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How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years
Business

How Jairam Ramesh's Luddite ban on Bt Brinjal has set us back several years

It is reasonable to be cautious with the introduction of genetically-modified crops. But risks have to be weighed against benefits. Jairam Ramesh's indefinite moratorium on GM brinjal tilts the balance significantly against scientific progress.

Amartya Sen now sees PM Modi in new light, despite secular concerns
India

Amartya Sen now sees PM Modi in new light, despite secular concerns

Amartya Sen, one of Modi's biggest critics before the Lok Sabha election, is now reassessing him on many aspects except his secular credentials - where Sen remains a critic

Storm in teacup: Food Security Act may leave 19 lakh families in Assam's tea gardens hungry
Economy

Storm in teacup: Food Security Act may leave 19 lakh families in Assam's tea gardens hungry

Apprehensive about a looming food crisis that may befall on them from January next year, workers in Assam tea gardens are hoping that life won't be a struggle anymore in their already hand to month existence.

India's stance on food security vindicated at WTO: Sitharaman
Economy

India's stance on food security vindicated at WTO: Sitharaman

Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said India's stand on food security at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been vindicated.

Success at WTO achieved without any compromise: Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha
Economy

Success at WTO achieved without any compromise: Sitharaman tells Lok Sabha

Making a suo moto statement on Friday in Lok Sabha on the trade pact clinched at the WTO meeting at Geneva on Thursday night, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said besides accepting its concerns on public stockholding, the deal by the 160-member body allows India to continue with its policy to provide minimum support price to farmers.<br />

WTO impasse finally over, India's demands on food security accepted
Economy

WTO impasse finally over, India's demands on food security accepted

Ending months-long deadlock, the WTO on Thursday approved a framework for implementation of a global pact for easing customs norms after acceding to India's demand to remove constraints on food stockpiling.

G20 welcomes Indo-US deal on WTO, commit to implement Bali package
Economy

G20 welcomes Indo-US deal on WTO, commit to implement Bali package

As per the agreement with India, the US will support India's proposal at WTO that 'peace clause' should continue indefinitely until a permanent solution is found.

Indo-US WTO deal buys us time; but we need to reform manufacturing and food subsidies
Economy

Indo-US WTO deal buys us time; but we need to reform manufacturing and food subsidies

The Indo-US WTO deal allows us more time to fix our food subsidy issue, but signing the TFA means we have to spruce up our manufacturing sector fast.

WTO deal with India will give new life to multilateral trading system, says US
Corporate

WTO deal with India will give new life to multilateral trading system, says US

The US has said there is a specific agreement with India to move forward with the full and immediate implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.

WTO standoff finally ends: India, US end impasse over food stock holding
Economy

WTO standoff finally ends: India, US end impasse over food stock holding

The Commerce Minister told reporters that India had resolved its concerns regarding its public food security programmes with the US.

From a definite No to Yes: How India, US agreed to end WTO impasse
India

From a definite No to Yes: How India, US agreed to end WTO impasse

In talks to break the deadlock, India stressed the importance of ensuring that its 1.25 billion people, many of them poor, have enough to eat. It won an open-ended commitment from Washington to protect its food purchase and distribution scheme from any challenge under WTO disputes procedures.

India-US resolve food security deadlock: Here's what the fight was about
Economy

India-US resolve food security deadlock: Here's what the fight was about

The 160 members of the World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.<br />

India firm on objections to WTO Doha Round, says food security solution key
Economy

India firm on objections to WTO Doha Round, says food security solution key

Even as the World Trade Organisation's trade deal remained stalled due to India's objections, an Indian envoy at the UN stood firm on them, declaring a "permanent solution on food security with necessary changes in World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, if required, is a must and cannot be kicked down the road".<br />

What the Haryana, Maharashtra victories mean: Modi can now speed up reforms
Economy

What the Haryana, Maharashtra victories mean: Modi can now speed up reforms

With the Maharashtra and Haryana results behind them, the Modi government can afford to take risks with bolder economic reforms. It has a window of 6-8 months before politics will again constrain reforms

India, US ask officials to 'urgently' start consultations on WTO treaty
Economy

India, US ask officials to 'urgently' start consultations on WTO treaty

New Delhi had decided not to ratify WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which is dear to the developed world, without any concrete movement in finding a permanent solution to its public food stock-holding issue for food security purposes.

Modi in US: PM urges Obama to be sensitive to India's food security concerns
Economy

Modi in US: PM urges Obama to be sensitive to India's food security concerns

Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO.<br />

All negotiations are at risk if impasse on Bali packge not solved, says WTO chief
Economy

All negotiations are at risk if impasse on Bali packge not solved, says WTO chief

India's tough stand led to impasse in the WTO. India had decided not to ratify WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

Bali package at risk, many areas may suffer freezing effect: WTO chief
India

Bali package at risk, many areas may suffer freezing effect: WTO chief

India's tough stand led to impasse in the WTO. India had decided not to ratify WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which is dear to the developed world, without any concrete movement in finding a permanent solution to its public food stock-holding issue for food security purposes.

US to press Modi to end blockage of WTO trade pact over food security
Economy

US to press Modi to end blockage of WTO trade pact over food security

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal said India "does itself a discredit" by blocking the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) reached in Bali last year, rekindling a dispute that overshadowed an Aug. 1 meeting between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.<br />

Govt hopeful of solution on food security issue at WTO, says Sitharaman
Economy

Govt hopeful of solution on food security issue at WTO, says Sitharaman

India had decided not to ratify WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which is dear to the developed world, without any concrete movement in finding a permanent solution to its public food stock-holding issue for food security purposes.