Everything you need to know about Birla Farm: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Birla Farm: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) In a bid to increase pressure on the West Bengal State Election Commission, hundreds of activists of the Trinamool Mahila Congress Monday took out a rally in the heart of the city demanding it carry out its duties for the coming panchayat polls "impartially".
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) HIL Limited, pioneers in green buildings materials, has announced that its AEROCON Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks manufacturing plant in Golan, Surat, became the first green building materials plant in India to receive the GreenCo gold rating award instituted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Adding a contemporary touch to tree-planting ceremonies that were organised by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, musicians and actors of Bengal will hold a concert here Saturday aimed at highlighting the conservation of nature on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Themed 'Think, Eat, Save', the city is set to host a variety of events encompassing art and science to mark World Environment Day June 5.
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) MP Birla group flagship Birla Corporation Monday reported a 26.40 percent rise in its net profit to Rs.72.63 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs. 57.46 crore during the same period a year ago.
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) With the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal coming up with a draft textile policy to attract investment to revive the sector, leading industry lobbies have expressed hope that the policy roadmap would help the industry to grow significantly.
Bhubaneswar, May 13 (IANS) The Utkal Alumina International Limited (UAIL), a unit of Hindalco Industries, plans to start trial production at its 1.5 million tonnes per annum alumina refinery in Odisha by the end of May, an official said Monday.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Amsterdam Kitchen and Bar, a newly opened restaurant here, has taken inspiration from Amsterdam's De Wallen area that is considered as "the most famous red-light district in the world".
Pune, May 9 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Thursday.
Pune, May 9 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bat against Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Thursday.
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Maker of iconic Ambassador cars, Hindustan Motors Ltd (HML), owned by the C.K. Birla Group, Tuesday posted a net loss of Rs.1.16 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2013, as against net profit of Rs.18.01 crore during the same period previous year.
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) Jay Shree Tea and Industries, a B.K. Birla Group company, Monday posted a net loss of Rs.36.45 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, against a net loss of Rs 34.07 crore during the same period previous year.
London, May 06 (ANI): A small Scottish island has been put up on sale for 2.5 million pounds.
Godfrey Philips Bravery, a CSR initiative of Godfrey Philips India on Wednesday will honour 17 bravehearts from across the country. The award will be presented by Mr Kapil Sibal, Honourable Minister for Communications and IT and Bollywood actress Deepti Naval.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) Indian music and dance won many Egyptian hearts when a Bollywood fusion show rocked the Cairo Opera House here earlier this week.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) A unique exhibition of visual arts showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Indian scripts has been unspooled at the Hanager Arts Centre in this Egyptian capital.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) In a first of its kind in Egypt, the Indian embassy and Teamwork productions in collaboration with the soloists of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company presented "Bollywood Music and Dance Fusion" at the Opera House here last weekend, drawing enthusiastic support from the audience.
Cairo, April 18 (IANS) Indian handicraft and calligraphy are being showcased in the Egyptian capital through a week-long exhibition, aimed at highlighting India's great written heritage.
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) RPG Group founder Rama Prasad Goenka, a doyen of Indian industry and business titan of eastern India, died Sunday morning at his South Kolkata home after a long battle with cancer.
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Long before takeovers became the norm for the country's industry captains to spread wings, RPG Group founder Rama Prasad Goenka showed India Inc. the inorganic way of business growth through a series of acquisitions.
Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Expressing grief at the death of industrialist Rama Prasad Goenka, Birla family patriarch Basant Kumar Birla Sunday said that "India has lost one of its prominent sons".
Satara (Maharashtra), April 14 (IANS) Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar Sunday undertook a fast near here to repent for his widely flayed remarks on Maharashtra's drought. But the opposition was not impressed.
Agartala, April 9 (IANS) State-owned ONGC Tuesday signed an MoU with a Rajasthan-based private company to set up a gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura to meet the growing shortage of urea in the eastern and northeastern states and adjoining Bangladesh.
