North East  /  Published 28.11.20

Gauhati HC stays dog trade ban

The Kohima bench of Gauhati High Court has stayed the Nagaland government’s decision on July 3 to impose a ban on the import and sale of dogs and dog meat. Justice S. Hukato Swu tempor...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 21.11.20

WHO rejects Gilead’s remdesivir

The World Health Organisation on Thursday recommended against using the anti-viral remdesivir, a drug that had generated intense interest as a treatment for Covid-19. An expert panel “concluded...
By Benedict Carey in New York

World  /  Published 19.11.20

USA: FDA allows rapid cornavirus tests

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave an emergency green light to the first rapid coronavirus test that can be run from start to finish at home, paving a potential path for more widespread ...

Business  /  Published 13.11.20

Retail inflation spikes to 7.6%

By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.11.20

Guardians of the environment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has observed that supporting pastoralist systems would contribute directly to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals: elimination o...
By Aastha Maggu in

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.20

Punjab’s fields are on fire

Although governmental procurement via minimum support price covers an average of 6 per cent farmers in India, paddy and wheat growers in Punjab take a disproportionate share of the same. The...
By Arindam Gupta in

Opinion  /  Published 06.11.20

Keep a close eye: Social audits in India

The auditing agility of government programmes seems to have gained strength. After the recent floods in Assam, the state planned to carry out a social audit of relief measures to look into corruption ...
By Santosh Kumar Biswal, Uttam Chakraborty in

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.20

175 trucks with wheat seized

Customs authorities over the last few weeks have seized 175 trucks laden with wheat packed in gunny bags with FCI tags suspecting that essential food grains meant for public distribution were being il...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ghojadanga

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.20

Price of farm reform

China embraced the liberalization of agriculture in 1978 in a series of steps. China’s reforms reduced control over farm prices while maintaining a grip on institutions that supplied farm inputs...
By Monika Mandal in

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.10.20

STATE DIGEST: Food prices soar in Dhanbad

Ramgarh Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Singh on Thursday reviewed the work being done to develop the Chinnamastika Siddha Peeth Rajrappa as a religious and tourism place. Executive Engineer JSBCCL ...
By Our Bureau in


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