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We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas.




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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tsunami Alert and Life Cycle in Sundarvan May Not stop Marxist capitalists

Tsunami Alert and Life Cycle in Sundarvan May Not stop Marxist capitalists
Palash BiswasContact: Palash C Biswas, C/O Mrs Arati Roy, Gosto Kanan, Sodepur, Kolkata- 700110, India. Phone: 91-033-25659551Email:
'Green' for the Planet or for Corporate Profits?Tsunami Alert and Life Cycle in Sundarvan My Not stop Marxist capitalists!
Indian MNC run zionist brahminical colonial polity is not concerned at all whatever tsunami may be alerted.The state government’s plan to set up a mega chemical hub at Nayachar may receive a jolt as grid power is yet to reach the island, the site chosen to accomodate DOWs and salim. The sundarvana Islands are interlinked and any disturbance anywhere may create unthincable disaster destroying Life Cycle suiting Mangroves!
Strong volcanic activities are expected in the Sumatra region in the wake of the major earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale that struck off the coast of Bengkulu in Indonesia, volcanologists and earth scientists said today.
The experts said yesterday's quake was followed by seven aftershocks and one of them measured 7.2 on the Richter scale. The entire Sumatra region is very volatile, they pointed out.
An earthquake of 5.1-magnitude occurred on September 11 in Sunda Strait, southeast of the location of yesterday's temblor, but went unnoticed. Earthquakes have become a common phenomena since 2004 in the Indonesian and Andaman and Nicobar Islands region, they said.
"Therefore, we expect a triggering effect on volcanoes in the region which have already shown some activities in the last couple of years," said Chandrasekharam, professor in the department of earth sciences and head of the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology here.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus called today for the speedy enactment of a new, binding global agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions, accusing the US and China of being the world's biggest polluters.
Yunus said the US had been the leading producer of greenhouse gases but was overtaken by China.
The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, which is paid by the Dutch government to advise it on environmental policy, said China overtook the United States as the leading carbon dioxide emitter in 2006.
Meanwhile, Yunus noted India is producing significant pollution.
"As the countries develop, they became so focussed on the development," Yunus told a news conference. "They forget about what they are doing on the planet."
Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist who shared last year's Nobel Peace Prize with his Grameen bank for efforts to help the poor through tiny loans called microcredits, was in Seoul to attend an international symposium on global climate change.
A Geological Survey of India team, led by its Deputy Director General (Operation) Biplab Mukherjee, today studied the soil and sub-soil condition of the island and the probable environmental impact of a proposed chemical hub.
The GSI team comprised three GSI Directors and two senior geo scientists.
Local people staying for long on the eastern side of the island towards South 24 Parganas informed the team that there was occasional subsiding in the area of over one km land and they had to leave their homes several times in the past few years.
Dr Mukherjee said they would take about three to four months to complete their report and submit it to the Director General, who in turn would hand it over to the Government.
Heavy police arrangements were made over the 50 sq km of the island when the team was making the survey.
India's tsunami watchdog has denied suggestions that its tsunami alert on Wednesday evening was based on earthquake data released by the US geological survey and not on India's own warning system.
Huge aftershocks rumbled across Indonesia's Sumatra island on Thursday but officials said damage from a massive quake that killed 10 people was not as bad as first feared.
India has decided to lift a tsunami alert issued on Wednesday for its Andaman and Nicobar group of islands in the Bay of Bengal after a big earthquake in nearby Indonesia, a disaster management official said.
Meanwhile the scenerio in USA is changing fast. But the ruling Calss in India is dying for Indo US Nuke Deal and the strategic regrouping eying on Four Hundred Billion Dollar shopping list for US Weapon Market !As US President George W Bush is expected to back a limited withdrawal of troops in an address on his Iraq war strategy. The gradual pull-out would take troop numbers back to their level before Mr Bush ordered a build-up this year.