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Though India has not reported a single case of polio in the past two years, there is no room for complacency as the virus still exists in some neighbouring countries, an official said here Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham, whose debut production "Vicky Donor" won accolades at the National Film Awards, received the Creative Entrepreneur of the Year title at the seventh edition of NDTV Profit's Business Leadership Awards.
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Animal and dairy scientists have revealed that drinking milk at an early age can help mammals throughout their lives.
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Indian markets continued to toast the agreement reached Tuesday by Reliance Industries to share the optic fibre network of Reliance Communications for 4G telecom services, as analysts said it could entail more such pacts in the future.
London, Apr. 1 (ANI): Google's decision to honour the birthday of U.S. labour organizer Cesar Chavez angered some American conservatives, who were fumed that it was disrespectful to celebrate Chavez with a so-called Google Doodle on Easter.
London, March 28 (ANI): Rolling Stones is all set to headline the Saturday night of this year's Glastonbury festival.
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New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The FICCI Wednesday said it has signed a pact with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council to facilitate temporary duty-free admission of goods between India and Taiwan.
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi arrives here Monday on a three-day visit, after a short stopover in Islamabad, to boost bilateral ties with India, especially in trade.
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) India's second-largest tractor maker TAFE will soon train women in farm management, including driving tractors and using implements.
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is visiting India from March 18 to 21 at the head of a high-level delegation of ministers and business leaders, at a time when trade between the two sides has witnessed a record 30 percent jump.
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) Painter Ganesh Pyne was one of the greatest exponents of the Bengal School of art, whose dark and brooding imagery got him international fame, premium prices and substantial influence among contemporaries and juniors in India through the decades.
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) Skygazers will have something to look forward to this weekend as also the beginning of the coming week with a comet becoming visible to the naked eye from the northern hemisphere just after sundown.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Women have been an integral part of the Indian film industry since its inception a century ago. Barring a few exceptions, their major contribution has been as actors or singers. On International Women's Day, March 8, IANS lists the women who have dared to step into uncharted territory in recent times. They have not only carved a niche for themselves but are pioneering a new trend that will perhaps encourage others to follow suit.
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Fifty-five Indians, led by Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani, figure in the Forbes annual list of a record 1,426 billionaires, topped by Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu for the fourth year in a row.
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Visionary vice chancellors may be appointed by chance but then socio-political factors govern their selection in most cases, says Arun Nigavekar, former chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) More than 200 academic leaders will deliberate on the challenges facing the higher education sector in India at a two-day summit being organised at the India International Centre here Feb 14 and 15.
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has presented the prestigious Aditya Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskar (awards) 2012 at a glittering function here, an official said here Sunday.
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Hindustan Motors Ltd (HML), the maker of iconic Ambassador cars, posted a net profit of Rs.20.36 crore for the quarter ending Dec 31, 2012, the company said Saturday.
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will Saturday give away the prestigious Aditya Vikram Birla Kalashikhar and Kalakiran Puraskars 2012 for excellence in theatre and performing arts, an official statement said.
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Asked to write about his summer holidays as part of his English examination, one student of Class VI in a Kolkata school began: "My smmr hldys were grt. I rly enjoyed them". (My summer holidays were great. I really enjoyed them)."
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) A piece of rock will have a close encounter with the Earth Feb 16, coming closer than some of the geostationary satellites orbiting the planet, said an official.
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The faintly heard traffic commotion does not affect the serenity of 5, Tees January Marg, a leafy avenue in the heart of the Indian capital, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and where he was assassinated on Jan 30, 1948.
Washington, January 23 (ANI): Waste from the cows and food products are used to produce gas to power electric generators in a city in England, it has been revealed.
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Newly-appointed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi gave an emotionally-charged speech Sunday at the Birla auditorium here while addressing the All India Congress Committee session on the last day of the 'Chintan Shivir'.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) Utkal Alumina International Ltd. (UAIL) is likely to start production at its 1.5 million tonne per annum (mtpa) alumina refinery in Odisha in March, a senior company official said Saturday.
Accra, Jan 18 (IANS) Indians in Nigeria have been told to to limit their exposure in areas where they could fall victims to violence caused by the Boko Haram rebel group.
