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Basmati rice | Photo: Flickr

Pakistan to challenge India’s claim for exclusive GI tag to Basmati rice in EU

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan said their country was a major grower and producer of Basmati rice and India’s application for exclusivity is unjustified.
An Assamese gamusa

Assam’s ‘gamusa’ and its winter rice variety ‘chokuwa’ listed for GI tag

Gamusa is a white cloth with distinctive red border & motifs, while chokuwa is a semi-glutinous rice variety. Both are integral to Assamese culture.
Odia 'Rasagola' | YouTube

Odisha activist’s challenge to Banglar Rosogolla GI tag ‘abandoned’

Ramesh Chandra Sahoo’s plea claimed the sweet’s origin lay in Puri’s Jagannath temple. He also accused Bengal of falsifying evidence and tampering with data to get GI tag.
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Bengal top cop Rajeev Kumar should face CBI, fight it legally

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Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak evokes bitter Twitter war after author’s misleading post

Author Anand Ranganathan’s post of a picture with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman became a Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu issue on Twitter.
Odia 'Rasagola' | YouTube

Odisha ‘rasagola’ gets GI tag after 4-year fight with Bengal’s version of ‘rasogolla’

Odisha had been embroiled in a bitter battle since 2015 over the origin of rasagola with West Bengal, which had in 2017 secured the GI tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla'.

The importance of GI tags: Why Bengal is celebrating its rasogulla victory

The two-and-a-half year battle for custody of the rasogulla saw West Bengal finally defeat Odisha Tuesday. The state was awarded the geographical indication (GI) tag for the ‘Banglar rasogulla’.

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Chhattisgarh’s draft Bill for mediapersons ticks right boxes, unlike the Maharashtra law

The backbone of the proposed legislation is a Committee for the Protection of Mediapersons to be headed by a high court judge, 3 journalists and a police officer.
Gold jewellery (Representational image) | Bloomberg

Gold sales this festival season to be India’s worst since 2008

Covid and weak economic growth are likely to push sales below last year’s 194 tons to the lowest quarterly numbers since 2008, according to a consultant at Metals Focus Ltd.


Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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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.