The Morning Wrap: Pawar Asks Modi To Rescind State Veto On GM Crop Trials; India Plans 'Green' Supercomputers

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Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Indian Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar greet each other before the launch of the 'Mission Milk' National Dairy Plan at the National Dairy Development Board, NDDB, Amul in Anand town, some 75 kms from Ahmedabad, on April 19, 2012. Indian Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar launched the National Dairy Plan in the presence of Gujarat state Chief Minister, Narendra Modi. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Pakistan has pulled out all the stops to erase evidence that Mohammad Naveed Yakub is one of its own, following the captured Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant’s confession that he is from Faisalabad

Reopening the debate on genetically modified (GM) crops, former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do away with a rule introduced by his former cabinet colleague, Jairam Ramesh, with regard to field trials of such crops.

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Usain Bolt beat his controversial rival Justin Gatlin by just one-hundredth of a second on Sunday as he retained his world 100m title in a race billed as a battle between clean sports and doping.

India plans to build a new class of 'green' supercomputers by 2016.

A gooseberry-sized diamond thought to be worth Rs 50 crore has disappeared from Panna, triggering whodunit theories in the Madhya Pradesh district known for its precious stones.

A perceived 'Naxalite' threat has deprived a village in Bihar of a functioning bank.

Maggi noodles may be going to Harvard, where Ivy Leaguers will try to pick apart the tangled strands of a narrative that saw the discovery of excessive lead content, the Indian food regulator banning the product in June, mass incineration in cement kilns and then a court battle.

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Praveen Swami says that the Modi government needs some fresh ideas to deal with Pakistan.

P Raman says that "...Modi has simply applied his centralised style of government management to the more sensitive area of tackling political crises..."

Shiv Viswanathan says that in interpreting the ritual of Santhara the courts gave up a chance to consider definitions of life and death in new light.

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