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News in December 1999

Govt to acquire more land for SSP oustees
The Times of India; December 29, 1999

Not a Healthy Model
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; December 28, 1999

Contempt of Court
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; December 27, 1999

Failure to amend Contempt Act -- a missed opportunity
The Times of India; December 27, 1999

Turning the tide
Opinion; Rajni Bakshi; The Hindu; December 26, 1999

Water riots a new worry in Gujarat
The Hindu; December 25, 1999

Dams and earthquakes
Frontline, Volume 16 - Issue 27, Dec. 25, 1999 - Jan 07, 2000

Medha Patkar pledges support to greens fighting against Cogentrix
The Deccan Herald; December 24, 1999

Manipur Ministers' volteface on dam
The Hindu; December 23, 1999

Center awaiting SC verdict on SSP: Thakur
The Hindu; December 23, 1999

Water minister stands up for big dams
The Times of India; December 23, 1999

Do rivers go waste into the sea?
Ashish Kothari, Opinion; The Hindu; December 22, 1999

The dignity of judges
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; December 22, 1999

Water of Life
Letters to the Editor; The Times of India; December 22, 1999

'No compromise on environment'
The Hindu; December 18, 1999

The dignity of judges - Part I , Part II
Gail Omvedt, Opinion; The Hindu; December 15-16, 1999

Cong MPs ask Vajpayee to fulfill promise on Narmada
Times of India; December 15, 1999

Ogden Energy to pick up 49% in Maheshwar project
The Economic Times ; December 14, 1999

Dams and Drinking Water
Prof AKN Reddy; Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; December 14, 1999

Attack on NBA highlights emotional appeal of SSP
Times of India; December 11, 1999

No clues to NBA office looting
The Hindu; December 11, 1999

NBA office ransacked
Times of India; December 10, 1999

Narmada
Letters to the Editor; Frontline, vol. 16, issue 26; December 11 - 24, 1999

Do-or-die spirit of NJA leaders prevented cops
Times of India; December 8, 1999

Kar sevaks arrive at Dwarka for darshan
Times of India; December 8, 1999

Gujarat averts a crisis
The Hindu; December 7, 1999

Tug-of-war over the Narmada lifeline continues
Times of India; December 7, 1999

State goes on the offensive, slaps Sharad with a notice
Asian Age; December 6, 1999

Joshi gets time right, everything else wrong
Asian Age; December 6, 1999

Narmada Andolan activists perform kar sewa at dam site
The Hindustan Times; December 5, 1999

Kevadia kar seva done with, Joshi targets Oman project
Times of India; December 5, 1999

'Kar seva' at Narmada dam site fizzles out
Rediff.com; December 4, 1999

Govt. in a dilemma over 'kar seva'
The Hindu; December 4, 1999

Vadodara Police gear up to pre-empt kar seva
Times of India; December 4, 1999

NJA leaders go underground as rumours take over
Times of India; December 4, 1999

Rally for Narmada puts Patel Govt in a spot
Deccan Herald; December 4, 1999

Keshubhai furthering NBA cause: Joshi
The Hindu; December 3, 1999

Kar seva on Dec 4: Joshi
The Times of India; December 3, 1999

BJP will support NJA only if dam left undisturbed
Indian Express; December 2, 1999

Prohibitory orders imposed around Narmada dam site
Indian Express; December 2, 1999

Ban orders imposed at Narmada dam site
Deccan Herald; December 2, 1999

Prohibitory orders promulgated along Narmada site at Kevadia
The Times of India; December 2, 1999

Ban orders around Narmada dam site
The Hindu; December 2, 1999

Govt. to be tough on Narmada activists
The Hindustan Times; December 2, 1999

Gujarat govt says no to kar seva
The Indian Express; December 1, 1999

NBA leads villagers' protest against Maheshwar dam
The Hindu; December 1, 1999

'Sarovar project work progressing well'
The Hindu; December 1, 1999

Dams and drinking water
P.V.Indiresan; Opinion; The Hindu; December 1, 1999

Sweeping, uncharitable
Letters to the Editor in response to P.V.Indiresan;; The Hindu; January 21, 2000

