro Singh settles for men's 49 kg silver August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian pugilist Devendro Singh had to settle for the silver as he lost the men's 49 kg final to Northern Ireland's Paddy Barnes at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday. Uganda's Fazil Kaggwa and Welsh Ashley Williams won the bronze at the SSE Hydro. In the women's final, India's L Sarita Devi...
  • 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop completed in Kharif season July 18, 2014

    Over 50 per cent sowing of paddy crop has been completed for the current kharif season in Chhattisgarh where agriculture experts have advised farmers to cultivate short and medium duration varieties of rice. Sowing for paddy crop has been carried out on 19.34 lakh hectares of land so far against the...
  • Bihar sets target to procure 30 lakh tonnes paddy December 4, 2013

    Bihar has set a target to procure 30 lakh tonnes of paddy this year at a minimum support price of Rs 1,310 per quintal for the ordinary produce, state Food Minister Shyam Rajak said on Wednesday. Primary agricultural credit societies (PACS) have been asked to purchase 23 lakh tonne and the...
  • Goldman Sachs promotes 27 Indianorigin executives November 14, 2013

    US financial services giant Goldman Sachs has promoted 280 executives, including at least 25 of the Indianorigin, to the coveted position of managing director. The new class of managing directors will assume their roles from Jan 1, 2014, the start of the company's next fiscal year. "We wish our new managing directors...
  • Rahul Dravid may return as Rajasthan Royals mentor, Watson captain October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Rahul Dravid made his last appearance in competitive cricket on Sunday, where his team Rajasthan Royals lost the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final to Mumbai Indians; however, it may not be the end of Dravid's association with the Rajasthan franchise that may bring him back as a mentor,...
  • Floods wreak havoc in Bihar; 170 dead, 5.5 million people affected September 4, 2013

    The toll in devastating floods which left hundreds of thousands homeless in the Bihar rose to 170 on Wednesday, said an official. More than 5.5 million people have been affected by floods in 20 districts of the state. Swirling Ganga continued to play havoc in nearly a dozen districts, including Bhagalgur, Kharagpur...
  • Declare Jharkhand droughthit, demands BJP August 13, 2013

    The BJP on Tuesday demanded that Jharkhand be declared droughthit following a deficit monsoon. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by state president Rabindra Rai and former Chief Minister Arjun Munda met Governor Syed Ahmad and demanded that the state be declared drought hit. "In the memorandum to the governor, our...
  • Deficient rainfall hits paddy sowing, droughtlike situation feared August 12, 2013

    As many parts of the country receive rain far in excess of the average this monsoon, Jharkhand is reeling under deficit rainfall which has affected paddy sowing in a number of districts, leading to fears of a droughtlike situation. According to official data, Jharkhand has received 476 mm rainfall till the...
  • Rains damage harvested paddy left in open in Odisha June 17, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains damaged hundreds of bags of harvested paddy left under the open skies in three Odisha districts of Kalahandi, Rayagada and Koraput, officials said on Sunday. The rain lashed many parts of the state during the past four days as the monsoon set in across the state...
  • Paddy Lowe to reunite with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes May 20, 2013

    London: Lewis Hamilton will be reunited with Paddy Lowe sooner than expected after Mercedes announced on Monday that the former McLaren technical head was joining their Formula One team next month. Mercedes said in a statement that the Briton had been appointed executive director (technical) and would start on June 3...
  • Technical expert Paddy Lowe joining Mercedes May 20, 2013

    Brackley: Former McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe is joining Mercedes after an agreement was struck between the Formula One rivals. Lowe will assume the role of executive director from June 3, with a focus on technical matters, and work alongside team principal Ross Brawn. Mercedes emphasized that Brawn "will retain overall...
  • Burger ad mocking Torres ordered to be removed March 20, 2013

    London: The blushes of Chelsea's misfiring striker Fernando Torres have been spared after a local council ordered the removal of an advertising hoarding that mocked his performances for the European champions. The advertisement for bookmakers Paddy Power was erected on a building next to Stamford Bridge but Spanish international Torres,...
  • Jenson Button shrugs off McLaren technical changes February 26, 2013

    Woking: Jenson Button shrugged off the departure of top-rated McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe on Tuesday and said the team's Formula One title challenge would not suffer. Speaking a day after McLaren announced that Lowe had been replaced by Tim Goss and would leave at the end of the year,...
  • Sri Lanka plans to grant working visa to Indians: Report February 24, 2013

