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High-velocity winds, rain damage wheat crop

April 12th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) High-velocity winds accompanied by rain damaged the standing wheat crop in parts of Punjab and Haryana, an official said Thursday.The severity of the thunderstorm, ranging from ... Read more...

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Bihar farmer sets organic wheat production record

April 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nalanda (Bihar), April 12 (IANS) A farmer from Bihar's Nalanda district has set a national record in organic wheat production, say officials.A wheat farmer, Surendra Prasad of Sarilchak village in ... Read more...

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Saffron growers of Kishtwar upset over ‘bias’ towards Valley

November 25th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Saffron growers in the remote mountainous district of Kishtwar in Jammu region claim they "grow the best saffron" but the "incentives go to Kashmiris".According to a ... Read more...

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Abducted Bihar boy found murdered

August 26th, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 26 (IANS) A day after a 15-year-old boy was abducted for ransom, his body was found near Patna Friday, police said. The incident triggered protests as people demanded ... Read more...

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Indian Army distributes high yielding hybrid seeds to J-K villagers

March 30th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Mar 30 (ANI): As a part of its co-operation with the general public, the Indian Army distributed high yielding hybrid seeds to the locals villagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.Around ... Read more...

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Agra, Mathura badly hit as Yamuna water rises

September 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 25 (IANS) The water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise in Uttar Pradesh's Agra and Mathura districts, cutting off dozens of villages and inundating agricultural fields. Water also ... Read more...

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Incessant rains affect 1.5 lakh hectares of land in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region

September 16th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad, Sep. 16 (ANI): Incessant rains have badly damaged crops in Maharashtra's Marathwada region, causing heavy losses to farmers.According to official estimates, about 1.5 lakh hectares of cropland has been destroyed by ... Read more...

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Incessant rains damage mustard crop in Kashmir

May 23rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Anantnag (J-K), May 23 (ANI): Continuous rains for nearly two months have damaged mature mustard crop in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag region.Mustard is sown in September-October after paddy is harvested. As temperatures ... Read more...

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Manipur people waiting for peace

March 10th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Mar 10 (ANI): People in Manipur are fed up with abductions, extortion and bomb attacks by militants. They want to get on with their lives and want an end to violence ... Read more...

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Harassed by legislator, woman official commits suicide

October 18th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 18 (IANS) A woman agriculture officer in Andhra Pradesh committed suicide alleging mental harassment by a legislator, a minister said Sunday. B. Rajeswari Sunday died of burn injuries at a corporate ... Read more...

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Farmers in Kashmir produce bio vermi compost

May 11th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Pradeep SharmaKathua, May 11 (ANI): Farmers in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir have started using bio vermi compost instead of chemical fertilizers.The compost is eco-friendly and supports the nutrients ... Read more...

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Staggering technique benefits pineapple growers in Tripura

February 26th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasNandan Nagar (Tripura), Feb 26 (ANI): Pineapple growers in Tripura are a happy lot as the staggering technique has given a boost to the pineapple yield.Earlier, the farmers were ... Read more...

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Two Punjab farm officers suspended

June 6th, 2008 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) Two agriculture officers of Punjab were Friday suspended by the state agriculture minister because they not only failed to run the plough through the sown paddy area and ... Read more...

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Kullu farmers facing stiff completion from Chinese garlic

May 26th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 26 (ANI): Garlic farmers in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, are facing tough competition from garlic made in China, which is considered superior to the Indian variety. Chinese garlic has ... Read more...

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Sunflower proving money-spinner for Orissa farmers in tribal areas

April 24th, 2008 - 1:29 am ICT by admin
Birampur (Orissa), April 23 (ANI): Its been about two decades when many farmers in some tribal pockets of Orissa were persuaded to take up sunflower cultivation apart from traditional crops like ... Read more...

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Unseasonal rains threaten to damage ripe wheat crops

April 5th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) Unseasonal showers in parts of northern India may have brought relief from the heat to people but has farmers readying to harvest their ripe ... Read more...

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Wheat crop provides welcome bounty to Punjab farmers

February 22nd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by admin
Bhogpur (Punjab), Feb 22 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab are a happy lot as they are hoping to reap rich dividends from the wheat crop this year. Wheat has emerged as a lucrative ... Read more...

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Rubeena Tabasum, a blooming role model for women in Jammu and Kashmir

November 14th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
By Pervez Butt Srinagar, Nov.14 (ANI): Rubeena Tabasum of Chadoora in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam District today represents a small-town success story perfect enough to attract any film producer's attention. Recipient of ... Read more...

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