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Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities

08 Jan 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 metres underneath a busy London street.

Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities

08 Jan 2015

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 meters underneath a busy London street.

Underground and on rooftops, farms set roots in big cities - TRFN

08 Jan 2015

LONDON, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Steven Dring is tending his baby carrots in a somewhat unusual setting. The green shoots are in a try of volcanic glass crystals under LED lights - and the tray is in a tunnel 33 metres underneath a busy London street.

Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1 percent fiscal deficit target

12 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

India finance secretary defends 4.1 percent fiscal deficit target

12 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

India finance secretary defends 4.1 pct fiscal deficit target

12 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI, July 12 India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

India finance minister UFO Facebook post angers "common men"

02 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday.

Arun Jaitley's UFO Facebook post angers "common men"

02 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday.

India finance minister UFO Facebook post angers "common men"

02 Jul 2014

NEW DELHI, July 2 With many Indians worrying about the threat of tough measures in their new government's first budget next week, a Facebook post suggesting the finance minister might be pondering less earthly matters quickly roused anger on Wednesday.

India moves to tighten controls on foreign funding for Greenpeace

19 Jun 2014

NEW DELHI India has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace's accounts, intensifying concerns that the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be tough on foreign-funded activist groups.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.