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Modi treats Xi to Gujarati hospitality as Ladakh stand off continues

Sep 18, 2014 at 07:09 | Source: FirstPost

Ahmedabad: India and China today signedthree-Gujarat specific pacts shortly after Chinese PresidentXi Jinping commenced his three-day visit to the country fromthe home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The state authorities rolled out the red car...

Delayed retreat of monsoon rains to start this weekend

Sep 18, 2014 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's monsoon season is set to enter its withdrawal phase by this weekend after a late surge in rainfall delayed the retreat by a fortnight, a senior weather official said, boosting output prospects for summer crops.Usually, t...

Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India

Sep 17, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

MULTAN Pakistan (Reuters) - Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives."Indi...

Alert in Multan as Pakistan flood river peaks

Sep 12, 2014 at 17:37 | Source: BBC

Pakistan's Multan city and surrounding areas in Punjab province are on high alert as the Chenab river continues to surge south at extremely high levels. Punjab government authorities are taking measures to protect two crucial bridges in the dist...

India Topples China as World Leader in This Area

Sep 12, 2014 at 14:00 | Source: NDTV Profit

New York: India will be the world's No. 1 cotton grower this year, ousting China from the top spot for the first time in over 30 years, the US government said on Thursday. If the projections by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) are accu...

Bilateral Business Boost: Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India likely to break trade deficit

Sep 10, 2014 at 06:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Chinese premier Xi Jinping's visit to India next week will see the signing of purchase agreements between companies in the two countries besides the announcement of an investment of more than $7 billion in industrial parks in Maharashtra ...

Indian firm unveils solar powered micro irrigation system in Sweden

Sep 04, 2014 at 13:18 | Source: FirstPost

Bangalore: Jain Irrigation Limited Wednesday unveiled its integrated solar powered micro irrigation system for small farmers at the World Water Week 2014 being held in Stockholm, Sweden."As our solar powered micro irrigation system ensures power...

100 days of Modi sarkar: RSS to give PM a breather, no meddling in govt for a year

Aug 31, 2014 at 13:40 | Source: FirstPost

After Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India, there were extensivenewsreports about how thesweeping victory in the 2014 general elections was more avictory forthe Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) thathad left no stone unturned in ensu...

100 days of Modi sarkar: RSS to give PM a breather, no meddling in policy for a year

Aug 31, 2014 at 12:49 | Source: FirstPost

After Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India, there were extensivenewsreports about how thesweeping victory in the 2014 general elections was more avictory forthe Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) thathad left no stone unturned in ensu...

Crisis hits India's small loans industry

Aug 28, 2014 at 17:47 | Source: BBC

About a year ago, says Vijay Mahajan, he predicted that India's roaring private micro-finance industry would hit the buffers. As the head of a network of private micro-finance companies, Mr Mahajan has seen the industry pick up at a frenzied pa...

Take pro-poor stand & promote GM crops to provide food security to growing population: ASSOCHAM plea to Centre

Aug 23, 2014 at 00:52 | Source: Assocham

Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today urged the Central Government to continue allowing research in crop biotechnology (BT) and simultaneously identify areas to develop a more strong regulatory system for India to become global food hub. There is a need...

RBI planning to introduce plastic currency notes next year

Aug 22, 2014 at 15:57 | Source: Economic Times

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to introduce plastic currency notes next year on a pilot basis and improve security features to defeat the efforts of counterfeiters. It also aims to set up a national bill payments system that coul...

Assocham for field trials in GM crops, says will help increase production

Aug 22, 2014 at 15:55 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Industry body Assocham has pitched for allowing field trials in biotechnology (BT) crops, terming it as a 'pro-poor' step that will help in raising food production to feed the country's rising population.On 18 July, the Genetic Engineering...

Lapse in monsoon leaves India's grain bowls high and dry; may impact food output, prices

Aug 21, 2014 at 09:37 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The monsoon has almost vanished from the grain bowls of northern, western and central India, where some regions received no rainfall in recent days while many got barely 2-10% of normal, reviving risk to farm output and prices. Rainfall ha...

Jain Irrigation targets east

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Aug. 17: Jain Irrigation Systems is looking to grow at 20 per cent annually, benefiting one million farmers every year over the next five years. The company is upbeat on account of its expansion efforts and new crops that will be adopted ove...

Export growth slows in July

Aug 15, 2014 at 03:47 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 14: Exports grew 7.33 per cent to $27.72 billion in July, after registering a double-digit growth for two consecutive months. Imports rose 4.25 per cent to $39.95 billion. Trade deficit narrowed down to $12.22 billion in July from $1...

VSF halved Grasim's fortunes compared to Ultratech

Aug 14, 2014 at 13:12 | Source: Economic Times

Ever wondered a parent company trading at half the value of its subsidiary? Grasim Industries, which holds over 60 per cent in Ultra-Tech Cement, is. Its market capitalisation of Rs30,280 crore is less than half of the cement major's market capitalis...

Yudh week 4: Big B tries to kill his clown, Yudh's wife is shot, still no Nawazuddin

Aug 08, 2014 at 16:12 | Source: FirstPost

Genius, they say, lies in the details. So this week, while watching Yudh, I decided to look not just at the big picture, but also the nitty gritty that may have escaped casual viewers.So Yudhs current wife is lying under a thick duvet, sulking. When ...

Congress tries to corner government on GM crops issue

Aug 08, 2014 at 15:45 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Government today asked members in Rajya Sabha to wait for the Supreme Court decision on GM crops as Congress tried to corner it on the issue during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha citing objections from RSS and BMS. "The question is not abou...

Cotton cultivation likely to cover more acreage this year

Aug 07, 2014 at 02:07 | Source: Economic Times

PUNE: India may end up with a higher cotton cultivation area this year than last as farmers from top cotton-growing states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh have already covered the normal area, with sowing operations on in many places....

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