Civil Society Groups Urge End To India Project, Allege Nexus With MNC Pharma Companies

AN EMPOWERED group of ministers (EGoM) headed by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday cleared the draft food security bill, ruled out wheat exports for the present despite overwhelming stocks, approved a decision to increase foodgrain allocation for the above poverty line (APL) consumers of the public distribution system (PDS) and endorsed the ban on pulses export by a year up to March 20

Ban on imports likely from April.

Alleging the presence of antibiotics and heavy metal residues in Indian honey, the European Union has threatened to ban such imports from next month, official sources told Business Line.

In my first official visit to India as European trade commissioner, I intend to talk to commerce minister Anand Sharma about two of India

The commerce ministry is taking a pre-emptive shot at proposed policies in the US and the European Union, aimed at using environmental standards as platforms for implementing trade barriers with the developing world.

Study traces it to lead-based paints, asks government to frame law

Sudden decline in IQ levels of children and unexplained retardation or hyperactivity among them can now be traced to unacceptably high levels of lead in their blood-sugar levels.

It's the favourite mantra of policymakers, politicians and India Inc and they never tire of prescribing it as a driver of growth and employment generation. Tragically though, for all the chants, once a top item on the infrastructure agenda of the Essars, DLFs and Parsvnaths, special economic zones (SEZs) are now off the priority list of corporate investments.

Himachal Pradesh

The Union Ministry of Commerce has cleared the extension of the Centre

A day after the lease deed for Nayachar Island was registered, a senior minister of the state Cabinet, Mr Kironmoy Nanda sounded a discordant note by claiming that his department was keen to participate in a fisheries and eco-tourism project with the private investor if the proposed chemical hub project falls through.