Seeds

  • Tracking Monsoon: Need to increase the seed production, says Food Policy Analyst 12-07-2014 09:29 PM

    Food Policy Analyst Devendra Sharma said "the government says that they have several contingency plans that they are to incorporate, but to my knowledge these plans already exist in states like Punjab." ...
  • Congress MLAs stage walkout over sal seeds scam 17-02-2014 06:06 PM

    Main opposition Congress on Monday staged a walkout from the Chhattisgarh Assembly as they were dissatisfied with the Chief Minster's reply on their demand for tabling report of the probe committee on sal seeds scam in the House. Raising the issue during Question Hour, senior Congress legislator Satyanarayan Sharma sought...
  • Seed Vigilance Committee to be set up in Rajasthan 06-02-2014 05:42 PM

    The Rajasthan government will set up a Seed Vigilance Committee to ensure qualitative and quantitative availability of seeds to farmers, the state Assembly was informed on Monday. The Committee will take up complaints on poor quality seeds distributed to farmers in last three years and report to the government, Agriculture...
  • Farmers affected by import of poppy seeds from Turkey 24-01-2014 01:39 PM

    Unable to get a good price for their cultivation of poppy seeds because of its import from Turkey, the farmers of Malwa and Mewar region have taken up the issue with higher-ups seeking help to end their woes. Poppy seeds, popularly known as 'khus-khus', are primarily used for value addition...
  • Chargesheet against me is humiliating: Khemka to Haryana government 22-10-2013 01:50 PM

    Gurgaon: Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka has questioned the state government's decision to act against him in an alleged case when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed Development Corporation. Khemka, who has been chargesheeted for low sales of seeds during his tenure at Haryana Seed Development Corporation,...
  • Preliminary enquiry by CBI to probe Khemka's wheat scam claims 18-10-2013 12:19 PM

    Chandigarh: The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry into the alleged irregularity in the purchase of wheat seeds by the Haryana Seed Development Corporation. The complaint into irregularities was lodged by the former Managing Director of HSDC, Ashok Khemka. Allegations are that the National Cooperative Consumers Federation and NAFED supplied...
  • Seed scam: Ex-Agriculture minister Satyanand Bhokta arrested 18-10-2013 08:57 AM

    Former Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was on Thursday arrested by a team of vigilance sleuths, two days after the state vigilance bureau grilled him in connection with the purchase of seeds when he was the minister. "He (Bhokta) has been arrested in seed scam," Superintendent of...
  • Haryana govt gives the go ahead for charging Khemka in a case of seeds sales 17-10-2013 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: After the controversy over Robert Vadra's land deals, whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka has cried foul yet again after the Haryana government gave a go ahead to file another chargesheet against him. Khemka will be chargesheeted for low sales of seeds when he was the Managing Director of...
  • Seed scam: State vigilance bureau questions former Agriculture Minister 16-10-2013 12:56 PM

    Ranchi: Former Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and BJP leader Satyanand Bhokta was questioned on Tuesday by the state vigilance bureau in connection with the purchase of seeds between 2003 and 2005. "He (Bhokta) came around 11 am and was questioned regarding irregularities in the purchase of seeds, a senior official with...
  • JMM MLA Nalin Soren can attend ongoing assembly session: High Court 27-07-2013 08:41 AM

    Jharkhand High Court on Friday allowed JMM MLA Nalin Soren, now in judicial custody in connection with Rs 26 crore seed scam, to attend the ongoing assembly session. The single bench of Justice R R Prasad allowed a petition moved by the MLA seeking permission to attend the session, which...
  • Rajasthan government took several pro-farmer steps :Gehlot 14-04-2013 12:05 AM

    Jaipur: The state government has taken several steps in favour of farmers, including no increase in power tariff for five years, but the opposition BJP has labelled us as anti-farmers, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Saturday. "An important decision of not increasing the power tariff for farmers for...
  • Bihar's tilkut makers' global dreams 22-01-2013 03:07 PM

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  • Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha 16-11-2012 05:17 PM

    Nagpur: 'Bitter Seeds', a documentary film produced by US-based filmmaker Micha Peled on the agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being shown in Vidarbha region. "Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his family. The...
  • Anjali Menon on her award winning film 'Manjadikuru' 08-11-2012 01:55 PM

    Malayalam film 'Manjadikuru' or 'Lucky Red Seeds' finally released in theatres across the country on Friday. Here's filmmaker Anjali Menon about her critically acclaimed and international award winning debut film. ...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded sixth in French Open 28-05-2012 11:49 AM

    Paris: Battling to be in the top 10 before the June 11 cut-off mark for the London Olympics, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were drawn against the French team of Marc Gicquel and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in their men's doubles opening round of the French Open. Bopanna and Bhupathi, ranked 12th...
  • Brazil, Spain, Britain kept apart in Olympic draw 24-04-2012 12:50 PM

    London: Brazil, Spain, Britain and Mexico have been chosen as seeded teams for the men's Olympic soccer tournament and will be kept apart at Tuesday's group-stages draw. The draw will separate European and Latin American teams. In the 12-team women's draw, Olympic champions United States, world champions Japan and Britain...
  • Ban on edible oil exports extended till Sept 2012 28-09-2011 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday extended ban on export of edible oils by one more year till September 2012 but exempted export of edible oil in branded consumer packs with a ceiling of 10,000 tonnes. "Now the ban on export of edible oil is extended up to September 30,...
  • Dalai Lama expresses grief over SF torch protests 11-04-2008 12:40 PM

    London: Graeme Swann would like to see Monty Panesar included in England's Test team to play Pakistan next week after his fellow spinner dismantled a Pakistan Cricket Board XI in their final warm-up. Panesar, who played his last Test match in July 2009, took 5 for 57 in the first...
  • In Pics: Doomsday Vault opened in Norway 27-02-2008 03:14 AM

    London: Former skipper Graham Gooch is set to become the full-time batting coach of England after his successful stint with the team on a consultancy basis for the last two years. According to Daily Telegraph, Gooch will resign from his post with Essex and stay with the England team as...
  • Sania starts Australian Open campaign seeded 31st 10-01-2008 05:48 PM

    New Delhi: In the end, it was a bruising war of attrition that won India the World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday night. The most noticeable part of both the target-setting and the chase was that, barring a couple of overs, the process was almost unnoticeable. The runs...
  • Bamboo seed is Viagra for Mizos 30-06-2007 03:50 AM

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  • Sania Mirza top seed at Morocco Open 14-05-2007 04:24 PM

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  • In Punjab village, everyone loves BT 11-03-2007 07:15 PM

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  • Govt's Seeds Bill overlooks farmers 17-12-2006 08:41 PM

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  • Govt says use of GM seeds beneficial 02-11-2006 07:40 PM

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