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Verghese Kurien: rare visionary and astute manager (Tribute)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
The demise of Dr Verghese Kurien marks the end of an era. During this era, an import dependent milk deficit nation - where availability per capita per day was 117 gm ... Read more...

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Cabinet releases Rs.10,091 crore for crop loan subsidies


September 6th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) To ease the burden on farmers specially in drought-hit areas, the cabinet Thursday decided to release Rs.10,901 crore to banks as interest subvention for ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for continuing farmers’ loan scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a proposal to continue interest subvention to public sector banks (PSBs), regional rural banks (RRBs), cooperatives banks and NABARD to ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle in Myanmar


August 27th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 27 (IANS) Myanmar undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Monday, reassigning nine ministers to new posts, the country's information ministry said.Minister of Industry U Soe Thein, Minister of ... Read more...

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Why no social security for unorganised workers, NAC asks government


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Advisory Council (NAC) has pulled up the central government for failing to formulate a social security package for India's 430-million informal sector ... Read more...

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Set up factories in our countries, African nations urge India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Trade ministers of several African nations Monday urged India to set up factories in their respective countries to generate employment and fix trade imbalance which ... Read more...

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Mamata blames Left Front for ‘brutal’ land laws


March 12th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) With her government facing flak on farmer's suicides, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday slammed a law framed by the previous Left Front government ... 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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15 IAS officials shifted in Chhattisgarh


February 13th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 13 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Monday reshuffled 15 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, official sources said.Among the changes, D.S. Mishra was brought as finance, ... Read more...

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China raises rice purchase prices


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China Thursday announced plans to raise the minimum purchase prices for rice in 2012 to encourage farmers to grow more grains.It is the fifth consecutive yearly ... Read more...

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Malaysia to give $35 mn for Bangladesh water project


January 31st, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) Malaysia will give Bangladesh $35 million for a state Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) project that will generate an additional 150 million litres of water in ... Read more...

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Minister apologises for child tying shoelaces


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 22 (IANS) After being widely criticised, Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen Sunday apologised for getting his shoelaces tied by a tribal student, adding that he ... Read more...

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Child tying minister’s shoe laces raises a stink (Second Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen came under attack Saturday after he was filmed getting his shoe laces tied by a tribal student at ... Read more...

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Child tying minister’s shoe laces shameful: Kamal Nath


January 21st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) A tribal student tying the shoe laces of Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen was "shameful", said union Minister Kamal Nath, who was present at ... Read more...

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Child asked to tie minister’s shoe laces (Lead)


January 21st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen came under attack Saturday after he was filmed getting his shoe laces tied by a tribal student at ... Read more...

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Anger over child tying shoe laces of Madhya Pradesh minister


January 21st, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Cooperatives Minister Gauri Shankar Bisen was Saturday at the centre of a row after television cameras caught him getting his shoe laces tied by ... Read more...

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Myanmar allows banks to handle remittances from abroad


December 24th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Dec 24 (IANS) The Myanmar government Saturday allowed its banks to handle remittances from Myanmarese living in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, the official media reported.The banks, including Cooperatives Bank, ... 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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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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Spend more on fighting deforestation: Greenpeace tells Mexico


October 20th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Greenpeace called on Mexican lawmakers to allocate more funds to combating deforestation, saying nearly a half-million hectares were being lost annually.Of the 6.81 billion pesos ... Read more...

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Work on several anti-graft bills underway: Bansal


September 8th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Thursday expressed concern over the loss of time for business in parliament due to disruptions and said the government ... Read more...

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Corrupt officer or innocent? The jury is divided


June 1st, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 1 (IANS) The man alleged to be one of India's richest and most corrupt bureaucrats is not only still in service with the Chhattisgarh government but insists ... Read more...

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Case pending against him, Bihar minister resigns (Lead)


May 20th, 2011 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 20 (IANS) Bihar Cooperatives Minister Ramadhar Singh, who has a criminal case pending against him, resigned Thursday after the opposition demanded that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sack ... Read more...

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Case pending against him, Bihar minister resigns


May 19th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Bihar Cooperatives Minister Ramadhar Singh, who has a criminal case pending against him, resigned from his post Thursday after the opposition demanded that Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Japan may set up underground tank to stop contaminated water from spilling into sea


April 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is reportedly considering setting up a big underground tank in the compound of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent ... Read more...

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Huge salary hike, laptops, i-Pads, phones for Andhra legislators


March 29th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Andhra legislators never had it so good - apart from a huge jump in their salaries and perks, each one has been gifted a wide range ... Read more...

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Biggest challenge before nation is to ensure inclusive growth: Mukherjee


March 12th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the biggest challenge before the nation today is to ensure inclusive growth.Speaking on the occasion of 106th ... Read more...

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Deshmukh calls for proper implementation of infrastructure projects


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh on Wednesday said that infrastructure development projects should be implemented through labour cooperatives in rural areas in order to generate ... Read more...

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Ensure urea for farmers, orders Sukhbir Badal


January 4th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday asked officials of the agriculture and cooperatives departments to ensure the availability of urea to farmers within three days.Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal ... Read more...

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No price hike at Malaysian mamak shops, Indian restaurants


December 31st, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): Customers at mamak and Indian restaurants in Malaysia will not be asked to pay more for their teh tarik and roti canai as the two associations representing ... Read more...

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Jharkhand farmers dump tomatoes on roads


December 25th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 25 (IANS) Call it irony. At a time when tomatoes are selling for up to Rs.40 a kg, farmers in Jharkhand are dumping them on roads because they are not ... Read more...

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CBS of urban cooperative banks to begin this month


December 7th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 7(IANS) Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar will flag off the national launch of the Core Banking Solutions (CBS) drive of Of urban cooperative banks at their two-day national meet ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists fail to bring economy under state control


December 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) The battle by Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas to push for a new economical model next year in which the state would control economy and all resources ... Read more...

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India considering proposal from Swedish firm Ikea: Sharma


October 28th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Hanoi, Oct 28 (IANS) India is looking at a proposal to allow foreign equity in the multi-brand retail industry, including a proposal from Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea for ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s sole Muslim minister unhappy with portfolio


October 11th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 11 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Haji Hussain Ansari, the lone Muslim minister in the Arjun Munda cabinet, is unhappy with the portfolios - minority welfare and cooperatives - he ... Read more...

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