Govt move to counter kar seva
The Times of India; December 1, 1999

Confusion reigns supreme in Cong on kar seva
The Times of India; December 1, 1999

Aren't dams a boon ?
Letters to the Editor
India Currents December 1999



News in November 1999

Struggle in the Narmada Valley: The fight over the Sardar Sarovar Project
India Currents

Govt turns down kar sevaks appeal for basic amenities
The Times of India; November 30th, 1999

No change on proposed kar seva: Joshi
The Times of India; November 30th, 1999

No action against Joshi as yet: Vyas
The Times of India; November 30th, 1999

Spanner in the works
The Indian Express; November 29th, 1999

Half of world's rivers at risk
BBC News online; November 29th, 1999

BJP scoffs at MP plea to bar 'kar seva'
The Times of India; November 28th, 1999

Patkar thanks foreign supporters of the NBA
Rediff on the Net; November 27th, 1999

Another mega dam project on the anvil in Gujarat
The Hindustan Times; November 27th, 1999

Knit India Baba
The Times of India; November 27th, 1999

Gandhi Peace Prize for Baba Amte
The Hindu; November 26th, 1999

Baba Amte chosen for Gandhi Peace Prize, will donate award
The Indian Express; November 26th, 1999

Winter of discontent in Kutch BJP over Narmada water
The Times of India; November 23rd, 1999

Govt. not to back kar seva
The Times of India; November 23rd, 1999

'Kar seva' plan puts Gujarat Govt. in a fix
The Hindu; November 23rd, 1999

Mehta group firm on SSP water issue
The Indian Express; November 22nd, 1999

Keshubhai Patel hardsells Gujarat
The Indian Express; November 19th, 1999

UNICEF, water supply council experts support Narmada project
The Hindu; November 19th, 1999

Minister favours out-of-court solution for SSP displaced
The Times of India; November 18th, 1999

Center eager to resolve Narmada issue, says minister
The Times of India; November 18th, 1999

Govt. develops cold feet on NJA Kar Seva
The Indian Express; November 17th, 1999

Pro-Narmada activists to launch Kar seva
The Deccan Herald; November 17th, 1999

Wooing back the Salmon
Down To Earth; Vol 8, No 12; November 15th, 1999

NJA says CM asked it to put off kar seva
The Indian Express; November 16th, 1999

Keyword is planning
The Hindu; November 16th, 1999

Sarpanches to launch kar sewa at SSP site
The Times of India; November 16th, 1999

Jay Narayan Vyas Interview
Rediff on the Net; November 13th, 1999

NJA to meet heads of various co-operatives
The Indian Express; November 12th, 1999

Activists Laud Roy, Media Ignores Her
Rediff on the Net; November 8th, 1999

Villagers inspired to source their own year's supply of water
The Times of India; November 8th, 1999

NBA takes umbrage at proposed kar seva
The Times of India; November 6th, 1999

`Power, irrigation will flow smooth from Narmada dam'
The Times of India; November 4th, 1999

Kisan leader opposes SSP review demand
The Times of India; November 4th, 1999

Narmada kar seva may snowball
The Indian Express; November 4th, 1999

Response to "Of development and deprivation"
Letters to the Editor; M.U. Purohit, Consulting Engineer, Sardar Sarovar Project
Frontline, Volume 16 - Issue 23, Nov. 06 - 19, 1999


Sardar followers pledge to complete SSP project
The Times of India; November 1st, 1999

Joshi to launch 'kar seva' for Narmada
The Times of India; November 1st, 1999


News in October 1999

Miracle man: Single-handedly, 62-year-old Shamjibhai Antala brings water to the arid lands of Saurashtra and reprieve to the villagers
Down To Earth; Vol 8, No. 11; October 31, 1999

