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Agriculture sector in the Northeast to benefit from scientific practices

Assam, Dec 04 (ANI): Endowed with rich natural resources and suitable climatic conditions, the Northeast region provides a perfect environment for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits. While it has huge potential in horticulture production, the region has to depend on other states due to lack of good quality seedlings. In a move to be self-reliant, the first of its kind agri hub nursery was inaugurated at the horticulture farm on Assam Agriculture University campus in Jorhat. It has been developed at a cost of Rs. 15 crores financed under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana. The nursery will annually produce 48 lakhs seedlings of various vegetables and seasonal flowers. This new project will give a huge boost to production and ultimately help in generating more income for the farmers. Dec 4, 2014
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No charges for New York cop in chokehold death

US House of Representatives member Hakeem Jeffries says the decision of a grand jury not to charge a white New York police officer in the choking death of a black man is a _miscarriage of justice._ Dec 4, 2014
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Takata official testifies over air bag recall pressure

Takata senior vice president Hiroshi Shimizu believes areas _of high absolute humidity_ remain a priority for faulty airbags recall, falling short of a demand by US auto safety regulator to implement nationwide recall for its airbags. Dec 4, 2014
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HK hunger strike students vow to

Student protesters who have launched a hunger strike in Hong Kong vow they will continue _suffering pain for justice._ Dec 3, 2014
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Amazon condoms fight AIDS, help Brazil conservation

Brazil, a pioneer in the fight against AIDS, distributes condoms produced from wild Amazonian rubber. The government-funded project has reduced deforestation, while putting out contraceptives fondly referred to as little Venus shirts. Duration: 02:11 Dec 3, 2014
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Iran comments on reported bombing of IS in Iraq

Iran refused to confirm or deny Wednesday if its fighter jets had struck Islamic State group militants in eastern Iraq in recent days as reported by the Pentagon. Duration: 00:51 Dec 3, 2014
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South Africans keep memory of Mandela alive in tattoos

As South Africa prepares to commemorate the first anniversary of the statesman's death on December 5, tattoo studios in the country are reporting an ever-growing demand for Mandela-inspired tattoos. Duration: 00:57 Dec 3, 2014
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World Bank meets African business leaders over Ebola

The World Bank Group holds a roundtable with private West African business leaders to discuss the impact of the Ebola crisis and what investment measures can be taken to help small and medium sized businesses. Duration: 01:03 Dec 3, 2014