    Colombo: Facing a shortage of labourers, Sri Lanka plans to grant work visas to Indians to harvest paddy in the country's north and east, a media report said on Sunday. "The government is helpless as our people are leaving the country to work as labourers in West Asia, Singapore, South...
  • Unseasonal rains wreak havoc; 17 dead in Andhra Pradesh February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Seventeen people have died in Andhra Pradesh in the past two days due to heavy rainfall. The unseasonal rains have also wreaked havoc across most of the agricultural belt with Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh being the worst hit. In Andhra Pradesh, rains hit all the three...
  • Paddy Upton appointed Head Coach of RR January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals on Friday announced that they have appointed Paddy Upton as the Head Coach of their Indian Premier League (IPL) team for the sixth season scheduled to begin in April 2013. The 44yearold is the mental conditioning coach of the South African team and assisted former Indian...
  • Kerala women farmers battling all odds to save green paddy fields November 15, 2012

    Malappuram (Kerala): Women farmers in Malappuram are battling against all odds to save their land. In God's own country, shocking reports have come to light on the green paddy fields, which are one of the attractions in the state the 9 lakh hectares of the 1970s has now shrunk...
  • Haryana facing droughtlike situation: Hooda August 10, 2012

    Chandigarh: With Haryana facing 70 per cent deficit rainfall during the current monsoon, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday demanded an assistance of Rs 4,050 crore from the Centre to bail out the state from the "droughtlike situation." A demand to this effect was made by Hooda to Union...
  • Andhra alarmed over fall in paddy cultivation area August 9, 2012

    Hyderabad: Concern is growing in Andhra Pradesh due to drastic fall in area cultivated under paddy because of deficit rainfall in the ongoing Kharif season. As against the normal area of 26.48 lakh hectares, paddy cultivation has been taken up in only 9.40 lakh ha so far, triggering alarm bells...
  • Devendro's medal hopes end after loss August 9, 2012

    London: Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics Wednesday, putting up a brave fight against Irishman Paddy Barnes in the quarterfinals of the 49 kg category. Devendro's 1823 loss to the Beijing Games bronze medallist ended India's boxing campaign in the mega event. It...
  • Buchanan tips Kiwi for New Zealand coach job July 19, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand's director of cricket, Australian John Buchanan, says he hopes a Kiwi will be appointed to the national coaching role about to be vacated by John Wright. Buchanan said in a radio interview on Thursday that interviews had concluded and a recommendation on who should be appointed had been...
  • Sowing of paddy, cereals lagging behind: Govt July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Sowing of paddy, maize, bajra and oilseeds is trailing behind but pulses has picked up so far in the ongoing kharif (summer) season, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. The sowing of kharif crops like paddy, pulses and oilseeds begins from April but gains momentum after the onset...
  • Late monsoon may affect pulses, not paddy: Sharad Pawar July 6, 2012

    Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that the monsoon situation was worrisome as far as the pulses were concerned. ...
  • Drought fears haunt Bihar as monsoon gets delayed July 4, 2012

    Jahanabad: Bihar is experiencing a droughtlike situation now with a rainfall deficit of 60 per cent. Even as Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday downplayed fears of a drought, most villages are finding it hard to even find drinking water. It is peak sowing season, but farmers like Vindhyachal Mishra...
  • Burdwan: 16 farmer suicides despite bumper crop June 24, 2012

    Burdwan: Burdwan may be the Rice Bowl of Bengal. However, its farmers are committing suicide. Here, rice is not a source of prosperity but of anguish. Spiralling debt has reportedly driven 16 farmers here to commit suicide in the past one year. Fiftyfouryearold Amiya Saha was one such farmer. The memories...
  • Andhra farmers threaten to go on crop holiday June 9, 2011

    Hyderabad: Farmers in Andhra Pradesh are battling a paddy crisis. While many farmers have resorted to distress sale of their bumper crop below the Minimum Support Price (MSP), others even threatened to go on a crop holiday, which means, they will not sow paddy this kharif season, work as NREGA...
  • Andhra CM appoints team to check paddy storage May 11, 2011

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has stepped in to stop the rotting of grain. Just hours after CNNIBN reported a record harvest of grain rotting because of lack of storage facilities Reddy has appointed a team of 10 IAS officers to supervise paddy procurement and has issued...
  • Andhra farmers forced into distress paddy sale May 11, 2011

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh farmers have been forced into distress sale of paddy after the government failed to lift the grain since there is no space to store it. Andhra Pradesh government sources say only 25 per cent of the yield can be bought as there is no space to store...
  • Woods turns down $75 million sponsorship offer March 5, 2010

    Dublin: Tiger Woods has turned down a $75 million sponsorship offer from Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker said on Friday, adding it would make an improved offer to the golfer. The 14times major champion winner was dumped by sports drink brand Gatorade last week, the third major corporate sponsor to abandon...