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India, Pakistan Ties Back In Focus As Modi, Sharif Show Rare Statesman-Like Spirit – 27 May 2014

RT logoAuthor: Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

Now officially India’s 15th prime minister, Narendra Modi surprised everyone in his party, the entire country and the world when he invited SAARC leaders, including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to his inauguration.

Sharif too was flabbergasted and took several days to accept the invite and pick up the diplomatic gauntlet Modi had thrown. Sharif’s eventual presence at the swearing-in ceremony relegated attendance of the event by leaders of six other SAARC nations and Mauritius to the background.

Indo-Pakistani history is such that whenever their leaders meet it becomes a victor-or-the-vanquished duel; and invariably it turns into a zero-sum game. Whenever they meet at multilateral forums like SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), all other meetings and interactions inevitably get dwarfed.

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India, Turkey lead In Facebook Censorship, While US Tops Data Snooping – 12 April 2014

RT logoAccording to Facebook’s latest transparency report, India and Turkey are the most frequent censors of the social network, blocking thousands of users’ content, while the US is the country that has requested most information about user accounts.

Between July and December 2013, Indian authorities censored 4,765 Facebook posts which allegedly violated Indian laws that forbid criticizing religions or the government.

“We restricted access in India to a number of pieces of content reported primarily by law enforcement officials and the India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) under local laws prohibiting criticism of a religion or the state,” Facebook said.

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Bankers Arrested In Iceland, Ireland, UK, USA, Switzerland, India, France, Russia, Austria… – 2 August 2012

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BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China & South-Africa : Block Rothshild’s US And EU Computer Generated Ponzi Bailout Scheme Money Issuances – 24 July 2012

A joint development bank planned by the BRICS group of major emerging economies will be officially launched in South Africa early 2013.

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany was wondering in her last visit to Beijing: should Germany join Brics countries to stay away from the Rothschild euro-zone?

The G5′s new fake dollars and Euros are not being accepted as legal tender outside the G5 (US, UK, Germany, France and Italy). Continue reading

Lucas – A Short BRIC’s Newsround – 5 June 2012

World stock markets fall as Europe worries riseEurozone crisis: India prepares ‘contingency plan’  Reuters, 5 June, 2012, 06.42PM IST

India has prepared a contingency plan for Greece exiting the eurozone and even a collapse of the monetary union, officials said on Tuesday. Continue reading

UFO Report – Pune – India Sighted 26th Jan. 2012 – 28 January 2012

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India Files Biopiracy Lawsuit against Monsanto

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India files biopiracy lawsuit against Monsanto, says biotech giant is stealing nature for corporate gain

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

http://www.naturalnews.com/033714_biopiracy_Monsanto.html

(NaturalNews) Representing one of the most agriculturally bio-diverse nations in the world, India has become a primary target for biotechnology companies like Monsanto and Cargill to spread their genetically-modified (GM) crops into new markets. However, a recent France 24 report explains that the Indian government has decided to take an offensive approach against this attempted agricultural takeover by suing Monsanto for “biopiracy,” accusing the company of stealing India’s indigenous plants in order to re-engineer them into patented varieties.

Brinjal, also known in Western nations as eggplant, is a native Indian crop for which there are roughly 2,500 different unique varieties. Millions of Indian farmers grow brinjal, which is used in a variety of Indian food dishes, and the country grows more than a quarter of the world’s overall supply of the vegetable.

And in an attempt to capitalize on this popular crop, Monsanto has repeatedly tried to commercially market its own GM variety of brinjal called Bt brinjal. But massive public outcry against planned commercial approval of Monsanto’s “frankencrop” variety in 2010 led to the government banning it for an indefinite period of time.

But Monsanto is still stealing native crops, including brinjal, and quietly working on GM varieties of them in test fields, which is a clear violation of India’s Biological Diversity Act (BDA). So at the prompting of various farmers and activists in India, the Indian government, representing the first time in history a nation that has taken such action, has decided to sue Monsanto.

“This can send a different message to the big companies for violating the laws of the nation,” said K.S. Sugara, Member Secretary of the Karnataka Biodiversity Board, to France 24 concerning the lawsuit. “It is not acceptable … that the farmers in our communities are robbed of the advantage they should get from the indigenous varieties.”

You can watch the full France 24 video report of India’s lawsuit against Monsanto here:

http://www.france24.com/en/20110921…

Farmers and active members of the public in India have been some of the world’s most outspoken opponents of Monsanto’s attempted GM takeover of agriculture. Besides successfully overturning the attempted approval of Bt brinjal, these freedom fighters have also successfully destroyed several attempted Monsanto GM test fields.

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