West Bengal  /  Published 04.06.19

Farmers protest land ‘takeover’ for tour project

Farmers on Tuesday staged a protest against alleged acquisition of their land for setting up a helipad at “Bhorer Alo,” a signature tourism project of chief minister Mamata Banerjee on the right b...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

India  /  Published 28.04.19

Bitter harvest of achchhe din in Maharashtra's food bowl

Khand Jopale, 45, sold 28 quintals of onion he had brought to the vegetable mandi in Pimpalgaon, about 30km north of Nashik city.The farmer from Singde village under Dindori taluka of Nashik district ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in Pimpalgaon (Maharashtra)

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Calcutta High Court rejects plea on potato collection

Calcutta High Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a petition that challenged a notification issued by the Bengal agricultural marketing department directing cold storage owners to procure potato (a...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Modi predicts return, sadhus call for ouster

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emphatic prediction of a second term for himself, pledging to inaugurate the projects for which he laid the foundation stones in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.The Pr...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.02.19

Ranchi MP pushes organic farming

MP Ramtahal Choudhary on Sunday urged farmers to minimise the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides that contributed to health problems. He said organic manure made of cow dung and urine and comp...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Modi cash-for-farmers plan hits land record gaps

The Modi government’s grand announcement of Rs 6,000 a year for small and marginal farmers owning land up to 2 hectares — which many critics see as a blatant cash-for-votes overture ahead of this ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.18

Alipore bird deaths are shameful

Sir — It is clear that negligence, incompetence and lack of proper infrastructure are the reasons behind the death of 53 exotic wild birds in quarantine who were confiscated from smugglers (“Saved...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 17.11.19

UP warehouse burnt in farmer land protest

Hundreds of agitating farmers are suspected to have set on fire a government warehouse in Unnao district on Sunday, demanding the Uttar Pradesh government return their land it had taken over for a cit...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 09.12.18

Farmers' misery, Ram Rajya mismatch

On the stage, RSS leader Suresh “Bhaiyyaji” Joshi had equated “Ram rajya” with the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya.But as the VHP-organised Dharma Sabha wound up after three hours of fiery pro-...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.11.18

Before this face, 56-inch chest shrinks

India’s economic growth slowed to a worse-than-expected 7.1 per cent in the second quarter of the current financial (July-September) with clear indications of a deep distress in the agrarian sector....
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury and R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi


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