Four of the world's 10 most polluted places are in Russia and two former Soviet republics, an independent environmental group said in a report released on Wednesday.Encompassing seven countries, the top 10 sites may cause some 12 million people to suffer health problems ranging from asthma and other respiratory ailments to birth defects and premature death, the New York-based Blacksmith Institute said.Concern about polluted places is growing as the world's population swells and people in developing countries like China and India buy more cars and electronics -- habits that had been limited mainly to rich countries like the United States.China and India each has two sites in the top 10. Linfen, China, is in Shanxi Province, the heart of country's expanding coal industry, while Tianying is one of the country's largest lead production bases. In Tianying, residents, particularly children, suffer lead poisoning symptoms such as learning disabilities, brain damage and kidney malfunction.
With less than a week to go for the IAEA general conference in Vienna, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar is keeping his options open on discussing safeguards with the nuclear watchdog as he is yet to receive clear-cut instructions on the issue from the Centre.
"I have not received any indication on the topic (from the Centre) till date," Kakodkar said here.
Kakodkar is scheduled to make his speech at the annual meeting on September 19, two days after the conference begins.
He admitted last fortnight that there were some "constraints" related to talks on India-specific safeguards but refused to elaborate.
Sources close to Kakodkar, however, said the Indo-US nuclear deal might come up for informal discussions at the conference.
Though the Centre is seeking support for the deal from various quarters in spite of the Left's reservations on it, Kakodkar has not got any information on going ahead with discussions at the IAEA on safeguards pertaining to the Indo-US deal.
The Left parties have made it clear that they would take into consideration the findings of the UPA-Left committee on the nuclear deal before proceeding on the issue of operationalising the agreement.
Scientists in favour of the deal are hoping that the Centre may come up with directions just before the IAEA conference to allow Kakodkar to go ahead with talks on the safeguards.
Nuclear industrialists in the country and around the globe are closely watching the Indo-US deal, a top official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India said.
"We and our counterparts across the world, who are waiting for India's integration with the global nuclear renaissance, are closely watching the political mood in India," he said.
Asked whether India would participate in IAEA's two-day scientific forum, which has a session on nuclear energy for developing countries, he said it was part of the nuclear power community's agenda.
The scientific forum will be attended by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Director S Banerjee.
The IAEA general conference will also be attended by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Chairman S K Sharma who is also a member of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG).
The Calcutta High Court has asked the West Bengal government to file a report on the sick and closed tea gardens in northen districts of the state where hundreds of people had allegedly died of starvation and malnutrition.
The two-judge bench, presided over by Chief Justice S S Nijjar, issued the ruling on a PIL filed by a social activist, Amitava Chakraborty.
Mr Chakraborty alleged that hundreds of employees of the closed and sick tea gardens in the district of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri were facing penury as the garden owners and the state government had failed to honour the promises to meet their minimum demands.
He said more than 200 people had died over the past five years following the closure of more than two dozen tea gardens in the district.
Many people were on the verge of death, he further alleged.
Mr Chakraborty prayed before the court that a direction be issued to the state government as well as the tea garden owners to open the closed gardens and help rejuvenate the sagging economy of the area.
Left parties will submit a detailed note on their objections to the Indo-US nuclear deal to the UPA-Left committee tomorrow.The contents of the note were finalised at a meeting of the four Left parties here today.The note will spell out their opposition to the deal in the context of the Hyde Act and its implications for the country's foreign policy.Left leaders said they were expecting a reply from the government side on Monday, ahead of the second meeting of the UPA-Left committee on Wednesday.
"We discussed the points on which we will prepare our note," CPI general secretary A B Bardhan told reporters after the meeting.
Forward Bloc general secretary Debabrata Biswas said the note would be sent to the committee tomorrow. "The reply from the government should come to us by 17th. Then the committee will meet on the 19th," he added.He said, "The committee itself has noted our concern and we will be elaborating on some of the issues."
