- Sessions at Hehal institute to train 30 youths as local guides


Ranchi, March 3: To remind residents of the age-old Indian belief of atithi devo bhave (guest is god), a 15-day training programme began on the south campus of the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) in Hehal today.


Ranchi, March 1: If the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has its way, you will soon be able to gorge on street food without fear.

The civic body is making sincere efforts to get

It is being increasingly realized that the forests play a critical role in global carbon cycle and after significant potential to capture carbon and thus could play important role in climate change mitigation.

The present paper examines the cost, return and resource use efficiency in lac cultivation on major lac host plants. This paper is based on the analaysis of data collected on 400 lac growers of Ranchi and West Singhbhum district in the year 2003-2004 and 2004-2005.


New initiative
Ranchi, Feb. 25: If rains or pests pose a problem for farmers, experts of Birsa Agriculture University (BAU) would immediately email them a list of precautions that need to be taken.

Those with specific queries would get answers emailed to their mailboxes. And since farmers here would not be that tech-savvy, BAU will offer an alternative solution.

- Ramdev

BAU vice-chancellor N.N. Singh (left) felicitates adviser to governor G. Krishnan at a convention in Ranchi on Sunday. Picture by Hardeep Singh

Ranchi, Feb. 15: Here

Pits close to Grand Trunk Road set off alarm bells

An abandoned pit in Dhanbad from where coal is extracted illegally. Picture by Gautam Dey

Dhanbad, Feb. 12: The figure is startling.

Officials in Dhanbad have spotted as many as 118 abandoned mine pits that are being used to extract coal illegally.

Farming in progress at the polyhouse. Picture by Hardeep Singh
Ranchi, Feb. 11: Rasila Kothari (50), a floriculturist, is slogging away to meet the Saturday deadline.

The brain behind this mega project, along with 25 staff members, is taking care of 30,000 Dutch roses grown on one acre of land at Chandwe village, Boreya.

Ranchi, Feb. 8: Anti-smoking squads formed by the state government last month to enforce Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules have swung into action, imposing fines on business establishments of the city.