RICE

  • Haryana Basmati rice farmers unhappy as price falls, blame both BJP and Congress October 14, 2014

    Narnaund: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be a hit amongst the city dwellers but for the farmers in Haryana's Narnaund, he is a man whose 'pro-trader' policies are eating up their only source of income. Ugalan village in Narnaund is predominantly a farming community. As the election fever reaches its peak,...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda writes to Modi on problems of rice growing farmers September 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi drawing his attention to "heavy losses" being suffered by farmers in the state due to the "sudden drop" in the purchase price of rice. In the letter, Hooda pointed out that the scanty rainfall...
  • J&K floods: Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for relief September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Collections in the rice bucket challenge, as part of the "Joy of Giving" "Daan Utsav" week that began here Friday, will be donated for relief measures in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir, an organiser said Friday. The Kolkata citizens' initiative is urging residents to take up the rice bucket challenge at...
  • 'India's farm subsidy well below WTO cap of 10 pc' September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's farm subsidies are well below the WTO's cap of 10 per cent and the developed world should move ahead with finding a permanent solution for stock piling of grains for food security purposes, an official said. According to a WTO filing, India has given a total farm subsidy...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: She did not like the idea of an individual pouring icecold water on the head and challenging others to do so; or donate to a charity; and hence came out with a simple idea of donating rice to help the poor and needy. When Manju Latha Kalanidhi, 38, donated a...
  • Narayanasamy alleges malpractices in free rice scheme September 6, 2014

    Puducherry: Former Union Minister of State and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged "malpractices" in the implementation of free rice scheme by the AINRC Government and demanded a CBI probe. Inaugurating a demonstration by party workers condemning the government's "failure" to measure up to the people's expectations in...
  • Rice Bucket Challenge a hit at Ganesha pandals August 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Rice Bucket Challengem started by a Hyderabad journalist seems to be taking the world by storm. In 5 days, its official Facebook page has got more than 50,000 likes. Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with a difference, people in Hyderabad are taking this challenge to help the needy. After making its...
  • Priyanka Chopra supports the unique rice bucket challenge August 27, 2014

    Priyanka Chopra has lent her support to the unique rice bucket challenge. She does not support the ice bucket challenge considering the water crisis in India. ...
  • Hyderabad woman who launched Rice Bucket Challenge seeks your support August 26, 2014

    Inspired by the ongoing "Ice Bucket' Challenge", a journalist from Hyderabad Manjulatha Kalanidhi is running a campaign called the "Rice Bucket Challenge". It urges people to donate a bucket full of rice to the poor and the campaign is fast gaining support across India. CNNIBN asks people from across the...
  • Hyderabad woman starts 'Rice Bucket Challenge' to help the poor August 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: Inspired by the ongoing "Ice Bucket' Challenge", a journalist from Hyderabad Manjulatha Kalanidhi is running a campaign called the "Rice Bucket Challenge". It urges people to donate a bucket full of rice to the poor and the campaign is fast gaining support across India. The "Rice Bucket challenge" has gone...
  • This isn't a parody: These Indians have already taken the Rice Bucket Challenge a 'Desi Challenge for Desi Needs' August 25, 2014

    It isn't very tough to go viral on social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge was introduced to spread awareness about the ALS and raise money for research to cure the neurodegenerative disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media August 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what is raging in India. In a bid to help the poor, Hyderabadbased Manju Kalanidhi has sparked off the latest trend a Facebook initiative, called an Indian version for Indian needs that...
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon July 21, 2014

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • Punjab government slashes cess on purchase of basmati June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Wednesday said that it has decided to slash the cess levied on the purchase of basmati from 0.25 to 0.10 per cent. The money collected through this cess is meant for cancer and drug deaddiction treatment (CADA) fund. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal took the decision...
  • Zoo animals get coolers, special diet to beat the heat May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Providing animals with desert coolers, special pools to wallow in, waterrich diet of fruits like watermelon and electrolyte fluids are some of the special steps taken by the Delhi zoo authorities to bring relief from the searing heat. Apart from special arrangements in their enclosures, significant changes in...
  • Ousted Thailand PM indicted over rice subsidy programme May 8, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand's antigraft commission indicted ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday on charges of dereliction of duty in overseeing a widely criticized rice subsidy program, a day after a court forced her from office. Yingluck was accused of allowing the rice program, a flagship policy of her administration, to proceed...
  • German to make documentary on Bihar farmer March 1, 2014

