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Olympic boxing: China’s Zou takes light flyweight gold


August 12th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Chinese light flyweight boxer Zou Shiming retained his Olympic title Saturday after beating Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in a tight final.Beijing champion Zou won all three ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Bronze for Russia, Ireland


August 10th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's David Aryapetyan and Ireland's Paddy Barnes won Olympic bronze medals in men's 49kg boxing here Friday.Aryapetyan, a 2009 world silver medallist, narrowly lost his ... Read more...

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Olympic boxing: Irishman ends Devendro’s dream run (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian boxer Laishram Devendro Singh narrowly missed out on a medal at the London Olympics Wednesday, putting up a brave fight against Irishman Paddy Barnes in ... 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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Minjar Fair begins in Himachal


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chamba, July 29 (IANS) Minjar Fair, a Hindu fair that symbolises the blossoming of maize, began in this Himachal Pradesh town here Sunday.State assembly speaker Tulsi Ram inaugurated the week-long ... Read more...

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Bihar registers highest growth rate of 16.71 percent


July 17th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Bihar recorded its highest growth rate of 16.71 percent during 2011-2012 thanks to a record in foodgrain production, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said ... Read more...

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Mass migration from Chhattisgarh villages after shootout


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) Korsaguda and Sarkeguda villages in Chhattigarh are witnessing large scale migration as people are fleeing to nearby states, leaving behind their agricultural land, following a midnight ... Read more...

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Assam hopes for record rice, jute production


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 IANS) Despite floods affecting about 10,000 hectares of cropland, Assam hopes to register a record paddy and jute production this year.Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka made the ... 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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Monsoon hits Kerala, IMD says delay is ok (Second Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, June 5 (IANS) The southwest monsoon, crucial for agriculture, hit Kerala Tuesday, with a senior official saying that the four-day delay was not a cause for worry.The India ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel meets Vidarbha farmers


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 2 (IANS) Over 2,000 farmers and farm widows met with a parliamentary panel that visited the agrarian crisis-hit Vidarbha region and spoke about their problems. The panel promised ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.1,800 MSP for paddy


February 17th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday sought enhanced minimum support price (MSP) of Rs.1,800 per quintal for paddy and other crops of the Kharif season 2012-13.Chief Minister Bhupinder ... Read more...

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No one cures Punjab’s drug problem (Punjab Newsletter)


February 10th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 10 (IANS) From leading politicians to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), everyone expresses concern about the growing ... Read more...

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Jharkhand produces record Kharif crop


January 29th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) For the first time since its creation in 2000, Jharkhand has produced more Kharif food grain than it consumes at a record 55 million tonnes -- ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects probe into farmer suicides


January 25th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Terming the reports of farmers' suicides incorrect, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday rejected a proposal of a probe by an all-party team into ... Read more...

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Speed up public welfare work, Raman Singh tells collectors


November 21st, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh asked collectors of the state's 18 districts Monday to improve the government's image by speeding up public welfare and development ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes of paddy


November 11th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) Reaching another milestone in the procurement season this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of paddy, an official said ... Read more...

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Punjab procures over 100 lakh tonnes paddy


November 1st, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 1 (IANS) Punjab moved closer to its procurement target of 140 lakh tonnes of paddy with procurement agencies in the state announcing that over 100 lakh tonnes of ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure 96 lakh tonnes paddy


October 24th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Major foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 96 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials said Monday.The procurement is much higher in both ... Read more...

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Three Chinese hurt as balloon explodes


October 11th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 11 (IANS) Three farmers in China's Jiangsu province sustained burn injuries when a hydrogen balloon descended and exploded in front of them.The farmers were harvesting paddy when the ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 10 lakh tonnes paddy


October 7th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 7 (IANS) Government agencies in Punjab and Haryana have procured over 10 lakh tonnes of paddy in the first six days of the procurement season which started Oct ... Read more...

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Hooda seeks Rs.200 bonus on paddy


October 6th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to announce a bonus of Rs.200 per quintal over and above the ... Read more...

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Punjab to export rice worth Rs.2,500 crore


October 5th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 5 (IANS) Punjab will export nearly one million tonnes of non-basmati rice worth Rs.2,500 crore in the current season (2011-12), officials said here Wednesday.The move follows a recent ... Read more...

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$250 mn World Bank credit for West Bengal farmers


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $250 million credit and loan to the West Bengal Accelerated Development of Minor Irrigation Project (ADMIP) for increasing agricultural production ... Read more...

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Punjab targets 140 tonnes paddy


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) Geared up for paddy procurement beginning in the state Oct 1, the Punjab government has set a target of procuring 140 lakh tonnes this season.A government ... Read more...

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Hughes confident of getting into T20 mode


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 22 (IANS) Coming off a century in the Test match against Sri Lanka earlier this week, Australian Philip Hughes has had little time to get into T20 mode ... Read more...

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Crops damaged in two Jharkhand districts


September 12th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 12 (IANS) Standing crops on around 20,000 acres of land were damaged due to floods in two Jharkhand districts, an official said Monday.Around 8 lakh cusec of water ... Read more...

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Two killed as CPI-M, Trinamool clash in Bengal


September 4th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Two people were killed in a clash Sunday between Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists over sowing of paddy on a plot of ... Read more...

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Administration to keep tab on vegetable trade: Mamata


August 29th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The West Bengal administration has been instructed to monitor vegetable trade to guard against the prices being controlled by a few in the market, Chief ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana stare at foodgrain wastage again, seek help


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab and Haryana, which contribute 70 percent of the foodgrains in the national kitty, say the central government is not doing enough to lift the ... Read more...

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Give fertilizer subsidy directly to farmers: Badal


June 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday asked the union chemicals and fertilisers ministry to implement its proposal to transfer fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmers ... Read more...

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TDP to move no-trust motion against Andhra government


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) The main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Thursday decided to move no-confidence motion against the state's Congress government.TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu told ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Bangladesh lightning strikes


May 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 10 injured Friday in two lightning strikes in central Bangladesh, media reports said.The lightning strikes occurred at about 2 ... Read more...

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Jagan Reddy on 48-hour fast on farmers’ issues


May 15th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) Two days after winning the Kadapa Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh with a record margin, YSR Congress party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Sunday began 48-hour ... Read more...

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New paddy variety for deepwater areas developed


April 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 16 (IANS) Scientists in Orissa Saturday claimed to have developed a new paddy variety for India's deepwater and rain-fed lowland areas that are handicapped by the absence of ... Read more...

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