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Restore religious places damaged during riots, Gujarat ordered


July 30th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday declined to suspend the Gujarat High Court order directing the state government to pay for the repair of religious places damaged ... Read more...

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Activists demand fresh study on Orissa thermal plants


September 21st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Orissa government should conduct a fresh study on thermal power plants in the state, civil society groups said Wednesday, a day after the National Green ... Read more...

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Orissa probes horse trading in Rajya Sabha poll


September 13th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 IANS) Following a direction from the Election Commission, the Orissa government Tuesday asked the police to register a case and investigate alleged horse trading during last year's Rajya ... Read more...

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Orissa steps up flood relief efforts


September 12th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday stepped up relief efforts in the wake of floods that have left 17 people dead and 11 missing in the last one ... Read more...

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Apex court upbraids Orissa government on Kandhamal relief


August 12th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court said Friday the Orissa government has a lot to explain on its handling of the relief and rehabilitation of victims of the ... 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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NHRC issues notice to Orissa


July 27th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued a notice to the Orissa government and police for allegedly using a school as camp to ... Read more...

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Orissa, Chhattisgarh questioned on dam panel’s report


July 20th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked Orissa and Chhattisgarh to file their response to a report by a committee which said that the construction of ... Read more...

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Orissa resumes work at Posco site


July 5th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) The Orissa government Tuesday resumed work on the land taken over for South Korean steel major Posco's project in Jagatsinghpur district, an official said. The work ... Read more...

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Orissa to resume work at Posco site


July 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 1 (IANS) The Orissa government said Friday it is likely to resume work at the site of the $12 billion Posco project as a group of protesting villagers ... Read more...

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Maoist shutdown against Posco land acquisition


June 30th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) A 24-hour state-wide shutdown called by Maoists against "forcible land acquisition" for South Korean steel major Posco's project and other issues hit normal life in southern ... Read more...

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National policy on environmental impact assessment soon: Ramesh


June 21st, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 21 (IANS) A national policy on environmental impact assessment of industrial projects coming up in ecologically sensitive areas will be announced in two to three months, Environment and ... Read more...

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Orissa halts land acquisition for Posco


June 21st, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Orissa government Tuesday halted land acquisition for Posco's $12 billion project in Jagatsinghpur due to opposition from locals, an official said. "We have halted it indefinitely ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco group slams Ramesh


June 12th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Reacting to Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh's concern over use of force against villagers opposing land acquisition in Orissa for the Posco steel ... Read more...

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Jairam seeks peaceful land acquisition for Posco


June 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 12 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday asked the Orissa government to ensure that land is acquired only through peaceful and law-governed means for South Korean ... Read more...

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Orissa government misleads people: Tytler


June 7th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 7 (IANS) Congress general secretary Jagdish Tytler Tuesday accused the Orissa government of misleading people by circulating wrong facts about central fund allocations to the state.The Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite to go alone on Gujarat power project


May 27th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Integrated mining-cum-power producer Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) is planning to go solo with its power project in Gujarat, scrapping its earlier agreement with Gujarat ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Posco resumes, despite protest


May 18th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 18 (IANS) Despite opposition from the locals, the Orissa government Wednesday resumed the land acquisition process for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in the state ... 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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Take control of state’s mines, union minister tells Orissa


May 7th, 2011 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Srikant Jena has asked the Orissa government to take control of the state's mineral-rich mines instead of leasing ... Read more...

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Anti-Posco group to launch protest campaign


May 6th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) An anti-displacement group Friday alleged that the Orissa government and the union environment ministry had "deliberately chosen to overlook" the issues raised by it regarding the ... Read more...

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Orissa submitted fake documents for Posco nod: Activists


May 4th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The final clearance given to South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa, the largest foreign investment in India, was based on "fake ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Posco gets green nod for $12-bn steel plant (Roundup)


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Six years after receiving a proposal for India's largest foreign investment project, a final green clearance was Monday given for using 1,253 hectares of forest ... Read more...

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Long wait for Posco - a timeline


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) It took almost five years for South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa to get an environment clearance. The environment ministry Monday ... Read more...

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Orissa gets final nod for Posco project (Lead)


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The union environment ministry Monday granted final approval to the Orissa government for diversion of 1,253 hectares of forest land for setting up the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh grants final approval to Orissa’s Posco project


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh today granted final approval to Orissa for diversion of 1,253 hectares of forest land for Posco's steel project.Ramesh ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to government on Orissa project


April 21st, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notices to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), the Orissa government and Sterlite Industries on a petition challenging the ... Read more...

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Jairam asks Orissa to resubmit POSCO report (Lead)


April 14th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday asked the Orissa government to review its submission that that there are no tribal inhabitants or forest dwellers in the ... Read more...

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Orissa yet to renew pact with POSCO


April 14th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 14 (IANS) The Orissa government has not yet renewed its pact with South Korean Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) to set up a $12 billion project in the state, ... Read more...

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Group rejects Orissa’s claim about POSCO site


April 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 14 (IANS) An anti-displacement group Thursday here rejected the claim of the Orissa government that there were no tribal inhabitants or other traditional forest dwellers in the proposed ... Read more...

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No tribal dwellers in Posco project site, says Orissa


April 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 13 (IANS) The Orissa government has reiterated that there were no tribal inhabitants or other traditional forest dwellers in the proposed site of the $12 billion Posco project, ... Read more...

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CBI probing job scheme in Orissa, apex court told


April 11th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The government Monday informed the Supreme Court that it has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into allegations of irregularities and misappropriation of ... Read more...

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Scams in Orissa port sector, alleges anti-graft group


April 5th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) Anti-corruption group Transparency International Monday alleged a scam in the port sector activities in Orissa and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ... Read more...

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Inspector suspended for misbehaving with judge


April 4th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) The Orissa government Monday suspended a police inspector who allegedly misbehaved with a judge in the state's Sundergarh district. A judicial probe has been ordered into ... Read more...

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