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India pushes alternative fuels

Siddharth Srivastava is WSN Editor India. NEW DELHI - Though oil prices have settled down a bit, a serious attempt is being made to push alternative energies, to meet future contingencies. India produced 32 million tons of crude oil and imported nearly 99 million tons, which is nearly 80% of its requirement in 2005-06. India has scaled up its estimate of power requirements to between 800,000 and 950,000 megawatts by 2030 to achieve the targeted economic growth of more than 8%. The choices China and India make in the next few years will lead the world on a path based on efficient technologies or growing ecological instability, the US-based World Watch Institute in its State of the World 2006 report has said. Recently, the Indian minister for non-conventional energy sources, Vilas Muttemwar, said in parliament that US and German companies have made investment proposals worth Rs100 billion (US$2.1 billion) in a special economic zone (SEZ) for manufacturing renewable energy devices a

The death sentence of Afzal Guru and its political implications

The decision of Indian High court to issue the death warrant of Afazl Guru for October 20, 2006, in the 2001 terrorist attack on Indian Parliament, has sparked the protest in the valley where different groups took to the street against the death sentence of Afazal Guru. It is not only that Pakistan supported groups have called for the protest against the death sentence but mainstream political parties including Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had to request to PM for his clemency. Question is not whether Afzal Guru was innocent or not, and court always follow the circumstantial evidences that help it to reach any conclusive verdict. Judges probably had nothing personal with him and decision can not be called politically motivated to punish Afzal Guru or any one else. As another terrorist suspect Mr. A.R. Gilani was acquitted by the same Court. Indian Judiciary doesn’t have credibility problem because independent character, however, in some extra-ordinary cases governments do have mean

Malegoan Blast : Congress and Communists masterminded , Source in Indian Govt

We received the following extraordinary message from an anonymous source, which, even if partly true reflects very negatively on the UPA government and its policy of surrender going beyond appeasement. An Ex-Indian intelligence official worked for RAW ,told IntelliBriefs that "I am prepared to attach some credence to it(below message) because I have heard from other sources that Sitaram Yechury and his wife are in the payroll of some foreign countries hostile to India." In his analysis about the report below he told Intellibriefs that " what is driving the UPA Jihadi-appeasement policy is not vote bank politics but Sonia Gandhi's fear of becoming the target of Jihadi terror. This fear is evident also in her illingness to allow her hand-picked Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad meet President Kalam asking for clemency for Afzal Guru. Note that Sonia herself sent a letter to President Kalam, asking for the reimposition of the ban on RSS in MP. The same week, J&K

Malegoan Blast : Congress and Communists masterminded , Source in Indian Govt

We received the following extraordinary message from an anonymous source, which, even if partly true reflects very negatively on the UPA government and its policy of surrender going beyond appeasement. An Ex-Indian intelligence official worked for RAW ,told IntelliBriefs that "I am prepared to attach some credence to it(below message) because I have heard from other sources that Sitaram Yechury and his wife are in the payroll of some foreign countries hostile to India." In his analysis about the report below he told Intellibriefs that " what is driving the UPA Jihadi-appeasement policy is not vote bank politics but Sonia Gandhi's fear of becoming the target of Jihadi terror. This fear is evident also in her illingness to allow her hand-picked Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad meet President Kalam asking for clemency for Afzal Guru. Note that Sonia herself sent a letter to President Kalam, asking for the reimposition of the ban on RSS in MP. The same week, J&K

Water resources are available for the thirsty giant needed

Water resources are available for the thirsty giant needed: National Water Grid Corporation Water resources are available for the thirsty giant; needed: National Water Grid Corporation with Panchayati Raj institutions as stake-holders and implementing agencies The following three-part series by Somini Sengupta in New York Times highlight a key developmental imperative: Water Management. Unfortunately, in a typical journalistic overkill, Somini does NOT provide positive steps needed for effective Water Management. In the Supreme Court, a PIL is ongoing. Regarding the implementation of a National Perspective Plan drawn up by National Water Development Agency after over 20 years of investigation, an Affidavit was given by Govt. of India which was noted by the Supreme Court: "Now as per Action Plan-I the schedule for impelementation is 10 years from the start. It stipulates that the work on the links can be started from 2007. It is envisaged to be completed by s

UPA conspiracy behind Malegaon blast

The Author is a Joint Secretary Rank Officer in Government of India. As a responsible citizen I feel it my utmost duty to reveal an unimaginably ghastly attempt of UPA government to mislead the people of India over the matter of terrorism. I am referring to Malegaon Bomb Blast Case. We know it so very well as to how shamefully the UPA regime has been pursuing the minority appeasement policy. It has almost surrendered to jehadis. Such a brazen and shameless minoritism was raising several eyebrows even among some of the traditional UPA supporters. A Hindu backlash has been a foregone conclusion. After the Blasts at Delhi, Varanasi and Mumbai; the UPA government was under tremendous pressure to take some stern and tough measures against terrorists and their supporters (among Muslim community, of course). But no section of UPA is willing to take such measures, for their "Vote Bank" consideration. Due to this brazen inaction of UPA government (i.e. the soft-approach towards