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WTO rules against US tariff on Chinese, Indian goods

Issue Date: Jul 17, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against the US decision of imposing a tariff on goods imported from China and India. According to the US, subsidies provided by India and China bring down the selling price of the goods manufactured in these countries and give them an unfair advantage.

Agriculture is egocentric

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014
Why do you call SRI a paradigm shift in rice cultivation?

In praise of open-source innovation

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014
Everyone is talking about India’s sharp critique of the global patents regime at the WTO TRIPS Council meeting in mid-June. It was a well-argued and forceful presentation that made a strong case for open-source innovation and slammed the mania for intellectual property rights as end in itself. TRIPS is the acronym for the agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) that was bulldozed through by rich nations in 1994 and has been used by them to bully and badger developing countries to seek rents for patents and IPRs.

Walk the village talk

Posted on: 15 Jul, 2014
After raising the political profile of village councils, government wants to downsize them

City trapped in a solar oven

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014

Sacred assault

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014
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