fertilizers

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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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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Amid monsoon worry, interest-free loan for Rajasthan farmers


July 29th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) As possible monsoon failure looms large, the 26 million farmers in Rajasthan have unexpected help at hand. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a far-reaching scheme ... Read more...

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Morocco wants ties with India to go beyond food security


July 29th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco wants its relations with India to expand beyond trade and supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilizers of which it holds two-thirds of ... Read more...

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Rajasthan launches interest-free loan for farmers


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision to push the rural economy, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Kumar Gehlot has decided to provide interest-free loans of up to Rs.1 lakh ... Read more...

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Georgian PM proposes $600 payment to each family


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia's new Prime Minister Ivane Merabishvili has proposed to allocate vouchers worth 1,000 lari (about $600) to every family in Georgia, NewsGeorgia reported Monday."Families can ... Read more...

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Court imposes Rs.5 crore penalty for cheating


June 5th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) A special CBI court here has slapped a penalty of Rs.5 crore on a private firm and awarded two years rigorous imprisonment to its director ... Read more...

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Akali Dal rejects hike in paddy, cotton MSP


June 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Friday rejected outright the Rs.170 per quintal proposed hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy and Rs.800 for cotton.Akali ... Read more...

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Something fishy about the food, says Pakistani daily


April 30th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has questioned the quality and safety of the food in the country after fish in Karachi were "said to be heavily tainted with ... Read more...

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Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel


April 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not ... Read more...

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Bengal inks land lease pacts with seven firms


April 18th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday signed land lease pacts with seven companies which would set up their industrial units in the state, involving a total investment ... Read more...

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China Railways carry 453 mn passengers Jan-March


April 8th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) National operator China Railways transported 453.25 million passengers during the first quarter of the year, up 0.7 percent from a year earlier, official data showed Sunday.The ... 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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Central government should arrange funds for food bill: Mamata


March 30th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the central government should make monetary provisions for implementing the Food Bill.She also said the central government ... 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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Budget will fuel inflation: CPI-M


March 19th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The union budget of 2012-13 will result in "all-round price rise and the imposition of greater burdens on the working people", the CPI-M said Monday."The ... Read more...

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‘Use of IT for subsidy transfers to drive industry growth’


March 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Use of technology for transferring subsidies directly to beneficiaries and other social initiatives envisaged in the 2012-13 budget will drive growth of IT hardware and ... Read more...

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Modi asks PM to withdraw freight rate hike


March 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Objecting to the hike in freight rates ahead of the railway budget March 14, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister ... Read more...

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ONGC to set up gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura


January 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will set up a Rs.5,000 crore, gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura to meet the growing shortage of urea, the ... Read more...

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RTI query exposes urea shortage in Bihar


January 4th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 4 (IANS) Information received under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that millions of farmers in Bihar are facing a shortage of fertilizers, particularly urea, ... Read more...

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Congress synonymous with corruption: Buddhadeb


December 30th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) Ridiculing the Congress-led union government for failing to pass the Lokpal bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Friday said the party had ... Read more...

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MPs assure protesters of comprehensive Food Security Bill


November 29th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) MPs and leaders from various political parties Tuesday said an inclusive Food Security Act with universal Public Distribution System (PDS) will be taken up ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s exports, imports both up in October


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 24 (IANS) New Zealand's exports and imports were both up in October, taking the annual trade balance to a surplus of 627 million NZ dollars ($465 million), the ... Read more...

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Delhi waives VAT on fertilisers


November 8th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) In a measure to help farmers, the Delhi government Tuesday decided to remove value added tax (VAT), ranging between 5 and 12.5 percent, on fertilisers."The ... 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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Farmers protest shortage of urea in Bihar


September 13th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of angry and worried farmers in parts of Bihar took to the streets Tuesday to protest shortage of fertilizers, particularly urea, in the market that ... Read more...

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Acid sale bar - to foil attacks on women


September 6th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The central and state governments have been directed by the Supreme Court to restrict sale of acid to prevent rising incidents of acid attacks on ... Read more...

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Help Orissa’s drought hit, urges Congress


August 29th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) Describing the prevailing drought situation in Orissa as serious, the Congress Monday asked the Naveen Patnaik government to take urgent measures to help those hit by ... Read more...

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Administration to keep tab on vegetable trade: Mamata


August 29th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The West Bengal administration has been instructed to monitor vegetable trade to guard against the prices being controlled by a few in the market, Chief ... 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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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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Alagiri warns of legal action against Tamil Nadu minister


August 18th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers M.K. Alagiri Thursday warned of legal action against Tamil Nadu Industries Minister S.P. Velumani if he fails to prove the ... Read more...

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Over Rs.61,600 crore in net worth of public sector firms eroded


August 18th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over Rs.61,600 crore in net worth has been eroded of 59 state- run companies during the last three years ending 2009-10, Minister of Heavy Industries ... Read more...

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US to invest $510 mn in advanced biofuels


August 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) US will invest up to $510 million over three years to promote the production of biofuels for marine and aerial transportation."Biofuels are an important part ... 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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