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Indian wins first Borlaug field research award


August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Aditi Mukherji, a young Indian social scientist, has become the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application given by the ... 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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Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

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India’s biggest grain warehouse in Punjab soon


December 10th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) The biggest warehouse in the country to store food grain will be constructed in Punjab, a minister said here Saturday."Punjab has been permitted to construct a ... Read more...

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DMK cannot be wiped out: Karunanidhi


August 7th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Saturday asserted the party cannot be wiped out by vendetta politics played by tge ruling AIADMK.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Stalin detained, DMK protests across Tamil Nadu (Lead)


July 30th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) DMK leader and former deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin was briefly detained Saturday at Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu during a protest. His detention came on the ... 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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Ethiopia offers India farmland, 40 percent the size of Punjab (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Ethiopia has offered to Indian investors 1.8 million hectares of farmland, equalling nearly 40 percent the total area of principal grain-growing state of Punjab, ... Read more...

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Package to develop Kuttanad launched


September 5th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala), Sep 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Sunday launched at Mancompu near here the Rs.2,111-crore Kuttanad Package for the development of the region. Kuttanad, the granary of Kerala, is ... Read more...

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Govt. will accept Supreme Court directives on rotten food grains issue: Pawar


August 31st, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the Government will accept the directives of the Supreme Court on the issue of rotten food grains.Pawar, however, ... Read more...

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Gond art mirrors tribal folklore (With Image)


March 25th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Art in the tribal Gond villages of Madhya Pradesh follows its folklore and speaks of mundane concerns -- mores, fears, religion and micro-economics -- that helps the ... Read more...

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One killed in farmers-police clash in Punjab


September 8th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (ANI): One person was killed and several others were injured as large number of farmers staging a protest in Chandigarh clashed with the police on Tuesday.The farmers from across ... Read more...

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9 new varieties of wheat developed to fight impact of climate change


August 1st, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Nine new varieties of heat resistant wheat have been developed by Indian scientists to fight the impact of climate change in the country.Indian Council of Agricultural Research ... Read more...

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Flu kills four more Canadians, toll 11


June 17th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) The death toll from the swine flu in Canada has reached 11 with four more people dying from the H1N1 virus. More than 4,000 cases of the flu have ... Read more...

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Address female infanticide first, then women’s quota: Akali MP


June 8th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) It was her maiden speech in parliament and Speaker Meira Kumar didn't mind giving her an extra two minutes. Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur surprised many with ... Read more...

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Punjab lacks drinking water: Radio Pakistan


May 5th, 2009 - 10:52 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, May 4 (ANI): Radio Pakistan in its latest programme has stated that Punjab, known for the its five rivers-Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Chenab and the Jhelum (now it Pakistan), is not getting ... Read more...

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Brazil announces plan to become world’s granary


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has announced an initiative, involving an investment of 78 billion reais ($49 billion), to make Brazil the "granary of ... Read more...

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India prays to rain gods to tame inflation, fill granary (Lead)


June 17th, 2008 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) An early monsoon may be a good omen for the government that is under attack for spiralling inflation, but experts are also looking for ... Read more...

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Punjab celebrates harvest festival Baisakhi


April 13th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by admin
Hoshiarpur/Amritsar (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) People loaded on tractor-trolleys, trucks, buses and private vehicles headed for destinations of their choice this Sunday. It was certainly a busy day for Punjab as the ... Read more...

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Mixed reaction from Punjab farmers to budget sops


March 1st, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) With a large number of farmers in Punjab and Haryana having small land holdings, the sops announced by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram through the Rs.600 billion loan waiver ... Read more...

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Pujnab farmers deny facing economic crisis


February 13th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Firozpur, Feb 13 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab deny that they are facing economic crisis due to shortfall in production of agricultural crops. Debunking a 'Punjabi Durbar' broadcast, suggesting that farmers are indebted ... Read more...

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