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Sunday, December 08, 2019



Sugar production plunges 54 per cent to 18.85 lakh tonne in October-November

December 03, 2019 4:37 pm

"Sugar production till November 30, 2019 in the current 2019-20 sugar season is 18.85 lakh tonne, which was 40.69 lakh tonne last year on November 30, 2018," Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

Government gives three months more till December for export of last year's balance sugar quota

November 11, 2019 4:42 pm

Mills were able to export about 3.8 million tonne of sugar during the 2018-19 marketing year (October-September) due to depressed market conditions, against the target of 5 million tonne under the Minimum Indicative Export Quota (MIEQ) scheme.

Try these tricks on hiccups that won't stop

October 29, 2019 12:09 pm

When our diaphragm contracts and spasms suddenly, closing our vocal cords momentarily, we start having hiccups.

Even naturally sweet drinks may increase diabetes risk: Study

October 07, 2019 9:08 am

The study looked at 22-26 years' worth of data from more than 1,92,000 men and women participating in three long-term studies.

From chocolates to yogurt: Does 'sugar-free' mean 'no sugar'

July 21, 2019 8:36 am

Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that the body converts into glucose and uses for energy. But the effect on the body and your overall health depends on the type of sugar you are consuming.

'Parents should give less sugar, more vegetables and bitter flavours in baby food'

June 28, 2019 11:10 am

Consumption of added sugar can lead to weight gain. It is also known to be one of the leading causes of tooth decay in kids. So, researchers are recommending parents to prevent kids from developing a sweet tooth.

Govt may provide subsidised sugar to 16 crore additional families under PDS

June 03, 2019 1:47 pm

The distribution of additional foodgrains through the PDS is being considered as state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) is saddled with wheat and rice stock. With some foodgrains stock kept in open space, the FCI is under pressure to clear stock before the monsoon season starts.

Pune: Sugar production likely to fall next season, but prices may hold steady

May 12, 2019 3:31 am

While Lok Sabha elections have dominated headlines in the last couple of months, shifting the focus from drought-hit regions, the situation on the ground remains bleak.

India produces 32.11 million tonnes of sugar in October-April; to hit new record

May 03, 2019 4:11 pm

In the other parts of the country, including Maharashtra and Karnataka also, the sugar recovery is better than last year, though not as high as it achieved in north India.

'Sugar rush' may be a myth: Study

April 08, 2019 4:47 pm

The researchers found that sugar consumption has virtually no effect on mood, regardless of how much sugar is consumed or whether people engage in demanding activities after taking it.


Why we should think twice before indulging in that chocolate cake

February 17, 2015 2:36 pm

Sugar can be addictive, but its excessive consumption can cause health problems. So, as much as you can, avoid a sugar glut!

8 steps: How to adopt sugar-free diet in your lifestyle

November 22, 2014 11:48 am

There is plenty of sugar in disguise which you may not account for. Here are some tips to make your transition to a sugar-free diet easier. (Text: Ishi Khosla)

6 ways: How to stop your sugar craving

November 11, 2014 3:08 pm

Experts from the fields of nutrition and fitness say there are ways of reducing sugar craving, reports (Text: IANS)