If the showdown between the Left and the Congress over the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal results in a mid-term poll, will the Left have to pay a heavy electoral price as suggested by some recent surveys? The veiled threat of an imminent mid-term poll the CPI-M general secretary, Mr Prakash Karat, and other Left leaders issued by saying time is running out, has certainly triggered speculation about the Left Front's preparedness to fight the elections if they are held in the next few months. The Left parties are confident that their position, especially in West Bengal which sends most of their MPs to the Lok Sabha, would be far better if the elections are held now than if the poll is held a year later. The Left Front has 60 seats in the Lok Sabha and the projection is it would drastically come down by as many as 15 seats if the LF forces a mid-term poll through its inflexible stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal, according to some opinion polls. LF sources, however, said as for West Bengal, the Left is unlikely to suffer major electoral reverses now even though there is a perception that post-Nandigram the Left should be ready for a drubbing. True, conceded a senior leader, Nadigram and the industrialisation overdrive of the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee-government did alienate a sizeable number of farmers from the Left. What made matters worse for the LF was that a large number of these farmers, share-croppers and landless labourers, whose livelihood was threatened by the move to acquire farm land for industrialisation, belonged to the minority population. But, the Left believes its strong and uncompromising anti-US position on the nuke deal would stand them in good stead in recovering much of the lost ground. "Our anti-US position has always been consistent and our acceptability among the minority population increased further after the Bush administration pounded Iraq. Also, we would be able to convince the people irrespective of their religious preferences that our anti-imperialist stand forms a core of our political credo and is not just a matter of political convenience," a source claimed. The assumption is that the anti-US position would subsume the post-Nandigram disillusionment to a large extent, and help motivate the cadre bred on that ideology. The Left assessment is that the Congress in West Bengal is in total disarray and the Trinamul won't find it easy, any longer, to play the minority card the way it could post-Nandigram in view of the Left's anti-US blitzkrieg. "At the most there could be loss of one seat here and another there and in some cases the margin of victory would be less than what it was last time. But that won't make much difference to our overall tally if the elections are held now. ‘On the other hand, if the Trinamul gets a year for strengthening its organisation, it might fare better then, though it's not known for its organisational prowess which is the LF's forte. Mere anti-Left sentiments won't help the Trinamul sail through," a Left strategist said.
Is Indian economy losing steam? No one is sure, but there are signs of slowdown in industrial activity. Growth in industrial production dipped to 7% in July from 13.2% recorded a year ago.Economic Times reports.
The index of six core-infrastructure industries having a combined weight of 26.7% in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 1993-94 stood at 227.7 in July 2007 and registered a growth of 6.3% compared to a growth of 10.9 % in July 2006, ...
With India insisting on joint fight against terrorism, Home Ministers of SAARC countries will meet in New Delhi next month with an aim of formulating coordinated approaches towards the "common challenge." The Home Ministers of the eight-nation grouping will hold deliberations for two days from October 23 to evolve measures to harmonise national legislations and procedures, official sources said here Wednesday. The meeting assumes special significance as it will take place in the backdrop of recent Hyderabad bomb blasts which are believed to have been carried out by terrorists based in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The Indian side is expected to ask member countries, particularly Pakistan and Bangladesh, to cooperate in fighting the menace in "sincere and meaningful" manner. Suffering from cross-border terrorism for over three decades, India has been pressing Pakistan and Bangladesh to dismantle the infrastructures of terror existing there, but without any results.
Nuclear power is a necessity for long term energy requirement of the country, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Director, Bikash Sinha said here today.
The country needs nuclear power as fossil fuels like coal and gas cannot sustain, for long, the pace at which the industry is growing, he said while speaking at the AGM of Indian Plastic Federation.
Making a veiled reference to the opposition by the Left parties to the Indo-US nuclear deal on the grounds it would jeopardise the nations's sovereignty, Sinha said like politicians, the scientists also loved their country "and we recommend nuclear power development with reasons".
Making a strong case for Japan to support the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, a Tokyo-based policy group has said the pact will throw open business opportunities for Japanese firms, besides promote cooperation in science and technology.
The political significance, promotion of cooperation in science and technology and likely contribution by Japanese corporations involved in nuclear power are among the reasons cited by the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) in support of the deal.
JFIR's 29th policy recommendations - "India's Leap Forward and India" - calls for cooperation with India on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Addressing India's growing energy demands and needs to reduce global warming, the group says India will presumably want to heavily depend on "nuclear power in the future."
