Archive for June, 2006

Chemical bomb found in the Kurdish town of Halabja

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

KURDISHASPECT.COM, JUNE 19, 2006 Halabja, June 17– a Kurdish Farmer in Seirawan area found a chemical bomb Saturday near Halabja in northern Iraq as he was reconstructing his house that had been torn down in the eighties by the former Iraqi regime, reported Awene the independent newspaper from southern Kurdistan. A source, that did not […]

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Medha Patkar, 100 others detained

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

THE HINDU, JUNE 20, 2006 Medha Patkar being detained in New Delhi on Monday — Photo: S. Subramanium NEW DELHI: Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar and about 100 Narmada dam-displaced people were on Monday detained outside the residence of United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi. They had gone to apprise Ms. Gandhi of lack […]

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Russia to float atomic reactor

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

ST PETERSBURG TIMES, JUNE 6, 2006 Russia to Float Atomic Reactor By Judith Ingram Associated Press MOSCOW — An Arctic military shipbuilding plant and the Federal Atomic Energy Agency signed a contract Wednesday to build the world’s first floating nuclear reactor. The 9.1 billion ruble ($330 million) reactor will be built by the Sevmash plant […]

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David & Layla screens on opening night

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

KURDISHMEDIA.COM, JUNE 6, 2006 Kurdish ‘Layla’- a survivor of Halabja genocide – in David & Layla screens on opening night – Avignon Film Festival, France. Iranian Hollywood actress SHIVA ROSE playing Kurdish Layla – a survivor of Halabja genocide – in DAVID & LAYLA screens on Opening Night with John Turturro’s film at 23rd Annual […]

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Democracy searches for space in India

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

RAHUL KUMAR, 16 JUNE 2006, ONEWORLD SOUTH ASIA No one could have thought that the visit of noted Bollywood actor Aamir Khan to the site of twin agitations – the Bhopal gas tragedy as well as the Narmada agitation – in April 2006 in New Delhi would spark off a furor that would refuse to […]

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Dow among dry-cleaning chemical makers responsible for Modesto pollution

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

JULIANA BARBASSA, ASSOCIATED PRESS FRESNO, Calif. – Three chemical manufacturers were ordered to pay the city of Modesto $178 million for contaminating its water with suspected carcinogens, a jury decided. Jurors in San Francisco Superior Court found the companies acted with malice because they failed to tell dry cleaners how to use perchloroethylene or trichloroethylene […]

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Dow Group jittery over mistaken identity

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

ARUN S, Tuesday, June 13, 2006 NEW DELHI, JUNE 12: The ghosts of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy continues to haunt the Dow group of companies. Even after two decades, the tragedy’s fallouts could be an impediment to the Group’s investment plans in India. This came to light in Greenbrier, USA during an interactive session […]

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Narmada activist calls for expat Indians' support

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

By Vinita Bharadwaj, Staff Reporter. Gulf News Dubai: Indian activist Medha Patkar, best known for her involvement with the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada) has called upon Indians abroad to show solidarity towards the cause by writing to the prime minister and senior politicians. “Writing letters and signing petitions are considered traditional means of […]

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Minamata mercury victims, 50 years later, step up legal fight

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

June 9 (Bloomberg) — Hideki Sato was a toddler when the cats in his native Minamata city started “dancing” in the streets. He was 13 before Japan’s government said pollution was to blame and chemical company Chisso Corp. stopped dumping methyl mercury in the bay. By then, 1,573 people were dead or dying. Supreme Court […]

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US won't compensate Vietnam's Agent Orange victims: official

Jun 25, 2006 No Comments

Eight-year-old boy Phuong Minh Diep sits watching television at the Peace Village in Tu Du hospital, Ho Chi Minh City in 2005. He has been deformed since birth from what may be the effects of the defoliant Agent Orange used by US army during the Vietnam War. The United States won’t compensate Vietnam’s Agent Orange […]

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