Agriculture experts see a shift to mustard, lentils

Farmers will prefer to grow wheat, mustard and lentils (masur) for the 2023-24 rabi marketing season as prices of these crops were higher than their minimum support price (MSP) last year, said agriculture experts. “In Punjab and Haryana, farmers in the irrigated belt will choose to sow wheat while those that fall in the rainfed […]

Ukrainians keep a wary eye on U.S. midterm elections, fearing a loss of support

Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire at Russian positions from a U.S.-supplied M777 howitzer in the Kharkiv region on July 14. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP hide caption toggle caption Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Ukrainian servicemen prepare to fire at Russian positions from a U.S.-supplied M777 howitzer in the Kharkiv region on July 14. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP KYIV, Ukraine — Sitting on […]

Two democracies are forming in the U.S. Zip code determines which one you’re in

WASHINGTON —  For a brief time in 2020, it seemed as though the vote-by-mail movement was having a bipartisan moment. Red and blue states that had offered the option only to a relatively small number of residents were suddenly scrambling to expand mail voting to as many people as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19 […]