February 2018

Foodgrain

The total foodgrains output for 2017-18 is estimated at a record 277.49 million tonnes despite expected decline in the production of wheat and oilseeds, as per the 2nd Advance Estimates of Food grains Production released by the Union Agriculture Ministry here on Tuesday. Last year’s total food grains output was 275.11 million tonnes. The output of wheat is expected to be lower by 1.40 million tonnes compared to the previous

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Continuing his barrage on the corruption charges of the ruling Congress government in Karnataka headed by Siddaramaiah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought the farmers of the State to ensure BJP’s victory in the forthcoming Assembly election to enable it to march forward for a bright future. Participating in a massive farmers rally organised bv the BJP to celebrate the 75th birthday of BJP State President and former Chief

Canberra

A deluge on Sunday brought parts of Canberra to a standstill and left some residents counting the cost as their homes flooded, an ABC News report said. After a night of high winds and rain, Canberrans woke up on Sunday to more wet weather, which caused flash flooding through the morning. Sixty millimetres of rain were recorded in the space of an hour at Sullivan’s creek, just off Lake Burley

Barnaby

Acting Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie has urged her party to put forward just one candidate to replace Barnaby Joyce, after the embattled MP announced on Friday he would quit the Deputy Prime Minister’s role, an ABC News report said on Sunday. Mr Joyce’s decision followed almost a fortnight of pressure to fall on his sword, after it was revealed he had an affair with his former media adviser. In a

India

Congratulating all scientists on National Science Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said technology and artificial intelligence must be used to ensure welfare of poor and underprivileged. ‘On National Science Day, I congratulate all our scientists and all those who work in science,’ Mr Modi said in the latest edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki baat ‘. Terming Science and technology as ‘value neutral’, he said,’Technology and

India

India on Sunday congratulated China on being elected as the Vice President of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and expressed hope that it would uphold and support the objective and standards of the task force in an impartial way. The FATF is a 37-nation member and works as a global watchdog on money laundering and terror financing. In a tweet, Ministry of External Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, ‘Congratulations to

India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the world has received positive vibrations from Auroville in many forms over the years, be it unending education, environment regeneration, renewal energy, organic agriculture, appropriate building technologies, water management or waste management. Inaugurating the golden jubilee week at Auroville International city in Villippuram district of Tamil Nadu near here, he said Auroville has been a pioneer and done a lot to promote

Modi

Giving a big push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ plan, Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday successfully flew its Rustom 2 at its Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Chalakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. This flight assumes significance as it is the first flight in user configuration with higher power engine, an official statement said. All parameters were normal. Secretary in the Department of Defence

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Post Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has asked 16 other Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to give details of of all the loans offered to Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. The ED has also asked to furnish details like nature of the loans, and collateral offered against these loans. According to some estimates, total losses of these public sector banks could well swell up to

श्रीदेवी

बॉलीवुड की ऐसी ‘चांदनी’ जिसने फिल्म जगत को रौशन कर दिया. ‘रुप की वो रानी’ जिसकी सुंदरता का हर कोई दिवाना था… ऐसी ‘चालबाज’ जिसकी चालबाजी ने सबका दिल जीत लिया… और रातों रात वो वॉलीबुड की सुपरस्टार बन गई. लेकिन कुदरत के सबसे क्रूर सत्य ने बॉलीवुड में अंधेरा कर दिया. मशहूर अदाकार श्रीदेवी का निधन हो गया है. वो महज 54 साल की थीं. उन्होंने दुबई में आखिरी