Jaipur, Jan 18 (IANS) The Congress' brainstorming session, Chintan Shivir, will dwell on strategy in the 2014 general elections but women's empowerment will be a key issue too, party leader B.K. Hariprasad told reporters.
Jaipur, Jan 17 (IANS) A tent put up for the three-day 'Chintan Shivir' of the Congress was set on fire by two unidentified men who appeared to be drunk, police said Thursday.
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Hindustan Motors Limited (HML), the makers of the good old Ambassador car in India, is planning to launch new SUVs next fiscal in collaboration with Mitsubishi Motors Japan, a company official said here.
Pilani, Jan 13 (IANS) While faculty and infrastructure deficits are major hurdles in increasing the reach of education in India, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) vice chancellor Bijendra Nath Jain says there is a need to take note of the changing pedagogy and using technology to fill the gaps in the system.
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Holding aloft posters and placards reading 'Respect the sex that gave birth to you' and 'Stop Rape', thousands of Kolkata residents walked in silence Saturday through the city to protest against the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student in Delhi.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 17 (IANS) Birla Tyres, a unit of the BK Birla Group company Kesoram Industries, Monday halted operations at its plant in Odisha temporarily for about a fortnight on account of poor market conditions, a company official said.
Bangalore, Dec 9 (IANS) Even as Indian regulars reeled under a humiliating defeat from England in the Kolkata Test, their visually challenged counterparts crushed Bangladesh Sunday by 10 wickets in a league tie of the T20 World Cup for blind here.
Bangalore, Dec 7 (IANS) India lost to arch rival Pakistan Friday by eight wickets in the T20 World Cup for blind league match here.
Washington, Dec 6 (ANI): Mother of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, has died at the age of 103.
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Rupert Murdoch's mother Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has died at her home in Victoria, Australia, at the age of 103, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Two major terror attacks were Sunday averted near Pakistan's Peshawar city when four militants -- three suicide bombers and one handler -- were killed when their explosives-laden vests exploded prematurely, a media report said.
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Bharti Airtel Friday said the initial public offering (IPO) of its mobile tower subsidiary Bharti Infratel will open next month to raise up to Rs.4,533.60 crore.
Ludhiana, Nov 27 (IANS) Stressing the need for a re?think on agriculture, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said that economic viability of the farm sector is still a challenge.
Bangalore, Nov 22 (IANS) Australia's La Trobe University Thursday tied up with three leading Indian institutes to promote student exchange programmes and joint research projects, an official of the varsity said here Thursday.
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Two cement units of the B.K. Birla Group of Companies were Wednesday awarded for adopting innovative safety measures which have helped in curbing injuries and casualties.
New York, Nov 12 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey is apparently getting into the organic food business.
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Renowned Indian British contemporary dancer Aakash Odedra says he would love to document and learn from the last surviving Indian nautch dancers, known as 'tawaifs' who, he feels, have seen both the best and worst in life.
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Dabur company Friday denied charges levelled by India Against Corruption (IAC) that the three Burman brothers, who own the company, had accounts with HSBC in Geneva.
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Activist-politician Arvind Kejriwal Friday accused industrialists Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Jet Airways chief Naresh Goyal, Congress MP Annu Tandon and several other Indians of holding money in Swiss banks, allegations most of them denied. But the BJP demanded a probe to clear the air.
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The most innovative ideas and thinking arise first in business, not in a university or business school, says Harvard don and management guru Robert S. Kaplan.
New Delhi, Nov. 9 (ANI): Continuing the revelations of wrongdoings by prominent people, activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Friday raked up the issue of black money and alleged that the government was incapable to stop the practice. .
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal Friday alleged that brothers Mukhesh and Anil Ambani and Congress MP Annu Tandon, among others, have crores of rupees deposited in banks in Switzerland.
New Delhi Oct 31 (IANS) Management guru Robert S. Kaplan will be conferred the second Global Management Guru Award (GMGA), instituted by the Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) here Nov 9.
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) For the fifth year in a row, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani retains the top spot in the Forbes magazine's list of India's 100 richest, with a net worth of $21 billion, despite his fortune being down $1.6 billion.
