In the event of the Muslim vote splitting (Saharanpur) or the Jats not fully backing a Muslim SP candidate (Kairana), it is the so-called non-dominant rural castes that can make the difference between winning and losing.
The number of active domestic LPG connections has, thanks to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, gone up from 15.33 crore in June 2015 to 24.72 crore in October 2018, with overall household penetration levels, too, rising from
West Bengal, Assam and Tamil Nadu — states that are currently in assembly elections mode — have registered huge spurt in job numbers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Generation Act (MGNREGA).
In a dispute that could have larger implications for technology licencing agreements involving multinationals, Monsanto has taken nine domestic seed firms to court for non-payment of ‘trait fee’ on use of its proprietary
Till hardly a decade ago, Boduram Yadav knew jau (barley) as mainly something you fed to cows, buffaloes or camels. But now for him, it is more a crop whose grain is malted and used by big brewing firms to make beer.
Chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian counters criticism of the Budget having ‘cut’ welfare schemes and not hiked capital expenditure enough, and how it’s ‘politically imperative to seem to be doing something’ o