The future of Indian coconut farming depends on what's grown between palms
Aug 26, 2015 at 19:54 | Source:
Upar ki kamayi, is one of the attractions of a government job for those who believe public service is a privilege that must reflect opportunity cost. For them salary is for saving and the extra income is for spending. It is a flippant analogy that ap...
Nepalis spend third night in open as earthquake toll passes 4,000
Apr 28, 2015 at 09:12 | Source:
Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis spent another night in the open on Monday after a massive quake which killed more than 4,000, as officials warned the final toll could rise sharply once rescuers reach cut-off areas.With fears rising of food and water...
Two Ghanaians in court over 6 tonne cocaine bust | Reuters
Apr 16, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
ACCRA (Reuters) - Two Ghanaian businessmen appeared in court in Accra on Wednesday accused of conspiring to import nearly 6 tonnes of cocaine from Bolivia, one of the biggest recorded cocaine seizures linked to West Africa. Authorities in Bolivia sei...
India's poor rapeseed output to push cooking oil imports up
Mar 17, 2015 at 00:30 | Source:
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's rapeseed output could fall 12 percent from a year ago to 5.74 million tonnes in 2014/15, the latest update from Solvent Extractors' Association of India (SEA), an industry body, showed on Monday.A lower output of the hig...
Chinese police arrest 110 for selling 'contaminated pork'
Jan 12, 2015 at 19:02 | Source:
Chinese police have arrested more than 110 people suspected of selling pork and other products from diseased pigs. They were part of a network which had been buying pigs which died from illnesses from farms at low prices since 2008, the Ministry of P...
Thieves fry Kenya's power grid to cook fast food
Dec 27, 2014 at 22:30 | Source:
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The morning scene is increasingly routine for Kenyans. When it's time to start the day, the power is already out. Somewhere nearby, the shell of a wrecked electrical transformer lies on its side underneath the p...
Import duty on edible oil up 5%
Dec 26, 2014 at 03:52 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, Dec. 25 (PTI): The government has hiked the import duty on both crude and refined edible oil by 5 per cent to protect the interest of domestic farmers and oil processors amid a fall in global prices. The move may lead to a rise in retail ...
Cuba caught between optimism and concern as relations with US thaw
Dec 19, 2014 at 13:51 | Source:
Havana: The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings.On the first full ...