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‘Attacks against land rights activists rising in India, Asia’

By Jitendra Tuesday 01 October 2019 Land rights activists are facing an increase in attacks across India and other parts of Asia, experts said at a conference in Rajasthan’s Udaipur. Land and forest rights experts from 13 Asian countries including India,… Continue Reading →

Greenpeace Report Exposes How Multinationals Are Pretending to Solve the Plastic Crisis

WASHINGTON – A Greenpeace USA report released today, Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have It Wrong on Plastic Pollution “Solutions,” warns consumers to be skeptical of the so-called solutions announced by multinational corporations to tackle the plastic pollution crisis…. Continue Reading →

How Budha Ismail Jam, a Gujarati fisherman, challenged multinationals in a US Court

September 28, 2019 By Nikhat Fatima, TwoCircles.net In 2005/06, when coal plants were set up in Kutch District of Gujarat district, locals were promised employment. The project, set up by Adani and Tata Groups and backed by international financial institutions,… Continue Reading →

Adani Australian coal mine project would ‘aggravate’ drought-Picketers disrupt work

In a fifth picket in a row, and third at the site itself, work at Adani’s controversial Carmichael coalmine project was disrupted by a group of 20 people, who blocked access from the Adani work camp. The group cited Adani’s… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court hearing regarding increase in water level in Sardar Sarovar

Today, on the September 26th, the Supreme Court heard the Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution, filed by the Project Affected Families (PAFs) in Madhya Pradesh. The Petitioners averred that the filling of the Sardar Sarovar Reservoir was illegal… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC invokes international pact, upholds human rights of Mahul slum dwellers

Swati.Deshpande Mumbai: A Bombay high court bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre on Monday disposed of a bunch of special leave petitions filed by 120-odd slum residents, the state and others in the case involving resettlement… Continue Reading →

As villages submerge, earthquake tremors felt in Narmada valley: Centre ‘indifferent’

The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), India’s top anti-dam campaign organization, that following the Sardar Sarovar dam reaching full reservoir level (FRL), 138.68 metres, villages in the upstream have begun experiencing “earthquake tremors.” In a statement issued from Badwani, where NBA… Continue Reading →

Narmada oustees to protest in Badwani, as Modi prepares to ‘celebrate’ submergence

BAs the water level in the Narmada dam has reached 138.68 metres mark, which is the full reservoir level (FRL), ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, September 17, the Narmada Bahcao Andolan (NBA) has called for a major protest… Continue Reading →

Pesticide consumption a leading cause of suicides worldwide

Pesticide accounted for as many as one in every five suicides across the world, a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report on suicide prevention has said. The report titled Preventing Suicide has been published in the form of a resource for pesticide… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra-1,900 villages still face water shortage

About 2,265 Water Tankers Deployed Aurangabad: Residents of as many as 1,891 villages and 5,459 hamlets across the state are still dependent on tankers to meet their drinking water needs due to deficit rainfall. Also, the number of tankers currently… Continue Reading →

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