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Tajikistan profile

Jul 23, 2014 at 05:37 | Source: BBC

A former Soviet republic, Tajikistan plunged into civil war almost as soon as it became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. A rugged, mountainous country, with lush valleys to the south and north, it is Central Asia's poorest nation. Taji...

Govt will change laws to allow cars running on bio-fuels: Gadkari

Jul 14, 2014 at 15:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Government will make necessary changes in law and bring it on par with international standards to enable cars, especially those running on bio-fuels, to ply on Indian roads, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said.He said the ...

Have India's farm suicides really declined?

Jul 14, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: BBC

Are fewer farmers killing themselves in India today? Yes, according to the latest data from the country's National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). A total of 11,744 farmers ended their lives in India in 2013, down from 13,754 farmers in 2012. Most ...

Indian farmers and suicide: How big is the problem?

Jul 14, 2014 at 12:17 | Source: BBC

India has been taking steps to address the high number of farmers in India who are killing themselves. The figures are shocking, but are they any higher than in India as a whole? Since the 1990s, farmer suicides in India have made headlines. The high...

How to jazz up your office wear

Jul 09, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

London, July 8 (IANS) Everyone wants to look stylish and comfortable at the workplace. Soft flowing blouses, wide legged pants and draped jackets can help in achieving the desired look.Femalefirst.co.uk suggests a few fashion tips to help professiona...

For some, the World Cup is a unifying force like no other

Jul 08, 2014 at 18:31 | Source: FirstPost

For us, winning the World Cup was as much a victory for our parents as it was for us, said Youri Djorkaeff, a member of the French team that lifted the World Cup on home soil in 1998, in a FIFA documentary that was aired before Brazil 2014."For ...

ASSOCHAM submits 10 pt. growth agenda for textile industry to Textiles Minister

Jul 03, 2014 at 23:27 | Source: Assocham

Huge opportunity for Indian textile industry to increase its share in global markets Apex industry body ASSOCHAM has submitted a 10-point detailed agenda for growth and development of Indian textile industry to the Textiles Minister, Mr Santosh Gang...

Monsoon revives after weakest start in five years

Jul 03, 2014 at 21:12 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Monsoon rains revived in the key planting month after recording the weakest first month of the June-September monsoon season in five years, weather officials said on Thursday. A late surge in the monsoon rains has come as a relief to farme...

Unshackling farmers: Why Modi's budget should carry forward UPA's policies

Jul 03, 2014 at 16:53 | Source: FirstPost

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure as chief minister, Gujarat clocked close to ten percent average annual agricultural growth for reasons that were fortuitous to an extent but not entirely so. There is no reason why the country as a whole c...

Monsoon rains revive in some parts in deficient year

Jul 03, 2014 at 07:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Monsoon rains have revived in central and northern parts of India known for soybean and sugarcane cultivation, a government official said on Wednesday, but warned the country is still expected to have below-average monsoon this year. Rainf...

Indian batsmen impress in fightback against Derbyshire

Jul 03, 2014 at 02:59 | Source: FirstPost

The Indian team put on a fine batting display as they piled up 341 for six declared in their first innings in their second warm-up match against Derbyshire at the County Ground here Tuesday.In reply to the hosts' 326 for five declared, the Indians lo...

Gujarat improved in agriculture sector: Socio-economic review

Jul 02, 2014 at 04:12 | Source: Economic Times

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat has performed considerably well in the agriculture sector with an increase of 29.68 lakh tonne in foodgrain production in 2013-14, according to the Socio-Economic Review Report of the state for FY'14. "As per estimates, productio...

Tender years blighted in Gujarat's cotton fields (Feature, With Image)

Jun 30, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

Jhadol (Rajasthan), June 30 (IANS) Craving a mobile phone but unable to afford it, a boy, not even in his teens, dropped out of school in his Rajasthan village to join friends working at a cotton plantation in neighbouring Gujarat. What followed was ...

India searching for bowling answers ahead of Derbyshire game

Jun 30, 2014 at 15:18 | Source: FirstPost

Derbyshire: After a not-so-satisfactory first practice game against Leicestershire, India are still searching for answers when they take on Derbyshire in their second three-day tour match starting tomorrow.Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company may have ha...

Why bad monsoon has not hurt market

Jun 30, 2014 at 12:12 | Source: Economic Times

Why aren't the markets spooked by the poor monsoon in June? Simple, because forecasts point to rain picking up in July, water reservoir levels are higher than average and India has buffer stocks that would cover any shortages. "The present reservoir ...

India, China set to sign MoU for Chinese industrial parks

Jun 30, 2014 at 12:12 | Source: Economic Times

BEIJING: Ahead of her first meeting with her Chinese counterpart here, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said she will make a strong pitch for greater access for Indian goods and services into China and seek big ticket investments including ...

UN experts trace recent seized arms to Iran, violating embargo

Jun 29, 2014 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapons that was seized by Israel came from Iran and represents a violation of the U.N. arms embargo on Tehran, according to a confidential report obtai...

Rice sowing declines by 38 per cent to 21.91 lakh hectares so far

Jun 28, 2014 at 12:37 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Paddy acreage has declined by 38 per cent to 21.91 lakh hectares this year so far as area under the main kharif (summer) crop has come down sharply in Punjab and Chhasttisgarh. Sowing of kharif crops begins with the onset of southwest mons...

Ed Sheeran wants a humorous girl

Jun 27, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran thinks a sense of humour is the key for a lasting relationship and couldn't date a woman with no sense of humour.The "Sing" hitmaker, who confirmed earlier this year that he is dating someone ou...

Chandy flays opposition over headmistress' transfer

Jun 27, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday flayed the Left opposition for criticising his government over the transfer of a school headmistress who is a Dalit."You have been unnecessarily raking up the issue of a he...

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