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I’m not a saint: Mulayam makes clear his PM ambition


September 13th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday made clear his prime ministerial ambition, saying he was not a saint, and pointed out that if H.D. Deve ... Read more...

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Cash rich PSUs to invest in projects to spur growth


September 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The government is working on a mechanism under which nine major public sector undertakings (PSUs) having large cash reserves would start investing in infrastructure ... Read more...

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PAU to confer honorary degree on Tajikistan president


August 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sep 4 will confer the degree of 'Doctor of Science' (honoris causa) on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon, a senior ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised (Lead, Correcting date in para one)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised


August 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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Government exporting food, keeping people hungry: Brinda Karat


August 1st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) CPI-M leader Brinda Karat Wednesday accused the central government of exporting food grain through big traders for use as animal fodder while keeping people hungry in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand offers Rs.410 crore relief package to farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the looming drought situation in Jharkhand, the state government has announced a Rs.410 crore relief package for farmers, an official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Centre conspiring to ruin agriculture in Punjab: Badal


July 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday accused the central government of conspiring to ruin agriculture in the state by neglecting storage and movement capacity for ... Read more...

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Centre, Bengal spar over food grain allotment utilisation


July 11th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government with under-utilising food grain allotment for backward districts, union Food minister K.V. Thomas Tuesday said the state used just 12.7 percent ... Read more...

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In Mulayam’s deal, more central funds for Uttar Pradesh


July 10th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) For all those who wondered on the reasons behind Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's sudden U-turn in supporting Pranab Mukherjee, the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks gunny bags for storage


July 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Fearing a shortage of gunny bags for storing paddy this year, the Punjab government has urged the central food ministry to ensure timely their supply.Punjab Food ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to give foodgrain via biometric cards


July 5th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will computerise the public distribution system and issue biometric smart cards to its residents, an official said Thursday.Chief Secretary Javed Usmani said foodgrain would ... Read more...

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Bangladesh foodgrain imports fall


June 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) Bangladesh's foodgrain imports fell sharply by more than 50 percent year-on-year, an official said Sunday.Rice imports plunged by 56.32 percent year-on-year to $283.8 million during the ... Read more...

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Import of sensitive items rises nearly 43 percent in 2011-12


June 20th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Import of sensitive items such as fruits, vegetables, edible oil and milk surged 42.8 percent to Rs.100,911 crore in the financial year ended March 31, ... Read more...

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Leakages to be plugged before food security implemented


June 10th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The government wants to plug leakages in the public distribution system (PDS) before it implements the ambitious National Food Security Bill and has asked ... Read more...

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Bengal to send revised BPL list for central approval


May 26th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) West Bengal will send a revised list of people living below poverty line (BPL) by the end of June to the central government for approval, ... 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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Punjab wants central government to allow wheat export


May 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the central government to allow export of wheat from the state.Talking to media at Rakhra village in Patiala ... Read more...

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‘MGNREGA 2.0′ with 30 new works launched


May 8th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The 100-days employment guarantee scheme was Tuesday expanded to include 30 new works related to agriculture, watershed, livestock, fisheries, flood management and irrigation and aligned ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha takes up drought situation


May 8th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Tuesday took up the issue of drought-like situation in several parts of the country, with opposition members demanding immediate action as ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen urges ‘intolerant’ Bengal to change policies


May 4th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) In the wake of the forcible eviction of people from slums in eastern Kolkata, human rights activist Binayak Sen Friday accused the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes wheat


May 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) With the procurement season in full swing, government agencies in Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of wheat, food and supplies officials said ... Read more...

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UP cabinet revokes facilities to key Mayawati aide


April 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Friday took some major decisions at its third cabinet meeting, including revoking all facilities being provided ... Read more...

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UP’s food scam: CBI raids 12 places in Lucknow


April 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided as many as twelve places in Lucknow Saturday in connection with the multi-million-rupee foodgrain scam which took place during ... Read more...

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Punjab to amend canal law to prevent water theft


April 5th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) The Punjab government is likely to amend the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act of 1873 to check the growing malpractice of water theft in the ... Read more...

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Record food production in 2010-11, says president


March 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Agricultural growth in 2010-11 was 6.6 percent, the highest in recent times, due to the government's continued emphasis on the sector, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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Centre to solve food security bill ‘issues’: Thomas


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The central government Friday said it will solve "most of the issues" raised by the states on the National Food Security Bill, which is currently before ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... 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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Pranab praises Mamata for improving food supplies


February 6th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday praised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for checking inflation by improving foodgrain supplies in the state."The essential parts ... Read more...

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Congress jealous of our success: Trinamool


January 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IANS) Slamming West Bengal minister and Congress leader Manas Bhuniya for hitting out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress Thursday said the Congress was ... Read more...

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Government gives nod for jute packaging


November 16th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to over 3.7 lakh workers of jute mills and ancillary units, the government Wednesday approved the mandatory use of jute in packaging of ... Read more...

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Go ahead for mandatory use of jute in packaging food grains


November 16th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to over 3.7 lakh workers who earn their living by working in jute mills and ancillary units, the government Wednesday approved mandatory use ... Read more...

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No tight monetary policy once inflation softens: Rangarajan


November 5th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may reverse its tight monetary policies once inflation softens, said top economist C. Rangarajan Saturday."By December-January, the inflation would break ... Read more...

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