Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Sugarcane

Hungry cows reduced sugar output in Maharashtra by half compared to last year

Farmers in Maharashtra are selling cane in the cattle-feed market for as much as Rs 3,500 a ton compared with a govt-set price of about Rs 2,750.

Health card, medical audit, SOP for doctors — Maharashtra bid to save cane labourers’ wombs

A Maharashtra govt-appointed panel formed to probe rampant hysterectomies among cane labourers in Marathwada’s Beed has submitted its report.

Cows may rescue India from sugar glut with Maharashtra’s farmers selling it as fodder

Months of dry weather has caused a shortage of fodder, boosting prices and prompting Maharashtra farmers to sell sugarcane as cattle feed.

India’s sugar output plunges to 3-year low due to droughts

A delayed monsoon has further reduced crop prospects while prolonged droughts shriveled cane plants in parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Pests and drought seen cutting India’s sugar output from record

Just 35% of crop rated as good, compared with 52% last year.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.