ON the surface, it was a typical fortnight in India's debate on genetically modified (gm) crops. Right after the International Rice Congress in Delhi promoted the benefits of transgenic rice, a plot

Village approaches police to stop cultivation of GM rice

Shenghui Wang, an economist with the World Bank and one of the authors of the study on Bt cotton in China, on the future of the technology in India and China

• As many as 57 species of fish in Haryana have disappeared over the past four decades as a result of pollution and high siltation of rivers, a study found.

• UN's Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination strongly reprimanded the Botswana government over eviction of the Gana and Gwi Bushmen.

Cotton dogged by technological glitches