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Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

29 Apr 2020

Agricultural growth not affected by COVID-19, says government

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Wednesday said that the agriculture sector remains unaffected even as India is under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

20 Apr 2020

#LockdownRelaxation: Industries which will be operational from April 20

India entered the second phase of the coronavirus-enforced lockdown on April 15, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till May 3 to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

These cows were asked to wear a VR headset!

28 Nov 2019

These cows were asked to wear a VR headset!

Some Moscow-based farmers tried virtual-reality headsets on their dairy cows. Bizarre as it sounds, they wanted to test if it improved cows' mood, and hence milk production.

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

12 Sep 2019

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

26 Jul 2019

Vegetables in Delhi found to have high lead content: Study

If you think eating your vegetables is going to assure good health, you might want to check again.

This IIM graduate helped 35,000 farmers by selling their vegetables

11 Jul 2019

This IIM graduate helped 35,000 farmers by selling their vegetables

When he graduated from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, in 2007, instead of going for a well-paying job abroad, 26-year-old Kaushlendra Kumar went back home to Bihar to help ameliorate the plight of farmers.

Maharashtra to release Rs. 1,100cr to farmers for damaged crops

29 Apr 2018

Maharashtra to release Rs. 1,100cr to farmers for damaged crops

Under fire from the opposition over delay in financial aid to farmers for crops damaged by pests, the Maharashtra government is set to release Rs. 1,100cr for cultivators in the next few days, Bijay Kumar, Principal Secretary, Agriculture, said.

China eyes up Pakistan: Dawn newspaper leaks CPEC master plan

16 May 2017

China eyes up Pakistan: Dawn newspaper leaks CPEC master plan

In a shocking instance, reputed Pakistani daily Dawn leaked the Long Term Plan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), currently under discussion at China's ongoing OBOR summit. The document had not been circulated to provincial governments for assent yet.