Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma

April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to fully computerise commercial taxes department

January 17th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday announced it would fully computerise the activities of its commercial taxes department at an outlay of Rs.230.96 crore to provide transparent ... Read more...

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I would have begged Freida to do ‘Trishna’: Winterbottom

November 26th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Michael Winterbottom, director of Freida Pinto-starrer "Trishna", said he would have "begged" the Indian actress to play the lead role in his adaptation of ... Read more...

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Focus on mechanisation to deal with farm labour shortage

October 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to deal with shortage of farm labour, which shifts to a rural job plan during the sowing season, the agriculture ministry is focusing ... Read more...

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Government mandates plastic bags of 40 microns thickness

February 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking the fight against polluting plastic a step further, the environment ministry Monday notified that plastic carry bags should be of a minimum thickness of 40 microns ... Read more...

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Waste-pickers’ views will be reflected in policy: Ramesh

January 29th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Waste-pickers' views will be taken while drafting policy on waste disposal, union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday. Inaugurating the first-ever national conference of waste pickers, ... Read more...

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Price rise issue of serious concern, says President Patil

January 25th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday termed rising prices an issue of "serious concern" and called for a "second Green Revolution" to ensure food security."Growing inflation, specially ... Read more...

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Improve farm techniques to ensure food security: FICCI

October 4th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has urged the government to bring more areas under irrigation and improve farm techniques to ensure food ... Read more...

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Changing colours of art from India’s northeast

July 20th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Once an extension of Southeast Asian art because of the cultural intermingling down the centuries, art from India's northeast is now using photorealism, cartoon and ... Read more...

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Out they go, jobs good and bad

May 2nd, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (DPA) Getting a good job nowadays doesn't mean you are more likely to stay in employment in these recessionary times. Research in Australia shows that the common perception that the ... Read more...

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