Nilofar may weaken as depression near Gujarat coast: India Met

Vinson Kurian

Very severe cyclone Nilofar is expected to weaken a round as a severe cyclone during the course... »

Sugar output estimated at 250.5 lakh t during 2014-15

Aditi Nigam

Sugar production is expected to be around 250.46 lakh tonnes during 2014-15, a tad higher than t... »

Cotton, groundnut crops in Gujarat face trouble as cyclone Nilofar heads to Kutch

Rutam Vora

Though cyclone Nilofar is slated to weaken before its landfall near Naliya in Kutch, cotton and... »

Nilofar weakening over water ahead of turn towards Gujarat

Vinson Kurian

The very severe cyclone Nilofar has started weakening even before changing track towards... »

Govt hikes minimum support price of wheat by ₹50/quintal

Our Bureau

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday... »

Crop Care Federation questions NPOF data 

Tomojit Basu

After taking on foreign-funded NGOs, the Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) now has its sights set on the Indian Government. In a letter sent to the Prime Minister’s Office dated October 27, CCF... »

Green certificate for Harrisons Malayalam estates

Our Bureau

Harrisons Malayalam Ltd (HML) tea estates in Kerala, along with five factories belonging to the company, has been certified for Sustainable Agricultural Network/Rain forest Alliance (SAN/RA) by th... »

Don’t go for paddy in rabi, Telangana Govt tells farmers

KV Kurmanath

The Telangana Government has asked the farmers to go for crops that require less water. Farmers were asked to shun paddy this season, keeping in view the unfavourable weather conditions. ... »

Cyclone Nilofar peaks, beats predecessor Hudhud in raw power

Vinson Kurian

Very severe cyclone Nilofar is now at its peak strength featuring wind speeds of up to 210 km/hr gusting to 220 km/hr, according to the India Met Department. This beats predecessor Hudhud... »

CCI steps in to procure cotton as prices plunge

Vishwanath Kulkarni

With cotton prices falling below the minimum support price levels, the Cotton Corporation of India has begun procurement in the select markets of Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Ma... »

Centre hopeful of U.P. sugar mills start cane crushing soon


Amid private Uttar Pradesh sugar mills’ threat to shut operations this season, the Centre today said millers would eventually start their factories though crushing operations may get delayed by... »

Central, south Gujarat likely to bear the brunt of Cyclone Nilofar

Vinson Kurian

Just as very severe cyclone Nilofar prowls the Arabian Sea, churn is being initiated in the Andaman Sea and transmitted into the southwest Bay of Bengal, off Sri Lanka and south-east Tamil Nadu. »

Govt keen to increase farm production: Minister


The government is focusing on increasing farm productivity and several initiatives are being taken to achieve this goal, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Monday.Singh conveyed... »

NSEL crisis: Govt mulls Board changes for merged entity


After ordering merger of crisis-hit NSEL with parent firm Financial Technologies to help affected investors get their dues, the Government is starting a process to assess compensation amounts and... »

Minister expresses concern over deep sea fishing policy report

V Sajeev Kumar

The Kerala Fisheries Minister, K Babu, has expressed concern over the deep sea fishing policy report, saying that "it is harmful to traditional fisher folk in the country''. Suggesti... »

Cyclone Nilofar may hit north Gujarat by Thursday

Demand concerns put pressure on base metals

Prices decline at Kochi tea sale

Crude oil resumes downslide

Met Dept puts out cyclone watch in Arabian Sea

Volume slides at Coonoor tea sale

Low-pressure area in Arabian Sea likely to turn into depression by Friday

Simbhaoli Sugars to fight NGT order

Icrisat scientist gets Japanese award

KV Kurmanath

A senior scientist with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) has been conferred the 2014 Sano Touzaburo Special Prize. CL Laxmipathi Gowda, Deputy D... »

Volume rises at Coonoor tea sale


A volume of 21.68 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 44 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday. This is 4.16 lakh kg more than the offer of last... »

Stakeholders stress importance of mechanisation in arecanut sector

A J Vinayak

A stakeholders’ meeting to enhance productivity and value addition in arecanut plantations has stressed on the need for mechanisation in arecanut sector. Participating in the meeting... »

Upasi asks centre to curb rubber imports


The United Planters’ Association of Southern India (Upasi) has urged the Centre to curtail unrestricted imports of natural rubber immediately.“The crisis in the rubber sector continu... »

Telangana govt tells farmers to grow crops that require less water

K V Kurmanath

The Telangana Government has asked farmers to go for crops that require less water. It wanted them to shun paddy this season, keeping in view the unfavourable weather conditions. State Ag... »  

Cyclone Nilofar to cross Gujarat coast only on Saturday

Satellite image taken on October 28, 2014.

Vinson Kurian

Very severe cyclone Nilofar is now expected to weaken two rounds and cross the Gujarat coast as a minimal cyclone a day later than expected. The revised date of landfall is Saturday (Nov... »

Govt to assess sugar output before giving export subsidy


Government will consider extending subsidy on exports of raw sugar after assessing the production estimates for the current 2014-15 marketing year and sugarcane arrears to farmers, a top food mini... »

India to consider extending incentives for raw sugar exports


India will consider extending the incentives for raw sugar exports after Oct. 29 when leading cane growing states forecast their sugar output for the new season beginning October, two government s... »

Very severe cyclone Nilofar may weaken ahead of landfall

Satellite image taken on October 27, 2014.

Vinson Kurian

Arabian Sea Cyclone Nilofar is now a very severe cyclone, only one step away from class-topping super cyclone status, an India Met update said this afternoon. But all available indication... »

Kharif paddy, pulses severely hit in Telangana

K V Kurmanath

With the kharif season coming to a close, Telangana has registered a significant drop in acreage of paddy and pulses. Official figures show a decline of 20 per cent in paddy and a 30 per cent in p... »

TN hikes milk prices by Rs 10 a litre

Paswan demands hike in import duty on edible oils

Arabian Sea storm may develop into a cyclone, target Gujarat

Short supply lifts castorseed

Slack buying pounds pulses

McLeod Russel​ to buy 90% stake in Rwanda's Pfunda Tea for $19.5 mn

Models say Gujarat must be wary of brewing Arabian Sea cyclone


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‘Internet growth in India will have a big global impact’

Thomas K Thomas

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for the next billion Internet users has brought... »

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