User: phemk23 Topic: Indian Agriculture
Category: Northern Plains
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Chewable tobacco banned for a year in Capital 21.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
This is not the first time that the Food Safety Department had issued the notification
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Foreign companies eager to set up plants in India: Fadnavis 21.4.2018 General News
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today that a number of foreign companies are eager to set up their plants in India, for which there is a need to put in place facilities of international standard. He said efforts are on to provide all facilities to the international industries and develop 'Walk to Work' culture. Fadnavis was speaking after the 'bhoomipujan' (ground breaking) ceremony of Auric-Bidkin Industrial Area. Aurangabad Industrial City (Auric) is a greenfield smart industrial city being developed across nearly 7,900 acres as part of Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area. It is collectively a part of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). "As part of the DMIC, various smart industrial cities are being established in different states. However, the Shendra Bidkin Industrial Area is ahead of others in this corridor," the chief minister said. "People's representatives and the residents of the region should be congratulated for making their land ...
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More than 7,000 students visit IIT Delhi Open House 21.4.2018 Education
More than 7,000 students visited the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) as it opened its gates to school children on Saturday, showcasing a number of its innovations and technologies it developed in last one year.
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NIA files chargesheet against Hizbul Mujahideen chief's son 21.4.2018 General News
National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against Shahid Yusuf, the son of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) chief Syed Salahuddin in a terror funding case.The NIA filed the chargesheet on Friday against Shahid Yusuf, under section 120-B of the IPC and 13, 17, 18, 20, 21, 38 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, for willfully raising, receiving, collecting 'terror funds' and holding proceeds of terrorism' for furtherance of terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir.Yusuf, a resident of Soi Bugh village in Budgam district, is a former employee of Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Department. He was suspended after he was arrested by the NIA.Shahid Yousuf was the seventh accused against whom a chargesheet has been filed in the case. The other accused people include Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, Mohammad Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo, Farooq Ahmad Dagga, Mohammad Maqbool Pandit and Aijaz Ahmad Bhat.Of these seven accused people, five, including Shahid Yusuf, are in ...
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Month-long training prog on greenhouse operator winds up 21.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Month-long training prog on greenhouse operator winds up
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Science education in English is exclusionary: new PSA K. VijayRaghavan 21.4.2018 Hindu: Science
At a time of outlandish claims of Mahabharata-era Internet and more, a new tech-savvy Principal Scientific Adviser boldly takes office. What lies ahead for him?
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Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week (Lead, correcting intro) 21.4.2018 General News
Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
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Wholesale oil prices end flat in thin trade 21.4.2018 General News
Steady conditions prevailed at the wholesale oils and oilseeds market today as prices moved in a narrow range on alternate bouts of trading and settled around previous levels. Traders said adequate stocks positions against sporadic demand kept edible and non-edible oil prices flat. Following are today's quotations (in Rs per quintal): Oilseeds: Mustard seed Rs 2,950-3,050 and Groundnut seed Rs 2,150-2,900. Vanaspati Ghee (15-litre tin) Rs 800-1,000. Edible oils: Groundnut Mill Delivery (Gujarat) Rs 8,600, Groundnut Solvent Refined (per tin) Rs 1,700-1,800, Mustard expeller (Dadri) Rs 7,800, Mustard Pakki Ghani (per tin) Rs 1,300-1,345, Mustard Kachi Ghani (per tin) Rs 1,350-1,450, Sesame Mill delivery Rs 8,900, Soybean Refined Mill Delivery (Indore) Rs 7,700, Soybean Degum (Kandla) Rs 7,300, Crude Palm Oil (Ex-Kandla) Rs 5,400, Cottonseed Mill Delivery (Haryana) Rs 6,900, Palmolein (RBD) Rs 7,150, Palmolein (Kandla) Rs 7,200 and Coconut (per tin) Rs 3,100-3,150. Non-edible oils:
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NH issue: Central panel to visit Keezhattur next month, says 21.4.2018 General News
The Centre has deputed a high-level team to study environmental issues and concerns regarding the acquisition of paddy land for a proposed National Highway at Keezhattur in Kannur district. The tiny hamlet in north Kerala district had recently witnessed a series of agitations by farmers and local people against the state government's move to take over agricultural land for the NH project. The expert team, headed by John Thomas, a research officer at the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, would visit Keezhattur on May 3 and 4 and submit a report to the government, BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan today said. The leader said that he was informed by the Ministry about the panel's visit. Officials of the National Highway Authority and state government officials would also accompany the panel members, he said here in a release. Rajasekharan had recently approached the Environment Ministry against the state government's move to acquire paddy ...
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Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week 21.4.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.
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Nihal Singh was the last of the Gentlemen Editors (Comment) 21.4.2018 General News
These are such desperate times for journalism that S. Nihal Singh's departure at 89 triggers memories about a phase in the profession that dreams are made of.