On concerns related to nuclear weapons proliferation, if the Indo-US deal is implemented, the group points out that India has always called for nuclear disarmament despite being outside the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The Rise of the Elephant and Dragon
September 13, 2007
On the streets of India, Robyn Meredith still finds animals pulling carts loaded with construction materials, and monkeys racing across roads, dodging cars. The Forbes magazine writer also talks about China where men in Mao jackets pedal bicycles along newly built highways, past skyscrapers sprouting like bamboo. Yet India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour, says Meredith, the author of the much discussed book The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us.
Communist China, Meredith, left, points out, is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart, its shelves filled with Chinese-made goods.
In her book, Meredith, senior editor, Asia, at Forbes, discusses how China and India have spurred a new gold rush, and what this means for the rest of the world.
She made her name at the American Banker exposing insider deals in savings and loans that led to four Congressional hearings and an overhaul of US banking regulations governing initial public offerings.
Meredith, who covers India and China for Forbes, challenges conventional wisdom in her book, arguing that the US shouldn't fear these two rising economic powers. Though American politicians tax Chinese goods, she points out that Americans actually gain from the undervalued yuan. For, American companies profit from the inexpensive goods the Chinese manufacture. There is also no need to fear that India has picked up most of the one million white-collar jobs that moved out of the US, she argues. For every dollar that goes overseas, $1.94 of wealth is created, all but 33 cents of which returns to America.
The journalist and author discusses India and China's potential with Rediff India Abroad Managing Editor (Features) Arthur J Pais.
We have made up our mind on n-deal: Karat
New Delhi: The possibility of a compromise between the government and its Left allies appears increasingly bleak with top Communist leader Prakash Karat on Thursday saying that the communist parties have "made up their mind" to block the India-US civil nuclear deal and will not support the government if it went ahead with it.
Karat also contended that the government was "determined to go ahead with the deal" despite a majority in parliament opposing the contentious deal which aims to "draw India into a military alliance with the US."
"We have made up our mind. We won't be there to help the government to conclude the agreement. It's now for the government to decide," Karat said at a seminar on the India-US nuclear deal, which was chaired by Communist Party of India leader A B Bardhan and attended, among others, by former Prime Minister V P Singh.
In a revealation that may put the government on the defensive, Karat said that the first time, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had included "strategic partnership with the US" in the first two drafts of the Common Minimum Programme. This was struck out from the final version after the Left parties raised objections to it, he said.
"Why is the government determined to go ahead despite the clear and established fact that the parties who are opposed to the deal constitute a majority in parliament?" Karat, the Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary, asked.
Karat's statement has put in question the efficacy of the joint mechanism comprising the government and the Left parties that prop up the ruling coalition to address its concerns about the implications of the nuclear deal on India's strategic programme and foreign policy.
With the government saying that it is not bound by the UPA-Left committee's findings, the window is fast closing for compromise between the two sides.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh without naming him, Karat said: "Does the PM believe Bush is the greatest friend of India? The most hated president in the US is our greatest benefactor."
Alluding to the 10-year defence framework agreement India signed with the US over two years ago, Karat also mocked the US' claims to make India a major world power.
"What has happened to great friends of Bush? British Prime Minister Tony Blair is no longer around. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has quit. Australian Prime Minister John Howard is on his way out. They are all going," said Karat in an ominous hint that the Manmohan Singh government may not survive should the Left parties withdraw support, making mid-term polls inevitable.
Alluding to non-Congress constituents of the UPA like Rashtriya Janata Dal, Nationalist Congress Party and Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam, Karat hinted that the nuclear deal was set to become a key issue in the next elections. "All these parties in the government will have to answer to the people," he said.
V.P. Singh was equally unstinting in his rejection of the deal and charged that the 123 bilateral agreement contains several "bondage" clauses that could shackle India's strategic autonomy and reduce it to a "bonded labour" of the US interests.
"The government refuses to listen to the Indian parliament, and instead listens to (US President George) Mr Bush and goes by his time table," Singh said.
"For the first time, the prime minister is confronting a majority in parliament (which is opposed to the deal)," said Singh.
