High-level panel counsels caution on GM food crops

Suggests setting up of special environment courts The government-appointed High Level Committee (HLC) to review environmental laws, while proposing a near complete overhaul of the regulatory system, has sounded a note of caution on genetically modified (GM) food crops. In a report submitted recently on its review of six laws,

Anatomy of a diplomatic handshake

Contrary to reports, the hugely publicised handshake between Nawaz Sharif and Narendra Modi at the SAARC summit was preceded by other exchanges of pleasantries On November 27, the second day of the SAARC summit, Kathmandu newspapers showed a grim looking Nawaz Sharif and a grumpy looking Narendra Modi on their

Panacea of ‘Structural Reforms

Panacea of ‘Structural Reforms’   View Download The main commitments of the G-20 leadership, touted at the Brisbane summit, sound utterly hollow. Reading the communiqué issued at the end of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit at Brisbane over the weekend of 15-16 November, what struck us was the out-and-out hollowness, the