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Political point scoring must stop in Goa. Rope in experts to know cause of hospital deaths

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Maharashtra to Tripura — Kisan Rail is helping Indian farmers deliver, even in a pandemic

Scalability is always a problem with Indian success stories. But that won’t be a problem with the Kisan Rail given the kilometres of tracks at its disposal.
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India’s apocalyptic oxygen crisis needs triage. Govt must save maximum lives, and its reputation

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File image of Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij at the Haryana Police headquarters in Panchkula | Photo: ANI

Haryana to test farmers protesting at borders for Covid, give them vaccines

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij also asked migrant workers to not pay heed to any propaganda and asked them to continue to work like before.
A Punjab farmer in a wheat field | Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Why direct payment to Punjab farmers needs tenancy reforms to be smooth & successful

In order to claim payments for procured foodgrains, Modi govt wants farmers to present proof that they have authority to cultivate the plot on which the crop was grown.
File photo | A pile of organic ginger lies on a warehouse floor in Rangpo, east Sikkim |Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Negotiable warehouse receipts — How the RBI is helping formalise India’s agricultural economy

Most of India’s agricultural produce is still stored in un-registered warehouses. Punjab has five registered warehouses and Assam just two.
Representational image of a farmer applying powdered fertiliser over his farm | ANI

Days after small savings rollback, govt now presses pause on rise in prices of key fertilisers

The decision comes days before major rice-producing states — including West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Assam, where assembly elections are under way — kick off kharif sowing.
Sacks of wheat in a godown | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Punjab govt agrees to implement direct bank transfer of MSP for farmers from 10 April

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has called a meeting with 'arthiyas' (commission agents) Friday to discuss about a new mechanism ahead of wheat procurement that will commence from 10 April.
A farmer working in a field | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Armed with AI & drones, online mandis shake up farming, aim to cut waste to boost farm income

E-mandis deploy tech such as AI and drones to inject efficiency all along the supply chain. Indian players in the field include INI Farms, Agribazaar, Monks Bouffe, and Crofarm.

This is how RSS plans to expand base in rural UP with Ram Temple & farmers in focus

A blueprint for the RSS plan was chalked out last week in Lucknow, which was attended by its new general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale. 

On Camera

File image of Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma | PTI

Covid, connectivity, climate – CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has early mover advantage in Assam

From visiting Covid patients at 2:30 am to giving deadlines for Dispur flyover, Himanta Biswa Sarma has hit the ground running as CM.
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Indians seen rushing for gold loans again as pandemic deepens economic distress, uncertainty

In India, with nearly every household owning gold jewellery in some quantity, gold loans are a preferred option at a time of widespread unemployment and loss of income.

Defence

Russia's S-400 air defence system

Despite Covid, 100+ IAF personnel are in Russia on S-400 missile training as delivery nears

The delivery of the S-400 missile system was originally scheduled to begin in 2020, but the deadline was extended after payments to Moscow were delayed.

By the rivers of the heartland & across Vindhyas, proof which politics sucks & which works

Politics & economics are at the heart of Covid tragedy in UP, Bihar. The regional imbalance in political power, economic & social indicators is deeply troublesome.