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  • India Has Every Right To Restrict Wheat Exports To Ensure Domestic Food Security

    05/17/2022 5:03:29 AM PDT · by blam · 31 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-17-2022
    Not only does the US want to fight China to the last Indian, but now it’s implied that it wants countless Indians to potentially starve to death in order to feed America’s vassal states across the Global South whose governments it hopes to uphold for political reasons. Put another way, the US would prefer for Indians to die than for American-aligned governments in the Global South to fall in the face of famine-driven protests. US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield is aghast that India announced that it’s restricting wheat exports. In her words, “We are encouraging countries not to...
  • Worldwide food security at RISK! India, the world’s second largest producer of WHEAT, bans all wheat exports!

    05/15/2022 10:38:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    Strange Sounds ^ | 5/14/22 | Strange Sounds Blog
    India, the world’s second largest producer of wheat, has banned all exports with immediate effect after a heatwave affected the crop. A notice in the government gazette by the directorate of foreign trade, dated Friday, said a rise in global prices for wheat was threatening the food security of India and neighboring and vulnerable countries. A key aim is to control rising domestic prices. Global wheat prices have increased by more than 40% since the beginning of the year. Before the war, Ukraine and Russia accounted for a third of global wheat and barley exports. Since Russia’s 24 February invasion,...
  • India Reverses Prior Position and Will Now Block Further Wheat Exports, Triggering G7 Concerns

    05/15/2022 9:41:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    In April India said it was hoping to expand its wheat exports from 7 million tons to 10 million. However, as precarious winter wheat harvests reflect lower outputs, they are reversing position and will now block any wheat exports in order to ensure their own supply.INDIA – […] The announcement drew sharp criticism from the Group of Seven industrialized nations’ agriculture ministers meeting in Germany, who said that such measures “would worsen the crisis” of rising commodity prices.“If everyone starts to impose export restrictions or to close markets, that would worsen the crisis,” German Agriculture Minister Cem Ozdemir said at...
  • US spy chiefs see China as vanguard of anti-West crusade

    05/15/2022 5:01:52 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 17 replies
    More and more the United States views Russia’s war on Ukraine as a pivotal episode in a global contest that pits Washington not only against Moscow but against a group of active adversaries – with China at the group’s core. At a briefing convened by the US Senate’s Armed Services Committee last week, China shared top billing with Russia and the conflict in Ukraine as a talking point. In particular, attention centered on China’s military plans vis-a-vis a possible takeover of Taiwan. The two top intelligence agency heads – civilian and military – put China atop a list of four...
  • From Ladakh to Northeast, 6 Indian Army Divisions shifted from Pak front, anti-terrorist roles to tackle China threat

    05/15/2022 5:41:36 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 8 replies ^ | 15 May, 2022 | ANI
    In his recent visit to the Ladakh sector, Army chief Gen Manoj Pande reviewed the security situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in view of the Chinese threat for which the Indian Army has shifted six Divisions which were earlier deployed in counter-terrorism roles and after taking care of Pakistan front. The military standoff with China has been going on for over two years now when the Chinese side attempted to change the status quo unilaterally by moving troops in large numbers against Indian positions. The Indian Army has been doing rebalancing and realignment of its forces which...
  • India bans all wheat exports over food security risk

    05/14/2022 7:37:27 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/14/22 | The Guardian
    India this morning has banned all wheat exports for 2022. India is a large producer of wheat but not a large exporter of wheat, according to this article with the war in Ukraine and the global price of wheat exploding, India was looking to export a large amount of wheat to capitalize on the price increase, all that stopped today. I don't want to read too much into this issue, if you look at Sri Lanka, they are in near civil war over food security, we don't have baby formula, it will be interesting to what happens on the summer...
  • Couple in India Sue Son for Not Giving Them a Grandchild

    05/13/2022 4:15:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/13 | Patrick Jackson
    A couple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and his wife for not giving them a grandchild after six years of marriage. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57, say they used up their savings raising their son, paying for his pilot's training as well as a lavish wedding. They are demanding compensation worth nearly $650,000 (£525,000) if no grandchild is born within a year. Their son and his wife do not appear to have commented. The highly unusual lawsuit was filed on grounds of "mental harassment".
  • Indian couple sue their son for £530,000 for failing to produce a grandchild after splashing all their savings on his lavish wedding and US pilot training

