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Mexico to get its first marine research vessel


September 8th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Spanish shipmaker Astilleros Armon Vigo is building Mexico's first deep-water fisheries and oceanographic research vessel at a cost of roughly 460 million pesos ($35 million), ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexican farmers to sell commodities on futures market


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The government and brokers are launching the Market Risk Management Program, which will allow farmers to sell commodities using futures contracts, Mexican officials said.The program's ... Read more...

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States declare drought, not centre: Pawar


August 1st, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday noted that 400 out of the 627 districts in India had received deficient rainfall but said it was for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Expert committee under Rangarajan on sugar sector


January 27th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted an experts panel on the sugar sector, which is among the last remaining industries in India still under ... Read more...

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Unbalanced recovery better than balanced recession: China


November 21st, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) Vice Premier Wang Qishan said Monday that an unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession, in light of the current condition of the global ... Read more...

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US to invest $510 mn in advanced biofuels


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) US will invest up to $510 million over three years to promote the production of biofuels for marine and aerial transportation."Biofuels are an important part ... Read more...

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Top officials transferred in Tamil Nadu


May 17th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) On its first day in office, Tamil Nadu's J. Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government Monday transferred nine top bureaucrats and two police officers.The government appointed Debendranath Sarangi as ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

USDA: Students to consume fruits and vegetables in schools


March 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Department of Agriculture has announced their plans to ensure that American school children get fruits and vegetables to consume.The announcement was made on Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

GM corn helps protect non-engineered cousins: Study


October 8th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have suggested that genetically engineered corn provides significant economic benefits even to neighbouring farmers who grow non-transgenic varieties of corn.The Bt corn is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India to export 55 lakh bales of cotton in 2010-11


September 4th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government will allow cotton exports of up to 55 lakh bales in the current financial year, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said Saturday. "The approximate quantity of exportable ... Read more...

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PM’s trade panel to come up with report to boost agriculture output


July 31st, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): A sub-committee of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry on agriculture held its first meeting here on Friday.The designated members discussed issues related with ... Read more...

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Shirley Sherrod Resigns, Andrew Brietbrat Might Be In Trouble


July 21st, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, July 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A "Friend For Life" has been forced to put down her papers and quietly resign from the Department Of Agriculture. The reasons aren't too ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Shirley Sherrod Gives Resignation After Making Racist Comments


July 20th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez July 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the Shirley Sherrod, the director of the USDA's rural development agency, has issued her resignation after a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

New index for measuring inflation from next month likely


July 20th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government is likely to use a new index for measuring inflation from next month, Industry Secretary R.P. Singh said Tuesday. "We are in the process of seeking ... Read more...

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India suggests staggered fiscal exits for countries


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 23 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has suggested that as nations recovering from global recession undertake fiscal consolidation, fiscal exits could be staggered and be country ... Read more...

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Kerala opposition alleges scam in urea sale


March 12th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 12 (IANS) The Kerala assembly Friday witnessed uproarious scenes when a war of words broke out between Leader of Opposition Oommen Chandy and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan over an alleged ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India plans to build seed reserves for hard times


February 12th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) India plans to build seed reserves to ensure national food and income security to millions of its farmers, reeling under the impact of a deficit monsoon and a ... Read more...

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Villagers sleepless as IAS officer’s fraud unravels


February 11th, 2010 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Kharora (Chhattisgarh), Feb 11 (IANS) On paper, he is the director of a steel factory, with two bungalows in posh localities and Rs.16 crore (Rs.160 million) in a bank account. ... Read more...

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Tainted Chhattisgarh IAS officer suspended


February 11th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 10 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government late Wednesday suspended senior Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer B.L. Agrawal after Income Tax officials raided his house here last week and unearthed that he ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Congress demands suspension of IAS officer with 220 accounts


February 8th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress Monday demanded immediate suspension of a senior Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer in Chhattisgarh, B.L. Agrawal, whose 220 bank accounts and assets worth millions of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

IAS officer with 220 bank accounts, assets worth millions (Lead)


February 6th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 6 (IANS) An Indian Administrative Officer (IAS) in Chhattisgarh has been found to have a staggering 220 bank accounts and assets worth millions of rupees. This was revealed after ... Read more...

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IAS officer has 220 bank accounts, assets in millions


February 6th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 6 (IANS) B.L. Agrawal, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer in Chhattisgarh, has been found to have at least 220 bank accounts and assets worth millions of rupees, official ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh official found to own assets worth billions


February 4th, 2010 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 4 (IANS) Raids carried out by the Income Tax (IT) department Thursday here at seven places here revealed that an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer in Chhattisgarh owns assets estimated ... Read more...

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US presses Pakistan to allow passage of Afghan agricultural goods to India


January 13th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 13 (ANI): In a bid to revive Afghanistan's once prosperous export industry, the United States is pressing Pakistan to allow Afghan agricultural products to pass through its territory to India. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

List of agreements signed between India and US


November 25th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashWashington, Nov.25 (ANI): India and the United States inked several agreements/memoranda of understanding with the aim of taking the bilateral strategic partnership forward. Following is the list of agreements signed:. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Foreign countries to attend Bengal agriculture summit


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) The Netherlands, Nepal and Bhutan are likely to participate in the agriculture summit to be organised here by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the West Bengal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

West Bengal sets up awareness cell for farmers


November 3rd, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has set up a special cell to make farmers aware of fertiliser prices and seed quality, a senior official said here Tuesday. "We have set ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US, Philippines to partner in biofuel research


October 27th, 2009 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 27 (IANS) Visiting US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said his government is seeking partnership with the Philippines in biofuel research. Speaking at a press conference Monday, Vilsack said both countries ... Read more...

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US finds first case of swine flu in pigs


October 20th, 2009 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (DPA) The US has detected the first case of swine flu in pigs, the Department of Agriculture said Monday. The virus was found in a sample taken from a state ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

World Bank helps protect seas, forests in Philippines


September 18th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 18 (DPA) The World Bank said Friday it has approved a $6.3-million grant for a project that aims to protect the seas and forests in the southern Philippines. It said the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mexico shuts three government departments to save money


September 9th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 9 (EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said that he is eliminating the federal departments of tourism, agrarian reform and public function as part of an austerity plan to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Drought wreaks havoc in Mexico


August 20th, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 20 (EFE) More than three million farmers are reeling under drought in Mexico this year due to the El Nino weather phenomenon, officials said. The National Water Commission said some ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Not a ‘fruitful’ monsoon for Himachal


August 12th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) It's been a double whammy for farmers in Himachal Pradesh, known as India's fruit bowl. After poor snowfall last winter, it's deficient rainfall this monsoon ... Read more...

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