Saffron prices rise 15% as snowfall damages crop in Kashmir
Farmers have requested the Jammu & Kashmir administration to start a crop insurance policy.
Don't stay out in smog for long: Air pollution can damage brain, lead to Alzheimer's
Fine particles come from traffic exhaust, smoke and dust...
Cabinet approves import of 1.2 lakh tonnes onion: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
The move comes after the government's various efforts t...
Kashmir trade body plans to sue government for shutdown damages
India turned Jammu & Kashmir into a union territory, tightening control in a move it said would rein in militancy in the region, and promote its development. But KCCI said development was elusive, thanks to a protracted shutdown after people closed markets and businesses as a mark of protest, and for fear of reprisals from insurgents.
Private traders place onion import orders; 1,000 tonnes expected by month-end: Govt official
The retail prices of onion had soared to Rs 100/kg a week back in the national capital, but the government's various interventions helped it to cool down. The shipments will come smoothly as the government has liberalised phytosanitary and fumigation norms for import of onion till December-end, the official added.
Prices of pulses rise on reports of crop damage due to heavy rains in central and west India
The prices of pulses have been rising over the past 2 weeks, due to crop damage brought on by heavy rains in western and central parts of the country. In Delhi, some pulses have become costlier by about 12%. Prerana Desai, head of research at Edelweiss Agri Services & Credit, said prices have risen in part due to the import restriction imposed by the government.
1962 conflict with China significantly damaged India's standing at world stage: S Jaishankar
Delivering the fourth Ramnath Goenka memorial lecture, Jaishankar also said the Simla agreement of 1972 resulted in a revanchist Pakistan continuing problems in Jammu and Kashmir.
Maharashtra: Farmers protest in Mumbai, demand reimbursement of crop loss
Maharashtra farmers staged protest in Mumbai on Nov 14. They staged the protest against the crop loss due to untimely rains. They are also d...
Pollution won't spare your little one: Kids deemed more vulnerable to damage than adults
Kids these days are likely to face increased risk from severe floods, prolonged droughts, and wildfires.
Not insuring your car keys can cost you heavily now
If you have a car with remote-key/keyless FOB, taking insurance cover for your car keys becomes important. A car key insurance add-on in your policy covers the cost of replacing complete key lockset in a situation where you have lost your car keys.
One third of Maharashtra’s cultivated area damaged due to unseasonal rainfall
The incessant downpour in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and parts of Telangana since October caused widespread damage to crops including soyabean, cotton, paddy, maize, jowar, bajra and ragi and high-value horticulture crops such as grapes, pomegranates and vegetables. Grape exports may be delayed or fall, while production of cotton and maize are expected to be lower this year.
Maha governor announces financial relief for rain-hit farmers
The relief entails Rs 8,000 per hectare up to two hectares for agricultural Kharif crops and Rs 18,000 per hectare up to two hectares for horticulture/perennial crops.
Unseasonal rains damage crops in Maharashtra
Meteorological Department has predicted that parts of the state may also see windy conditions on October 25-26, which would bring further heavy rains. In western and northern parts of the state, nearly four lakh hectares of crops were damaged.
Bayer CropScience Q2 profit rises slightly to Rs 170 crore
Total income rose to Rs 1,356.5 crore against Rs 1,249.1 crore.
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