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UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and reduction of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food, and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach “zero hunger.” Population growth needs supplies of more nutritious food at affordable prices, but increasing …

Reviewing This Fees, Says Centre, On Airlines Charging For Web Check-In

The government said on Monday that it was reviewing airlines’ decision to charge passengers for any of the seats chosen at the time of web check-in to ascertain whether the move is in compliance with existing rules. No-frills airline IndiGo, which has a domestic market share of nearly 43 percent, has been levying charges for …

No Indian minister should go for Kartarpur Corridor stone-laying ceremony in Pakistan, says Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday backed Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s decision to deny the invitation to attend the stone-laying ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor on the Pakistan side. “No Indian minister should go to the other side of the border until Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism,” he said. “I don’t think any …

BJP accuses Congress of having 'feudalistic mindset' after Raj Babbar's comments on Narendra Modi's mother

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday stated that the Congress’ remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother showed nothing but the party’s “feudalistic mindset.” Labeling a press conference in Bhopal, BJP vice-president Prabhat Jha said the Congress was so perturbed by the persona of the prime minister that they had to resort to attacking …

Natural gas production to rise by a third if output locked in ONGC, OIL fields opens up

India’s natural gas production will rise by a third provided the result locked in a dozen fields of state-owned ONGC and OIL is opened up by giving remunerative market prices, people with knowledge of the matter said. India Presently produces about 90 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) of natural gas and has ambitious …

FPIs invest over $1 bn on easing oil prices, rupee recovery

Foreign investors have reached in nearly Rs 8,285 crore into the Indian capital markets so far this month, after pulling out hefty funds in October, due to the decrease in crude oil prices, recovery in rupee and improvement in the liquidity situation. The current infusion comes following a net outflow of more than Rs 38,900 …

Petrol price cut by 20 paise; now at mid-August levels

The price of petrol has been reduced by 20 paise a liter and diesel by 18 paise a liter. This is the 29th straight daily reduction in rates. The price hikes had, earlier, increased a political uproar. The rates have been on the decrement since October 18. This has cleared out all hikes in fuel …

Essel Projects to set up Rs 700-cr desalination plant in Gujarat

The Gujarat government on Saturday declared the setting up of State’s largest desalination plant at Jamnagar with daily capacity to treat 100 million litres per day (MLD) of seawater. An agreement is signed among Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited and Essel Infraprojects Limited for the Rs 700-crore project to be developed under Public Private Partnership (PPP). …

Govt to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees

The government will provide employers with the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month, the Women and Child Development ministry announced on Thursday. The announcement, which includes the government as well as the private sector, comes in the wake of complaints that many …

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Weavers, designers, academics have committed to publishing the innovations in the handloom sector in India. Legal experts will help construct new protection mechanisms to save creativity. The NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad, has offered to create a special group, work with weavers and write a new law that will highlight their concerns to strengthen the struggling …

Bill to protect work permits of H4 visa holders introduced in US Congress

A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H1-B visa holders, which comprise Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this advantage would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses. H-4 visas are …

PM Modi changed work culture in the country

A policy paralysis existed in the UPA regime and Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed the “work culture” after coming to power, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Friday. He was saying at the release of ‘report card’ of Anil Shirole, the Lok Sabha member from Pune. “We are experiencing a change in overall political work culture. Before Modi …