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Drug trials: SC pulls up Centre for not compensating victims who suffered severe adverse effects

Kundan Pandey [1] Issue Date: 2014-4-22 Asks government to pay victims and recover the money from pharma companies sponsoring the drug trials later The Supreme Court of India on Monday pulled up the Central government over non-payment of compensation to victims… Continue Reading →

92 per cent voter turnout in panchayat protesting POSCO

Author(s): Ashis Senapati Date:Apr 21, 2014 CPI candidate claims residents angry over forcible acquisition of their land for the steel project voted for him; BJD candidate refutes claim and says majority people support industrialisation Voters queue to vote at Dhinkia primary… Continue Reading →

Women protesting GMR’s hydel project charged with ‘inciting communal riots’ #WTFnews

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty Date:Apr 14, 2014 Shifting of 15 km-long tunnel and the power house of Bajoli Holi project in Himachal from the right bank of the Ravi river to the left bank will disrupt lives and forest rights of tribal… Continue Reading →

#India Elections – 50 villages boycott polls, demanding forest rights, in Gadchiroli

Date:Mar 30, 2014 Separate Aheri district, basic facilities are other demands Samna Vijja Uike of village Koindvarshi says people in his village have been waiting for years for pattas under FRA and no one knows what is the status of… Continue Reading →

Air pollution killed 7 million in 2012, says WHO #healthcare

Author(s): Vibha Varshney  Date:Mar 25, 2014 Revised estimates double number of deaths attributed to air pollution Photo by Amit Shankar Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. A new estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO) says… Continue Reading →

NGT halts work in Adani’s coal mine in Chhattisgarh #Goodnews

Author(s): Anupam Chakravartty Date:Mar 25, 2014 Green tribunal questions MoEF’s approval to the mining project in a “no-go” area which happens to be an elephant corridor The National Green Tribunal has asked the Chhattisgarh government to stop all work in an… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Village gets community rights over forest submerged by dam

Author(s): Aparna Pallavi  Date:Feb 10, 2014 A portion of reservoir given for management and fishing In what could prove to be an important precedent for the implementation of Forest Rights Act, a Korku tribal village has received community forest rights (CFR)… Continue Reading →

Tata Tea under scanner for poor living condition and coercion of workers in Assam

Author(s): Sayantan Bera Date:Feb 12, 2014 World Bank authorises enquiry after investing US $8 million in the global beverages company Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, Tetley’s brand ambassador, at a promotional event in January this year (Photo:.tataglobalbeverages.com/) The World Bank, which invested… Continue Reading →

Odisha – Displaced villagers stall construction – Paradip oil refinery

Author(s): Ashis Senapati [1] Issue Date: 2013-12-24 Indian Oil Corporation Limited is denying rehabilitation measures it promised while acquiring their land, allege protesters Hundreds of displaced villagers and unemployed youths on Monday stalled construction work at an upcoming oil refinery project… Continue Reading →

#India – SC orders CBI inquiry into alleged kidnapping of minor girl by forest officials #Vaw

  Author(s): Aparna Pallavi, down to earth    Date:Dec 7, 2013   Picking up women without observing proper procedures is common occurrence in Betul area of Madhya Pradesh A division bench of the Supreme Court has ordered a CBI inquiry into… Continue Reading →

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