Maharashtra Election result: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Cong
Oct 19, 2014 at 16:46 | Source:
Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where statehood is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP in the Assembly polls and rejected Congress in the hustings. Of the 62 seats in the region, BJP has won or was leading in 42,...
Flood on a plane: Here's what happened on the Los Angeles Qantas flight
Oct 15, 2014 at 13:10 | Source:
Sydney:A torrent of water which gushed into the cabin of a Qantas superjumbo, raining down on some passengers' heads, could have been caused by cleaning mops loosening a pipe coupling, an inquiry said on Wednesday.The incident, dubbed "Lakes on ...
How a cleaner's mop caused a midair flood on a Qantas A380 flight
Oct 15, 2014 at 11:10 | Source:
Sydney: A torrent of water which gushed into the cabin of a Qantas superjumbo, raining down on some passengers' heads, could have been caused by cleaning mops loosening a pipe coupling, an inquiry said on Wednesday.The incident, dubbed "Lakes on...
Won't allow Maharashtra to be split, Modi promises voters
Oct 07, 2014 at 12:59 | Source:
Facing the allegation that the BJP could allow the creation of new states from Maharashtra if it came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised that he would not allow the state to be divided."After cotton and onion they started anot...
As long as I'm in Delhi, nobody can divide Maharashtra: PM Modi
Oct 07, 2014 at 12:33 | Source:
Dhule, Maharashtra: Dismissing opposition charges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ruled out splitting of Maharashtra and separating Mumbai from the state. "Congress leaders have been spreading lies on cotton and onion for the last 10 years. ...
Developing countries blast rich-world farm subsidies at Rome talks
Oct 07, 2014 at 01:15 | Source:
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthy countries are still subsidising their farmers at the expense of developing nations, undermining market access for some of the world's poorest producers, two farm ministers told a Food and Agriculture Organi...
Facing huge loss, two debt-ridden farmers end life in Telangana
Oct 06, 2014 at 12:37 | Source:
Karimnagar: Two debt-ridden farmers allegedly committed suicide in Karimnagar district of Telangana, after they suffered huge losses due to crop failure, police said today.The farmers identified as D Ramesh (42) from Lakkaram village and M Tirupathi ...
How jeans conquered the world
Oct 03, 2014 at 19:22 | Source:
It's difficult to find a garment as widely embraced, worn and loved the world over as jeans. The classic symbol of the American West is now a staple in wardrobes around the world. But why? Cowboys may wear them but so do supermodels, farmers, pr...
US and Brazil resolve longstanding cotton dispute
Oct 01, 2014 at 12:52 | Source:
The US and Brazil have reportedly come to an agreement that will put an end to a decade-long dispute over subsidies provided to cotton growers. The South American country had argued that payments made by Washington to US producers were in violation o...
Falling commodity prices are good, unless they signal global recession
Oct 01, 2014 at 11:06 | Source:
The stock markets have soared this year, with blue chips up 30% and some midcaps up 100% or more. Many analysts believe that, even without radical reform, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administrative dynamism will help raise GDP growth from last ye...
BJP's decision to part ways from Shiv Sena based on surveys, Modi factor
Sep 27, 2014 at 12:22 | Source:
NEW DELHI: The BJP has taken a rare, big gamble by choosing to go it alone in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly election. To be sure, this decision does not reflect a dramatic change on the ground. The party has not made any new inroads in rural area...
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...
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...