7 die in Punjab, Haryana & Chandigarh y Death toll mounts to 129

Intense cold claimed 22 lives in North India today as temperature plummeted to sub-zero levels at many places in the region. The cold wave continued unabated in Uttar Pradesh as 15 more persons succumbed to the chill in the state, taking the death toll this winter to 129. Two persons, including a police constable, died in Muzaffarnagar district. Three persons each died in Ballia, Lalitpur and Sonebhadra districts, followed by one each in Barabanki, Mirzapur, Kushinagar and Hathras, officials said.

After taking away cheques for the compensation of their lands acquired for the proposed Gorakhpur Atomic Power Project (GAPP), farmers are now up in arms against the authorities for hike in the pay

The Fatehabad district administration's announcement to set up a sanctuary for black bucks on the 500 acres reserved for the green belt out of the 1500-odd acres acquired by the Nuclear Power Corpo

To save black bucks from stray dogs and poachers, the authorities in Fatehabad have decided to set up a sanctuary for them at Gorakhpur village in this district with the help of Nuclear Power Corpo

Chandigarh: At a time when the nuclear plants in Kudankulam and Jaitapur are facing protests, the Gorakhpur Atomic Power Project, Haryana, in Fatehabad district has crossed its first hurdle without

Farmers in Gorakhpur village, protesting against the acquisition of land for a nuclear plant to be set up in the area, have constituted the Parmanoo Sanyantra Virodhi Morcha (Nuclear Plant Protest

Chandigarh: The Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, a group of farmers spearheading protests against the setting up of a nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad district of Haryana, on Monday wit

New Delhi India may soon set up a new company to acquire uranium mines in foreign countries to ensure fuel supplies to its burgeoning nuclear power programme.

The Atomic Energy Commission has recommended setting up of a joint venture company between Nuclear Power Corporation of India and Uranium Corporation of India to explore the possibility of acquiring uranium assets abroad, minister of state in the PMO V Narayanasamy informed the Rajya Sabha.

Protest initiation of projects without consultation with locals

A people’s hearing on nuclear energy held in the Capital on Wednesday criticised the Government’s nuclear energy policy and demanded that repression of people’s movements struggling against nuclear energy projects be stopped with immediate effect. Residents belonging to Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu, Jaitapur in Maharashtra, Fatehabad in Haryana, Haripur in West Bengal, Chutka in Madhya Pradesh, and Rawatbhata and Banswara in Rajasthan joined activists associated with the struggle in these parts in condemning the Indian Government and political parties of initiating projects without consulting the local populace or taking their consent.

The Haryana Government has given over Rs.189 crore as compensation to 387 farmers whose land was acquired to set up a nuclear power plant in Fatehabad district.

The compensation was given to farmers in Gorakhpur, Baropal and Kajalheri villages in the district, where more than 615 acres of land have been acquired for the proposed nuclear power plant, Revenue Officer Ram Singh Bishnoi said here on Friday.