India bans wheat exports amid severe heat wave
15 May 2022 | 5:20 am
India cited threats to food security and rising prices as reasons behind the policy U-turn. Global buyers had turned to India for wheat supplies after Russia's war on Ukraine disrupted agriculture markets.
People residing in and around the Sundarbans — the world's largest mangrove forest — are being forced to spend their meager incomes on buying drinking water as climate change and local policies exhaust their options.
India and Pakistan traditionally have hostile relations, but there is hope on one front, at least. In order to enable the Sikhs from India to make a pilgrimage to one of their holiest shrines, a "peace corridor" has been opened between the two countries.
We look at reactions in the international papers as France's pensions reform protests turn violent and chaotic. Elsewhere, India continues its search for the leader of a Sikh separatist movement who has been on the run for nearly a week and whose supporters defaced the Indian embassy in London this week. Finally, we end with a stunning photo from the animal kingdom!
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Opposition lawmakers protested during the parliamentary session over the expulsion of Rahul Gandhi.
The UN has dubbed 2023 the year of millet, much to the delight of India, where the grain is indigenous. One of the oldest cereals known to human civilization, varieties of millet are now taking center stage in the fight against climate change and global hunger, and as the Ukraine war has led to shortages of wheat.
Prominent politician Rahul Gandhi has been pushed out of parliament after a court convicted him of defamation. Gandhi's party, the Indian National Congress, now seems to be gearing up for a decisive political battle.
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