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Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 2

The south-west monsoon, crucial for the country's agriculture-based economy, is likely to hit the Kerala coast by June 2, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Thursday. "Conditions are......

'ONLY' 152 farmer suicides this year: Sharad Pawar

Suicide by farmers due to agrarian reasons have dropped significantly to 152 in the current year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said `on Friday. A total of 14,027 farmers in the country had......

Right time to move decisively against corruption: PM

Following is the transcript of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech at the Governors' Conference at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday October 30, 2011New DelhiI am happy to address the closing......

Cabinet approves Rs 7,266-cr plan for Bundelkhand

The Union Cabinet has approved a special package worth Rs 7,266 crore for the Bundelkhand region, comprising parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The aim is to mitigate the effects of drought......

President's address to the Parliament

Following is the trascriptof President Pratibha Patil's address to the joint sittingof Parliament on Thursday.Honourable Members, I convey my good wishes to you and to all our people. On behalf of......

Asia may face food scarcity by 2050

It's official! As many as 209 districts across the country are witnessing drought or drought-like situation even as rainfall deficiency slightly improved to 27 per cent.Agriculture secretary T......

Monsoon eludes half of India

The metereological department says that the monsoons will soon revive and the country may still get normal rainfall, but nearly half of the country's 524 districts have received below normal......

Govt gearing up for poor monsoon

The government has started gearing up official machinery to meet the situation arising from the rainfall paucity in many parts of the country despite the weather office indicating possibilities of......

Will not allow prices of food items to rise: Govt

The government on Thursday said it will not allow prices of essential food items to increase due to the impact of possible deficient monsoon this year. State governments have also been asked to......

Agri prices down as rain and sowing spread

Prices of agricultural commodities have declined by up to 12 per cent so far this month, on prospects of a good output this kharif season, after better than expected monsoon rain and more sowing.......
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News Roundup | BJP ready to discuss changes in GST with Congress

Finance minister Arun Jaitley forcefully questioned the rationality of Congress's demand for changes in GST, but ready to discuss the issue with... ...
The pulse of the matter

By | The Indian Express The price of tur/ arhar dal had recently skyrocketed to Rs 200 per kg and the consumer as well as the government were at... ...
Telangana 9th state to declare drought as rural distress worsens

231 mandals spread across seven out of the 10 Telangana districts have been declared drought hit Apart from Telangana, eight other states,... ...
Droughts in food bowl likely to push farmers to cities

Two consecutive drought years have led to rural distress in the food bowl states. At some places, this has become even worse due to the attack of... ...
Odisha moves Centre for drought package

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Monday submitted an interim memorandum to the Centre seeking assistance of Rs 1,687.56 crore from the National... ...

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