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  • Don't make arrears payment a prestige issue: Ram Vilas Paswan to UP mills October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: UP-based private sugar mills are not short of funds to clear arrears of Rs 3,055 crore to cane farmers, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday while asking companies not to make payment a "prestige issue". "It is not that you have...
  • Centre aims for a healthier India, asks PepsiCo to cut down sugar content in drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. After a meeting between PepsiCo...
  • Government asks PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked PepsiCo to bring down sugar content in its products. This was conveyed to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi when she had a oneonone meeting with Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Food Processing Ministry, Badal asked Nooyi...
  • Small sugar recovers on mild offtake August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Small sugar prices recovered marginally at the Vashi wholesale market on Friday on modest offtake from stockist and bulk consumers. Meanwhile, medium sugar fell owing to subdued demand from stockists and retailers amidst ample supplies. Small sugar (S30) moved up Rs 2 per quintal to Rs 3,074/3,190 from Thursday's closing level...
  • Laser device may end pin pricks to measure blood sugar August 22, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have used a specialised laser to measure blood sugar, an advance that could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. Princeton University researchers have measured blood sugar by directing a specialised laser at a person's palm. The laser passes through the skin cells, without...
  • Living It Up: India is the diabetic capital of the world August 10, 2014

    In this episode of Living it Up, we discuss the alarming rise of diabetes in India. Excess sugar may lead to Diabetes. Sugar today is linked to 180,000 deaths. ...
  • New sugar factory to come up in Kabirdham; 20,000 farmers to get its benefits August 8, 2014

    In order to increase sugar production in the state,Chhattisgarhgovernment on Friday said it will set up a new sugar factory in Kabirdham district. This would be the fourth sugar mill in the state and second in Kabirdham. "Chief MinisterRaman Singhhas given inprinciple approval to the proposed action plan for the factory, to...
  • Police arrest man with 1.75 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore July 22, 2014

    A man has been arrested in Bhopal with 1.75 kilograms of brown sugar worth about Rs two crore, police said. Acting on a tipoff, crime branch sleuths intercepted a person near a bike showroom on Berasia road under Gautam Nagar police station area on Monday. While checking his bag, 1.75 kg of...
  • Sugar bags stolen from truck on DelhiDehradun highway July 16, 2014

    Over 320 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from a truck by unidentified men at the DelhiDehradun highway near here, police said. According to the FIR lodged by the driver, 321 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from the truck by the assailants at gunpoint, while the truck was on its way to...
  • District authorities seal 5 godowns for not clearing farmers' dues July 11, 2014

    The district authorities have attached sugar worth Rs 90 crore and sealed five godowns of a sugar mill in Mansoorpur area here for not clearing dues of farmers. The revenue department has issued recovery certificate (RC) against farmers' pending dues of Rs 70 crores to paid by the sugar mill, District...
  • News 360: DU, UGC in open war over 4year course, admissions deferred June 23, 2014

    There has been an open war between the University Grants Commission and the Delhi University over the 4year Undergraduate Program offered by the university. The conflict has now hit the admissions process which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The Delhi University Principals Association has said that the admissions process...
  • Sugar prices to shoot up as government hikes import duty to 40 per cent June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Sugar prices are likely yo shoot up as the Union government has increase the import duty on the product to 40 per cent. Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Monday that the import duty would be hiked by 25 per cent from the current 15...
  • Sugar ends mixed in sluggish trade June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Both the varieties of sugar prices showed a mixed pattern of trading at the Vashi wholesale market here due to alternate bouts of buying and selling amid sluggish off take from retail consumers. Medium sugar (M30) was quoted at Rs 3,156/3,325. Small sugar (S30) was quoted at Rs 3,022/3,172. Following are Wednesday's...
  • Smuggler arrested with 1 kg brown sugar from IndoNepal border June 11, 2014

    An alleged smuggler was on Tuesday held with 1kg brown sugar from the IndoNepal border in Bihar's East Champaran district, official sources said. Acting on a tipoff, SSB sleuths nabbed one Nawal Kishore Prasad and recovered 1kg brown sugar, worth Rs 1 crore on the international market, from his possession, an...
  • State government orders sugar mills to pay Rs.1,44,852 lakh arrears June 9, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cracked the whip on private sugar mills that have not cleared arrears to the tune of Rs.1,44,852.62 lakh and have not paid the dues of sugarcane farmers. Following a meeting of cane growers with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the government issued recovery certificates against 13...
  • Oscarwinning director Malik Bendjelloul passes away May 14, 2014

