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Parthasarathi Biswas


Partha Sarathi Biswas, is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, Pune. He writes on agriculture, commodities, business and politics

PPP model for automatic weather stations fails to take off
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Skymet, India’s first private weather forecasting company, was to be the consultant.

Pandharpur temple does a U-turn: No woman, non-Brahmin priests for now
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Temple management has decided to temporarily put brakes on its decision to recruit women and non-Brahmins as priests.

RTI applications at sugar commissionerate down by half
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

Commissioner has started updating financial returns of co-op units, latest data on cane crushed & sugar produced

Direct marketing by farmers not yielding desired fruits
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

Farmers’ groups point to lack of marketing support, MSAMB blames internal shortcomings.

As hometown bids farewell, Munde supporters protest
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

The crowd first jostled to get to the stage to get a closer view of Munde’s body, forcing police to resort to lathicharge.

As hometown bids farewell, Munde supporters protest, seek CBI probe
Wed, Jun 04, 2014

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray too said a CBI inquiry should be conducted into Munde's accident.

15 months on, Rupee bank merger hangs in balance
Tue, Jun 03, 2014

A special audit ordered by commissioner of cooperatives will take into account transactions from 1970 to 2013.

RTI: Water lifelines pose a flood threat
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

The condition of canals was discussed during the New Mutha Right Canal committee meeting on October 14, 2013.

Maharashtra temple breaks barriers, invites non-Brahmin and women priests
Sun, May 25, 2014

Breaking centuries-old barriers, a Maharashtra temple opens its doors to non-Brahmin and women priests.

AAP redraws strategy, to hold ‘chintan shivirs’
Thu, May 22, 2014

Both Ware and Mittal said the result was not expected, given the response they had got during campaigning.

Of 382 ashram schools okayed for tribals, only 66 come up in 10 years
Wed, May 21, 2014

Aimed to provide education to tribal children, these residential schools are provided with hostel facilities for boys and girls.

The 26-yr-old doctor who ousted Manikrao from Congress stronghold after nearly 5 decades
Mon, May 19, 2014

She said tribals who migrate to Gujarat have seen for themselves the development in the state.

Hat-trick for Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil in Shirur
Sat, May 17, 2014

Shiv Sena MP from Shirur Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil scored a hat-trick as he won by a record margin of over three lakh votes.

Now, a web portal to track production of fruits and vegetables
Mon, May 12, 2014

Agriculture dept says the ‘first-of-its-kind’ portal will have real-time information on area under fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices.

Crop-change plan to tide over late monsoon
Wed, May 07, 2014

Deshmukh said seed corporations and fertiliser companies have to be ready to meet the demand.

Pandharpur temple may get non-Brahmin, women priests
Wed, May 07, 2014

Located in Solapur district, the Pandharpur temple is the nerve center of the Varkari community.

First time in 900 yrs, Vitthal Rukmini temple may get non-Brahmin priests
Tue, May 06, 2014

The Vitthal Rukmini temple committee has invited applications from all castes, and also from women.

Pune lies low as heat packs a ‘mean’ punch
Mon, May 05, 2014

2% rise in April-May mean temperature; expect rain after Wednesday, says IMD.

Lucky escape for 6 families who decided to skip the day’s work
Sun, May 04, 2014

The contraption which met with the accident had a tractor pulling both the trolleys.

EU doors shut, export quality Alphonso finds way to Pune homes
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Farmers in the districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Raigad that are the major mango producing zones are trying to come to terms with the ban.

Pending cases mount at state human rights panel
Tue, Apr 29, 2014

The number of cases disposed of has taken a plunge from 2011-12.

BPO sector sets sights on ‘image makeover’
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

K S Viswanathan, vice president (industry initiatives), NASSCOM, said the decision was taken after a detailed study on the industry conducted by AC Nielsen.

Monsoon will be below normal this yr: experts
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

This monsoon, the country is not likely to receive above normal rainfall in any region.

Pune AAP volunteers all set to hit campaign trail in Varanasi
Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Other than door-to-door campaign, the volunteers will also work as booth-level agents.

RTI reveals ‘flaws’ in preparation of poll rolls
Sun, Apr 20, 2014

Lawyer Saraph pointed out how section 60 of this rule makes it mandatory that the rolls are arranged according to house numbers, but this was not done in Pune.