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This is the real culprit behind Delhi’s poisonous Diwali air and PM Modi has a fix for it

Groundwater depletion forced the Haryana & Punjab govts to delay the paddy crop, resulting in the rise in air pollution in Delhi & surrounding areas.
Farmers working in a rice paddy field in Karnataka | Wikimedia Commons

Modi govt raises minimum support price for paddy by 3.7% per quintal

The minimum support price, which the Centre guarantees to pay farmers, has also been raised in case of groundnut and soyabean.
Latest news on rice cultivation in India | ThePrint.in

India’s rice history may not have had anything to do with China

At a lake called Lahuradewa in the Gangetic plain, three Lucknow researchers have found evidence of independent domestication of rice in India that predates China by 800 years.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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.