WTO meet stares at an impasse, as US reneges on promise over food procurement

WTO meet stares at an impasse, as US reneges on promise over food procurement

The ongoing ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO) here could end on a deadlock, without any worthwhile outcome, as the US has gone back on its promise to pursue a permanent solution to the issue of food procurement that is central to the demands of developing countries, including India.

India's stand on food security deserves gratitude: MS Swaminathan
India's stand on food security deserves gratitude: MS Swaminathan

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

After PM Narendra Modi makes waves with seaplane trip, Nitin Gadkari hails it as a revolutionary mode of transport
After PM Narendra Modi makes waves with seaplane trip, Nitin Gadkari hails it as a revolutionary mode of transport

Gadkari further said that "We have more than five lakh dams and we are planning to convert 11 rivers into waterways."

WTO talks set to collapse as US refuses to engage on food security issue
WTO talks set to collapse as US refuses to engage on food security issue

Talks at the 11th ministerial of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) here is set to collapse with the US refusing to engage in the effort to find a permanent solution to the public stockholding issue, official sources said.

Dokalam standoff put severe pressure on India-China ties, says Wang Yi
Dokalam standoff put severe pressure on India-China ties, says Wang Yi

The Dokalam standoff had put "severe pressure" on India-China ties though the issue was resolved through diplomatic means, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during their meeting in New Delhi.

Is Delhi Government setting trend; commit suicide, get Rs 1 cr, asks High Court
Is Delhi Government setting trend; commit suicide, get Rs 1 cr, asks High Court

The Delhi High Court today frowned upon the Delhi government's decision to compensate the family of an ex-Armyman who committed suicide during the OROP agitation, saying "you are setting a trend--commit suicide and get Rs one crore compensation".

State owned Biswa Bangla Marketing charged with illegal incorporation
State owned Biswa Bangla Marketing charged with illegal incorporation

Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation Ltd, which is allegedly on the wrong foot regarding trade mark registration has been once again charged wth illegal incorporation.

SCIENCE

Cleaner, cheaper way to turn methane into fuel
Cleaner, cheaper way to turn methane into fuel

Researchers have developed a new cleaner and cheaper way to produce hydrogen fuel from methane and electricity in just one step. Hydrogen is an excellent fuel which, due to its high energetic density and zero greenhouse gas emission, is essential in a great number of industrial processes, researchers said.

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