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News Briefs - May 16-31, 2015

Issue Date: May 31, 2015
MP okays biggest solar power project The MADHYA Pradesh Cabinet has approved a 750 megawatt (MW) solar power project at Gurh tehsil in Rewa district. The plant will use photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate electricity. At present, the biggest solar plant is Topaz Solar Farm (550 MW) in California, USA.

Seshachalam firing: ST commission seeks report from Andhra Pradesh

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Apr 15, 2015
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has sought a report from the Andhra Pradesh government on the Seshachalam firing incident. On April 7, officials of the state forest department and police’s special task force (STF) fired at alleged red sanders smugglers in the Seshachalam forests of Chittoor district, killing 20 people.

NHRC orders judicial probe into Seshachalam ‘encounter’

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Apr 14, 2015
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday directed the Andhra Pradesh government to conduct a judicial probe into the firing incident that killed 20 alleged red sanders cutters in the Seshachalam forests in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh on April 7.