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Next Chief Justice of India favours reservation in higher judiciary

  R. BALAJI New Delhi, July 1: Chief Justice of India-designate Justice P. Sathasivam has favoured reservation for members of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes in the higher judiciary, such as Supreme Court and high court… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal Woman raped in bus, helper arrested #Odisha #Vaw

Odisha Tribal woman raped in moving bus PTI : Bhubaneswar/Cuttack, Wed Jun 19 2013, 1 TOP ST A 25-year-old tribal girl was allegedly raped by the helper of an air-conditioned luxury bus in which she was travelling, police today said. The… Continue Reading →

#India- Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data

PTI : New Delhi | Wed Jun 19 2013, Supreme Court. (IE Photo) The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and… Continue Reading →

Vedanta’s #CSR : Resettlement ‘prison’ and false arrests at Lanjigarh #WTFnews

18th June, 2013.  This report comes direct from members of the Foil Vedanta team on the ground in Niyamgiri: Vedanta’s resettlment colony at Lanjigarh with Niyamgiri Vedanta Raj- Age of New License Raj and Draconian Policing On 7th June 2013,… Continue Reading →

#MadrasHC- issues notice for withdrawal of cases against anti-nuclear activists

Chennai, June 18, 2013 PTI  The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to Tamil Nadu Government asking why steps were not taken to withdraw cases filed against anti-nuclear activists protesting against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. First Bench comprising… Continue Reading →

#India – The Niyamgiri warrior against Vedanta – Sanjay Parikh #mustread

Aparna Kalra  |  New Delhi  June 15, 2013  BS Though his case files are stacked across four rooms, Sanjay Parikh, the lawyer who thrust a spoke into India-focused miner Vedanta Resources‘ plans, has ensured each is marked neatly. “This is the Kalahandi case…… Continue Reading →

U.S Supreme Court Says Human Gene Cannot Be Patented in Myriad Case #Goodnews

Mixed Ruling on BRCA1 Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer courtesy of lisa schlager ‘My DNA’: Lisa Schlager addresses protesters outside the Supreme Court. The court issued a mixed ruling in a case involving patenting of human genes. By Reuters Published June… Continue Reading →

El Salvador mining ban could establish a vital water security precedent

El Salvador‘s battle to protect its water by becoming the first country to ban metal mining could have a wide-ranging resonance No drying up … with their water supply threatened, Salvadorans are hitting back at mining companies such as Pacific Rim…. Continue Reading →

Complaint to Odisha Human Rights Commission on CRPF atrocities in Niyamgiri

To, The Secretary, Odisha Human Rights Commission, Bhubaneshwar Date: 11th June 2013 Sub: CRPF atrocities and human rights violations in villages of Niyamgiri mountains On 3rd June 2013, at around 11am, the Central Reserve Police Force opened fired on a… Continue Reading →

Odisha Government diluting apex court order: petitioner #Niyamgiri #Vedanta

BHUBANESWAR, June 11, 2013 Staff Reporter, The Hindu  St ate government continues to face widespread criticism over selection 12 villages for conducting of gram sabhas that would decide fate of bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hill. Prafulla Samantra, an original petitioner of… Continue Reading →

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