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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani named in panel on Agri & MNREGA 19.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani is among the seven chief ministers who have been included in a committee that will make recommendations on a coordinated policy approach on the subject of 'Agriculture and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The committee was announced at the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council in New Delhi on Sunday. The committee will be headed by Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and also comprise chief ministers of Bihar (Nitish Kumar), Sikkim (Pavan Chamling), UP (Yogi Adityanath), West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee) and Andhra Pradesh (N Chandrababu Naidu). The committee will make recommendations for increasing farmers' income through agriculture related activities under MGNREGA before sowing and after harvesting. The state government said in a release that it is committed to achieve the prime minister's goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022. It cited the example of the water conservation drive under which de-silting of river bodies was ...
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Challenge is to take growth to double digits: PM Narendra Modi at Niti meet 18.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that taking the country's economic growth to double digits was the challenge ahead and important steps will be taken for it. PM Modi said that double-digit growth is a challenge with the economy already growing at a 'healthy rate' of 7.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017-18. The Prime Minister was speaking at the fourth meeting of the Niti Aayog governing council in the Capital. The meeting was attended by chief ministers of 23 states and one Union Territory. The CMs of Delhi, Tripura, Odisha, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir and Goa did not attend the meeting. Doubling of farmers incomes, development of 115 aspirational districts, mission Indradhanush, Ayushman Bharat and Nutrition mission were some of the key issues discussed in the meeting. PM Modi assured the CMs from flood-affected states that the central government would provide all assistance to them to deal with the situation. He said that on the lines of the 115 aspirational districts identified by Niti ...
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Parched or polluted: on India's water crisis 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Urgent reforms are needed to deal with the acute water stress in most of India
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4 lakh farmers have ended life in last 25 years: AIKS 18.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) president Ashok Dhawale said here on Sunday the neoliberal policies of 1991 had such a devastating impact on agriculture
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PM renews call for debate on simultaneous polls 17.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
AT NITI Aayog meet, Modi favours a uniform voter list
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Farmers happy with inflows into SRSP 16.6.2018 Hindu: News
Suggest release of water before it reaches full reservoir level
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If Amul's for butter, will Licious be for meat? 16.6.2018 Rediff: Business
With India already having a huge population of meat eaters and about 70 per cent of the people being non-vegetarian, Indian entrepreneurs are hotting up the online meat market.
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Pink bollworm likely to hit cotton sowing in Gujarat 16.6.2018 Rediff: Business
According to state government sources in Gujarat, cotton sowing was only 9,339 hectares or 0.37% of the normal three-year average sowing in the first week of this month
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Gujarat: Edible oil prices likely to rise, stock limit abolished 15.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The prices of edible oil may shoot up following the central government's move to remove the limit on inventory for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, as well as raising import duties on edible oils. The twin moves brought cheer among the miller and trader communities, who expect demand take off mostly from institutional buyers and partly from households . "Till afternoon (before the announcement of removal of stock limit), I was begging to traders to buy groundnut oil but they were reluctant. After the stock limits were abolished, orders started pouring in. I wondered the way market sentiments changed," said Samir Shah, president of Saurashtra Oil Mills Association (SOMA). Saurashtra is the main hub for production of groundnut, the main edible oil in the state. Central government on Thursday evening also raised import duties on crude palm oil, refined edible palmolein oil, crude and refined edible sunflower oil, crude and refined soyabean oil as well as crude and refined rapeseed oil from 25-54% ...
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Truck drivers' indefinite strike from June 18 15.6.2018 DNA: Top News
From June 18, truck drivers will go on an indefinite strike across India. This will not affect transit of essential commodities like vegetables and milk. They are seeking a reduction in diesel prices and removal of toll charges, among other things. There are 27 lakh trucks, tempos, and container tankers across Maharashtra, of which three to four per cent ferry essential goods, which shall be not participating in this strike. This strike would not hurt the availability of vegetables, fruits, grains, milk, and other day-to-day commodities. "Our intention is not to cause any trouble to the common man. The essential commodity carriers will be kept out of the strike," said Rajinder Singh, General Secretary, All India Confederation Of Goods Vehicle Owners Association (ACOGOA). They have called the strike claiming they are suffering from fuel price hike, taxes, and tolls. All the truckers together are facing losses to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore per day. The association claims that the government is charging Rs ...
