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Congress asks states to raise cooking gas cap ahead of strike (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite talking tough and ruling out of a rollback of its market-friendly reforms, the government Wednesday appeared softening its stand as a large part of the ... Read more...

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Under huge financial strain: Oil marketing companies


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Three state-run oil marketing companies Sunday said they are under "huge financial strain" due to selling diesel, kerosene and cooking gas at subsidised rates and ... 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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Heated exchanges in Himachal house on pulses scheme


March 28th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Heated exchanges were witnessed between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday over alleged lapses in distribution ... Read more...

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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...

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Large number of farmers buying fertilisers above MRP: Official auditor


August 5th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Even though the government spends huge amounts as subsidies on fertilisers, a survey by the official auditor has revealed that about 45 percent of farmers ... Read more...

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No Indian land grab, says Ethiopian PM


May 25th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) Amid some misgivings here about India's acquisition of vast stretches of land, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Wednesday rejected charges of land grab as ... Read more...

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States being consulted on food security bill: President


February 21st, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said states were being consulted on the proposed food security bill as its success critically depends on their commitment to reforms in ... Read more...

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Rising food prices a matter of deep concern: Pranab


January 9th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (IANS) The rising food prices are a matter of deep concern and the central government has taken measures to improve the situation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here ... Read more...

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Pearson, Pratham Books ink deal to carry story books to villages


October 26th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Publishing giant Pearson Education (Pearson Longman) has inked a memorandum of understanding with Pratham Books, a non-profit platform, to promote reading among marginalised children in the villages ... Read more...

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States alerted against smuggling of fertilizers


August 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The government has asked the states to ensure that fertilisers made available to the farmers in the country at highly subsidised prices are not smuggled out through ... Read more...

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Two held in multi-million rupee coal scam


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Two senior officials of a state-run company were arrested in Orissa Friday on charges of being involved in a multi-million rupee scam, police said. The vigilance department arrested Orissa ... Read more...

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Haryana to have herbal parks in each district


April 28th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) In an effort to promote medicinal plants and ayurveda in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up at least two herbal parks in each district, an ... Read more...

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Abdullah inaugurates biomass plant in Punjab (Lead)


February 19th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Friday inaugurated a 14.5 MW biomass plant in Punjab, the third of its kind in the state. This Rs.80-crore plant ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to launch project to popularise CFLs


February 17th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The administration here will soon launch a Bachat Lamp Yojana (Save Lamp Plan, BLY) to reduce domestic energy consumption, an official said Wednesday. Under BLY, incandescent bulbs in Chandigarh ... Read more...

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CITU threatens all-India shutdown if cooking gas prices raised


February 8th, 2010 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) A prominent left trade union Sunday threatened an all-India shutdown if the central government raised prices of cooking gas and other petro-products following the Kirit Parikh panel recommendations. Addressing ... Read more...

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CPI-M warns against raising cooking gas prices


February 6th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday warned the central government not to implement recommendations to raise cooking gas prices by Rs.100 a cylinder and demanded a food ... Read more...

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Soren rules Jharkhand again, vows to fight corruption (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 30 (IANS) Veteran tribal politician Shibu Soren Wednesday became the Jharkhand chief minister for the third time in four years with the backing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Congress defends Government’s sugarcane pricing policy


November 20th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20(ANI): The Congress party on Friday defended the Union Government's sugarcane pricing policy, which has led to farmers unrest and adjournment of Parliament.Digvijay Singh, General Secretary of ... Read more...

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Too many idle hands on Cuba’s state farms: Report


November 11th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 11 (EFE) One of the major ills of Cuba's state-run agricultural enterprises is "the excess of non-productive personnel", Communist Party daily Granma reported. The newspaper estimated the number of redundant employees ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP releases poll manifesto in Maharashtra


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Oct 3 (ANI): The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party combine released its manifesto for the October 13 assembly polls in Maharashtra on Friday.Releasing the manifesto, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok ... Read more...

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Thailand announces AIDS vaccine ‘breakthrough’ (Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 24 (DPA) Thai health authorities Thursday announced the first "effective" trial of an HIV/AIDS vaccine on some 16,000 volunteers, although the efficacy rate was not sufficient for use. "It is found ... Read more...

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No more copyright on Gandhi’s works - so who preserves them?


January 30th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The fate of Mahatma Gandhi's original literary works remains undecided following the expiry of the copyright restrictions on them on the first day of this year, leaving ... Read more...

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Oil ministry wants Reserve Bank to buy oil bonds


August 1st, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The petroleum ministry wants the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to resume buying oil bonds for oil marketing companies to ease their acute cash crunch, a senior ... Read more...

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Delhi government orders probe into fake ration cards


July 8th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday ordered a probe into reports that thousands of ration cards in the national capital are fake. An activist had claimed that over 170,000 ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi turns 85, city painted black and red (Lead)


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) The city turned into a sea of black and red - the colours of the ruling DMK - and traffic came virtually to a standstill as thousands of ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi turns 85, as city painted red and black


June 3rd, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) The city was virtually painted black and red - the colours of the ruling DMK - as thousands of party activists and admirers turned up to greet Tamil ... Read more...

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