    05/12/2022 11:14:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/12/2022 | Adam Solomons
    A retired Indian couple are taking their only son to court for more than £500,000 as they claim his failure to produce a grandchild has caused them 'mental agony'. Sajneev Prasad, 61, and wife Sadhana, 57, filed a petition against son Shrey Sagar and his wife Shubhangi, who married in 2016 and do not have any children. The marriage was arranged and they were even sent to Thailand for their honeymoon to produce an heir, Sajneev said. Shrey and Shubhangi must have a child within a year or pay up, the parents claim. Pilot Shrey was trained in the US...
  • Symbols akin to Indus valley culture found

    09/29/2009 3:17:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 931+ views
    Manorama Online ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | unattributed
    Of the identified 429 signs, "a man with jar cup", a symbol unique to the Indus civilisation and other compound letters testified to remnants of the Harappan culture, spanning from 2300 BC to 1700 BC, in South India, Varier, who led the excavation at the caves said. The "man-with-the-jar" symbol, an integral remnant commonly traced in parts where the Indus Valley civilisation existed, has even more similarities than those traced in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, he said. The 'man-with-the-jar' has been a distinct motif of the Indus valley symbols. The Edakkal engraving has retained its unique style as the engraver...
  • Computers unlock more secrets of the mysterious Indus Valley script

    08/03/2009 2:59:07 PM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies · 1,061+ views
    University of Washington ^ | Aug. 3, 2009 | Hannah Hickey
    Four-thousand years ago, an urban civilization lived and traded on what is now the border between Pakistan and India. During the past century, thousands of artifacts bearing hieroglyphics left by this prehistoric people have been discovered. Today, a team of Indian and American researchers are using mathematics and computer science to try to piece together information about the still-unknown script. The team led by a University of Washington researcher has used computers to extract patterns in ancient Indus symbols. The study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows distinct patterns in the symbols'...
  • Judge Amit Mehta’s Kangaroo Court

    05/10/2022 4:53:22 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 9 May, 2022 | Julie Kelly
    Mehta is not the only judge on the D.C. District Court to express open contempt for Trump and his supporters—but he is by far the most powerful. Judge Amit Mehta sounded perturbed, to say the least. The D.C. District Court judge handling numerous January 6 legal matters, including the Justice Department’s high-profile prosecution of the Oath Keepers, flatly dismissed concerns by defense attorneys that the first trial in the case will coincide with public hearings held by the January 6 Select Committee later this year. “Even if Congress is on the steps of the courthouse reading the [final] report, I...
  • Iron Age in Tamil Nadu dates back 4,200 years, oldest in India, excavated implements reveal

    05/09/2022 10:02:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    The Print ^ | May 9, 2022 | Sowmiya Ashok
    Previously, the Iron Age burial site of Adichanallur in southern Tamil Nadu had revealed an impressive collection of iron implements, currently housed in Chennai’s Egmore Museum, dated between 1000 BCE and 600 BCE.Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, while addressing the Tamil Nadu Assembly Monday, said: “It has been found that the date of the iron artefacts ranges from 2172 BCE to 1615 BCE. The results have reiterated the fact that the Iron Age of Tamil Nadu dates back 4,200 years, which is the oldest in India.”This finding has answered questions relating to the start of agricultural activity in Tamil Nadu, he...
  • India police charge Amazon execs in alleged marijuana smuggling case

    11/22/2021 2:32:26 PM PST · by algore · 2 replies
    Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of's (AMZN.O) local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling via the online retailer. Police in the central Madhya Pradesh state arrested two men with 20 kg of marijuana on Nov. 14 and found they were using the Amazon India website to order and further smuggle the substance in the guise of stevia leaves, a natural sweetener, to other Indian states. State police said in a statement that executive directors of Amazon India were being named as accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances...
  • Russia’s arms sales could go to zero over Ukraine

    05/03/2022 6:09:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 8, 2022 | Stephen Bryen
    The poor performance of Russian equipment deployed in the Ukraine war is bound to be giving global buyers second thoughts.How can it be that a large Russian army attacking force, capable of causing untold destruction, is being checkmated and systematically devastated by Ukraine’s military, in particular its special forces?And what impact will this have on the Russian army and its industrial backbone, the Russian companies that build the tanks, armored personnel carriers, mobile air defenses and aircraft including fixed-wing and helicopters ­– all of which have suffered extreme losses in the conflict?Russia’s exports consist of various commodities, most prominently wheat,...
  • India seizes $725 million from Xiaomi

