food and fuel

Kenya’s apex bank cuts benchmark lending rate


September 6th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 6 (IANS) Kenya's central bank CBK has slashed benchmark lending rate by 350 basis points to 13.0 percent from the previous 16.5 percent to allow more borrowing from ... Read more...

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Flood-hit North Korea requests UN food aid


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 3 (IANS) North Korea has urged the UN to provide emergency supplies, including food and fuel, after one of the country's worst floods have left over 100 ... Read more...

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Algal oil answer to dwindling fuel reserves


July 20th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Algal oils could be a sustainable solution to dwindling fuel reserves, says a researcher.Roger Huerlimann, doctoral student at the James Cook University, Townsville, said microalgae, tiny ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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World Bank wants effective social safety nets


April 19th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Three out of five people in developing countries lack effective social safety net coverage as they struggle to forge ahead through global financial volatility and food ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad grilled by Iran parliament


March 14th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 14 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday appeared before parliament for an inquiry into his economic and political policies, state news agency IRNA reported.Ahmadinejad is the first president ... Read more...

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Man-made photosynthesis to boost food output


February 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb19 (IANS) Photosynthesis, one of the most powerful biological processes on earth, permits plants to convert solar energy into food and fuel, but with only one percent efficiency. Richard ... Read more...

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Shutdowns, blockades: Manipur’s main poll issues


January 25th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Jan 25 (IANS) The common man in Manipur has one big hope from Saturday's assembly polls - a lasting solution to shutdowns. They are still smarting from ... Read more...

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US personal incomes decline


October 1st, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Personal income fell last month for the first time since October 2009, while consumer spending increased 0.2 percent, the US Commerce Department said Friday.Income from wages ... Read more...

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India to raise economic crisis at UN, seek inclusive growth


September 17th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will raise the issue of the global economic crisis and seek measures to foster and sustain inclusive growth when he ... Read more...

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Volatile crude prices a challenge for inflation-hit India: Pranab


May 5th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, May 5 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said that recent volatility in global prices of crude and food items was a challenge for India, which was already ... Read more...

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US economy slows in first quarter


April 29th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 1.8 percent in the first quarter, down from 3.1 percent in the final three months of 2010, ... Read more...

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Rising food prices pose global threat: World Bank president


April 17th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 17 (ANI): World Bank president Robert Zoellick has warned that rising food prices have pushed the world's poor countries to "one shock away from a full-blown crisis."He said skyrocketing food ... Read more...

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High prices of food, fuel threatening the poor: World Bank


April 14th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Volatile food and fuel prices are threatening the world's poor, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Thursday.Time should not be wasted in taking measures to tackle ... Read more...

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Dalai lama registers for Unique Identification Card in Dharamsala


April 12th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamsala, Apr 12 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, registered for the Unique Identification Card in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala city on Tuesday.The concerned authorities here said the other Tibetans would be ... Read more...

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Emerging economies leading global recovery: IMF


April 11th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) As global recovery continues, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects the world economy to grow at about 4.50 percent in both 2011 and 2012 with emerging ... Read more...

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Sharp rise in food prices cause of concern: Mukherjee


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that a sharp price in food price inflation has been a major cause of concern of economy during 2010-11.Presenting ... Read more...

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India’s food production high despite drought and floods: K.V. Thomas


February 8th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Highlighting the strength of the agriculture sector in India, Union Food Minister K.V. Thomas has said that the national food production was high despite drought and floods ... Read more...

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RBI hikes key rates by 0.25 percent to curb inflation


January 25th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Jan 25 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday raised the repo rate and the reverse repo rate by 0.25 per cent, each, with immediate effect, in order to ... Read more...

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Highlights of third quarter review of monetary policy


January 25th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday hiked its short-term lending and borrowing rates by 25 basis points in its third quarter review of monetary policy 2010-11. Following ... Read more...

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Jaganmohan Reddy pulls up Centre over inflation, petrol price hike


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, Jan 23 (ANI): Former Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy has slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for its failure to curb the rising inflation and petrol price ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu criticizes Central Government over price hike


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 22(ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday criticized the Central Government over rising inflation and petrol price hike."After paying taxes, also income tax and everything they are ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi to discuss petrol price hike


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): Union Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Saturday met United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath in the national capital.According to ... Read more...

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CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta criticizes Central Government over price hike


January 22nd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 22(ANI): Expressing concern over the nationwide hike in the prices of essential food commodities, the senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta criticized the Central Government on Saturday ... Read more...

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Inflation row heats up across India


January 17th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Agra/Amritsar, Jan 17 (ANI): Reeling under the spiraling prices of essential commodities, locals and activists from regional factions staged agitations in several parts of the country to protest the perceived inability of ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike: Trinamool Congress to stage statewide protest rallies


January 17th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Jan 17 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress will hold statewide protest rallies here today against the UPA government's decision to increase fuel price.Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee has said her party ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike: NCP defends Central Government’s decision


January 16th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 16(ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has defended the Central Government's decision to increase the retail prices of petrol.State-owned oil companies had hiked petrol prices on Saturday ... Read more...

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Central Government under attack over petrol price hike


January 16th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Varanasi/ Patna/ Mumbai, Jan 16(ANI): The Central Government on Sunday faced all round criticism for increasing the retail prices of petrol.State-owned oil companies had hiked petrol prices on Saturday ... Read more...

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‘Tunisian protests serve as red flag for Arab autocracies’


January 16th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Tucson (Arizona, US), Jan 16 (ANI): The recent Tunisian protests that forced President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's to flee the country serve as a red flag for other Arab autocracies like Egypt, ... Read more...

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No country can feed 1.15-billion people: Pranab Mukharjee


December 26th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Dec 26 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that there is a need for greater self-sufficiency in food production as no country is capable enough to feed 1.15-billion people, ... Read more...

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Gen Next of Chinese leaders comfortable with a reunited Korea


November 30th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): A new, younger generation of Chinese leaders "would be comfortable with a reunited Korea controlled by Seoul and anchored to the United States in a benign alliance," a diplomat ... Read more...

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India Shining? Income grows, development doesn’t, says UNDP report


November 4th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India ranks 119 among 169 countries on the human development index (HDI) but is among the top 10 nations in the world in terms of growth of ... Read more...

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Inflation needs to come down for rate hikes to ease: RBI


November 1st, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) A day ahead of its monetary policy review, India's central bank Monday said inflation needs to come down from current levels for interest rate hikes to ease ... Read more...

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Allied forces ‘believed Hitler had secret Nazi hideout during WWII’


October 29th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A set of documents revealed today showed that allied forces during the Second World War believed that Hitler had a secret Nazi hideout in the Austrian Alps where ... Read more...

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New documents reveal Hitler’s ‘last desperate stand’ during WWII


October 29th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 29 (ANI): A set of documents revealed today showed that allied forces during the Second World War believed that Hitler had a secret Nazi hideout in the Austrian Alps where ... Read more...

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