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Couch potatoes date back 7,000 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 23:21

Thought couch potatoes are the product of a modern lifestyle? They may have evolved 7,000 years ago!

Food for thought

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 16:13

Contrary to the popular belief, the agriculture sector in India is not just about farming and animal rearing.

Global warming may spread drought to a third of Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:54

One third of the world may be at increased risk of drought by 2100 as warmer temperatures wring more moisture from the soil, a new study has warned.

AIC eyes Rs 4,000 cr premium income next fiscal

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12:21

The company expects to close the current fiscal with a premium collection of Rs 3,500 crore, up from Rs 3,300 crore in FY13.

Crop damage by unseasonal rains, hailstorm a serious issue: Bombay HC

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 19:18

The Bombay High Court today observed that unseasonal rains and hailstorms that wreaked havoc in several villages across Maharashtra since February this year was a serious issue.

Climate change to reduce crop yields much sooner than thought: Study

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 13:15

A new study suggests that climate change will adversely affect the crop yields around the globe much sooner than previously thought.

Industrial civilisation could be headed for `irreversible collapse`: NASA-funded study

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 14:49

Researchers have highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in near future because of unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

India's cotton exports up 5% in Aug-Feb

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 18:03

India's cotton exports rose by five percent to 7.8 million bales till February of this year and the pace of shipments are expected to taper in coming months depending upon demand from China, a latest report said.

Indian agro-scientist develops world`s first nano-fertiliser through biosynthesis

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 13:16

An Indian agro-scientist has innovated nano-fertilisers using biosynthesis, for the first time in the world.

After quitting SP, UP minister`s son attacks Mulayam Singh Yadav

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 21:47

Attacking Samajwadi Party chief, UP Agriculture Minister Anand Singh`s son Kirtivardhan, who joined BJP alleged that he had to give bribe to meet Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2004 though he was a party MP.

Farm yields may drop if climate change impact not addressed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:36

Agriculture yields are likely to decline to 9 per cent in the next 25 years if the climate change impact is not mitigated, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said today.

Agriculture dependent population in India grew by 50%

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:16

Agricultural population of India grew by a whopping 50 percent between 1980 and 2011, the highest for any country during this period, followed by China with 33 percent.