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Buffalo meat exports hit hard as livestock auction gets stuck

Buffalo meat exports hit hard as livestock auction gets stuck

Rediff.com9 Jun 2020

Livestock auctions remained on hold for the majority of the lockdown as there was no clarity on the matter.

How Yogi will tackle the homecoming migrants' crisis

How Yogi will tackle the homecoming migrants' crisis

Rediff.com20 May 2020

The CM recently instructed officials to prepare a roadmap for providing local jobs to about two million people, especially in the rural-based industries, such as khadi, dairy, and food processing units and MSMEs.

Iran's coronavirus outbreak leads to cheaper basmati

Iran's coronavirus outbreak leads to cheaper basmati

Rediff.com1 Mar 2020

Following the outbreak, Iran has stopped Indian basmati shipments. This has led to exports already falling 18-20 per cent this fiscal year. Iran and the rest of West Asia account for the largest imports of Indian basmati, and comprise more than 30 per cent of the shipments.

UP sitting on 2900-tonne goldmine at Sonbhadra

UP sitting on 2900-tonne goldmine at Sonbhadra

Rediff.com22 Feb 2020

According to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and UP geology and mining directorate reports, gold reserves totalling 2,944 tonnes have been found in the Sona Pahadi and Hardi blocks of the backward Sonbhadra district.

Highest salary offered at IIM Lucknow is...

Highest salary offered at IIM Lucknow is...

Rediff.com30 Jan 2020

The management institute also clocked 100% placement, says Virendra Singh Rawat.

3 tests will decide if Opposition's ready for UP polls

3 tests will decide if Opposition's ready for UP polls

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

This year promises to offer ample opportunities on the electoral turf to the SP, BSP and Congress to get their act together and play the "semi-final" of sorts before the "final match" two years later, reports Virendra Singh Rawat

UP plans subsidy for Patanjali's Rs 6,000 cr food park

UP plans subsidy for Patanjali's Rs 6,000 cr food park

Rediff.com23 Jan 2020

The land transfer or subleasing would allow the Patanjali Group to set up the food processing facility and entitle it to other incentives under the central policy guidelines.

After Amazon, Mastercard says it will invest $1 bn in India

After Amazon, Mastercard says it will invest $1 bn in India

Rediff.com18 Jan 2020

The proposed investment will be made over a period of five years in our India operations, which includes an R&D facility at Pune and another centre at Vadodara.

Anti-CAA violence, MLAs' protest dent Yogi's strongman image

Anti-CAA violence, MLAs' protest dent Yogi's strongman image

Rediff.com8 Jan 2020

Against the backdrop of the opposition closing ranks on the CAA issue and the BJP faring poorly in several state elections recently, the 2022 electoral battle is unlikely to be a cakewalk for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.

Maruti to stay bullish on rural, emerging markets

Maruti to stay bullish on rural, emerging markets

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

Apart from physical stores, the company operates 2,700 digital touch points in the form of web pages, which is gaining good traction from tier-II and III centres.

Will new Maha govt sweeten the lives of sugarcane growers?

Will new Maha govt sweeten the lives of sugarcane growers?

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Maharashtra, the country's largest cane and sugar producer after Uttar Pradesh, had, over the past few years, weathered adverse market dynamics brought about by a domestic and global sugar glut, mounting arrears and muted exports.

VHP's model could be blueprint for Ayodhya's Ram temple

VHP's model could be blueprint for Ayodhya's Ram temple

Rediff.com18 Nov 2019

In the late 1990s, the construction cost of the Ram temple, according to unofficial estimates, was pegged at Rs 120 crore. Adjusting for inflation to the current financial year, the edifice would entail an investment of nearly Rs 450 crore, excluding the land cost.

Tomato prices likely to rise by 5-10%

Tomato prices likely to rise by 5-10%

Rediff.com21 Oct 2019

Retail prices of tomato had touched almost Rs 80 per kg in major cities owing to short supply and transportation cost over the past few weeks following heavy downpour.

