User: phemk23 Topic: Indian Agriculture
Category: Eastern India Agriculture
Last updated: Apr 20 2018 19:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Teacher with a Heart Award' for 20 20.4.2018 General News
The Manochetna Academic and Research Centre (MARC), a wing of the Manovikas Kendra, that works for children with learning difficulties in mainstream schools, will confer 'Teacher with a Heart Award' to 20 teachers in such schools across West Bengal. This will be an outreach initiative to honour teachers who have done exemplary service to the children of mainstream schools, which admit students diagnosed with learning difficulties, MARC Director Arundhati Sarkar said here today. The teachers have been selected by a panel of academic experts after the names were nominated by their respective institutions. They have been selected on criterion like "being compassionate to children and coming to their side when they are in emotional need," Sarkar said. There will also be a separate honour 'outstanding category' for one of the 20 recipients, the Director of Manovikas Kendra Dr Anamika Sinha said. The award ceremony will take place on April 26. MARC Director Sarkar said, "We are
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Odisha dam poses water supply threat to NMDC plant in Chhattisgarh 20.4.2018 Latest News
Chhattisgarh govt flags concerns to Centre, as the proposed dam will lower water level in Sabri river; state will not be able to meet commitment of assured supply to NMDC plant
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Resort drives tribal farmers out of their land 20.4.2018 Hindu: Home
No compensation, land given, allege Lammasingi ryots
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Rain in parts of Himachal Pradesh 17.4.2018 General News
Moderate rain occurred in some parts of Himachal Pradesh today and the MeT office warned of thunderstorm, accompanied by squall and hailstorm, in mid-hills on April 19 and 20. The forecast of a wet weather in the next few days has kept farmers and fruit growers on tenterhooks. Hailstorm and squall in mid-hills this time are disastrous for standing wheat crop, stone fruit crop and apple crop. The MeT office also predicted rain and thunderstorm at isolated places in mid- and- lower-hills and rain or snow at isolated places in higher hills from April 18 to April 21. Today, Udaipur was the wettest with 9 mm of rainfall. Salooni, Kheri and Pachhad received 7 mm rains, followed by Kandaghat and Dalhousie 5 mm, Seobagh, Dharampur and Shimla 4 mm, and Bharmaur, Manali, Kasauli Bhuntar and Gohar 3 mm. The day temperature rose marginally and Una in the foothills was the hottest with a high of 36.7 degrees Celsius. Sundernagar and Nahan recorded the maximum at 33 and 32.6 degrees Celsius, ...
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6 more states to launch intra-state E-way bill from April 20 17.4.2018 General News
E-way bill for intra-state movement of goods would be rolled out for six states, including Bihar, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, from April 20. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said so far the e-way bill roll out has been smooth with no major problem being reported from any part of the country. The electronic way bill for inter-state movement of goods was launched on April 1, with Karnataka being the sole state to start intra-state e-way bill on the same day. E-way bill for intra-state movement was started by 5 states -- Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana -- on April 15. "Beginning April 20, intra-state e-way bill will be rolled out in 6 states -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand," Modi told reporters here. The GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state counterparts, had last month decided on a staggered roll out of the e-way bill beginning with inter-state on April 1. Modi, who also .
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Beyond religion: Muslim cooperative society helps transform lives of Hindus, others (IANS Special Series) 15.4.2018 General News
Kamla Devi, Pankaj Kumar, Geeta Devi and Sanjay Singh, all Hindus, share one thing in common. Their lives have been transformed through "interest-free" loans provided by a Muslim cooperative credit society in Bihar, yet another example how integrated Indian society has always been at the grassroot level.
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India's child stunting can't be stopped unless poverty kept in check 15.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
A market economy is not efficient in dealing with problems like child stunting
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New Year weekend: Peeking into an Indian thali 13.4.2018 General News
From kadhi in Punjab to kuttu curry in Kerala down south, it's feasting time again with large parts of the country saying Happy New Year over plate-fulls of food reflecting the melting pot of cultures and cuisines that is India. Tomorrow, Punjab will celebrate Baisakhi, Kerala Vishu, Tamil Nadu Puthandu and Odisha Vishuva Sankranti. Sunday is the time for Bihu in Assam and Pohela Boishakh in West Bengal. Different names in different states to celebrate the end of the harvest and the New Year. And like any other festival, this is also a time to celebrate different food traditions. With dishes like tandoori chicken, saag gosht, butter chicken, chole bhature, pulao and Punjabi kadhi, the Baisakhi feast is appropriately laid out for the discerning foodies from the northern state. Chef Ravi Saxena of city-based restaurant Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi, said they would be serving all traditional Punjabi delicacies along with some lip-smacking vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebab platters. The ...