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The Bakherwals’ long walk 21.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakherwal girl in Jammu has brought the nomadic tribe under the spotlight. Peerzada Ashiq reports on their itinerant lifestyle and the new challenges confronting them
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If Salman Khan thought his crime would be given a quiet burial, he couldn’t have been more wrong 20.4.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
The Bishnois are not people who will go down without a fight
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FIR lodged over Fb post against minister 20.4.2018 General News
Police here registered an FIR after a Facebook post said that Union minister Krishna Raj was "absconding" from her constituency. Yuva Chetna Sangh posted that Krishna Raj, the local MP and Union Minister of State for Agriculture, had gone "missing" after seeking votes in Puvayan area in the last Lok Sabha election. Anyone who knew about her whereabouts should report them so that "proper arrangements" can be made for her "welcome" in 2019, the post said in an apparent reference to the next Lok Sabha election. The post declaring the Bharatiya Janata Party MP as an "absconder" has been trending the last few days. Nine BJP workers lodged an FIR at the Puvayan police station against Yuva Chetna Sangathan over the post, Circle Officer Puvayan Jitendra Kumar said today. The BJP workers said the post was an attempt at tarnishing the image of the party. They demanded action against those posting and sharing it, the officer said. Krishna Raj today appeared before media persons here, saying she
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Amarinder writes to PM on Rs 31K cash credit limit gap 20.4.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has reiterated his demand for the implementation of the 'principle of shared responsibilities' by the Centre to settle the Rs 31,000 crore cash credit limit gap amount that had been converted by the central government into long-term loan. In separate letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, Singh said the cash credit limit (CCL) gap cannot be solely attributed to the state of Punjab. The gap, the chief minister said in his letter, had arisen due to systemic and structural reasons, and should be addressed through the 'principle of shared responsibilities' amongst all stakeholders in the procurement process of food grains in Punjab. Following his letter dated January 15, a meeting on the matter was held at the level of Secretary Expenditure, Government of India on February 20, in which representatives of the Department of Banking, Department of Food and Public ...
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Yogi Adityanath declares 5 UP districts drought-hit; directs authorities to aid affected families 20.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared five districts in his state as drought-hit, and has directed the respective district magistrates to distribute food-grains and financial assistance to affected families. State relief commissioner Sanjay Kumar said that Mahoba, Lalitpur, Jhansi in Bundelkhand and Sonehadra and Mirzapur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh have been declared drought-hit by the state government. Adityanath has directed district magistrates (DMs) in five drought-hit regions to start distributing food grains under the Antyodaya Yojana immediately and make available financial assistance to worst-affected families. Under the central government scheme, the state government will provide 15 kg flour, 25 kg potatoes, 5 kg pulses, one kg iodized salt, 3 kg mustard oil, one kg desi ghee and one kg milk powder to all affected families. “This will be sufficient for a family to sustain for 15 days,” said Kumar. The relief commissioner said that a purchase committee has already been formed ...
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Basmati growers body opposes GI tag to MP for aromatic rice 20.4.2018 General News
The Centre should protect the global reputation of basmati rice and not give Geographical Indication (GI) tag to other states, including Madhya Pradesh, for the premium grain as it would negatively impact the industry and millions of farmers, a basmati rice growers and exporters' body demanded today. The Basmati Rice Farmers & Exporters Development Forum (BRFEDF) said that the government should protect basmati the way France has done for Champagne. "Madhya Pradesh is attempting to piggy back on the reputation built. The inclusion of Madhya Pradesh as growing area will lead basmati to become generic. The loss of protection is not only for traditional growing area but also to Madhya Pradesh. The result is national loss," Priyanka Mittal, a member of the BRFEDF, said in a statement. Although Madhya Pradesh has lost its claim to sell premium quality of rice under the basmati brand, the state is trying again to get the GI tag. Currently, the GI tag was given to basmati rice of seven ...
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Farmer bodies to meet, draw up common plan 20.4.2018 General News
Farmer leaders from Uttar Pradesh and some other states will meet here tomorrow to map out a common plan to agitate for their demands. "Farmer leaders from different states including including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh are likely to attend the event," Rashtriya Kisan Manch president Shekhar Dixit said today. "Saturday's meeting will be an attempt to bring all farmer organizations working in the country under one umbrella to highlight the plight of farmers in an effective manner," he told reporters. "This will also ensure speedy redressal of farmers' grievances," he said. The Uttar Pradesh-based body, which is organizing the meeting, has often accused the Yogi Adityanath government of failing to fulfil promises made before the assembly election. Dixit said the meeting is an attempt to wake up the ruling party and the state government and apprise them of the hardships being faced by the farming community. "Both the Centre and the state government talk about ...
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Delhi engineering college again barred from admitting students 20.4.2018 Education
G.B. Pant Government Engineering College has been barred for the second year in a row from admitting students because the institute has failed in creating basic facilities and infrastructure in the 10 years of its establishment.
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Subodh Gupta’s edible canvas in Paris 20.4.2018 Hindu: Kids
At Subodh Gupta’s solo début in Paris, the artist cooks a thoughtfully-curated dinner, blending art, theatre and comfort food
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