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Disarming Bhatt?

In a letter to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt accuses his government of seeking to jeopardize his security by striving to dispossess him of his service weapons

Safe eating

In these times when activists talk about various rights, why is ‘right to safe food’ not an issue? Hemant Goswami stresses on the need to reclaim the right as it is linked to ‘right to life’

Beyond power

IITian Yogeshwar Kumar, who has set up micro-hydroelectric plants in neglected hilly villages, looks beyond rural household lighting. His community-run power stations also operate rural enterprises like flour mills, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Govt lingers, life lost

Tamil Nadu fisherman dies in a Colombo prison. Activists tell M R Narayan Swamy that his life may have been saved if the Indian govt had brought him back to the country under a bilateral pact 

Protest in sea

In a massive show of strength, thousands of fishermen Saturday blocked the approach channel to the Tuticorin Port with their boats to protest against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project

Vaiko detained

MDMK leader Vaiko and hundreds of his supporters from Tamil Nadu, who were protesting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's visit to Sanchi, detained in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh

On the killer's trail

MDMK leader Vaiko holds his ground in Madhya Pradesh, as the state govt refuses permission to his convoy to proceed to Sanchi for the black flag protest against Rajapaksa, says Akash Bisht

Echoes of war

Senior journalist Rajesh Sundaram launches online signature campaign against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Indian visit, even as Puducherry responds to bandh call of Naam Thamilar

Coastal killing

Was the Coast Guard aircraft responsible for the death of a fisherman, who was watching the ‘jal satyagraha’ of anti-Kudankulam nuclear plant protesters? P C Vinoj Kumar seeks answers

It's not fair

In the prevalent skin colour bias, Kavitha Emmanuel sees racism. Wondering why we have failed to see the beauty that is evident in people, she wants society to accept that Black is beautiful

Waves of protest

Protests in Kudankulam continue in absence of anti-nuke activist S P Udayakumar, as villagers opposed to the nuclear power plant launch a ‘jal satyagraha’ standing at waist-deep sea water

Sanchi march

MDMK leader Vaiko sees hand of Indian intelligence to thwart his party’s protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Sanchi visit, but remains firm on plan, says Radhika Giri

Appeal for restraint

Greenpeace and Amnesty International have condemned the TN government’s use of force on anti-nuclear power plant protestors that has left one dead and several others injured

Lathis in Kudankulam

TN police launch crack down on beach protestors near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, using canes and tear gas shells. Udayakumar and other leaders said to have escaped in boats

Beached firmly

Thousands of protestors spend the night at the beach close to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant braving chilly winds as the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy ups the ante

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