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Rubber grown with tea? It’s being tried in West Bengal


September 19th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) The Rubber Board has begun trial cultivation of rubber with tea in West Bengal to change the perception that rubber is harmful to environment and ... Read more...

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Massive amounts of drugs seized in Afghanistan


September 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS) Around 6,000 kg of various narcotics were seized and six drug manufacturing labs were destroyed in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Russian, US and Afghan ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cuba announces steps to save agricultural cooperatives


September 12th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) The Cuban government has approved a package of measures to rescue the system of autonomously managed farming cooperatives known as UBPCs, which cultivate 28 percent of ... Read more...

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Himachal to propose ‘green budget’: Dhumal


September 11th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government would be proposing a 'green budget' in the next fiscal year, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday."The 'green budget' would ... Read more...

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16 dead, 38 injured in Vietnam floods


September 10th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Sep 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and floods have left at least 16 people as dead while injuring 38 others in Vietnam's northern and central provinces, said the country's National ... Read more...

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Major wetlands in India (To go with: Maharashtra to bid for UN recognition to six wetlands)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
India has 25 major wetlands, including four in Jammu and Kashmir, which have been accorded global recognition under the Ramsar Convention. They are:JAMMU AND KASHMIR:Surinsar-Mansar Lakes - 350 hectares,... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Italian town allows owners to be buried with pets


September 7th, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Pisa, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A town in northern Italy has set aside land for dead people to be buried along with their deceased beloved furry friends.Italian cemeteries generally do not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Master Plan clears way for home buyers in Noida Extension


August 24th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) Friday approved the Greater Noida Master Plan 2021, bringing smile to thousands of home buyers in Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sikkim aims to become ‘fully organic’ by 2015 (With Images)


August 20th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gangtok, Aug 20 (IANS) Sikkim, which started eco-friendly farming from a small area of land about a decade ago, is set to become a fully organic state by 2015, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Taiwan breaks world record for rice planting


August 19th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A group of over 1,000 farmers in Taiwan has smashed the world record for planting rice, the Daily Mail reported.The 1,215 competitors in Taoyuan county transplanted ... Read more...

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10 killed as storm Kai-Tak lashes Vietnam


August 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 10 people have died and 18 were injured as storm Kai-Tak lashed Vietnam, Xinhua reported Sunday.The storm, with winds of speeds up to 73 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mend land policy to push realty, infrastructure (Comment)


August 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
The relaxation of rules by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on transfer of government land in a bid to speed up public-private partnership (PPP) projects in infrastructure sector is, indeed, significant. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Typhoon Kai-Tak affects one mn people in China


August 19th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Typhoon Kai-Tak has affected more than one million people in south China's Guangxi Zhuang region, authorities said Saturday.At least one person was dead and two were ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

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Cuba’s new farmers to get tax break


August 11th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 11 (IANS) In a bid to boost agricultural output, Cuba has passed a new tax law that gives new farmers a tax break for the first two years, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cannabis field found in Moscow


August 11th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A big city may not be a prime location for marijuana plantations, but machete-wielding drug police have discovered and hacked down a two-hectare cannabis field ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) More than one million people in China have been affected by typhoon Haikui, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall early Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Delhi-Agra run cut by half as Yamuna Expressway opens (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The much-awaited Yamuna Expressway opened its toll gates to the public Thursday, cutting the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway opens, cutting Delhi-Agra run to 150 minutes


August 9th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The drive to Taj Mahal from New Delhi should take no more than two-and-a-half hours now with the inauguration of the Yamuna Expressway Thursday -- a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bihar clears Ganga Expressway Project


August 8th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar government has approved the much awaited Ganga Expressway project along the banks of the Ganga in Patna modelled on Mumbai's Marine Drive."The cabinet late ... Read more...

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Canary Islands fire threatens heritage site


August 7th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Canary Islands, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a fire outbreak in Canary Island, which is located in Spain. This incident occurred on Monday and it affected several homes and a national ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Loss of habitats irreplaceable, warn scientists


August 1st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) It is hard to replace a lost habitat without losing species, even though the goal may be laudable, warn scientists."There's been a lot of talk among ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Deficit rain hits agriculture in Jammu region


July 31st, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has, in view of the deficit monsoon this year, asked farmers in Jammu region to sow alternate crops that need less ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maharashtra axes four SEZs after local opposition


July 31st, 2012 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Stiff opposition from local communities and changed economic scenario in the country has resulted in axing four proposed Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in different parts of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Poor rain hits paddy transplantation in Bihar


July 30th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Inadequate rains have hit paddy cultivation in Bihar as less than 50 percent transplantation of the target area had taken place till date this Kharif season, leaving ... Read more...

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Russia’s Siberia region hit by wildfires


July 30th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Forest fires continue to rage in Russia's Siberia region on a total area of over 230 square km, with the worst of the blazes concentrated ... Read more...

Posted in World |

88 killed in North Korea floods


July 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Floods triggered by torrential downpour have killed 88 people in North Korea, the official KCNA news agency reported.A total of 134 were reported injured and around ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Odisha objects to Andhra’s move on Polavaram project


July 24th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Odisha Tuesday objected to Andhra Pradesh floating tenders for the construction of multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in that state, with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik raising ... Read more...

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Monsoon deficit hits paddy transplantation in Odisha


July 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Paddy transplantation could not be taken up so far in about fifty percent of the target area of 1.2 million hectares in Odisha due to weak ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Drought-hit Karnataka seeks farm insurance date extended


July 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) Drought-hit Karnataka Friday sought an extension of the national agricultural insurance scheme for farmers who availed loans as well as those did not."As the state is ... Read more...

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Rainstorms in China leave 18 dead


July 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 20 (IANS) Rainstorms have killed 18 people and left another missing in China's Guizhou province in the last 10 days, said authorities.Torrential rains have triggered floods, mudslides and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Congress asks Kerala to protect agricultural land


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) A high-level coordination committee of the Congress party Wednesday asked the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala to amend existing laws and bring in suitable fresh laws ... Read more...

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