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Paddy procurement gained 23% increase over last year’s purchase

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Paddy procurement for Kharif crops this year so far has gained “good momentum” in nine procuring states and Union Territories...

1.5 cr sanctions under Special KCC Saturation Drive achieved: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Centre on Monday said that it has achieved the milestone target of covering more than 1.5 crore farmers...

Punjab farmers accept Centre’s invitation for talks

Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS): As many as 29 of the 31 agitating farmers' organisations in Punjab on Tuesday decided to attend a meeting called by...

PM Modi has corrected huge anomaly in farming sector: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday discussed with the farmers living in the border areas of Kathua district of...

MSP will never be discontinued: Dharmendra Pradhan

Bhubaneswar, Oct 3 (IANS) Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, on Saturday said that the minimum support price (MSP) will never...

PM says farm bills to benefit small, marginal farmers most, attacks Oppn

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Hitting out at the Opposition at its attack on his government over the farm bills issue, Prime Minister Narendra...

Nationwide farmers strike today, transport to be affected

On Friday, over two dozen farmers' organisations from all over the country, backed by 18 political parties, including Congress, took to the streets to...

Many engaged in confusing farmers, says PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid the row over three agriculture reform bills that led to one of his Cabinet colleagues quitting on Thursday,...

Walmart Foundation to grant $4.5mn to empower Indian farmers

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Walmart Foundation on Thursday announced two new grants worth $4.5 million to help smallholder farmers earn more from improved...

Agriculture has major role to play in Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on the need for the country to be self-reliant in agriculture. He said...

PMJDY has been a game-changer, says PM Modi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) launched six years ago...

Agro sector in N-E India crucial for post Covid economy: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday that...

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Bihar Phase I: Voting underway for 71 seats

Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Polling was underway on Wednesday for the first phase of Assembly polls in Bihar amid...

YouTube in India hits 325 million monthly unique viewers

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday said the platform is now being watched by over 325 million unique viewers (over 18...

Micromax partners with MediaTek for upcoming ‘in’ smartphones

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Domestic electronics company Micromax on Wednesday said it has partnered with Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek to start design and...

Bihar polls: PM Modi invokes Ram Mandir in the land of Sita

Darbhanga, Oct 28 (IANS) As the first phase of voting was underway in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised the Ram Mandir...

Maintain existing explorers’ license in new law: Mining industry

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The mining industry has once again sought the government's intervention to prevent denial of mining rights to existing explorers...

Bihar Phase I: Voting underway for 71 seats

Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Polling was underway on Wednesday for the first phase of Assembly polls in Bihar amid tight security while following Covid-19...

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Bihar polls: PM Modi invokes Ram Mandir in the land of Sita

Darbhanga, Oct 28 (IANS) As the first phase of voting was underway in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised the Ram Mandir issue in his rally in Darbhanga. He also reminded the people of the 'Jungle Raj' during the...

YouTube in India hits 325 million monthly unique viewers

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday said the platform is now being watched by over 325 million unique viewers (over 18 and above) month on month in India and it is the top platform for accessing videos in...

Micromax partners with MediaTek for upcoming ‘in’ smartphones

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Domestic electronics company Micromax on Wednesday said it has partnered with Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek to start design and development of smartphones in India under the “in mobiles” brand.Micromax earlier said that it would unveil its...

Study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

London, Oct 28 (IANS): Researchers in the UK have found that antibodies against Covid-19 declined rapidly in the hundreds of thousands of people across England.According to CNN, the research team from Imperial College London, who sent out home finger-prick tests to more...

Microsoft Teams platform reaches 115mn daily active users: Nadella

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Microsoft Teams platform has reached 115 million daily active users and the company is seeing increased usage intensity as people communicate, collaborate and co-author contents across work, life, and learning, CEO Satya Nadella has said.According to...

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Punjab farmers accept Centre’s invitation for talks

Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS): As many as 29 of the 31 agitating farmers' organisations in Punjab on Tuesday decided to attend a meeting called by...

PM says farm bills to benefit small, marginal farmers most, attacks Oppn

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Hitting out at the Opposition at its attack on his government over the farm bills issue, Prime Minister Narendra...

Production high, still prices of garlic prices jump 40% in September

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Garlic prices jumped up to 40 per cent in the last one month even after production of this crop was...

New technology may help Indian farmers double income

Hyderabad, July 8 (IANS) The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) is working on a new technology in aquaculture to help double...

Punjab heads towards record production of cotton

Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Punjab is expected to see a record production of cotton this year at 18.20 lakh bales against last year's 12.23 lakh...

Business News

Economic growth in FY21 may be negative: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Sitharaman on Tuesday said that India's economic growth in the current financial year may be in the negative zone or near zero amid the...

Maintain existing explorers’ license in new law: Mining industry

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The mining industry has once again sought the government's intervention to prevent denial of mining rights to existing explorers...

Long-steel makers face up to 100 bps hit on profitability

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS): Secondary long-steel producers may sustain their credit profiles this fiscal despite facing up to 100 basis points decline in profitability...

Futures Retail anticipates liquidation if deal with RIL fails

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): As a Singapore arbitration court has temporarily halted the acquisition process of Future Group's retail business by Reliance Retail, there...

Amazon flexes muscles but Reliance holds deep war chest

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The face-off between Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Jeff Bezos-run behemoth Amazon over the retail assets of...

Consumers may get relief on petrol, diesel prices ahead of Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Consumers can cheer as oil marketing companies (OMC) may actually bring down the retail prices of petrol and diesel...

Technology

YouTube in India hits 325 million monthly unique viewers

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday said the platform is now being watched by over 325 million unique viewers (over 18...

Micromax partners with MediaTek for upcoming ‘in’ smartphones

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Domestic electronics company Micromax on Wednesday said it has partnered with Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company MediaTek to start design and...

Microsoft Teams platform reaches 115mn daily active users: Nadella

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Microsoft Teams platform has reached 115 million daily active users and the company is seeing increased usage intensity as...

Samsung working on foldable smartphones with pop-up camera

Seoul, Oct 27 (IANS) Samsung is reportedly working on a foldable smartphone with a pop-up camera that would be the company’s first phone with this camera...

FB India’s controversial public policy head Ankhi Das quits

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): Facebook India's controversial public policy head Ankhi Das is leaving the company with immediate effect "to pursue her interest in...

IIT-G develops low-cost technology to produce psychoactive drugs

Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS): Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) on Tuesday said its researchers have developed a low-cost membrane technology to produce psychoactive drugs...

National News

Bihar polls: PM Modi invokes Ram Mandir in the land of Sita

Darbhanga, Oct 28 (IANS) As the first phase of voting was underway in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday raised the Ram Mandir...

Bihar Phase I: Voting underway for 71 seats

Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Polling was underway on Wednesday for the first phase of Assembly polls in Bihar amid tight security while following Covid-19...

India, US jointly challenge China on South China Sea

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) India and the US on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific region, in a...

‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ about creating globally competitive enterprises: PM

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon exporters to create "globally competitive" enterprises in India in the spirit...

States urged to adopt national approach: Niti Aayog on ‘free vaccine’

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) State governments have been asked to take a national approach in engaging the drug companies and deciding the criteria...

Delhi nearing third peak, situation worrisome in WB, Kerala: NITI Aayog

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) While the spread of Covid-19 in the country seems to be stabilising for now, two states and an Union...