Severe drought in Texas has cost the state's farmers and ranchers some $1.75 billion so far this year, according to a new estimate published on Wednesday. The Texas Agricultural Extension Service

New coal and lignite mines in the country will soon be opened to the private sector. The coal ministry is going ahead with its move to amend the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act 1973, opeing the

The introduction of new heating oil in South Korea will only give modest respite to the country's ailing refining sector, industry sources said on Tuesday. The new fuel, which has been in use from

Oracle Corp. , the world's largest maker of database software, unveiled on Tuesday a group of programmes to help mid-sized companies ready their computers for the turn of the century. The so-called

The Mahrashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) signed a power purchase agreement with Ispat group for the Rs 4,556 crore 1,082 mw thermal based power project in Bhadrawati in Vidarbha region. The

Mumbai-based Unichem Laboratories plans to set up a dedicated facility at Roha in Maharashtra to manufacture a range of bulk drugs scheduled to go off patent in advanced market by 2000. Unichem's

The directorate of oilseeds research under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has prepared a perspective plan for gradually reducing the domestic demand-supply gap in

The La Nina weather effect wiped out part of Australia's sugarcane crop this week when unseasonal cyclonic wind and rain lashed coastal areas in Australia's sugar state Queensland, blowing over and

The scientific community in the country is stumpted as a mystery killer disease has affected half the coconut trees in

Planters Energy Network (PEN) , a Madurai-based non-governmental organisation supported by the Madurai Kamaraj University, has signed an MoU with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC),