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Why, despite high prices, a revolution in pulses production is still far away

Jul 31, 2015 at 20:37 | Source: FirstPost

The gap between demand and domestic production, which has stoked inflation in pulses, also reflects the distance to be bridged between their potential and realised yield owing to inadequacy of outreach to farmers and their unwillingness to adopt pres...

'As you pursue your goals, obstacles become irrelevant': Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta on running 'Goonj'

Jul 30, 2015 at 10:23 | Source: FirstPost

Anshu Gupta of Goonj one of the two Magsaysay Award winners for 2015, attributes his die-hard attitude to work for the cause of providing clothing for the poor, homeless and destitute to a keeda (worm) inside him that compelled him to give up his cu...

A whistleblower and a social worker: Meet Magsaysay awardees Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta

Jul 29, 2015 at 16:34 | Source: FirstPost

Harsh Pareek and Neerad PandharipandeWhistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Mag...

A whistleblower and a social worker: Meet Magsaysay awardees Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta

Jul 29, 2015 at 15:17 | Source: FirstPost

Harsh Pareek and Neerad PandharipandeWhistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Mag...

A whistleblower, a social worker: Meet Magsaysay awardees Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta

Jul 29, 2015 at 14:40 | Source: FirstPost

Harsh Pareek and Neerad PandharipandeWhistleblower Indian forest officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was removed from the post of Chief Vigilance officer at AIIMS, and founder of NGO Goonj Anshu Gupta are the two Indians selected for this year's Ramon Mag...

Insight - Central Asia crackdown on militant Islam risks backlash| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015 at 00:31 | Source: FirstPost

OSH, Kyrgyzstan Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet "stans" are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a backlash that could bring even gr...

Agriculture can be highly profitable, but the gains are not easy to sustain

Jul 25, 2015 at 15:53 | Source: FirstPost

Travelling across the country for the past five months to bring farmers voices to urban audiences through a programme called Smart Agriculture - to be broadcast every Saturday and Sunday from 25 July on CNN-IBN - we have learnt that agriculture is no...

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memon's walk to the gallows

Jul 23, 2015 at 08:14 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Grotesque idea of execution: Here's why we are curious about Yakub Memon's walk to the gallows

Jul 23, 2015 at 07:21 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memons walk to the gallows

Jul 22, 2015 at 22:27 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speech

Jul 22, 2015 at 18:23 | Source: FirstPost

Not only do India and the British have a past, they have a very gory past as Shashi Tharoor reminded us with his speech at the Oxford Union. We share with Britaina history of beingoppressed for centuries, of bloody massacres, mass arrests, the suppre...

The grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memons walk to the gallows

Jul 22, 2015 at 14:55 | Source: FirstPost

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execut...

Ashes: Chris Rogers is an overworked old truck

Jul 17, 2015 at 17:48 | Source: FirstPost

We should have seen this coming. The warning signs were all there. The tsunami alarm siren was blaring.But we all missed it. We didn't want to entertain the idea. We needed to believe that this series is alive.****Ricky Ponting is an Ashes hero. He r...

Ashes 2015: Chris Rogers is an overworked old truck

Jul 17, 2015 at 13:32 | Source: FirstPost

We should have seen this coming. The warning signs were all there. The tsunami alarm siren was blaring.But we all missed it. We didn't want to entertain the idea. We needed to believe that this series is alive.****Ricky Ponting is an Ashes hero. He r...

Rainfall declines in July, negative in all regions except north-west India

Jul 09, 2015 at 21:56 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: In signs of deficient monsoon, the country has experienced decline in rainfall in July and almost all regions except the north-west have started registering negative precipitation.According to the India Meteorological Department, from June...

Obama says U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition| Reuters

Jul 07, 2015 at 04:46 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit follower...

Xavier's, Fergusson among 19 colleges to get "heritage" status

Jul 06, 2015 at 17:34 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: With an aim of conserving collegecampuses which are more than 100 years old,the UniversityGrants Commission (UGC) has granted "heritage" status to 19institutions across the country and has approved financialassistance for their i...

Monsoon falters in key month for farmers| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI After drenching India with above-average rains in June, the monsoon has weakened in what is typically the wettest and most crucial month for millions of farmers growing oilseeds, rice, cotton and pulses.Weather forecasters said the monsoon, cr...

Royal Underwear: Queen Victoria's intimate apparel expected to score big in auction

Jul 01, 2015 at 19:43 | Source: FirstPost

London: A pair of Queen Victoria's cotton underwear worn by her during the last 10 years of her life are to be sold at an auction in the UK and the 125-year-oldapparel is expected to fetch several thousand pounds.The pants, embroidered with the royal...

Eastern India gets an agri institute after 70 years: Will it quicken Green Revolution there?

Jul 01, 2015 at 15:58 | Source: FirstPost

On Sunday, 28 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for an Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Goria Karma in Jharkhand (although the event was held 30 km away on the Bihar border, perhaps to swing some votes in th...

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