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Inter-institutional TT: Most seeded players in pre-quarters


August 26th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Men's ninth seed Devesh Karia and 13th ranked Sourav Chakraborty bit the dust even as most seeded players made it to the pre-quarter-finals in the men's ... Read more...

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PSPB paddlers reach last 8 in men’s, women’s team events


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Reigning champions Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) humbled their group opponents without breaking much sweat to cruise into the quarter-finals of the men's and women's team ... Read more...

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Some subsidy may be restored to tackle drought: Minister


July 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The government would restart some of the subsidy programmes scrapped earlier to meet the drought-like situation following a patchy monsoon in many parts of the country ... Read more...

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Mayookha’s coach yet to get clearance for London Games


July 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 21 (IANS) The coach of Mayookha Johny, India's star athlete who is competing at the London Olympics in triple jump, is yet to get clearance to accompany her ... Read more...

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India to export 2 million tonnes of wheat


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Faced with a shortage of storage space, the Indian government Tuesday approved export of two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 ... Read more...

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Assam hopes for record rice, jute production


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 IANS) Despite floods affecting about 10,000 hectares of cropland, Assam hopes to register a record paddy and jute production this year.Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka made the ... Read more...

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Northeast train services partially resume after two weeks


June 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam), June 14 (IANS) Train services between southern Assam and northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram were partially restored Thursday, connecting the region with the rest of India, after ... Read more...

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Train services yet to be restored in northeast


June 10th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar/Agartala, June 10 (IANS) Train services between the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram, as also southern Assam and the rest of India are yet to be restored even ... Read more...

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Landslides disrupt rail services to Northeast


June 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Silchar (Assam)/Agartala, June 4 (IANS) Rail services between southern Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram and the rest of India have been suspended since Sunday following heavy landslides on railway tracks, ... Read more...

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Centre to offload 6 months PDS grains


May 24th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With its granaries overflowing and record food production for the third year in a row, the central government Thursday decided to allow states to lift ... Read more...

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India won’t be able to store another bumper crop


April 15th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested ... Read more...

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Assam farmers losing interest in rice cultivation


March 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Farmers of Assam, that recently boasted of having a record rice harvest, are losing interest in paddy cultivation, saying they were facing financial ruin in the ... Read more...

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India to carry northeast essentials via Bangladesh


February 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) In a very significant development, the Bangladesh government has decided to allow India to ferry food grains and essentials for the mountainous northeastern states via its ... Read more...

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Concerns on food bill to be addressed: Thomas


February 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Thursday said it will address the concerns expressed by the states over the proposed National Food Security Bill."The ... Read more...

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PM pushes use of ‘green’ inland waterways


January 28th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a bid to tap the vast potential for bulk transportation of goods at low cost through inland waterways, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ... Read more...

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Discussions on PDS with states Feb 8-9: Thomas


January 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Gearing up to implement Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's dream legislation - the National Food Security Bill, the government Friday said it has called a ... Read more...

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FCI releases performance report


October 21st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The movement of foodgrains increased by 10 percent to 33 million tonnes from 30 MT in 2010-11, according to the first performance report of the ... Read more...

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India to ferry food grains for northeast via Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Dhaka has agreed to allow New Delhi to ferry food grains for the northeastern states via Bangladesh, officials said here Friday."After the Bangladesh government's green signal, ... Read more...

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FCI asked to create 15 MT additional storage capacity


September 16th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Concerned over lack of adequate storage facilities, the government has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to fast-track creation of additional 15 million tonnes ... Read more...

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Food corporation’s subsidy rose to 35 percent in 2010-11: Thomas


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government's subsidy to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for procuring foodgrain rose by 35.11 percent to Rs.57,925 crore in 2010-11 against Rs.42,873 crore ... Read more...

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Day 2 monsoon session: protests stall parliament (Second Lead)


August 2nd, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned twice Tuesday, forcing cancellation of the crucial question hour for the second successive day, as the government and ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill before cabinet soon’


July 21st, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The food security bill will go to the cabinet very soon for approval, the food ministry said Wednesday, calling upon the states to prepare for ... Read more...

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Click to keep tabs on fair price shops


July 19th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) There's good news for the capital's 3.1 million "ration card holders", a term used for those who can access the 2,500 shops under the public ... Read more...

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Punjab rues inaction on increasing food grain storage


July 16th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday lamented the inaction by the central government in creating more storage capacity for food grain in the state - the food ... Read more...

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CBI raids FCI depots in Punjab


June 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), June 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided storage depots of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in this Punjab district to check the presence ... Read more...

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Will supply good quality rice: Bengal minister


June 17th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee admonished officials of his department for the poor state of affairs, Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriya ... Read more...

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Delay in stocking foodgrain in northeast ahead of monsoon


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) The mountainous northeastern states are anxious over the delay by the central government in building buffer stocks of foodgrain before the monsoon, which is expected to ... Read more...

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Punjab procures 110.50 lakh tonnes wheat


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh June 2 (IANS) Punjab has achieved a new benchmark in wheat procurement as various government agencies and private traders have together procured over 110.50 lakh tonnes wheat this year, ... Read more...

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Punjab procures 110 lakh tonnes of wheat


May 26th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Government agencies in Punjab have achieved the target of procuring 110 lakh tonnes of wheat this year, an official said here Thursday.An official spokesman of the ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana make it a wheat bumper crop season


May 17th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana, major food grain states of the country, have made this a wheat bumper crop season procuring more than 175 lakh tonnes of wheat ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana head for bumper wheat crop


May 11th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Despite slow and delayed arrivals for most part of April, food grain states Punjab and Haryana are heading for a bumper wheat crop this season, officials ... Read more...

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Punjab procures nearly 103 lakh tonnes wheat


May 9th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab has procured nearly 103 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, close on the heels of Haryana crossing year's total arrival of wheat in its ... Read more...

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Punjab to get 50 lakh tonnes storage capacity


May 6th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Punjab, which faces a major problem of food grain storage every year, will get an additional storage capacity of around 50 lakh tonnes in the next ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana near 150 lakh tonne wheat procurement-mark


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana is nearing the 150 lakh tonne-mark, officials said Monday.The two states have procured nearly 149 lakh tonnes of wheat till ... Read more...

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100 lakh tonnes of wheat procured in Punjab, Haryana


April 26th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) After a delayed arrival of the crop this season, wheat procurement in the country's food bowl states of Punjab and Haryana has crossed the 100 lakh ... Read more...

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