Saturday, April 25, 2009

Reaction from Europe-Ban Bt.cotton

Hans van den Broek

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Ref- ban Bt.cotton Dated- 25 April 2009,

Dear Mr. Kishore Tiwari,

GMO and dito POISON like or similar as USA Monsanto Roundup (et al) with Glyphosate and their Metabolite AMPA is the most stupid idea since the year 0..........We human people did not learn from our parence in the last 2009 years and that is very bad.

We human people can learn from the fish and amphibians in the water, the insects in the air and the live in the soil.

Must we believe our Politics, Presidents, Kings, Queens, Emperors.................NO we human people must we must start with a better live and we must do this for our children "we rent the Planet Earth" only for few years from our children. When we STOP today with GMO and dito POISON the (?) next generation will find the POISON 'Glyphosate and their Metabolite AMPA' over 5.000 years in the air, the water as lakes, rivers, oceans, but also in our groundwater and the drink water, we will find it in the soil and in the food.........Is that what we will, I think NO.

As Beekeeper in Europe in a small Country the Netherlands I did find the damage of Roundup (et al) with Glyphosate and their Metabolite AMPA by the insects as bees...........When they try a bit Glyphosate they in die in 2 up to 5 minutes, when this is by bees also for animals, birds, the live in the soil, the air and the water. Which grazy 'Politics' give a order to destroy everything on this Planet Earth?

Since 1970 we know that human people start with use Glyphosate also 39 years is enough to STOP this immediate, do you know that the USA EPA will start new action against yes or no of Glyphosate in June 2009? I am did my work with this Office of the EPA in the USA and we must see what the 280.000.000 citizen of the USA will do in this case? It is anyway fantastic that I as Beekeeper can do this work in the Netherlands for the citizen of the USA, when they forbidden...............I hope this for human people, animals, birds, insects, the live in the water and in the soil.

Perhaps we can work together worldwide.

Can help you with a lot pdf documents, video-films because make a lot contacts with scientist in whole the world and ask or did a suggestion.

Success with your work.

Best regards,

Hans van den Broek

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6881 BR Velp


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

VJAS to support Independent candidate Bokey from Pune

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VJAS to support Independent candidate Bokey from Pune
Mumbai | Monday, Apr 20 2009 IST

Farmers and tribals activists group Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) has extended its support to Independent candidate Vikram Bokey for the Pune Lok Sabha seat, who hails from that region also.

Asserting that Mr Bokey had worked for agricultural sector and prevention of farmers' suicide in west Vidharba, VJAS president Kishore Tiwari, in a statement, has urged the more than one lakh electorate in Pune to vote for him.

Mr Bokey, an ex-IPS officer, had a distinguished career spanning 20 years in the Indian Police. Apart from targeting anti-social elements and criminals, he also headed the highly acclaimed ''Delta Force'', active in providing security on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway. He is also the president of Maharashtra Organic Farming Federation, which takes up activities for farmers' welfare, including the suicide prevention schemes in 1,680 villages across Maharashtra, he added.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Need only 180 days to change Pune: Bokey

11 Apr 2009, 0317 hrs IST, TNN

PUNE: Vikram Bokey, the Pune Vikas Party candidate, said that rehabilitation of hutments, disciplined and safe Pune and better public transport is on top of his agenda. Bokey said that he will need only 180 days to change Pune.

Speaking to TOI on Friday, Bokey said, "I believe that those living in hutments are also human beings and they deserve a better living place. They should get homes with atleast 450 sq ft carpet area. And it is a big issue that I want to solve. Transportation is another issue that needs to be solved immediately. The city needs atleast 2,000 buses, but unfortunately only about 600 buses are plying in the city."

The former IPS officer, during the inauguration of his party office, said that if given a chance, he will transform the city in 180 days. Bokey said, "As the (Zone 1) DCP, I had ensured that discipline was maintained in the city in just three weeks. Also, I was instrumental in reducing crime on the Pune-Mumbai expressway in a span of just three days. I have my own ways and when I say 180 days, I mean it."

