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52 killed as bus falls into gorge in north India

By Sun, Aug 12, 2012 3:29PM UTC Comments Off

NEW DELHI (AP) — An overcrowded bus fell into a deep gorge in a mountainous area of northern India on Saturday, killing 52 people and injuring 46 others, police said. The driver lost control of the vehicle on a sharp curve in Himachal Pradesh state, about 620 kilometers (385 miles) north of New Delhi, police...

UNFCC approves controversial Reliance power project in Jharkhand

By Mon, Oct 10, 2011 3:40AM UTC Comments Off Jharkhand Integrated Power Ltd, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Reliance Power Ltd, is implementing a 3,960 MW project activity using ‘higher efficiency super-critical technology’, near Tilaiya village in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.

The CDM Executive Board has approved two controversial Indian mega projects: a new coal fired power plant and a hydro power plant which had recently made headlines because of its non‐additionality and the harm reportedly caused to the local population. The CDM Executive Board once again ignored criticism of the environmental integrity of coal projects...

India: Power co goons assault villagers protesting project in remote Himachal valley

By Fri, Sep 16, 2011 11:17AM UTC Comments Off The attacks were carried out in the backdrop of the people of eight panchayats of Saal Valley, under the banner of the Saal Ghaati Bachao Sangharsh Morcha (SGBSM), organising a rally at Chamba town on August 12.

Tension prevails in the remote Saal Valley of Chamba in Himachal Pradesh where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been turning a blind eye at repeated attacks on villagers protesting against the Hul hydropower project. All attacks have been allegedly carried out by goons hired by the Hyderabad-based Hul Hydro Power Private Limited (HHPPL)....

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