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Industrial-scale drug lab found in Guatemala


September 6th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Police found an industrial-scale synthetic-drug lab in a rural area near the Mexican border, Guatemala's interior ministry said Wednesday.The facility in the village of San ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Rains brings hope to Bihar farmers


July 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 9 (IANS) Millions of farmers in Bihar can now breathe a sigh of relief as moderate to heavy rains in the last few days have brought a ray ... Read more...

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Fear of drought haunts Bihar again


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 3 (IANS) The spectre of drought is looming large over Bihar, something that state officials have acknowledged."If the monsoon fails the state in the first two weeks of July, ... Read more...

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Cabinet hikes rice purchase price to Rs.1,280 per quintal


June 14th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday hiked paddy's minimum support price (MSP) for the 2012-13 kharif crop by Rs 170 per quintal, ... Read more...

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Illegal mining forces drop in ore export figures


April 5th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) The dark clouds of illegal mining in Goa have cast a shadow on export statistics of the Mormugao Port Trust, the state's only major port. It ... Read more...

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Bihar’s economy registers over 11 percent annual growth


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar's economy has registered an annual growth rate of 11.36 percent from 2004-05 to 2010-11, says Bihar's economic survey for 2011-12, tabled in the state ... Read more...

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2.5 mn Mexicans at risk of going hungry due to drought


January 27th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Some 2.5 million people are at risk of going hungry due to the severe drought plaguing more than half of Mexico's 32 states, a leading ... Read more...

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Bangalore’s Karuturi to fence farms half the size of Addis


October 12th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Oct 12 (IANS) Bangalore-based Karuturi Global, the world's largest rose producer, will construct embankments in Ethiopia around 25,000 hectares of farmland, half the size of this capital city, ... Read more...

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After roses, Bangalore firm to grow foodcrops in Ethiopia


August 31st, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 31 (IANS) After making Ethiopia among the top sources globally for cut roses, a Bangalore-based company now plans to plant over 20,000 hectares of land there, almost ... Read more...

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50 dead in Uganda landslides


August 30th, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
Kampala, Aug 30 (IANS) More than 50 people were killed in landslides in eastern Uganda Monday, Xinhua reported.Three villages in Bulambuli district were hit by landslides. Twenty-nine bodies were retrieved ... Read more...

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Floods in northeastern Afghanistan kill at least 6


August 5th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by BNO News
ASADABAD, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Seasonal floods in northeastern Afghanistan have left at least six people killed and several more missing, local media reported on Friday.The Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) agency reported ... 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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Himachal launches crop insurance scheme


July 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has launched a pilot project to insure the maize, paddy, potato and ginger crops during the kharif season, an official statement said here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Sweating in snow for boys from Batalkoote


April 7th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Batalkoote, April 7 (IANS) Ghulam Mohammad was late for school by over 15 days. When schools reopened in the first week of March in this remote mountainous area in Poonch ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe rejects China’s $10bn economy’s aid can prop up Mugabe regime


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Feb 2 (ANI): Zimbabwe has rejected concerns that China's move to help the country's ailing economy with a10 billion dollar package can prop up the Robert Mugabe regime.The Zimbabwean government has ... Read more...

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Will drought haunt Bihar farmers again?


July 7th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, July 7 (IANS) It's a different year, but little has changed. Farmers in many Bihar districts are a worried lot as scanty monsoon rains have badly affected paddy sowing ... Read more...

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‘Psychedelic’ maize may boost crop and bio-fuel yields


June 8th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Scientists have identified new genes in maize, which promote carbohydrate export from leaves. These genes could increase crop yields and the amount of bio-fuel that can be derived ... Read more...

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Pathogen-fighting proteins spice up plants’ sex lives


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Pathogen-fighting proteins play a role in the "sex life" during the fertilization process of plants, researchers have found.The finding will be published next week in the online, open ... Read more...

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Increase production of oilseeds, states told


April 3rd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The central government has asked the states to increase the production of oilseeds as the requirement of the crop in the country is continuously increasing. "The domestic production ... Read more...

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Weeds becoming resistant to world’s key herbicide


January 25th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 25 (IANS) Weeds have evolved a new form of resistance to the world's most important herbicide, glyphosate, according to the latest research. Todd Gaines, now with WA Herbicide Resistance Initiative ... Read more...

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What is essential - liquor or food?


January 6th, 2010 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Is liquor an essential commodity? the Bombay High Court Wednesday asked the state government, pulling it up for its policy to permit liquor production from foodgrain. A division bench ... Read more...

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Steps taken to check rising food prices, says government


December 17th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The government Thursday said it was concerned over rising food prices and has taken several steps to check this. "The government is concerned about the increase in food ... Read more...

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Heavy rains destroy crops in Aurangabad


November 20th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Nov 20(ANI): Recent heavy unseasonal rains in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district have destroyed crops, including cotton, maize and sugarcane.The nine sub-districts of Aurangabad district have received a total 14.15 mm ... Read more...

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Rice yield to fall 15 mn tonnes this kharif season: Estimates


November 3rd, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India's rice output is expected to be around 69.45 million tonnes this kharif season, or about 15 million tonnes less than in the previous season, according ... Read more...

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Ancient Nazca civilization brought about its own demise by destroying forests


November 2nd, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 2 (ANI): In a new research, archaeologists have determined that the ancient Nazca civilization, which once flourished in the valleys of south coastal Peru, brought about its own demise by ... Read more...

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India’s annual inflation rate rises to 0.92 percent


October 15th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices rose marginally to 0.92 percent for the week ended Oct 3 from 0.7 percent for the like week ... Read more...

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Orrisa tribals celebrate ‘Osaha Baliyatra’ for better crop


September 21st, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Sep. 21 (ANI): Kondh tribals in Orissa's Koraput district are celebrating their annual nine-day long festival 'Osaha Baliyatra' for a good yield of crops in the upcoming season.The tribals are nature ... Read more...

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Plan to tackle kharif crop deficit needed: Government


September 7th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The agriculture ministry has advocated "meticulous planning for rabi and summer crops" to make up for the shortage in farm yield in the kharif season this year. "In ... Read more...

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About 15 percent of Gujarat’s crops destroyed


September 2nd, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) Around 15 percent of Gujarat's standing crops have been destroyed because of deficient rains between July 27 and Aug 29, an agriculture department official said. Eleven districts in central ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.7,410 crore central aid


August 26th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Punjab has demanded a special package of Rs.7,410 crore from the central government to fight the drought like situation prevailing in the state. A special delegation from the ... Read more...

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Deadly plant plague threatens wheat production in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan


July 31st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Scientists are racing to arm Afghanistan against a deadly, airborne wheat rust disease that threatens wheat production and food security in this war-torn nation and the region that ... Read more...

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Inflation increases by -1.17 percent


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 23(ANI): The rate of inflation has increased to -1.17 percent for the week ended July 11 against the -1.21percent in the previous week.India's annual rate of inflation turned negative ... Read more...

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Chiles important reservoirs of genetic diversity


June 21st, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): A new research has provided insights into the domestication of chiles and determined that they are important reservoirs of genetic diversity that are quite significant for conserving biodiversity.Capsicum ... Read more...

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