RURAL AWAAZ

Govt issues drought advisory to 6 states

Asks Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, AP, Telangana and Tamil Nadu to use water judiciously AMN / NEW DELHI Centre has issued a drought advisory to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu and asked them to use water judiciously as water storage in dams dropping to a critical level. A member of the Central … Continue reading Govt issues drought advisory to 6 states

AIKS urges Govt to Declare National Calamity in Fani Affected Odisha

The BJD Govt that is basking in glory over its supposed evacuation of 14 million people and minimising human casualties has failed to live up to expectations in providing relief and mitigating suffering on a war footing, says AIKS.   Our Correspondents / Bhubneshwar / New Delhi All India Kisan Sabha, AIKS has urged the … Continue reading AIKS urges Govt to Declare National Calamity in Fani Affected Odisha

Thunderstorm calamity: Kisan Sabha seeks compensation for farmers

AIKS seeks compensation for the families who have lost their members due to the thunderstorm and for those farmers who are facing the loss of the crops. A big region of the country has been hit by rain and thunderstorm in the last few days, due to which there was a huge loss of life … Continue reading Thunderstorm calamity: Kisan Sabha seeks compensation for farmers

Govt to provide financial assistance for marketing of agriculture products

  AMN / NEW DELHI The government has introduced a scheme for providing financial assistance for transport and marketing of agriculture products with a view to boosting export of farm commodities to certain countries in Europe and North America. Under the Transport and Marketing Assistance scheme, the government would reimburse a certain portion of freight … Continue reading Govt to provide financial assistance for marketing of agriculture products

Govt approves soft loan to sugar mills to facilitate payment of dues of farmers

AMN / NEW DELHI To help the sugar industry to clear its cane dues arrears, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister today approved the proposal to provide soft loans to the extent of about Rs. 7900-10540 crore to the sugar industry. Government will bear the interest subvention cost @ … Continue reading Govt approves soft loan to sugar mills to facilitate payment of dues of farmers

Govt assures to safeguard interests of tribal people

  Staff Reporter / New Delhi Tribal Affairs Ministry Government has said that it will do everything to safeguard the interests of the tribals following the Supreme Court’s order regarding claims of forest rights by forest-dwelling tribals and other traditional forest dwellers. In a statement, Tribal Affairs Ministry said, the state governments are being sensitised … Continue reading Govt assures to safeguard interests of tribal people

Bihar: Krishi Kumbh begins in Motihari

      AMN / Motihari Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh jointly inaugurated the three -day Krishi Kumbh in here today. Fifteen thousand farmers from different states and about two hundred agricultural scientists are participating in the Kumbh. The objective of Krishi Kumbh is to promote modern techniques and … Continue reading Bihar: Krishi Kumbh begins in Motihari

Govt to conduct survey of all agricultural households in the country

AMN The government has decided to conduct a survey of all agricultural households in the country covering the period from July 2018 to June this year. National Sample Survey Office is the nodal agency. It will focus on their income, expenditure and indebtedness. This information was officially given in the Lok Sabha yesterday

Farmers celebrate harvest festival on eve of Makar Sankranti

  WEB DESK Farmers from across the country begin celebrating the harvest festival on the eve of Makar Sankranti today. The festival is seen as a celebration of the end of the winter and also marks the end of the winter harvest. The festival is known with different names in different parts of the country … Continue reading Farmers celebrate harvest festival on eve of Makar Sankranti

PM Modi’s Statement on Loan Waivers Insensitive & Politically Dishonest: AIKS

NEW DELHI All India Kisan Sabha AIKS has condemned the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi equating farm loan waivers to lollipops. It said that in times of acute agrarian crisis, falling farm incomes and growing indebtedness, loan waiver has a palliative effect provided it reaches the real cultivators. To the crisis-stricken peasantry it could … Continue reading PM Modi’s Statement on Loan Waivers Insensitive & Politically Dishonest: AIKS

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ELECTIONS

It is Modi Lahar again…NDA is leading in 327

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Reports of EVMs replacement completely false: EC

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SPORTS

Hockey: Indian women clinch 3-match series beating S Korea 2-1

  By Harpal Singh Bedi India survived some anxious moments before putting it across host Korea 2-1 to r ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

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Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

66th National Film Awards to be declared after General Elections

  The 66th National Film Awards will be declared after General Elections, 2019. In a statement, Informat ...

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

AGENCIES   Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Opr ...

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ART & CULTURE

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...

Noted Urdu writer Jamil Jalibi is no more

  Author of the seminal history of Urdu literature, editor of one and founder of another eminent literar ...