agriculture

Escorts focuses on Africa to export tractors


September 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Escorts Limited, a leading manufacturer and supplier of agri-machinery products, is focusing on African markets to export its tractors as the farm sector in country is ... Read more...

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President to visit Bihar early October


August 30th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bihar in the first week of October to launch a road map on agriculture prepared by the state government, an ... Read more...

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Bihar not to deposit funds in 21 banks


August 21st, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) The Bihar government will not deposit funds in 21 nationalized and private banks for their failure to provide credit to priority sectors like agriculture, ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal


August 9th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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President to launch Bihar agriculture map


July 26th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will launch a road map on agriculture prepared by the Bihar government, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.Nitish Kumar said he had ... Read more...

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Widespread rains in Andhra revive farmers’ hopes


July 21st, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 21 (IANS) Widespread rains in Andhra Pradesh since Friday have improved the situation, overcoming the deficit rainfall this monsoon and bringing cheers to farmers, officials said.The incessant ... Read more...

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Eight IAS officials transferred in UP


July 20th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government transferred eight senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) late Thursday, including two divisional commissioners.According to the appointments department, K. Ravindra Nayak, divisional commissioner ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh gets Rs.5 lakh from Punjab government


July 19th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Having spent over 30 years of his life in Pakistani jails on spying charges, Punjab resident Surjeet Singh was Thursday given financial assistance of ... Read more...

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Man held for human trafficking in Assam, 15 rescued (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 8 (IANS) With floods affecting almost all the districts of Assam, human traffickers are on the prowl to lure women and girls out of the state, police said.One ... Read more...

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Mass migration from Chhattisgarh villages after shootout


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) Korsaguda and Sarkeguda villages in Chhattigarh are witnessing large scale migration as people are fleeing to nearby states, leaving behind their agricultural land, following a midnight ... Read more...

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Iran threatens legal action over oil embargo


July 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (IANS) Iran has called the Western sanctions "unproductive" and threatened to take legal action against the European oil embargo.Chief of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and ... Read more...

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Exploring India’s national diversity - by train


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) One thousand students and teachers from Delhi University (DU), all women, will travel throughout central and western India in a train to study the national ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairies


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) To propel the milk revolution in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairy units across the state this year (2012-13), an ... Read more...

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Eight Yeddyurappa loyalists quit Karnataka ministry (Second Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 29 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Karnataka's BJP government, eight ministers loyal to former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa quit the ministry Friday to pressure the Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Monsoon in Himachal delayed by over a week


June 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) The arrival of the southwest monsoon in Himachal Pradesh would be delayed by over a week, the weather office here said Thursday."There is no possibility ... Read more...

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Gilani seeks Chinese investment


June 13th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 12 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sought more Chinese investments in the country's developmental projects.Pakistan has opened of all sectors of the economy like ... Read more...

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UAE charity digs wells in Somalia


June 8th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, June 7 (IANS/WAM) A charity organisation from Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dug up 62 wells in drought-hit areas of Somalia.The Human Appeal International dug up ... Read more...

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Akhilesh seeks quick Nabard decisions to help development


June 7th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav met National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard)chairman Prakash Bakshi here in the capital city Wednesday, and pressed for ... Read more...

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Monsoon hits Kerala Tuesday (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) The annual southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, Tuesday hit Kerala, four days behind schedule, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said."The monsoon has hit Kerala and ... Read more...

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Drought hits Brazil


May 19th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 19 (IANS) A persistent drought in northeastern Brazil has destroyed up to 40 percent of the crops, authorities said Friday.The Bahiain state has been reeling under ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks more India knowhow, capital


May 15th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Ethiopia has liberalised norms and is keen to attract more Indian investments in the sectors like pharmaceuticals, agriculture, textiles and food processing, Ethiopian ambassador to ... Read more...

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PPP is not privatising water: Khurshid


May 7th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said the government favours public private partnership (PPP) for water in a new policy, but it does not mean ... Read more...

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Cabinet panel clears Monsoon Mission


April 26th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved the implementation of the Rs.400 crore National Monsoon Mission at the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) to ... Read more...

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‘Allow wheat exports to Pakistan, CIS countries’


April 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Tuesday asked the central government to allow the export of wheat to Pakistan and CIS countries through the Attari checkpost as the state's produce may ... Read more...

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‘Chinese insurance sector needs healthy growth


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 22 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan has urged accelerated reform and innovation in the country's insurance industry to promote healthy and stable development.Wang said here that the ... Read more...

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‘Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy’


April 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections ... Read more...

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Punjab to amend canal law to prevent water theft


April 5th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) The Punjab government is likely to amend the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act of 1873 to check the growing malpractice of water theft in the ... Read more...

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UAE, Lebanon seek to boost trade ties


April 5th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 4 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Lebanon have sought to boost trade and investments between the two countries.UAE Economy Minister Sultan Al Mansoori and his Lebanese counterpart Nicolas Nahhas ... Read more...

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Yellow Rust hits Himachal wheat crop


April 4th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 4 (IANS) A fungal disease called Yellow Rust has again hit the wheat crop in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Wednesday."Yellow Rust has again affected ... Read more...

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Patnaik postpones Chennai trip


April 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) With an Italian and a ruling party legislator abducted by Maoists still not traced, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday postponed a trip to Chennai.On Thursday ... Read more...

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E-commerce to make even bigger gains


March 28th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) China aims to double the value of its e-commerce sales to 18 trillion yuan ($2.86 trillion) by the end of 2015, which would make it the ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka struggles to reduce $1 bn dollar deficit


March 27th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka's external trade in 2012 has begun with a nearly $1 billion trade deficit due to a mixed performance with subdued exports and high imports, ... Read more...

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Bengal institutes Krishi Ratna award for best farmers


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government has instituted the Krishi Ratna award for the best farmer in a block, Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced in his budget ... Read more...

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India asks Zimbabwe to ratify investment treaty


March 20th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India Tuesday asked Zimbabwe to ratify their Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement that was signed in 1999.During a meeting with Zimbabwean Vice President Joice ... Read more...

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US FH1100 helicopter to be made in China


March 20th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) The US will transfer all industrial properties and patented technologies of the FH1100 helicopter series to China.An agreement to this effect was signed by the US-China ... Read more...

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