AGRI-BIZ & COMMODITIES
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AP CM releases 26 hybrid crops
The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, has released 26 new improved and hybrids of crops developed by the Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University. The latest release took the total number of varieties and ...
`Super' row over Basmati in the making
Islamabad might take a trade defence measure in the form of developing Indian Pusa basmati.
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Monsoon components falling apart
Major monsoon components have started disintegrating in anticipation of the system entering a confirmed weak phase during the next 24-48 hours. Of these, the feeble low-level jet over the Arabian Sea and the poorly developed monsoon trough ...
Trawl ban from June 15: Cabinet
New law to regulate pvt professional colleges
Centre rules out rubber export ban
'No tinkering with imports, exports'
Panic sales hit spot rubber
The morning session witnessed a selling spree in spot market as overseas rubber futures were slightly weak on opening. Later the prices recovered partially as TOCOM and other leading international commodity markets finished in green on renewed ...
Nod for STC to export 1.5 lakh t sugar
Subject to same norms as applicable to ISEC
GOLD & SILVER
Gold, silver decline further
Precious metals fell further on the local bullion market on Wednesday on increased offerings by stockists amid weak overseas market. Standard gold prices were down Rs 160 at Rs 9,300 per 10 gm from Rs 9,460 per kg. Pure gold (99.99 fineness) ...
Nandan opens facility at Icrisat ASP
Nandan Biomatrix Ltd has opened a research and development, process and formulation and biodiesel facility at the Agri-Science Park (ASP) of ICRISAT. Dr William Dar, Director-General of ICRISAT, said Nandan Biomatrix' decision ...
OILSEEDS & EDIBLE OIL
RBD palmolein rules weak
RBD palmolein and crude soya oil ruled weak on the edible oil market on Wednesday on lack of continued buying interest. Imported crude soya oil was down Re 1 at Rs 381 per 10 kg. Castor oil commercial grade was up Re 1 at Rs 324 per 10 kg. ...
NECC plea to poultry sector
The National Egg Co-ordination Committee (NECC) has urged poultry farmers to buy only the minimum requirement of maize to meet immediate needs and not resort to panic buying. In a press release here, it said the Centre had agreed ...
SPICES & CONDIMENTS
Pepper futures improve on buying support
The processors were buying June delivery and offering to investors. NCDEX delivered at prices below spot, which has activated the market pushing up the futures prices. Overseas enquiries were absent as the international players who have seen ...
EXPORTS & IMPORTS
Rice exports gather pace as Pak runs out of stocks
African buyers, however, cautious not to over-build
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