LONDON: Oxford University finds itself dragged into an alleged land-grab scam in Maharashtra, where it plans to set up its first overseas campus, said to be a favourite project of its outgoing Vice-Chancellor John Hood.
Mumbai: Project-displaced people from Pune, Hingoli, Nandurbar, Satara and other districts of Maharashtra gathered at the Azad Maidan here on Thursday and announced the start of an indefinite demonstration, asking for justice. The agitation has been organised by the National Alliance of Peoples Movements and is being led by activist Medha Patkar.
MUMBAI: Former Union minister Ram Naik and National Alliance of People's Movements leader Medha Patkar have come out strongly against the displacement of thousands of families from Laljipada in Charkop which is to be acquired for a carshed for Mumbai Metro's second line from Charkop to Mankhurd via Bandra.
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the order of Madhya Pradesh high court suspending disbursal of compensation to project-affected people of Sardar Sarovar project after allegation of corruption was levelled by Medha Patkar-led Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).
Mumbai * We have been living in the area for nearly three decades now. We run businesses here and now the government wants to raze it for a metro car shed at Charkop. We cannot allow this.
* Limited open spaces cannot be occupied by overhead metro, when underground metro can be opted for.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to V.K. Saxena, president of the National Council for Civil Liberties, on a petition filed by Medha Patkar, leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, seeking transfer of a criminal defamation case against her from an Ahmedabad court to a court in Delhi.
Shimla: Social activists Medha Patkar and Sunderlal Bahuguna are expected to join the Himalaya Bachao Campaign, which would be kicked of in Himachal from Bilaspur district on April 9, where they would join activist groups from all over the state in the