Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: Cotton

Cotton, other crops shouldn’t meet fate of wheat. Govt needs an empowered group

The examples of wheat, chana and cotton show agricultural markets are volatile. Govt needs to constantly fine-tune policies.

Pakistan’s sweet deal with India could’ve helped consumers. But domestic politics came in way

Pakistan deferring sugar and cotton imports from India should be seen as parking the car by the side of the road rather than a full U-turn.

H&M, Nike, Adidas cancelled? China can control social media, but not consumer behaviour

Burning Nikes and shutting H&M stores is just the latest nationalist backlash in China, but its roots lie in Western sanctions.

Pakistan may resume import of cotton from India through land route, says report

Importing yarn from other countries was not only expensive but would also take one to two months to reach Pakistan, while imports from India would reach within three to four days.

Peshawar’s own Charlie Chaplin & Pakistan’s missing mountaineer could have been a ‘porter’

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

India’s cotton exports set for revival over global demand for masks, lower domestic prices

Indian Cotton Association's estimates say exports are now expected to touch 65 lakh bales this year against its June estimate of 40 lakh bales — a 63% improvement.

How much cotton does India have? That’s the latest dispute between Indian trade body & USDA

The USDA’s estimate in August shows India's cotton stockpiles reached 19.2 million US bales, while the Cotton Association of India shows stocks at 11.2 million US bales.

Rs 5,500-cr unsold crop, lockdown, rain push Vidarbha cotton farmers towards distress sale

Farmers in Maharashtra’s cotton zone, Vidarbha, struggle due to lockdown, with many resorting to distress sale as unseasonal rains are affecting the quality of produce.

Heavy monsoon damaging towns, but will give India’s cotton production big boost

The rains will increase global output through India, the world's largest cotton producer, at a time prices have been near their weakest in more than 3 years.

How slavery hurt the US economy: Karl W. Smith

Contrary to popular belief, slavery and cotton production didn't drive America’s distinctive brand of capitalism.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.