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Amid monsoon worry, interest-free loan for Rajasthan farmers


July 29th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) As possible monsoon failure looms large, the 26 million farmers in Rajasthan have unexpected help at hand. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a far-reaching scheme ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall likely in Kashmir


February 12th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) Rain and snow has been forecast again across the Kashmir Valley Sunday and over the next two days, an official said.The fresh snow and rain is ... Read more...

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Prices of pulses to stay stable despite lower yield


December 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) The prices of pulses in the country would remain stable next year despite a fall in both kharif and rabi crops on account of adverse weather ... Read more...

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Changing food habits causing inflation: Thomas


October 28th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Changing food habits and increased purchasing power were causing high food inflation in the country, a minister said Friday."Food habits of people are changing. Their ... Read more...

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MSP hiked to boost food production


October 25th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In order to boost food production of the rabi crop in 2011-12, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Tuesday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) ... 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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Delhi celebrates Lohri with bonfires and drumbeats (Lead)


January 14th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Crackling fires and beating drums were prevalent throughout Delhi Thursday evening as residents gathered around roaring bonfires to celebrate the harvest festival of Lohri.Traditionally associated with the ... Read more...

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With bonfires and bonhomie, Delhi set to celebrate Lohri


January 13th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Firewood has been stacked up to be lit into a bonfire in the evening, popcorn, peanuts and sweetmeats bought and the mood is upbeat as the capital ... Read more...

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India’s annual food inflation falls to 13.75 percent


October 28th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell to 13.75 percent for the week ended Oct 16, from 15.53 percent in the previous week. This may provide some relief to ... Read more...

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India’s annual food inflation falls to 15.53 percent


October 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell to 15.53 percent for the week ended Oct 9 from 16.37 percent in the previous week on improved supplies of food ... Read more...

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Estimate impact on farmers of less rainfall : Pranab


September 26th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jangipur (West Bengal), Sep 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday asked banks to survey the impact of less rainfall in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar so that loans could be ... Read more...

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Declare West Bengal drought a national calamity: CPI-M


September 12th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday demanded the central government declare the drought in West Bengal a national calamity and provide subsidies for writing off crop loans ... Read more...

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Farmers rejoice over first monsoon showers in Rajashthan


July 21st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, July 21 (ANI): Farmers in Rajasthan experienced have expressed relief and joy over the arrival of monsoon rains on Tuesday.Farmers admitted that they had not witnessed such heavy ... Read more...

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Annual inflation dips to 9.59 percent in April


May 14th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation, based on the wholesale price index, eased to 9.59 percent in April from 9.9 percent a month ago, official data showed Friday. The ... Read more...

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Prices of essential items have come down, says government


April 2nd, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The government Friday said steps taken to control prices of food articles have started yielding results and prices of "many food commodities have either declined or remained ... Read more...

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India’s GDP will be around 8.2 percent in 2010-11


March 12th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 12 (IANS) India's gross domestic product (GDP) would be around 8.2 percent next fiscal, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council C. Rangarajan said Friday. "In the current fiscal (2009-10) ... Read more...

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Andhra opposition protests with lanterns


March 9th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 9 (IANS) Legislators from opposition parties came to the Andhra Pradesh assembly Tuesday with lanterns to protest against a severe electricity shortage in the state. Led by former chief minister ... Read more...

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Prime Minister hints at no fuel price rollback


March 1st, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorOn Board Air India One, March 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday hinted that his Government may not initiate a rollback on fuel prices, and said ... Read more...

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PM hopes to see moderation in food prices (Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan On Board Air India One, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday expressed the hope that with new rabi crop coming into the market, prices of wheat, sugar, ... Read more...

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Tourists warned of heavy snowfall in Himachal (Lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh weather bureau Thursday asked tourists to avoid venturing out in the higher reaches, which are likely to witness heavy snowfall over next week. "The western ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall forecast in Himachal next week


February 4th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh weather bureau has asked tourists to avoid venturing out in higher reaches, which are likely to witness heavy snowfall next week. "The western disturbances are ... Read more...

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Revisiting traditional irrigation system may solve Bihar’s agricultural problems


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajeev KumarPatna, Feb.2 (ANI): Bihar once used to be the famed kingdom of Magadh. The agriculture yields were primarily good because of the prevalent traditional system of irrigation that contributed to ... Read more...

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Prayers in Himachal to appease rain god


February 2nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 2 (IANS) The residents of Gohar village in this Himachal Pradesh district have been offering prayers to appease the rain god and end the prolonged ... Read more...

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Sugar scenario a matter of concern: Pawar


January 31st, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday said India was well stocked with rice and wheat for the next two years, but agreed that the sugar scenario in the country ... Read more...

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Lohri celebrated in Delhi with drum beats and bonfires


January 13th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Braving the chill, thousands of residents of the capital Wednesday danced to the beats of the drum, lit bonfires and offered prayers to celebrate Lohri, a festival ... Read more...

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Good rabi crop expected, says minister


January 11th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) The government Monday said it was bullish about rabi (winter) crops, adding this would lower inflationary pressure on food prices. "With good prospects of rabi, we are hopeful of ... Read more...

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As mercury dips further, Punjab farmers hope for a bumper wheat crop


January 7th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorLudhiana, Jan 7 (ANI): The plummeting mercury accompanied by drizzle and fog in Punjab state may have been making things difficult for the common man, but it has delighted ... Read more...

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India’s economy to grow between 7 to 7.75 percent in current fiscal: Rangarajan


December 29th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec 29 (ANI): The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Committee (PMEAC) chairman, C Rangarajan, said here on Tuesday that country's economy will grow between 7 to 7.75 percent during the current fiscal ... Read more...

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Pak pushing WB to appoint neutral expert over Kishanganga dam dispute with India


November 8th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.8 (ANI): Pakistan is pushing the World Bank (WB) to appoint a neutral expert instead of going to the Court of Arbitration on the Kishanganga Hydropower project issue."We are examining the ... Read more...

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Food prices to decline after winter crop: Sharad Pawar


November 7th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 7 (IANS) Food prices will decline after the rabi crop as production of wheat, rice, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane during the winter is expected to be higher than in ... Read more...

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Support price for wheat hiked by Rs.20


November 5th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The government Thursday hiked the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs.20, barley by Rs.70 and gram by Rs.30 per quintal for the current rabi ... Read more...

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PM’s economic advisory council projects 6.5 per cent growth for next fiscal


October 21st, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council which is chaired by C. Rangarajan, on Wednesday projected a 6.5 per cent growth in the next financial year.This is ... Read more...

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PM’s panel calls for special focus on agri, power sectors


October 21st, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Prime minister's Economic Advisory Council Wednesday recommended that the agriculture and power sectors should be given special focus in the next few years. "Over the medium term, ... Read more...

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Worst is over: PM on inflation


October 11th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said he expected a good rabi crop and added that the "worst is over" vis-a-vis the spiralling prices. Speaking here on the last ... Read more...

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Growth to slow in coming quarters, says Ahluwalia


September 1st, 2009 - 11:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1(ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Tuesday that country's economic growth in the coming two quarters will be lower than April-June.The economy grew 6.1 percent ... Read more...

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