    04/30/2022 5:14:10 PM PDT · by libh8er · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4.30.2022 | Igor Bonifacic
    India has seized assets worth approximately $725 million from Xiaomi India after the country’s anti-money laundering agency found the subsidiary had broken local foreign exchange laws. According to Reuters, India’s Enforcement Directorate announced Saturday it recently determined Xiaomi had made illegal remittances when it attempted to pass off some transfers as royalty payments. That money went to three foreign companies, including one under the wider Xiaomi banner. The Enforcement Directorate found Xiaomi designed the payments to benefit itself. "Such huge amounts in the name of royalties were remitted on the instructions of their Chinese parent group entities," the agency said....
  • Heat wave scorches India’s wheat crop, snags export plans

    04/30/2022 6:53:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 4/29/22 | Aniruddha Ghosal
    NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early, record-shattering heat wave in India has reduced wheat yields, raising questions about how the country will balance its domestic needs with ambitions to increase exports and make up for shortfalls due to Russia’s war in Ukraine. Gigantic landfills in India’s capital New Delhi have caught fire in recent weeks. Schools in eastern Indian state Odisha have been shut for a week and in neighboring West Bengal, schools are stocking up on oral rehydration salts for kids. On Tuesday, Rajgarh, a city of over 1.5 million people in central India, was the country’s hottest,...
  • Suicide bomber kills 50 in suspected ISIS attack on Afghanistan mosque as the country descends further into chaos

    04/29/2022 11:43:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 12:51 EDT, 29 April 2022 | ADAM SOLOMONS
    At least 50 killed after suicide bomber targets last Friday prayers of the month Eyewitnesses describe 'dead bodies everywhere' after 'deafening blast' in Kabul Hundreds were inside the mosque at the time of the attack, survivors claim Today's Zikr remembrance prayers seen as heretical by hardliner Sunni Muslims Whitehall adviser says death toll could be 200 as Taliban insist only ten dead A suicide bomb blast killed at least 50 worshippers during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan today. Hundreds were gathered inside the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in western Kabul when the huge explosion took place. It's thought hundreds...
  • Heatwave Triggers Indian “Power Crisis” As State Firms Seek Russian Crude To Secure Supplies

    04/29/2022 7:07:20 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 4-29-2022
    India is one of those G-20 members not bowing down to US pressure to halt purchases of Russian energy products. The South Asian country’s power grid is dominated by fossil fuels, particularly coal and crude, and has come under severe stress as one of the worst heatwaves in years causes widespread blackouts. Another devastating heatwave has parched large swathes of India this week (after record heat in March), resulting in power blackouts. In the capital New Delhi, high temperatures hit 104 Fahrenheit and could increase even more through the weekend.Fossil fuels power about 75% of India’s power grid, and the...
  • India's Transport Minister Tells Tesla Not to Import Electric Cars Built in China If It Wants to Manufacture and Sell EV's in India

    04/29/2022 11:20:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/29/2022 | John Hayward
    Indian Transportation Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. is welcome to manufacture or sell electric cars in India, provided the company does not import vehicles built in China. “Making in China and selling here is not a good proposition,” Gadkari warned, without going into details about what measures his government would take if Tesla decided to test that proposition. "If Elon Musk is ready to manufacture in India, then there is no problem,” he said. “Come to India, start manufacturing. India is a large market. They can export from India.” The Times of India noted...
  • Bolsonaro (President Of Brazil) Asks WTO Not To Sever Russian Trade As 27 Fertilizer Ships Inbound

    04/26/2022 3:54:16 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 4-26-2022
    The latest example of G-20 countries not bowing down to US pressure to halt trade relations with Russia comes from South America. On Tuesday, in response to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s request for Brazil to increase more food exports, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asked the WTO not to sever trade flows with Russia. He said there are 27 Russian vessels hauling fertilizer to Brazil. Now, why would Bolsonaro go against the wishes of the US and EU politicians to eliminate trade with Russia? Well, the South American country imports more than 85% of its fertilizer demand....