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‘Himachal on Sale’ say BJP, Congress (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 14th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) "Himachal on Sale" is the slogan on which the ruling BJP and the opposition hope to outsmart each other at the coming assembly polls. Both ... Read more...

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Mi-2 chopper crashes in Russia, pilot killed


August 11th, 2012 - 2:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An Mil Mi-2 Hoplite helicopter crashed in Russia's southern Rostov region, killing the pilot.A regional security services official said the helicopter crashed Friday in Proletarsky ... Read more...

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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... 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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Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production


May 12th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Havana, May 12 (IANS/EFE) Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a programme to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient ... Read more...

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Himachal land purchase by Bhushan illegal: Virbhadra


February 21st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Himachal Pradesh has violated land laws by granting permission to Team Anna member and counsel Prashant Bhushan to purchase ... Read more...

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Himachal invites industrial investments for new estate


January 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has invited investments in the newly-developed industrial estate near Baddi in Solan district, an official said here Sunday.The industrial estate developed at Davni ... Read more...

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FICCI wants draft land acquisition bill revised


January 1st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government should review provisions of the draft Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 to make it viable for the industry to acquire land ... Read more...

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Prashant Bhushan given permission to buy land in Himachal


December 24th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 23 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh has allowed Team Anna member and lawyer Prashant Bhushan special permission to purchase land in the state, a right only ... Read more...

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Himachal seizes two properties ‘owned’ by Chautalas


December 17th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has confiscated two properties suspected to be owned by late deputy prime minister Devi Lal and his grandson Ajay Chautala.Kullu Deputy Commissioner ... Read more...

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Congress walks out over Himachal land ceiling bill


August 26th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday referred the Himachal Pradesh Ceiling on Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill to a select committee for consideration amidst walkout by the Congress ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 non-residents allowed to buy land in Himachal


August 25th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) More than 1,000 people who are not residents of Himachal Pradesh have been allowed by the state government to purchase land in the state in the ... Read more...

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Large number of farmers buying fertilisers above MRP: Official auditor


August 5th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Even though the government spends huge amounts as subsidies on fertilisers, a survey by the official auditor has revealed that about 45 percent of farmers ... Read more...

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Bengal industry disagrees with land panel’s recommendation


June 18th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) West Bengal's industry has strongly opposed the recommendations of an expert committee that government will have no role to play in land acquisition ... Read more...

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Singur land bill full of flaws, says CPI-M


June 14th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) West Bengal opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra Tuesday termed the Singur land bill passed by the state assembly as "faulty" as it did not have ... Read more...

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Judicial panel to probe Himachal land transactions


June 13th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Monday set up a one-man judicial commission to look into allegations of illegal land transactions made by the opposition Congress.Justice D.P. Sood, ... Read more...

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UPA government has betrayed people, says Sushma Swaraj


June 1st, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Accusing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) of betraying the people, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said her party will bring out ... Read more...

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Guess who wants a home in Himachal? 65,000 people


May 10th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 10 (IANS) Over 65,000 people from across the country want to buy a home in hilly Himachal Pradesh, with around 8,000 of them looking for a place in ... Read more...

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Haryana to study Israel’s use of brackish water


April 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Haryana will study Israel's water conservation practices and the use of brackish water for agricultural purposes, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is leading an official ... Read more...

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Rajasthan farmers use bio-ash to increase onion yield


December 27th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarika SinghBilota (Rajasthan), Dec.27 (ANI): Farmers in Rajasthan's Bilota village are using bio-ash, a by-product from a nearby factory, as it has increased onion yield this year with around 200-250 quintals.Apart ... Read more...

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Nestle unit in Himachal


December 6th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 6 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with dairy products major Nestle India to set up a food and beverage manufacturing unit in the ... Read more...

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Himachal develops new industrial estate in Baddi


November 7th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 7 (IANS) To attract more investment into Himachal Pradesh, the state government has developed a new estate in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial area in Solan district, an official said here ... Read more...

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Nestle to set up facility in Himachal


October 3rd, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) Dairy products major Nestle India will set up a food and beverage manufacturing unit in Himachal Pradesh with an outlay of Rs.250 crore, an official said Sunday."Nestle has ... 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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Priyanka Vadra’s land deal figures in Himachal house


August 23rd, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) Two years after a land deal allegedly in the name of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra rocked the Himachal Pradesh assembly, a ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Zambia seeks Indian investment in agriculture


August 5th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian farmers may soon be looking to Zambia for sugar with the southern African nation seeking India's cooperation and investment in agricultural production. In a meeting between a ... Read more...

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‘Sulabh toilets can help reduce global warming’


May 27th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 27 (IANS) An Indian innovator who plans to promote cheap toilet technology in 50 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East region says his ... Read more...

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Court quashes land allotted to Subhash Ghai in Hyderabad


January 27th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday quashed the allotment of land to eminent Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai for setting up a branch of his acting school Whistling ... Read more...

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5.5 cr more LPG connections in five years: Deora


September 30th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Surat, Sep 30 (IANS) A total of 5.5 crore additional households will be provided cooking gas connections over the next five years covering almost two-thirds of the country, Union Petroleum Minister ... Read more...

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Kashmir farmers worried over increasing urbanisation


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug 23 (ANI): The constant shrinking of agriculture lands in the Kashmir valley has become a cause of concern to farmers of the state.The rapid increase in the urbanisation and allied ... Read more...

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Emami Biotech to invest $80 mn in Ethiopia


August 3rd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Emami Biotech, belonging to the Rs.2,000-crore Emami group, will invest Rs.400 crore (around $80 million) in a jatropha plantation project in Oromia in Ethiopia over the next ... Read more...

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Bihar announces Rs.1,000 crore project to clean up Ganga


June 3rd, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 3 (IANS) The Bihar government has earmarked Rs.1,000 crore (Rs.10 billion) for an ambitious project to save river Ganga from pollution by cleaning up the drains that empty into ... Read more...

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Land conversions made simpler in Gujarat


July 5th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 5 (IANS) The state government has come out with a new policy that will make it easy to convert agricultural land to commercial non-agricultural land. This is expected to boost ... Read more...

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Police unearth 4 kg heroin buried at India-Pakistan border


June 17th, 2008 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police Monday recovered over 4 kg of heroin from the international border between India and Pakistan in Punjab's Amritsar district. ... Read more...

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Canadian firm, ADB to help clean Ganges in Bihar


April 5th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by admin
Patna, April 5 (IANS) A Canadian company and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help to clean up drains that empty into the Ganges in the Bihar capital. "Enviroway, a Canadian company ... Read more...

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