Mani Aiyar on Yogi Adityanath

Please note: This article appeared in NDTV on 24 March 2017. Source: http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/what-chandan-mitra-gets-all-wrong-about-adityanath-1673178?site=full Mani Shankar Aiyar’s Rebuttal To Chandan Mitra On Yogi Adityanath One must offer worshipful thanks to Chandan Mitra for enlightening us on this site on the powerful reasons that led Modi-Shah (like Laurel-and-Hardy, they are linked together in public perception) to dump YogiRead More

News Updates 21 February 2017

Tamil Nadu Politics: CM Palaniswami’s day one: Freebies to win over public  – http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-cm-palaniswami-s-day-one-freebies-to-win-over-public-2329663 DMK to move no-confidence motion against TN assembly speaker: http://www.rediff.com/news/report/dmk-to-move-no-confidence-motion-against-tn-assembly-speaker/20170220.htm Mumbai Panvel parents’ hunger strike enters 5th day: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/panvel-parents-hunger-strike-enters-5th-day/article17336482.ece Manipur Manipur Polls: Meet The Team Shaping Irom Sharmila’s Campaign: http://kanglaonline.com/2017/02/manipur-polls-meet-the-team-shaping-irom-sharmilas-campaign/ Haryana Jat protest brings NH-10 to a halt: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jat-protest-brings-nh-10-to-a-halt-2328482 Gujarat Hardik Patel’s Bapunagar rally on FebruaryRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest issues: 17 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy Coal mine collapses in central Philippines, 3 dead, 6 missing: http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/coal-mine-collapses-in-central-philippines-3-dead-6-missing_1631505.html Sops for transmission projects that beat the schedule: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/power-ministry-to-incentivise-early-commissioning-of-transmission-projects/article7433272.ece Delhi govt hopeful to get coal block by October: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Delhi-govt-hopeful-to-get-coal-block-by-October/articleshow/48106450.cms? Booster for infra projects, RRBs: http://www.thehindubusineIssline.com/economy/policy/booster-for-infra-projects-rrbs/article7430417.ece CCEA approves intra-State power transmission system: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/ccea-approves-intrastate-power-transmission-system/article7430410.ece Coal scam badly affected BHEL: Minister Geete: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-89644.html AlRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 8 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy No achhe din for power firms yet: http://dc.asianage.com/business/no-achhe-din-power-firms-yet-412 NTPC to finalise price bids for Pudimadaka plant: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/ntpc-to-finalise-price-bids-for-pudimadaka-plant/article7397023.ece ‘Orissa Government Scuttled Coal Block Project’: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Orissa-Government-Scuttled-Coal-Block-Project/2015/07/08/article2908709.ece ICRA warns against aggresive coal bidding, says may hurt projects:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47981722.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Monnet Ispat misses deadline on penalty payment:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47974172.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst India is now world’s fastest-growing major polluter: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=phhrlbeeddfaj&title=India_is_now_world%27s_fastest-growing_major_polluter SC notice toRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 7 July, 2015

A.Coal & Energy 100,000MW of costly solar power can sink ‘Make in India’: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/100000mw-of-costly-solar-power-can-sink-make-in-india/ CERC Ruling: SSNNL A Power-Generating Firm, Accounts To Be Audited: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/CERC-Ruling-SSNNL-A-Power-Generating-Firm-Accounts-To-Be-Audited/articleshow/47959863.cms Coal scam: SC notices to CBI, ED: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/coal-scam-sc-notices-to-cbi-ed/article7393672.ece Billions in gas projects stranded by climate change action, says thinktank: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/07/gas-projects-climate-change-billions-thinktank Govt flips the switch to 20-year power plan: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/govt-flips-the-switch-to-20-year-power-plan-115070700025_1.html SeekingRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest

A.Coal & Energy Obama emissions plan blocked: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150630/jsp/foreign/story_28694.jsp#.VZI23_mqqko Supreme Court: Obama pollution rule invalid: http://dc.asianage.com/international/supreme-court-obama-pollution-rule-invalid-230 Madras HC restrains workers union of Neyveli Lignite to go on strike: http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/madras-hc-restrains-workers-union-of-neyveli-lignite-to-go-on-strike-115062900971_1.html US supreme court strikes down Obama’s EPA limits on mercury pollution: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/29/supreme-court-air-pollution-epa-coal-plants Consumer body seeks privatisation in transmission sector: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/consumer-body-seeks-privatisation-in-transmission-sector-115062900672_1.html Australian project stuck, Adani to focus onRead More

Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 26 June, 2015

A.Coal & Energy Adani MoU for big-ticket project: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150626/jsp/frontpage/story_27892.jsp#.VYzwJvmqqko Royalty: Minister non-committal: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/royalty-minister-noncommittal/article7356845.ece Coal mining rules for states on way: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150626/jsp/business/story_27851.jsp#.VYzwNPmqqko Andhra power purchase sees toned down rates: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/andhra-power-purchase-sees-toned-down-rates-115062600040_1.html Taking China for granted: http://archivev.asianage.com/editorial/taking-china-granted-115 Coming, future coal linkages for the power sector: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/coming-future-coal-linkages-for-the-power-sector/article7354640.ece Cabinet note on CBM moved: Coal Secretary Anil Swarup:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/47818575.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Google to convertRead More