Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra, Xi Jinping's India visit, National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Farm crisis in Maharashtra before Assembly elections, Xi Jinping to meet Narendra Modi, Niki Poonacha in National Tennis Championships 2019; today's must-read stories
While farmers in Maharashtra's Latur are particularly worried due to the deficient rainfall, cultivators in other districts in Marathwada and Vidarbha also have cause for concern. Many of them expressed complaints about low prices for crops such as sugarcane, tur and soybean.The grim state of agriculture in these regions could well have led to a surge of discontent against the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the state. However, that does not appear to be the case.
Pakistan has been the most convenient tool in the hands of the Communist rulers of China to create myriad security challenges for India. Taking advantage of the lack of global consensus on defining terrorism since one person's 'terrorist' is often regarded another person's 'freedom fighter', Pakistan has been waging consistent asymmetrical warfare against India for the past few decades.
Lower consumer confidence means lower spending by households on goods and services. Consumer confidence declined to a six-year low in September as sentiment on the overall economic conditions and employment availability expectations remained negative among households, according to a survey conducted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
For Niki Poonacha life goes tournament to tournament, looking two weeks ahead, pay cheque to pay cheque. Figuring out flights, onward travel, accommodation, practice courts and then grinding it out on the court to extend stay for longer. This is the life of a tennis player who is trying to make his way up the ladder.
From its very outset, Chintu ka Birthday — winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award at the recently concluded Jagran Film Festival — is a writer’s film. We witness a day in the life of an Indian emigrant family in Baghdad unfold under the shadow of war, through a screenplay that is meticulously calibrated to hit the crests and troughs of emotion at the right moment.
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Indian Army chief says Pakistan and China form 'potent threat', troops ready to meet any eventuality
Addressing a press conference, General Manoj Mukund Naravane also said that there was no decrease in the strength of troops by India and China in eastern Ladakh
Capable of giving 'befitting reply' if any superpower hurts national pride, says Rajnath Singh in veiled dig at China
The defence minister's remarks, made at the Headquarters Training Command of the IAF in Bengaluru, came in the backdrop of an eight-month-long border stand-off at Ladakh
AK Sharma, a 1988 batch officer from Mau district in Uttar Pradesh, is considered close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had worked with him in Gujarat