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Farmers' group to protest at Maharashtra CM's Nagpur residence on Saturday

Nov 28, 2014 at 15:19 | Source: FirstPost

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: VC Circle

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: FirstPost

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 ...

'Happy Ending' review: A film that wants to be many things all at once

Nov 21, 2014 at 22:01 | Source: IBNLive

Happy Ending, directed by Go Goa Gone's Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, is a neatly packaged piece of fluff pretending to be smarter than it actually is. This is cotton candy trying to pass off as caviar. A predictable romantic comedy disguised ...

Maharashtra farmers to hold sit-in at Fadnavis' Nagpur house on 30 Nov

Nov 21, 2014 at 13:46 | Source: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: BBC

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: FirstPost

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...

Butcher of Bilaspur? Doctor claims Chhattisgarh govt, faulty drugs cause of deaths

Nov 13, 2014 at 13:05 | Source: FirstPost

The doctor involved in the sterilisation operations in Bilaspur, which had led to the death of over 13 women, has been arrested by the Chhattisgarh police in an overnight raid, news channels reported on Thursday.Other doctors who assisted in the oper...

Beyond Burkina Faso, Africa's "Black Spring" hopes may be premature

Nov 07, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

DAKAR (Reuters) - Inspired by protests in Burkina Faso that ousted one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, opposition activists across much of the continent are hoping for a "Black Spring" to mirror the Arab Spring. The experience of Cleme...

Headaches ahead for Obama as Republicans take control of US Senate

Nov 05, 2014 at 10:23 | Source: FirstPost

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: Business Week

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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: FirstPost

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 ...

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