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2 days ago
Ease of business? GM research firms look abroad as tighter norms threaten at home

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) While India has climbed 30 rungs in the World Bank's ease-of-doing-business ladder and Moody's has raised the country's credit rating because of its reform push, for the agri-biotechnology industry the degree of difficulty has increased to such an extent that even home-bred companies are either relocating or expanding their research presence abroad. We have incre...

9 days ago
Ranji Trophy: Wins for Jammu & Kashmir, Vidarbha

Jamshedpur, Nov 12 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir defeated Jharkhand while Vidarbha registered a win against Bengal in their respective groups on the final day on Sunday of the fifth round in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. In Group B, Jammu & Kashmir rode on a five-wicket haul from captain Parvez Rasool (5/99) and Aamir Aziz Sofi (5/63) to bundle out Jharkhand for 243 runs in the s...

10 days ago
Ranji Trophy: Chattisgarh outshine Himachal in style

Dharamsala, Nov 11 (IANS) Chattisgarh registered their maiden win of the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy season with a bonus point after thrashing Himachal Pradesh by an innings and 114 runs at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. After Chhattisgarh posted 456 in their first innings to secure a 281-run lead, Himachal were bowled out for a meagre 167 in their second dig...

10 days ago
Ranji Trophy: Pujara helps Saurashtra take massive lead

Rajkot, Nov 10 (IANS) India top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a successive double hundred but helped Saurashtra post a commendable 570 against Gujarat in the first innings of their Group B Ranji Trophy tie here on Friday. Pujara (182) stitched together a 253-run stand for the second wicket along with fellow overnight centurion Snell Patel (156) as Gujarat's 17-year old le...

11 days ago
Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha batsman Aditya survives head injury scare

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Vidarbha middle-order batsman Aditya Sarwate survived a major head injury scare on Friday while batting against Bengal in a round five Group D Ranji Trophy game as a rising delivery struck his head forcing him to leave the field for some time. Sarwate was batting on 60 at the Bengal Cricket Academy Ground in Kalyani when debutant Ishan Porel's delivery struck his h...

3 months ago
Finally, Maharashtra farmers get promised aid

Pune, July 27 (IANS) Public sector banks in Maharashtra have finally started disbursing the emergency aid of Rs 10,000 - promised by the state government on June 11 - for the eligible nine million farmers, a top official said on Thursday. The work has begun in full swing after a meeting of the Bankers Committee last week. Till now, around 7,000 farmers have been given Rs 10,000. We are c...

4 months ago
SC blocks BCCI ex-chief Srinivasan, Shah from BCCI SGM

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday blocked former BCCI President N. Srinivasan and former Secretary Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Body Meeting (SGM) of the board, scheduled for July 26, as it directed that only office-bearers of the state associations will be participating in the meeting. The apex court indicated that it may consider the plea against...

4 months ago
State panel raps Fadnavis government for delay in financial aid to farmers

Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state-government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 'immediate relief' as part of a farm loans waiver scheme announced to protesting farmers over a month ago. The Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) Chairman Kishore Tiwari has said that con...

4 months ago
Panel demands accountability for delay over farm loan waivers

Nagpur, July 22 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, a state government panel on Saturday questioned the massive delays in disbursing Rs 10,000 immediate relief as part of a comprehensive farm loans waiver scheme, announced over a month ago. Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalambi Mission (VNSSM) chairman Kishore Tiwari has said that contrary to claims made by th...

4 months ago
Vidarbha farm widows get aid from Mumbai NGO

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) The Grand Maratha Foundation has extended aid for a community project designed to help farmers' widows in Pandharkawda in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, an official said here on Tuesday. The project, 'Dal Mill and Packaging Unit' costing around Rs 2.50 million, will provide livelihood to more than 200 widows in the targeted areas, said Kishore Tiwari, chairman of ...

5 months ago
NFNS backs Gorkhaland demand, calls for creation of Vidarbha, Bundelkhand

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Extending its support to the ongoing agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland, the National Federation for New States (NFNS) on Saturday demanded the creation of Vidarbha and Bundelkhand besides other new states. The problems in Gorkhaland, Vidarbha, Bundelkhand or Bodoland, Tripura land and Purvanchal have only one solution. And that is the creation of thes...

5 months ago
Government approach to GM tech is emotion-based, says Mahyco

Jalna (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS) With a decision to allow commercial cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard pending, a top executive of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), that has developed several GM crops, said its concern was that the government's approach towards GM technology was more emotion-based than fact-based. Government's policies have been very mixed. The...

5 months ago
Farm loan waiver a relief, not a solution: Sainath

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Veteran journalist P. Sainath on Sunday described farm loan waiver as a relief but not a solution to agrarian crisis and accused the Modi government of not fulfilling its poll promise of implementing M.S. Swaminathan's recommendations. It is very important to understand that the protests across the country by the farmers is not about loans or loan waivers as the...

5 months ago
Approving GM Mustard would be wrong decision: Ex-Cabinet Secretary

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Had we been aware of the ill-effects of the Bt Cotton, we would never have approved it, said T.S.R. Subramanian, who had recommended the Genetically Modified (GM) variety of cotton for commercial cultivation as Textile Secretary in the 1990s. In the wake of possible approval to GM Mustard variety called Dhara Mustard Hybrid 11 after a green signal by the Genetic...

5 months ago
Mercury to rise in north India, no heat waves though

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Barmer and Jaisalmer in Rajasthan were the hottest places across the country on Saturday, said the weather office, which forecast slight rise in temperature in entire north India, including Delhi, over the next three-four days. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), however, predicted that there would be no heat wave for the next five days despite slight ris...

5 months ago
Violence mars Maharashtra farmers' strike, markets deserted

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Several incidents of violence marred the start on Thursday of an unprecedented, indefinite strike by over half a million farmers in Maharashtra in support of various demands, including the long-pending loan waiver package. In several parts of the state, transport vehicles and some police vehicles were pelted with stones and at least one tempo suspected of carrying f...

5 months ago
Violence mars Maharashtra farmers' strike, markets deserted

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Several incidents of violence marred the start on Thursday of an unprecedented, indefinite strike by over half a million farmers in Maharashtra in support of various demands, including the long-pending loan waiver package. In several parts of the state, transport vehicles and some police vehicles were pelted with stones and at least one tempo suspected of carrying f...

5 months ago
Violence mars Maharashtra farmers' strike, markets deserted

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Several incidents of violence marred the start on Thursday of an unprecedented, indefinite strike by over half a million farmers in Maharashtra in support of various demands, including the long-pending loan waiver package. In several parts of the state, transport vehicles and some police vehicles were pelted with stones and at least one tempo suspected of carrying f...

5 months ago
Violence mars Maharashtra farmers' strike, markets deserted

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Several incidents of violence marred the start on Thursday of an unprecedented, indefinite strike by over half a million farmers in Maharashtra in support of various demands, including the long-pending loan waiver package. In several parts of the state, transport vehicles and some police vehicles were pelted with stones and at least one tempo suspected of carrying f...

5 months ago
Violence mars Maharashtra farmers' strike, markets deserted

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Several incidents of violence marred the start on Thursday of an unprecedented, indefinite strike by over half a million farmers in Maharashtra in support of various demands, including the long-pending loan waiver package. In several parts of the state, transport vehicles and some police vehicles were pelted with stones and at least one tempo suspected of carrying f...

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