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Algae emerges as promising alternative to fossil fuels


January 11th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Microalgae is emerging as a promising alternative to fossil fuels whose consumption is worsening atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the ... 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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KFC ditches 50-yr-old ‘finger lickin’ good’ punch line for healthier slogan


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): For 50 years, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has attracted customers with its 'finger lickin' good' punch line, but the company has decided to ditch the slogan for a ... Read more...

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Minimum support prices for pulses, wheat raised


October 20th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The government Wednesday raised the minimum support prices (MSP) of gram and masur dal by Rs.340 and Rs.389 a quintal respectively and that of wheat by ... Read more...

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Incessant rains damage mustard crop in Kashmir


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Anantnag (J-K), May 23 (ANI): Continuous rains for nearly two months have damaged mature mustard crop in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag region.Mustard is sown in September-October after paddy is harvested. As temperatures ... Read more...

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Haryana seeks Rs.1,275 per quintal minimum price for wheat


May 10th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday urged the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) to fix Rs.1,275 per quintal as the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for ... Read more...

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Increase production of oilseeds, states told


April 3rd, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The central government has asked the states to increase the production of oilseeds as the requirement of the crop in the country is continuously increasing. "The domestic production ... Read more...

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Frying meat on gas hob ‘ups cancer risk’


February 18th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Frying meat in a pan on a gas hob may be worse than using an electric ring for raising the risk of cancer, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Bumper rabi crop will ease inflation: Minister


February 13th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The coming spring harvest will see a "bumper crop" that will help control the spiralling prices of essential commodities, Minister of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas said ... Read more...

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Wholesale sugar prices have dipped: Sharad Pawar


January 18th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said that wholesale sugar prices have fallen 10-12 percent in the past two to three days and the effect would be ... Read more...

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CPSEs should need mandatory listing of 10 per cent public ownership: Govt.


November 5th, 2009 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 5(ANI): The Government on Thursday decided that all profitable listed Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) should meet the mandatory listing of 10 percent public ownership.It has also been ... Read more...

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Mysterious crop circle depicting giant hummingbird appears in British barley field


July 6th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that a mysterious crop circle depicting a 300 feet-long hummingbird has appeared in a barley field in Wiltshire, a county in England.Crop circles are patterns created ... Read more...

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Blooming mustard fields in Kashmir


March 31st, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Mar 31 (ANI): Hordes of tourists visiting Kashmir valley are fascinated bythe mustard fields as the mustard crop has turned the whole picturesque Kashmir valley into golden.According to mustard ... Read more...

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Bumper mustard expected in Kashmir


March 24th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Mar 24 (ANI): With mustard blossoms in full bloom, farmers in Kashmir are hopeful of bumper mustard crop this year due to timely rain.Mustard crop is cultivated ... Read more...

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Minimum support price for wheat raised


January 29th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) In a bid to boost procurement of grains and provide competitive prices to farmers, the minimum support price (MSP) for rabi crop for the 2008-09 season has ... Read more...

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Inflation rate declines to eight percent, lowest in seven months


December 11th, 2008 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Indias inflation rate continued its southward movement and declined to eight per cent for the week ended on November 29 from 8.4 per cent in the ... Read more...

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Waste coffee grounds can offer new source of biodiesel fuel


December 11th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Researchers in Nevada, US, are reporting that waste coffee grounds can provide a cheap, abundant, and environmentally friendly source of biodiesel fuel for powering cars and trucks. ... Read more...

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India develops hybrid mustard seed, better yield expected


August 28th, 2008 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) India has developed a better variety of hybrid seed of mustard, which it is saying will catapult the output of the country's key oil crop.The new hybrid ... Read more...

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Mustard has a green way to control pests


July 26th, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Researchers will put centuries-old farming practices like use of mustard, radish or rapeseed species under the scanner, to eliminate soil-borne pests and weeds. "Brassica plants naturally release compounds ... Read more...

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Mustard, radish plants can act as natural pesticides


July 26th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that brassica plants such as mustard, radish or rapeseed can act as natural pesticides for pests and pathogens in vegetable crops.Using green manure ... Read more...

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Inflation crosses 6 % mark, highest in last 12 months


March 28th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): With increase in metal and essential commodities prices, the wholesale price index based annual rate of inflation recorded 6.68 per cent growth rate for the week ... Read more...

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China gives more farm subsidies to cool inflation


March 26th, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 26 (Xinhua) China promised Wednesday to increase financial support to agricultural produce as part of efforts to rein spiralling inflation blamed on food shortages. "Reinforcing agriculture has a pivotal role ... Read more...

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Green fuel may increase asthma rates


March 24th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Green fuels used in school buses may increase asthma rates, warn experts.American experts believe that the bio fuels made from corn, sugar cane and rapeseed can cause ... Read more...

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