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9 April, 2014: New Updates on Climate Change, Indigenous, Nuclear and Social Movements

9 April, 2014

Agrarian issues

1. Landowners to challenge SLO’s decision: NASHIK: Landowners at Gangapur have decided to challenge the special land acquisition officer’s (SLO) order that the compensation for their land to be acquired by the civic body for a sewage treatment plant be given as per the new land acquisition act of 2014 but the valuation date for the plot will be as per the act of 2012. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/Landowners-to-challenge-SLOs-decision/articleshow/33472568.cms

2. Raj Thackeray incites farmers to murder: YAVATMAL (Maharashtra): Targeting Congress and NCP over the suicide of farmers in Maharashtra, MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday appealed to them not to take their own lives take the extreme step and instead kill those who had done injustice to them. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/Raj-Thackeray-incites-farmers-to-murder/articleshow/33475555.cms

Land acquisition

4. Protests against Karbala land acquisition; 300 detained: As many as 300 protesters, including Shia cleric Kalbe Jawad, were detained today when they tried hold a demonstration here against acquisition of Karbala land in Jor Bagh area of city. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/protests-against-karbala-land-acquisition-300-detained-114040801182_1.html

Indigenous Issues:

5. International: Carbon-Cutting Initiative May Harm Indigenous Communities: Civil society and advocacy groups are warning that a prominent carbon-reduction initiative, aimed at curbing global emissions, is undermining land tenure rights for indigenous communities, putting their livelihoods at risk. http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18544%3Ainternational-carbon-cutting-initiative-may-harm-indigenous-communities&catid=34%3Aindigenous-peoples-general&Itemid=73&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IndigenousPeoplesResources+%28Indigenous+Peoples+Issues+%26+Resources%29

Climate Change

6. Can our agriculture tackle climate change? The latest report of the inter-governmental panel points to the impact of extreme weather events on farming in India: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/can-our-agriculture-tackle-climate-change/article5883523.ece

7. India at the forefront of fighting Climate Change: http://brownpundits.blogspot.in/2014/04/india-at-forefront-of-fighting-climate.html

Nuclear issues

8. No nuclear reactor provided any insurance: GIC: The General Insurance Corporation has not provided insurance to any nuclear reactor in the country under the Civil Liability Nuclear Damage Act, an RTI response from the public sector insurer has said. Greenpeace, an NGO working on environment related issues, had filed an RTI with the GIC seeking details about the insurance provided to nuclear reactors under the act.  http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/no-nuclear-reactor-provided-any-insurance-gic-114040801113_1.html

Politics

9. RSS, Ramdev, Ravi Shankar Engaging in Politics: Congress: http://www.newindianexpress.com/elections/news/RSS-Ramdev-Ravi-Shankar-Engaging-in-Politics-Congress/2014/04/09/article2157350.ece#.U0Tp9XTiFMQ

10. 70% of mainstream party nominees for first phase face criminal cases in Maharashtra: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/70-of-mainstream-party-nominees-for-first-phase-face-criminal-cases-in-Maharashtra/articleshow/33473142.cms?

 

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Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

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