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Coercive Population Control Claims Thirteen Lives in Chhattisgarh

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Amit Sengupta, November 22, 2014
The shocking incident in Chhattisgarh, where thirteen women died and many more fell severely ill after undergoing an operation for female sterilisation (tubectomy), shows a mirror to all that is wrong with the public health system in India. The episode is also a clear indictment of the entire population control agenda of the Indian government, which has, for decades, been characterised by targeting and coercion of poor women and gross rights violations....

US-China Agreement on Climate Change

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D.Raghunandan, November 20, 2014
The bilateral Joint Announcement on Climate Change Agreement released by the US and China on 11 November on the sidelines of the APEC Meeting in Beijing has imparted a new momentum to the troubled negotiations towards a post-Kyoto global emissions control agreement expected to be agreed at the UNFCCC Summit in Paris in December 2015. Both countries, together accounting for over 41% of global emission flows (China 25%, USA 16%), announced deeper emissions...

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