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3 days ago
Congress to get 1 mn signatures on memo of Kerala farmers' problems

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said it will get one million signatures on a memorandum to be sent to the state and central governments, demanding immediate relief on 15 burning issues faced by farmers in Kerala. Congress state President M.M. Hassan told reporters that the party will organise a series of Farmers Get Togethers across the state with the inaugural f...

3 days ago
Nine Chhattisgarh officials suspended over cow deaths

Raipur, Aug 19 (IANS) In the wake of the uproar over the death of 250 cows in Durg and Bemetra districts of Chhattisgarh, nine officials of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry department have been suspended and issued show-cause notices, officials said on Saturday. The departmental action came after a report on the deaths was submitted by Agriculture Department's Director S.K. Pandey on...

4 days ago
Kharif crop sown over 976 lakh hectares

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The total area sown under kharif crop as on August 18 stood at 976.34 lakh hectares as against 984.57 lakh hectares at this time last year, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. According to the Ministry, rice has been sown in 341.58 lakh hectares, pulses in 130.68 lakh hectares, coarse cereals in 171.75 lakh hectares, sugarcane in 49.78 lakh hectares, oils se...

6 days ago
Slump in fruits, vegetable export prods government to look at low-cost water transport

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) A slump in the export of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables due to high airfreight charges has prodded the government to explore the cost-effective alternative of water transport to boost the trade and give Indian products an edge over their competitors in the international market. In order to fine-tune the export strategy, the Agriculture and P...

6 days ago
More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S.Korea

Seoul, Aug 17 (IANS) Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it has detected fipronil-contaminated eggs in five farms, while eggs from 18 other farms have been found to contain bifenthrin and other pesticides, reports Efe news. The latest...

6 days ago
Nod for raising extra budgetary resources for pending irrigation projects

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBRs) of up to Rs 9,020 crore by NABARD through bonds for concessional lending for 99 ongoing irrigation projects. Briefing reporters after a Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a large number of major and medium irrigation projects taken up under Accelerated I...

6 days ago
US varsity to train 10,000 Americans for Infosys jobs

Bengaluru, Aug 16 (IANS) Purdue University in Indiana state of the US will train about 10,000 Americans whom Indian software major Infosys Ltd would hire over the next two years, said the university on Wednesday. We are entering a five-year agreement with Infosys on Thursday to provide classes and train 10,000 American youth whom Infosys will hire, said Purdue in a statement from West La...

6 days ago
Food grains output estimated at 275.68 million tonnes

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Total food grains output for the country during 2016-17 is estimated to be at a record 275.68 million tonnes, the Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday. According to the 4th Advance Estimates, this year's production is higher by 10.64 million tonnes, about 4 per cent above the previous record production of 265 million tonnes in 2013-14. The current year...

7 days ago
Government approves Rs 9,020 for Long Term Irrigation Fund

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved raising Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) by Rs 9,020 crore for Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF) for year 2018-19 through issuance of bonds by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). As per a release, LTIF seeks to make loans from the NABARD attractive for states at the rate of 6 per cent per annum in or...

7 days ago
Andhra boy rescued from borewell after 11 hours

Vijayawada, Aug 16 (IANS) A two-year-old boy, who fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, was rescued after an 11-hour long operation, police said on Wednesday. Chandrasekhar, who fell in the the abandoned borewell around 5 p.m. on Tuesday was brought out alive by the rescue workers around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The boy was stuck at a depth of 15 feet. He sustaine...

7 days ago
Two-year-old falls in Andhra borewell, rescue efforts on

Vijayawada, Aug 15 (IANS) A two-year-old child fell into a borewell in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Tuesday afternoon and efforts were continuing late in the evening to rescue him, police said. After the boy, Chandrasekhar, fell into the abandoned borewell in Ummadivaram village in Vinukonda 'mandal', personnel of the National Disaster Response Force, police and other rescue worke...

8 days ago
Protesters pull down Confederate statue in US state

Washington, Aug 15 (IANS) A peaceful demonstration organised to stand in solidarity with the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, took a turn when protesters toppled a Confederate statue in the US state of North Carolina, the media reported. Demonstrators on Monday gathered at the old Durham County courthouse around the Confederate Soldiers Monument, reports CNN. The monument,...

8 days ago
Pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in S. Korea

Seoul, Aug 15 (IANS) South Korea has detected eggs contaminated with the pesticide fipronil and has momentarily banned egg products from all farms with over 3,000 hens, authorities announced on Tuesday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs revealed that some eggs from a farm in Namyangju, east of Seoul, were found to contain the pesticide, reports Efe news. It is u...

8 days ago
President end address with 'Vande Mataram'

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a first, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday ended his maiden address as the first citizen to the nation on the eve of the 71st Independence Day with Vande Mataram, preceded by Jai Hind. Kovind's two immediate predecessors -- Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Devisingh Patil -- would conclude their Independence Day eve addresses with Jai Hind. In another f...

11 days ago
True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946. I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will become such a chaotic and corrupt country and whether his sacrifice was in vain? We started...

11 days ago
True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946. I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will become such a chaotic and corrupt country and whether his sacrifice was in vain? We started...

11 days ago
True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946. I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will become such a chaotic and corrupt country and whether his sacrifice was in vain? We started...

11 days ago
True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946. I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will become such a chaotic and corrupt country and whether his sacrifice was in vain? We started...

11 days ago
True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946. I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will become such a chaotic and corrupt country and whether his sacrifice was in vain? We started...

11 days ago
True independence means a sustainable, holistic India

My father went to jail in the 1942 Quit India movement. He was interned for 2.5 years in Delhi and Lucknow jails and was released in 1946. I often used to ask him whether he and hundreds and thousands of Indians like him who sacrificed their lives for India's independence ever thought that it will become such a chaotic and corrupt country and whether his sacrifice was in vain? We started...

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