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Vedanta won’t give fight over Orissa hill tribe’s sacred mountain


February 1st, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
London/Bhubaneswar, Feb.1 (ANI)Vedanta is still trying to get back into the Dongria Kondh's Niyamgiri Hills.FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India's Dongria ... 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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Indo-Americans laud India for disallowing mining of “sacred” mountain in Orissa


August 25th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Aug 25 (ANI): Indo-Americans have applauded India for reportedly rejecting bauxite mining by multinational company in remote tribal area of Orissa, which the environmentalists had described as devastating to the ... Read more...

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UNESCO meet on new World Heritage List begins


July 26th, 2010 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 26 (DPA) The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO started meetings Sunday in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, to consider new sites for inclusion on the coveted World Heritage List. The meeting of ... 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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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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Investor sells Vedanta shares over human rights violations


February 18th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) After the Church of England, another British investor has decided to sell its shares worth 2.2 million pounds (Rs.159 million/$3.5 million) in the Indian-owned mining company Vedanta ... Read more...

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Orissa tribe to Avatar director: now you watch our film


February 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) Members of a tribe in Orissa who have been battling against a multinational mining company now want the director of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Avatar' to join their high-profile ... Read more...

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Church of England sells Vedanta shares over Orissa human rights


February 6th, 2010 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 5 (IANS) In a major victory for human rights campaigners, the Church of England Friday sold off its shares, worth 3.75 million pounds, in the Indian-owned mining ... 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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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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Heaven then, hell now, says 1997 Kailash pilgrim


June 14th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) When she first went on a pilgrimage to Mount Kailash, joining the tour organised by India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in 1997, Aruna Pratapsinh Rathore, ... Read more...

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Get acclimatised before Kailash yatra, Nepal tells Indians


June 10th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 10 (IANS) With the death of six Indian pilgrims during the gruelling overland pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and the Mansarovar lake in Tibet, Nepal's concerned tourism board Wednesday issued a ... Read more...

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Development debate clouds Mouth Kailash region


April 7th, 2009 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
By Bill Smith Beijing, April 7 (DPA) For centuries, only a few hardy tourists have joined the hundreds of Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Tibetan Bon pilgrims who make an annual trek to Asia's ... 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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India’s river island, hill trains vie for World Heritage List


June 23rd, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) River island Majuli, in the Brahmaputra in Assam, and the Mountain Railways of India are part of 34 cultural properties, which will be considered for inclusion into ... Read more...

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