RURAL AWAAZ

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

Credit flow to agriculture increased by 57 per cent: Govt

AMN / NEW DELHI Agricultural credit flow has increased by 57 per cent to Rs 11 lakh crore in the last 4 years, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday. In a statement, the Ministry said that interest subsidy has also been increased by one and half times to 15 thousand crore rupees. It said, several … Continue reading Credit flow to agriculture increased by 57 per cent: Govt

Government denies shortage of urea fertilizer

AMN / NEW DELHI Government has denied any shortage of urea fertilizer in the country. Talking to reporters outside Parliament on Friday , Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Sadananda Gowda said, his ministry is in touch with State Chief Secretaries on daily basis over the issue and there is no scarcity anywhere. He said the crisis … Continue reading Government denies shortage of urea fertilizer

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ELECTIONS

EC issues notice to Siddhu for seeking votes on religious lines

  AMN The Election commission has issued a notice to Congress leader, Navjot Singh Siddhu for seeki ...

EC stops online streaming of web series on PM Modi

AMN / NEW DELHI The Election Commission has ordered to stop online streaming of a web series on Prime Ministe ...

Electioneering at its peak for 3rd phase of LS polls

AGENCIES Leaders across political spectrum holding rallies and roadshows for the third phase of Lok Sabha ele ...

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SPORTS

Asian Weightlifting Championships begin in China

The Asian Weightlifting Championships began in Ningbo, China today. The competition will continue till the 28t ...

Asian Athletics Championships to begin in Doha tomorrow

The Asian Athletics Championships will begin in Doha tomorrow. The first day will decide eight gold medals. ...

IPL: Rajasthan defeat Mumbai by five wickets

In IPL Cricket, Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in Jaipur this evening. Rajasthan ach ...

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MARQUEE

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

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

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

Priyanka Chopra is among world powerful women

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

Documentary on Menstruation stigma ‘Period’ wins Oscar

  WEB DESK A Netflix documentary Period. End of sentence, on the menstruation taboo in rural India has ...

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ART & CULTURE

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 ...

Telugu poet K Siva Reddy selected for prestigious Saraswati Samman

  AMN Noted Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman, 2018 for h ...