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‘Chewing betel leaf may help fight cancer’


September 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Chewing 'paan' or betel leaf could help fight a form of bone marrow cancer, a group of Indian researchers say.A molecule derived from betel leaf may ... Read more...

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Green tribunal scraps Posco’s $12bn Odisha project (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday suspended environment clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Odisha, the biggest foreign direct ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco to resume despite protest


May 8th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) The Orissa government Saturday said it will resume the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state on May ... Read more...

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POSCO project: Supporters, protesters hold rival meets


March 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 13 (IANS) Supporters and protesters Sunday organised rival meetings in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district over South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project planned in the region, police said.Carrying ... Read more...

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barricades are up again at Posco site


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 2 (IANS) The activists of an anti-displacement group Wednesday re-erected wooden gates and barricades in Orissa to prevent officials from entering into the proposed site of South Korean steel-maker Posco, ... Read more...

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Thousands of Orissa villagers rally against Posco nod


February 1st, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) Over 3,000 villagers Tuesday held large rallies in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district to protest against the environment ministry conditional nod to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion steel ... Read more...

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India approves South Korea’s $12 billion steel plant


January 31st, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- India's Environment Ministry on Monday approved a $12 billion steel plant project from South Korea, the biggest foreign investment in Indian history, the Times of India ... Read more...

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BJP demands CBI probe in Posco approval


January 31st, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the clearance granted to the Posco project in Orissa by ... Read more...

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Patnaik welcomes clearance for Posco project


January 31st, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) Welcoming the clearance to the Posco project in the state, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday said his government will study the conditions laid down by the central ... Read more...

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Posco, industry welcome conditional nod to Orissa project


January 31st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Welcoming the conditional clearance to its $12 billion steel project in Orissa, the Indian subsidiary of South Korean steel major Posco said Monday that it will resolve ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco project soon: Orissa


January 31st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday welcomed the environment ministry's conditional nod for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state and said it would soon begin ... Read more...

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Anti-displacement group protests nod to POSCO


January 31st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) An anti-displacement group here said it will launch a nationwide agitation against the conditional approval granted by the environment ministry Monday to South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 ... Read more...

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Posco welcomes conditional nod for Orissa project


January 31st, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) South Korean steel major Posco Monday welcomed the conditional approval of the environment ministry to its $12 billion project in Orissa, and said it was committed to create ... Read more...

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Conditional nod to Posco project in Orissa (Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday gave conditional clearance to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the biggest foreign direct investment in the country.Posco is ... Read more...

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POSCO final decision in a week: Jairam Ramesh


January 24th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A final decision on granting green clearances for South Korean steelmaker POSCO's steel mill in Orissa will be made by January-end, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday. ... Read more...

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Final decision on Posco by January end, says Jairam Ramesh


December 29th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said that a final decision on South Korean steel major Posco's violations of the green laws for its $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Environmental panel seeks more information on POSCO


November 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) An environment ministry panel looking into coastal regulation zone (CRZ) violation by the South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project in Orissa Tuesday sought ... Read more...

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Environment panel calls for cancelling clearance to POSCO


November 19th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The environment ministry's Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended cancellation of the forest clearance given to South Korean steel major POSCO for its $12 billion project ... Read more...

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‘Delay in Posco project not to affect South Korean investments’


November 11th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 11 (IANS) The delay in clearance to the $12 billion integrated steel project in Orissa proposed by South Korea's Posco is unlikely to come up during ... Read more...

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India values South Korean investment, says Anand Sharma


October 28th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, Oct.28 (ANI): Union Commerce and Trade Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday said that India values South Korean investment despite the row over its POSCO steel project in Orissa over issues ... Read more...

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India reassures South Korean investors, including Posco (Lead)


October 28th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Hanoi, Oct 28 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with the South Korean leadership here, India Thursday sought to reassure potential investors from that country and said ... Read more...

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India values South Korean investment, says Sharma


October 28th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain Hanoi, Oct 28 (IANS) India values South Korean investment despite the row over its Posco project in Orissa over issues related to environment and land, Commerce Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Environment panel to submit POSCO report Oct 11


September 27th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said the panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa will submit its report ... Read more...

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Rahul relishes Kolkata cuisine, bowls over diners


September 16th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) With shukto, mocha and chello kebabs to be had, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took time off from his hectic political schedule in West Bengal to dig into ... Read more...

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Central panel inspects POSCO site


August 27th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) A four-member central panel led by former environment and forests department secretary Meena Gupta Friday visited the proposed POSCO site in Orissa to check if there was any ... Read more...

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Environment ministry asks Orissa to stop work on POSCO project


August 6th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry has asked the Orissa government to stop all work, including land acquisition, related to the $12 billion steel project of South Korean steel major ... Read more...

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Betel leaf farming declines in Uttar Pradesh


July 10th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Gorakhpur, July 10 (ANI): Farming of betel leaves has declined in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur region as demand for packed crushed betel nuts is on the rise."Earlier all the farmers used to ... Read more...

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Villagers protest Orissa plan to renew POSCO pact (Lead)


June 22nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) Thousands of villagers, including women and children, wore black badges and demonstrated Tuesday in Orissa against the government's plan to renew its pact with South Korean Pohang Steel ... Read more...

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Orissa to renew MoU with POSCO


June 22nd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 22 (IANS) The Orissa government is likely to renew its pact with South Korean Pohang Steel company (POSCO) to set up a $12 billion project in the state, which expired ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik meets anti-POSCO leaders


June 13th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) For the first time, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday held talks with a group opposed to a steel project by South Korean steel major POSCO in the ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik to talk with anti-POSCO leaders


June 12th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday said he would hold dialogue with leaders opposed to a steel project by South Korean steel major POSCO in the state. The meeting ... Read more...

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‘Withdraw cases against anti-POSCO villagers’


May 26th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) A citizen's panel Wednesday demanded immediate withdrawal of police cases against villagers opposed to a project by South Korean steel major POSCO in Orissa. A fact-finding team of the ... Read more...

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Survey work for POSCO starts amid protest


May 25th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 25 (IANS) A socio-economic survey for a steel plant project by South Korean steel major POSCO in Orissa began Tuesday despite protests, an official said. A team of officials conducted the ... Read more...

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CPI MP held in Orissa over Posco protest


May 15th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) A Communist Party of India (CPI) MP was arrested in Orissa Saturday as he was headed to meet hundreds of villagers opposing a project by South Korean steel ... Read more...

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30 fall ill after wedding dinner in Madhya Pradesh


May 6th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 6 (IANS) At least 30 people, including 19 women and four children, fell sick after eating 'paan' (betel leaf) at a wedding party in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsor district, police said ... Read more...

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