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Genetically engineered calf bred in China


June 11th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) Scientists at a north China university say they have bred the world's first genetically-modified calf that will produce low-lactose milk in two years. The calf, named ... Read more...

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IFS officer to be tried for human trafficking


June 9th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday framed charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption against an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer and three others in a 2005 human ... Read more...

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Kashmir varsity produces world’s first cloned pashmina goat


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 13 (IANS) Scientists at the agricultural university in the Jammu and Kashmir capital have successfully produced the world's first cloned pashmina goat, a statement said Tuesday.Giving details about ... Read more...

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Follow Nagaland’s example for food security, northeast urged


February 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Northeastern states must follow the example of Nagaland - the only food sufficient state in the region - and increase food production to ensure food ... Read more...

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Northeast farmers unaware about crop insurance: Expert


February 6th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) Farmers across India have been making claims for crop losses under the central government's National Agricultural Insurance Scheme (NAIS), but those in the northeastern states, mainly ... Read more...

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Bill for agriculture university deferred


December 28th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The introduction of a bill to establish a central agricultural university in Bundelkhand region, spread across Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, was deferred amid opposition ... Read more...

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China finishes sequencing Genghis Khan descendant’s genome


December 18th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 18 (IANS) China said Sunday that it has finished sequencing the genome of a direct descendant of Genghis Khan.In 1206, a man known as Temujen was crowned Genghis ... Read more...

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Villagers take lessons in saving Kashmir’s rare deer


November 27th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) Alarmed by the dwindling numbers of the red deer sub-species known locally as the 'Hangul' found in the world only in Kashmir, the local agricultural university ... Read more...

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Chinese students fall ill after dissecting goats


September 4th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 4 (IANS) Twenty-seven students and a teacher in China were diagnosed with a serious disease after dissecting goats in an agricultural university, a media report said Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Russia poplars bring money - and masks - to Kashmir


May 27th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 27 (IANS) The knee-deep white cover on the Jammu-Srinagar highway these days is often mistaken for sleet or cotton, but go closer and it could trigger instant sneezing, ... Read more...

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India announces $500 million assistance to Afghanistan


May 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India Thursday offered a fresh assistance of $500 million to Afghanistan as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began a two-day visit to the country.The $500 million ... Read more...

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PM, Rahul slam Mayawati for poverty in Bundelkhand (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Banda (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (IANS) Attacking Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), top Congress leaders Saturday blamed the Mayawati regime for the prevailing backwardness and poverty ... 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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Haryana to subsidise farming centres


April 19th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) The Haryana government will give additional subsidy to farmers who set up centres of excellence in farming in the state, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers benefiting from multi-storied farming


April 4th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Raipur, Apr 4 (ANI): The multi-storied pattern of farming is benefiting farmers of Chhattisgarh.Farmers are planting many crops using this method.The state, known as the 'Rice Bowl of India', is now looking ... Read more...

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Award-winning flower-grower gives new dimension to floriculture in Jharkhand


February 12th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by ANI
Garhwa (Jharkhand), Feb 12(ANI): A flower cultivator in Jharkhand's Garhwa district has come up with many flower varieties in his garden, giving new dimensions to floriculture in the state.Brijesh Tiwari, a floriculturist, ... Read more...

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PM to visit Jammu March 5


February 7th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Jammu March 5 to inaugurate the newly built residential flats for Kashmiri Hindu migrants and also to address the convocation of ... Read more...

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Apex court stays execution of three in Dharmapuri bus burning (Lead)


January 28th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the execution of three people who were awarded death sentence in the 2000 Dharmapuri bus burning case where three girl students were ... Read more...

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Dharmapuri bus burning: Apex court stays execution of three


January 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the execution of three people who were awarded death sentence in the 2000 Dharmapuri bus burning case where three students of Tamil ... Read more...

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Vegetables centre comes up in Haryana with Israeli help


January 18th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Aiming to give a boost to agriculture in Haryana, a centre of excellence for vegetables has come up at Gharaunda town in the state's Karnal district, with ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh not implementing Bundelkhand package: Minister


January 4th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are slow in implementing the central government's package for the development of the backward Bundelkhand region that straddles the ... Read more...

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Sikh group to launch global ecological movement


November 25th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Two young Sikh professionals are joining EcoSikh, a community environment group to launch a global ecological movement with several diverse initiatives on behalf of the global ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nikki Haley’s Punjab relatives await her visit


November 8th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Verka (Punjab), Nov 8 (IANS) The Randhawa household in Punjab is elated. Indian origin Nikki Haley's relatives are planning to be part of her swearing-in as governor of South ... Read more...

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Seabuckthorn to green Himachal’s Lahaul Valley


October 17th, 2010 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 17 (IANS) The rugged, inhospitable terrain of this landlocked valley in Himachal Pradesh is sought to be greened with plantations of seabuckthorn, a medicinally rich plant, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Northeast’s enrolment rate in higher education increasing


September 26th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) Enrolment levels in higher education in urban areas of the northeastern region are higher than the national average, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Sukhadeo Thorat has said. The enrolment ... Read more...

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Pak university to implement ’strict dress code’ for girl students


September 26th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sep 26 (ANI): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural University in Pakistan has decided to strictly implement a dress code, prescribed only for female students, to discourage display of 'fashionable clothes.'The university ... Read more...

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Students told to wear shoes to meet Gandhi (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 7 (IANS) Worried that slippers could be used as missiles, security personnel insisted that students meeting Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Maharashtra's Akola town should wear shoes. Many at ... Read more...

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‘Chappals’ frowned upon at Rahul Gandhi event!


September 7th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sep 7 (IANS) Several students of the Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University sported shoes - many probably for the first time - for "security reasons" during an interaction Tuesday with ... Read more...

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Supreme Court upholds death for three in bus burning case


August 30th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday confirmed the death sentence awarded to three AIADMK activists for causing the death of three women students of an agricultural university in a ... Read more...

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Kim Jong Il wraps up China visit


August 28th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Seoul, Aug 28 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is believed to prepare to leave China for home following a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, South Korean media reported Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Tributes paid to Bharata Ratna Sir M Vishveshvaraiah in New Delhi


August 27th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): A large number of writers, engineers, artists, professors and academicians from Karnataka paid rich tributes to Bharata Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshvaraiah on the occasion of his 150th ... Read more...

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Food security stalls China’s quest for new energy


August 23rd, 2010 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Corn-based ethanol fuel could help reduce vehicular emissions in China but high production costs and large population have hindered its growth in the country, say experts. China launched a ... Read more...

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Potato research centre to be set up in West Midnapore


August 17th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A centre of the Shimla-based Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) will be set up in West Bengal's West Midnapur district to make quality potato seeds favourable to the ... Read more...

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University employee, wife murdered in Kanpur campus


July 29th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) The bodies of an agricultural university employee and his wife were found Thursday in the campus in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district, police said. The bodies of Durga Prasad, 55, ... Read more...

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NABARD to promote organic farming in Kerala


July 1st, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 1 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will promote organic farming in Kerala. According to K. C. Shashidhar, NABARD chief general manager here, the initiative will be ... Read more...

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