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Protests in Karnataka over Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 00:18

Protests erupted in Cauvery belt in Karnataka hours after Supreme Court`s directive to the state to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu.

Cauvery row: Release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu, SC tells Karnataka

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 15:56

The Supreme Court directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from Cauvery river.

Kenya: `38 people killed in clashes`

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 16:20

The Red Cross says fighting between a semi-nomadic tribe of livestock herders and a farming community in southeastern Kenya escalated.

'Steps needed to improve disbursal of agri credit to needy'

Last Updated: Sunday, September 02, 2012, 14:56

Even though credit to agriculture has increased manifold over the past one decade, major reforms are still required to improve funds availability to the needy, an industry body has said.

Food crisis: World Bank urges countries to join hands

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 15:40

Based on World Bank data, 40 percent of the global population lives near river basins.

Farm loan target fixed at Rs 5.75 lakh crore: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Saturday, August 25, 2012, 19:42

Noting that the UPA Government had set a farm sector credit target of Rs 1.75 lakh crore in 2004 when he was the then Finance Minister, he said 'The disbursal of agricultural loans had gradually increased to Rs 4.75 lakh crore in 2011-12'.

UPA giving step-motherly treatment to farmers: BJP

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 16:30

The BJP claimed that peasants` debt was increasing due to the UPA`s "wrong" policies.

`Probe Agriculture Ministry role in clearing Bt Cotton`

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 14:00

Bt Cotton technology was meant for irrigated areas but was pushed in all cotton-growing states.

Drought in US Corn Belt; food supply in jeopardy

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 15:00

The US government has slashed estimates for global food supply after a drought withered corn and soybean crops in mid-west part of the country.