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

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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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Friday, November 18, 2011

More on Nuclear Liability Rules

http://business-standard.com/india/news/industry-divided-over-new-nuclear-liability-rules/455903/

Industry divided over new nuclear liability rules
Sanjay Jog / Mumbai November 18, 2011, 0:58 IST

The nuclear industry is divided over the new notification on civil
nuclear liability law. Some believe there has been a dilution of the
law and violation of the spirit; others feel suppliers from abroad
would still not be happy. The communist parties are expected to take
up the issue in the ensuing winter session of Parliament.

"It is a correction to the defective law Parliament had passed last
year," a senior nuclear scientist said. On the other hand, a CPM
leader, who did not want to be identified, attacked the government for
violating the spirit of the law. He said they would not spare the
government on this.

The state-run Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC), engaged in increasing
power generation capacity to 63,000 Mw by 2032, said it would go a
long way in addressing the concerns of the Indian nuclear industry. An
NPC official, who did not want to be identified, told Business
Standard: "The rules will give much needed relief to nuclear
installation operators in India, as they will have a right to seek
recourse compensation from suppliers for a limited period of time and
not for the entire lifetime of a nuclear reactor. Further, the rules
allow nuclear operators a right of recourse to claim damages from
their suppliers in the event of a nuclear accident."
A Gopalakrishnan, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory
Board, said: "We have a prime minister who is personally against the
provision for the right to recourse against the supplier (section-17b)
and the right of citizens to take legal action under tort law (section
46), which were put into the Nuclear Liability Act against his wishes
by the Opposition in Parliament. Now, the UPA government's attempt is
to see how in fact sections 17(b) and 46 can be indirectly invalidated
through clever manipulation of rules, because amending the law is
almost impossible."

Adding: "Frankly, there is no connection between the "licencing
period", set by the nuclear regulator, the Atomic Energy Regulatory
Board (AERB), and the "product liability period", to be negotiated and
put in the contract by the buyer (NPC). While the former is fixed at
five years for safety reasons, the product liability period for a
reactor has to be much longer. After all, these modern reactors have a
safe design life of 60 years, according to the supplier." He wanted to
know why NPC could not insist on a product liability period high
enough to be consistent with this design life.

Surinder Thakur, Fellow at the NPC, said: "It will go a long way in
providing a compensation to the victims, in the unlikely event of a
nuclear accident without proving the fault. With the notification of
these rules, a civil nuclear liability Act generally consistent with
the international civil nuclear liability regime comes into effect."

Areva India chairman Arthur de Montalembert said: "We will study the
new published rules for civil nuclear liability law." Areva is
currently engaged in talks with NPC for the supply of two evolutionary
pressurised reactors of 1,650 Mw each for the proposed 9,900-Mw
Jaitapur project.

"With the newly notified rules for nuclear liability, India should be
able to address the predominant concerns of suppliers. This, coupled
with the greater availability of uranium around the world, would mean
more suppliers of uranium will start taking India seriously. But this
is only the first step. With the ongoing opposition to mining across
minerals, India will have to be import-dependent for a long time."
said Gokul Chaudhri, partner, BMR Advisors.

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