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Halimah • Singapore’s first Indian woman speaker

Halimah Binte Yacob (born 23 August 1954) is a politician from Singapore. Halimah Yacob (58) is set to become the first woman Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament. Halimah was educated at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and Tanjong Katong Girls’ School, before going on to the University of Singapore where she completed an LLB (Hons) degree in 1978. She was called to the Singapore …

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Parliament Panel suggestion GM crops dismissed

Genetically Modified crops

Background Permission has been given to private companies to conduct field trials of GM crops such as cotton, corn and maize in Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The government has allowed commercial cultivation of Bt cotton, while moratorium has been put on Bt brinjal. Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on …

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