What Oppn is doing to stay afloat in 'Modi wave'

What Oppn is doing to stay afloat in 'Modi wave'

Rediff.com30 Sep 2019

After resorting to quirky measures like debarring party spokespersons from news channel debates, the opposition parties are now overhauling their organisational set-ups and purging respective executives, committees and wings to weed out non-performers and deadwood. Virendra Singh Rawat reports.

UP ministers to get IIM training in governance

UP ministers to get IIM training in governance

Rediff.com8 Sep 2019

The refresher course will help participants complete ongoing projects in their respective departments via close coordination with other departments and the bureaucracy.

UP to woo investors in Asia and Europe for proposed Defence corridor

UP to woo investors in Asia and Europe for proposed Defence corridor

Rediff.com29 Aug 2019

The Uttar Pradesh Defence corridor is estimated to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment and create 250,000 jobs.

Major tax cut for UP's 'mom and pop' stores

Major tax cut for UP's 'mom and pop' stores

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

The purpose, behind slashing property tax on small commercial establishments by 70%, was to allow growth of small shops in residential areas, so that people do not have to travel long distances for their daily needs.

Despite all efforts, farmers are still not interested in growing maize

Despite all efforts, farmers are still not interested in growing maize

Rediff.com21 Jun 2019

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat account for 85 per cent of India's maize production.

Sugar glut, a bitter pill for Paswan

Sugar glut, a bitter pill for Paswan

Rediff.com4 Jun 2019

Three million tonnes of buffer stock, where the government bears the interest and insurance cost, was announced by the Centre only for a year and that period is ending in June.

More bad news for mango lovers!

More bad news for mango lovers!

Rediff.com31 May 2019

The plucking of dussehri, which will hit the shelves next week at 50% premium, started late this season, because of poor crop and adverse weather conditions, including hailstorms, in the orchards of Malihabad.

Why BSP bets on door-to-door campaign

Why BSP bets on door-to-door campaign

Rediff.com2 May 2019

The core BSP campaign continues to be 'cadre-based' and personal connect, such as knocking each door or through nukkad sabhas.

Why Scindia is missing in action in western UP

Why Scindia is missing in action in western UP

Rediff.com9 Apr 2019

Even as Priyanka is gaining traction among the electorate and the media, her counterpart for the western UP region, Jyotiraditya Scindia, has been low key and perceptibly missing from the 'heat and dust' of elections in UP, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.

Why Kanpur leather industry has started shifting to Kolkata

Why Kanpur leather industry has started shifting to Kolkata

Rediff.com5 Apr 2019

Closure of tanneries pulls down domestic finished leather exports and local price of raw-skin.

Adityanath's last chance to prove himself?

Adityanath's last chance to prove himself?

Rediff.com26 Mar 2019

The BJP's losses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, where the UP CM had addressed nearly 75 rallies, has put a big question mark on his ability to deliver in high-octane contests, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.

How govt's apathy is hurting potato farmers

How govt's apathy is hurting potato farmers

Rediff.com22 Mar 2019

From output surge to lack of cold storage, not much attention has been given to the potato farmers. The export market, too, is bleak, due to unsuitable domestic varieties and an underdeveloped food processing value chain.

Can 'PM Kisan' help BJP in UP?

Can 'PM Kisan' help BJP in UP?

Rediff.com20 Mar 2019

Over 10 million farmers have received Rs 2,000 crore under the flagship scheme says Virendra Singh Rawat.

Sugarcane economy sets the tone for Uttar Pradesh's LS election

Sugarcane economy sets the tone for Uttar Pradesh's LS election

Rediff.com18 Mar 2019

The RLD has aligned with the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in UP and is attacking the state government on farm distress and the outstanding sugarcane dues.

