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  • BJP announces candidates for 13 seats in Kerala, Pathanamthitta still undecided
  • BJP announces candidates for 13 seats in Kerala, Pathanamthitta still undecided
  • Death toll touches 11, CM Kumaraswamy visits building collapse site
  • Modiji does not respect his elders: Cong on BJP dropping LK Advani
  • Special Olympics 2019: India finish with tally of 368 medals
  • Special Olympics 2019: India finish with tally of 368 medals
  • Special Olympics 2019: India finish with tally of 368 medals
  • BJP drops 3 sitting MPs in first list for Assam
  • BJP drops 3 sitting MPs in first list for Assam
  • Holi celebrated without ‘incident’ in MP
  • 17 nominations for ACs, 2 for PCs filed in the district
  • 17 nominations for ACs, 2 for PCs filed in the district
  • BJP releases list of 12 candidates
  • BJP goes by text book formula: Modi in Varanasi - Rajnath, Gadkari renominated
  • Atleast 45 killed as ferry sinks in Iraq’s Tigris river
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39,790 farmers switch over to organic farming in HP

Shimla, Mar 11 (UNI) The supply of fresh green off-season vegetables and nutrition-filled, juicy Apple and Pears of Himachal Pradesh to the entire North India got a healthy twist, as 39,790 farmers have switched over to organic farming.
Ryots of this hill state have achieved a major breakthrough as about 21,773 hectares arable lands were brought under the organic farming. The state government, claiming it to be a Zero Budget Natural farming option, however, said it has provided Rs 25 crore budget for the next financial year.
According to a state government Spokesman, it would discourage the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides moreover bio-pesticides and bio-insecticides would be encouraged.
The government has also offered 50 per cent investment subsidy for establishment of bio-pesticides plants in the state. Package of practice would be developed by the Universities to promote the organic farming further.
Himachal has a great scope for protected cultivation of high value flowers, which give high market returns to the growers, compared to traditional farming. The state is also emerging as a flower state.
The state recorded a low economic growth during the last two years as against 8.1 per cent growth during 2015-16, Himachal recorded 6.9 per cent growth in last year, however, the state also projected 6.3 per cent growth rate for this financial year.
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Ruckus over Holika dahan

21 Mar 2019 | 8:57 PM

Vidisha, MP, Mar 21 (UNI) Acrimonious scenes have been witnessed in Sironj tehsil headquarters after the administration prevented customary discharge of firearms for Holika dahan as the Model Code of Conduct is in force.

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Death toll touches 11, CM Kumaraswamy visits building collapse site

Death toll touches 11, CM Kumaraswamy visits building collapse site

21 Mar 2019 | 8:49 PM

Dharwad, Mar 21 (UNI) The death toll in the collapse of multi-story building under construction touched in Dharwad city on Tuesday touched 11 today even as Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on visited the spot and Hospitals where more than 60 rescued were given treatment in twin city Hubballi-Dharwad.

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SKM releases 7 more candidates

SKM releases 7 more candidates

21 Mar 2019 | 8:39 PM

Gangtok, Mar 21 (UNI) Parliamentary Board of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha(SKM) party today released a list of seven candidates for the ensuing assembly elections.

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Two killed in road accident in AP

21 Mar 2019 | 8:37 PM

Kadapa, Mar 21 (UNI) In a tragic road accident, a man and his nephew were killed when a Bangalore bound bus knocked down their bike at AG Guardens in Rayachoti on Thursday.

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'CM's statement on administration has proved our stand': Girish Chodankar

21 Mar 2019 | 8:36 PM

Panaji, Mar 21 (UNI) The Congress in Goa said that by saying that his priority would be to imporve administration in the state State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has admitted that there was lack of administration in the state and it has been proved that what Congress has been saying for the last one year was true.

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