agricultural labourers

Monthly allowance to Singur’s unwilling farmers doubled


June 27th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday doubled to Rs.2,000 the monthly allowance of Singur's farmers unwilling to sell their lands after the Calcutta High Court struck ... Read more...

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Bt Cotton has benefited farmers, raised yield: Study


June 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Cotton production in India has risen with the use of the hybrid Bt cotton seeds, benefitting farmers and helping the country to become net exporter ... Read more...

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Farmer suicides spark Bengal political storm (West Bengal Newsletter)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The almost daily reports of farmer suicides are the latest political flashpoint in West Bengal. While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee says the suicides are not ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers’ bid to disrupt agri-summit thwarted


December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Police Thursday detained about 200 protesting farmers when they attempted to disrupt Karnataka's first Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ... Read more...

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40.74 crore people below poverty line, apex court told


September 21st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the below poverty line (BPL) population in the country is 40.74 crore and the poverty line ... Read more...

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Four drown in Andhra river


September 8th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Four people drowned Thursday after being caught in flood waters in a river in Andhra Pradesh, police said.The accident happened in Kinnerasani river, a tributary of ... Read more...

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No loss to farmers due to rural job scheme: Pawar


August 12th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday denied reports that farmers have stopped growing crops due to shortage of farm hands, who are engaged under the ... Read more...

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Comrades wake up to India’s affluent middle class (Comment)


May 28th, 2011 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
There are faint indications that the comrades are waking up to the cause of their decline. Although they have been on a downhill slope ever since their obdurate opposition to the ... Read more...

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Ten women killed as tractor falls into stream


April 25th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 25 (IANS) Ten women were killed and four people went missing Monday morning when a tractor carrying agricultural labourers fell into a stream in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district, ... Read more...

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Battle between chemical and organic fertilizer lobbies


April 4th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Yogesh DewanBhopal Apr 4 (ANI): A battle of wits is being waged between the lobbies pitching for organic agriculture and those who stick to the current formulae of chemical fertilizer-pesticides usage.On ... Read more...

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Employment guarantee scheme wage hiked


January 6th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Wages under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have been linked to the Consumer Price Index for Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL) which will lead to ... Read more...

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11 protesters arrested in Bengal


December 13th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) Eleven activists of the Socialist Unity Centre of India-Communist (SUCI-C) were arrested after police baton charged them and lobbed tear gas shells in West Bengal's Purulia town Monday, ... Read more...

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Games over, street vendors re-appearing in Delhi


October 18th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) While the chunk of them are expected to return only after the festival of Diwali and Chhath, street vendors are nevertheless making their way back to the ... Read more...

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Haunted by guns and poverty, right next to where Maoists died


June 17th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Duli (West Bengal), June 17 (IANS) Branching off from a metalled road, a five kilometre trek on a potholed pathway leads to this village, close to the spot where eight ... Read more...

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Bihar’s illiterate youth inspires story in NCERT book


June 1st, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, June 1 (IANS) The rollercoaster ride to success of an illiterate Bihar youth, who launched a radio station and promoted social messages on polio, AIDS and other issues but ... Read more...

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Mafia ran African racist ’slave’ gangs in southern Italy


April 27th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Apr.27 (ANI): Mafia handlers in southern Italy treated their African farm workers a little better than slaves, sparking off widespread riots, a police investigation into the violence four months ago has ... Read more...

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Left Front to focus on rural development in West Bengal


December 2nd, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) With its traditional grass roots base substantially eroded, West Bengal's ruling Left Front is laying stress on rural development to win back the masses ahead of the state's ... Read more...

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Indian Government says it has a plan to deal with Maoist violence


November 22nd, 2009 - 2:31 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashGeneva, Nov.21 (ANI): The Indian Government has said that it has a plan in place to deal with the vexed issue of Maoist violence.According to sources accompanying the Prime ... Read more...

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Work productivity can lessen by 30 percent in Delhi: Climate report


July 15th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Among all other adverse effects that climate change can and has been bringing about is lessening work productivity, according to an Oxfam report which says the productivity ... Read more...

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Delayed monsoon will ruin crops in West Bengal


June 27th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) West Bengal is fearing the adverse effect of a delayed monsoon, which may affect crops like paddy, jute and potato.Normally, the monsoon lashes Himalayan and Gangetic ... Read more...

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Consultative Committee Meeting reviews functioning of labour bureau


February 19th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Labour and Employment reviewed the functioning of labour bureau. Presiding over the meeting here late ... Read more...

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35 million rural poor got employment in last two years: Raghuvansh Prasad Singh


January 21st, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 21, (ANI): Union Minister for Rural Development, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Wednesday said that over 35 million rural households have been provided employment under the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Orissa’s sons still revere king in Nepal


January 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's powerful Shah dynasty of kings who had ruled the country for more than two centuries was abolished after a historic election last year. The formal abolition of ... Read more...

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Punjab’s radical group demands 80 percent jobs for locals


November 20th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Taking a cue from Maharashtra government's recent directive to industries in the state to reserve 80 per cent of jobs for 'locals', radical group Dal Khalsa urged the ... Read more...

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Gandhigiri has no takers in Karnataka (Oct 2 is Gandhi Jayanti)


October 1st, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 1 (IANS) As India geared up to celebrate the 139th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a group of students fanned out in Karnataka to look for people who lead their ... Read more...

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Left supporters forcing Singur farmers to accept sop: Trinamool


September 19th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal's principal opposition party, the Trinamool Congress, Friday accused supporters of the ruling Left Front government of forcing farmers to accept the compensation package for land acquired ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet governor over Singur row Friday


September 18th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said she would meet West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi Friday to apprise him of the latest situation on the Tata Nano issue following ... Read more...

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About 350 acres in Singur plant unused: farmers’ leader


September 9th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), Sep 9 (IANS) About 350 acres of land inside the Tata Motors Nano project complex are lying unused, said a farmers' leader, demanding that the land be returned to ... Read more...

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Ahmedabad industries facing absenteeism problem


July 28th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
By P.S.Anantharaman Ahmedabad, July 28 (IANS) Several industries here suffered from worker absenteeism Monday following the serial blasts last Saturday, inquiries made by IANS reveal. Several factories as well as commercial establishments reported ... Read more...

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Congress-backed farmers’ group plans rally in Kerala


March 20th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) A farmers' organisation owing allegiance to the Congress will take out a vehicle rally across Kerala next month to gauge the response to the Rs.600 billion farm loan ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition leaders slam CPI-M on harvesters issue


March 19th, 2008 - 11:42 pm ICT by admin
Kuttanad (Kerala) March 19 (IANS) Kerala opposition leaders Wednesday lambasted the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for opposing the use of machines for harvesting paddy that has resulted in huge loss ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators trade charges over failed crop


March 17th, 2008 - 6:36 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) Unexpected summer showers have ruined paddy harvest in Kuttanad region in Kerala but the political parties are busy trading charges with one another. The issue rocked the state ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi inaugurates irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh


March 14th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by admin
Jaggampet (Andhra Pradesh), Mar 14 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi inaugurated a lift irrigation project in the Jaggampet area of Andhra Pradesh on Friday. "I have inaugurated the first phase of the ... Read more...

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Centre gives nod to new rehabilitation and resettlement policy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:02 am ICT by admin
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