Government of India cancels SEZs of Hindalco, Essar, Adani

Government cancels SEZs of Hindalco, Essar, Adani New Delhi, September 29 The government has cancelled approvals of nine special economic zones (SEZs), including that of Hindalco Industries, Essar and Adani, as no “satisfactory” progress was made to execute the projects. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Board of Approval (BoA) headed by... Continue Reading →

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In 2 Minutes An Indian Muslim Breaks 5 Stereotypes About Muslims

Courtesy: http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2014/09/stereotypes-about-muslims/#at_pco=smlwn-1.0&at_si=542a5a8ac285fdcf&at_ab=per-4&at_pos=0&at_tot=1 At a time when we are faced with growing Islamophobia and communal polarisation being perpetrated by certain groups for vested interests, this audio blog by Saif Ahmad Khan comes as a very crucial intervention. Saif takes on 5 common prejudices that many people hold against Muslims, and counters each of them with tact and... Continue Reading →

Modi’s Visit to the US and John Oliver’s show

Courtesy: http://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2014/09/narendra-modi-madison-square-speech/ Modi’s visit to USA conveniently became the topic of discussion (read: satire) on the increasingly popular John Oliver’s show called Last Week Tonight as he showed no resistance with his words in describing the trip. He shot arrows at the whole Madison Square extravaganza and also took to demanding that more celebrities and head... Continue Reading →

Villagers in Odisha, India decide to reoccupy their land

Villagers in the state of Odisha in India have decided to reoccupy their land which was earlier acquired by the state for various development projects. South Korean steel company POSCO and its Indian subsidiary POSCO India Private Limited had signed an MoU in 2005 to begin $ 12 billion steel project. However, controversies and regulatory delays... Continue Reading →

World Rivers Day and Ganga: A look at Farakka Barrage and other such calamities

Courtesy: Sandrp.wordpress.com http://sandrp.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/world-rivers-day-and-ganga-a-look-at-farakka-barrage-and-other-such-calamities/ Last Sunday of every September is celebrated as ‘World Rivers Day’. It is a recent phenomenon, but in many senses more significant than World Water Day. While ‘Water’ is seen more as a resource than the life-blood of the global ecosystem, ‘River’ provides water with its ecological, social, cultural and spiritual context.

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