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Sugar import duty raised to 25 percent to protect mills

Aug 22, 2014

Sugar import duty raised to 25 percent to protect mills

In a relief to millers beleaguered by higher cane prices and surplus stocks, the government raised the import duty on sugar. #Ram Vilas Paswan #Central Board of Excise and Customs #Consumer Affairs Ministry #Sugar mills #Sugar Import #Uttar Pradesh farmers #sugar canes #White Sugar #refined sugar
Cow slaughter to farmer loans MPs raise various issues in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour

Aug 12, 2014

Cow slaughter to farmer loans MPs raise various issues in Lok Sabha during Zero Hour

Among other issues raised in the House was by another BJP member, CR Chaudhary, who said the Railway Ministry had identified about 3,300 experimental stations or halts to check the passenger demand and the experiment is scheduled to continue till 30 September. #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #BPL #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Railways #Cow slaughter #Akhilesh government #Loans to farmers
Maha Police lathicharge farmers protesting against water scarcity

Aug 11, 2014

Maha Police lathicharge farmers protesting against water scarcity

Police on Sunday lathicharged farmers at a function to be addressed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. #India #NewsTracker #Mumbai #protest #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra CM #Maharashtra #farmers #Lathicharge #Ahmed Nagar #Kadke Wake
Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

Aug 09, 2014

Defying WTO may win Modi assembly polls but can he sustain his stand?

BJP chose to stand its ground in WTO even at the risk of being isolated among the developing countries probably because of Modi's promise of ushering in a new kind of political economy based on the thinking of "Gandhi, Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay". #Economy #BJP #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Food security #farmers #WTO #Developing countries #John Kerry #Rural economy #Consumerism #Agreement on Agriculture #Swadeshi Jagran Manch #Trade Facilitation Agreement #Deendayal Upadhyay
How the political class of Telangana is only worsening its dying farmers' plight

Aug 06, 2014

How the political class of Telangana is only worsening its dying farmers' plight

Parched agriculture fields in Telangana have so often led to major crop failures that desperate farmers prefer to kill themselves rather than attempt to come out of a literally insurmountable debt-trap. #Politics #Economy #ConnectTheDots #Monsoon #Telangana #K. Chandrasekhar Rao #N. Chandrababu Naidu #States #Drought #Farmer suicides

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Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

Jul 09, 2014

Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

One does not expect breast-beating reportage, but we are entitled to know if farmers bought their seeds even as they tried tilling their lands anticipating the monsoon #India #Media #MediaCrit #farmers #Drought #Palakkad #Rural farmland

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Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

Aug 25, 2014

Letter From Europe: Europe’s Farmers Feel the Weight of Russian Ban

French cheese exporters represent a sliver of the European agricultural market hit by a Russian ban on selected food products tied to the Ukraine conflict... #Europe #Europe #Switzerland #Russia #European Union
Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

Aug 27, 2014

Chris Soules to bring back his Iowa-farmer charm as the new 'Bachelor'

Chris Soules, who was booted late in the game by Andi Dorfman on the most recent incarnation of "The Bachelorette,"  will be the star of the upcoming cycle of "The Bachelor," ABC announced Wednesday... #Europe #Europe #Switzerland #Russia #European Union
Why is the media ignoring the plight of drought striken farmers?

Aug 25, 2014

World's tallet? 8-foot-4 Ukrainian man dies at 44

A man believed to be the tallest in the world has died at age 44. Ukrainian farmer Leonid Stadnyk, who purportedly stood at 8-foot-4, died Sunday due to health problems... #Europe #Europe #Switzerland #Russia #European Union