Modi treats Xi to Gujarati hospitality as Ladakh stand off continues
Sep 18, 2014 at 07:09 | Source:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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...
Indian firm unveils solar powered micro irrigation system in Sweden
Sep 04, 2014 at 13:18 | Source:
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...
Crisis hits India's small loans industry
Aug 28, 2014 at 17:47 | Source:
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...
RBI planning to introduce plastic currency notes next year
Aug 22, 2014 at 15:57 | Source:
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:
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...
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:
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...
Congress tries to corner government on GM crops issue
Aug 08, 2014 at 15:45 | Source:
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:
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....