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Pulses, edible oils may be subsidised to reduce prices: Food Minister (Interview)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned that lower production of pulses and oilseeds due to a deficient monsoon could hike their prices, the government is planning to sell these two ... Read more...

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Ruling without caring for farmers great tragedy, says Moily


July 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party strongly opposing opening up of country's retail trade to FDI, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily Tuesday said it ... Read more...

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Government probing speculation in agri commodities


April 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Concerned over excessive speculation leading to price fluctuation of some essential commodities being traded at the Forward Markets Commission recently, the government Friday said it ... Read more...

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Bihar procures record paddy but farmers’ cheques bounce


April 7th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Ashok Pandey, a farmer in Bihar, is worried after a Rs.143,000 cheque given by a state agency for his paddy crop bounced twice last one month. ... Read more...

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Heated exchanges in Himachal house on pulses scheme


March 28th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Heated exchanges were witnessed between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday over alleged lapses in distribution ... Read more...

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Government for self-regulation to curb food wastage


February 14th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Though it is concerned about food wastage at social dos, especially weddings, the government Tuesday said it prefers self-regulation over legal control to curb the ... Read more...

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Protect consumers against misleading ads: Minister


February 14th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Stating there is no need to control the media, the government Tuesday stressed on an enabling mechanism to curb misleading advertisements in order to protect ... Read more...

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BIS working on nano-technology standard


January 17th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Gearing up for the future, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is giving priority to standardization in new areas like nanotechnology, energy efficiency, new renewable ... Read more...

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Consumer act to be amended for faster case disposal


December 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The government Friday introduced a bill to amend the Consumer Protection Act with a view to widening its scope and facilitating faster disposal of cases.Consumer ... Read more...

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Need mechanism to tackle misleading ads: Thomas


November 17th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Aiming to protect the interest of consumers, the government is seriously looking at complaints about misleading advertisements and debating how to tackle the issue, Consumer ... Read more...

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Campus museums to come up in Kerala, Himachal


June 16th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The National Museum will launch campus museums in Kochi in Kerala and at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh as part of its initiative to promote art ... Read more...

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10 crorepatis in Mamata’s ministry


May 27th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has as many as 10 crorepatis (multi-millionaires) among her ministers, according to the valuation of assets on the basis ... Read more...

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IOC’s AutoGas to be available in Himachal by July


March 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC) will set up LPG dispensing stations in Himachal Pradesh by July this year, a minister said Friday. These will sell automotive ... Read more...

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Joint action plan with states against inflation: Consumer Affairs Minister (Interview)


January 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The central government will soon formulate an action plan with state governments on how to rein in the prices of essential items that have ... Read more...

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Google’s German Street View to go live after privacy row


August 10th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (DPA) Internet giant Google is set to make images of 20 German cities available online through its controversial Street View technology after reaching agreement with data protection officials, the ... Read more...

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‘World Cup’ text message scam warning for Aussies


June 25th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 25 (ANI): Australians have been warned of fraudsters who are trying to make money from the World Cup hype by sending text messages claiming the recipient has just won millions ... Read more...

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Japanese cabinet minister sacked


May 28th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 28 (IANS) Japan's Consumer Affairs Minister Mizuho Fukushima was Friday sacked from the cabinet by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, media reports said. Fukushima, who is also a leader of the Social ... Read more...

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BPL, APL families to get extra quantities of wheat, rice


May 19th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) People living below and above the poverty line will get extra quantities of rice and wheat at special prices from Thursday, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister K.V. ... Read more...

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Food Security: Planning Commission asked to tabulate BPL families


April 5th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) An empowered group of ministers (eGoM) on food decided Monday evening to defer a decision on the draft food security bill till the Planning Commission gives ... Read more...

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Delhi government to sell pulses at lower rates


March 4th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi government Wednesday said it would sell pulses at lower rates at 400 outlets across the capital. "Delhi government will sell pulses at cheaper rates from 290 Mother ... Read more...

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Gadkari slams Pawar for rising prices (Second Lead)


February 10th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) At his first show of strength in the capital after he became president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nitin Gadkari Wednesday hit out at Agriculture ... Read more...

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Price situation will improve soon, PM tells CWC (Third lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The government is trying to check price rise and control inflation by boosting agricultural production, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting ... Read more...

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Report says students being recruited in Victoria’s Asian-dominated prostitution racket


January 21st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.21 (ANI): A confidential study of Victoria's sex industry has revealed that students are being recruited into the Australian state's Asian-dominated legal and illegal brothels by college staff, immigration agents and ... Read more...

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Malay granddad hopes to set Guinness world record with 342km trek


September 15th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 15 (ANI): A Malay grandfather has set his heart on entering the Guinness Book of Records with a 342km trek from Sandakan to the state capital by walking backwards.Edward ... Read more...

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Sweet tooth leads to more diabetics in Malaysia


July 29th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 29 (IANS) An average Malaysian eats the equivalent of 26 teaspoons of sugar a day. Doctors say this is leading to a rise in the number of diabetics in ... Read more...

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Calling one’s wife ugly may soon be an offence in Malaysia


May 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, May 28 (ANI): Malaysian Parliament has been proposed to make certain amendments to the Domestic Violence Act 1994, which may make calling one's wife ugly an offence.Women's Development Department ... Read more...

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Two-day Governors” conference to begin today


September 16th, 2008 - 8:51 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept. 16 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will preside over the Conference of Governors here today. 28 Governors and three Lieutenant Governors of the States and Union Territories will attend ... Read more...

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Two-day Governors conference to begin in Delhi on Tuesday


September 15th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept. 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will preside over the Conference of Governors here on Tuesday. 28 Governors and three Lieutenant Governors of the States and Union Territories will attend ... Read more...

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No further slash in fuel subsidies: Malaysia


June 7th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 7 (IANS) Malaysia will not turn back on its decision to reduce subsidies on fuel, but there would be no further reduction, a minister said as the government, bracing ... Read more...

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Price rise in India minimum in world: minister


April 16th, 2008 - 10:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prices of essential commodities were lower in India compared to other countries, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Minister Sharad Pawar told parliament Wednesday. "In countries like Vietnam, Thailand ... Read more...

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Chidambaram blames states for price rise


April 16th, 2008 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
(Roundup)New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As prices of food grains and other essential commodities continued to soar, the government Wednesday blamed the states for the crisis and asked them to rein in ... Read more...

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Sharad Yadav demands Sharad Pawars resignation over spiralling inflation


April 2nd, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) president Sharad Yadav today said that if Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is unable to control forward trading and the role of private ... Read more...

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