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Karnataka to give interest-free loans to farmers


March 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to Rs.100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) besides free energy for their irrigation pump ... Read more...

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Nandigram police firing day to be marked as Farmers’ Day: Mamata


March 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata Mar 12 (IANS) To honour the victims of police firing in the Nandigram area of East Midnapore district March 2007, the West Bengal government Monday announced that from ... Read more...

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Record food production in 2010-11, says president


March 12th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Agricultural growth in 2010-11 was 6.6 percent, the highest in recent times, due to the government's continued emphasis on the sector, President Pratibha Patil ... Read more...

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Karat slams farmer suicides in Mamata rule


January 18th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Tuesday blamed the "anti-peasant neo-liberal polices" of the central and state governments for the spate of farmer suicides in India ... Read more...

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Modi calls Rahul’s farmer campaign ‘photo-op’


August 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Nadiad (Gujarat), Aug 15 (IANS) Under attack from the Congress for acting against whistleblower police officers, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday hit back at the party and criticised ... Read more...

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Strong Lokpal bill will bolster UPA: Agnivesh


July 7th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Social activist Swami Agnivesh Thursday said the whole of India will support the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government if a "strong draft" of the ... Read more...

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Farmers jubilant, but Mamata government has long haul ahead


June 27th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Mahadeb Das is elated. Having spearheaded the Trinamool Congress' agitation against land acquisition for Tata Motors' small carmaker plant in Singur, he is now counting ... Read more...

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Left Front blocked pro-farmer law, says ex-Bengal minister


June 13th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader and West Bengal's former land reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah Monday said that the Left Front during its regime stopped him ... Read more...

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Jagan flexes muscles, hints at mid-term polls in Andhra


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada, Dec 23 (IANS) Flexing his muscles and indicating a possible mid-term polls in Andhra Pradesh, former MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Thursday said the time had come for the Congress government in ... Read more...

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Jagan continues 48-hour fast for farmers


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Vijayawada, Dec 22 (IANS) Former Congress parliament member Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Wednesday continued his 48-hour hunger strike, demanding the Andhra Pradesh government to come to the rescue of farmers who lost ... Read more...

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BJP’s pro-farmer ad features dead man


December 21st, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mandya (Karnataka), Dec 21 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attempts to project a pro-farmer image blew up in its face as one of its advertisements carried the photo of ... Read more...

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‘Farmer’s hut razed for vice president’s chopper in Madhya Pradesh’


February 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 15 (IANS) A farmer's hut was demolished to pave way for a helipad for the landing of Vice President Hamid Ansari's helicopter at Mandu during his recent visit to Madhya ... Read more...

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After protests, government agrees to restore earlier sugarcane pricing


November 20th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Bowing to angry protests from opposition parties and farmers, the government Friday agreed to restore the earlier sugarcane prices. The issue was resolved at an all-party ... Read more...

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Bengal industrialists in race to praise Mamata


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee, known for leading agitations against the Tata Group's small car project in Singur and a special economic zone in Nandigram, was lavishly praised ... Read more...

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Mamata to meet captains of Bengal industry Aug 21


August 19th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Flush with success in the Lok Sabha polls, Railways Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is slated to meet the chambers of commerce Aug 21 in ... Read more...

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No big deal, Deve Gowda says of Kumaraswamy-Sonia meeting (Lead)


May 13th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) president H.D. Deve Gowda Wednesday cautioned against reading too much into the meeting between his son H.D. Kumaraswamy and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, ... Read more...

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UPA dividing people on basis of minority, majority: Advani


February 20th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Criticising the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for "dividing people on the basis of minority and majority communities", Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) senior leader L.K. Advani said here ... Read more...

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N-deal will deliver costly energy: Rajnath


September 7th, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 7 (IANS) The nuclear deal with the US will not benefit India as energy generated by nuclear technology will be costly, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh said here ... Read more...

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Poor monsoon threatens Karnataka’s free power for farmers plan


July 16th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) A poor monsoon may derail the promise of free electricity to small farmers, a promise made recently by B.S. Yeddyurappa, Karnataka's first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief minister. ... Read more...

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Judicial probe ordered in Karnataka police firing


June 16th, 2008 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Sunday ordered a judicial probe into police firing on agitating farmers at Haveri June 10, in which a farmer was killed and four ... Read more...

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Sonia cautions Karnataka voters against fractured mandate


May 8th, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday cautioned the electorate in Karnataka against giving a fractured mandate again in the state assembly election that gets underway Saturday in the first ... Read more...

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Rural Karnataka want a stable pro-farmer government


April 25th, 2008 - 1:18 pm ICT by admin
By K G Vasuki Bangalore, Apr 25 (ANI): As the election heat is surpassing the sizzling summer, Tungani, this tiny village just 40 km from Bangalore, is looking for issues to fight ... Read more...

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Elections only next year: Sonia Gandhi


March 15th, 2008 - 12:33 am ICT by admin
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday virtually ruled out early elections to the Lok Sabha and the Andhra Pradesh assembly. Addressing a mammoth rally of farmers in Jagfampeta in ... Read more...

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Budget, a telltale sign of early polls: Deve Gowda


March 2nd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
(Interview) By Faraz Ahmad New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda is confident that the Lok Sabha elections, scheduled for next year, will be held this year. "This is 100 ... Read more...

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Congress in Andhra Pradesh hopes to gain from debt waiver


March 1st, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) The ruling Congress party in Andhra Pradesh is celebrating the massive farm loan waiver scheme announced in the union budget as it hopes the "mother of all waivers" ... Read more...

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Govt to set up National Land Reform Council


November 14th, 2007 - 3:03 am ICT by admin
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