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Seven officials jailed for fraudulent land allocation


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 3 (IANS) A special court Monday sentenced a former registrar of cooperative societies and six other government officials to one year jail in a Rs.4,000 crore ... Read more...

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Ex-registrar convicted in housing scam


August 29th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A special court Wednesday convicted 11 people, including a former registrar of cooperative societies, in a Rs.4,000 crore scam here, on charges of fraudulently ... Read more...

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Himachal monsoon session set to be stormy


August 26th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) With assembly elections only months away, the four-day monsoon session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly starting Monday is likely to be stormy.While the opposition Congress ... Read more...

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Amid monsoon worry, interest-free loan for Rajasthan farmers


July 29th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) As possible monsoon failure looms large, the 26 million farmers in Rajasthan have unexpected help at hand. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a far-reaching scheme ... Read more...

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Charges framed against former cooperative societies registrar


July 26th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A Delhi court has paved the way for the trial of nine people, including a former registrar of cooperative societies (RCS), after framing charges against ... Read more...

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Rajasthan launches interest-free loan for farmers


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision to push the rural economy, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Kumar Gehlot has decided to provide interest-free loans of up to Rs.1 lakh ... Read more...

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BJP meets president, demands Gujarat governor’s removal


May 30th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party president Nitin Gadkari met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Wednesday and demanded the removal of Gujarat ... Read more...

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Four held over murder of Karnataka officer


May 21st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Four people have been detained in connection with the murderous attack on a Karnataka officer who is believed to have exposed land scams in house-building cooperative ... Read more...

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Karnataka officer pays with life for exposing land scam


May 20th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 20 (IANS) A senior Karnataka government official who was brutally assaulted May 15 for exposing scams in house-building cooperative societies and was on life support at a hospital ... Read more...

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Don’t amend cooperative act without our nod: NABARD


April 4th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Apr 4 (IANS) The National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) said Wednesday it would oppose the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government's move to amend the state ... Read more...

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Karnataka to give interest-free loans to farmers


March 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to Rs.100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) besides free energy for their irrigation pump ... Read more...

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Karnataka for exempting cooperatives from direct tax code


March 6th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) The Karnataka government Monday sought to exempt the cooperative sector from the proposed Direct Tax Code (DTC) purview as it offers credit to poor farmers."As ... Read more...

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Weavers’ woes: Government packages pass them by (Feature) (with images)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Ali Husain Ansari, a weaver of embroidered Mughal textiles and owner of Abdul Ghani Silk in Varanasi town of northern India, says he has not ... Read more...

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No power to name ombudsman on own, says Bhardwaj


January 19th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 18 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj indicated Wednesday that he cannot follow the example of his Gujarat counterpart and appoint a Lokayukta (ombudsman) on his own."I ... Read more...

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Handloom weavers to get Rs.2,362 crore financial help


December 19th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government is likely to give Rs.2,362.15 crore as financial help to nearly 15,000 cooperative societies and 3 lakh individuals involved in the handloom weaving ... Read more...

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Government’s loan waiver to benefit 300,000 weavers


December 14th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Nearly 300,000 handloom weavers and 15,000 weavers' cooperatives across India are likely to benefit under a new scheme - including a loan waiver - to ... Read more...

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Is Indian handloom dying a slow death?


December 14th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Their handspun silks and cottons are sold for thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of rupees and top names endorse their products. But ... Read more...

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Kerala wants defence ministry to buy coir geotextiles


December 13th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 (IANS) The Kerala government proposes to ask the defence ministry to buy coir geotextiles produced in the government and the cooperative sectors in the state."We will approach ... Read more...

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Omar briefs governor on Kashmir security situation


December 10th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday discussed the security situation of the state and other issues with Governor N.N. Vohra, an official spokesman said.The ... Read more...

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UPA allies didn’t side with government on price rise


December 8th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Guess who didn't side with the government when the Lok Sabha discussed rising prices Thursday? The Trinamool Congress, the DMK and the Nationalist Congress ... Read more...

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Nod given for occupying flats in Dwarka society, court told


November 21st, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) An official representing the registrar of cooperative societies (RCS) told the Delhi High Court Monday that he has cleared names of a housing society's members ... Read more...

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AIADMK to explain budget proposals through public meets


August 5th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday said the ruling AIADMK would hold public meetings in all the 234 assembly constituencies, highlighting the features of the ... Read more...

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Delhi cooperative societies allowed to allot flats


May 17th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday allowed the allotment of flats by 64 co-operative societies, some of which had come under the scanner of the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Registrar of societies fined Rs.10,000


April 24th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has fined the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) Rs.10,000 for the delay in verifying documents related to the members of a ... Read more...

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CAG slams MPs for irregularities in area funds


March 18th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Friday slammed the government and MPs for irregularities in implementation of the local area development scheme funds and called ... Read more...

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Milk to cost Rs.2 more in Karnataka from Tuesday


February 14th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bellary (Karnataka), Feb 14 (IANS) Milk prices will go up by Rs.2 per litre across Karnataka from Tuesday, the Karnataka Milk Federation that supplies the popular 'Nandini' brand milk and its ... Read more...

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Forcible debt recovery from Vidarbha farmers irks high court


December 21st, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 21 (IANS) Upset with the harassment of a farmer who had paid double the loan amount as interest payment, the Nagpur division of the Bombay High Court issued notices to ... Read more...

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PM condoles death of noted economist Dr. Lakshmi Chand Jain


November 15th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has condoled the passing away of noted Gandhian and economist Dr. Lakshmi Chand Jain, who breathed his last on Sunday ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers to get Rs.50 bonus on selling paddy


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government will give a bonus of Rs.50 on a quintal of paddy it will procure from farmers till Jan 31 over the minimum support price ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu bans incandescent bulbs to save power


August 20th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Friday banned use of old-style, energy intensive incandescent bulbs in offices across the state and ordered the use of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) to save power. According ... Read more...

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Andhra cooperative banks join together to save on automation


July 6th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Twenty three cooperative banks in Andhra Pradesh have hit upon a novel idea of using single core banking solution (CBS) and save on hardware and software costs. "Individually they ... Read more...

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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...

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Apex court refuses to take up bar association’s plea


May 4th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The apex court has declined to entertain a petition of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) which has challenged its suspension by the registrar of the co-operative ... Read more...

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Court dismisses public interest lawsuit as ‘personal’


April 24th, 2010 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 24 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday dismissed as "personal" a public interest lawsuit (PIL) which claimed that the officer bearers of Surendranagar Peoples Cooperative Bank Ltd were responsible for ... Read more...

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IFFCO to set up plant in Ghana (Lead)


March 15th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco) is setting up a unit in Ghana to meet the needs of the west African nation and also export ... Read more...

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