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Andhra celebrates second bronze medal at Olympics


August 4th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Saturday celebrated ace shuttler Saina Nehwal's bronze medal win at the London Olympics with the governor, chief minister and other eminent personalities congratulating her.Saina ... Read more...

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Saina deserved the medal for her sheer commitment, says father


August 4th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Saina Nehwal might have got lucky to win an Olympic bronze Saturday but she deserved the medal for her sheer commitment to the game, said her ... Read more...

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Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts


June 28th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal ... Read more...

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Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... Read more...

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Banned pesticides: Court wants report by Aug 17 (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed an experts' committee to submit a report by Aug 17 containing guidelines to prevent the rampant use of banned ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rain worries farmers in western UP


April 12th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 12 (IANS) The spell of rain earlier this week has got farmers in western Uttar Pradesh worried with many saying that it would damage the standing wheat crop.Wednesday ... Read more...

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Scientists give India strategic edge: Ashwani Kumar


August 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Scientists provide the country its strategic parity with world powers and innovations define 21st century India, says Ashwani Kumar, minister of state for science and ... Read more...

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India pledges Myanmar $10 mn, donates 10 rice silos (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw/Yangon, June 21 (IANS) India made its first official contact with the new civilian government in Myanmar Tuesday with visiting External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna pledging $10-million to ... Read more...

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Sai Baba’s devotees believe he will live for 96 years


April 21st, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Though the condition of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba is worsening, some of his devotees are confident he will recover and live for 96 years as ... Read more...

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Scientist calls for tripling India’s food production


April 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 20 (IANS) Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Wednesday called for an "evergreen" revolution in agriculture increasing the production by three times and ensuring food security for all Indians."The revolution ... Read more...

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Declare coastal nuclear sites ‘critically vulnerable’: Swaminathan


April 9th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) India must learn from the tragedy in Japan and declare coastal areas where nuclear power reactors are located as "critically vulnerable" under the Coastal Regulation Zone ... Read more...

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Haryana to soon have agriculture policy: Hooda


February 6th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jind (Haryana), Feb 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday said that his government has asked the State Farmers Commission to formulate an agriculture policy that will better the lot ... Read more...

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Obama names two Indian-Americans to key posts


January 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has named an Indian-American doctor to an Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health and re-nominated an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

As Rahul spoke, farmer suicides continued in Vidarbha


September 8th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 8 (IANS) Five debt-trapped farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha area committed suicide even as Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was visiting Akola in the region, a farmer watchdog group said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

President to open Sri Venkateswara college’s 50th year bash


August 11th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the golden jubilee celebrations of Delhi University's Sri Venkateswara college Aug 17. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah, Union Urban Development Minister ... Read more...

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IGNOU to host 6th pan-Commonwealth forum on open learning


August 8th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Around 700 delegates from 70 countries are expected to participate in the Sixth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning to be hosted in Kochi by the Indira ... Read more...

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UPA trying to corporatise agriculture: Manik Sarkar


July 27th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday accused the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in New Delhi of trying to "corporatise" the agricultural sector in order to hand it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

National Advisory Council first meeting in Delhi today


June 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): The newly constituted National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi will have its first meeting here on Thursday.The Central Government had constituted ... Read more...

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Firefighters most trusted in China


April 27th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Firefighters have topped a first-of-its-kind list of the most-trusted professionals in China. A survey, which polled 1,103 Chinese people in October 2009, gave respondents two lists, one of 40 ... Read more...

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Take advantage of good monsoon: Swaminathan


April 24th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With a good monsoon forecast this year, noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Saturday said the country should learn to take "advantage" of plentiful rain, just as there ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama names Indian American to key agricultural post


March 28th, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) After waiting for months for the Senate to act, President Barack Obama has announced he would bypass a vacationing senate to make recess appointments of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Global warming to hurt poor, push up food prices


February 22nd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) The impact of global warming on food prices and hunger could be significant in the next 20 years as a new study reveals that higher temperatures could reduce ... Read more...

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Global warming both bane and boon for world’s poor


February 22nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Stanford University, US, has determined that global warming may have an adverse impact on food prices and hunger in poor populations of ... Read more...

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Swaminathan hails government’s move to stop Bt brinjal cultivation


February 11th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Feb 11 (ANI): Eminent agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan commended government's decision to defer the cultivation of the genetically modified (GM) Bt brinjal in the country.He expressed these views on the ... Read more...

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Swaminathan organizes biodiversity conservation workshop


January 31st, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (ANI): Eminent agricultural scientist M.S Swaminathan has organized a workshop with an objective to sensitise the locals and farmers about the conservation of biodiversity here on Saturday.The workshop ... Read more...

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Introduce Bt Brinjal only after thorough analysis: M.S. Swaminathan (Lead)


January 31st, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Saturday called for a thorough analysis of the benefits and risks of genetically modified Bt Brijal before introducing it in the country. Speaking on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Introduce Bt Brinjal only after thorough analysis: M.S. Swaminathan


January 30th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Saturday called for a thorough analysis of the benefits and risks of genetically modified Bt Brijal before introducing it in the country. Speaking on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

West Bengal university vice-chancellor quits after ‘insult’


October 11th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) The vice-chancellor of a university in West Bengal has resigned, complaining of "insulting behaviour" of a section of professors. Ranajit Kumar Samanta, vice-chancellor of the Bidhan Chandra Roy Krishi ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian American to represent US in farm trade talks


September 23rd, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun KumarWashington, Sep 23 (IANS) President Barack Obama has nominated an eminent Indian American agricultural scientist to the key post of chief agriculture negotiator in the office of the US ... Read more...

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Norman Borlaug’s death marks end of an era: PM


September 14th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Terming the death of agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug as the end of an era, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday described him as one ... Read more...

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Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug Dies At 95


September 14th, 2009 - 7:06 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nobel Prize winner, Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist expired at the age of 95, in Texas. Texas A&M University spokeswoman Kathleen Phillips told sources that Borlaug passed away shortly before ... Read more...

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Pawar mourns death of Norman Borlaug


September 13th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Sunday mourned the death of eminent American agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, who helped pioneer the Green Revolution in India. "Recipient ... Read more...

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Green Revolution pioneer Norman Borlaug dies at 95


September 13th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Renowned American agricultural scientist and Nobel laureate Norman E. Borlaug, who played a major role in developing disease-resistant wheat used to fight famine in poor countries, has died ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drought will bring down Uttar Pradesh paddy output 60 percent


August 6th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) Scanty rainfall in most parts of Uttar Pradesh, where 58 of its 71 districts have been declared drought-hit, will hit agricultural production leading to a shortage of rice ... Read more...

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India to prepare new rules to save its coastline


July 5th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) India is set to prepare new rules to save its 7,517 km coastline after deciding to let a controversial notification under attack from the fishing ... Read more...

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