THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

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. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Irresponsible drug trial kill thousands in India

Indian Girls Become the Guinea Pigs for Western Cos
By SiliconIndia, Friday, 18 November 2011, 03:21 Hrs 

Bangalore: In what could be seen as a new form of colonialism, India becomes the newtesting ground for drugs for
American, British and European pharmaceutical firms and according to a report
on the 'Independent', between 2007 and 2010, at least 1,730 people died in India while, or after,
participating in such trials.

In an apparent show of the Western mode of
exploitation, these multinational companies have been making the most of India's huge population and loose
regulations in this regard over the last five years by which they manage to
drastically cut short their expenses on
research for these lucrative products which are to be sold in the West.

Ever since the
restrictions on drug trials were relaxed in India, the industry has grown to a
point where more than 150,000 people are
involved in at least 1,600 clinical trials for the Western firms like Pfizer,
AstraZeneca and Merck. Although no official data is available on the size
of this exploitative industry, it is estimated to be worth as much as 189
million pounds. While the many on whom the trials were done, may have been only
eligible for the studies as they were ill, the following complications, even
resulting in death, are often not properly investigated.

While it is said that the crucial trials were carried out following appropriate
guidelines, the report says the lack of oversight have
resulted in a situation where poor and often illiterate individuals, picked
from the tribal areas or city slums are used for the critical trials without
obtaining proper informed consent which means they have apparently agreed to
the trials without fully understanding what they are signing up for. At the shadow of
this inhuman practice of drug trials on humans, a new industry has been spawned
making significant profits by providing participants for these studies.

An investigation by "The Independent" in the Indian states of Madhya
Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, as well as in Delhi and in London shows that hundreds of Indian tribal girls were
recruited without proper parental consent for an immunization study sponsored
by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shockingly just on the node of the
government hostels warden. Several girls have reportedly killed and the
controversial study was stopped by the federal authorities. The investigation
also found the use by drug companies of survivors of the Bhopal tragedy, world's worst poisonous gas disaster, as guinea pigs in at least 11
trials without proper informed consent.In another
shocking finding, many cases of drug
trials were reported at a government hospital in Indore of which 81 cases of adverse effects
were reported.

Indiais just one of those
many developing countries being
exploited for its large, ignorant and illiterate tribals by the Western
pharmaceutical giants who spent over 40 billion pounds last year on research
and development. It's said that over 120,000 trials are taking
place in 178 countries and the companies can reportedly reduce up to 60 percent
of their spending on research through outsourcing the works to these third
world countries. The article also reveals that a quarter of all clinical data
submitted to European drug regulators for approval are obtained from trials in
low- and middle-income countries.

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