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Colin Firth fights for Brazilian tribe


May 1st, 2012 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Actor Colin Firth has launched an appeal to save the lives and land of the Awa people, a hunter-gatherer tribe in Brazil's rain forests, from illegal ... Read more...

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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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

One year after extinction of Bo, Andaman tribe in danger


January 24th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.24 (ANI): One year after the death of the last member of the Bo tribe of the Andaman Islands (January 26), Survival International has warned that the neighbouring Jarawa tribe is ... Read more...

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Media exposure rocked mining boat in Niyamgiri: Filmmaker


November 26th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) International media exposure acts like oxygen and helps to optimise the effect of people's agitations against rampaging multinational corporations, according to a leading Indian documentary filmmaker. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in World |

Indo - Americans Applauds India


August 25th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): 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 ... 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...

Posted in World |

“Green” energy boom destroys tribes: New report


August 9th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.9 (ANI): To mark the UN Day of Indigenous People, Survival International has released a new report highlighting the devastating impact on tribal people of a massive boom in dam-building for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Protest in London to stop mining project in Orissa


July 25th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Human rights activists will paint their faces to resemble the blue-faced Na'vis in the Hollywood film "Avatar" to protest the dislocation of tribals by mining company Vedanta in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in World |

Tribal rights body demands probe of Kalinganagar violence


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): London-based tribal rights organization Survival International has called for an urgent investigation into the increased violence against tribal peoples in the state of Odisha, India.Police have fired ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in World |

Church of England withdraws from India mining project over human rights issue


February 6th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Reports indicate that the Church of England has said that it will withdraw investment from a firm involved in a controversial mining project in the Indian state of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in World |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Pressure on church as actress joins Orissa tribals’ campaign


July 29th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 29 (IANS) Representatives of Britain's largest Christian denomination have met members of a tribe from Orissa to hear demands to withdraw investments from a British company that ... Read more...

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‘Resort group with Hollywood clients endangering Indian tribe’


July 26th, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Critics of a hotel project in the Andamans say the plan seems deliberately aimed at putting tourists at close range to the threatened Jarawa tribals, a newspaper reported ... 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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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...

Posted in National |

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...

Posted in World |

Uncontacted Amazon tribe has actually been known from decades


June 20th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Past and current Brazilian government officials have said that the uncontacted Amazon tribe recently photographed by a plane, has actually been known from decades, and monitored from ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

ArcelorMittal, Vedanta targeted by global campaigners


May 11th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, May 11 (IANS) After rising to world domination, Indian-owned steel giant ArcelorMittal and mining company Vedanta Resources are being accused of paying scant attention to the environment and ... Read more...

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