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BIG changes are afoot in Indian agriculture, driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at considerable political risk. Freeing up farming markets may be as significant as dismantling industrial licences in 1991.
MUMBAI/BENGALURU, (Reuters) - Indian farmers intensified their protests over three new bills that they believe could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers such as traders and retailers.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Business groups on Thursday welcomed contentious and long-delayed labour reforms passed by India's parliament this week, aimed at making hiring and firing workers easier and imposing restrictions on trade unions.
NEW DELHI (Bernama): India's junior railway minister Suresh Angadi died of Covid-19 on Wednesday evening, two weeks after he was tested positive for the coronavirus.
MUMBAI, Sept 22 (AFP): The death toll from an apartment block collapse in western India climbed to 20 Tuesday, with more bodies likely to be recovered, officials said, as rescuers searched for survivors.
India’s government is using the coronavirus pandemic to push its plan to digitise the health records and data of its 1.3 billion people, despite concerns about privacy and increased surveillance, technology and human rights experts say.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's parliament has approved new farm bills that the government says will unshackle farmers from having to sell their produce only at regulated wholesale markets and make contract farming easier.
AGRA, India (Reuters) - India reopened its famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal, with the first visitors trickling in on Monday, as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections, with no signs of a peak yet.
AGRA (India) Sept 21 (AFP): The Taj Mahal reopened to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture even as India looks set to overtake the US as the global leader in coronavirus infections.
This former government employee runs an organisation that rescues injured and sick cows, providing necessary treatment and even shelter for the vulnerable ones.