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India and Pakistan's hope after Osama

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War & Pacification
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Article
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Osama bin Laden's killing is a potential turning point for India-Pakistan relations. The Indian government reacted to the news with an instant "I told you so" – the discovery of Bin Laden's safe house next door to the military academy in Abbottabad vindicates India's longstanding assessment that Pakistan has become a haven for jihadi extremism and the fountainhead of terrorism. The United... Read more

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The growing crisis of credibility of the Indian media

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Public Alternatives
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The media in India has grown into an economic giant, with a business turnover which exceeds one percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and matches the economic size of many individual industries in India. It is considered the world’s most dynamic media industry and one of the fastest growing anywhere. The media’s worth is equivalent to half the value of India’s famously... Read more

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Jaitapur draws blood

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COPs
Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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The Jaitapur nuclear power project has drawn blood even before its boundary wall is ready. One person was killed in police firing on Monday, which by all accounts was unnecessary to disperse peaceful protesters. There was arson in Madban, at the site’s centre, which gutted some grass and a part of a tiny makeshift shed belonging to the Nuclear Power Corporation. The police went berserk and... Read more

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From Chernobyl to Fukushima: the hazardous journey of nuclear power

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Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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Article
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It was a mere coincidence, if a tragic one, that the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan happened just a few weeks short of the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe in Ukraine, which falls on this April 26. Chernobyl is the world’s worst-ever industrial accident, far worse than the Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 1984. Some 3,000 to 3,500 people perished in Bhopal in the first... Read more

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Learning from Fukushima: India must put nuclear power on hold

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Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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The Nuclear Crisis in Japan: a Wake-Up Call for India

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Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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60 eminent signatories join the call for a moratorium on nuclear plant construction in India
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"The grave nuclear crisis in Japan has highlighted the issue of safety in atomic installations the world over, including in India. It has also prompted the demand for a thorough safety review of nuclear installations.More than 60 eminent citizens from different walks of life have signed the following statement calling for an independent safety review of nuclear installations in India, and... Read more

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Lessons from Fukushima

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Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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Article
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Mohammed El-Baradei, then the International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General, was categorical: “We cannot afford another accident.” He was commenting on a nuclear mishap at a seven-reactor plant at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, the world’s largest nuclear power station, which released 1,200 litres of radioactive water, following an earthquake in Japan in July 2007. ... Read more

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Indian anti-nuclear group demands moratorium on new reactor construction

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Renewables
Energy Democracy
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Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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Update: See the CNDP's most recent press release (28 March 2011): The Nuclear Crisis in Japan: a Wake-Up Call for India... Read more

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People vs Nuclear Power in Jaitapur, Maharashtra

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Collection: 
'Green Economy'
'Green Economy'
'Green Economy'
Suites: 
Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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Article
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This report looks at the struggle that has been met with repression, and the problem with the proposed European Pressurised Reactors, which are currently not operational anywhere in the world and have been criticised for their design flaws.... Read more

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The truth behind India's nuclear renaissance

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Collection: 
Just Solutions
Just Solutions
Suites: 
Agrarian & Environmental Justice
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Article
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The global "nuclear renaissance" touted a decade ago has not materialised. The US's nuclear industry remains starved of new reactor orders since 1973, and western Europe's first reactor after Chernobyl (1986) is in serious trouble in Finland – 42 months behind schedule, 90% over budget, and in bitter litigation. But India is forging ahead to create an artificial nuclear renaissance by... Read more

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