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Uncertainty looms over realty projects in Greater Noida


July 10th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida/New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Once touted among the most attractive destinations for housing projects in the National Capital Region, uncertainty looms large at Greater Noida after 156 ... Read more...

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Realty stocks on weak wicket over land deals turning sour


July 10th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Realty stocks may have staged a minor recovery in the past few weeks but the sentiment remains weak due to continuing disputes over land ... Read more...

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Home buyers worried over court order on land in Greater Noida


July 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Home buyers were worried about their investments after the Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a lower court order quashing the acquisition of 156 hectares of ... Read more...

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160,000 people affected due to China storm


June 27th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Tropical storm Meari has caused floods in three provinces in east China and affected the lives of 164,000 people, the government said Monday.Gales and downpours generated ... Read more...

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Farmers jubilant, but Mamata government has long haul ahead


June 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Mahadeb Das is elated. Having spearheaded the Trinamool Congress' agitation against land acquisition for Tata Motors' small carmaker plant in Singur, he is now counting ... Read more...

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Karnataka SMEs to get 30 percent of industrial land


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Karnataka will get 30 percent of the land in industrial estates for which 88,000 acres have been identified, state ... Read more...

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Buy land directly from farmers, says West Bengal’s draft policy


June 15th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Industrialists planning to invest in West Bengal would have to buy all the land they require from land owners and the government would provide ... Read more...

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Sanjan’s ‘walking’ mango tree ‘travels’ through time (With Images)


June 13th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sanjan (Gujarat), June 13 (IANS) An old mango tree has become the pride of this Gujarat village, not merely because of its age - which, according to the villagers, is ... Read more...

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At least 52 dead in China floods


June 9th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Heavy rain drenched the drought-hit southern and eastern regions of China, killing at least 52 people and forcing more than 100,000 to evacuate, officials said.The maximum ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh look to Africa for food security


May 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Freetown (Sierra Leone), May 19 (IANS) Thousands of hectares of farmland in Africa have been leased to two Bangladeshi companies as part of a collaborative effort that will enable them ... Read more...

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Rs.50,000 reward announced for farmer leader


May 8th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, May 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Sunday announced a reward of Rs.50,000 for the arrest of farmer leader Manvir Singh Teotia who has been blamed for violence ... Read more...

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Chinese official sacked for insulting farmer


May 4th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 4 (IANS) A Chinese official has been sacked after he told a protesting farmer to "live on nothing", a media report said Wednesday.Gong Houcai, the official, was dismissed ... Read more...

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Bhushans must clarify themselves on CD row: Digvijay Singh


April 21st, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr 21 (ANI): Sharpening his attack against former law minister Shanti Bhushan, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, commenting on the CD controversy, on Thursday said the Bhushans must clarify themselves on ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill will be drafted irrespective of Bhushans past: Lokayukta Hegde


April 20th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Karnataka Lokayukta and former Supreme Court Judge N. Santosh Hegde on Wednesday said the Lokpal Bill will be drafted irrespective of the Bhushans past.Hegde, who is part ... Read more...

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17 die in China hailstorm (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 118 were injured after hailstorms, cloudburst and strong winds ravaged a south China province, officials said Monday.Gales as strong ... Read more...

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12 die in China hailstorm


April 18th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Twelve people were killed and 27 others injured as hailstones, thundershower and gales pounded China's southern Guangdong province Sunday, a media report said.Cities such as Guangzhou, ... Read more...

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Hailstones, thundershowers leave 12 dead in China


April 17th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) At least 12 people died and 27 were injured as hailstones, thundershowers and gales hit south China's Guangdong Province Sunday, Xinhua quoted the ministry of ... Read more...

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China’s State Council warns state governments not to abuse rural land-use reform


April 4th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 4 (ANI): China's State Council has urged local governments not to abuse the rural land-use reform by forcibly occupying farmers' land and demolishing their homes.The China Daily quoted the Cabinet ... Read more...

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Urbanization in China threatens nation’s food security


March 28th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar.28 (ANI): Rapid urbanization in China is emerging as the reason for the sharp decrease in the country's arable land, and this poses a food security threat, claims a senior official."We ... Read more...

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50 officers suspended, notice to 355 for graft


March 21st, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Monday announced action against 405 employees of the agriculture department, including the immediate suspension of 50 officers, accused of siphoning off funds from ... Read more...

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Nandigram, Singur were blunders: West Bengal minister (Interview)


March 20th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Left Front tries hard to wrestle with the anti-incumbency wave after 34 years of uninterrupted rule, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader and ... Read more...

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Tsunami to hit US west coast, Alaska


March 11th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tsunami waves unleashed by a series of massive earthquakes in north-east Japan Friday are expected to strike the western coast of the US and Alaska, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Drought-hit China to spend $9 bn on reservoirs


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China will spend nearly 63 billion yuan ($9.3 billion) on more than 45,000 small reservoirs across the country as part of its efforts to tackle drought and flooding.By ... Read more...

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African farmland to Indian firms no cause for worry: UN official


February 13th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A top official at UN agencies has sought to allay apprehensions among people of some African countries that propose to lease farmland to investors ... Read more...

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Giant potatoes found in Uttar Pradesh


February 12th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Moradabad, Feb12 (ANI): Potatoes weighing up to two kilograms have been found in a village in Uttar Pradesh.Normal potatoes weigh between fifty to four hundred grams.Hemraj, the owner of the farmland ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks more Indian investments


February 3rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Ethiopia would like to see more investments from Indian firms and is also interested in signing the double taxation avoidance agreement with India, the African nation's ... Read more...

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Ethiopia offers India farmland, 40 percent the size of Punjab (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Ethiopia has offered to Indian investors 1.8 million hectares of farmland, equalling nearly 40 percent the total area of principal grain-growing state of Punjab, ... Read more...

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Queen’s Brian May backs anti-Donald Trump campaigners


January 30th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Queen legend Brian May has promised his support for a group of anti-Donald Trump campaigners who want to use the rock band's greatest hit, Bohemian Rhapsody, in a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

After protests, Mamata for shifting wagon factory to Singur


January 13th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), Jan 13 (IANS) Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday asked the West Bengal government to hand over 600 acres of land in Singur for relocating a proposed wagon factory ... Read more...

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Iran holds funeral for air crash victims


January 11th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) Iran held a funeral ceremony Tuesday for the victims of Sunday's air crash near the airport of the northwestern city of Orumiyeh, a media report said.Iran's Coroner Organisation ... Read more...

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Industry will be set up in Singur: Buddhadeb


January 9th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Singur (West Bengal), Jan 9 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday said if the people so wished, industry will come up in this rural belt, from where the Tatas ... Read more...

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Karnataka plans farm loans at one percent interest rate


January 6th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 6 (IANS) The Karnataka government plans to extend farm loans at one percent interest under the cooperative sector to help farmers increase output, Governor H.R. Bhardwaj said Thursday."The government intends ... Read more...

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India names new envoy to Uganda


January 6th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Amid burgeoning economic cooperation between India and Uganda, East Africa's growing economy, the Indian government has appointed S.N. Ray as New Delhi's envoy in Kampala. Ray, who ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress plans own TV news channel


December 30th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress will launch its own television news channel to counter "the false propaganda" of West Bengal's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), party chief Mamata ... Read more...

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Patkar joins Bihar farmers opposing asbestos unit


December 19th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 19 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers in Bihar have got a huge boost with Narmada Bachao Andolan leader-cum-activist Medha Patkar joining them in opposing the setting up of an asbestos sheet ... Read more...

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