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9 November, 2018 8:24 AM BJP to release manifesto for Chhattisgarh on Saturday, focus on farmers and youth

The 'Sanklap Patar' will be released by BJP president Amit Shah here, Agrawal, who heads the BJP's manifesto drafting committee, said on Friday.  Raipur: In a last attempt to woo voters ahead of the first phase of polling in Chhattisgarh, the ruling BJP will release its "game changer" manifesto on Saturday with special focus on farmers and youth, state 113

8 November, 2018 10:37 AM Arun Jaitley justifies Demonetisation, says shake-up required to make India move to digital transactions

New Delhi: On the second anniversary of Demonetisation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dismissed the “ill-informed criticism” of the note ban. Refusing claims that almost the entire cash money got deposited in the banks, Jaitley in a Facebook post wrote that confiscation of currency was not an objective of Demonetisation. “Getting it into the formal economy 151

1 November, 2018 3:16 AM Don't 'forgive' Modi in 2019 LS polls: Yashwant Sinha to farmers

Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday said people should not "forgive" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "uproot" his government in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He was addressing a farmers' gathering at Vanthali in Gujarat's Junagadh district, around 300 km from here. "This government has failed on all fronts. Everyone is suffering, be it farmers 115

31 October, 2018 5:05 PM Railways increases freight rates for major commodities by almost 9%

The railways has effected a 8.75-percent increase in freight rates for major commodities such as coal, steel, iron ore, and raw materials for steel plants, according to an official statement on Wednesday. "The decision to rationalise freight rates will result in additional revenue generation for Indian Railways to the tune of Rs 3,344 crore. The additional 118

24 October, 2018 10:22 PM IFFCO ranks first among world's top 300 cooperatives

New Delhi: Fertiliser major IFFCO topped the list of world's premiere 300 cooperatives, according to the World Cooperative Monitor's latest report for 2018. “The 7th edition of the report titled ‘World Cooperative Monitor 2018’ has named IFFCO as the number one cooperative in the world based on the ratio of turnover over gross domestic product (GDP) 115

19 October, 2018 7:43 AM Rising Onion Prices Make Delhiites Shed Tears

Wholesale and retail onion rates in New Delhi have hit the roof in the last 10 days because of low supply from other states. Wholesale onion prices have surged up to Rs 23 per kg, reported news agency Press Trust of India (PTI). Retail prices of onions followed suit. Depending on the quality and locality, onions can be bought in the range of Rs 30-40 per kg. "There 96

19 October, 2018 7:16 AM Onion Prices On The Rise In Delhi Due To Tight Supplies

In retail markets, onions were quoted in the range of Rs 30-40 per kg depending on the quality and locality. Wholesale onion prices in Delhi have shot up to Rs 23 per kg in the last ten days on tight supplies from producing states, a traders body said. A similar increase was seen in the retail markets, where the kitchen staple was quoted in the range 87

18 October, 2018 1:35 PM Punjab Farmers Hold Rail Roko Agitation, Few Passenger Trains Cancelled

The one-day 'Rail Roko' Rail Roko led to the cancellation of 5 passenger trains - Bhagtanwala-Khemkaran-Bhagtanwala, Amritsar-Qadian-Amritsar, Ferozepur-Jalandhar City, Jalandhar City-Amritsar and Amritsar-Jalandhar city. A few passenger trains were cancelled in Punjab today due to a rail roko agitation by farmers in support of their demands, including 108

15 October, 2018 9:04 AM Telangana Congress Gears Up For Rahul Gandhi's Visit

Rahul Gandhi had visited Telangana in August last and interacted with women of Self Help Groups and others. Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy and other party leaders today inspected the arrangements for the visit of party President Rahul Gandhi to Telangana on October 20. Mr Reddy and others left from Hyderabad by a chopper 82

15 October, 2018 8:02 AM Delayed monsoon withdrawal to benefit rabi sowing: SK Malhotra

The delayed southwest monsoon withdrawal will benefit winter (rabi) crops like wheat and mustard, the sowing of which has kick started in pockets of Rajasthan, according to Agriculture Commissioner S K Malhotra. The sowing of rabi crops -- wheat, barley, gram, lentil, rapeseed, mustard and safflower -- normally begins from October through February and harvesting 105