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July 2nd, 2015

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SJM: Land bill changes detestable, unacceptable

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June 22nd

Land law: RSS affiliates up in arms against Modi government

Swadeshi Jagran Manch says repromulgated land ordinance contains several “detestable and unacceptable sections”.

As the Narendra Modi government struggles to get the land bill passed, key RSS affiliates have slammed as “detestable and unacceptable” several provisions in the ordinance brought by it replacing the Land Acquisition Law passed by the previous UPA dispensation.

They have pitched against the proposed legislation of the NDA government in its present form and insisted on incorporation of the consent clause and social impact assessment in the new law.

June 17th

India's exports dip 20% in May to $22.3 billion

India's exports continued to contract for the sixth straight month in a row in May on sluggish global demand, fluctuation in rupee value and prices of petro products.

According to government data released on Tuesday ( 2015-06-17), outbound shipments dropped over 20% in the month under review to $22.3 billion from nearly $28 billion in the year-ago period.

Imports too declined by 16.5% for the month to $32.8 billion — the steepest since February 2014 when imports contracted by a tad over 17%.

Greek PM tears into lenders as euro zone prepares for 'Grexit'

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Greece's creditors of trying to "humiliate" Greeks with more cuts as he defied a growing drumbeat of warnings that Europe was preparing for his country to leave the euro.

The unrepentant address to lawmakers after the collapse of talks with European and IMF lenders at the weekend was the clearest sign yet that the leftist leader has no intention of making a last-minute U-turn and accepting austerity cuts needed to unlock frozen aid and avoid a debt default within two weeks.

June 13th

RSS arm balks, CM flips on GM crops

Nagpur, June 9: Maharashtra's BJP-led government has put on hold confined field trials for genetically modified (GM) crops "until all doubts are cleared", following "objections from reputed members of society" including RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch.

No time bar has been specified for the restrictions, which come days before the onset of the monsoon and the start of the sowing season.

June 10th

MNCs doing unethical business, disrespecting laws: Swadeshi Jagran Manch

The Manch said foreign multi-national corporations were "disrespecting the country's laws and indulging in unethical practices with the sole objective of making profits" and demanded formulation of strict safety and quality standards for their food products.

May 29th

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh clarifies government's stand on GM crops

PATNA: The government will "abide by Supreme Court directions" on allowing Genetically Modified crops in the country, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh today said while clarifying Centre's stand on the controversial issue.

"The matter of GM crops is pending in the Supreme Court and the directions given by it will be implemented. The government will abide by SC directions," Singh told reporters while reacting to a question on the issue.

May 25th

SJM writes to PM Modi, scrap FDI in multi-brand retail

RSS body RSS Swadeshi Jagran Manch writes to PM Modi, scrap FDI in multi-brand retail

RSS affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch(SJM) today expressed its strong disapproval of BJP's decision to retain UPA's FDI policy in multi-brand retail and demanded that this measure be dropped, accusing it of doing a "U-turn".

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his government's first anniversary, SJM's National co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan said the Manch was pained by the BJP dispensation's decision to retain the previous Congress-led UPA' policy of allowing foreign retailers to open multi brand stores with 51 per cent ownership.