agricultural lands

Badal takes up cause of Punjabi farmers in Gujarat


September 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday wrote to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and BJP president Nitin Gadkari over the grievance of Punjabi farmers of ... Read more...

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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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Cuba approves new tax law


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) The Cuban parliament has approved a new tax law designed to cope with the country's growing private sector.The Tax System Act, which stipulates 25 categories of ... Read more...

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Congress asks Kerala to protect agricultural land


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) A high-level coordination committee of the Congress party Wednesday asked the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala to amend existing laws and bring in suitable fresh laws ... Read more...

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As businessmen gobble up farmland, Kashmiri villages lose identity (Feature)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Haripora (Ganderbal), July 15 (IANS) Instead of a mud house, Hassan Parray now has a concrete house. His two sons do not go to school barefoot, but wearing branded shoes. ... Read more...

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Floods affect over 30,000 in Assam


June 12th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 12 (IANS) The first wave of floods that hit Assam about a week ago continues to wreak havoc, affecting over 30,000 people in seven districts of the state ... Read more...

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Floods hit Assam, over 15,000 affected


June 5th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 5 (IANS) Over 15,000 people across Assam were affected by floods triggered by incessant rains in the last two days, and officials Tuesday said water levels of major ... Read more...

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From guns to gardening, Kashmir militant returns home


May 4th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir), May 4 (IANS) Do they thank god or the government? An extraordinary question in the conflict-ridden politics of the Kashmir valley, but the Dars in ... Read more...

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Andhra villagers continue protest against power plant


February 29th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra ... Read more...

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Tension as Andhra villagers oppose iron ore mining


December 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Tension prevailed Saturday in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district as the villagers, opposing a proposed iron ore mining project, disrupted a public hearing being ... Read more...

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Karnataka to use farm lands as equity in agri ventures (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) The Karnataka government would make a new law to use agricultural land as equity in agro-based ventures but ensure that farmers retain the land ownership, ... Read more...

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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Goa Law Commission dejected as tips neglected


September 9th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 9 (IANS) The Goa Law Commission has expressed dismay at the state government virtually ignoring all its recommendations, especially those relating to land reform."You can say that the ... Read more...

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Ban sale of agricultural land to non-farmers: Goa panel


September 9th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Goa's Law Commission Thursday recommended that the state government ban sale of agricultural land to non-agriculturists to stave off real estate speculation."We must stop sale ... Read more...

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Now trouble brews over NHPC projects in Orissa


July 23rd, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) After protests against Posco steel, the state-run NHPC Ltd's plan to set up three hydropower plants in Orissa could face opposition, with social activists and a ... Read more...

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Farmers demand tabling land bill in parliament


July 21st, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 21 (IANS) A group of farmers Thursday announced they would not enter into any agreement with the Greater Noida Authority until the central government introduces a land ... Read more...

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Noida farmers seek CBI probe in land acquisition


July 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 16 (IANS) The farmers of villages in Noida Extension have moved the Allahabad High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the acquisition of ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s shrinking farm lands, victim of development?


May 30th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 30 (IANS) Kashmir Valley gives a perfect image of lush, green countryside. But thanks to insatiable greed for money and dipping profits in agriculture, the fields of the ... 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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Six agitating farmers injured in clash with police


March 27th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, March 26 (IANS) Agitating farmers went on a rampage in Greater Noida Saturday after six protesters were injured in a clash with police. While the farmers alleged that ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena warns of beating Jaitapur n-plant supporters


February 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Monday warned that the advocates of the multi-billion-rupee Jaitapur nuclear power plant would be beaten up with slippers wherever they travel in the Konkan region ... Read more...

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Raid yields Rs.3 crore worth assets from engineer’s house


December 21st, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec. 21 (IANS) The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Madhya Pradesh police Tuesday raided the house of an assisant engineer in the electricity department here and recovered assets worth Rs.3 crore.The ... Read more...

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Rabri Devi’s assets - 62 cows and 42 calves


October 10th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 10 (IANS) Not too many Indian politicians boast of such assets. Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi is the proud owner of 62 cows and 42 calves worth Rs.17.8 lakh ... Read more...

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Rapid urbanisation leading to shrinking of Kashmir’s agriculture land


September 30th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Sep. 30 (ANI): The rapid increase in urbanisation and allied infrastructure development activities are causing a shrinking of agricultural land in the Kashmir Valley.Farmers fear that this growing trend ... Read more...

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Azharuddin seeks flood relief package from PM for flood hit Moradabad


September 27th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 27 (ANI): Former Indian cricket team captain and Member of Parliament Mohammad Azharuddin said here on Monday that he has sought a flood relief package from ... Read more...

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Heavy downpour wreaks havoc in Rajouri


September 25th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Rajouri, Sep 25 (ANI): Incessant rainfall has damaged scores of houses in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District, thereby crippling normal life and creating havoc in the picturesque region.The concerned authorities on Friday ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers ready to farm in Brazil: Badal (Lead)


September 10th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) Farmers from Punjab are ready to go to Brazil to help develop its agriculture, an official Friday quoted Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as saying. Badal, who ... Read more...

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Agra farmers write petition in blood


September 1st, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Agitating farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district Wednesday wrote a petition in their blood to protest acquisition of their lands for townships along the 165-km Noida-Agra ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visits drought-hit areas in West Bengal


August 24th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 24 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee visited drought-hit districts and outlined steps taken by his government to save agricultural lands and produce.Talking to reporters here, he said ... Read more...

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Agra incident-free, farmers continue stir (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) Talks between agitating farmers and the Uttar Pradesh government were held amid tight security in Agra district Wednesday, a day after peasants turned violent in their demand for ... Read more...

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Agra incident-free, farmers refuse to relent


August 18th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) Talks between agitating farmers and the Uttar Pradesh government were held amid tight security in Agra district Wednesday, a day after peasants turned violent in their demand for ... Read more...

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Rich being shielded from Pakistan floods?


August 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) As ordinary Pakistanis continue to battle floods which have claimed at least 1,600 lives, there have been allegations that flood waters are being diverted to less ... Read more...

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Allahabad farmers protest against acquisition of lands for power project


June 27th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by ANI
Allahabad, June 27(ANI): Members of the farming community in Allahabad staged a mass protest on Sunday against the acquisition of their agricultural lands for a proposed power project.The farmers also alleged ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals protest against setting up of Kalahandi Bauxite mining factory


June 7th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kalahandi (Orissa), June 7 (ANI): The tribals in Orissa's Kalahandi District staged a protest against the setting up of Bauxite mining factory 'Vedanta Aluminium Ltd', as they assert it has deprived them ... Read more...

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Reforestation may lower climate change mitigation potential of forests


May 29th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Reforestation and afforestation, the creation of new forests, may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening, scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University ... Read more...

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