Eighteen village councils (panchayats) in the immediate vicinity of the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Mehdiganj in Varanasi district in India have come together to demand that the groundwater used by Coca-Cola be stopped immediately due to the growing water crisis in the area.
With the Tamil Nadu assembly elections coming up in 2016, the People's Manifesto for Tobacco Control has been put together by TNPFTC. The manifesto covers a range of topics that include tactics adopted by tobacco industry to attract children, association of politicians with tobacco industry, and tobacco industry's involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and so on.
Prof. Appalayya Meesala, Director Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Institute of Management & Technology, Hyderabad, said that the research quality of Indian universities is apparently crying for immediate attention and a makeover, as evidenced by poor international rankings that our universities get.
More than 500 adivasis, farmers, workers and activists from various mass organizations and movements representing almost 25 districts of the State came together in solidarity at Bhopal in a Joint Sammelan yesterday.