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India will consult Japan before food ban decision

April 8th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) India had assured Japan that it will consult it before taking any decision on banning food imports from the quake-hit country.This was conveyed by Foreign ... Read more...

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Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao holds wide-ranging consultations in Tokyo

April 8th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 8(ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao today held constructive and useful discussions with Japanese Vice-Foreign Minister Kenichiro Sasae and Deputy Foreign Minister Koro Bessho in Tokyo on bilateral, regional and global ... Read more...

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Review ban on Japanese food imports: foreign ministry

April 7th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The external affairs ministry wants a review of the health ministry's decision to suspend for three months food imports from Japan due to radiation hazards ... Read more...

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India suspends food imports from Japan

April 5th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India Tuesday suspended food imports from Japan for three months or until concerns remain in the wake of radiation hazards arising from the Fukushima nuclear ... Read more...

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China restricts food imports from Japan

March 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) China has banned the import of some Japanese food products amid fears of radiation contamination due to the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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Russia halts food imports from Japan

March 24th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has suspended food imports from six Japanese prefectures following fears of massive radioactive contamination from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, a consumer ... Read more...

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Countries roll out preventive measures (To go with ‘Will Japan’s radiation leak reach India?’)

March 21st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Here's a look at what other nations are doing to protect themselves against the radiation leak from Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant:China: It has increased ... Read more...

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Hindus want emergent solution to rising world food prices

February 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 4 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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Global food import bill may top $1 trillion in 2010

November 17th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The bill for international food imports could exceed $1 trillion this year amid a spike in most commodity prices, the UN said Wednesday.Food prices could reach even ... Read more...

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Chavez writes off Haiti’s oil debt to Venezuela

January 26th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) President Hugo Chavez has announced that he will write off the undisclosed sum Haiti owes Venezuela for oil as part of a regional bloc's plans to help the ... Read more...

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Meet the Bangladeshi farmer who has killed more than 83,000 rats!

October 1st, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): A Bangladeshi farmer is said to have killed 83,450 rats over nine months in Gazipur, near the capital, Dhaka, and has now launched a nationwide campaign to kill ... Read more...

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Can the BJP or CPM be India’s Labour Party? (Part - II)

July 1st, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
The only other political grouping that could meet the challenge of the emerging situation, the Communist party-in all its shades - finds itself in an equally great political mess. The one difference, ... Read more...

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Former Iraqi minister detained on corruption charges

May 31st, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 30 (DPA) Former Iraqi trade minister Abdel-Falah al-Sudani was detained at Baghdad airport on suspicion of corruption, Al-Jazeera reported Saturday. Al-Sudani, a member of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party, had ... Read more...

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WTO should promote equity: Kamal Nath

August 12th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath today said that the focus of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks should be to reduce poverty in the world ... Read more...

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WTO Chief to meet Manmohan Singh today

August 12th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): WTO Director General Pascal Lamy will meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today to find ways for picking up the threads from last month''s failed ... Read more...

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World Trade Organization talks collapse

July 30th, 2008 - 5:30 am ICT by IANS
DPA Geneva, July 30 (DPA) World Trade Organization (WTO) talks on the conclusion of the Doha round broke off Tuesday after nine days amid differences over opening of agriculture markets pitting the US ... Read more...

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There is need to increase farmers’ profitability: Ahluwalia

June 6th, 2008 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Lauding India's farm growth of 4.5 percent, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Thursday said there was need to boost farmers' profitability to further increase productivity. ... Read more...

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Poor farmers may increase food production by using modern technology

June 2nd, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists have determined that a combination of high-yield seeds, fertilizer, and small-scale irrigation may help poor farmers to increase food production, who have been till now using ... Read more...

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A first for Pak in 61 years: Parliament to debate defence budget

June 1st, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, June 1 (ANI): Pakistan will create history of sorts, with the country's Parliament deciding to discuss and debate the defence budget for 2008-09.According to Finance, Revenues and Investment Minister Syed ... Read more...

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President calls for second green revolution

May 27th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by admin
Jammu, May 27 IANS) President Pratibha Patil has called for a second green revolution in the country to offset food shortage. "There is a need to enhance agriculture production with the help ... Read more...

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Second green revolution needed: President Patil

May 26th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by admin
Jammu, May 26 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday called upon the scientists to go in for a second green revolution to offset the problem of food shortage in the country. "There is ... Read more...

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Doha deal can help resolve food crisis: WTO

May 8th, 2008 - 12:44 am ICT by admin
DPA Geneva, May 7 (DPA) The head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Wednesday that the multilateral trade body must help provide a solution to the spreading global food crisis. In his ... Read more...

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Cuba to restructure food marketing

April 16th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by admin
Havana, April 16 (IANS) Cuba is moving to restructure the system for marketing food products to revitalize the farm sector, Spain's EFE news agency reported Wednesday. "We are working hard on the ... Read more...

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UN warns of looming food crisis in North Korea

April 16th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
DPA Bangkok, April 16 (DPA) The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) warned Wednesday of a looming food crisis in North Korea because of a poor harvest and escalating food prices. "The food ... Read more...

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‘India at risk of sustained food price inflation’

February 25th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Forward Markets Commission Chairman B.C. Khatua has warned that India urgently needs to improve agricultural productivity in order to avoid sustained food price inflation driven by rising demand, ... Read more...

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