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Retail inflation rises to 10.3 percent in August


September 18th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India's retail inflation rose to double digits at 10.3 percent in August as compared to 9.86 percent in the previous month owing to a sharp ... Read more...

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Drought hit areas to get over Rs.800 crore: Pawar


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it will allocate over Rs.800 crore for drinking water, extend the limit of the rural job plan by an additional ... 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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Drought, price rise shadow Karnataka’s festival season (Karnataka Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 21 (IANS) Ahead of this year's festival season, Karnataka is staring at the worst drought in around 40 years, rising prices and little hope of early end ... Read more...

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NHRC asks Bihar for report on students’ thrashing


July 19th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notice to the Bihar government following a report that two school children were beaten till they fainted ... Read more...

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Scanty rains to affect food production: Pawar


July 16th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday said it would be a challenge to match the record crop production levels of the past two years in the wake of ... Read more...

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Laser wipes paper clean for reuse


May 20th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Engineers have developed a way of using lasers to remove ink from paper so it can be reused in printers and photocopiers. The new technique could ... Read more...

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Inflation declines marginally, RBI rate cut seen (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) India's inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month, helped by softening in prices of ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to 6.89 percent in March


April 16th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month even as prices of vegetables, pulses and milk ... Read more...

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NASA to clear space junk with gas puffs


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) NASA hopes to sweep away more than half a million pieces of space junk, adrift in the skies, with a radical solution.It is looking at ... Read more...

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CAG raps Himachal for supplying inferior foodgrains


April 9th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh supplied 2,066 tonnes of substandard pulses and 1,167 tonnes of inferior foodgrains to consumers from 2006-11, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) ... Read more...

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India should allow processing of pulses for exports


April 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian government should allow at least the processing of imported raw pulses for export markets so that the domestic milling industry occupies the slots now ... Read more...

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Myanmar foreign trade to grow by 30 percent


February 13th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade will grow by more than 30 percent to $16.1 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year, the commerce ministry said. It was $12 billion ... Read more...

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Submit second Green Revolution projects, Pranab urges eastern region


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Asking the governments of India's eastern states to quickly prepare projects under the Second Green Revolution, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the central ... Read more...

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‘India needs to hike yield of pulses’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Stating that yield per hectare of pulses in India is low compared to the world average, the country's apex body of pulses and grains industry and ... Read more...

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Food inflation rises 9.41 percent; Pranab expresses concern


October 7th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India's food inflation accelerated to 9.41 percent for the week ended Sep 24 as compared to 9.13 percent in the previous week due to ... Read more...

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Food inflation rises to 9.13 percent


September 29th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) India's food inflation rose to 9.13 percent for the week ended Sep 17 as compared to 8.84 percent in the previous week as prices of ... Read more...

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India, Myanmar target to double trade by 2015


September 27th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India and Myanmar Tuesday agreed to double bilateral trade to $3 billion by 2015 by diversifying trade baskets and reducing barriers, especially tariffs. "I propose ... Read more...

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New laser can detect roadside bombs


September 18th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Lasers may pick out roadside bombs and help in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), often used by terrorists, new research says.Marcos Dantus, chemistry professor at ... Read more...

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Food production may surpass target: Pawar


September 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Food production in India in 2011-12 is expected to surpass the target of 245 million tonnes, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Wednesday. India had a ... Read more...

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Pakistanis hungry as steep hike in food prices


September 12th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Food prices have shot up in Pakistan by a whopping 74 percent in past three years, leading to an increase in hunger in the country, the ... Read more...

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Doc’s white coat can send dog’s pulses racing


September 7th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) A doctor's white coat not only can send human pulse rate racing, but also has similar efffect on dogs. Anxiety tied with being in a veterinary ... Read more...

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Jharkhand launches Rs.5-lunch for poor on I-Day


August 15th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday launched the 'Dal Bhat' scheme on Independence Day under which lunch will be provided at Rs.5 to a poor person."We ... Read more...

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India needs another farm revolution: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Saluting farmers for achieving a high output this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for another Green Revolution to address the twin issues ... Read more...

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US rating downgrade positive, negative for India: Official


August 7th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) The downgrading of the US long term credit rating by global rating agency Standard and Poors (S&P;) from AAA to AA+ has positive and negative features ... Read more...

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Trying to rein in food inflation: Pranab


July 17th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Holding low production of foodgrain responsible for rising prices, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the central government is trying to rein in the ... Read more...

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Amrita Rao, a proud vegetarian


July 14th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Bollywood actress Amrita Rao, a proud vegetarian, has shot for a new pro-vegetarian advertisement for animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of ... Read more...

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Food inflation drops for the second week


July 7th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Food inflation declined for the second week in a row to 7.61 percent for the week ended June 25 from 7.78 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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Srinagar youth protest fuel price hike


June 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Dozens of youths Saturday staged a noisy demonstration in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, shouting slogans against the hike in prices of diesel, cooking gas ... Read more...

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Food inflation declines further to 7.47 percent


May 19th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India's food inflation was recorded at 7.47 percent for the week ended May 7, falling marginally from 7.7 percent in the previous week, as prices ... Read more...

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India, Morocco to share expertise in consumer protection


April 28th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): India may provide expertise and best practices for effective implementation of consumer protection measures to Morocco for its recently enacted act.This was conveyed by Minister of ... Read more...

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Elevated heartbeat during exams allows students to get better results


April 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that students who have a much more drastic increase in heartbeat during exams are more likely to achieve better results.It found that ... Read more...

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37 seminary students hospitalised in Uttar Pradesh


April 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) At least 37 students of a madrassa (seminary) in Uttar Pradesh's Kanshiram Nagar were hospitalised Thursday as they took ill allegedly after eating the food ... Read more...

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Raids in Delhi to check food adulteration


April 19th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Raids are being conducted on wholesale traders in Delhi to check adulteration in food items, Health Minister A.K. Walia said Tuesday.Raids were conducted at six ... Read more...

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Govt. needs to give serious thought to foodgrains export: Pawar


April 6th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Union Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the government has to take a serious thought on storage, allocation of foodgrains to states ... Read more...

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