Energy

Thermal Plants want water, farmers need it
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National

Drought and Farmer Suicides 101 for Manu Joseph

Not sure how to do this, given that this is a data free hatchet job by Manu Joseph. So it isn’t like he is claiming that his absurd claims are backed by data to begin with. Still, because I’m irritated enough, doing a limited take down of yet another attempt to trivialize the gravity and […]

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Nuclear power plant at Gujarat KAPS - Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
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KAPS Kakrapar Nuclear plant is likely undergoing a loss-of-coolant incident

Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board cautions, based on the sparse specifics available in the public domain and comments by authority figures that the government may be concealing information about the magnitude of the accident at KAPS (Kakrapar Atomic Power Station) Unit 1

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Linking of benefits to Aadhaar card
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National

Nagrik Chetna Manch files contempt against RBI Governor, Chief Election Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary

Nagrik Chetna Manch (NCM) filed a Contempt Petition (21656 of 2015) on 6th July 2015 initiating proceedings for committing civil contempt of the Hon’ble #Supreme Court by violating it’s interim orders dated 23.09.2013 and 16.03.2015 in Writ Petition (Civil) 494 of 2012 and dated 24.02.2014 in Special Leave Petition (Criminal) 2524 of 2014. The contemnors […]

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During installation of dome at Flamanville Nuclear Plant
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Politics & Political Commentary

Modi proud of civilian nuclear deal days after structural flaw revealed in similar Flamanville reactor

On the day after ASN (The Nuclear Safety Authority in France) quietly published the findings of a serious fault in the reactor built by Areva at Flamanville, headlines in India proclaimed our Prime Minister Narendra Modi was out “shopping for nuclear power” in France. Incidentally, this is the reactor India plans for Jaitapur. One would imagine that the […]

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Narmada Bachao Andolan Protests
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Politics & Political Commentary

Why is Government of India indulging in this unwarranted & unnecessary act of raising SSP Dam height?

Why this hurry to submerge tribals and farmers under Narmada waters? In a shocking decision[1] on June 12, 2014, the Narmada Control Authority (NCA), headed by the secretary, Union Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), & which includes secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF) and senior officials of four states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya […]

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