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Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

19 Jan 2021

Won't attend meeting with SC-appointed panel: BKU's Rakesh Tikait

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rakesh Tikait said farmer unions will not be attending the first meeting with the panel formed by Supreme Court to end the deadlock persisting between them and the Centre.

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

04 Jan 2021

Farmers and Centre to talk today on MSP, repealing laws

For the seventh time today, protesting farmers will sit on the negotiation table with the government on the other end and they plan on sticking to their demand of repealing the three laws. They have added another demand — a legal guarantee on the minimum support price for procuring crops.

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

28 Dec 2020

Centre invites farmers for talks on Wednesday to resolve protests

The central government has invited farmers for a fresh round of talks at 2 pm on Wednesday to resolve the ongoing protests over new agricultural laws.

PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers

09 Aug 2020

PM-KISAN: Modi releases Rs. 17,100 crore to 8.5 crore farmers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released Rs. 17,100 crore to the bank accounts of nearly 8.5 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme.

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

18 Oct 2019

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Thousands of protesting farmers from UP stopped from entering Delhi

21 Sep 2019

Thousands of protesting farmers from UP stopped from entering Delhi

Thousands of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, who have been demanding loan-waivers, were on Saturday stopped from entering Delhi, prompting them to hold a sit-in protest.

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

16 May 2019

Five top female IAS officers you should know about

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Rose export by India touches Rs. 30cr this Valentine's day

13 Feb 2019

Rose export by India touches Rs. 30cr this Valentine's day

Even if they might not know what Valentine's Day is, Indian farmers have reason to celebrate this February 14.

Rs. 100cr reward for Andhra Pradesh farmers, but with conditions

05 Oct 2018

Rs. 100cr reward for Andhra Pradesh farmers, but with conditions

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu yesterday said farmers from the state would be rewarded with Rs. 100cr if they win Nobel Prize in natural farming.

For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

11 Jul 2018

For almost two-decades, Indian farming has been unprofitable, study finds

For the last two decades, farming in India hasn't been profitable, a study conducted by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and research firm ICRIER concluded.

BJP sets early deadlines for central schemes before 2019-LS elections

25 Mar 2018

BJP sets early deadlines for central schemes before 2019-LS elections

To reap electoral benefits in 2019 parliamentary elections, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government has set early deadlines for implementing key central schemes.

India back as world's fastest growing economy in December quarter

28 Feb 2018

India back as world's fastest growing economy in December quarter

The Indian economy grew at 7.2% in the October-December period, restoring its status as the world's fastest-growing major economy. The growth reflects overall recovery due to good show by agriculture, manufacturing, construction sectors.

Budget 2018: Rs. 50cr to assign cows Aadhaar-like unique IDs

04 Feb 2018

Budget 2018: Rs. 50cr to assign cows Aadhaar-like unique IDs

The Budget 2018 has been hailed for its emphasis on agriculture and related sectors. Of the many schemes approved, a mission to assign unique Aadhaar-like IDs to cows was allotted Rs. 50cr.

#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

01 Feb 2018

#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

In its last full-fledged budget before the LS elections, as expected, the BJP-led NDA government has gone all out to woo farmers.

RSS-linked farmers' union expresses its demands for 2018 budget

13 Jan 2018

RSS-linked farmers' union expresses its demands for 2018 budget

There is about a month left before Modi government would present its last full-fledged budget. As various groups lobby to have their demands accepted, there is one demand which the government might find difficult to ignore.

Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

02 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?

PM Narendra Modi will reshuffle his cabinet on September 3. A dozen new faces are expected even as eight-nine current ministers have put in their papers.

Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations

01 Sep 2017

Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations

The resignation of several ministers has set in motion a major reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government, sources said.

Cabinet re-shuffle in a fortnight: Difficult decisions await Modi-Shah duo

27 Aug 2017

Cabinet re-shuffle in a fortnight: Difficult decisions await Modi-Shah duo

The last cabinet reshuffle before the 2019 elections would most likely happen in a fortnight.

300 retailers quit after fertilizers sale linked to Aadhaar

10 Jul 2017

300 retailers quit after fertilizers sale linked to Aadhaar

A survey conducted by MicroSave for NITI Aayog revealed that almost 300 fertilizer retailers called it quits after linking of Aadhaar for availing subsidy benefits became mandatory.

Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

01 Jun 2017

Amitabh Bachchan to promote cow shelters, fisheries

With the intention of encouraging youngsters to boost dairy industry as an enterprise, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are going to promote cow shelters, fisheries as well as vaccination of pets.

Genetically-modified Mustard to be commercially cultivated

13 May 2017

Genetically-modified Mustard to be commercially cultivated

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee has given clearance for the commercial cultivation of genetically modified mustard. It has forwarded the approval to the Ministry of Environment and Forests for consideration.

India's foodgrain output forecast to hit a record in 2016-17

11 May 2017

India's foodgrain output forecast to hit a record in 2016-17

With robust production of wheat, rice, and pulses, India's foodgrain output would increase by 8.7% to a record-high 273.38 million ton in the 2016-17 crop year, according to the government's third advanced estimate.