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Solar parks on fertile land are new adversary of farmers

Farmers have long battled for access to water as factories encroach on agricultural land. Their newest adversary has Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s backing: solar power farms looking for acreage to build on. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: If a lack of water doesn’t drive Natthu Raja off his farm, an abundance

Ignoring Rajan’s 2005 Prediction a Big Mistake: IMF Chief

Showering fulsome praise on Raghuram Rajan, IMF chief Christine Lagarde today said not listening to his prediction of 2008 credit crisis was a big mistake of the multilateral funding agency. Rajan, now the Reserve Bank Governor, was the Chief Economist and Research Director at the IMF during 2003-2006. He is

Rafale deal terms non-negotiable: Parrikar

Defence Minister says decision will be expedited As India and France struggle to break the deadlock over the $20-billion Rafale fighter deal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reiterated on Tuesday that the contractual terms in the Request for Information and the pricing were “non-negotiable.” “The pricing will be decided on the