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JD-U workers protest black market in fertilizer


September 21st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Hundreds of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United activists Friday ransacked the party's state headquarters here protesting against rampant black market in fertilizers.Police said the slogan-shouting JD-U workers ... Read more...

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Bihar faces urea shortage, seeks help


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to provide urea to overcome a serious shortage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.The chief minister said he had written ... Read more...

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BJP attacks UPA over fertilizer prices


August 20th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari Monday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, saying its policy is to exploit farmers and ... Read more...

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Human urine can be used to reduce pollution


August 19th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Apart from oceans, soil, rocks and trees, human and animal urine can also absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and help reduce pollution, says a Spanish researcher.Absorbing CO2 ... Read more...

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Government postpones urea price hike


June 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred a proposal to hike the retail price of urea by 10 percent for this financial year.The hike was proposed by ... Read more...

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UP to launch soil testing project Monday


May 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a project Monday for testing the health of the soil across the state, an agriculture department official said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Bengal inks land lease pacts with seven firms


April 18th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday signed land lease pacts with seven companies which would set up their industrial units in the state, involving a total investment ... Read more...

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Six firms keen to partner ONGC for Tripura fertilizer plant


April 12th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Six Indian firms have expressed their keenness to participate in the first gas-based fertilizer plant of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Tripura, ... Read more...

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Climate change to affect small farmers: ActionAid


February 28th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) More than 80 percent small farmers, contributing to half of India's crop production, will be affected by climate change, which is impacting faster than predicted ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi slams Mayawati, says UP suffering due to scams


February 19th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Scams and looters have denied people in Uttar Pradesh of gains from central government funds for development, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said while attacking ... Read more...

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No harmful adulterants in Delhi milk, court told (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that none of the 446 milk samples checked by its agencies from Jan 1, 2009 to ... Read more...

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No harmful adulterants in Delhi milk, court told


January 25th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that none of the 446 milk samples checked by its agencies from Jan 1, 2009 to ... Read more...

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ONGC to set up gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura


January 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will set up a Rs.5,000 crore, gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura to meet the growing shortage of urea, the ... Read more...

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Pakistani growers oppose basmati rice export to India


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistani rice growers have opposed basmati rice exports to India, saying this will give an upper hand to their main competitors in determining basmati's international price ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress raps Mamata government over farmer suicides


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Ruling alliance partner Congress Saturday attacked the Mamata Banerjee government over the spate of farmer suicides, alleging her comments on the issue were based on ... Read more...

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No farmer suicides due to agricultural debt: Mamata


January 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Brushing aside criticism over farmer suicides in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday denied that heavy agricultural debt was driving farmers to ... Read more...

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High court takes note of milk adulteration in Delhi


January 11th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of media reports that 70 percent of the milk in the national capital was adulterated and ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago keen to host mini Indian diaspora meet


January 8th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Sunday invited Indian investments in her country, assuring all possible help and said the Caribbean nation was keen ... Read more...

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RTI query exposes urea shortage in Bihar


January 4th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 4 (IANS) Information received under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that millions of farmers in Bihar are facing a shortage of fertilizers, particularly urea, ... Read more...

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Seven health districts to be set up, says Mamata


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced creation of seven new health districts in the state to be operational by 2012."We will create seven ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh will be transformed: Rahul


November 26th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Saturday said he was "ready to give in writing" that Uttar Pradesh would be "back on the development track within ... Read more...

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Delhi waives VAT on fertilisers


November 8th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) In a measure to help farmers, the Delhi government Tuesday decided to remove value added tax (VAT), ranging between 5 and 12.5 percent, on fertilisers."The ... Read more...

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Bridge over Ganga will boost Jharkhand economy: Munda


September 14th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 14 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Wednesday said the state would emerge as an international economic corridor with the central government approving construction of a bridge over ... Read more...

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Farmers protest shortage of urea in Bihar


September 13th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of angry and worried farmers in parts of Bihar took to the streets Tuesday to protest shortage of fertilizers, particularly urea, in the market that ... Read more...

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West Bengal to provide Rs.33 crore fertilizer subsidy


August 26th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government will provide Rs.33 crore subsidy on fertilizers, including urea, to give relief to farmers, Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Friday."Rs.14.58 crore ... Read more...

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Six jailed in China for selling tainted bean sprouts


August 13th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) Six people in China's Liaoning province have been given jail terms for producing and selling bean sprouts that were grown using a toxic fertilizer.Ruan Wenming, Li ... Read more...

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Kribhco plant gets closure notice over buffalo deaths


July 7th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 6 (IANS) The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has issued a 15-day closure notice on Krishak Bharti Cooperative Ltd (KRIBHCO) after it failed to explain the deaths of a ... Read more...

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Pakistan to use over 2,500 km of waterways to ferry goods


May 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan, where over 95 percent of freight is carried by road, now plans to use more than 2,500 km of its rivers and canals to transport ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals expands African footprint


April 15th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Tata Chemicals Ltd's (TCL) acquisition of 25.1 percent stake in a greenfield fertiliser project in the west central African country of Gabon has increased the ... Read more...

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Firm files for patent on cracked heel healing kit


April 13th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 13 (IANS) A Mumbai-based cosmetics firm has filed for a patent on its technology which gives relief from dry, cracked feet within 20 minutes.Oscar Pereira, managing director of ... Read more...

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Nutrient-based fertiliser subsidy policy on anvil: Pranab


February 28th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the new policy on providing subsidies on fertilisers on the basis of their nutrient composition could soon be extended to ... Read more...

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Conduct 100 surprise raids per month: Badal tells officials


January 5th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 5 (IANS) Deputy Commissioners in Punjab were Wednesday asked to conduct at least 100 surprise checks in government offices, schools and hospitals in their districts to ensure delivery of services ... Read more...

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Ensure urea for farmers, orders Sukhbir Badal


January 4th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday asked officials of the agriculture and cooperatives departments to ensure the availability of urea to farmers within three days.Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal ... Read more...

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Promising golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a key enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that enables the microbe to reproduce rapidly, promising a golden target for new drugs against tuberculosis (TB).The human equivalent ... Read more...

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Tiger undergoes dialysis in Bhopal for the first time


October 14th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Ram Chand SahuBhopal, Oct.14 (ANI): Veterinarians in Bhopal are treating a tiger with kidney complication and have placed the feline under dialysis.Sagar, a tiger, was rescued from a circus in 2006 ... Read more...

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