consumer affairs

Debates, controversies should not hamper investment: Antony


September 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said debates and controversies should not come in the way of investments for the development of Kerala.Speaking at the inaugural session ... Read more...

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Some subsidy may be restored to tackle drought: Minister


July 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The government would restart some of the subsidy programmes scrapped earlier to meet the drought-like situation following a patchy monsoon in many parts of the country ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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Panel asks government to speed up poverty survey


May 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern that the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which was to end in 2011, is yet to start in major ... Read more...

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Take strict action against foodgrain hoarders: Parliament panel


May 13th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the low number of convictions of foodgrain hoarders in the past three years and said it shows the non-serious ... Read more...

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‘Sustainable tourism way to go in northeast’


April 27th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Sustainable, niche and community-based tourism - and not that of the five-star or mass variety - is the way to go for realising the full ... Read more...

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Grow more grains, Pawar tells states


February 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Urging states to produce more grains to meet the growing food demand, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stressed the streamlining of the procurement and distribution ... Read more...

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State ministers meet to discuss PDS reforms


February 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Food and agriculture ministers from states will meet here this week to discuss reforms in the public distribution system (PDS).Senior union cabinet ministers and ... Read more...

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Standards made mandatory for consumer items


January 31st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Manufacturers and traders of consumer items like mineral water, baby food, tea, coffee and soap, besides other articles, will have to sell the products only ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway open for one-way traffic


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway will remain open for one-way traffic Sunday, but only trucks and government-run buses will move from the summer capital to the winter capital.Inspector ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Government mulls to deregulate sugar industry


December 21st, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The government is planning to remove restrictions on the sugar industry to boost its competitiveness, Minister of Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution ... Read more...

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Cabinet meet likely Sunday on Lokpal, food security bills


December 17th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet here Sunday evening to discuss the Lokpal and the food security bills, said official sources.The cabinet meeting, ... Read more...

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Government’s decision on sugar exports next week


November 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A group of ministers headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to take a decision next week on allowing sugar exports in 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Looking at ways to tackle food prices: Thomas


October 31st, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Expressing concern at double-digit food inflation, Food Minister K.V. Thomas Monday said he will take up the issue with the finance and agriculture ministries ... Read more...

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Misleading ads: Agency might monitor and act


October 16th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Flooded with growing consumer complaints over misleading advertisements, especially relating to health and nutritional benefits and the get-rich schemes, the government is planning an investigating ... Read more...

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Government to monitor onion prices


September 6th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government will soon sell onions at subsidised rates here and intervene to keep prices under check, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and ... Read more...

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Food corporation’s subsidy rose to 35 percent in 2010-11: Thomas


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government's subsidy to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for procuring foodgrain rose by 35.11 percent to Rs.57,925 crore in 2010-11 against Rs.42,873 crore ... Read more...

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Protests hit life in Manipur


August 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 21 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many areas of Manipur Sunday due to demonstrations demanding the creation of a Naga-dominated district in the state.According to a ... Read more...

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India to amend consumer protection law


August 17th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian government plans to amend the 25-year old Consumer Protection Act to make it more effective in the changed social and economic environment, ... Read more...

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Government promises ‘reasonably priced’ food for all


August 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The proposed national food security bill will ensure that every Indian has access to foodgrains at a reasonable price, says minister K.V. Thomas -- ... Read more...

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No regard for kids in draft food security bill: Activists


August 8th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, which has been approved by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), has scant regard for children and does ... Read more...

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India increases sugar export to maintain price


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Buoyed by the better-than-expected sugarcane production, India has doubled its sugar export quota under open general licence to 10 lakh tonnes in a bid to ... Read more...

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Food security bill to be tabled in monsoon session


July 26th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The National Food Security Bill, which would entitle every below poverty line family access to foodgrain at subsidised rates, would be tabled in parliament's monsoon ... Read more...

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg to preside over gay wedding


July 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, July 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will officiate a gay marriage which will take place on the 24th of July. The marriage will be between ... Read more...

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Delay in stocking foodgrain in northeast ahead of monsoon


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) The mountainous northeastern states are anxious over the delay by the central government in building buffer stocks of foodgrain before the monsoon, which is expected to ... Read more...

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Panel set up to check food wastage


June 2nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A 15-member committee has been set up to check food wastage and suggest suitable awareness programmes to curb it, the government said Thursday."Concern has been ... Read more...

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Punjab to get 50 lakh tonnes storage capacity


May 6th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Punjab, which faces a major problem of food grain storage every year, will get an additional storage capacity of around 50 lakh tonnes in the next ... Read more...

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Spinach with radiation 27 times more than limit found 100 km away from affected nuke plant


March 21st, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 21 (ANI): Spinach with radioactive iodine 27 times more than the government-regulated limit has been found in the city of Hitachi in Ibaraki Prefecture, which is located over 100 kilometers ... Read more...

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Central Vigilance Committee on PDS visits Assam tomorrow


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 2 (ANI): The Central Vigilance Committee on Public Distribution System (PDS), headed by Justice D P Wadhwa, is scheduled to visit different parts of Assam beginning on Thursday.Justice Wadhwa, who ... Read more...

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Jammu- Srinagar National Highway reopens


February 28th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Feb.28 (ANI): The Jammu- Srinagar highway, which connects Kashmir with the rest of the country, was reopened today, for vehicular traffic.All the essential supplies to Kashmir are routed through this ... Read more...

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Non availability of mid day meals affect students attendance in Kathua


February 24th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathua (J-K), Feb 24 (ANI): The non-availability of mid-meals in government-run schools in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir has affected the students' attendance.Mukhtiyar Ali, a school committee member said: "If the ... Read more...

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Price rise: Centre asks States to take up market intervention effectively


February 7th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): The Centre has asked the State Governments to take up market intervention effectively and timely to check the prices of essential commodities.Addressing the meeting of Food ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian investment in farming


February 1st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With a view to take advantage of India's expertise in the agriculture sector, Ethiopia Tuesday urged Indian investors to help develop commercial farming in the country. "Indian ... Read more...

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