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Inflation rises to 7.55 percent in August


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India's inflation soared to 7.55 percent in August compared to 6.87 percent in July, largely driven by a sharp hike in prices of food items, ... Read more...

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Gaga reduces drinking


September 5th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has decided she will now consume less alcohol as she no longer feels "depressed".The singer had earlier professed a love for drinking ... Read more...

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PAU to confer honorary degree on Tajikistan president


August 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sep 4 will confer the degree of 'Doctor of Science' (honoris causa) on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon, a senior ... 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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Gaga opts for gluten free diet


August 18th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has gone on a gluten free diet as she begins the latest leg of her "Born This Way Ball" tour in Bulgaria.The ... Read more...

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Badal seeks package for agricultural states


July 29th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) In view of the near drought-like situation in several parts of the country, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged the union government to give ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says he did not mock middle class on price rise


July 11th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Under fire for remarks allegedly mocking the urban middle class on rising prices, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he had made a "matter-of-fact" ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks gunny bags for storage


July 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Fearing a shortage of gunny bags for storing paddy this year, the Punjab government has urged the central food ministry to ensure timely their supply.Punjab Food ... Read more...

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FAO food price index hits new record low


July 6th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index fell to its lowest level since 2010, the Rome-based UN agency said in a statement. The ... Read more...

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UP taking steps to save food grain from rains


June 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of food grain lying unattended in the open in many places in Uttar Pradesh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh Thursday said ... Read more...

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Haryana to create more foodgrain storage


June 20th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) The Haryana government will create additional storage capacity of 22 lakh tonnes within a year following record foodgrain production, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Indonesia keen to expand trade with India: envoy


June 17th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 17 (IANS) India is Indonesia's fourth largest trading partner and bilateral trade is expected to zoom from $20 to $45 billion by 2015, Indonesian ambassador Andi M. Ghalib ... Read more...

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Release excess food for the poor: CPI-M


June 11th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to release excess food grain stored in central pool for sale at subsidized rates to ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop


June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 8 (IANS) Global food prices dropped sharply in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index showed. The index, which measures the monthly change in international ... Read more...

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Punjab-Israel to tie-up for dairy farming


June 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Punjab will soon tie-up with an Israeli company to develop the dairy farming sector in the state and provide farmers an opportunity to diversify from the ... Read more...

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59 UP officials suspended for laxity in wheat purchase


May 30th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday cracked the whip on officials found guilty of dereliction in wheat purchases, ordering suspension of 59 and 0departmental action ... Read more...

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Where to stock bumper harvest? Punjab, Haryana in quandary


May 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the ... Read more...

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Haryana breaks all previous wheat procurement records


May 11th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Breaking all previous records of wheat procurement, Haryana has procured about 82.26 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, officials of the state Food and Supplies department ... Read more...

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Pakistan plans to export 400,000 tonnes of sugar


May 4th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan plans to export 400,000 tonnes of sugar, out of 4.7 million tonnes that it produces, an official said."The news about surplus sugar was given ... Read more...

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PM’s panel to review food storage problem


May 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) With the government unable to store a bumper crop for the third year in a row, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday appointed a panel ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes wheat


May 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) With the procurement season in full swing, government agencies in Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of wheat, food and supplies officials said ... Read more...

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NDA walks out of Lok Sabha over slow wheat procurement (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday walked out in protest in the Lok Sabha saying the government should ... Read more...

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Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to 6.89 percent in March


April 16th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Inflation declined marginally to 6.89 percent in March as compared to 6.95 percent in the previous month even as prices of vegetables, pulses and milk ... Read more...

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Bihar’s economy registers over 11 percent annual growth


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar's economy has registered an annual growth rate of 11.36 percent from 2004-05 to 2010-11, says Bihar's economic survey for 2011-12, tabled in the state ... Read more...

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Prepare for record wheat procurement, states told


February 21st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Expecting a rise in wheat procurement to 31.8 million tonnes from last year's 28.3 million tonnes in this rabi season, the central government Tuesday asked ... Read more...

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Peering into plant roots for better crops


February 19th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) A revolutionary technique will not only peer into plant roots with greater accuracy and clarity, but will also improve the chances of breeding better crop varieties ... Read more...

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China raises rice purchase prices


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) China Thursday announced plans to raise the minimum purchase prices for rice in 2012 to encourage farmers to grow more grains.It is the fifth consecutive yearly ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to 7.47 percent in December


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's annual inflation based on the wholesale price index fell to 7.47 percent in December as compared to 9.11 percent in the previous month ... Read more...

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Food inflation continues in the negative


January 12th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's annual food inflation continued to be in the negative for the week ending Dec 31, official data showed Thursday on lower prices of vegetables, ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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Pigeons can count as well as monkeys, says study


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Phrases like being a bird-brain may require a new explanation with researchers in New Zealand having discovered that pigeons can actually count as well as monkeys.Scientists ... Read more...

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Food inflation drops sharply to 1.81 percent


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell sharply to 1.81 percent for the week ended Dec 10 as compared to 4.35 percent in the previous week ... Read more...

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Minister hopeful of passing food bill in budget session


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas Thursday expressed the hope that the food security bill would be passed in the budget session of parliament in February-March 2012.Speaking ... Read more...

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15 protesters detained outside PM’s residence


December 18th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Ahead of the special cabinet meeting on the draft National Food Security Bill Sunday, 15 protesters were detained outside the prime minister's residence in the ... Read more...

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