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Rare photos of endangered Amazonians released to bring attention to their plight


February 1st, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): Rare photographs of natives of the Amazon have been released by Brazil to bring attention to the plight of the indigenous people, who rights groups say are faced ... Read more...

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US-backed elite Indonesian forces target churchmen, civilians


December 6th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 6 (ANI): A leading churchman in West Papua has called on President Obama to withdraw US cooperation with Indonesia's elite 'Kopassus' forces, after finding himself on a military 'enemies' list. ... Read more...

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Troubled Vedanta loses appeal for controversial Orissa refinery


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): The Indian government has blocked Vedanta Resources' plan to expand its highly controversial alumina refinery below the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa, in the latest setback for the company.India's ... Read more...

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Vedanta mine project rejection, a major win for Dongria tribe: Survival Intl.


August 24th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.24 (ANI): Survival International, an organization supporting tribals worldwide for over four decades, on Tuesday claimed a major victory for itself and the Dongria Tribe in India's eastern Orissa state after ... Read more...

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Third blow for Vedanta in a month as mine faces new probe


July 15th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London/New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): In the third major blow to Vedanta in a month, the Chief Secretary of the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) has ordered a new investigation into ... Read more...

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Tribe fights rainforest destruction with blockade


July 8th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Members of the Penan tribe have mounted the blockade in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, to stop the destruction of the forests they depend on for their survival.Malaysian timber company ... Read more...

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Vedanta’s controversial mine gets backing of India’s PM


June 30th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): In a highly unusual move, India's Prime Minister has intervened directly in the approval process for one of the world's most controversial mines.The office of Prime ... Read more...

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Vedanta Resources’ head abandons talk after Survival announces protest


May 12th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): FTSE 100 mining company Vedanta Resources' billionaire owner Anil Agarwal has pulled out of a London conference, where he was due to speak, after Survival International announced plans ... Read more...

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Legal blow for controversial Andaman tourist resort


March 10th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Weeks after the last member of the Bo tribe died on the Andaman Islands, an Indian court has moved to protect the neighbouring Jarawa tribe by suspending the operation ... Read more...

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Last speaker of ancient language Bo dies in India’s Andaman Islands


February 5th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that the last speaker of Bo, which is one of the world's oldest languages, has died at the age of 85 in India's Andaman Islands.Professor Anvita ... Read more...

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Andaman tribe’s extermination complete as last member dies


February 4th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Port au Prince (Andaman Islands), Feb.4 (ANI): The last member of a unique tribe has died on India's Andaman Islands.Boa Sr, who died last week aged around 85, was the last speaker ... Read more...

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British government slams Vedanta Resources


October 12th, 2009 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The British government Monday criticised the global mining group Vedanta Resources, owned by Indian-born billionaire Anil Agarwal, for failing to consult tribal populations in Orissa before launching operations ... Read more...

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UK Government blasts Vedanta for mistreatment of Oriya tribals


October 12th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.12 (ANI): The British Government today blasted FTSE-100 company Vedanta Resources over its treatment of the Dongria Kondh tribe in Orissa, India.The damning verdict came after a nine month investigation into ... Read more...

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Native populations ‘at increased swine flu risk’


October 11th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): While the entire world is traumatised by the news of swine flu pandemic, it is the native people who are suffering a swine flu infection rate four ... Read more...

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Orissa tribals block UK’s Vedanta Group’s mining plans


July 24th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Repeated protests by tribal people in Orissa, India, have blocked the mining plans of one of Britain's biggest companies, leading to a costly delay.Anil Agarwal, billionaire chairman (and ... Read more...

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Survival International appeals to UN to stop bauxite mine in Orissa


July 15th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Survival International lodged two urgent appeals today to stop a controversial bauxite mine in Orissa,India.It called on both the UN and India's National Human Rights Commission to ... Read more...

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Scientists unearth the yin and yang of asthma


March 30th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 30 (ANI): A study has shed some light on how an enzyme prompts an allergic reaction, and how a vitamin dampens the inflammatory effect, in people with asthma.A consortium of ... Read more...

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Blockade stops UK firm Vedanta from entry to tribal lands in Orissa


January 7th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kondh (Orissa, India), Jan.7 (ANI): A blockade mounted by more than 50 protestors stopped British mining company Vedanta entering the land of the Dongria Kondh and other Kondh tribes under cover ... Read more...

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Men with many brothers more likely to have sons than daughters


December 11th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, December 11 (ANI): Men with many brothers are more likely to have sons, while those with many sisters are more likely to have daughters, according to a new study. Corry ... Read more...

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Repossession could pose serious mental threat


October 12th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): The stress of the global economic downturn can pose serious threat to mental health, according to a new survey.The survey of 2,000 people, which was released to ... Read more...

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Scottish firm pulls out of Vedanta over Orissa mining project


August 14th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) British mining company Vedanta suffered a setback to its controversial mining contract in Orissa as green groups pressurised a Scottish firm to pull its shares out of the ... Read more...

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