He pointed to four "bondage clauses" in the 123 agreement - pertaining to circumstances of termination, the US' right of return of nuclear materials sold to India, and the proposed plan to place Indian civil nuclear reactors under safeguards in perpetuity - to stress that the deal militated against India's fundamental national interests.
Alluding to the termination clause in Article 14 of the 123 bilateral agreement, he said: "It doesn't specify circumstances that can lead to termination of the agreement. Even India's foreign policy choices that don't suit the US can trigger that. This clause is like the sword of Damocles hanging over our head."
Referring to the right of return clause, Singh said the investment of over $20 billion ("over Rs one lakh crore") India will make in imported nuclear reactors and technologies will act as a "paperweight" on India's mind, were they to return the US-origin nuclear technology.
"It will be a colossal loss. This will act as a paperweight on the government's mind before doing anything that may trigger termination."
Singh also argued that despite the government's disclaimers, the Hyde Act of the US will be applicable to the bilateral agreement. "The Hyde Act is hidden in it," he said.
M J Akbar, editor-in-chief of The Asian Age and a critic of the nuclear deal, said the government's hurry to get the deal through raised serious questions about it.
"What's the hurry? Even China took 15 years to do the nuclear deal with the US. We are only asking for a few months," he said.
"Our present government seems to be following an American, and not an Indian calendar," he said. India's long-standing military ally Russia has begun engaging it in military exercises it rarely conducted before. This is to counter competition from the United States, Israel and other Western countries in meeting New Delhi's billowing demand for defence equipment.
Later this week the Indian and Russian Army's Special Forces, backed by their respective air forces, will for the first time carry out five days of joint anti-terror and search-and-destroy exercises in Russia on the freezing plains of Pskov, southeast of St Petersburg.
The upcoming Indira 07 manoeuvres will duplicate those carried out for the first time by the two armies in October 2005, despite them being close allies during the Cold War decades.
"As an economically resurgent India begins to militarily interact with other countries, a nervous Moscow, anxious to retain its largest defence customer, is seeking increased interaction with Delhi through joint manoeuvres," retired Lt Gen V K Kapur told IANS.
Over the next decade, military planners anticipate purchases of over $40 billion to replace or upgrade the predominantly Soviet and Russian equipment in service with the Indian military that has reached collective obsolescence.
And with the armed forces increasingly voicing their preference for Western over Russian hardware, Moscow has launched a multi-pronged sales offensive of which joint exercises are a part, Kapur added.
India annually conducts $1,500 million worth of defence business with Russia. Since the 1960s India has acquired Russian military goods worth over $30 billion.
But despite such dealings, a mere handful of Russian service personnel have attended any of India's many defence training establishments open to and patronized by foreign officers from competing military-industrial establishments.
Indian officials attribute this to the Russian military officers' lack of fluency in English. The two navies have also conducted just three rounds of joint exercises since 2003, the most recent being off Russia's coast earlier this year.
Eleven left-leaning parties have come together to form a new alliance to establish "bold politics based on ideology" so as to help establish a "democratic Bangladesh".
"Some parties are doing left politics with exploiters deviating from its ideology. We will try to establish a trend of doing bold politics based on ideology and bring all left parties under a single banner as per the demand of the time," said Khalequzzaman, Convener of the Democratic Left Alliance (DLA).
The formation of the DLA was announced here yesterday. The leaders of the new formation have attacked the mainstream political parties that engage in electoral and power politics. "As rightist politics has failed to fulfil people's expectations and run the country properly over the years, only left parties can lead the nation now," Khalequzzaman was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
Expectations and dreams of the nation were not fulfilled over the last 36 years as some of the major parties failed to take up political programmes timely, a DLA statement said.
The parties in the new alliance include Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Jatiya Ganofront, Bangladesher Workers Party, Biplobi Oikya Front, Ganotantrik Majdur Party, Bangladesher Communist Party (ML), Bangladesher Ganotantrik Andolon, Shramajibi Mukti Andolon, Bangladesher Samyabadi Dal (MLM), BSD (Mahbub) and Ganosanghati Andolon.
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