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Scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato
News & Analysis

Scientists unravel mechanism of stress tolerance in tomato

Tomato, an antioxidant-rich vegetable, is commonly used curry ingredient in Indian kitchens.

Ram Nath Kovind stresses need for modern agriculture, bats for better price for farm produce
India

Ram Nath Kovind stresses need for modern agriculture, bats for better price for farm produce

Ram Nath Kovind said that problems of farmers in various parts of country are different and so solutions will have to be found according to their needs

Suresh Prabhu says India 'stood firm' on fundamental principles at WTO's 11th ministerial meeting
Politics

Suresh Prabhu says India 'stood firm' on fundamental principles at WTO's 11th ministerial meeting

India stood firm on basic principles of multilateralism at the WTO's ministerial meeting last month in Argentina and would continue to work with other members to promote rule-based global trade, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said

Suresh Prabhu has made the best of a bad situation: India should just forget about WTO and focus on FTAs
Business

Suresh Prabhu has made the best of a bad situation: India should just forget about WTO and focus on FTAs

Suresh Prabhu is in a position to say that he did not allow any negative outcome for India. Politically, that is important. Sometimes a no deal is better than a raw deal.

WTO deadlock explained: India seeks permanent solution to food security issue, China wants investment debate
World

WTO deadlock explained: India seeks permanent solution to food security issue, China wants investment debate

The 11th WTO ministerial conference meeting in Buenos Aires is on a brink of a collapse. At the centre of the latest crisis is India and China, two of the world's fastest growing economies.

India deserves gratitude for its stand on food security, says MS Swaminathan, scientist behind green revolution
India

India deserves gratitude for its stand on food security, says MS Swaminathan, scientist behind green revolution

Ending hunger and ensuring food security should be the basis for negotiations on agriculture at the WTO, eminent farm scientist MS Swaminathan said, as he appreciated India's strong stand on food security

India unlikely to insist on food security clause at WTO: Move represents major climbdown from earlier position
World

India unlikely to insist on food security clause at WTO: Move represents major climbdown from earlier position

At the upcoming World Trade Organisation's (WTO) ministerial conference at Buenos Aires next month, India is unlikely to insist on the food security clause, a major climbdown from its earlier stated position

In Rajasthan, requirement of labour cards, Aadhaar numbers impedes access to government schemes
India

In Rajasthan, requirement of labour cards, Aadhaar numbers impedes access to government schemes

After the Vasundhara Raje government came to power in Rajasthan, labour cards became a pre-requisite to access rations under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Allegations against Monsanto of 'unsafe' Bt products and 'health risks' are blatantly inaccurate
India

Allegations against Monsanto of 'unsafe' Bt products and 'health risks' are blatantly inaccurate

The allegations made against Monsanto over lack of safety are completely unsubstantiated. Experts and regulatory authorities worldwide recognize GM foods and crops as being safe.

Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean Dreze
India

Swaraj at 70 Part 10: Food sovereignty means democratic control over what we eat, says Jean Dreze

Jean Dreze's uses his extensive knowledge of the Indian ground realities to expound on the need for food security and its link to Swaraj.

Death of 13 children in Maharashtra in two months is a reminder of malnutrition in the state
Mumbai

Death of 13 children in Maharashtra in two months is a reminder of malnutrition in the state

Nearly half of all children under five are stunted–short for their age, a sign of malnutrition–in Nandurbar and Yavatmal districts of Maharashtra.

India, Tanzania sign 5 agreements, decide to step up food security cooperation after Modi's visit
World

India, Tanzania sign 5 agreements, decide to step up food security cooperation after Modi's visit

India on Sunday offered USD 92 million Line of Credit to Tanzania for a key water supply project and signed five agreements.

Rajya Sabha MPs seek stringent laws to check food adulteration in Zero Hour
Politics

Rajya Sabha MPs seek stringent laws to check food adulteration in Zero Hour

Terming rising incidents of food adulteration as a "serious matter", Rajya Sabha members, including those from the BJP, on Thursday asked the government to make stringent laws to check the menace.

Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO
Business

Cabinet approves India's stand on food security at WTO

The food security issue is related to several developing nations which provide subsidised foodgrains to the poor.

Will WTO formula to ease cross-border-trade norms boost  developing economies?
Business

Will WTO formula to ease cross-border-trade norms boost developing economies?

It can be nobody’s case that easier import and export procedures will not help domestic manufacturers and traders.

NGO finds bacteria in KFC samples, moves Lok Ayukta for action against fast food giant
India

NGO finds bacteria in KFC samples, moves Lok Ayukta for action against fast food giant

A city-based NGO on Friday approached Lok Ayukta seeking orders to the governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to close down Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) outlets as some samples collected from the fast food giant found to have E.coli and salmonella bacteria.

Kerala to set up mobile food testing labs following Maggi controversy
India

Kerala to set up mobile food testing labs following Maggi controversy

Concerned over increasing instances of food adulteration, Kerala is gearing up to set up a string of mobile testing laboratories at check posts, claimed to be a first such initiative in the country.

 NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress
Politics

NDA slashed social sector spending by over Rs 1.75 cr, says Congress

Accusing the Modi government of being insensitive towards welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Congress said funds for SC sub plan have been reduced by Rs 13,208 crore and tribal sub plan was cut by Rs 7,714 crore.

Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder
Economy

Why Budget 2015 will be different: it may push fiscal federalism harder

The forthcoming budget should make a clear break from the past by actually shifting more resources and economic power to the states. Over time, this should shrink the relative share of the Central pie relative to states.