Shekhar Govindarajan

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Renewable or not?

Thursday 15 August 2013<p>A two-pronged dilemma faces the Central government. Should it exempt industrial units cogenerating power from renewable …

Renewable Energy

When mining interests prevail over SC order

Andhra Pradesh: stringent policy, only on paper<p>It seems the Andhra Pradesh government has not taken seriously the Supreme Court’s directions on sand …

India

Centre approves MSP for minor forest produce

The Union Cabinet, on Friday, approved a centrally sponsored scheme for providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) to forest dwellers for minor forest …

India

Ian Tomlinson's family win apology from Met police over death in 2009

The Metropolitan police have issued a formal apology to the family of a newspaper seller killed by one of its officers during the G20 protests in London four years ago, accepting for the first time that “excessive and unlawful” force had been used.<p>The family of Ian Tomlinson said Scotland Yard’s …

Hemkund: then and now

I visited Hemkund in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, in 1966 when there was just a small Sikh shrine with a modest nishan-sahib, and a frame of a …