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Check use of banned pesticides, court tells government (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the central and Delhi governments to finalise steps within two months to prevent the rampant use of banned pesticides ... Read more...

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Fire in wholesale grain market, no casualties


March 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Goods worth around Rs.50 lakh were gutted when a fire broke out in a wholesale grain market governed by the State Agriculture Produce and Marketing Board in Uttar ... Read more...

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Mathura market fire destroys goods worth Rs.50 lakh


February 11th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 11 (IANS) Goods worth Rs.50 lakh were destroyed after a broke out at a wholesale grain market here Friday, police said.The fire engulfed around 30 establishments of the ... Read more...

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Bengal blames central government for costly onions


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) As onion prices skyrocketed to Rs.70 a kg in markets of Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal, the state government Wednesday blamed poor supply and the central ... Read more...

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Onion prices set to soon decline in Karnataka


December 22nd, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) Onion prices, which shot up to Rs.75-80 a kg in Karnataka this week, are set to decline in the coming weeks with more stocks entering the wholesale markets, ... Read more...

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Delhi’s fruit, vegetable wholesalers on strike


August 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Fruit and vegetable sellers in the Azadpur agriculture produce market - the largest in Asia - went on strike Thursday to protest a recent Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up world standard fruits and vegetable market


June 17th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 17 (IANS) A fruits and vegetables market of international standard will be set up at Ganaur in Sonepat district of Haryana at an estimated cost of Rs.830 crore, it was ... Read more...

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Potato growers in Bengal stare at bleak future


April 4th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Potato farmers in West Bengal are battling a problem of plenty. Some are resorting to burning their crop as a bumper harvest has sent prices of ... Read more...

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West Bengal may modify agri-marketing act


October 3rd, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Barasat (West Bengal), Oct 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to modify its Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act, Minister of Agricultural Marketing Mortaza Hossain said here Saturday. "The state is ... Read more...

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Jharkhand opens food outlets in drought-hit areas


August 20th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 20 (IANS) Faced with a drought-like situation in all 24 districts of the state, the Jharkhand government has opened around 150 outlets to sell essential food items at ... Read more...

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Delayed monsoon will ruin crops in West Bengal


June 27th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) West Bengal is fearing the adverse effect of a delayed monsoon, which may affect crops like paddy, jute and potato.Normally, the monsoon lashes Himalayan and Gangetic ... Read more...

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Striking truckers hope government will talk to them


January 7th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian truckers, whose nationwide strike entered the third day Wednesday, are hoping that the government will talk to them to end the impasse arising from their demands ... Read more...

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Farmers to get market rates on BSNL mobiles


November 8th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh farmers will now be able to know rates of agriculture commodities in any market in the state on their mobile phones, thanks to a new service ... Read more...

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Life threat to Forward Bloc leader


October 20th, 2008 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Forward Bloc leader Naren Chatterjee Monday alleged that two unidentified men carrying a pistol had stopped his car and had threatened to kill him. The incident occurred when ... Read more...

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West Bengal Left Front crisis blows over (Lead)


September 29th, 2008 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) Putting aside their differences, the constituents of West Bengal's ruling Left Front Sunday decided to renew the licence of German firm Metro Cash and Carry while the Forward ... Read more...

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Forward Bloc opposes Metro Cash & Carry licence


September 27th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) The Forward Bloc (FB), a member of West Bengal's ruling Left Front (LF), Saturday asked the state government to withdraw by Sep 30 its decision to renew the ... Read more...

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Kalam launches first of its kind marketing board for disabled


September 22nd, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , Sept 22 (ANI): The former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday launched first of its kind marketing board for the disabled Association for Rehabilitation under National Trust ... Read more...

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Haryana agri-markets get computers, internet


August 31st, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) All 108 'mandis' (agriculture grain markets) and 25 sub-centres of the agricultural marketing board in Haryana have been provided with computers and internet facilities to publish the prices ... Read more...

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Hit by unrest, apple exports from Kashmir down to trickle


August 15th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The supply of apples from Jammu and Kashmir, that accounts for 60 percent of the country's apples and 50 percent of its exports, will ... Read more...

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Reliance Fresh returns to Kolkata amidst police security


August 4th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) The Mukesh Ambani-owned food mart Reliance Fresh, which left West Bengal last year following stringent political resistance, has re-started business here under police security. Reliance Fresh opened three ... Read more...

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Jharkhand industry body protests hike in market fees


April 14th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) Jharkhand's industry body Monday threatened a state-wide stir over the proposed Agriculture Produce Marketing Board (Amendment) bill 2007, which doubles the market fees on agriculture products. The state ... Read more...

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Shortages of essential goods being created: Delhi minister


April 13th, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Delhi's Food and Civil Supplies Minister Haroon Yusuf Sunday alleged that some, including the ruling Congress' political "rivals", were trying to create artificial crisis of essential goods ... Read more...

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Vegetable, fruit stalls to check prices


March 31st, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday said it was planning to put up its vegetable and fruit stalls to tackle rising prices in the city. The government will also ... Read more...

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‘MahaOrange’ festival begins in Pune


March 24th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
Pune, Mar 24 (ANI): A five-day 'MahaOrange' festival is underway here to promote varieties of oranges available in the region and to provide a platform for the orange growers. The festival is ... Read more...

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