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Monsoon yet likely to improve, says IMD


July 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) While deficient rains are threatening crops in some states, the Met office Thursday said monsoon is yet likely to improve in some parts of the ... Read more...

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Pulses, edible oils may be subsidised to reduce prices: Food Minister (Interview)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned that lower production of pulses and oilseeds due to a deficient monsoon could hike their prices, the government is planning to sell these two ... Read more...

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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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Committed to food security bill: Thomas


July 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Wednesday said the union government was committed to ensuring food security of the people, particularly the vulnerable sections.He said the proposed ... 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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Centre arranging gunny bags for Madhya Pradesh


May 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The central government is trying to arrange gunny bags for Madhya Pradesh, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said Thursday, reacting to reports from the state ... Read more...

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PM’s panel to review food storage problem


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With the government unable to store a bumper crop for the third year in a row, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday appointed a panel ... Read more...

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Will delay in poverty survey affect food security bill?


April 10th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Expressing concern over delays in the poverty census, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government if it ... Read more...

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Caste considerations at play as Chandy mulls cabinet expansion (Kerala Newsletter)


April 7th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy appears to be caught in a caste conundrum over the expansion of his cabinet.Politics in Kerala has always been dominated by ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani lawmakers live like royalty, while people are poor’


March 24th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 24 (IANS) The lifestyle of Pakistani parliamentarians is like that of royalty and in stark contrast to that of "the vast majority of the people have to deal ... Read more...

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Food bill: Thomas hopes for across spectrum support


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Expressing hope of getting the support of all political parties on the National Food Security Bill, Food Minister K.V. Thomas Thursday said the legislation is ... Read more...

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George Joseph remembered as a daring journalist


March 15th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Union ministers and senior Kerala leaders Monday paid tributes to the late George Joseph, IANS' political editor, describing him as a daring journalist who reported ... Read more...

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Rollback rail fare hike: Tripura minister


March 15th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 14 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government wants a rollback of passenger fare hike proposed in the rail budget presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in parliament, a minister ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan faces flak for remarks on ex-CPI-M woman leader


March 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 11 (IANS) Kerala's Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday landed in controversy with politicians from across the spectrum condemning his remarks against a former CPI-M leader Sindhu Joy, ... Read more...

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Mamata doesn’t turn up at Chidambaram event


February 18th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after opposing the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday stayed away from an event where Home Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala special prosecutor in Palmoil case resigns


February 16th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The special prosecutor in the Palmoil import corruption case in Kerala stepped down Thursday, saying he was not happy with the vigilance department's report in the ... Read more...

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No let up in Congress-Trinamool war of words (Newsletter from Bengal)


February 11th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The Congress and Trinamool Congress have again chosen to stay on the collision path over the release of central funds for the cash-strapped West Bengal ... 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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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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Vigilance gives clean chit to Chandy in palm oil case


January 7th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 7 (IANS) The state vigilance department has given Chief Minister Oommen Chandy a clean chit after investigating if he had any role in the 1992 ... Read more...

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Congress, Trinamool spar over renaming of building


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that the Congress was colluding with the Left to malign her government over relabelling a building named ... Read more...

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Landmark food security bill tabled in parliament (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha the landmark food security bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrain to over half of India's ... Read more...

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Minister hopeful of passing food bill in budget session


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Thursday expressed the hope that the food security bill would be passed in the budget session of parliament in February-March 2012.Speaking ... Read more...

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Food security bill tabled in parliament


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday tabled in the Lok Sabha a landmark bill that seeks to provide cheaper foodgrain to over half of India's 1.2 billion ... Read more...

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Winter session extended; Lokpal, food bills to be moved Thursday (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal and Food Security bills will be introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday.The contentious Lokpal bill will be tabled in the Lok ... Read more...

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Food security bill to be tabled in parliament Thursday


December 21st, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of cheaper foodgrains to over half of India's 1.2 billion population, will be tabled ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears pathbreaking food bill (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The union cabinet Sunday approved the draft of the path-breaking National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide subsidised foodgrains to over half ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s Food Bill past muster? (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s food bill pass muster?


December 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh - a political acrobat


December 18th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh is an instinctive deal-maker and can quickly see on which side the grass is greener.This farmer-turned former ... Read more...

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Cabinet may take up food bill Sunday: Thomas


December 14th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The cabinet may take up the draft National Food Security Bill on Sunday, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said."The cabinet is likely to take up ... Read more...

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Judicial accountability bill in, food bill deferred


December 13th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday cleared two key anti-graft bills - the judicial accountability bill and the public grievances redressal bill - but deferred the food ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to food bill likely Tuesday


December 12th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the cabinet all set to approve the draft National Food Security Bill Tuesday, the government plans to introduce it in the ongoing winter ... Read more...

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High court strikes down observations against Chandy


December 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 2 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Friday declared as null and void the observation made by a vigilance court against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy ... Read more...

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Threats to Trinamool leaders: Mamata hints at ‘Marxist-Maoist’ plot


November 18th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) In the wake of recent life threats to the state food minister by the Maoists, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday indicated that the ... Read more...

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