    A German has come all the way to a village in Bihar's Nalanda district to make a documentary on a farmer who set a paddy cultivation record. "We are here to shoot a documentary film on life of Sumant Kumar, his farming technique and lifestyle," said Munich-based journalist Vetina Vez, who...
  • Police seize 68 rice sacks of PDS being taken for illegal sale December 28, 2013

    Police on Friday seized 68 sacks of rice of Public Distribution system taken for illegal sale in market in Bihar's Nawada district. On a tip off, the police stopped a tractor laden with 68 sacks of rice taken to market for illegal sale, police sources said. The tractor driver was arrested while...
  • Gujarat riots no longer an issue, left the past behind: Condoleezza Rice December 10, 2013

    Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate this week, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said, "I think we have put behind us the past and we have established the foundation for the future and now it's a matter of pursuing on a consistent basis at all levels in...
  • US will work with Narendra Modi if he becomes PM: Condoleezza Rice December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party, riding high on its victory in the recent assembly elections, has more reason to cheer. In a major boost to BJP Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice claimed the Gujarat riots were no longer an issue and the US...
  • IndiaUS share a common goal of curbing terrorism, Condoleezza Rice December 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Former US secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assured India that the United States is together with India in its demand for bringing an end to terrorism. "There is no justification of taking innocent lives. IndiaUS share a common goal of curbing terrorism," she said. Speaking at the HT Leadership...
  • Obama aims to make partnership with India more transformative: US November 21, 2013

    Washington: United States and India have developed a "valued global partnership" over the past one decade and US President Barack Obama aims to make the next decade even more transformative, a top presidential aide has said. "By 2030, India is projected to have the largest population of any country in the...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi special: How to make modaks September 8, 2013

    Mumbai: On this auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, CNN-IBN correspondent Priya Hingorani paid a visit to Aswaad sweet shop in Dadar, Mumbai. Traditionally, Modaks are rice dumplings stuffed with jaggery and coconut mix, but innovation has brought a whole new range of modaks to offer. Ganpat Rane who has been...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on September 27 August 21, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 27, during which they will chart a course to enhance bilateral ties and defence cooperation. The announcement came after National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon met his US counterpart Susan Rice and US Defence Secretary Chuck...
  • 'Anna Bhagya' scheme launched; set to drain state budget with Rs 4,000 cr July 10, 2013

    Bangalore: Two months into power, the Congress kept its poll sop with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launching the Anna Bhagya scheme. Although, the scheme is costing the government over rupees 4,000 crore, the government is already thinking of adding variety to its free meals. "Though we are giving out rice, there is...
  • Karnataka launches Anna Bhagya scheme for BPL families July 10, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress government of Karnataka has started the Anna Bhagya scheme from Wednesday under which 30 kg of rice per month will be given to BPL (below poverty line) families across the state from today at Re 1 per kg. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced the scheme after taking...
  • Congress to expose Odisha's rice subsidy scheme July 3, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Congress' Odisha unit on Tuesday said it will launch a state wide campaign from July 11 against the Biju Janata Dal government over the "irregularities" in the subsidized rice scheme in the state. Party unit president Jayadeb Jena said the Naveen Patnaik government has claimed to be providing 25...
  • Susan Rice joins White House as National Security Advisor July 2, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's confidant Susan Rice, the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, has joined the White House as the National Security Advisor. Rice (48), who replaces Tom Donilon, would be the top advisor to President Obama on all national security and foreign policies. "Truly honoured to...
  • Obama names outspoken Susan Rice as his security adviser June 6, 2013

    Washington: Defying Republican critics, President Barack Obama named outspoken diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser on Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in US foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation in the aftermath of the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The appointment, along with...
  • Cong alleges rampant corruption and plunder of BPL rice May 20, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Alleging rampant corruption and plundering of BPL rice, minerals and from gullibles through chitfund during BJD rule in Odisha, Congress on Sunday claimed it would capture power in the next polls by dumping the Naveen Patnaik government in Bay of Bengal. Addressing a function to accord a reception to...