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Mayank Bhardwaj

India set to see average monsoon rains this year

15 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI India is likely to see average monsoon rains this year, the state-run weather office said on Monday, which should support agricultural production and economic growth in Asia's third-biggest economy, where half of the farmland lacks irrigation.

Indian sugar mills owe record $4.38 billion to cane growers

11 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's money-losing sugar mills have run up a record $4.38 billion in arrears to 50 million cane farmers, who have gone unpaid for their produce for more than a year, industry and government sources said on Thursday.

BJP's Hindu allies quietly put controversial Ayodhya temple plan on backburner

03 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI Millions of Hindus will wake up at the crack of dawn this Saturday, five days before the start of India's general election, and march to nearby temples to chant a sacred hymn and renew a pledge to build a Ram temple on the ruins of the 16th-century Babri mosque.

Promise of handouts by India's Congress could dent Modi's momentum

28 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI The main opposition Congress party's promise to give sizable cash handouts to India's poorest families if voted to power could reenergize its campaign to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the general election starting in two weeks.

Promise of handouts by Congress could dent Modi's momentum

28 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI The main opposition Congress party's promise to give sizable cash handouts to India's poorest families if voted to power could re-energise its campaign to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the general election starting in two weeks.

RPT-India's monsoon should be robust provided no El Nino surprise -top govt forecaster

28 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI, March 27 India's monsoon, crucial for Asia's third largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn't a surprise El Nino phenomenon, Indian's top government weather official said on Wednesday.

Monsoon should be robust provided no El Nino surprise: India Meteorological Department official

27 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India's monsoon, crucial for Asia's third largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn't a surprise El Nino phenomenon, the top India Meteorological Department official said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Indian antitrust watchdog raids Glencore business, others over pulse prices - sources

16 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India's antitrust watchdog raided units of global commodities trader Glencore and two other firms in Mumbai on Saturday in an inquiry into alleged collusion on the price of pulses, four sources with knowledge of the raids told Reuters.

In fresh blow to Monsanto, India cuts GM cotton seed royalty

11 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India has cut the royalties that local seed companies pay to German drugmaker Bayer AG's Monsanto unit for the third time in four years.

Furious farmers stage protests after turmeric prices crash in India

01 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI A bumper harvest has led to a crash in turmeric prices in India, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of the bright yellow spice, causing furious farmers to stage protests in key growing regions demanding government help, growers and traders said.

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