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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Oldest’ Indian man dies in Madhya Pradesh


December 11th, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 10 (IANS) Parsaram Gurjar, among the oldest men in India, died here Saturday at the age of 125 years, his grandson said.Parsaram was on World Elders Day Oct ... Read more...

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He may be India’s oldest man (With Image)


October 20th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 20 (IANS) He may be the oldest man alive in India. If Parasram Gurjar's family tree is to be believed, he is a good 125 years old.He is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Greater Noida farmers hail land acquisition verdict


July 6th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 6 (IANS) Farmers in the western Uttar Pradesh belt of Greater Noida Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court order quashing the acquisition of land in Shahberi village. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rabies deaths rattle Andhra


June 4th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 4 (IANS) As Challa Babu pleaded with doctors to save him, the medical staff and his parents watched helplessly. The 16-year-old lost the battle to rabies, a disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two held for attacking cop with bricks in Chandigarh


April 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Two youths have been arrested for attacking a police official with bricks and hitting his head several times on the wall after he stopped them from ... Read more...

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Private university violates green norms in Himachal


March 11th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 11 (IANS) A Punjab-based private professional university that is setting up its campus in Himachal Pradesh has violated environmental norms, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Friday."Environmental ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kamat calls on Chidambaram after assuming charge as MoS (Home)


January 20th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Gurudas Kamat, who assumed office as Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Thursday.Kamat, who ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New Punjab minister sworn in


January 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Balbir Singh Bath was Sunday sworn in as a cabinet minister in the Punjab government headed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.Bath was sworn in at the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Musician KJ Yesudas Honored With Sree Chithira Thirunal Award


September 22nd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 22, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Veteran playback singer and Indian classical musician KJ Yesudas has been chosen for the prestigious Sree Chithira Thirunal Award for 2010. The fifth edition of this ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Gujarat court upholds voting right of 10 farm societies


May 31st, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 31 (IANS) Representatives of Gujarat's 10 agriculturist cooperative societies have cast their votes for a district agriculture produce markets committee (APMC) after the Gujarat High Court Monday upheld their right ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Plea admitted against Uttar Pradesh sugar mills’ privatisation (Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday admitted a petition challenging the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to privatise 11 state-run sugar mills by off-loading its entire stake in them. A vacation ... Read more...

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Paying millions to become No.1 in Chandigarh


May 24th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) It might take a lot to be No. 1 in any sphere, but the Punjabi spirit of making it to the top by all means - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Himachal land act amendment referred to house panel


April 12th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 12 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Monday referred a draft bill to amend the land reforms act to change land-owning norms in the state to a select house committee. ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Lok Sabha mourns RSS leader’s death


March 12th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Friday mourned the death of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue and former MP Nanaji Deshmukh who died Feb 27. Speaker Meira Kumar described him ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

President favours agriculture, industry as joint enterprise


February 13th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Saturday called for a joint venture between agriculture and corporate sector to boost farm output that contributes just 18 percent to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Isn’t Hindi the national language? Petitioner to approach apex court


January 27th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
By R.K. Misra Gandhinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) His plea may have been rejected by the Gujarat High Court but agriculturist Suresh Kachchadia believes he has managed to put the spotlight on an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Agra hit by fog, intense cold


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) Dense fog engulfed Agra Friday morning and the city continued to reel under an intense cold wave as primary schools extended holidays and most tourists preferred to stay ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Unable to plant 30 mn trees, Punjab looks to private land


September 16th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Unable to find enough government land in Punjab to achieve its target of planting 30 million trees every year, the state government is looking towards private ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘In Borlaug’s death, world has lost saviour of millions from hunger’


September 14th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) The world has lost the saviour of millions of people from hunger in the death of Norman Borlaug, leading Indian agriculturist B.R. Barwale said here late Sunday night. Barwale ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Manmohan Singh condoles demise of former Punjab CM Harcharan Brar


September 7th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, condoled the demise of former Governor of Haryana and former Punjab Chief Minister Harcharan Singh Brar who died on Sunday ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Former Punjab chief minister H.S. Brar passes away


September 6th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister Harcharan Singh Brar passed away here Sunday after prolonged illness. He was 86. Brar was admitted to the Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rahul Gandhi, Congress’ farmer-politician (Political Prattle)


March 13th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Never mind if Congress MP Rahul Gandhi holds an M Phil degree from Cambridge, he is actually a farmer! At least that's the description of his profession ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ramalinga Raju’s followers rally behind him


January 13th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (IANS) He may have committed the biggest ever fraud in India's corporate history but for people in his native West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh and his die-hard supporters, ... Read more...

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Protests and support for Satyam’s Raju


January 10th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 10 (IANS) Several people from B. Ramalinga Raju's village shouted slogans in support of the disgraced Satyam Computer Services founder, while angry investors wanted to see him behind bars: that ... Read more...

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Innovative farmers transforming the meaning of being agriculturist in Punjab


December 8th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor Ludhiana, Dec.8 (ANI): A group of innovative farmers in Punjab is now looking for ways to improve efficiency, productivity and sustainability by adopting diversification. Growing vegetables is now a ... Read more...

Posted in National |

More Cauvery water brings cheer to Tamil Nadu


August 4th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Mettur (Tamil Nadu), Aug 4 (IANS) Thousands of people bathed in the Cauvery river at Mettur in Tamil Nadu, thankful for the brimming waters this season that would give a boost to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rains good for farmers, not for Agra tourists


June 27th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 27 (IANS) Early rains are a major relief for farmers but not for tourists visiting the city, which is home of the Taj. The hot and sticky weather is causing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Canadian citizenship awaits Punjabis with money to spare!


June 11th, 2008 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) A leading Canadian investment facilitator has been focussing on the rich in Punjab, offering them permanent residency (PR) and even citizenship - if they are willing ... 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...

Posted in Business |

Untimely showers dip mercury, damage crop


April 5th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
(All India weather report)New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Most parts of north and northeastern India received rain Saturday as millions welcomed the dip in temperatures. But farmers are wishing the skies clear ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Business |

Mixed reaction from Punjab farmers to budget sops


March 1st, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) With a large number of farmers in Punjab and Haryana having small land holdings, the sops announced by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram through the Rs.600 billion loan waiver ... Read more...

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