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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 …

Rupee Edges Higher To Close At 70.79 Against Dollar

The rupee recovered marginally by 8 paise to close at 70.79 against the US dollar on Tuesday on grows selling of the greenback by exporters and softening crude oil prices, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The rupee’s rise was helped by dollar-selling by exporters and banks after the Chinese foreign ministry announced a mutually …

2 Cops Killed In Chhattisgarh Encounter, 8 Maoists Shot Dead

Eight Maoists and two police personnel were murdered in an encounter between the Maoists and security men in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, police said. The gunbattle took place at a forest in Kistaram area bordering Telangana, around 500 km from Raipur when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Sukma’s …

Congress rally in Medchal

Former TRS leader and Chevella MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy Sunday hinted at the possibility of a “tacit understanding” among the ruling party in Telangana and the BJP behind Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s move to dissolve the Vidhan Sabha before completion of its full term. The dissolution of the Assembly in September this year had …

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 …

JK Governor justifies dissolving Assembly, says MLAs were getting terror threats

A day after dissolving the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday justified his decision claiming that MLAs were getting terrorist threats and even directions on government formation.  “I had been receiving reports from several quarters, comprising intelligence agencies, for the last week to ten days that in efforts to form the government, …

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 …

SpaceX gets the nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit

SpaceX got the permission this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s. The SpaceX network would massively multiply the number of satellites around Earth. Since the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was established in 1957, humanity has …

Delhi's air quality 'very poor' after a brief respite

After a brief respite, Delhi’s air quality damaged again to ‘very poor’ category on Friday as a dispersion of pollutants slowed down, authorities said. The overall air quality index was measured at 315 which falls in ‘very poor’ category, according to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR). Sixteen areas recorded ‘very poor’ air quality …

PM Modi pays heartfelt tribute to Indian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of WWI, reaffirms commitment to world peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction today with beneficiaries of the “Ujjwala Yojana”, a government scheme to provide cooking gas cylinders to the poor, had some lighter moments. PM Modi “snagged” an invite to the home of a Tamil Nadu woman for idlis and dosas and also laughed when a woman in Odisha shared that she …

Ananth Kumar’s passing leaves a void for the BJP in Karnataka

Union Chemicals & Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs Minister HN Ananth Kumar, who demised away on Monday, was a product of the Emergency era. Incarcerated for around 30 days in the Central Jail in Bengaluru, he came in contact with BJP leaders Atal Behari Vajpayee and LK Advani, who were also lodged there. His association with …