Adani Group says Court Order has no impact on Port development

“This (HC order) has no impact on ongoing port operations and port development activities at Mundra for which the Company has requisite environmental clearance,” a statement by Adani Group said. “The Hon’ble Gujarat High Court has passed an order in a PIL related to the construction activity by Alstom Bharat Forge Power Limited in SEZ at Mundra. The order states that Alstom Bharat Forge individually do not require any environmental clearance, however, it cannot construct till Mundra SEZ receives environmental clearance,” it further stated.  http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/guj-hc-stays-construction-in-apsez-till-environmental-clearancemoef/473846/

HC orders Alstom Bharat Forge to stop work at Adani SEZ

The order, delivered by a division bench of the high court comprising of acting Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala, came in response to a public interest litigation filed by villagers of Navinal, one of the 14 villages located inside the SEZ area, and stated that an industrial unit located inside a SEZ cannot begin operations until the SEZ itself obtains environmental clearance. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-orders-alstom-bharat-forge-to-stop-work-at-adani-sez/947516/

High Court blocks MPSEZ over green nod

In a major blow to Adani group’s Mundra Port Special Economic Zone (MPSEZ), Gujarat high court said that no construction or development activities can be held in the zone without the necessary environmental clearance from the union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF). Link: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_hc-blocks-mpsez-over-green-nod_1686755

Curfew imposed in Kudankulam

TIRUNELVELI: Clamping down on the protestors, the district administration has imposed curfew in the villages falling within a 7km radius surrounding Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli in the wake of resumption of protests. Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/13073884.cms

Sec 144 in more areas near KKNPP

TIRUNELVELI: Collector R Selvaraj on Wednesday extended the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, which was effective for the area within a 2 km radius of the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant Project (KKNPP), to a radius of 7 km from the plant. …http://expressbuzz.com/states/tamilnadu/Sec-144-in-more-areas-near-KKNPP/390380.html

The case of Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons – Michael Krepon

With India‘s growing conventional capabilities and more pro-active military plans, Pakistan‘s military authorities have begun to emphasise the utility of tactical nuclear weapons, says Michael Krepon – http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-the-case-of-pakistans-tactical-nuclear-weapons/20120510.htm

The safest way for plutonium disposal?

There are 500 tonnes of separated plutonium (Pu) worldwide that can be used for making one lakh nuclear weapons, claim four scientists in a paper published today (May 10) in Nature. So if this huge stock is not required for making weapons, which route should nations opt to dispose them of? Link: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article3401254.ece

Kudankulam Protest: 15,000 Voter ID Cards Surrendered

Some 15,000 people have surrendered their Electors Photo Identity Cards over the past two days protesting against the state and central government going ahead with commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear plant,a representative of an anti-nuclear forum claimed. Link: http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=762075