Bokey, who was also the city unit chief of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, said that the city youth will play a key role in this election. "I think a lot will depend on them this time as I have observed that every youngster is determined to vote and choose the best leader. The 26/11 incident in Mumbai has really shaken them."

Bokey said that a national party had offered him a ticket from Pune in January and he was prepared for it, but it didn't materialise. "I was mentally prepared as my candidature for that party was almost fixed. Then my close supporters encouraged me when I took the decision to fight the elections as an independent. Hence, I have decided to throw my hat in the ring and I believe there is always an outside chance."


When the cases of farmers' suicide rapidly increased in the state, IPS officer Vikram Bokey, who comes from an agricultural background, took voluntary retirement as he thought that the issue was a far bigger problem that the nation was facing.

As the superintendent of police (Pune rural), he is credited with ensuring that peace prevailed in the city, while communal riots were occurring in other parts of the country due to the Babri Masjid demolition. He was also instrumental in abolishing gambling and bootlegging that thrived in various parts of the city.

He was appointed as officer on special duty for the Pune-Mumbai Expressway in 2002. In the expressway, sometimes commuters were manhandled and looted which created panic in the minds of e-way users, particularly in the night. In a short span of time, Bokey played a key role in reducing crime on the highway.

Bokey, who originally hails from Amravati, is known as Amitabh Bachchan in Pandharpur as he had shielded a frail old lady with his own body during a stampede. Thus saving her life.

After his took voluntary retirement, he founded the Maharashtra Organic Farming Federation (MOFF) in 2004, a non-governmental organisation that promotes organic farming.

Friday, April 17, 2009

P. Sainath-Journalist of the Year-Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award

Indian Express
Top RNG awards go to rural chronicler, TV’s tough interrogator
Express news service Posted: Tuesday , Apr 14, 2009 at 0255 hrs IST
Sainath receiving the award from Justice K G Balakrishnan and chairman of the RNG Foundation Viveck Goenka.

New Delhi: P Sainath, a journalist who chronicles rural India and the poor and tells stories that would otherwise never be told, and Karan Thapar, whose incisive interviews with politicians and policy-makers almost always makes news, won the top honours at the third Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi on Monday.

Sainath, Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu, received the Journalist of the Year Award for 2007-8 for print and Thapar for broadcast from the Chief Justice of India, Justice K G Balakrishnan .

While Muzamil Jaleel of The Indian Express won the award for covering J&K’s sex scandal and fake encounters, the same award for the broadcast category was shared by V K Shashikumar (CNN-IBN) for his reports from the jungle camps in the North-East and Nidhi Razdan (NDTV) on the aspirations of young Kashmiris. Sreenivasan Jain of NDTV won the award for political reporting (broadcast) for his Ram Sethu report, Subrata Nagchoudhury and Ravik Bhattacharya of The Indian Express won the award for print for their coverage of the Nandigram cover-up by the state government.

The inaugural Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award for civic journalism, instituted in the name of former Indian Express resident editor in Pune, went to Sayli Udas Mankikar of The Hindustan Times for her series on Mumbai’s public spaces (See full list).

Justice Balakrishnan called on the media to guard against “intrusive news gathering” and abstain from “undue sensationalism.” “Conduct of journalists and politicians in a free society is interlinked...the people’s representatives, the legislature and administration all depend on how information is disseminated between people,” he said.

Against the backdrop of continuous growth in the mass media, commensurate attention needs to be paid to ensure the media stays accurate and responsible, he said. While lauding The Indian Express for carrying on its founder Ramnath Goenka’s “strong emphasis on investigative journalism, rigorous reporting and independence of the editorial,” he added that the newspaper with the highest standards of independence also has the onus for setting a good example for other media houses.

