Rajendra Jadhav
Tea garden workers pluck tea leaves inside Durgabari Tea Estate on the outskirts of Agartala, India, in 2017.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 9, 2024
India's tea prices soar as extreme weather slashes output
The price rise could support the beleaguered Indian tea industry, which has been struggling with rising production costs.
Farmers shout slogans as they burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers during a march toward New Delhi to push for better crop prices, at Shambhu Barrier, the border between Punjab and Haryana states, on Feb. 23.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 29, 2024
India's farmer protest fuels opposition hopes of denting Modi's appeal
India's beleaguered opposition parties have been searching for a narrative to counter the popular leader.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 6, 2023
Rice to get costlier as weather and India's farm perks threaten supply
Rice is a staple for more than 3 billion people and nearly 90% of the water-intensive crop is produced in Asia.
Japan Times
Sep 19, 2022
Asian farmers plant to boost palm oil output as seedling shortage slows pace
Asia produces more than 90% of the world's cheapest edible oil used in cooking, baking and cosmetics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 27, 2022
Food export bans from India to Argentina risk fueling inflation
Analysts say export restrictions will worsen the rise in food prices and risk producing a domino effect as a deepening crisis prompts other countries to take similar steps.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Apr 25, 2022
Indonesia's palm oil export ban leaves global buyers with no Plan B
Vegetable oil prices have already risen more than 50% in the past six months, as factors ranging from labor shortages in Malaysia to droughts in Argentina and Canada have curtailed supplies.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2021
India's palm oil campaign faces hurdles with water and seedlings scarce
Record prices for palm, and new government promises of payouts even if prices slump, are driving an effort to boost output in India.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2019
India's electric vehicle goals being realized on two wheels, not four
Hurt by high fuel prices, Vinod Gore, a farmer in Gove village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, ditched his petrol scooter for an electric model, underlining how two-wheelers are driving the country's goal of electrification of its vehicles.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2016
Callers for dollars: Inside India's IRS scam call centers
In late September, a woman in National City, California, received a voice message on her phone saying she was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over "tax evasion or tax fraud."


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