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HC stays WB Panchayat polls till April 16: Oppn parties welcomes move 12.4.2018 Latest News
HC also asked SEC to file a comprehensive status report on the poll process by Monday
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From pillar to post 10.4.2018 FrontLine: The Nation
A survey conducted earlier this year finds that the direct benefit transfer project is exacerbating the problems of hunger, food insecurity and poverty in Nagri block, Ranchi district, Jharkhand. By ANINJIT PAKHALE and BARUN BARNWAL
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BJP moves SC over EC flip-flop on Bengal civic polls; hearing on Wednesday 10.4.2018 Latest News
The saffron party in its petition said it was seeking protection of the right of its candidates to enable them to collect and deposit the nomination forms and participate in the panchayat elections
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'Starvation' is larger than the hunger index 10.4.2018 General News
When the sustainable development goals (SDGs) were being formulated, Goal 2 was one goal on which all the leaders of the world were unanimous in their decision that hunger will be eliminated from the world by the year 2030.In addition, it will be given priority for the elderly, children and women especially to achieve the status of safety of food and nutrition. But the problem is that even today we are not ready to accept the actual magnitude of hunger and malnutrition.Instead of seriously discussing the Global Hunger Index (i.e. GHI report), the debate has been focused on what is the position at which India is placed on the GHI? - 50th or 100th? - If 100th, is it true or not?Efforts have been made to focus attention on the fundamental causes of starvation. This unsuccessful attempt is nothing more than hiding its failures. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been measuring the level of starvation in the world through the index for the past several years.These
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Jharkhand govt to release 221 prisoners serving life term 9.4.2018 General News
The Jharkhand government has decided to free 221 prisoners, who have completed an average of 23 years in jail, on account of their good behaviour, an official release said here today. The State Punishment Review Committee, during a meeting today, discussed a proposal for release of 233 prisoners, who are serving life term in various jails across the state, it said. The committee has taken a decision to let out 221 inmates, the release said, adding that the remaining 12 cases would be taken up at the next meeting. Out of the 221 prisoners, 104 belong to Scheduled Tribes and three are women. Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who chaired the review committee meeting, said, "Injustice should not be done to anyone. The tribals of the state are simple people. At times, they commit crime unknowingly. Some of them also surrender on their own." People who have spent 20 years in jail and exhibited good conduct should get a chance to start a new life again, he added. The CM also asked .
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Telangana CM assures help for CPI(M) national conference 7.4.2018 General News
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today assured necessary support and help from the state government for the CPI(M)'s five-day national conference here from April 18. CPI(M) Politburo member B V Raghavulu and CPI(M) Telangana state secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram met Rao here, a release from the chief minister's office said. The CPI(M) leaders told Rao that the conference would be held in the city for five days from April 18 in which Kerala Chief Minister and former chief ministers of West Bengal and Tripura, besides other national leaders would take part, it said. "The CPI(M) requested for help and cooperation from the government for the proposed conference. For this, the chief minister positively responded and extended all the required help and cooperation. The CPI(M) leaders thanked the CM for the same," it said. Rao, who has recently favoured forging a non-Congress, non-BJP alternative in national politics and bringing a qualitative change in politics, ..
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Severe weather forecast April 7-11: IMD 7.4.2018 General News
The IMD has warned of severe weather conditions for five days starting Saturday. Heavy rains in Meghalaya and thunderstorms with squall and hail are forecast in Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
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WB panchayat polls 2018: SC to pass order on BJP's petition on Apr 9 6.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The West Bengal panchayat elections are scheduled to be held on May 1, 3, and 5 and the votes are to be counted on May 8
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How are you dealing with the plastic ban? Tell us 6.4.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Have you switched to cloth bags and bio-degradable options?
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Large poppy plantation found in Dhakuwakhona 6.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Large poppy plantation found in Dhakuwakhona
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Cool down with summer specials 6.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Cool down with summer specials
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ED attaches Naland's Pawapuri Rice Mill's assets in fraud case 5.4.2018 General News
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached movable and immovable properties valued at Rs 4.21 Crores of Nalanda's Pawapuri Rice Mills on the charges of involvement in fraud in relation to milling of rice at the Bihar State Food and Civil Supplies Corporation (BSFCSC).The investigation was initiated on the basis of a complaint filed by the BSFCSC against the proprietor of the mill, Dinesh Prasad Gupta.The FIR was registered under section 406,407,409 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for defalcation of paddy and loss to the exchequer.The mill was supposed to return 68 percent of the rice against the paddy received by them from BSFCSC for milling.As per the FIR, the company did not return 75,293 Quintal of Rice which caused a loss to the extent of Rs 10.15 crores to the government exchequers.During the investigation, it was revealed that Dinesh Prasad Gupta, his brothers Binesh Prasad Gupta, Manoj Kumar and his father Shri Ramchandra Sao were also partners in the said ...
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