PRIME Minister Manmohan Singh, who reviewed the work of the expert group on Jammu and Kashmir set up by him under the chairmanship of former RBI governor C Rangarajan, has directed the panel to ensure that the job opportunities generated are sustainable.

Alarmed by the hue-and-cry over the 2000 MW Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Power Project (SLHEPP), Assam Government has delayed signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC).

According to highly placed sources, Government of Assam

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today decided to continue the movement against the construction of mega dams, while, the party will finalize its election strategy in the meeting of its general house tomorrow.

AGP sources said that the executive committee of the party, which met today, strongly reacted to the reported statement of the NHPC Chairman cum managing director regarding the construction o

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday suggested to the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) to initiate steps to ensure that 2000 mega watt Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project in Arunachal Pradesh did not pose any threat to the environment including rich bio-diversity in Assam.

He also suggested to the NHPC to constitute a multi-disciplinary expert committee to study the issue

Guwahati, Sept. 9: The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) will incorporate several additional technical features in the construction of the Lower Subansiri hydropower project.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh perhaps said nothing new when he stated that India had environmental concerns. But he echoed the sentiments of Indira Gandhi expressed at the Stockholm conference in 1972 when he added that the environment could not be protected by perpetuating poverty. There was need for a right balance. The environment ministry has in recent months created confusion.

Why was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh forced to re-state the obvious on Monday?

TEZPUR, Sept 8

GERUKAMUKH (Dhemaji), Sept 2: Thousands of people, including AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, today took part in a procession organized by the AGP in protest against the mega dam being constructed by the NHPC at the site of the Lower Subansiri hydroelectric power project at Gerukamukh in Dhemaji district.

The protesters staged a demonstratio

As part of the agitational programme of AASU against the Government and NHPC authority