True to his credentials as an obsessively US-friendly Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh presided over his Cabinet on August 20 and approved the final draft of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill 2010, with substantial modifications and additions to allow the
A blogpost on Somnath Chatterjee's comments on the left's positions vis-a-vis the UPA and apropos the nuclear deal.
A CAG report clearly points out to deliberate laxity in the planning and implementation of fuel supply by the Department of Atomic Energy. Seen in the light of the dubious Indo-US nuclear deal, the burden of blame has to fall on the government of the day. A blog post.
The recently passed nuclear pact was not just a late win for an unpopular president, it was a coup for lobbyists and defense contractors.
Subrata Ghoshroy writes in Alternet.
The Hon'ble Speaker,
NOTICE OF PRIVILEGE MOTION
Under Rule 222 of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha I would like to move the following Motion involving breach of Privilege against the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh :-
[Updated: Now with complete transcript]. A wide-ranging interview with Noam Chomsky by Subrata Ghoshroy.
In contrast to the euphoric headlines in the Indian media proclaiming a 'nuclear dawn; and the 'remaking' of the world to suit Nuclear India's ambitions, the internal reception to the completion of the heated debate in the Nuclear Suppliers' Group in Vienna [Images] was sullen and frosty. When the decision, incontestably a major decision, to grant India a waiver from the NSG's tough trading rules was announced on September 6, there was no applause whatever.
THE triumphalist note struck by the UPA government and the Congress leadership on the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) clearance that has opened the way for the US Congress to adopt the 123 agreement, cannot hide the hard realities. However much the Congress leaders and the corporate media proclaim that India had joined the big league, the actual facts about the surrender that the nuclear deal involves has been coming out relentlessly from the American side.