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Andhra villagers oppose petro coke plant


June 6th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) Opposing the proposed calcined petroleum coke plant in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, villagers Wednesday tried to disrupt a public hearing.Tension prevailed in Sitampalem ... Read more...

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Goa Congress denies illegal mining charges


January 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Goa Tuesday shrugged off allegations of proximity to the multi-crore illegal mining lobby, even as it welcomed a politician arrested a ... Read more...

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No blind support to corporates, says Andhra police chief


December 30th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police will not "blindly" support corporates facing opposition from local communities in setting up of thermal power and other industrial projects in the coastal ... Read more...

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Balco’s bauxite mining displaces Chhattisgarh tribals


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 22 (IANS) Several families belonging to the poverty-hit Baiga tribe in Chhattisgarh were hit by bauxite mining operations of aluminium major Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (Balco), Chief Minister ... Read more...

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NCP leader arrested for illegal mining, hospitalised


August 5th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 5 (IANS) Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jeetendra Deshprabhu complained of chest pain and was hospitalized in the wee hours of Friday, a day after being arrested ... Read more...

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NCP leader arrested for illegal mining


August 4th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jeetendra Deshprabhu was Thursday arrested by the Goa Police's Crime Branch in an illegal mining case.Deshprabhu, a national-level party office bearer ... Read more...

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Apex court questions environment ministry on Niyamgiri (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the ministry of environment and forests to respond to a plea of the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) challenging the withdrawal ... Read more...

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Supreme Court questions environment ministry on Niyamgiri


August 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the ministry of environment and forests to respond to a plea of the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) challenging the ... Read more...

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NALCO gets green nod for bauxite mining


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) has received the final forest clearance to renew its bauxite mining operation in Orissa's Koraput district, the company said Monday.NALCO ... Read more...

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Court seeks police report on Goa’s illegal mining case


July 13th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 13 (IANS) The Bombay High Court's bench here Wednesday asked Goa Police to submit documents related to an illegal bauxite mining case in which a central level Nationalist ... Read more...

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Goa NCP leader summoned in illegal mining case


July 11th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 11 (IANS) The crime branch of Goa Police Monday issued fresh summons to a leader of the ruling Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in connection with a multi-crore bauxite ... Read more...

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Niyamgiri tribals join anti-Posco protests


July 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A group of tribals belonging to primitive Dangaria Kandh community from Orissa's Niyamgiri area Thursday joined the villagers' protest against land acquisition for the $12 billion ... Read more...

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Vedanta: Apex court moved against denial of forest clearance


March 10th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), a joint venture with Vedanta's sister concern Sterlite Industries, has moved the Supreme Court against a decision of the Ministry ... Read more...

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Protesters halt BALCO’s bauxite shipment


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Hundreds of youths led by a Congress legislator halted shipment of bauxite Saturday to aluminium major Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO) in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district, demanding jobs for ... Read more...

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Ramesh favours competitive bidding for mining projects


January 18th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Facing criticism for holding up several mining projects, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday favoured a competitive bidding process and environmental pre-approval before the mining projects are awarded.The ... Read more...

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Jairam not to block BALCO’s Chhattisgarh project


November 24th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said there was no proposal to ban public sector firm Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd's (BALCO) bauxite mining projects in Chhattisgarh."The environment ministry ... Read more...

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Demolition of Adarsh housing society an option: Jairam Ramesh


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that it appears that Mumbai's controversial Adarsh housing society had violated environmental laws and demolition of the building was one of ... Read more...

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Orissa seeking legal opinion on Vedanta project


October 28th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 (IANS) Orissa has sought legal opinion to decide its further course of action on Vedanta Resources mining project which was denied clearance by the central environment ministry in August, ... Read more...

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Court orders closure of Sterlite’s copper smelter plant (Lead)


September 29th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 28 (IANS) In another setback for the Vedanta group, the Madras High Court Tuesday ordered the immediate closure of the Tuticorin-based copper smelter plant of its Sterlite Industries India ... Read more...

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Sonia credits Rahul with Orissa tribals’ green victory


September 15th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has given her son and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi credit for the decision to protect Orissa's Niyamgiri region from mining, saying ... Read more...

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BJD holds massive protest over Polavaram project


September 12th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Orissa's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Sunday organised a massive rally in Malkangiri town to protest the union government's approval of the Polavaram dam project on the ... Read more...

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Vedanta taps Gujarat for bauxite for Orissa refinery


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Resources has begun talks with the Gujarat government to ensure long-term supply of bauxite for its refinery in Orissa's Kalahandi district after its ... Read more...

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Vedanta rapped by UK body over environmental, social and governance issues


August 30th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 30 (ANI): U.K.'s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has reportedly said that Vedanta Resources PLC should implement the International Council on Mining and Metals Sustainability Development Framework and appoint ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi tells tribals they have saved their land


August 26th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kalahandi (Orissa), Aug 26 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Central Government's rejection of environment clearance to a bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri Hills is a victory ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi wins over tribal hearts in Orissa (Lead)


August 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) Taking a leaf out of John F. Kennedy's book, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi struck a personal chord with thousands of tribals in Orissa Thursday when he ... Read more...

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Rahul congratulates tribals for winning battle against mining


August 26th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday congratulated the tribals in Orissa for winning a major battle against a mining project in their area. "You protected your land," Gandhi ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi in Orissa to address tribal rally


August 26th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in Orissa Thursday to address a rally of tribals in Kalahandi district where a mining project proposed by the Vedanta group ... Read more...

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BJP demands Patnaik’s resignation over Vedanta issue


August 25th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rourkela (Orissa), Aug 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should resign in the wake of the union environment ministry's rejection of Vedanta's bauxite mining project, Bharatiya Janata Party state president ... Read more...

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Security up ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Orissa


August 25th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Niyamgiri area of Orissa's Kalahandi district ahead of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's visit to the area, an official said Wednesday. "We ... Read more...

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Orissa to examine rejection of Vedanta clearance (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) Expressing his surprise over the union environment ministry's rejection of London-listed Vedanta's bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri hills, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday said his government ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh: India’s crusading green minister


August 24th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Jairam Ramesh, India's green minister, has found new power in saying no to big industrialists and multi-million dollar projects if he thinks ecological balance is at ... Read more...

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India junks Vedanta’s mining bid on environment concerns


August 24th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Despite some forceful lobbying by Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, India's environment ministry Tuesday formally rejected a bauxite-mining project in the state proposed by the London-based ... Read more...

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Vedanta companies tumble at bourses after mining ban


August 24th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Scrips of the Indian subsidiaries of Vedanta dipped sharply at the Bombay and London Stock Exchanges Tuesday after the Environment and Forest Ministry rejected stage II forest nod ... Read more...

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Orissa protests rejection of Vedanta clearance


August 24th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) Orissa Tuesday protested the union environment ministry's rejection of London-listed Vedanta's bauxite mining project in the Niyamgiri hills, saying it was likely to affect industrialisation in the state ... Read more...

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Anil Agarwal’s ‘vedanta’ and his $7.9 bn Sterlite group


August 24th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) On the web site of London-based industrialist Anil Agarwal's minerals-to-mining group, there is a telling slogan: "Sustainable development is key part of Vedanta's strategy and overall ethos." Ironically, ... Read more...

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