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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Monday, November 28, 2011

Would uranium sales to India breach a key Labor treaty?

http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/11/28/would-uranium-sales-to-india-breach-a-key-labor-treaty/

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Would uranium sales to India breach a key Labor treaty?
by Bernard Keane

Uranium sales to India may be in breach of a key international treaty
established by the Hawke government in 1985, according to one of
Australia's most eminent international lawyers.

Anti-nuclear group International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
asked ANU Professor of International Law Nicholas Rothwell about the
implications of Julia Gillard's proposal to overturn the Labor Party's
longstanding prohibition on the sale of uranium to countries that are
not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

According to Rothwell, sales of uranium to India while it did not have
in place full Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) safeguards —
which it does not — would breach the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone
Treaty, signed by the Hawke Government in Rarotonga in 1985 and which
came into effect in 1986.

Under the Rarotonga Treaty, signatories are not permitted to sell
uranium to "non-nuclear weapon states" unless subject to special
safeguards required by Article III.1 of the NPT. For the purposes of
the NPT, India is a considered a "non-nuclear weapon state", as it was
not one of the five original nuclear powers in 1967. Rothwell's advice
is that India would similarly be considered a "non nuclear weapon
state" under the Rarotonga Treaty, and quotes comments from the Howard
government which imply as much.

Rothwell notes that the Howard government was asked specifically about
whether uranium sales to India breached the Rarotonga Treaty and
claimed that it did not, "provided that appropriate safeguards are in
place".

Any sale of uranium by Australia to India, before it has in place all
of the safeguards under Article III of the NPT (which are established
by the International Atomic Energy Agency), may therefore place
Australia in breach of the Rarotonga Treaty. Under the Treaty, other
signatories can complain about Australia's breach of the treaty and
even take the dispute to the International Court of Justice.

In practice, however, the real sensitivity on the issue is within
Labor itself. The Rarotonga Treaty was supported by Bob Hawke, who
even now cites it as an example of his willingness to pursue a foreign
policy independent of the United States, and is still cited as one of
the key foreign policy achievements of the Hawke years.

Julia Gillard, of course, has tried hard to cultivate an association
with Hawke, who addressed Labor's 2010 election campaign launch.

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