Harvest

  • Nation celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal 14-01-2014 08:56 AM

    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 16-09-2013 08:24 AM

    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...
  • The King's Harvest by Chetan Raj is a brilliant debut 06-09-2013 06:40 PM

    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 05-09-2013 04:34 PM

    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...
  • Rains damage harvested paddy left in open in Odisha 17-06-2013 05:15 AM

    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 drought-hit states, on-track monsoon may be too late 24-04-2013 06:23 AM

    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...
  • Farmers sacrifice girl for better harvest 03-01-2012 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: Two men have been arrested for allegedly killing a seven-year-old 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 13-10-2011 04:59 PM

    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....
  • India celebrates the harvest season 15-01-2011 01:39 PM

    In different parts of the country, people are celebrating Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Bihu and Uttaraayan. ...
  • Bumper winter crop production expected: Report 09-09-2010 07:43 AM

    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 10-year average and increased soil moisture. India, the...
  • Watch: India celebrates the harvest time 14-01-2010 09:53 PM

    As winter starts to wane, Indians celebrate the harvest season. ...
  • Maha Kumbh: Has the God industry destroyed spirituality? 14-01-2010 08:14 AM

    An estimated 30 mn people had gathered for the Maha Kumbh in 2001. ...
  • Mahakumbh Mela begins 14-01-2010 08:01 AM

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  • Watch: Device to capture energy while walking 31-08-2009 03:32 PM

    Bionic energy harvester turns mechanical energy into electrical power. ...
  • Harvest Hungama: India celebrates the harvest season 15-01-2009 03:47 AM

    It's Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Makar Sankranti in many other parts of India. ...
  • Kolams, the designs that Tamil Nadu has on the world 14-01-2009 01:03 PM

    Pongal kolams help revive the traditional mood of revellers. ...
  • Watch: Festivities across the country to mark the harvest season 13-01-2009 10:56 PM

    Pongal, Sankranti and Bihu celebrations across the country. ...
  • Science on their side, they help elephants, rivers 07-09-2008 03:04 PM

    Meet Green Heroes who use knowledge, expertise in their advocacy. ...
  • Retail food prices up but wholsale rates tumble 22-04-2008 09:10 PM

    Dhaka: West Indies allrounder Andre Russell sparkled not a little as Khulna Royal Bengals beat Dhaka Gladiators by 19 runs in the third match of the Bangladesh Premier League at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. Electing to bat first, captain Shakib Al Hasan top-scored with 42 off 31...
  • Harvest rainwater to curb water woes 22-04-2008 09:02 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Saturday praised the Afghan team's fighting spirit despite their loss in a one-day international to his side, saying they could give other teams a tough time. Pakistan beat Afghanistan by seven wickets in the first-ever one-day international between the two countries in Sharjah on...
  • Gurgaon CJs SURGE ahead to save water 22-04-2008 10:09 AM

    Perth: Former Australia opener Michael Slater is mighty impressed with Virat Kohli's technique and reckoned he is the best young batsman in world cricket today. The thing that impresses me about Kohli is his technique. If you look at all the upcoming batsmen in the world, they have techniques for...
  • People across the country celebrate harvest, new year 15-04-2008 12:00 AM

    Dubai: India got back to second place in the ICC ODI team rankings, thanks to Sri Lanka's two consecutive wins against South Africa in the just concluded five-match series. India had lost second place to the Proteas after they won the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, however, the reversal...
  • Poor crop ruins Pongal for sugarcane farmers 17-01-2008 07:18 PM

    Kolkata: Kochi Tuskers Kerela on Wednesday notched up their third consecutive win in the Indian Premier League after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by six runs and skipper Mahela Jayawardene said the team is gelling well as a unit and it is the secret of their success. After a poor start...
  • Harvest Hungama: Painting the country yellow 14-01-2008 11:33 PM

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad, after turning down the PCB's offer to become the national team's batting coach, lashed out at the system and said things would never improve unless and until a long-term plan is set in place. Miandad, who is also the director-general of cricket in the...