The anti-nuclear activists, who suspended agitations staged against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) recently following an assurance given by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, have renewed their warning to the State and the Central governments saying that they would observe a token fast on October 9 if the ongoing works in the upcoming nuclear power project were not stopped altogether by October 7.

JAIPUR: On the backdrop of the 2011 Census, which showed noticeable decline in the sex ratio in the state, the state government has started exercise for damage control.

The committee, constituted by the state government to prepare the Vision 2021 for proper implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre-natal diagnostic techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, has decided to sought suggestions and inputs from

Javed Iqbal

IN Chhattisgarh, the only criminal appears to be the law.


The rural develop ment ministry came in for some sharp criticism over the implementation of UPA flagship MGNREGA from activists like Aruna Roy and Jean Dreze.

Both Ms Roy and Mr Dreze have been involved with the MGNREGA since its inception in 2006.

Social activists have alleged that the UPA government is undermining the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) by modifying several provisions in the law.

The concerns were raised by activists Jean Dreze, Aruna Roy, Nikhil De, Annie Raja and Reetika Khera at a press conference, here.

Last week, the government had declared that it will not link the Minimum Wage Act to NREGA wages.


Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy

07 Dec 2008

The word ‘Change’ was recently made popular by Mr. Obama. In his campaign period, the ‘change’ almost sounded revolutionary. Taking cue from his campaign, climate activists have also picked up the word. UN is not far away with its stale slogan like: ‘It is time to change the climate change”. A mannequin at the conference lobby.