Farmers' group to protest at Maharashtra CM's Nagpur residence on Saturday
Nov 28, 2014 at 15:19 | Source:
Nagpur: After failing to get assurance from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over adequate compensation for their damaged crop, the Shetkari Sanghatana, a farmers group, on Friday decided to go ahead with their agitation and hold a sit-in...
Mahyco picks up 60% stake in Zimbabwean seed firm Quton
Nov 24, 2014 at 18:00 | Source:
Quton is the largest cotton seed company in Africa with presence in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania. Leading agri-biotech company Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco) today said it has acquired 60 per cent interest in a Zimbabwe-based seed&nbs...
Nitin Gadkari adopts Pachgaon village under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna
Nov 24, 2014 at 15:10 | Source:
Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has adopted Pachgaon village of the district under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'.Gadkari adopted Pachgaon village in Umrer taluka, about 15 kms from Nagpur city, last evening where he was accorded a warm welcome ...
Maharashtra farmers to hold sit-in at Fadnavis' Nagpur house on 30 Nov
Nov 21, 2014 at 13:46 | Source:
Nagpur: The Shetkari Sanghatana has decided to hold a sit-in in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' residence in Nagpur in Dharampeth on 30 November to press for relief to distressed farmers.Hundreds of farmers from Vidarbha and Ma...
No differences within NCP over support to BJP govt, says Supriya Sule
Nov 20, 2014 at 19:18 | Source:
Mumbai: Asserting that there were no differences in the party over its decision to extend outside support to the BJP government in Maharashtra, NCP MP Supriya Sule on Thursdaydenied that she had reservations about the party's stand.Some reports on Th...
Burkina Faso names army colonel Zida as prime minister
Nov 20, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's transitional government named Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister on Wednesday, four days after he restored the country's constitution under pressure from the African Union and the West.Zida declared...
Australia and China seal major free trade deal
Nov 17, 2014 at 14:17 | Source:
China and Australia have sealed a major free trade agreement, as Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare address to parliament in Canberra. The deal, the result of a decade of talks, will open up markets worth billions of dollars, Canberra says. It ...
Sterilisation botch up: FDA seals drug unit in Raipur
Nov 13, 2014 at 18:42 | Source:
Raipur: The durg controlling authority in Chhattisgarh on Thursday raided and sealed a unit of an antibiotic manufacturing company here, whose product was used in sterilisation camps in Bilaspur district where 13 women died and several others fell il...
Headaches ahead for Obama as Republicans take control of US Senate
Nov 05, 2014 at 10:23 | Source:
Republicans won control of the US Senate, capturing seats from Democrats in elections Tuesday shaped by deep voter discontent with President Barack Obama.With Republicans retaining their majority in the House of Representatives, Obama will spend his ...
Pryor loses in Ark. as GOP bids for Senate control
Nov 05, 2014 at 08:00 | Source:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas lost his seat Tuesday to a freshman House Republican, putting the GOP a step closer to its goal of controlling the Senate for the first time in eight years. Rep. Tom Cotton's ...
World's stateless people: Where do people with no country go?
Nov 04, 2014 at 12:52 | Source:
London: At least 10 million people are not recognised as nationals by any country. The United Nations launched a campaign on Tuesday to end statelessness within a decade. Here are examples from around the world.Myanmar: The Rohingya from western Myan...
Army clears protesters, fires warning shots in Burkina Faso
Nov 03, 2014 at 00:45 | Source:
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's army cleared thousands of protesters from the capital and fired warning shots at state TV headquarters on Sunday as it sought to tighten its grip on power following the resignation of President Blaise Compaore t...
"One game too far" - the downfall of Burkina Faso's president
Nov 02, 2014 at 19:45 | Source:
DAKAR (Reuters) - In the build-up to this past week's mass protests in Burkina Faso that ended Blaise Compaore's 27-year rule, statesmen from French President Francois Hollande to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent him messages with increa...
Burkina Faso: Prez steps down, two different military leaders stake claim
Nov 01, 2014 at 10:30 | Source:
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending his 27-year reign and sparking a struggle in the military for control of the West African country.An ...
Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter
Oct 31, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighbouring Turkey....
Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence
Oct 31, 2014 at 06:30 | Source:
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after elections, rejecting opposition calls for him to step down immediately following a day of vi...
Protesters demand Burkina Faso president quit, burn parliament
Oct 31, 2014 at 00:45 | Source:
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters demanding the ousting of Burkina Faso's veteran President Blaise Compaore faced off with security forces outside the presidential palace after burning parliament and ransacking state television ...