Lok Sabha polls: No political tweets, or 'likes' for UP police

Lok Sabha polls: No political tweets, or 'likes' for UP police

Rediff.com13 Mar 2019

In a poll related advisory, the cops have been asked not to be seen or perceived as favouring a particular political party or candidate through their social media updates.

Can Priyanka take Congress beyond its 2 bastions in UP?

Can Priyanka take Congress beyond its 2 bastions in UP?

Rediff.com7 Feb 2019

Congress leaders are confident that Priyanka would act as a catalyst for the party and boost the sagging morale of cadres to put up a spirited fight against the BJP and also the SP-BSP pre-poll alliance which had already shut its door on the Congress, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.

Why IIM-Lucknow grads are celebrating!

Why IIM-Lucknow grads are celebrating!

Rediff.com5 Feb 2019

147 domestic and international recruiters -- including Ola, Amazon, Flipkart and Xiaomi -- hired all 460 graduates.

BSP or SP: Who will benefit more from alliance?

BSP or SP: Who will benefit more from alliance?

Rediff.com28 Jan 2019

Statistics show the BSP has always gained from pre-poll alliances, reflecting in the party winning more seats in subsequent elections and largely retaining the vote share too. Virendra Singh Rawat reports.

Under fire on all fronts, 2019 polls a chance for Yogi Adityanath to prove himself

Under fire on all fronts, 2019 polls a chance for Yogi Adityanath to prove himself

Rediff.com14 Jan 2019

The Hindutva poster boy has lost his sheen following the BJP's poll reverses in Hindi heartland states and his style of governance, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.

Ayodhya 2.0: Old story, new actors

Ayodhya 2.0: Old story, new actors

Rediff.com28 Dec 2018

The Ayodhya issue is unlikely to die out anytime soon with parties vying to appropriate majority sentiments in varying proportions to suit their political agendas.

Ikea's Rs 5,000 crore mega plan for Uttar Pradesh

Ikea's Rs 5,000 crore mega plan for Uttar Pradesh

Rediff.com14 Dec 2018

The company is likely to sign a MoU with the Yogi Adityanath government for opening retail stores in the important towns of the state.

Thomas Cook to invest Rs 30 cr; to focus improving tourism in UP

Thomas Cook to invest Rs 30 cr; to focus improving tourism in UP

Rediff.com19 Nov 2018

Thomas Cook India's internal data had highlighted Lucknow region as a high potential source market for holiday business.

Assembly polls 2018: UP CM to add firepower to BJP arsenal

Assembly polls 2018: UP CM to add firepower to BJP arsenal

Rediff.com21 Oct 2018

'Star campaigner' to address election meetings in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan.

Cyber security: SBI Gen Insurance eyes 30% jump in premium income

Cyber security: SBI Gen Insurance eyes 30% jump in premium income

Rediff.com12 Oct 2018

Firms in which IP is critical, such as pharma and research and knowledge-based organisations, were taking the lead in seeking cyber covers to protect their computer systems from hack attacks

UP's Rs 2-trillion plan to boost infrastructure before 2019 polls

UP's Rs 2-trillion plan to boost infrastructure before 2019 polls

Rediff.com11 Sep 2018

While, projects, including Rs 23,000 crore Purvanchal Expressway, totalling Rs 60,000 crore have already been launched, the Yogi Adityanath government is fast paving the way for laying the foundation of the remaining projects before the general election dates are announced.

How Yogi plans to develop Gorakhpur as regional air travel hub

How Yogi plans to develop Gorakhpur as regional air travel hub

Rediff.com7 Sep 2018

Although Gorakhpur is the largest urban centre and trading hub in Eastern UP, catering not only to the neighbouring district but also the adjoining Bihar and Nepal, it had been lacking in proper infrastructure of road and air connectivity, impeding the harnessing of its socioeconomic potential.

UP's Jewar International Airport skids on land woes

UP's Jewar International Airport skids on land woes

Rediff.com5 Sep 2018

Only 50 per cent land acquisition consent received by August 31 deadline, despite state government's offer of thrice the circle rate

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