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#India – Criminal prosecution of Mahyco for biopiracy revived #goodnews

New Delhi, October 18, 2013 Nitin Sethi, Bangalore The firm genetically modified local varieties of eggplant without approvals Mahyco, the promoter company for Bt Brinjal could be in for more trouble than just the long-standing moratorium on its product. The case… Continue Reading →

Aruna Roy leaves National Advisory Council

May 29, 2013 New Delhi: Noted social rights activist Aruna Roy has decided to leave the National Advisory Council (NAC). Her letter of resignation has been accepted by NAC chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who also heads the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The… Continue Reading →

#India – Press freedom on shaky ground #FOE #FOS

Since January, media has been under attack a number of times, with police failing to protect its rights. GEETA SESHU says all this forms a grim backdrop to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Posted/Updated Thursday, May 02 18:45:32,… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- National Green Tribunal constitutes Fact Finding committee for diversion of forest land to nuclear projects

National Green Tribunal constitutes Fact Finding Committee to determine ecological and environmental consequences of massive diversion of ‘Amrit Mahal Kaval’ (forest) land to Defense, Nuclear and Industrial Projects in Chitradurga, Karnataka In a significant direction, the South Zone Bench of… Continue Reading →

Journalist Naveen Soorinje granted bail #goodnews

His arrest had raised many important questions about the violation of democratic rights and media freedom in India Tehelka BureauMore by the author > March 18, 2013 Naveen Soorinje. Tehelka photo Naveen Soorinje, the private Kannada channel reporter who was arrested… Continue Reading →

#India- Abolish the #deathpenalty- #Humanrights

Rajeev Dhavan – India Today  TAGS: Afzal Guru | Death penalty | Congress |Sushilkumar Shinde | BJP |Veerappan Afzal Guru When people kill it is homicide. When the State hangs, it is legicide. When terrorists kill, it is collective murder.When terrorists are killed, it is justified as counter-terrorism. When… Continue Reading →

Media Release: Bail Granted for Indian Journalist, but Worries Persist Over Political Pressures

Media Release: India February 25, 2013 Bail Granted for Indian Journalist, but Worries Persist Over Political Pressures The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the grant of bail to senior journalist http://asiapacific.ifj.org/en/articles/ifj-deeply-concerned-over-criminal-c harges-against-indian-investigative-reporter> K.K. Shahina, in the southern Indian state… Continue Reading →

Notice to Karnataka govt on withdrawal of case against Naveen Soorinje #mediagag #foe

  Bangalore, Feb 6 (PTI): Karnataka High Court today ordered issue of notices to the government and a regional television channel reporter on a PIL challenging the withdrawal of case against him in connection with attack on boys and girls in a… Continue Reading →

#India -Illegal eviction of Five Thousand People at EWS Quarters, Ejipura, Bangalore #NHRC

    Justice K.G.Balakrishnan, Hon’ble Chairperson, National Human Right Commission.   Date : January 31, 2012   Dear Sir,               Sub : Illegal eviction of Five Thousand People at EWS Quarters, Ejipura, Bangalore   Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore’s… Continue Reading →

Is this journalist behind bars because he spoke too often, too loud against communal forces?

Soorinje’s story has been playing out below the radar of national attention Shoma Chaudhury January 24, 2013, Issue 5 Volume 10 IN A week when two national parties have found new helmsmen, a former CM has been convicted to 10 years… Continue Reading →

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