Ambitious ethanol plan sparks food security fears in India

NEW DELHI: India’s ambitious plan to reduce fossil fuel use by promoting ethanol derived from rice, corn and sugar is drawing criticism from some experts who warn the move could jeopardize food security in the second most populous country in the world. In June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration accelerated …

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Australia’s banking supervisor tightens mortgage lending requirements

SYDNEY, Oct. 6 (Reuters) – Australia’s banking regulator on Wednesday tightened restrictions on mortgage lending, saying the rapid growth in lending that has fueled soaring house prices poses a risk to financial stability. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) estimated that its higher benchmark for assessing the ability of homebuyers …

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New Indian street food restaurant opens in downtown Peterborough

Indian Restaurant Chaska is distinguished by the slogan “Indian Street Food Obsession”. A branch will open in downtown Peterborough on October 18, 2021. (Photo: Chaska / Facebook) A new Indian street food restaurant opens in downtown Peterborough. Chaska, which carries the tagline “Indian Street Food Obsession,” will open at 441 …

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