In his welcome note, Viveck Goenka, Chairman of the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation that administers the awards, said: “Acknowledging excellence in journalism is the best way to nurture it. Some of the best work in journalism is about shining light in dark corners...we hope that the awards magnify that light for all of us to see.”

Applauding the nominees and the winners, Goenka said: “Excellence in journalism, whatever the technology, whatever the trend, is all about telling us what we don’t know, making us question what we think we know. With honesty. The winners reaffirm our faith in journalism as an act of character.”

The awards, Indian journalism’s biggest in terms of scale and prize money of over Rs 25 lakh, is set to get bigger next year. The Indian Express Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta announced three more categories: Comment and Interpretative Writing (Print), Investigative Reporting and Spot Reporting (for print and broadcast). Welcoming the Chief Justice, Gupta said that when the freedom of the press isn’t codified, it’s the judiciary and its interpretations of the Constitution that have guaranteed this freedom in India.

Accepting the award, Sainath said he was grateful as the award recognized “a kind of journalism normally given the short shrift” and such recognition gives hope to the several young people bursting with journalistic talent and desire to report on rural India. Thapar thanked his entire team for the award saying, “Though I might be the face, questions are put into my mouth by them.”

The Indian Express group also presented two awards for its staff members under 30, instituted in the name of journalists who died on duty. The Sanjiv Sinha Memorial Award for Excellence in Reporting went to Smita Nair for her exclusive reports on the Malegaon blast investigation. Nair dedicated the award to Hemant Karkare, the ATS chief who led the investigation, and was later killed in the Mumbai terror attack. Sinha, an Express Special Correspondent, was killed along with Madhavrao Scindia in a plane crash in 2001.

The Priya Chandrashekhar Memorial Award for Excellence in Editing was awarded to Amrita Dutta. Priya, a copy editor, died in a car crash while on an assignment in Jammu in 1997.

The Winners

Journalist of the Year, Print: P. Sainath

Journalist of the Year, Broadcast: Karan Thapar

Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award For Civic Journalism, Print: Sayli Udas Mankikar,The Hindustan Times

Uncovering India Invisible, Broadcast: Mridu Bhandari, CNN-IBN

Uncovering India Invisible, Print: Neelesh Misra & Nagendar Sharma, The Hindustan Times

Excellence In Journalism Award, Hindi, Broadcast: Umashankar Singh, NDTV

Excellence In Journalism Award, Hindi, Print: Punya Prasun Bajpai, Pratham Pravakta

Film and Television Journalism, Broadcast: Vaishali Sood, CNN-IBN

Film and Television Journalism, Print: Shoma Chaudhury, Tehelka

Reporting On HIV/AIDS, English, Print: Dnyanesh V. Jathar, The Week

Reporting On HIV/AIDS, Marathi, Print: Savita Vikram Harkare, Lokmat

Books (Non-Fiction), Print: Ramchandra Guha

Regional Languages, Broadcast: M.S. Raghavender & Shital Morjaria, TV9

Regional Languages, Print: P.K. Prakash, Madhyamam Daily

Sports Journalism, Broadcast: Rudraneil Sengupta, CNN-IBN

Sports Journalism, Print: Sandeep Dwivedi, The Indian Express

Reporting from J&K and the North-East, Broadcast: V.K. Shashi Kumar & Nidhi Razdan, CNN-IBN & NDTV

Reporting from J&K and the North-East, Print: Muzamil Jaleel, The Indian Express

Environmental Reporting, Broadcast: Swati Thiyagarajan, NDTV

Environmental Reporting, Print: Sonu Jain, The Indian Express

Business And Economic Journalism, Broadcast: Abhishek Upadhyay, IBN7

Business And Economic Journalism, Print: P. Vaidyanathan Iyer, Business World

Foreign Correspondent Covering India, Print: Joseph Johnson, Financial Times

Political Reporting, Broadcast: Sreenivasan Jain, NDTV

Political Reporting, Print: Subrata Nagchoudhury & Ravik Bhattacharya, The Indian Express