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BNP Paribas to pay $80 million for defrauding US Agriculture Dept

BNP Paribas to pay $80 million for defrauding US Agriculture Dept

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:35

A vice president of BNP Paribas, Jerry Cruz, pleaded guilty in 2012 to receiving bribes from the exporters.

Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 14:22

First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature.

Sowing of kharif crops down by 50% so far on poor rains

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:28

Sowing of kharif crops, including rice, is down by 50 per cent at 34.56 million hectares as on today, but the government hopes planting will pick up in the coming days with widespread rains in central and north India.

Purple nut sedge was important part of prehistoric ancestors` diet: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:42

A new study has found new evidence that our had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.

Amarinder seeks contingency plan for agriculture

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 20:07

Expressing concern over the drought-like situation prevailing in Punjab in view of "poor" monsoon, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha and Amritsar MP Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the state government to draw up a contingency plan to save agriculture.

Union Budget 2014-15: Agri industry gives mixed reaction to Budget

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 22:05

The Budget's proposals to boost irrigation, agri-research and food processing have been received well by the industry.

FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 19:12

Setting aside Rs 50 crore for development of indigenous cattle breeds, an equal amount was also set aside by him to start a “Blue Revolution” in inland fisheries.

Union Budget 2014: Budget provides for Rs.100 crore Agriculture Infrastructure Fund

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 17:43

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced the setting up of an Agriculture Infrastructure Fund of Rs.100 crore to encourage research and development, saying it was necessary to make farming competitive and give an impetus to investment in agriculture.

Separate infra for agriculture consumers for 24x7 power supply

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:16

Aiming to replicate Gujarat's model of 24x7 power supply by segregating infrastructure for agriculture and non-agriculture consumers, the government Thursday announced Rs 500 crore support for the proposed scheme.

Union Budget 2014-15: NDA govt targets 4% growth in agriculture

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:02

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said while presenting the Union Budget 2014-15 that his government was aiming for a sustained growth rate of 4 percent in agriculture.

Union Budget 2014: Govt announces to launch new TV channel for farmers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 13:39

The government Thursday announced a new 24-hour TV channel dedicated to agriculture sector with an outlay of Rs 100 crore for providing real-time information to farmers.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'El Nino likely to impact farm production, food prices'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:47

After three years of bumper crop harvest, India's agriculture production may be impacted this year if a likely El Nino torpedoes monsoon rainfall, putting pressure on food prices, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.