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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides


September 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government over seven farm suicides that took place last week within a ... Read more...

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16 dead, 38 injured in Vietnam floods


September 10th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods have left at least 16 people as dead while injuring 38 others in Vietnam's northern and central provinces, said the country's National ... Read more...

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Heavy rain forecast for Kashmir, farmers worried


September 7th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 7 (IANS) In more worry for farmers, the weather office Friday forecast heavy rainfall at some places in the Kashmir Valley during the next 36 hours."There has been ... Read more...

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TDP demands assembly session to discuss people’s problems


August 31st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Friday urged the governor to convene a special session of the state assembly to discuss the unprecedented power crisis ... Read more...

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48 killed in Kenya ethnic clashes


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 48 people, including 11 children, were killed in a clash involving two communities in Kenya, police said Wednesday.The clash between the Pokomo and Orma ... Read more...

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10 killed as storm Kai-Tak lashes Vietnam


August 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 10 people have died and 18 were injured as storm Kai-Tak lashed Vietnam, Xinhua reported Sunday.The storm, with winds of speeds up to 73 ... Read more...

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Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China


August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.At least one person was dead and two were ... Read more...

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Brazil expecting record grain harvest


August 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will reap a record grain harvest of 163.3 million tonnes this year, a gain of 2 percent over 2011, a statistics agency said.The ... Read more...

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Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) More than one million people in China have been affected by typhoon Haikui, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall early Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Monkeys menace in Puerto Rican capital


August 7th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) Several monkeys descended from those that were brought to Puerto Rico decades ago to be used in scientific research and which now live in the ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... Read more...

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11 Odisha districts record deficit rain


July 31st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) Eleven of Odisha's 30 districts have recorded deficit rainfall this monsoon, impacting on paddy cultivation that is crucial for the economy of the state, officials said ... Read more...

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Farming time for Cameron, buys land to grow crops


July 30th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) "Titanic" director James Cameron has purchased land in New Zealand for $16 million and he hopes to grow several crops on it.The area features a freshwater ... Read more...

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Mud embankments help Madhya Pradesh farmers increase crop yield


July 29th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 29 (IANS) A traditional water conservation method using mud embankments on farmland is helping farmers in a drought-prone region of Madhya Pradesh increase grain production.For years, farmers in ... Read more...

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Monsoon yet likely to improve, says IMD


July 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While deficient rains are threatening crops in some states, the Met office Thursday said monsoon is yet likely to improve in some parts of the ... Read more...

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80 percent of Bangladeshi farmers own mobiles


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) Around 80 percent of farmers in Bangladesh now own mobile phones which they use to estimate the market demand for their crops, the World Bank has ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

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12 dead, three mn hit by China storms


July 14th, 2012 - 9:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) At least 12 people have died and more than three million affected in storms that hit China over the past few days, officials said.In eastern province ... Read more...

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Tusker tramples four in Bihar


July 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Four people have been trampled to death by a wild elephant in Bihar's Banka district, an official said.The tusker came from a forest area in Jharkhand ... Read more...

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FAO food price index hits new record low


July 6th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index fell to its lowest level since 2010, the Rome-based UN agency said in a statement. The ... Read more...

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Six more Vidarbha farmers commit suicides, says NGO


July 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 1 (IANS) Six more Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in the last 72 hours, taking this year's toll to 422 in the Vidarbha region, said an NGO Sunday.Delayed rains ... Read more...

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Rains, floods hit China


June 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) Torrential rains and floods in China have destroyed hundreds of hectares of crops and affected millions of people, authorities said Thursday.Over half a dozen provinces in ... Read more...

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‘Stay green’ DNA to help crops fight droughts


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) Scientists have isolated the 'stay green' DNA in barley to help grow crops that better withstand drought, heat and salinity.Barley is an important cereal crop grown ... Read more...

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Convene meeting of Cauvery River Authority: Jayalalithaa


May 19th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority to decide on ... Read more...

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Drought hits south China


May 4th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Drought has badly affected life in south China, with authorities saying at least 200,000 people and over 70,000 livestock have been hit.According to local officials, there ... Read more...

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Floods wreak havoc in China (Lead)


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Floods triggered by heavy rains have wreaked havoc in eastern China, affecting 400,000 people and destroying crops over thousands of hectares of land.Heavy rains have been ... Read more...

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Four dead, 540,000 hit by China rains


May 3rd, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Continuous torrential rain in an eastern Chinese province has killed four people and affected more than 540,000, the government said.Till Wednesday, over 18,000 residents in Jiangxi ... Read more...

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Fickle weather can take juice out of litchi this season


April 29th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Muzaffarpur, April 27 (IANS) With the mercury peaking and rains and thundershowers lashing this litchi belt of Bihar sporadically, worried farmers have already started counting their losses this year.Some predict ... Read more...

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Punjab bans use of cancer causing pesticides in Malwa


April 21st, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Punjab has banned the manufacture, import and use of pesticides causing cancer in Malwa region of the state, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Friday. ... Read more...

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Gomez supports Unicef campaign


April 20th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.The young star has served as ... Read more...

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Leaves guide plant’s battle for sunlight


April 16th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 16 (IANS) A plant's primary weapon for survival is the ability to grow towards the light, getting just the amount it needs and shadowing its competition, says a ... Read more...

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Ice cream prices could soar worldwide


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Vanilla, one of the world's favourite flavours - and also one of the most expensive - is grown mainly in Madagascar, Mexico and India. But a ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up Kisan Mandis


March 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will establish 341 special markets - 'Kisan Mandi' - to help farmers to sell their produce at the right price, Chief ... Read more...

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Wild animals kill 22 in Himachal


March 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Twenty-two people were killed by wild animals in Himachal Pradesh in the past three years, a minister said Wednesday.The deaths took place from Jan 1, 2009 ... Read more...

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