May 13, 2008 / 4:50 AM / 11 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - India Commodity News - May 13

MUMBAI, May 13 (Reuters) - Indian newspapers carried the following stories in their print or Web editions on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

ECONOMIC TIMES (www.economictimes.com)

*Maize prices are up 6.5 percent from a year ago despite a bumper crop because of continuing exports.

FINANCIAL EXPRESS (www.financialexpress.com)

*Bidis contains much less tobacco than cigarettes, but it delivers far more nicotine and toxic substances, a study done by the Union Health and Welfare ministry said. Bidis are small hand-rolled leaf wrapped tobacco products and bidi smoking is common in South-Asia.

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