The impact of flood on sericulture activities in West Bengal has been severe. In Malda, where more tha 90 per cent of the area is under mulberry plantation has been affected. The flood damaged the

A preliminary probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the Rs 1,000 crore Australian wheat import deal made through STC has suggested that the central exchequer apparently suffered a loss

The Bhutan government has banned the sale of mustard oil imported from India. Bhutan imports more than 4 million kg of cooking medium from India every year out of which more than 2 million kg is

As a fallout of the dip in diplomatic relations, Pakistan has decided not to join forces with India in fighting the basmati patent granted to US company RiceTec Inc, and instead is challenging it

By exploiting a compound isloated from a Chinese herb, researchers in Lucknow have developed an anti-malaria drug to cure cerebral malaria. Scientists at the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI)

In an ironic twist to the fight over Basmati, the US agro company RiceTec, says it has been guided by Indian research, particularly by IARI national professor and renowned rice breeder E A

The draft Bills to introduce the new agriculture policy and Plan Varieties Protection (PVP) Act remained elusive in yet another session of Parliament despite promises by Union minister of state for

The textile ministry is likely to shortly grant a 10 per cent external market assistance (EMA) on the newly launched environment-friendly hydrocarbon free (HCF) jute bags.

Scores of endangered spotted and hog deer from the Kaziranga National Park in Assam are ending up steaming on plates on roadside food stalls closer to the Wildlife sanctuary. The delicacies served in

The cost of rural electricity is always over-estimated and state electricity boards pass off large-scale systems losses and power thefts as agricultural losses. The value added by 1 kwh of

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