agricultural products

Mexico says it does not expect food crisis


September 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexico will not face a food crisis in the short term, but there are risks in the world environment of price rises, droughts and economic ... Read more...

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India-Nepal trade could reach $10 bn by 2017: Envoy


July 5th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July5 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Nepal could touch $10 billion over the next five years, its envoy to India said Thursday."Our trade with India has shown good ... Read more...

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Export target hinges on revival of global economy: Fitch


June 5th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 5 (IANS) The government's target of 20 percent growth in exports during 2012-13 would depend largely on the revival of global demand, said credit rating agency Fitch Ratings.The ... Read more...

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Government announces sops; eyes 20 percent exports growth


June 5th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The government Tuesday set a target of increasing exports by 20 percent in 2012-13 and announced a series of measures including interest subsidy and market ... Read more...

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South Korean economic indicators weaken


May 8th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) South Korean economy continued to see employment improve, but economic indicators weakened amid slowing consumer price inflation, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw employment maintain ... Read more...

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South Korea, China, Japan sign food security pact


April 16th, 2012 - 7:02 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to ensure food security and enhance their trade in agricultural products.The three neighbouring northeast Asian countries ... Read more...

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China important for US farmers: official


March 29th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China is a very important market for American farmers and agricultural exporters, a US official said Wednesday in Shanghai.Michael Scuse, the US Department of Agriculture's acting ... Read more...

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Iraq keen to import rice, wheat from India


February 28th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Iraq will buy 100,000 tonnes of rice from India and is keen to increase import of wheat, sugar and other agricultural products in a bid ... Read more...

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Mamata dismisses farmer suicide reports as ‘malicious campaign’


January 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Dismissing reports of farmers committing suicide due to agricultural mismanagement as a "malicious political campaign", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday reiterated that only ... Read more...

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Buddha slams Mamata government for farmer suicides


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rishra (West Bengal), Jan 22 (IANS) Calling for a "new agricultural movement" in the wake of the ongoing farmer suicides in the state, former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress raps Mamata government over farmer suicides


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Ruling alliance partner Congress Saturday attacked the Mamata Banerjee government over the spate of farmer suicides, alleging her comments on the issue were based on ... Read more...

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BIS working on nano-technology standard


January 17th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Gearing up for the future, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is giving priority to standardization in new areas like nanotechnology, energy efficiency, new renewable ... Read more...

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Algae emerges as promising alternative to fossil fuels


January 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Microalgae is emerging as a promising alternative to fossil fuels whose consumption is worsening atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the ... Read more...

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Need to produce innovators, entrepreneurs, says president


November 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Calling for spreading education to one and all in the country, President Pratibha Patil Friday said a "comprehensive education system" must produce innovators and entrepreneurs.Addressing ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar must conclude banking cooperation deal: CII


November 7th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) India and Myanmar should conclude an agreement on cooperation in banking and financial services to boost flow of two-way investment and trade, industry lobby Confederation ... Read more...

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EU grants protected status for Darjeeling tea


October 26th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has registered India's Darjeeling tea as a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), that seek to protect product names from misuse and imitation.It is ... Read more...

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Myanmar president to visit India


October 10th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Oct 10 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein will pay a goodwill visit to India in the near future to promote bilateral relations and cooperation, said an official ... Read more...

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Reducing food inflation will take some time: Pranab


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Conceding that double-digit food inflation is worrisome, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the monetary policies of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will ... Read more...

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Inflation eases to 9.22 percent in July (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Inflation based on wholesale price index declined marginally to 9.22 percent in July, the lowest level in eight months, from 9.44 percent in the ... Read more...

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Government banks on monsoon, rate hikes to tame inflation


August 16th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The government is hopeful that the series of rate hikes by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and good monsoon would help moderate inflationary ... Read more...

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Three customs, port employees nabbed for accepting bribes


May 27th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) The Mumbai anti-corruption branch (ACB) of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) apprehended three officers for accepting bribe while on duty in separate operations and seized ... Read more...

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Chinese authorities conduct radioactivity levels checks


May 4th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 4(ANI): Thirty cases of radioactive contamination have been detected, so far, in passengers, vessels and containers that entered the country since March 16, according to the China Daily reports.Public authorities ... Read more...

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Persistent inflation a concern: PM


April 21st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Though food inflation has come down from double digits, it is still a cause of concern, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday."During the past ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals expands African footprint


April 15th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Tata Chemicals Ltd's (TCL) acquisition of 25.1 percent stake in a greenfield fertiliser project in the west central African country of Gabon has increased the ... Read more...

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China restricts food imports from Japan


March 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) China has banned the import of some Japanese food products amid fears of radiation contamination due to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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India can become world’s food basket in next two decades: Scindia


February 13th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): India can become the food basket of the world in the next two decades, said Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia.Addressing a function here ... Read more...

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Keventer to set up food testing lab in Bengal


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) Keventer Agro Ltd, the food processing arm of food major Keventer Group, will set up a Rs.25 crore food testing laboratory in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district ... Read more...

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China visit important to BJP, says Gadkari


January 19th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said Wednesday that his five-day goodwill visit to China further strengthens the cordial relations existing between the BJP and ... Read more...

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India more important market than Pakistan: Afghan minister


December 5th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) Afghanistan, ravaged by years of war, considers the Indian market more lucrative than Pakistan and wants both Indian expertise and investment in restructuring its agriculture and ... Read more...

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Say no to American dairy products: CPI-M


November 4th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday said India should not accept the US demand for ... Read more...

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Sitaram Yechuri criticises Obama’s India visit


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Vizag (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 3 (ANI): CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri has termed U.S. President Barack Obama's forthcoming visit to India as a business tour, favorable only for the American ... Read more...

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EU and South Korea sign Free Trade Agreement


October 6th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) and South Korea on Wednesday signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), marking the most ambitious trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU and the ... Read more...

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Israeli planes strike Gaza


September 16th, 2010 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Sep 16 (DPA) Israeli F16 jets carried out early Thursday five successive airstrikes on several targets in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in response to earlier projectile attacks on southern Israel, witnesses ... Read more...

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Court query on sale of unhygienic fruits in Delhi


August 18th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned the Delhi government over sale of artificially coloured vegetables and fruits in the capital's markets. A division bench of Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Monsanto believes GM foods will be accepted in India


July 14th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Despite criticism and protests from different quarters in the country, global agricultural products company Monsanto is confident that GM (genetically modified) food will be accepted in the Indian ... Read more...

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