food security

Adopt ‘Meatless Mondays’, urges Humane Society International


September 12th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Humane Society International (HSI) Wednesday urged global leaders to adopt 'Meatless Mondays' - an international movement to reduce meat consumption and incorporate meatless options one ... Read more...

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Four more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


September 8th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Sep 8 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was attending a massive 'Janata Darbar' (public hearing) in Yavatmal town of Vidarbha region, four debt-ridden farmers ... Read more...

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India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links


September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

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I-Day celebrated amid security in Jharkhand


August 15th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Independence Day was celebrated in Jharkhand with fanfare and amid tight security arrangements Wednesday.Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda hoisted the tricolour at Morabadi Ground in ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over Assam, black money


August 14th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Tuesday after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) members disrupted the house proceedings over the issue of ... Read more...

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Delhi approves food security scheme for poor


August 13th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave its nod to implementing a project to provide food security to two lakh vulnerable households in the current year not ... Read more...

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Probe agriculture ministry’s role in clearing Bt Cotton: Parliament panel


August 12th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has called for an in-depth probe into the agriculture ministry's role in the government's decision to approve the commercial release of Bt ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Second Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel seeks probe into Bt Brinjal (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday recommended a probe into the issue of Bt Brinjal, saying that adequate tests had not been carried out and the approval ... Read more...

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CPI-M protests in Srinagar


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters participated in an anti-price rise and anti-government protest led by party leader Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami in Srinagar Thursday.Breaking the police ... Read more...

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Morocco looking for more joint ventures with India: Ambassador (Interview-Second Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco, the North African nation that supplies the bulk of India's needs for phosphate, a key ingredient in fertilisers, is looking for expansion in ties ... Read more...

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Morocco contributing to India’s food security: Ambassador (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco is contributing significantly to India's food security but wants its relations to expand beyond supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilisers of which ... Read more...

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Morocco wants ties with India to go beyond food security


July 29th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco wants its relations with India to expand beyond trade and supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilizers of which it holds two-thirds of ... Read more...

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Decision needed on India’s global role: Tharoor


July 24th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Indian government needs to decide on the role the country should play in the global multilateral environment, said former union minister Shashi Tharoor ... Read more...

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Patil disappointed us, says Vidarbha farm widow


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 23 (IANS) Outgoing President Pratibha Patil did nothing to help thousands of starving farm widows of Vidarbha, an activist Monday alleged."Veteran Congress leader Pratibha Patil is from ... Read more...

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UAE prince gives 10,000 date palm seedlings


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 21 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has distributed 10,000 tissue culture date palm seedlings to farmers across the country.The seedlings are ... Read more...

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Why is Sharad Pawar angry?


July 20th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's likely elevation as the new Leader of House in the the Lok Sabha after Pranab Mukherjee, the lack of ... Read more...

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‘Latin America, Caribbean and India should build closer ties’


July 18th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) There is great opportunity to build a partnership between India, Latin American and Caribbean countries based on their political, economic and cultural strengths, said speakers at ... Read more...

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Africa puts women’s empowerment on top of agenda


July 15th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 15 (IANS) Africa exalted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the continent, ... Read more...

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Africa celebrates women power


July 14th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, July 14 (IANS) Africa Saturday toasted the spirit of women power and empowerment as Liberia's President Ellen Johnoson Sirleaf, the first female elected head of state in the ... Read more...

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Rice at Rs.2 a kg for poor in Tripura: Sarkar


July 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 12 (IANS) To woo the voters ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura will provide rice under the public distribution system (PDS) to the ... Read more...

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India’s biggest women’s grassroots chain connects to Africa


July 9th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bodili (Gujarat), July 9 (IANS) India is reaching out to Africa with its expertise in grassroots development and gender empowerment projects to help poor women in countries like Ghana, Mali, ... Read more...

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Scrap nutrient-based subsidy for fertilisers: Jayalalithaa


June 27th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme for fertilisers and reintroduce the earlier ... Read more...

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Activists term Rio+20 summit a ‘hoax’


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) As world leaders ended the Rio+20 summit with a 53-page statement called "The Future We Want", activists have slammed the UN Conference on sustainable development as ... Read more...

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Mumbai scientist leads Indian chapter of Rio+20 conference


June 19th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Mumbai-based scientist Pushkar Vaidya will lead the Rio+20 India Programme, a part of the three-day conference that begins in Brazil Wednesday. The India edition will consist ... Read more...

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‘Soft drinks not linked to childhood obesity’


June 17th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) Soft drinks and other sweetened beverages don't contribute to childhood obesity, though it may increase the risk factor among boys aged 6-11 years, says a new ... Read more...

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Poor want ration, not cash: Activists


June 15th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The government's plan to replace the public distribution system (PDS) with direct cash transfer into people's accounts under the proposed Food Security Bill is not ... Read more...

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China to loan $10 bn to SCO nations


June 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China has pledged a $10 billion loan to support economic development in the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).A two-day meeting of the heads ... Read more...

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Innovations needed for sustainable farming, say experts


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian agriculture sector is currently facing a number of challenges and needs to adopt innovative technologies to achieve sustainability, said experts at a conference ... Read more...

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India voices concern over curbs on US business visas


May 31st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing Indian businesses' concern over new US restrictions imposed on H1-B and L1 visas, New Delhi has expressed the hope this trend will not be sustained ... Read more...

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Left opposes hike in fuel prices


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Left parties Wednesday strongly opposed the proposed increase in prices of petrol, diesel and other petroleum products."Such an increase will be a cruel blow ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens in US


May 19th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The summit of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations opened Friday in Maryland, US.The two-day summit groups together leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, ... Read more...

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Rural restaurants for food security - and jobs too (Comment)


May 16th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
In every religion, culture and civilization, feeding the poor and hungry is considered amongst the most noble deeds. In the Hindu religion, for instance, one is able to do one's ... Read more...

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Heavy rush of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine


May 15th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 15 (IANS) With about 35,000 devotees each day in this holiday season, authorities have been forced to regulate entry to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu.According to ... Read more...

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Fellowship for scribes writing on hunger


May 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A six-month fellowship programme is on offer for print, electronic and freelance journalists in India to study, analyse and report on hunger and food security.The ... Read more...

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