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Potato prices come down in Bengal


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Potatoe prices, which had skyrocketed in July following low production, came down by an average of 18 percent in West Bengal retail markets in September after ... Read more...

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Bengal’s roses for Italy


April 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Italian lovers can now gift roses from West Bengal to their sweethearts, with the state government planning to tap the European nation's market for exporting the ... Read more...

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Centre’s nod to electronic warehouse receipts expected


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA), which regulates warehouses in the country, Friday said it is hopeful of receiving the central government's nod to ... Read more...

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Himachal to explore hot springs for power generation


January 13th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government will explore the possibilities of exploiting the hot springs in the state to generate electricity, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Friday."An ... Read more...

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Bumper potato crop nightmare for Agra farmers


December 11th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 11 (IANS) Potato cultivators in Uttar Pradesh's Agra region are a distressed lot these days. Their hopes of hitting a goldmine with a bumper crop this season have ... Read more...

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Bengal farmers to be paid by cheque to avoid fleecing: Mamata


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dankuni (West Bengal), Dec 2 (IANS) Farmers in West Bengal will henceforth be paid through cheque for the grain procured from them by the government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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States can decide on foreign retail chains: Anand Sharma


November 26th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Guidelines for the new policy of allowing 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail outlets will be out within a week, and it ... Read more...

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Two treated in Agra after gas leak


November 15th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 15 (IANS) Two people were treated at a hospital in this Taj city after an ammonia gas leak at a cold storage near here killed five workers and ... Read more...

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Kudankulam: Aide hopeful Kalam plan will bring peace


November 11th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 11 (IANS) With the centre remaining silent over the 10 point plan suggested by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for the development of Kudankulam and surrounding areas ... Read more...

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Kalam visit fruitful, but Kudankulam officials aloof: MP


November 9th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's visit to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) and his 10-point development programme for the area has brought about a change ... Read more...

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Kalam suggests 10-point development programme for Kudankulam


November 7th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Four-lane highways, a mega desalination plant, construction of houses, schools, hospitals as well as cold storages are amongst the suggestions to the central government made by ... Read more...

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Maoists call Junglemahal shutdown Oct 22


October 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Maoist guerillas have called a 24-hour shutdown in West Bengal's Junglemahal region on Saturday to protest against alleged atrocities of the joint security forces and ... Read more...

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Agra growers in distress as potato goes cheap


September 13th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) Farmers in the potato-growing belt of Agra region, which accounts for more than 30 percent of the country's yield, are in peril as market prices continue ... Read more...

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Two cold storages to be set up in Himachal


March 25th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) The central government has decided to set up two cold storages in the apple-growing areas of Himachal Pradesh, an official statement said here Friday.Two controlled-atmosphere cold ... Read more...

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Railways plans massive development of vacant land


March 11th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The railways plans to utilise some of its 1.13 lakh acres of vacant land to set up factories, cold storages and perishable cargo centres, Minister ... Read more...

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Trinamool not for FDI in retail market


February 26th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will not allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail market if it comes to power in West Bengal, senior party leader and leader of ... Read more...

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Bengal cold storages threaten to shut down


February 22nd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Demanding an increase in rent due to escalating electricity and fuel bills, the West Bengal Cold Storage Association (WBCSA) Tuesday threatened to stop operations in 470 cold storages ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up 31 cold storage facilities


February 2nd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) West Bengal will establish 31 cold storage facilities and several food parks across the state to give farmers better rewards for their produce, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Wednesday ... Read more...

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Punjab traders hope Pakistan will lift onion ban (Lead)


January 7th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Traders in Punjab hope the Pakistan government will allow resumption of export of onions to India via the land route at Attari-Wagah border after New Delhi's overtures to ... Read more...

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IT raids in Punjab to check onion hoarding


January 7th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) As onion prices soared and the supply of the bulb in the market dwindled, Income Tax (IT) authorities conducted raids at warehouses of many traders in this union ... Read more...

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Coastal norms must address Konkan’s needs: Chavan


December 26th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) The revised Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) guidelines, which will be announced by the union environment ministry in two weeks, must address the concerns of the Konkan region, Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Volatile supply from India may hit Bangladesh potato price


October 30th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 30 (IANS) A "volatile" supply from India and a bad crop this year may lead to an increase in potato prices in Bangladesh ahead of the season approaching Bakr Eid, ... Read more...

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India has 5,386 cold storages


August 20th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India has 5,386 cold storages, with Uttar Pradesh accounting for the maximum of 1,579, parliament was told Friday. Minister of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas said in a ... Read more...

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Birla Corp to spend Rs.2,400 cr on expansion


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The M.P. Birla group's flagship company Birla Corporation will infuse Rs.2,400 crore over the next few years to fund its expansion plans in cement and clinker. Disclosing this to ... Read more...

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Government subsidy to set up cold chain facilities


June 15th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Horticulture Board will give capital investment subsidy of Rs.614.86 crore to 2,221 firms for creation, modernization or expansion of cold storage facilities at a rate ... Read more...

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National Gardening Mission being intensified in Jharkhand


May 7th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Masratu (Jharkhand), May 7 (ANI): Tomato growers in Jharkhand are being provided with additional facilities under the National Gardening Mission for increasing production and getting better returns from their yield.These include ... Read more...

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Potato growers in Bengal stare at bleak future


April 4th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Potato farmers in West Bengal are battling a problem of plenty. Some are resorting to burning their crop as a bumper harvest has sent prices of ... Read more...

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A new dawn for the Poompuhar fishing community


January 2nd, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) The fishing community in Poompuhar, one of the coastal districts affected by the 2004 tsunami, is now looking forward to a new beginning in 2010, thanks ... Read more...

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Mamata lays foundation for perishable cargo centre in Singur


November 29th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), Nov 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday laid the foundation stone for the railway's first perishable cargo centre to benefit farmers in this West Bengal's Hooghly district ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee lays foundation stone for perishable cargo centre at Singur


November 29th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by ANI
Singur (West Bengal), Nov 29(ANI): Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday laid the foundation for Perishable Cargo Centre (PCC) at Singur in West Bengal.Earlier, in the Railway Budget 2009-10 ... Read more...

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Hundreds of quintals of spurious milk, khoya, ghee seized in Punjab


October 11th, 2009 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 10 (IANS) Health officials in Punjab Saturday seized huge quantities of spurious milk, khoya and ghee from various godowns, cold storages and sweet shops in a stepped-up campaign against adulterated ... Read more...

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Rising prices put potatoes out of commoner’s reach


September 1st, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Rising prices of essential items seem to be taking their toll on the common man here. First it were the pulses and now it is the king of ... Read more...

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Rs.6,500-crore package finalised for north Maharashtra


July 22nd, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) With an eye to the forthcoming assembly elections, the Maharashtra government Wednesday announced a Rs.6,509-crore package for northern parts of the state, pledging development of four airports and ... Read more...

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West Bengal government to sell potatoes


July 9th, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Following a steep rise in prices of potatoes, the West Bengal government Thursday announced that it will now sell the tubers at Rs.13 per kg in the markets ... Read more...

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Highlights of railway budget for 2009-10 (Third Lead)


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Following are the highlights of the rail budget for the current fiscal presented by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Lok Sabha Friday: - No increase in ... Read more...

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