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Farmer Distress
West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.18

Thorns sprout in Bengal paddy drive

A paddy challenge has sprouted for Bengal’s farmers with market rates dipping and sales to the state government at the minimum support price running into hurdles.Sources said the price for a quintal...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty and Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 27.04.20

Mizoram distributes seeds to farmers

The Mizoram government has began distribution of free vegetable and fruit seeds to farmers during the unprecedented crisis due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in order to boost local production, an offici...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

Is the promise of piped water a pipe dream?

Those who do not learn from tragedy are condemned to repeat it. Nearly 43.4 per cent of India is now drought-struck, according to the drought early warning system. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and ...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 20.06.19

Farm pledge triggers deficit fear

President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech to the joint session of the two houses of Parliament on Thursday has provided some pointers to the budget that will be unveiled on July 5. The President spoke of a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.11.19

Farmers forced to make soap

Goats have come to the rescue of farmers in Maharashtra’s drought-hit district of Osmanabad, providing livelihood to 250 families in the region who have started making soap using their milk.Farming ...
By PTI in Aurangabad

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Politics  /  Published 19.01.19

BJP has treated us with dignity: Varun Gandhi

When I enter Feroze Varun Gandhi’s home in Delhi’s Jor Bagh, I can hear Vedic chants emanating from one of the rooms deeper inside the house. I can smell sandalwood and ghee too. Varun informs me ...
By V. Kumara Swamy


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