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Holy Smoke!  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
Smoke fills the air as the cane sugar bubbles in the pot to a dark brown. Peepa Singh continues to feed bagasse to the fire as this is one of the few activities that keeps him happy and busy. An a...
Rural Report Card: Access to electricity  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will have Assembly polls in 5 phases, the Election Commission said today. The voting dates are November 25 and December 2, 9, 14, 20, and counti...
Cool, cooler, coolest  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
The Mitticool refrigerator maker, who was featured recently in this column, has several other clay inventions up his sleeve. Mansukhbhai Prajapati has come up with a non-stick earthen griddle pan,...
Oodles of noodles  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
No one is sure how it all started. Was it Tibetan, Nepalese, Bhutanese or Chinese influence that converted chowmein into Indian street food. Today it is standard fare at city fairs and rural melas...
The buyer is all ears  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
“If you can get 50 to 100 people talking about your product in a village of 1,000, you’re likely to succeed,” says RK Sinha, COO of Godrej Consumer Products, on the rural marketing website. The
To market, to market  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
Selling in rural market calls for special skills and tools that are affordable and targeted. Rural market consulting organisation MART has provided just that — MART MAS, an index for market
In the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud that struck Vizag on October 12, Rashtriya Ishpat Nigam Ltd (RINL) is estimated to have suffered property damage worth ₹100 crore and a
Local action, national impact  (25 October 05:47 pm) 
In a far cry from the past, people in villages today engage in planning their public health services. They not only monitor at the grassroots, but also provide feedback to the government and dialo...
The Hindu Business Line’s iPad app has been updated to support the latest iOS 8 upgrade. The upgrade has several bug fixes and ensures you have a great reading experience. The app is pac...
Access to electricity  (25 October 04:47 pm) 
Virgin oil at jugaad cost  (25 October 04:47 pm) 
Karnataka’s coconut heartland Tiptur shows the way
Bumper crop from a toll-free call  (25 October 04:47 pm) 
Timely alerts on mobile phones and voice services are the farmer’s friend today
Tower power lights up lives  (25 October 04:47 pm) 
Micro power plants supply green energy to telecom towers and electrify villages
Production at Neyveli Lignite Corporation in Tamil Nadu is expected to improve significantly in the coming days as contract labourers who were on strike for the last 52 days have joined duty, offi...
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has asked the Centre to extend the period of tax concessions announced for the State in the wake of last year’s catastrophic floods, by three years to help...
The maiden budget session of the Telangana Assembly to be convened from November 5 will provide an opportunity for the K Chandrasekhar Rao Government to outline the development agenda amidst sever...
Commodities markets closed for festival  (25 October 02:47 pm) 
The commodities markets in the city including oilseeds, bullion, spices, metals and solvents, remained closed today for Bhai Dooj. ...
Reaching out to the media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded its role in spreading awareness about his pet ‘Clean India’ campaign, saying it has helped remove the perception that the
Japanese auto major Nissan is recalling 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid—sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall. The recall will co...
TN hikes milk prices by Rs 10 a litre  (25 October 01:47 pm) 
The Tamil Nadu government today announced a rise in milk prices by Rs 10 a litre, following demands from milk producers to increase the procurement price. The State Government had increas...
Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company\'s products. The India-born executive will have oversight...
2 killed, 4 injured in US school shooting  (25 October 12:47 pm) 
In yet another tragic shooting in a US school, a student opened fire in a school cafeteria, killing one student and critically injuring four others before taking his own life, police said.
The well-marked low pressure over west-central and adjoining south and east-central Arabian Sea has concentrated into a depression. At 5.30 am, it lay centred 1,400 km west-southwest...
NLC contract workers call off strike  (25 October 11:47 am) 
Contract labourers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation decided to call off their 52-day-old strike on Friday night following an agreement with the management over their demands during tripartite talks...