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Maharashtra farmers

Maharashtra farmers are asserting their freedom by celebrating HTBt cotton crop harvest 

‘Skill India', 'Make in India' and 'Ease of doing business' have nothing to offer farmers. Every aspect of agriculture in India is tied up in regulations.
Brinjal

GM brinjals are helping Bangladesh farmers earn more, save more, study finds

The study was conducted by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, a government agency.

Haryana joins ‘movement’ to defy GM crop ban, farmers get ready to sow HT cotton seeds

Bharatiya Kisan Union, Haryana, says farmers in a Hisar village will sow HT Bt cotton seeds Friday to support the Maharashtra farmers who defied GM crop ban.
Arvind Subramanian

Former CEA lowers GDP to 4.5% in 2011-12 to 2016-17 period & Vivek Katju on Pakistan

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
A farmer hand-picks cotton in a field in Sirsa, Haryana

‘Don’t want subsidies, just tech’: Farmers plant GM cotton in Maharashtra, defy crop ban

The farmer, a member of the Shetkari Sanghatana, which backs GM crops, planted the modified cotton in Maharashtra's cotton-growing Akola district.

Thousands to risk jail, Rs 1 lakh fine at world’s first farmer stir in favour of GM crops

The 'farmer satyagraha' will see the participants plant banned GM crops in a plot at Maharashtra's Akoli Jahangir village.
Eggplants

After ‘uprooting’ crop, Haryana asks Modi govt to probe Bt brinjal contamination case

State panel says since "environment and health are national issues", central agencies should investigate case of Bt brinjals being sold in markets across north India.

No one taken ill by my Bt brinjal, says Haryana farmer. Experts say it’s safe, legalise it

It is illegal to cultivate genetically-modified brinjal, but a farm in Haryana has been allegedly growing and selling it for a couple of years.
Jairam Ramesh

EU study trashes anti-GM paper by French expert who Jairam Ramesh cited to ban Bt Brinjal

EU investigation of the paper by Gilles-Éric Séralini comes as much-needed validation for scientists and farmers in India who have been pushing for GM crops.

GM mustard walks in the ominous footsteps of Bt brinjal

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it would take a decision in a month-and-a-half on whether it would allow the commercial roll-out of GM mustard. But the final word rests with the Court.  Apurva Vishwanath

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.