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West Bengal hastens to save paddy in drought-hit areas


August 21st, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Burdwan (West Bengal), Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday said every measure will be taken soon to save paddy in five drought-hit districts in south Bengal. "Because of drought, ... Read more...

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Central team in Jharkhand to assess drought situation


August 18th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) A central team arrived in this Jharkhand capital Wednesday to assess the drought situation in the state, an official said. All 24 districts of the state have been ... Read more...

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Drought control rooms at village level in Jharkhand


August 17th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 17 (IANS) Control rooms will be set up in each village panchayat (council) in Jharkhand to monitor the drought situation and help farmers, an official said Tuesday. "The governor's advisory council ... Read more...

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Bihar enroute to development , despite natural calamity : Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 15 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said despite the State facing natural calamity for the fourth year in succession, it is on the path of development."Bihar ... Read more...

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Bihar to declare more districts drought-hit


August 14th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) The Bihar government is likely to declare more districts of the state as drought-hit as over 30 percent rainfall deficit has severely affected paddy crop, an official said ... Read more...

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Drought situation alarming in Bihar, admits central team


August 13th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) A central team visiting drought-hit Bihar has described the situation as alarming, an official said Friday. The central team visited half a dozen drought-hit districts of the state."The drought ... Read more...

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Central team to visit drought-affected areas of Bihar


August 10th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): A high-level Central team will visit Bihar on Wednesday to assess the drought situation arising out of monsoon failure."Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had sent a ... Read more...

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Bihar Drought: Nitish Kumar seeks financial aid from Manmohan Singh


August 7th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 7 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday and sought financial assistance of over Rs 5000 crore from the Central Government ... Read more...

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Over 60 percent of Bihar reeling under drought


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) With more than 60 percent of Bihar reeling under drought-like conditions and the state recording 20 percent rainfall deficit, the government is set to declare over two dozen ... Read more...

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Rainfall brings relief to drought-hit Chinese province


March 29th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) Cloud seeding brought rainfall over the weekend in drought hit Yunnan province in southwest China, a media report said Monday. Meteorologists, however, said the light to moderate rainfall will ... Read more...

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Food prices set to fall in January, says Montek (Lead)


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Admitting that food prices have soared "excessively", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Tuesday that they would decline in January. "In January, you will see a decline ... Read more...

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Montek admits food prices have soared ‘excessively’


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Food prices have soared "excessively", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Tuesday, adding the prices would decline in January. "In January, you will see a decline in ... Read more...

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Winter session of Bihar assembly begins


December 17th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 17 (IANS) A five-day winter session of the Bihar assembly began here Thursday amid ruckus in the house by the opposition. During a brief address by speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary, ... Read more...

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Rahul joins austerity drive, takes train to Ludhiana (Lead)


September 15th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Sep 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi joined his party's austerity drive as he reached this industrial city of Punjab from New Delhi in an air-conditioned chair car of ... Read more...

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Rahul travels by train to Ludhiana


September 15th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Sep 15 (IANS) Congress general secretary and parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi reached this industrial city of Punjab from New Delhi in an air-conditioned chair car of the Shatabdi Express Tuesday, a ... Read more...

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Now, Sonia Gandhi travels economy class


September 14th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday flew economy class to Mumbai in a commercial airliner, joining a battery of ministers in an effort by the government to ... Read more...

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Industry will grow, says finance minister


September 11th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the positive growth in the Indian industry will continue in the next few months, but it may fail to compensate for ... Read more...

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After ministers, Congress MPs asked to be thrifty


September 11th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) After ministers were asked to practise thrift by travelling economy on domestic flights and avoid five-star hotels as meeting venues, MPs of the ruling Congress party ... Read more...

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Reddy wanted to ’surprise’ villagers


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IBNS
Hyderabad, Sept 3 (IBNS)Worried over the drought situation in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was on his way to a launch a programme of ‘surprise visits’ to ... Read more...

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Britannia plans to import sugar


August 31st, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Biscuit and dairy product major Britannia Industries is planning to import sugar, both raw and refined, on account of the scarcity in the domestic market, a top company ... Read more...

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Jharkhand BJP opposes using Church for grain distribution


August 31st, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Jharkhand government's plans to seek help of the Catholic Church for distributing food grains in the drought-hit state have drawn flak from the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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India’s GDP records 6.1 percent growth in first quarter


August 31st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): India managed a reasonable economic growth of 6.1 percent during the first quarter of the current fiscal despite the global financial crisis impacting manufacturing and services sectors.Country's ... Read more...

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Congress party terms BJP’s internal crisis “unfortunate”


August 30th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.30 (ANI): Congress party on Sunday termed the internal crisis in the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as "unfortunate."Expressing concern over the crisis in the BJP, senior Congress ... Read more...

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Rajnath asks Manmohan Singh not to worry about BJP


August 30th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh not to worry about the developments in his party.Rajnath Singh comment came ... Read more...

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UPA government’s 100 days below par: Political parties


August 30th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The first 100 days of the second innings of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government have been disappointing for the common man and its performance ... Read more...

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Congress snubs party leader for attacking Pawar


August 27th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Congress Thursday snubbed senior party leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi for attacking Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over his handling of the drought situation. "Whatever the party would like to ... Read more...

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Farm production could fall by 15-20 percent, Mukherjee


August 27th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee predicted on Thursday that country's farm production in the Kharif season could fall by 15 to 20 per cent due to ... Read more...

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Pawar told to rein in sugar prices by Sonia Gandhi


August 27th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 27 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar to rein in the rising prices of sugar and ensure there is adequate stock of sugar ... Read more...

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Ministers meet to discuss drought situation


August 25th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), set up to tackle the drought problem in the country, met here Tuesday to discuss and review the situation. The meeting ... Read more...

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Lord Ganesha in full splendour at commoners and celebrities’ house


August 23rd, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Lord Ganesh was visible in full splendour, in different 'avatars', moods, and images - ranging from eco-friendly to sheer opulence - at the homes of commoners and ... Read more...

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Bad drought situation in Bihar: Official team


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) An 11-member central team visiting the drought-hit parts of Bihar for the past three days has found the situation in the affected areas to be grim, the ... Read more...

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Provide immediate relief to drought-affected areas: Pawar


August 21st, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar asked the State Agriculture Ministers on Friday to take immediate steps to provide relief to the drought affected areas.Addressing a conference of ... Read more...

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Central team visits drought-hit Bihar


August 19th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) An 11-member central team, that is on a three-day visit to the drought-hit districts of Bihar starting Wednesday, will assess the drought situation in the state and ... Read more...

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MP witnessing worst drought of the century: Shivaraj Singh Chouhan


August 19th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Aug 19 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivaraj Singh Chouhan said the state is witnessing the worst drought of the century.As many as 37 districts of the state were declared ... Read more...

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CWC to discuss drought, price rise today


August 19th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet here today to discuss the drought situation in many parts of the country and rising prices of essential commodities. ... Read more...

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