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FDI will ruin Himachal’s apple industry: Minister


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday slammed the central government's decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail, saying imported apples would ruin the state's Rs.2,000-crore ... Read more...

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China using up Goa’s iron ore: Report


September 8th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) China prominently features in a probe report on illegal iron ore mining in Goa, which warns that while the eastern neighbour is gobbling up India's iron ... Read more...

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Falling prices, few buyers make Himachal financially powerless


September 5th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Falling prices of electricity generated in the state and lack of buyers have left Himachal Pradesh virtually powerless, financially.Besides tourism and horticulture, hydropower is a major ... Read more...

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Exodus reversed: Special train to Bangalore leaves Guwahati


September 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) A special train to Bangalore left a railway station here Saturday afternoon to help people from the northeast return to their places of study or work ... Read more...

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Himachal’s loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore


August 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore and it has paid Rs.2,146 crore as interest on borrowings in the past one year, the state government ... Read more...

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Himachal horticulture minister gets health portfolio too


August 14th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta has been allotted additional portfolios of health and family welfare and ayurveda, a statement said Tuesday.Governor Urmila Singh gave ... Read more...

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Himachal gets 46 percent less rainfall


July 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has received 46 percent less monsoon rains till date, affecting agricultural activities and the standing crops, officials said."The overall monsoon was below average ... Read more...

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Power, engineering sectors have potential: Pakistani PM


July 4th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Pakistan offers numerous opportunities for foreign investors, especially in engineering, power, horticulture and manufacturing sectors, said Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.Chairing a meeting of Board of ... Read more...

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This green cover is upsetting residents! (Letter from Punjab)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), July 3 (IANS) At a time when the Punjab government has launched a comprehensive 'Greening Punjab' drive across the state, residents of Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh, are ... Read more...

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Monsoon in Himachal delayed by over a week


June 28th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) The arrival of the southwest monsoon in Himachal Pradesh would be delayed by over a week, the weather office here said Thursday."There is no possibility ... Read more...

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Pakistan power protests cause damage worth millions


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Enraged over the ongoing power crisis, people in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city have destroyed infrastructure and inflicted a loss of around Rs.8.5 million to the government.At least ... Read more...

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Israel keen to boost agricultural links with Bengal: Envoy


June 18th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Israel is keen to boost its cooperation with West Bengal in the agriculture sector, its envoy said here Monday."We are very much keen to boost ... Read more...

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World Bank to give $37 mn more for Himachal watershed project


May 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) The World Bank has agreed in principle to provide additional funding of $37 million (Rs.231.25 crore) for a watershed project in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

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Hike duty on imported apples: Himachal Pradesh


May 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Wednesday demanded a hike in the duty on imported apples to protect the domestic industry."There is a need for increasing customs duty on ... Read more...

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Dubai to host agri-business meet


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 22 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the Middle East's largest agri-business trade event next month.Now in its second year, the AGRA Middle East 2012 will be organised at the ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for cold chain centre as society (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), tasked with establishing infrastructure and logistics to preserve fruits, vegetables and other perishables, will be notified ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for cold chain centre as society (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


February 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the status of a registered society for the National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), which provides cold storage facilities to ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to cold chain centre


February 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) In order to cut the loss of fruits, vegetables and flowers during stoage, the cabinet Thursday approved the setting up of a National Centre for ... Read more...

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SFAC to provide capital for agri-business ventures in Kerala


January 27th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 27 (IANS) Ready to pump in money to agri-business in Kerala, the Small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC) is inviting entrepreneurs to propose ventures for funding."So far we have ... Read more...

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Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya celebrate 41st statehood day


January 21st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Imphal, Jan 21 (IANS) Three northeastern states -- Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya -- celebrated their 41st statehood day Saturday with colourful functions and numerous programmes."Under the North Eastern Region (reorganisation) ... Read more...

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Horticulture key to 7-8 percent farm growth: Official


January 19th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Faster growth of horticulture and animal husbandry is needed if India wants to achieve an agricultural growth rate in the range of seven to eight percent, ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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Tiger on prowl in Lucknow’s neighbourhood


January 10th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) A fully-grown tiger on the prowl for the last five days near Rehman-Khera village, about 18 km from Lucknow, has caused panic in the area. Authorities ... Read more...

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Himachal to have climate change centre


December 31st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will have a centre to study climatic changes and their impact on environment, an official statement said here Saturday.Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of ... Read more...

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Sowing seeds of change in jail premises


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Aiming to generate income and also improve the landscape within prison premises, the government has decided to use large tracts of land in Indian jails ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels agreement with winemaker


December 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has cancelled an agreement with leading Mumbai-based winemaker Indage Vintners for its failure to start two wineries in the state for over a decade, ... Read more...

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Karnataka gets Rs.1.10-lakh crore investments in agri-business


December 2nd, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 2 (IANS) Karnataka attracted investment proposals of Rs.1.10 lakh crore (Rs.1.1 trillion) in agriculture and allied sectors at the first Agri-business and Food Processing summit held here for ... Read more...

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Himachal, British Columbia sign pact


November 17th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 17 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and the Canadian province of British Columbia will share technical know-how in the field of energy, forestry, agriculture and tourism, an official statement said ... Read more...

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Two treated in Agra after gas leak


November 15th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 15 (IANS) Two people were treated at a hospital in this Taj city after an ammonia gas leak at a cold storage near here killed five workers and ... Read more...

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Monsoon ends in Himachal, rains deficit this year


September 27th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 27 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, deficient in Himachal Pradesh this year, has withdrawn, the weather bureau here said Tuesday.This year the rainfall was eight percent deficient in ... Read more...

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‘Japani Phal’ harvest picks up, Himachal traders upbeat


September 19th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) The harvesting of Japani Phal, or the exotic, deep orange-red coloured and luscious persimmon, has picked up in the Rs.2,000 crore (Rs.20 billion) fruit industry of ... Read more...

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Future Group to exit non-core business


September 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Retail chain Future Group Friday said it would consider exiting non-core business to lower debt and fund its growth plans.The company will divest its stake ... Read more...

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Canada keen to invest in Himachal: Dhumal


September 12th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 12 (IANS) Canada is keen to invest in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Monday."The Canadian government has shown keen interest in ... Read more...

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Financial assistance for setting up food processing units: Mahant


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it would provide financial assistance to entrepreneurs for setting up food processing industries to avoid wastage of perishable products."The assistance is ... Read more...

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Goa-Maharashtra irrigation project by 2013


July 21st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The irrigation project undertaken by Maharashtra and Goa across the Tillari river will be delayed by two more years, a minister said here Thursday."The project will ... Read more...

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