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‘Bangalore Rose’ onion growers hit hard by Modi govt ban on export, say will affect income

Karnataka BJP MP Tejasvi Surya appealed to the Centre to exempt ‘Bangalore Rose’ from the ban as this special variety is grown for export to Southeast Asian countries.
Tea estate

Commerce ministry planning financial package for tea industry

The tea industry has been reeling under a crisis, with production hit badly after tea gardens across the country closed due to the nationwide lockdown.
Duty-free shop (representational image) | Commons

Commerce ministry recommends sale of only one bottle of alcohol & ban on cigarettes at duty free

These recommendations come just before the upcoming Budget. Currently, a passenger can buy two litres of alcohol and a carton of cigarettes at airport duty-free.
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Modi govt puts fresh curbs on palm oil import, weeks after Malaysian PM slams CAA

Govt brings import of palm oil & palmolein under 'restricted category'. Move will be big setback for Malaysia from where India imports bulk of the product.
Suga rindustry

China wants sweeter trade ties with India as its relationship with US sours

China’s refiners are considering buying unprecedented amounts of Indian raw sugar & a delegation is visiting New Delhi next month for talks.

On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.