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West Bengal 2016: Why I voted Congress for the first time in life

May 01, 2016 at 08:28 | Source: FirstPost

The first time I voted was in 1977. In the historic post-Emergency Lok Sabha elections that Indira Gandhi had decided to go in for, deluded by intelligence agencies that her wish was still the countrys command. It was hugely exciting, standing in a l...

West Bengal polls: Why I voted Congress for the first time in life

Apr 30, 2016 at 17:06 | Source: FirstPost

The first time I voted was in 1977. In the historic post-Emergency Lok Sabha elections that Indira Gandhi had decided to go in for, deluded by intelligence agencies that her wish was still the countrys command. It was hugely exciting, standing in a l...

Assembly polls: Bengal has history of giving long ropes to governments

Apr 30, 2016 at 16:50 | Source: FirstPost

The first time I voted was in 1977. In the historic post-Emergency Lok Sabha elections that Indira Gandhi had decided to go in for, deluded by intelligence agencies that her wish was still the countrys command. It was hugely exciting, standing in a l...

Plummeting exports: China continues to be a pain in PM Modi's Make in India initiative

Apr 26, 2016 at 15:55 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi:India's overall trade deficit has been improving steadily, narrowing to 5.6 per cent of GDP in the fiscal year ending March 2016. But China continues to be a pain, overriding the Make-in-India theme as our exports to that country continue t...

Trupti Desai, other women activists offer prayers at Trimbakeshwar temple's inner sanctorum

Apr 22, 2016 at 13:09 | Source: FirstPost

Nashik: Gender rights activist Trupti Desai on Friday visited the Trimbakeshwar temple and offered prayers inside the sanctum sanctorum of the popular Lord Shiva shrine here which houses one of the 12 'jyotirlingas'.Desai, along with three of her col...

Marathwada drought: Some measures that could save parched region from recurring drought

Apr 21, 2016 at 14:57 | Source: FirstPost

This Firstpost series thatbegan with highlighting how private water sellers are doing sound business in the midst of severe economic downturn in the water-parched region; the toothless laws, lack of enforcement and ineffective irrigation network whic...

Marathwada's drought: Some measures that could save the parched region from recurring drought

Apr 21, 2016 at 14:57 | Source: FirstPost

This Firstpost series thatbegan with highlighting how private water sellers are doing sound business in the midst of severe economic downturn in the water-parched region; the toothless laws, lack of enforcement and ineffective irrigation network whic...

German experts develop method for better prediction of India's monsoon

Apr 20, 2016 at 22:57 | Source: FirstPost

Berlin: Climate researchers in Germany on Wednesday said they had found a way to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon, which could help maximise the subcontinent's food and hydro-power supplies.Improved forecasts of when the heavy summer rains ...

Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis

Apr 20, 2016 at 19:48 | Source: FirstPost

The protagonist in the 1974 Marathi film Saamna, a sugar baron, tells a minister, "You fix the prices from there. I'll take care of the rest here." The film was among the early representations of the nexus between the sugar lobby and politi...

Trimbakeshwar temple: 200 locals booked for manhandling women activists

Apr 20, 2016 at 19:20 | Source: FirstPost

Nashik: Women activists were allegedly manhandled by a group of locals while they were trying to enter into the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Trimbakeshwar temple on Wednesday, following which the police booked 200 persons.Former president of Trimb...

Trimbakeshwar temple: Cops book 200 locals for manhandling women activists

Apr 20, 2016 at 17:27 | Source: FirstPost

Nashik: Women activists were allegedly manhandled by a group of locals while they were trying to enter into the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Trimbakeshwar temple on Wednesday, following which the police booked 200 persons.Former president of Trimb...

Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes water crisis

Apr 20, 2016 at 16:24 | Source: FirstPost

The protagonist in the 1974 Marathi film Saamna, a sugar baron, tells a minister, "You fix the prices from there. I'll take care of the rest here." The film was among the early representations of the nexus between the sugar lobby and politi...

'Wear wet clothes': Trimbakeshwar temple allows entry of women on one offensive condition

Apr 15, 2016 at 15:26 | Source: FirstPost

Nashik: Amid the campaign for gender equality, the Trimbakeshwar Devasthan Trust in Maharashtra has decided to allow women into the famous Lord Shiva temple's sanctum sanctorum for an hour everyday, but with a rider that they must wear wet cotton or ...

Jaitley says higher rainfall forecast could mean faster growth| Reuters

Apr 14, 2016 at 04:15 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON India may grow at a faster pace this year if the latest predictions of higher rainfall in the country this year hold up, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."I have seen in the last two or three days the predictions seem t...

Jaitley says higher rainfall forecast could allow higher growth rate | Reuters

Apr 14, 2016 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON India may grow at a faster pace this year if the latest predictions of higher rainfall in the country this year hold up, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."I think India could better its current growth rate," Jaitle...

IMD's first monsoon estimate is good news: But, here's why it's not yet time to celebrate

Apr 13, 2016 at 15:20 | Source: FirstPost

The recent forecast of the IMD is important as it gives some indication of what the south west monsoon is likely to be. As the IMD has observed, the El Nio conditions have withdrawn meaning thereby that the rains will be normal. The model shows that ...

IMD's first monsoon estimate is certainly a good news but not a time to celebrate yet; here's why

Apr 13, 2016 at 15:20 | Source: FirstPost

The recent forecast of the IMD is important as it gives some indication of what the south west monsoon is likely to be. As the IMD has observed, the El Nio conditions have withdrawn meaning thereby that the rains will be normal. The model shows that ...

William and Kate go on wildlife safari at Kaziranga National Park

Apr 13, 2016 at 10:51 | Source: FirstPost

Kaziranga National Park: After a night of traditional music and dance, The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge, headed out in a jeep Wednesday morning into the wilds of remote northeast India for a wildlife safari to see rhinos, elephants and more.Dres...

Monsoon rains seen above average in 2016, to revive demand| Reuters

Apr 12, 2016 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI India's crucial monsoon rains are expected to be above average in 2016, the weather office said on Tuesday, easing fears over farm and economic growth after two straight droughts hit rural incomes and agricultural output.(Click here for our...

West Bengal Election 2016: Why Muslim Votes matter significantly for Mamata Banerjee

Apr 12, 2016 at 15:55 | Source: FirstPost

Had it not been so, Mamata Banerjee would not have kicked off her election campaign from Malda, recently infamous for the rioting by the Ulemas in skull caps burning police vehicles and looting a police station. Her nephew MP Abhishek Banerjee fluent...

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