HARVEST

  • Punjab government to spend Rs 120 crore for harvesting rainwater November 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government said it has earmarked Rs 120 Crore on the development of Underground Pipeline System (UGPS), seeking to harvest rainwater to solve various water problems in the state. Punjab's Agriculture Minister Tota Singh said in a statement today that "the funds will be used this fiscal for the...
  • Heart harvested in Bangalore, transplanted in Chennai September 3, 2014

    Chennai: A 37yearold dead woman's heart, harvested in a Bangalore hospital, now beats in a man after it was flown to Chennai for a live transplant in a record time on Wednesday. "The operation has been successful, as a team of eight cardiologists raced against time to transplant the live heart...
  • Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Two major harvest festivals, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are being celebrated across the country on Tuesday. While it is known as Makar Sankranti in northern regions of India, down South, the festival is celebrated by the name Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the...
  • Pranab Mukherjee greets people on Onam as families gear up to celebrate the festival September 16, 2013

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted people on the eve of the start of Onam festivities, and said the occasion, the harvest festival of Kerala, marks the joyous completion of human efforts. "On the festive occasion of Onam, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to fellow countrymen, especially to...
  • The King's Harvest by Chetan Raj is a brilliant debut September 6, 2013

    When I first saw this book, I fell in love with its cover. I would have brought this book just because of its cover, if I had not received its review copy from Aleph Book Company, the publisher. The King's Harvest by Chetan Raj Shrestha offers two extremely well written...
  • Bumper monsoon season shows signs of waning September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains should continue to be weaker than average again next week, suggesting an early end to the season, weather officials said on Thursday, but with summer crops well established, there should be little impact on harvests. The monsoon, crucial for the 55 percent of Indian farmland that does...
  • Rains damage harvested paddy left in open in Odisha June 17, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains damaged hundreds of bags of harvested paddy left under the open skies in three Odisha districts of Kalahandi, Rayagada and Koraput, officials said on Sunday. The rain lashed many parts of the state during the past four days as the monsoon set in across the state...
  • For droughthit states, ontrack monsoon may be too late April 24, 2013

    Jamwadi: India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year's monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little and too late for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades. Although 2012 monsoon rains were,...
  • Farmers hail FDI as politicians continue to fight September 16, 2012

    Hapur: The SMS from Sunhara Walmart is the gateway for modern retail and better prices for 54yearold Santosh Lata and 150 other farmers of Hapur on the suburbs of Delhi. Santosh and many other women like her get on to harvesting vegetables from their farm, load them in bullockcart and...
  • Consumers feel the pinch as flour prices go up September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Adding more to the woes of the common man, the price of wheat flour has shot up by at least Rs 4 per kilo in the past week. The price rise is evident almost across the country and consumers are feeling the pinch. In Delhi, a kilo of...
  • Onam eve sees rocketing flower prices August 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: On the eve of Kerala's biggest festival Onam, prices of flowers have shot up as making floral carpets is the most striking feature of the harvest festival. Kerala depends largely on neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu for flowers such as gomphrena ('Vadamalli' in local parlance), crossandra (Kanakambaram), marigold (jamanthi), chrysanthemum...
  • Bangalore: Who cares about rain water harvesting? July 26, 2012

    Bangalore: The officials of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) seem to have forgotten the deadline given to residents and commercial establishments to install rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems in buildings measuring 40x60 feet. The official deadline ended on March 31. The board, which had threatened to disconnect water and...
  • India may offer wheat to firms, poor as stocks rot June 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The government appears likely to offer 3 million tonnes of wheat to commercial biscuit makers and flour mills and another 10 million tonnes at cheap prices to the poor before its huge stockpiles start to rot. A ministers' meeting to decide on offering wheat to businesses, including biscuit maker...
  • Thailand seeks to build maritime ties with India January 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday expressed desire to double trade with India to USD 14 billion by 2014 and forge maritime partnership to develop seaport at Dawei, a strategic location on the southwestern coast of Myanmar. Addressing leaders of Indian industry at the luncheon meeting hosted by...
  • Bangalore: Appetising visuals on Sankranti eve January 14, 2012

