Kumar Sundaram | Besides the irresponsible and belligerent nuclear weapons posture of the Trump administration, especially the “hyperbolic rhetoric and provocative actions” of the US and North Korea, the famed Doomsday Clock statement this year also mentions nuclear escalation in South Asia as a reason behind shifting the clock closest-ever to the midnight

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Communities in central India’s Mandla district, especially Gond adivasi tribes, have been vociferously agitating against the Chutka nuclear reactor project proposed in their region. Villagers in Chutka and Tatighat, who will be immediately affected due to the project by losing their land and livelihoods, boycotted the local elections of gram-sabha.

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In 2017, world leaders failed to respond effectively to the looming threats of nuclear war and climate change, making the world security situation more dangerous than it was a year ago—and as dangerous as it has been since World War II.

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Around 30 per cent of workers at the plant subsequently displayed high post traumatic stress responses (PTSR), including flashbacks and avoidance of reminders of the terrifying events they experienced, according to lead researcher Jun Shigemura, an associate professor at Japan’s National Defense Medical University’s department of psychiatry.

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