'Narmada hydel project promoters indicted'
The Deccan Herald; October 31st, 1999

NBA writes to SEBI on Maheshwar
The Times of India; October 30th, 1999

CM demands Rs 2,200 cr for SSP
The Times of India; October 28th, 1999

Contempt and freedom
Letters to the Editor; The Hindu; October 27th, 1999

Mind your words!
The Week, October 31st, 1999

Keshubhai to seek central aid for state water problem
The Times of India; October 26th, 1999

Narmada activists take protest high up in London
The Indian Express; October 26th, 1999

Anti-dam protestors agitate atop Millennium Wheel
The Times of India; October 26th, 1999

Anti-dam protesters climb up London's wheel
The Electronic Telegraph; October 26th, 1999

Wheel protestors staying 'put'
BBC Online; October 26th, 1999

Arrests at wheel demo
BBC Online; October 25th, 1999

Sharad Joshi mobilising ryots for karsewa to counter NBA
The Deccan Herald; October 22nd, 1999

Medha seeks CM's support
The Indian Express; October 19th, 1999

NBA ends 'satyagrah', calls for 'navnirman'
The Times of India; October 19th, 1999

Arundhati Roy to Appear in America
Rediff on the Net; October 18th, 1999

'SC was misled on rehabilitation of oustees'
The Times of India; October 18th, 1999

NBA welcomes SC decision
The Hindu; October 17th, 1999

SC not to initiate contempt action against Arundhati
The Hindustan Times; October 16th, 1999

SC not to initiate contempt move against Medha, Roy
The Deccan Herald; October 16th, 1999

SC spares Arundhati, Medha of contempt
The Times of India; October 16th, 1999

SC unhappy with NBA leaders, Arundhati Roy
The Hindu; October 16th, 1999

Storm clouds gather over Narmada
The Indian Express; October 16th, 1999

Anguished SC shrugs off Medha, Arundhati remarks
The Indian Express; October 16th, 1999

Where the drought has dug in
The Indian Express; October 15th, 1999

SC spares Medha, Arundhati of contempt trial
Rediff on the Net; October 15th, 1999

Pro-dam lobby plans 'kar seva' in November
The Indian Express; October 13, 1999

Dismantling of dams
Letters to the Editor; The Economic Times; October 13, 1999

Big dams are harmful
Devinder Sharma; Opinion; The Hindustan Times; October 14, 1999

Care a dam
Letters to the Editor; The Hindustan Times; October 13, 1999

PM, Medha exchange letters on Narmada
The Times of India; October 13, 1999

The never-ending river sutra
Yoginder K.Alagh; Expressions; Indian Express; October 12, 1999

Arundhati Roy: A voice against global indecency
Lynette Dumble; Green Left Weekly; Issue #380, October 13, 1999

NBA announces protest meets in Maharashtra, MP
The Times of India; October 12

Vajpayee to utilise his Cauvery experience to resolve SSP row
The Times of India; October 12

Narmada Valley
Letters to the Editor; Frontline, Vol. 16 :: No. 21, Oct. 09 - Oct. 22, 1999

Misleading propaganda
Letters to the Editor;The Hindustan Times; October 11

Of Development and Deprivation
Opinion; Frontline; October 8

Medha Patkar, villagers to be released today
The Indian Express; October 6

Release of NBA activists ordered
The Times of India; October 5

NBA to issue legal notice to Rane
The Hindu; October 4

Politics muddies river water issues
The Hindu; October 3

Medha Patkar begins indefinite fast in jail against Govt. guile
The Times of India; October 3

Medha Patkar begins fast in jail
The Hindu; October 3

Intellectuals at the hour of crisis
Avijit Pathak; The Deccan Herald; October 2

The real lesson of Narmada
The Economic Times; October 2

President briefed on Narmada dam work
The Times of India; October 2

In the valley of discontent
The Hindu; October 2

Pro-Narmada activists call on President
The Indian Express; October 2

Pro-Narmada activists call on President
The Hindu; October 1

President urged to 'look into' Narmada project
Hindustan Times; October 1


News in September 1999

Engineered Chaos
Down To Earth; Vol 8, No. 9; September 30, 1999

Kutch Kisan Sangh threatens to go Medha way
The Indian Express; September 30

Narmada farmers take pledge
The Indian Express; September 30

Tribals protest against Maharashtra Government stand
The Times of India; September 30