    BANGALORE: The scene has shifted from Brigade Road and M G Road to the markets in the city Jayanagar Fourth Block, Madiwala Market, Gandhi Bazaar and K R Market. While most of these markets buzz with activity in the evenings, on Friday morning, a visitor to the markets may...
  • North India celebrates harvest festival Lohri January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: It's Lohri and the north, particularly the Punjab, is gearing up for the harvest festival that marks the beginning of the harvest season and the end of winter. Bonfires will be lit up at most places this evening to mark the festival. The night of Lohri is believed...
  • Farmers sacrifice girl for better harvest January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Two men have been arrested for allegedly killing a sevenyearold girl and cutting out her liver in a ritual sacrifice to ensure a better harvest. Lalita Tati disappeared in October and her dismembered remains were found a week later, Rajendra Narayan Das, a senior police officer in Bijapur...
  • Discus thrower Poonia wins gold in Portland October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Krishna Poonia on Thursday won gold in women's discus throw event in the Harvest Throw Meet in Portland, United States. Poonia came up with her season's best throw of 59.39m but her effort fell short of 2012 London Olympics qualification 'B' standard of 59.50m. She began...
  • India celebrates the harvest season January 15, 2011

    In different parts of the country, people are celebrating Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Bihu and Uttaraayan. ...
  • Bumper winter crop production expected: Report September 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The monsoons in India herald good news as well as bad. India's Agriculture Secretary has said that with excessive rain, while there are reports of floods, there's also an expectation of bumper crop production. Water levels have gone beyond the 10year average and increased soil moisture. India, the...
  • No water connection for new homes in Bangalore July 23, 2010

    Bangalore: Offices and newly constructed homes in the city are now forced to fall back on water tankers and rain harvesting as the City Water Supply Board says there is no water for new apartments and offices. Katta Subramanya Naidu, Minister for Bangalore Water Supply Board, said, "We're not in a...
  • Watch: India celebrates the harvest time January 14, 2010

    Its been called the short cut to Nirvana. A single act of faith that could cleanse the sins of a thousand lifetimes. A unique kaleidoscope of colour and motion the sacred and the surreal the Kumbh. ...
  • Maha Kumbh: Has the God industry destroyed spirituality? January 14, 2010

    The Maha Kumbh mela begins from January 14 in Haridwar. The Kumbh is noted for its spectacular religiosity and massive crowds. Over 30 million people are supposed to have gathered for the Maha Kumbh in 2001. The Kumbh, also noted for its Orientalist imagery levitating yogis, naked naga babas, snake charmers,...
  • Mahakumbh Mela begins January 14, 2010

    Haridwar: To the resonating sound of Vedic hymns, conch shells, cymbals and temple bells, the first snan, or holy dip, of the Mahakumbh Mela at Haridwar began in the early hours of January 14, the day when India celebrated the Makara Sankranti. Thousands of pilgrims from India, and across the...
  • Israel harvested organs in '90s without permission December 21, 2009

    Jerusalem: Israel has admitted that in the 1990s, its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without permission of their families. The issue emerged with publication of an interview with the thenhead of Israel's Abu Kabir forensic institute, Dr Jehuda Hiss. The interview was conducted in 2000 by an...
  • Watch: Device to capture energy while walking August 31, 2009

    With every step you take, the body creates energy that usually goes to waste... until now. A device designed to capture energy during walking. ...
  • Israel fumes, tabloid alleges troops stole organs August 23, 2009

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the Swedish government to condemn an article in a Stockholm newspaper suggesting Israeli troops harvested the organs of Palestinians they killed. An official present at the weekly session of the Israeli Cabinet said Netanyahu told his ministers he did not expect...
  • Harvest Hungama: India celebrates the harvest season January 15, 2009

    New Delhi: It's Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Makar Sankranti in many other parts of the country. Here is a look at the Harvest Hungama from all over India. ...
  • Pongal celebrations in Tamil Nadu, thanking nature January 15, 2009

    Chennai: Rice, jaggery and dal boils overa metaphor for joy and happiness spilling over in life as well. On the day of thanksgiving, people across Tamil Nadu offered prayers to the Sun God for a generous harvest. But festivities do not end thereThursday is Mattu Pongal' the big day when...
  • Sankranti, devotees at Sabrimala view the Makarajyoti January 15, 2009

    Sabrimala: For lakhs of pilgrims at Lord Ayappa's temple in sabarimala, the appearance of the makarajyoti on the horizon is the moment they were all waiting for amidst chants of Swamiye saranam Ayappa Bite of Sridhar Guruswamy : ( bite in Kannada, DP please help ) : ( old man with...