Mumbai, Oct.25 (ANI): Bollywood actor John Abraham released a DVD on fitness called "100% Living" created by Yashovardhan (Yash) Birla, the chairman of the Yash Birla Group, here.
New York, Oct. 25 (ANI): With a net worth of 21 billion dollars, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has once again topped the list of ten Indians on Forbes wealth list.
Hyderabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Tuesday suspended a police official for colluding with a head constable to stage a 'hostage' drama last month.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) In a major effort to build "Brand India" in China, over 80 Indian companies will take part in a trade show in Beijing Oct 26-28 to look for synergistic business engagements.
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) To further enhance bilateral trade, India and Turkey should start negotiations for signing a free trade agreement (FTA), the Turkish envoy here said.
Colombo, Oct 18 (IANS) The US has provided over $3 million to three groups in Sri Lanka supporting those displaced by the war in Mullaitivu and Killinochchi districts.
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Heart patients in eastern India can now undergo life-saving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, thanks to a cardiac implant successfully performed in a private hospital here, a doctor said Wednesday.
Pujariguda (Odisha), Oct.12 (ANI): Tribals in Odisha's Nawarangapur District thrashed a medical officer at a district level meeting over issues of corruption.
London, Oct 8 (ANI): Tickets for next year's Glastonbury Festival have sold out in record time of 100 minutes.
Srinagar, Oct 5 (IANS) Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, said here Friday that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi had opened the door for India Inc. to invest in Jammu and Kashmir.
Srinagar, Oct 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday expressed his admiration and high regards for Ratan Tata, saying the Tata Group chairman was someone that he had always looked forward to playing host to.
Srinagar, Oct 5 (IANS) If Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was hoping to strike the right chord with students in Kashmir, his effort seemed to have been fully rewarded at the interaction they had with him and the high-powered business leaders delegation accompanying him here Friday.
Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS) Ahead of the interaction between a galaxy of the country's corporate bosses and students of Kashmir University here Friday, local businessmen and industrialists are hopeful of investments in the state.
Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS) In what is a first since independence, the Who's Who of India Inc, including Tata Group chairperson Ratan Tata and Aditya Birla Group's Kumar Mangalam Birla, arrive in Kashmir Thursday to interact with university students along with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is all set to come out with his film, "Chakravyuh", says that the song "Tata Birla Ambani aur Bata" is not meant to disrespect anyone. He has also added that they have voluntarily put a disclaimer in the song.
Los Angeles, Sep 30 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says singer boyfriend Justin Bieber loves to go to Disneyland with her.
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The government Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement that it need not follow an auction process for allocating all national resources, saying this has brought "constitutional clarity" to the government's role in economic policy-making.
Colombo, Sept. 25 (ANI): A camp for displaced people in Sri Lanka, once one of the largest in the world, has been closed, officials said.
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, actress Deepika Padukone and member of European Parliament Nirj Deva were among achievers who were conferred the global awards instituted by NGO Priyadarshni Academy, a representative said here Wednesday.
London, Sep 18(ANI): Declan Crosbie, who was caught peering over the top of cubicles as women of the Chinese Olympic swimming team were changing at a sports centre in Leeds, has been spared jail by a lenient judge, but has been banned from entering female changing rooms for five years.
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Khushwant Singh, the grand old man of Indian journalism, wants out. At 98, it is time to hang up his boots, look back and ready for the final journey ahead, he says. But life refuses to let him off the hook.
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) A suspended head constable took a senior police official 'hostage' here Wednesday, sending shock waves across the police establishment.
London, Sept 8 (ANI): British TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth has entered the latest Guinness book of World Records for having the longest career as a male TV entertainer.
London, Sep 6 (IANS) A Thai woman who was suffering from depression is believed to have committed suicide by jumping into a crocodile pit.
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday ordered the vesting of the control of the estate of late Priyamvada Birla with a three-member committee of administrators which it appointed earlier.
London, August 20 (ANI): Charles Dickens' classic 'A Christmas Carol' is the book most parents would want their children to read, according to a new survey by the University of Worcester.