Nuclear showdown in Delhi’s neighbourhood

  Nuclear showdown in Delhi's neighbourhood Nuclear showdown in Delhi's neighbourhood July 26, 2012 Plans to build India's biggest indigenous nuclear power plant have failed to impress villagers in Haryana's Fatehabad district, who fear a Fukushima-type disaster. The shoddy way in which the government agencies have handled the issue has not helped matters either. Gopal... Continue Reading →


India: Amendments (Draft) of Forest Rights Act

Source: Draft: SCHEDULED TRIBES AND OTHER TRADITIONAL FOREST DWELLERS (Recognition of Forest Rights) Amendments Rules 2012: NEW No. 23011/32/2010-FRA [Vol.II ] Government of India Ministry of Tribal Affairs Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi Dated : 20th July, 2012 Sub: Inviting objections and suggestions on the draft Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest... Continue Reading →

‘Claim for mining lease not fundamental right’

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that no private company can claim a right for mining leases and upheld the 2005 decision of the Jharkhand government and the Centre cancelling nine such leases. Among those whose mining leases were cancelled included Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd, which had signed an MoU with the state government... Continue Reading →

Jharkhand Bandh on 25 July a great success

    The Jharkhand Disom Party with support of different tribal groups and the villagers of Nagri has called bandh on Wednesday against the acquisition of land at Nagri Mauza for the construction of education hub. The representatives of several political parties with Nagri villagers also took out a torchlight procession from Morhabadi to the... Continue Reading →

Devastating US drought heralds global food inflation

  Severe drought spread rapidly across the central US this week, further damaging staple crops and heightening the risk of a global food crisis. The Midwest, where roughly one-third of the world’s staple grains are produced, is experiencing the deepest dry spell in over half a century.    

Autoworkers’ rebellion shakes India

    It should be remembered that auto mogul Henry Ford employed 3,000 gangsters at his Rouge plant outside Detroit to try to stop workers from joining the United Auto Workers. But company violence couldn’t stop the union drive at Ford, and it won’t stop the workers in India.

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