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  • India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping
    India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping

    By Ratnajyoti Dutta NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sher Singh, a farmer from desert state of Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to have a new satellite crop monitoring system working in time for the peak of this year's monsoon in July. Using …

  • Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan
    Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto. The health ministry developed a draft policy on universal health care in coordination with the prime minister's office last year. The National Health Assurance Mission aims to provide free drugs, diagnostic services …

  • Treat triumph and disaster in the same way – #WeGaveItBack! So what?
    Treat triumph and disaster in the same way – #WeGaveItBack! So what?

    Over the years, MS Dhoni has had everything under control: himself, to start off with, but also over a billion of us, who cheer him on like a rockstar, …

  • India's top three mobile phone operators spend $13.6 billion in airwaves auction
    India's top three mobile phone operators spend $13.6 billion in airwaves auction

    By Aman Shah MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's top three mobile phone network operators have spent a combined $13.6 billion in a government auction of airwaves to secure almost 80 percent of the spectrum on offer, reinforcing their positions in the world's second-biggest mobile market. "The outcome of this auction ... will eventually lead to a significant outflow of funds and further burden the industry, which already remains under a debt of 2.5 trillion rupees ($39.8 billion)," Cellular …

  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs India – Quick Flicks
    ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs India – Quick Flicks

    Johnson vs Kohli: The Test series rivalry continues; Did Watson take the catch?; Rahane gets the faintest of faint edges …

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