Bombs and dams cop the big stick from Roy
Sydney Morning Herald; September 30

Don't damn the dam
P P Sangal; Opinion; The Economic Times; September 29

Narmada agitation finds echoes in European Union
Rediff on the Net; September 29

Wrong Verdict?
Letters to the Editor; The Week; Oct 3

Water issue hotting up
Tanushree Gangopadhyay; Edit Page; Deccan Herald; September 28

Are big dams harmful?
Gail Omvedt; Opinion; The Hindustan Times; September 28

Gaia and Kali
Gail Omvedt; Opinion; The Hindu; September 28

Arrests of NBA activists flayed
The Indian Express; September 27

Down By The Riverside
Dilip D'Souza; Sunday Mid-Day; September 26

Convene meet with NBA -- JD(S)
The Indian Express; September 26

Gujarat facing acute water shortage
The Hindu; September 26

Submergence Will Not be Able to Drown the Spirit of this Movement
Jansatta; September 25

Narmada protests now being heard in city
The Times of India; September 25

Medha reiterates her resolve for `jal samarpan'
The Times of India; September 25

Water enough for 15 years went down Narmada during floods
The Times of India; September 25

Digvijay assures immediate relief to flood-hit
The Hindu; September 25

Questions of contempt
Zahid F.Ebrahim; Frontline, Vol. 16 :: No. 20, Sept. 25 - Oct. 08, 1999

PM's appeal to Medha Patkar
The Hindu; September 25

Pro-dam activists to meet President
The Deccan Herald; September 25

Dam supporters to meet KRN
The Indian Express; September 24

Anti-dam activists `roughed up'
The Times of India; September 24

NBA activists including Medha Patkar held
The Hindu; September 24

A Man-Made Tragedy
Editorial; Free Press; September 24

Govt steps for water supply not eco-friendly: Digvijaysinh
The Times of India; September 23

Anti-dam activists rally at ITO to ?free? Narmada
The Hindustan Times; September 22

Medha Patkar arrested
Rediff on the Net; September 22

Medha Patkar arrested again
The Hindu; September 22

Medha Patkar held again
The Indian Express; September 22

Medha Patkar released, resumes `satyagraha'
The Times of India; September 21

They will drown but they will not move
Environment News Service; September 21

Misleading Facts
Girish Sant responds to Sunil Jain;; Indian Express; September 20

NBA alleges police brutality
The Indian Express; September 20

Big dams: A fresh approach
Amulya K.N. Reddy; Opinion; The Hindu; September 20

NBA activists launch dharna
The Hindu; September 20

Harnessing water
Gail Omvedt; Features ; The Hindu; September 19

Damming evidence
Features ; The Hindu; September 19

Too hurried
Letters to the Editor;The Hindustan Times; September 19

70 'rescued' from SSP villages; police looking for Medha
The Times of India; September 18

'Narmada yatra' reaches Mangalore
The Times of India; September 17

Narmada waters rising
The Indian Express; September 17

Narmada activists appeal for immediate aciton
The Times of India; September 16

A bitter pill, but for whose health?
Jasveen Jairath responds to Gail Omvedt;The Hindu; September 13

Contempt of truth
Letters to the Editor;The Hindustan Times; September 12

Dismantling of dams
Letters to the Editor;The Hindu; September 10

Straight answers
Interview with Sudarshan Iyengar, Director, Gujarat Institute of Development Research;
The Times of India; September 9


Dam the agitation
Letters to the Editor;The Times of India; September 6

On development and democracy
C.T.Kurien; Opinion;The Hindu; September 3

PM assures state on Narmada
The Times of India; September 3

Need to heed
Letters to the Editor;The Times of India; September 1

Water may hog the limelight in Gujarat
The Times of India; September 1

Neglect of rehabilitation
Kuldip Nayar; Opinion; The Hindu; September 1


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