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13 January, 2019 6:30 AM Happy Lohri 2019: Lohri As The Harvest Festival Of Punjab

Happy Lohri 2019: As one goes around celebrating Lohri and wishing their loved ones a happy Lohri, here are some interesting facts behind Lohri and why it is celebrated as a harvest festival of Punjab. Happy Lohri! As one goes around celebrating Lohri and wishing their loved ones a happy Lohri, here are some interesting facts behind Lohri and why it is celebrated 251

11 January, 2019 10:22 AM Lohri 2019: Date, History, Celebration, Significance Of Lohri

Lohri, the Punjabi harvest festival, falls on January 13, Sunday, this year. It is a celebration of the winter crop season. Sun deity, surya, is also remembered on this day. Lohri is observed just a night before Makar Sankranti, a festival that marks the end of the month with the winter solstice and beginning of longer days. The festival is mainly celebrated 172

28 December, 2018 12:36 PM Government Doubles Export Incentives For Onion Farmers

The government on Friday doubled export incentives for onion farmers to 10 per cent, following steep drops in recent weeks in the prices for onions, a staple food in the country. The move will result in better prices for onions in the domestic market, the government said in a statement. The export incentive programme allows farmers to get a credit from the government 148

24 December, 2018 8:12 AM SLCM's NBFC arm Kissandhan raises Rs 29 cr via NCDs

Agri-logistics firm Sohan Lal Commodity Management's (SLCM) NBFC arm Kissandhan Monday said it has raised Rs 29 crore through an issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to Geneva-based Symbiotics Group. The debentures were subscribed by AAV Sarl, an affiliate of global impact investment company Symbiotics Group. "Getting funding from large foreign 108

19 December, 2018 3:36 PM From Karnataka, A Reality Check On Farm Loan Waivers

Bhadramma grows tomatoes, maize and potatoes on her one acre land in Karnataka's Doddaballapur Taluk. Like millions of farmers across the country, she took a loan to help improve her condition - a loan that has now been waived by the Karnataka government. "I could not repay the loan because there was no rain and no crop. Here, they asked for my Aadhaar 140

16 December, 2018 5:29 AM In Pics: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha And Malaika Arora Attend Nirvaan Khan's Birthday Bash

Sohail Khan hosted a birthday bash for his son Nirvaan at his new Mumbai residence Actor Sohail Khan's son Nirvaan Khan celebrated his birthday on Saturday night and he did it in style. Actor Sohail Khan hosted a grand birthday party for his son Nirvaan at their new Mumbai residence, which was attended by family members and close friends. Needless to say, members 383

21 November, 2018 2:14 PM TDP promises loan waiver, investment support for farmers in manifesto

Loan waiver and an investment support scheme for farmers, free cycles to girl students and free laptops to college and university students are some of the highlights of the Telugu Desam Party's manifesto for the coming Telangana Assembly elections. The manifesto was released by TDP's Telangana unit president L Ramana. The manifesto promised waiver of up to Rs two lakh agricultural 153

21 November, 2018 6:50 AM UPL rises 2% as Mauritius subsidiary buys agrochemical company in Costa Rica

UPL-Bioquim Group deal is expected to be completed in first half of calendar year 2019. After buying agrochemical company in Costa Rica by the subsidiary, UPL shares gained more than 2 percent intraday Wednesday. UPL Corporation (Mauritius), the wholly owned subsidiary of the company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire directly or through its subsidiaries 163

21 November, 2018 2:36 AM Telangana Will Become Blind If Congress Comes To Power: KCR

Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and caretaker Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has said that if the Congress comes to power, the state will go blind. Talking about providing electricity to Siddipet district, Mr Rao claimed during an election rally that "Telangana ranked number one in all the sectors. In the next two years, train will come to Siddipet 137

19 November, 2018 12:28 PM Sugar production down 15% so far in 2018-19 mkt year

India's sugar production fell by 15 percent to 1.16 million tonnes till November 15 of the current marketing year that started last month as many mills have not yet started crushing operation in this season, industry body ISMA said on November 19. Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) had last month forecast that the production in the current 2018-19 marketing 117