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JD-U workers protest black market in fertilizer


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United activists Friday ransacked the party's state headquarters here protesting against rampant black market in fertilizers.Police said the slogan-shouting JD-U workers ... Read more...

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Trinamool to launch countrywide protest against FDI (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, which is to formally withdraw from the UPA Friday, announced it will launch countrywide protests against the government's economic policies, especially FDI ... Read more...

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Concerned over police action on farmers seeking fertilizers: TDP


September 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Thursday voiced concern over the incidents of police baton charge on farmers demanding fertilizers and has asked the state ... Read more...

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Bihar faces urea shortage, seeks help


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to provide urea to overcome a serious shortage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.The chief minister said he had written ... Read more...

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Mamata for debate on coal issue


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called for a discussion in parliament on the coal allocation row that has crippled the house for ... Read more...

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BJP attacks UPA over fertilizer prices


August 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari Monday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, saying its policy is to exploit farmers and ... Read more...

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Brazilian agribusiness faces shrinking global demand


August 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Production in Brazil's agri-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, a statistics ... Read more...

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NDA to raise Assam violence, power failure in parliament


August 6th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The opposition BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will raise the ethnic violence in Assam in which over 50 people have died, the massive electricity ... Read more...

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Government steps up effort to boost inland waterways


July 16th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) To promote private investment into inland waterways, the central government Monday constituted a committee which will identify new areas for attracting funds and private investment ... Read more...

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Harmful estrogens persist in dairy wastewater


June 6th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Wastewater from large dairy farms contains significant concentrations of estrogens, also known as feminizing hormones, that can persist for months or even years, says a study. ... Read more...

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Libya, Syria turmoil posing problems for economy: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) India is concerned about the political turmoil in Libya and Syria as unstable situations in there are posing serious problems for the Indian economy, Union ... Read more...

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Australia boasts of an urine powered restaurant


March 16th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Melbourne, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A restaurant in Australia uses the pee of customers to generate energy for the facility’s use. The owners’ eco-consciousness moved them to use 100 recyclable materials to ... Read more...

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India to cut subsidies on non-urea fertilisers next fiscal


March 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) In a bid to control the widening fiscal deficit, the government Thursday said it will reduce subsidies on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers by over ... Read more...

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Smoking zaps healthy bugs, invites pathogens


February 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Smoking plays villain and causes the body to turn against its own helpful bugs, leaving smokers more exposed to disease, says new research. The mouth of ... Read more...

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Chinese railway passenger traffic grows


December 5th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) China's railways carried 1.72 billion people in the first 11 months of the year, up 10.9 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Railways (MOR) said Monday.The figure ... Read more...

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Nine killed in Himachal accidents


November 16th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Nine people, including three women, were killed Wednesday in two road accidents in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said.All five occupants of a utility vehicle died ... Read more...

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Rahul detects fake fertilizer in Uttar Pradesh village


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday detected supply of fake fertilizer in a village of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.Gandhi, who arrived Monday on a ... Read more...

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Bridge over Ganga will boost Jharkhand economy: Munda


September 14th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 14 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Wednesday said the state would emerge as an international economic corridor with the central government approving construction of a bridge over ... Read more...

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38 opposition MLAs suspended in Chhattisgarh


August 29th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 29 (IANS) Thirty-seven legislators of the opposition Congress in Chhatisgarh and one from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) were suspended on the first day of the state ... Read more...

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Engineer kills wife, three others, self


August 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 28 (IANS) A 32-year-old engineer Sunday gunned down his wife and three relatives at his in-laws' house before shooting himself dead two hours later in Rajasthan's Tonk district, ... Read more...

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West Bengal to provide Rs.33 crore fertilizer subsidy


August 26th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government will provide Rs.33 crore subsidy on fertilizers, including urea, to give relief to farmers, Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Friday."Rs.14.58 crore ... Read more...

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Goa naphtha fire rages on (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Nearly a day after a naphtha pipeline caught fire in the port town of Vasco, injuring eight people, officials Saturday said the flames would be extinguished ... Read more...

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Eight injured in Goa naphta pipeline fire


August 20th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) A Indian Navy sailor along with at least eight people sustained burn injuries after a naphta pipeline passing through the port town of Vasco caught fire ... Read more...

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Six jailed in China for selling tainted bean sprouts


August 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Six people in China's Liaoning province have been given jail terms for producing and selling bean sprouts that were grown using a toxic fertilizer.Ruan Wenming, Li ... Read more...

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New system of LPG subsidy disbursal soon: Mukherjee


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government will soon introduce a new system for distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), under which it will provide direct cash subsidy to ... Read more...

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Give fertilizer subsidy directly to farmers: Badal


June 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday asked the union chemicals and fertilisers ministry to implement its proposal to transfer fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmers ... Read more...

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Gopalpur port expansion project gets green nod


March 31st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The environment and forests ministry has given a nod for the expansion of Gopalpur port project in Orissa, a port official said Thursday."We received a communication ... Read more...

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CII welcomes inclusive growth oriented Budget 2011-12


February 28th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday welcomed the budget proposals for 2011-12 presented in Parliament by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.The CII said that it ... Read more...

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Budget signals major subsidy reform on fertilizers, kerosene (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In a major reform move, Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday announced direct cash transfers for the poor by March 2012, instead of the present subsidy method ... Read more...

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Web-based tool supports sustainable living choices


February 27th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Those who want to live sustainably can now measure their impact on the environment. Scientists have created a Web-based tool that calculates an individual's 'nitrogen footprint.'The device ... Read more...

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Overuse leading to decline in world’s phosphorus stock


February 15th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A team of researchers has warned that overuse of phosphorus in the industrialized world may lead to global phosphorus stock getting depleted forever.Stephen Carpenter of the University of ... Read more...

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Humans kick-started climate change ‘at least 8000 years ago’


January 25th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study has found that climate change is not a recent phenomena - in fact, humans began influencing climate at least 8000 years ago."Humans didn't wait for ... Read more...

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Coming soon: Green Super Rice that performs well in toughest conditions


January 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Green Super Rice, bred to perform well in the toughest conditions, is a step away from reaching farmers.GSR, a collaborative project between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences ... Read more...

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The Hottest Contraband in North Korea: Skinny Jeans!


January 13th, 2011 - 2:08 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Because of strict government sanctions in the country of North Korea, it is illegal to purchase fertilizer, instant noodles.....and skinny jeans, and yet these jeans are all the ... Read more...

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Nauru Fails To Make Itself Heard


December 7th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Has anyone heard about Nauru, the island considered to be the world's smallest republic? Now, after several years of negligence, the name of the nation is ... Read more...

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