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Archive for June 8th, 2009

Nagarjuna too ‘power’ful for them

Posted by ajadhind on June 8, 2009


UDUPI: The agitation against the coal-based Nagarjuna Power Project probably suffered a decisive blow with the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Authority (KIADB) evacuating the last three families from the project area under tight police security. One more family had been evicted from the area just a month ago. With this, over 100 families have been evacuated to make way for the Nagarjuna Power Project.


On Friday morning, houses of Deju Shetty, Gopi Poojary and Somayya Moolya were demolished using earth movers. While Shetty and Poojary had approached the Supreme Court, Moolya had filed a petition in the High Court. One Odi Mogera’s family had been evicted from the area last month.


When KIADB authorities had visited the houses to evict the residents, they initially protested. But later, they sought at least one week’s time to shift their belongings.


The officials denied the evacuees more time saying they had already been issued with a week’s notice and a show cause notice earlier.


The tearful evacuees vacated their houses with whatever they could carry.


Police, anticipating protests from anti-Nagarjuna activists, had guarded all the three gates of the project site.

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PCP Kill Soldier, Wound Four Others in Peru

Posted by ajadhind on June 8, 2009

LIMA – At least one soldier died and four more were wounded in an attack launched by Communist Party Of Perú (PCP) against the military base at Sanabamba in the Ayacucho region.

On Friday the attack occurred during a changing of troops at the military base, when a helicopter arrived bringing reinforcements.

Defense Ministry officials said that the aircraft was not shot down, but was hit by several bullets in the fuselage.

Soldiers at the Sanabamba base are carrying out an offensive against the PCP in the valley of the Aspurimac and Ene rivers (VRAE), who move throughout this jungle region in an attempt to establish base areas.

It was in that same area that the PCP ambushed an army patrol last Easter Week, leaving 14 soldiers dead.

The Maoist-inspired group launched its uprising on May 17, 1980, with an attack on Chuschi, a small town in Ayacucho province.

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