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GI tag for Tirur Vettila leaf

The Tirur Vettila has been granted a new Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indication Registry of India. What has happened? The Tirur Vettila is a betel leaf which is obtained from the trees in the Tirur and surrounding areas of Malappuram district, Kerala. The Tirur Vettila tree is renowned for its unique for ..

Geographical Indications (GI) Registry: ‘No illegality in granting Darjeeling Tea tag’

The Geographical Indications (GI) Registry ruled that “there is no illegality in granting the tag for the prestigious product, Darjeeling Tea,” while ignoring a correction petition attempting to get rid of the mark. The GI held in its order that “Unless a geographical indication is protected in the country of its origin, there is no ..

News Today : January 24, 2012

Al-Qaeda takes over Yemen city In Yemen, Al-Qaeda militants have taken over the city of Rada in the Southeastern Al Bayda province. They have named Tareq al-Dahab, a brother-in-law of slain US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, who was killed in a suspected US drone strike in September as the new Emir or the Governor. The group ..