    Stockholm: Director Malik Benjelloul, who won an AcademyAward for the documentary "Searching For Sugar Man", has died. He was 36. The Swedish filmmaker reportedly passed away here Tuesday, reports contactmusic.com. Police spokeswoman Pia Glenvik, who confirmed the death, could not specify to what caused the death, but has clarified that no crime...
  • Big relief for Gadkari as RTI reveals no IT probe pending against him May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big relief to former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, an RTI application reveals there is no Income Tax probe pending against him. Gadkari had to lose his chair as the BJP chief after the Income Tax department alleged forgery in his company Purti Power and Sugar...
  • L'Wren Scott's funeral moved to LA at the request of her brother Randall Bambrough and partner Mick Jagger March 23, 2014

    New York: L'Wren Scott's funeral has reportedly been moved to Los Angeles at the request of her brother Randall Bambrough and her long-term partner Mick Jagger. Randall was in the Big Apple for the sad task of identifying his adoptive sister's body after the Medical Examiner's office confirmed Scott's cause of...
  • Sugar worth Rs 70 cr seized after mill owner fails to pay dues to cane growers March 5, 2014

    Revenue officials have attached sugar worth Rs 70 crore from sugar mill after its owner failed to pay dues of cane growers. "Due to non clearance of dues of the farmers, district authorities issued recovery certificate against Titawi sugar mill but they failed to pay the amount," Ramkishan Sharma, Additional District Magistrate...
  • Centre responsible for bad condition of UP sugar mills: Akhilesh Yadav February 20, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Thursday blamed the Centre for pitiable conditionof sugar mills in the state."The centre is responsible for bad condition of sugarmills in the state. Heavy import of sugar by the Centre hasled to this situation...," Akhilesh told reporters in Ballia. Asked about AAP candidate Baba Hardev...
  • Kejriwal has high blood sugar level, to start insulin course: Doctor January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been dogged of late by health problems, was on Monday examined by his family doctor at the Secretariat here and started a course of insulin to bring down his high blood sugar levels. Dr Bipin Mittal, Kejriwal's family doctor, said that the Delhi...
  • GoM okays Rs 7200cr interestfree loan to bail out sugar mills December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: An informal group of ministers, headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Friday recommended a slew of incentives to the sugar industry, including 12 per cent interest subsidy on Rs 7,200 crore loan that mills can avail of from banks for paying cane farmers. The PMconstituted panel also recommended...
  • UP sugarcane farmers protest against mills and unpaid dues December 6, 2013

    Lucknow: Sugarcane farmers went on rampage on Thursday in several districts of Western Uttar Pradesh against the pricing of the cash crop. Bhartiya Kisan Union activists protested in many cities and town of the state including Muzaffarnagar. Rail and road traffic was badly hit due to the agitation. Even the...
  • Standoff over sugarcane prices ends, mill owners announce dates for crushing December 3, 2013

    Six private sugar mills owners on Tuesday announced the dates when they would start the crushing process, even as two mills started the operations, after the standoff with the government on cane prices ended. Two sugar mills have already started the crushing process, whereas the remaining six have announced that they...
  • BKU rejects sugar mill ownersgovernment compromise, says protests will go on December 2, 2013

    BKU activists on Monday rejected the compromise reached between private sugar mill owners and the Uttar Pradesh government and said their agitation would continue till farmers get their dues. "Bhartiya Kisan Union's agitation would continue till proper dues are provided to the farmers," BKU president Naresh Tikait told reporters. "The compromise between...
  • UP Government crackdown on sugar mills November 30, 2013

    Lucknow: In the ongoing standoff between farmers and sugar makers, the Uttar Pradesh govt has cracked down on sugar mills. It has issued recovery certificates against 9 big sugar mills including ones run by the Balrampur group. Sugar makers have abstained from processing sugar as they're seeking lower procurement prices....
  • Digvijaya Singh urges Central government to stop import of sugar November 30, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said in Bhopal on Friday that the Government of India must take a quick decision on import of sugar. Import of raw sugar should be stopped and export of sugar should be opened up and incentivised, he tweeted on Twitter. At prevailing prices, the sugar industry...
  • Bitter politics over sugarcane pricing across India November 28, 2013

    Belgaum: There seems to no end to the woes of farmers in India, a 60yearold farmer in Belgaum district in Karnataka committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Wednesday. The deadlock between the farmers and the government still continue over sugarcane price across the country. Three state governments are struggling to...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Case filed against 2 sugar mills in Muzaffarnagar November 27, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: FIRs have been filed against two sugar mills in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday after millers refused to start function despite the government order. The state government has also given ultimatum to other mills after talks between administration and sugar mill association failed. However, the association said that talks have not...
  • Want to protect interests of both sugarcane farmers, mills: Akhilesh Yadav November 22, 2013

    Amidst private sugar millers in UP threatening not to start crushing operations on the recently announced sugarcane price, Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government wanted to ensure that neither the millers nor the growers faced any problems. "The government is trying to strike a balance under which sugar...