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UAE distributes food for Iftar in Senegal, Nigeria


July 20th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 20 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's embassies in Senegalese capital Dakar and Nigerian capital Abuja Friday distributed food baskets to destitute families to help them cook the Iftar meal ... Read more...

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UAE charity delivers food aid to Yemen


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) The Khalifa Bin Zayed Humanitarian Foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has distributed 1,300 food parcels among needy people in Yemen.UAE President Sheikh Khalifa ... Read more...

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Import of sensitive items rises nearly 43 percent in 2011-12


June 20th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Import of sensitive items such as fruits, vegetables, edible oil and milk surged 42.8 percent to Rs.100,911 crore in the financial year ended March 31, ... Read more...

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Indian palm oil firms make Indonesian eco-disaster: Greenpeace


June 19th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Greenpeace India Tuesday claimed that major Indian corporates houses could be linked to the destruction of the Indonesian rainforests through their imports of palm oil from ... Read more...

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Animal fat found in edible oil in China


May 24th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Over 130 tonnes of edible oil in southwestern China's Yunnan province has been found adulterated with animal fat meant for industrial use and would be recalled.A ... Read more...

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Falling rupee a serious concern: Commerce minister


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The rupee's continued slide against the dollar is "a serious concern", Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Wednesday."Increased dollar demand, especially by oil companies, is making ... Read more...

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Retail inflation surges to 10.36 percent in April


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India's inflation based on retail prices surged 10.36 percent in April as compared to 9.38 percent in the previous month due to a sharp increase ... Read more...

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100 held in China for reprocessing waste oil


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Over 100 people have been arrested in China for reprocessing waste oil from restaurants and then selling them as new cooking oil, police said.Dumped animal fat ... Read more...

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Businessman shot dead in Patna


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 3 (IANS) A businessman was shot dead Saturday morning by some unidentified criminals in the Bihar capital, police said.Ajay Kumar, a businessman dealing with edible oil, was shot ... Read more...

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Iraq keen to import rice, wheat from India


February 28th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Iraq will buy 100,000 tonnes of rice from India and is keen to increase import of wheat, sugar and other agricultural products in a bid ... Read more...

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Pranab praises Mamata for improving food supplies


February 6th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for checking inflation by improving foodgrain supplies in the state."The essential parts ... Read more...

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Six non-timber forest projects in Maoist-hit areas: Ramesh


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian government Friday announced six projects in non-timber forest produce (NTFP) such as gum and medicinal plants to cover around 60 Maoist-affected districts in ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons, India’s trade may reach $50 bn by 2014


January 2nd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) India's trade with Latin America could go up to $50 billion by 2014 on the back of projected high economic growth in both the regions, ... Read more...

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Israel develops green pesticide


December 29th, 2011 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 29 (IANS) Israeli scientists have developed an inexpensive environment friendly pesticide.Researchers, led by Shmuel Gan-Mor, at Israel's Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), said they have developed an emulsion based ... Read more...

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China to track kitchen wastes


December 14th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 14 (IANS) Chinese authorities plan to track kitchen waste from restaurants to stop the illegal supply of gutter oil -- old cooking oil collected from the gutters.Gutter oil ... Read more...

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China sends emergency aid to Libya


August 18th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has sent emergency aid for common people in war-torn Libya, a media report said Thursday.The first batch of emergency relief materials, sent by the Red ... Read more...

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Every step being taken to tame inflation: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government realises the burden inflation is imposing on citizens, much of it due to global reasons, and every step will be taken to ... Read more...

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UAE charity delivers aid in famine-hit Somalia


August 6th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Aug 6 (IANS) The Sharjah Charity Association (SCA) has delivered the first tranche of emergency aid to hundreds of famine-struck people in Somalia, it was announced Saturday.SCA gave out ... Read more...

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UAE launches relief programme in Somalia


July 31st, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Saturday launched first phase of an urgent massive humanitarian programme to assist victims of drought in the Horn of Africa, especially SomaliaThe UAE relief ... Read more...

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Chinese woman burns lover’s home to break up with him


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) A woman in China burnt down her boyfriend's house as she thought it was the "best way" to leave him, police said.Liu Xiaofang, 24, from Henan ... Read more...

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Jharkhand reduces VAT on edible oil


May 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 28 (IANS) The Jharkhand cabinet Saturday reduced value added tax (VAT) on edible oil from four to one and half percent and reduced taxes on agriculture markets from ... Read more...

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Delhi to crackdown on food adulterators


May 11th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Anyone causing death from adulterated food in the Indian capital can be sentenced to life imprisonment, Delhi's Health Minister A.K. Walia said Wednesday.Walia said that ... Read more...

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India, Morocco to share expertise in consumer protection


April 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): India may provide expertise and best practices for effective implementation of consumer protection measures to Morocco for its recently enacted act.This was conveyed by Minister of ... Read more...

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Manifestos focus on economic issues in West Bengal


April 12th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) From rice at Rs.2 per kg for the poor to an 'employment bank' for job seekers, West Bengal's political parties have doled out economic sops to ... Read more...

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Celebrate Holi, but with care


March 18th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Smearing gulal and splashing each other with colours - people love doing all this on Holi. But amidst the fun and frolic, they should not ... Read more...

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India’s inflation rises to 8.31 per cent


March 14th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): The inflation has risen to 8.31 percent for the month ended February from 8.23 per cent in the previous month.The rise is due to higher milk, ... Read more...

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Priority to more foodgrain production to curb inflation: Pranab


March 1st, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, March 1(IANS) Pointing to the existence of a supply-demand gap in foodgrain which is causing prices of essentials to soar, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he has given ... Read more...

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Man held for stealing 4,000 litres of edible oil


February 5th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) A man who stole 4,000 litres of vegetable oil from a truck in west Delhi was arrested here, police said Saturday. A woman, who plotted the robbery, ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks Indian investment in farming


February 1st, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) With a view to take advantage of India's expertise in the agriculture sector, Ethiopia Tuesday urged Indian investors to help develop commercial farming in the country. "Indian ... Read more...

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Maharashtra urges people to tip off police on adulteration


January 28th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) As the crackdown on adulteration mafia continued in various parts of Maharashtra Friday, top leaders appealed to the people to come forward and tip off the government ... Read more...

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IAS officers condemn killing of Malegaon officer


January 28th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) The IAS Officers' Association strongly condemned the shocking killing of Nashik's additional district collector Yashwant Sonawane, and demanded strict action against anti-social elements, an association official said."We ... Read more...

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Maharashtra’s image sullied like ‘Dabangg’s Munni’: Thackeray


January 28th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has acquired a reputation as bad as 'Munni' from the recent Bollywood mega-hit "Dabang", Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said Friday.In a hard-hitting editorial in ... Read more...

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Sonawane’s burning: Maharashtra raids oil, milk adulterators


January 27th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) The Maharashtra government carried out simultaneous raids on oil and milk adulterators and the sand mafia across the state Thursday, two days after Nashik Additional Collector Yeshwant Sonawane ... Read more...

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Prices remain high in Delhi


January 21st, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Prices of edible oil increased and those of essential food commodities remained high in the national capital despite a slew of anti-inflationary measures undertaken by the ... Read more...

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RBI to balance growth, inflation in monetary review: Pranab


October 31st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jangipur (West Bengal), Oct 31 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will try to strike a balance between the need for growth and the necessity to contain inflation at its ... Read more...

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