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New method to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog discovered

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 19:50

A Princeton University grad student has discovered a way to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog.

Agri Min proposes Rs 50/quintal MSP hike in paddy, cotton & tur

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:54

The Agriculture Ministry has proposed a moderate hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy by Rs 50 to Rs 1360/quintal for the 2014-15 crop year (July- June) and upto Rs 100/quintal raise in pulses MSP.

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.

Foodgrains production likely to cross 263 million tonnes

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 16:06

Foodgrain output estimated at record 263.2 million tonnes in 2013-14 compared to 257.13 million tonnes in 2012-13.

Lara Bingle flaunts hot-bod in bikini

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 13:18

Lara Bingle shared a pic flaunting her slim body in a bikini

Longer, stronger cotton fiber developed to fend off competition from synthetic ones

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 17:13

An international collaboration with strong Aggie ties has figured out how to make a longer cotton fiber.

NCDEX gets approval for launching cotton seed contracts

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 21:08

NCDEX has received approval for cotton seed contract from the Forward Markets Commission (FMC) and will be introducing the contracts on the exchange soon.

India's cotton exports may drop 9% this yr: USDA

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 16:50

India's cotton exports are expected to drop by 9 percent to 9 million bales in the 2013-14 marketing year on sluggish demand and high prices compared to the global market, a report said.

Cotton crop estimates at 381 lakh bales for season 2013-14

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 17:34

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) said here on Monday in its third estimate, that the cotton crop for the season 2013-14, that began this month, is expected at 381 lakh bales (each bale is 170 kg).

Cotton output at 370 lakh bales this year, exports may be flat

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 19:11

Cotton production is estimated to be 370-375 lakh bales in 2013-14 season, while the fibre's exports are likely to remain flat at 100 lakh bales this year, Textiles Minister K S Rao said on Wednesdey.

CCEA may consider 10% export duty on surplus cotton tomorrow

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 16:32

The CCEA is likely to consider Thursday a proposal to impose export duty of 10 per cent on shipment of exportable surplus cotton to ensure availability of the natural fibre in the domestic market.

Cotton output may be nearly 12% higher in 2013-14

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 16:28

India's cotton output is projected to be 11.7 percent higher at around 380 lakh bales (170 kg each) in the 2013-14 cotton season on account of good monsoon and increase in acreage.