Archive for April, 2006

NBA to embark on 'decisive battle' to stop work on Sardar Sarovar

Apr 03, 2006 No Comments

New Delhi, Apr 2 (UNI) Criticising the “callous” attitude of the UPA Government to pleas of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) to stop construction work on the Sardar Sarovar Dam, NBA convenor Medha Patkar today said the time had come to launch a ”decisive struggle to achieve our objectives”. Expressing her shock over the Government’s […]

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March 31st – April 1: A press conference with the BBC and others, meetings with Minister Chavan and students leaders: police attack Narmada activists, Arundhati Roy and former Prime Minister V.P. Singh support protesters

Apr 03, 2006 No Comments

Friday, March 31 Champa Devi and Sathyu spoke at an afternoon press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club for a group of reporters from the BBC, Associated Press, Reuters, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, and The Hindu, among others. The press conference was hosted by John Elliott, who writes for the Economist and The […]

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Bhopal tragedy points to dangers of chemicals

Apr 03, 2006 No Comments

CENTRAL MAINE MORNING SENTINEL Monday, April 3, 2006 If there are people who believe that Hillary Lister and others associated with Citizens Against Pollution in Town (CAPIT) are merely overreacting “not-in-my-backyarders” bent on thwarting industry and progress, the captioned photograph, “Bhopal Victims Still Protesting” (Morning Sentinel, March 29) should give them pause. Over 20 years […]

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The burning monument

Apr 02, 2006 No Comments

Awene – By Bakhtiyar Ali By Bakhtiyar Ali (Awene, March 28, 2006) Until March 16, if anyone would have asked me about the most appalling political event in the past twenty years, I would have answered that it was on August 31, 1996 (when the Kurdistan Democratic Party asked Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces to help […]

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Netherlands should finance medical project in Halabja

Apr 02, 2006 No Comments

KurdishMedia.com – By Vladimir van Wilgenburg The Dutch socialistic party SP requested Dutch Minister Van Ardenne (Development cooperation) to finance a medical project for the Kurdish victims of the chemical attack in Halabja. A health project of the KRG [Kurdish Regional Government], Liverpool university and several organizations is about to stop due to the lack […]

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Bhopal gas:Centre to discuss with MP govt

Apr 02, 2006 No Comments

CHENNAI ONLINE New Delhi, March 29: The Centre will soon discuss with the Madhya Pradesh government issues raised by the Bhopal gas victims, Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said. He gave this assurance to a delegation of victims here, an official release said. The delegation sought relief for the victims of […]

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Paswan meets survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy

Apr 02, 2006 No Comments

NEWKERALA.COM New Delhi, Mar 29 : Union Chemicals Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today assured survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy that he would propose steps to ensure cleaning up of chemical dump and providing clean drinking water to them, according to the representatives spearheading the campaign in this regard. Ram Vilas Paswan However, Paswan, during […]

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Kurds destroy Halabja memorial in protest

Apr 01, 2006 No Comments

16 Mar 2006 15:37:14 GMT Source: Reuters By Marwan Mohammed HALABJA, Iraq, March 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Kurdish protesters destroyed a memorial to the 1988 gas attack in the Iraqi town of Halabja on Thursday, setting the museum ablaze on the 18th anniversary of the deaths of 5,000 local people. A hospital official said […]

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