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Sour power: The sourdough bread revolution 14.6.2018 Hindu: Life & Style
Want a pet? Ideally something less annoying than a Tamagotchi. Try sourdough. It’s unpredictable, comforting and will keep you up at night, as you feed it and wait for it to breed — so to speak
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Monsoon Delayed 14.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Monsoon that arrives in the Madhya Pradesh around June 10 has been delayed approximately by 10 days due to certain unfavourable conditions in the Arabian Sea. The western part of the state get rain by South Western branch of Monsoon and Southern districts of the State get rains from the south-eastern branch of monsoon. The […]
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Not satisfied with CID probe in groundnut gutting: RC Faldu 14.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Gujarat Agriculture Minister, RC Faldu seems exasperated after the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) chairman, Vaghji Boda held the state government responsible for negligence in groundnut gutting incidents. Replying to the allegations, Faldu has said he was not satisfied with the primary investigation by the CID in the incident and asked them to resurrect political nexus in the same. Boda had alleged in a press conference on Tuesday in Rajkot that the Gujarat government's agencies were involved in irregularities in purchase of groundnuts at MSP from farmers. Faldu countered him by addressing a press conference on Wednesday at his office in Gandhinagar. Faldu said, "Boda is also a son of the farming family and he should understand what was the role of state government. We are not in picture of selling or purchase of groundnut at all. Boda is a NAFED chairman and it was his responsibility to ensure a fool-proof system. The CID (crime) submitted the primary report of ...
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Sunshine on a plate 13.6.2018 Hindu: Kids
A new restaurant in Juhu promises an authentic Goan meal, minus the frills
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Juhi Chawla sends organic produce to friends 13.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Juhi Chawla sends organic produce to friends
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Gujarat responsible for irregular nut MSP: NAFED 13.6.2018 DNA: Money
The Central government’s agency National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) blamed irregularities in purchase of groundnuts from farmers at minimum support price (MSP) on the Gujarat government. NAFED Chairman Vaghji Boda addressed a press conference at Rajkot and alleged that the Jungle Raj prevailed in Gujarat alike UP and Bihar. Addressing a press conference, Boda said, “One should notice that the groundnut gutting incidents occurred at the warehouses which were hired by Gujarat Warehousing Corporation and GUJCOMASOL and state run APMC. There are many open warehouses where groundnut was stored but the stock is safe. Gujarat has become like UP and Bihar and Jungle Raaj prevails here. The incident has spoiled the reputation of farmers and cooperative sector of Gujarat.” “Agriculture minister RC Faldu is making baseless allegations on NAFED for irregularities of purchase of groundnuts at MSP. I demand further investigation in this case,” Boda said. The press conference by Boda ...
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UAE keen to invest in Maharashtra Infrastructure projects 12.6.2018 Projects Monitor

Monday, June 11, 2018: Just three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to UAE, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis was in Dubai to discuss key investment proposals for his state. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s visit had seen a reiteration of Dubai’s commitment to invest around USD 75 billion in […]

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Oops, Rahul Gandhi did it again! Congress president and his not-so-famous gaffes 11.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Just when you thought that the world of politics was taking Rahul Gandhi seriously, he did it again! In his blazing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress President went off-track with his analogies saying the founder of Coca-Cola as a 'shinkanji seller' and that of McDonald's a 'dhaba wala'. While Twitter had a field day with #AccordingtoRahulGandhi becoming hot trend, many believe this gaffe may give ammunition to his detractors.  Well, this is not the first time Gandhi has made such unintentionally hilarious remarks. Last year, he added another one to his list when he accidentally walked in women's toilet in Chhota Udepur. The Gandhi scion was in the Gujarat district to hold a 'Samvad' session with young people. Gandhi entered the women's restroom while on his way out of the town hall at the event. According to reports, there was no sign or symbol differentiating between men and women's toilet. The photos that went viral after the incident showed a poster in Gujarati that read ...
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Farmers` protests in Gujarat `a political stunt` of the Opposition: Vijay Rupani 11.6.2018 Zee News : India National
"The protests by farmers in Gujarat are a political stunt of the opposition only because general elections would be held next year," Rupani said, without naming any party
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Online certification checks fraudulent seed producers 11.6.2018 Hindu: News
Registered seed production area down by 33% in two years
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