Category Archives: Plot in India

Cote D’Ivoire’s Green Revolution

You don’t often hear ‘Africa rising’ (that increasingly hackneyed phrase beloved of development conferences) in the same breath as agriculture. Urbanisation, manufacturing, mobiles are the buzzwords more likely to be bandied around in debates about the continent’s future (at least … Continue reading

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For the Kids

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not,” J. K. Rowling said to Harvard’s class of 2008, a group of millennials she called “the world’s largest Gryffindor reunion.” Fourteen at the time, I was … Continue reading

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Terror’s evolving threat to Singapore

A few weeks after the Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States, two Al-Qaeda operatives arrived separately in Singapore to start scouting for targets. A plan was formed to detonate six truck bombs across the island. The men, … Continue reading

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Bizmen ask Raman for toll-free DND

NOIDA: City industrialists held a meeting with Noida authority chairperson Rama Raman on Monday, detailing civic problems faced in the city. Udyog Sahayak Samiti (USS), the industrialist body, demanded a toll-free Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway, freedom from parking mafia and encroachment, … Continue reading

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Agriculture minister urges Indian farmers to grow flood-tolerant rice – FoodNavigator

Flood-tolerant rice can help bring a second green revolution to eastern India, Singh said at an event in Bihar last week. “About 30% of India’s rice areas are flood prone,” said Sudhanshu Singh, an agronomist at the International Rice Research … Continue reading

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Burning of dry leaves adding to city’s pollution

AGRA: The administration may have banned burning of garbage in the city and directed the civic agencies to impose a fine on defaulters, it seems to have had little impact on Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) sanitary staff who sweep roads … Continue reading

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Construction advisory for builders in Noida

NOIDA: Following fresh tremors in the twin cities on Sunday afternoon, the three development authorities in Gautam Budh Nagar have decided to issue an advisory to city developers and individual plots owners to follow guidelines of National Building Code and … Continue reading

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Local humour in ‘Karachi se Lahore’ will make it worth watching

The first quarter of 2015 hasn’t even passed and we have more than five films lined up for the year. But the best part about this is that all films do not follow the same old script and cast and … Continue reading

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Encroachments raise a storm in Tuem

Mapusa: The issue of encroachment on government land involving the former sarpanch and the present panch member dominated the Tuem gram sabha held on Sunday. The villagers accused panch member Prajakta Kannaik of encroaching on land belonging to the Goa … Continue reading

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From Our other Editions today

ChandigarhGovt school has no building A primary governemnt school in Hoshiarpur town has been virtually running under trees as both its buildings have been declared unsafe. Apart from having to sit out in the open, the 109 students here — … Continue reading

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