Nuclear Issues: News Updates on 29 November 2013

Nuclear Issues: News Updates on 29 November 2013 1. ‘Power from Jaitapur N-plant will not cost more than Rs 6.5/unit’: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/cost-of-jaitapur-nuclear-plant-will-be-not-more-than-rs-65unit/article5401446.ece?ref=sliderNews 2. Allow to set up N-plants at thermal power plant sites: AEC: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/allow-to-set-up-n-plants-at-thermal-power-plant-sites-aec-113112800924_1.html 3. Kudankulam blast: Locals blame ‘refugees’ from other village: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kudankulam-blast-locals-blame–refugees–from-other-village/1200419/ 4. Kudankulam activists extend support to AAP in Delhi polls: http://twocircles.net/2013nov28/kudankulam_activists_extend_support_aap_delhi_polls.html 5. Anti-nuke protesters booked in connection with explosion: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/antinuke-protesters-booked-in-connection-with-explosion/article5396738.ece

Climate Change News Updates: 29 November 2013

Climate Change News Updates: 29 November 2013 1. Attacks on scientific consensus on climate change mirror tactics of tobacco industry: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=2312 2. Climate change will cause ‘serious economic losses’ in Pacific: http://www.emirates247.com/news/climate-change-will-cause-serious-economic-losses-in-pacific-2013-11-28-1.529564 3. ‘NZ must tackle rising emissions’ from electricity sector: http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/nz-must-tackle-rising-emissions-electricity-sector/5/175569 4. Climate change increased the number of deaths: http://www.thealmagest.com/climate-change-increased-number-deaths-2/4611 5. Philippines: WWF calls for building climate change-ready communities: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=35674 6. Indian traders call onRead More

Tehelka Rape case: Shoma Chaudhury should be arrested: Vidya Shet

The chairperson of the state commission for women of Goa, Vidya Shet, on Monday hit out at the managing editor of the Tehelka magazine, Shoma Chaudhury, in the journalist sexual assault case. She condemned Chaudhury and said that she should be arrested as she has given protection to the accused. http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/AV-India/Shoma-Chaudhury-should-be-arrested-Vidya-Shet/Article2-1155623.aspx?hts0021

Activist booked over blast near Kudankulam plant

Mr. Uthayakumar, head of the anti-nuclear People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), his associates Pushparayan, Mukilan and ‘others’ have been booked under different sections of Indian Pemal Code and Explosive Substances Act. They have been booked for offences including culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy among others. http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/activist-booked-over-blast-near-kudankulam-plant/article1-1156193.aspx

Climate Change News Updates: 23 November, 2013

Climate Change News Updates: 23 November, 2013 1. Indian Govt to pilot climate change mitigation for agri sector in three states: http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Govt-to-pilot-climate-change-mitigation-for-agri-sector-in-three-states/1197922 2. Five places already feeling the effects of climate change: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/5-places-already-feeling-the-effects-of-climate-change 3. Mass walkout from climate change talks in Warsaw: http://www.ntv.co.ke/news2/topheadlines/mass-walkout-from-climate-change-talks-in-warsaw/ 4. POOR COUNTRIES WANT REPARATIONS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE THEY DIDN’T CAUSE: http://politix.topix.com/news/9072-poor-countries-want-reparations-for-climate-change-they-didnt-cause 5. Climate talks in Warsaw make progress: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-talks-in-warsaw-make-progress-20131123-2y280.html 6. Time forRead More

Climate Change News Updates: 22 November 2013

Climate Change News Updates: 22 November 2013 India-Specific Climate Change News Updates:  1. Developing nations walk out over climate fund pledge: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/Developing-nations-walk-out-over-climate-fund-pledge/articleshow/26114851.cms 2. India backs G77, balks at walkout: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1131121/jsp/nation/story_17595387.jsp#.Uo72EtKBn_k 3. Climate fund for developing nations to be launched soon: UN: http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/international/climate-fund-for-developing-nations-to-be-launched-soon-un_89114.html 4. China, India push rich countries to move first on climate change: http://inagist.com/all/403394251154665472/ 5. Repeal of Australia‘s carbon tax moves closer: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Repeal-of-Australias-carbon-tax-moves-closer/articleshow/26145639.cms 6. It’sRead More

Land Acquisition in India: News Updates: 21 November, 2013

1. Land Acquisition Act has ‘loopholes’, says activist Medha Patkar: Medha Patkar today claimed there are “loopholes” in the Land Acquisition Act and political parties should listen to the voice of the “struggling people” if they want to resolve the conflicts over the issue of land. http://www.firstpost.com/india/land-acquisition-act-has-loopholes-says-activist-medha-patkar-1240725.html 2. Human rights defender Ms Agnes Kharshiing released; struggle for landRead More

Letter of Sardar Vallabhai Patel to RSS Leader Guru Golwalkar: 11 September, 1948

Sardar Vallabhai Patel, union home minister, to Guru Golwalkar, RSS chief in a letter written on September 11, 1948. The letter is quoted in full in Desraj Goel’s Rahstriya Swayamsevak Sangh.The entire Text : Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi,11th Sept. 1948 Brother Sri Golwalkar, Received your letter dated 11th August. Jawaharlal has also sent me your letter of the sameRead More