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Jehadi takeover can prompt Indo-US attack on Pakistan: book


August 8th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A jehadi takeover of Pakistan with its nuclear arsenal can spark an Indo-American military assault on that country, which could lead to Pakistan's reabsorption into ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Centre conspiring to ruin agriculture in Punjab: Badal


July 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday accused the central government of conspiring to ruin agriculture in the state by neglecting storage and movement capacity for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Apex court mulling total ban on plastic (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it will consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.A bench ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India to carry northeast essentials via Bangladesh


February 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) In a very significant development, the Bangladesh government has decided to allow India to ferry food grains and essentials for the mountainous northeastern states via its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia to scrap 3 mn tonnes of ammunition


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry is planning to dispose of three million tonnes of ammunition by the end of 2013 after its service life expired, said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tamil Nadu gives hope to Nuclear Power Corp on Kudankulam


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) A team from the Indian nuclear establishment that met Tamil Nadu officials Monday went back with a positive feeling that the state government was looking at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cancer-causing chemical found in peanuts, cooking oil


December 31st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Food safety regulators in a Chinese province have detected carcinogenic substance Aflatoxin in peanuts and cooking oil.The chemical was found in the food items in Shenzhen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian nuclear plants to bolster safety measures


December 11th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 11 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator has decided to renew the operational licence of all the 20 atomic power plants in the country on a short term basis ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Anti-nuclear protesters clash with police in northern Germany


November 26th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- Anti-nuclear protesters clashed with police in Germany on Friday as a train carrying nuclear waste edged its way across the country, the dpa news agency reported on Saturday.Protesters ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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...

Posted in Business |

US deploys more missiles than Russia


October 26th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has deployed some 300 more missiles than Russia, according to data published by the Department of State.According to the facts-sheet of the New ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘Food safety norms should match global standards’


October 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian food safety standards should be harmonious with international norms to enable the domestic industry to take part in the global food business, an industry official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Committed to food security bill: minister


October 12th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The government is committed to enacting the National Food Security Act and ensuring food security for around 75 percent people as a rights based approach, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India to ferry food grains for northeast via Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Dhaka has agreed to allow New Delhi to ferry food grains for the northeastern states via Bangladesh, officials said here Friday."After the Bangladesh government's green signal, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Petrochemical investment policy being reviewed: Official


September 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 28 (IANS) With India's petrochemical industry poised to grow by 11 percent annually by 2017, the central government was in the process of reviewing the policy that guides ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FCI asked to create 15 MT additional storage capacity


September 16th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Concerned over lack of adequate storage facilities, the government has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to fast-track creation of additional 15 million tonnes ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government to plan rabi crop strategy


September 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Concerned over declining availability and consumption, the government will ask states to promote the cultivation of nutri-cereals like millets, bajra and ragi.The issue will be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Reform power tariff policy: Official


August 26th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) India's 'distorted' power tariff policy is affecting not only the economy but also the environment and it needs to change, a West Bengal official said Friday."With ... 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...

Posted in Business |

South Korea, US discuss nuke cooperation programme


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 3 (ANI): South Korea and the United States have began a second round of talks on revising a nuclear cooperation accord, which is due to expire in March 2014.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Karunanidhi welcomes, Jayalalithaa slams budget


March 1st, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi praised the budget for 2011-12 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Monday as being growth oriented but AIADMK general ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Budget: Mega food parks to help in storage


February 28th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Expressing concern at over 40 percent of the food production in India going waste due to lack of storage facilities, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday proposed ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lifting FDI curbs will help India trigger fund inflows: Locke


February 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers and lifting restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI) could help India trigger fund inflows, crucial to help fix the country's creaking infrastructure, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Waive octroi, local taxes to curb inflation: PM


February 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said rising prices presented a strong case for waiving octroi and other local taxes as inflation was posing a "serious threat" ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bangladesh signs LNG import deal with Qatar


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday signed a deal with Qatar to import four million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year to meet the growing demand for gas. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Orissa paddy farmers demand storage facilities


January 15th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by ANI
Bolangir (Orissa), Jan 15 (ANI): Paddy farmers in Orissa's Bolangir District on Saturday complained of the government's apathetic attitude in not providing adequate storage for their produce.Sharing their views with the media ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pawar favours introducing GM crops in India


December 4th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 4 (IANS) Ignoring criticism from various quarters, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday strongly favoured the introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops in the country to ensure food security.Pawar, who ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

FCI to improve food grain supply to northeast


November 25th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 25 (IANS) The Food Corporation of India (FCI) has embarked on a Rs.550 crore project to broaden storage facilities and maintain uninterrupted supply of food grain to the northeastern states, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Punjab farmers blame administration as grains rot due to poor storage


October 20th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
By Sunil SharmaChandigarh, Oct.20 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab have blamed the administration for the rotting of thousands of tonnes of paddy grains, which was left in the open in Khanna Mandi market, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government allows more agencies to procure oilseeds, pulses


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Expecting a higher production of oil seeds and pulses, the government Friday nominated the National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF), the Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Members of military to hold talks in US about UFO encounters


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 23 (ANI): Members of the military are set to meet at the National Press Club in Washington to talk about their UFO encounters.The group will meet to report on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India to raise grain storage capacity 25 percent to curb rotting


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Stung by the Supreme Court's rap on rotting grain in the warehouses of state-run agencies, with some estimates pegging the losses at Rs.58,000 crore ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Distribute rotting foodgrains to poor: Gadkari


September 1st, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 1(ANI): Hailing a Supreme Court order to the government to distribute foodgrains to the poor before they rot, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari said the Centre ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Delhi government acts to curb dengue


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi government has swung into action to contain the rise in dengue cases by issuing a host of advisories and announcing several services while urging Delhiites ... Read more...

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