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 5, 2011

Wave pullout card, enjoy local tax CM threatens, PM bats for decontrol

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Wave pullout card, enjoy local tax 
CM threatens, PM bats for decontrol

Nov. 4: Mamata Banerjee today sprayed a cocktail of petrol price and other grievances on the Centre, warning that the Trinamul Congress could pull out of the UPA government if it "did not think about the masses" and listen to her party.

Oil firms said they had little option but to roll back the price increase if the Centre issued such a directive. However, till late this evening, the Prime Minister appeared to be standing by the decision not to interfere with the pricing of the decontrolled fuel.

That leaves the Centre with the option of a tax cut, unless the Prime Minister changes his stand. The judiciary also entered the picture with a Kerala court asking Indian Oil and Reliance to submit their balance sheets — documents already available in the public domain — in three weeks for perusal. ( )

Trinamul MPs set the ball rolling by convening in Calcutta for an emergency meeting of the party's parliamentary committee, which followed the petrol price hike announced by oil firms last night.

Briefed by the MPs later at Writers' Buildings, Mamata said: "Our MPs and central ministers are not willing to continue as allies of the government. What is the point of staying in the government if people are burdened? For one cabinet post, we can't remain in the ministry. Somebody has to bell the cat."

But Mamata, whose party is the largest ally of the Congress at the Centre, said she had asked the MPs to "wait for a few days". "They have given to me in writing their desire to pull out of the government. But I have amended what they have said," she said.

"Without our support, the government will collapse. I don't want that to happen when the Prime Minister is away from the country. That will give the entire country a bad name. I have told them to first meet the Prime Minister when he returns, may be meet him on November 8 or 9, whenever he has the time. Then they should tell him that this burden on the people can't be accepted and also about their decision."

Mamata said that all her ministers, MPs and senior state minister Partha Chatterjee would attend the meeting and convey their feelings.

But Mamata was quick to add: "Before going ahead with such a serious decision, we must talk first. We fought elections as partners and would want to stay together for the full term. But the Centre also has to ensure that the allies remain with it, their views are heard. The Centre must also listen to us."

Mamata said she would like to congratulate her MPs and ministers for the "bold decision" they had taken.

Mamata's comments suggest that the compulsions of governance, the perceived unpopularity of the Congress, her eagerness to blunt the CPM's price card and future calculations are driving her to adopt a tough stand. ( )

Her grievance at not being consulted before the hike and "smaller matters" like Trinamul still going without an office at Parliament was laid bare in the interaction she had with the media. Pointing to railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, Mamata said he was not allowed to speak at cabinet meetings.

While the Trinamul MPs were brainstorming, Mamata held a meeting with Union commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma who called on her at Writers' in the afternoon. "I told him that decisions that have an impact on the country should not be taken when the Prime Minister is abroad. I have requested him to talk to the PM," she said.

In Delhi, oil companies threw up their hands. "We do not plan to affect a roll back of prices but if we get a directive (to roll back prices), we will have to implement that," IOC chairperson R.S. Butola, who was accompanied by BPCL chairperson R.K. Singh, told reporters. Butola said that even after the latest increase, the oil firm was losing Rs 24 crore a day on petrol.

However, if the Centre does order the oil companies to roll back the prices, it will go against the policy of petrol decontrol — a decision taken when Mamata was part of the Union cabinet — and strike at the root of the UPA's stand so far that the government has nothing do with the decisions of the oil firms.

The storm caught up with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Cannes, where, ironically, he was discussing the fate of the Greek economic crisis with other G20 leaders. Not unlike the Bengal government, Greece is grappling with austerity measures.

The Prime Minister appeared to justify the decision to decontrol petrol prices. "Well, that is the general direction in which we should move. I think the move to decontrol the prices is a part of that process. But as I said, these are very sensitive areas and I have no hesitation in saying ultimately we must allow the markets to find their own level, except for those commodities which are semi-public goods," Singh told a news conference in Cannes.

"So, the direction of change is clear. We must move in the direction of decontrolling more prices," the Prime Minister said.

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