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Farmers in Gujarat to get Rs 1,500 government aid to purchase smartphones

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  SURAT : The Gujarat government has decided to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 1,500 to farmers in the state for purchasing a smartphone, as per a notification issued by the state agriculture department. The scheme is meant to encourage the farmers to buy smartphones which could be used for various purposes towards […]

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Women’s football: As Asian Cup prepration enters home stretch, India leave for Brazil

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A smile creeps up on the faces of India’s women’s football team captain Ashalata Devi Loitongbam, and coach Thomas Dennerby, when asked about the prospect of travelling to Brazil. The team has been upbeat ever since they were drawn to play in a four-way tournament against the hosts, Chile and Venezuela. But it’s the opportunity […]

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Financial Apartheid

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Every year, millions of people around the world transition out of poverty with the help of tools that enable them to build more stable economic lives. At the same time, similar numbers continue to remain trapped in a cycle of poverty they are not able to escape. Similarly, millions of people are pushed back into […]

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Air quality in Delhi ‘very poor’

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 | New Delhi |  The air quality in the national capital was recorded under the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday, while shallow fog in some areas reduced visibility, affecting the traffic movement. The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital was 324 […]

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Buzz in BJP: Biggest gain for Modi’s image

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NEW DELHI : After digging its heels for more than a year over the contentious farm bills, the announcement of their withdrawal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday morning is expected to give moral high ground for the BJP and its leaders to leverage ahead of key elections coming up next year. Although the announcement […]

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