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‘Farm growth to meet 4% target despite poor rains’

Even while the monsoon rains this year have been late and erratic, Union agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh claimed that the farm growth would meet the target of four per cent and the government wo

Loco speed to go up to 200 kmph, trials soon


While keeping the bullet train dream alive, the railways, with the help of Germany, has commissioned speed enhancement of electrical loco to 200 kmph, which will be ready for trial in six months’ time

‘States have complaints on Food Bill’

“A number of states have come forth with numerous complaints against the Food Security Act.

States doing very little on food security law: Ram Vilas Paswan

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan in New Delhi on Wednesday. 	— PTI

The National Food Security Act, a showpiece of UPA-2, seems headed for an uncertain future.

Scientists develop new Basmati breed

New breed will be free from pesticide residue & giving 150% more per-hectare yield

NDA reforms hit union hurdle

Unions across party lines are voicing protest against decision to allow 100 per cent FDI in railways and 49 per cent in insurance

BSP may get only 2 in Rajya Sabha


After scoring a perfect blank in the Lok Sabha elections, the downhill journey of the parliamentary strength of the Mayawati-led BSP is set to further continue.

Plan for hi-tech rail ticketing soon

The Indian Railways plans to introduce high-tech automatic ticket checking and fare collection systems across its vast network.

Mulayam Singh Yadav will back Amar Singh for Rajya Sabha

Mulayam Singh Yadav will back Amar Singh for Rajya Sabha

In a bid to buy insurance for the political career of his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and ward off his detractors, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is set to support f

Railways plan to cut diesel in limbo


The ambitious plan of the railways to cut down its diesel bill by mixing bio-diesel appears to have hit a roadblock.

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.