Ukraine-Russia Gas Conflict worries European Countries as Russia halted Gas supply to Ukraine
In order to make some financial gains and energy independence Ukraine’s state owned gas company Naftogaz signed a gas pipeline access agreement with Slovakia’s Eustream on 28th April, 2014 and both agreed to allow Ukraine to use a never used (but aging, at 20 years old) pipeline on Slovakia's eastern border with Uzhhorod in western Ukraine. This aggravated the already tense relations between Russia and Ukraine and after intermediary trilateral talks between EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, Ukraine and Russia failed on 15 June 2014 Russia cut its natural gas supplies to Ukraine citing the reason that Ukraine missed a Russian-imposed deadline Monday to pay a nearly $2 billion installment for past gas deliveries. Their conflict put European countries to much worry because of the fear of natural gas shortage.
“Ukraine—The planetary configurations reveal that within a period of about one month from 29th May, 2014 they are likely to keep their foot in both the boats to seek undue advantage which will not be appreciated in the world forum.” (Volume 361 of the “Baba Ji” released on 27th May, 2014).
Former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium withdrawing consent for Supreme Court Judge caused Embarrassment to Newly Formed Indian Govt and Judiciary
In May, 2014 former Solicitor General and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium was among the four lawyers nominated for the Supreme Court judge by a Supreme Court collegium but his candidature came under dispute after the BJP Govt came to power and the new Govt was reportedly decided to ask the collegiums to reconsider his nomination.
Uneased by the judiciary’s inability to perform independently Mr. Subramanium withdrew his candidature saying that he was being targeted he was being targeted for displaying "independence and integrity" when he assisted the court twice in a case involving the 2005 encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in Gujarat. He also questioned the validity of the appointment of three others whose names were recommended along with him by the Supreme Court collegiums.
His withdrawal of consent left the newly formed Govt and the judiciary red faced.
The whole episode stands covered in the following forecasts recorded in the “Baba Ji”.
“India—From 19th May to 9th June, 2014….. Judiciary…. will receive a major setback.” (Volume 359 of the “Baba Ji” released on 6th January, 2014).
“India—It is a matter of great regret that the new Govt has been formed before 28th May, 2014 and it is likely to receive a major setback within a period of about one month from 29th May, 2014.” (Volume 361 of the “Baba Ji” released on 27th May, 2014).
Updated on 26th June, 2014