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National Advisory Council gets two new members


June 29th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planning Commission member Mihir Shah and social activist Ashis Mondal have been inducted into the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Not enough being done to tackle drought: Experts


June 28th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With several states reeling under a drought-like situation as they await the monsoon, experts have pointed out that not enough is being done to deal ... Read more...

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Artists, buyers fondly remember Husain a year after his death (With image)


June 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Maqbool Fida Husain, the "Picasso" of Indian art, ended his run as an iconic artist at the age of 95 in London a year ago ... Read more...

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Capturing changing Mumbai landscape through dying hill (With Image)


June 4th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The hill stands like a dark stump of basalt covered in a motley sheet of grime, algae and construction in the teeming heart of Andheri ... Read more...

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Akali Dal rejects hike in paddy, cotton MSP


June 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Friday rejected outright the Rs.170 per quintal proposed hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy and Rs.800 for cotton.Akali ... Read more...

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Linda pockets chess title


May 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Pondicherry, May 29 (IANS) Local star Linda Rangarajan with 9.0 points emerged champion in the third KACC International FIDE Rating chess tournament (below 2200) here Tuesday.In the final round, Linda ... Read more...

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Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... Read more...

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MS Swaminathan award to be presented in Hyderabad


May 18th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) The Retired Indian Council for Agricultural Research Employees Association and Nuziveedu Seeds Pvt. ltd. (NSPL) will jointly present the MS Swaminathan award to the leading Indian ... Read more...

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BJP activists stop trains in Punjab, Haryana


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Train services in parts of Punjab and Haryana were affected Tuesday as the Kisan Morcha farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked railway ... Read more...

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BJP to stop trains in eight states Tuesday


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will conduct a 'Rail Roko' agitation Tuesday in eight states of the country where foodgrain ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for Borlaug Institute in Bihar


February 1st, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) The Bihar government will provide 200 acres at a token Re.1 per acre on a 99-year lease for setting up a Borlaug Institute for agricultural research, ... Read more...

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Kerala Science Congress to focus on climate change


January 28th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 28 (IANS) The three-day 24th Kerala Science Congress begins here Sunday with a special focus on climate change and the state's plantation crops."The science congress is expected ... Read more...

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UN accolade for Odisha tribals’ green farming (With Images)


January 5th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 5 (IANS) A decade ago, Ralila Muduli, a tribal woman from Odisha's Koraput district, was struggling to feed her family of six. But then she was introduced ... Read more...

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India beat Turkey in women’s chess team championship


December 20th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mardin (Turkey), Dec 20 (IANS) India defeated hosts Turkey in the second round of the World Women Chess Team Championship here.Grandmaster Koneru Humpy, Women Grandmasters Padmini Rout and Soumya Swaminathan ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu kicks off padyatra for farmers


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday launched state-wide "padyatra" (foot march) to highlight the problems faced by Andhra Pradesh's farmers.The leader of opposition ... Read more...

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Tania wins in 38 moves in National Premier chess


November 1st, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Top seed and International Master Tania Sachdev (Delhi) kept her position among the leaders by defeating Candidate Master Bhakti Kulkarni (Goa) in the fourth round of ... Read more...

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Nine Woman GMs for National Chess


October 28th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Nine Woman Grandmasters, including World junior girls champion Sowmya Swaminathan from Pune, will be taking part in the Velammal 38th National women's premier chess championship that ... Read more...

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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...

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Indian art 2.0: Rise of the Young Turks


September 8th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The order is shifting in the firmament of contemporary Indian art. The depleting tribe of senior artists -- following the demise of Jehangir Sabavala, M.F. ... Read more...

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Tagore birth anniversary celebration in Egypt


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The Indian embassy will organise a special function here May 28 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.It will be ... Read more...

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Scientist calls for tripling India’s food production


April 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 20 (IANS) Agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan Wednesday called for an "evergreen" revolution in agriculture increasing the production by three times and ensuring food security for all Indians."The revolution ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farm widows fast in support of Hazare


April 8th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 8 (IANS) Around 200 widows from Bothbodan village, known for the maximum number of farmland suicides in the Vidarbha region, Friday went on a day's hunger strike ... Read more...

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Women writers spice up thriller scene (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The world loves Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell and P.D. James. And now a tiny tribe of women writers in India is striving to break ... Read more...

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India, a country of contradictions: European MP


February 25th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India can launch nuclear weapons and develop space programmes but its high maternal mortality and illiteracy is unacceptable, a delegation of MPs from Europe said Friday.A six-member ... Read more...

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Krishna describes Egypt crisis its ‘internal affair’


February 1st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna describing the anti-government protests in Egypt as an 'internal affair', on Tuesday said the safety of Indians in Egypt is the ... Read more...

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Special plane to bring back Indians from Egypt (Lead)


January 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India Sunday sent a special Air India flight to Cairo to bring back Indians wanting to return home from Egypt that is caught up in a political ... Read more...

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Indian, Australian joint team studying penguin evolution


January 7th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) A joint team of Indian and Australian scientists is studying molecular changes in Adelie, a penguin species commonly found along the entire Antarctic coast, triggered by global warming.The ... Read more...

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Farm technology should be safe and affordable, say experts


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) With a growing population, stagnating farm production and decreasing arable land and water, there is urgent need for safe and affordable technological intervention in agriculture, an expert panel ... Read more...

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Opposition parties vow to carry on struggle for Andhra farmers (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 30 (IANS) Leaders of various national and regional parties Thursday vowed to continue their struggle at the national level to get justice for the farmers of Andhra Pradesh.Addressing ... Read more...

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Manjit Bawa’s canvas - a contrast of serenity and violence


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) He dabbled in rounded figures of men, animals and fairies floating in psychedelic orange and mauve, but late artist Manjit Bawa's canvases often reflected ... Read more...

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Tata Teleservices ‘ ‘fish finder’ plan to cover coastal India


November 20th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
By R.K.Misra Ahmedabad, Nov 18(IANS) Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) is planning to commercially launch and expand its "fish finder" project across coastal India early 2011 to help low-end fishermen in coastal areas.Initially launched ... Read more...

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Showcase of Gond art to keep artist’s legacy alive


October 20th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The legacy of tribal artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, who died in Japan in 2001 - but not before starting a whole new tradition of painting ... Read more...

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Reliving the music and memories of Mallikarjun Mansur


September 26th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Mallikarjun Mansur was so "full of music" that each time he opened his mouth music would flow out of him. He would often sing at ... Read more...

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Vishwa Vijaya Vinayaka Completes 80% Of Shooting


September 14th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Ganesha festival has started all over India and the Kannada film industry is also getting the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Sandalwood is getting ready with a ... Read more...

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As Rahul spoke, farmer suicides continued in Vidarbha


September 8th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 8 (IANS) Five debt-trapped farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha area committed suicide even as Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was visiting Akola in the region, a farmer watchdog group said ... Read more...

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