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New norms to improve forest rights act


July 13th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The tribal affairs ministry Thursday issued new guidelines to improve implementation of the forest rights act by expanding the list of items considered as forest ... Read more...

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CPI-M to launch stir for reserving jobs for Muslims


February 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 26 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura wants to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for Muslims but is concerned about the legal hurdles, a leader of ... Read more...

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Help sought for tribals’ livelihood plans in Tripura


November 16th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 16 (IANS) Tripura has sought Rs.440 crore from the central government to undertake livelihood schemes for thousands of tribals who have got title deeds in the state ... Read more...

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‘Rise of Maoists due to injustice with tribals’


November 12th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 12 (IANS) Maoist activities are growing in India's tribal areas because the traditional forest dwellers have been denied justice, a tribal leader said Saturday."Had there been justice for ... Read more...

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Cleaning drive begins near Sabarimala temple


November 7th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 7 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday oversaw a massive cleaning operation at the foothills of the famed Hindu temple in Sabarimala.Close to 6,000 volunteers, ... Read more...

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New hurdles for Posco’s land acquisition plans (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Orissa's plans to resume land acquisition for the Posco project in the state faced new trouble with project's supporters Monday refusing to cooperate unless their demands ... 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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In Jharkhand, the forest is like a mother to Adivasis


May 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Aloka Kujur Ranchi, May 4 (ANI): For Adivasis, the forest is their provider, taking care of food, medicine, firewood and herbs. Forest produce like lac and mahua are sold in the ... 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 questions Orissa’s intention on Posco


May 1st, 2011 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 30 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday questioned the Orissa's government intention on the proposed steel project by South Korean steel major Posco, saying it has not ... Read more...

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CPI-M plans agitation against land acquisition act


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and its front organisations Friday announced launch of an agitation to modify the country's Land Acquisition Act, 1894, formulated during ... Read more...

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Tripura mulls reserving jobs for Muslims


April 18th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Following the example of West Bengal, the Left Front government in Tripura wants to reserve government jobs for Muslims but is concerned about the legal hurdles, ... Read more...

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Anti-POSCO protesters burn effigy of officials


April 15th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 15 (IANS) Anti-POSCO villagers in Orissa Friday burnt an effigy of district officials and a copy of the letter the state government sent to the central government saying ... 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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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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New norms for shifting people from forests withdrawn


March 7th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Facing the wrath of environmentalists, the central government Monday withdrew its new guidelines for declaring lands as critical wildlife habitats and relocating people from ... 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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A long wait for Posco (Timeline)


January 31st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) It took almost five years for the South Korean steel major Posco's $12 billion project in Orissa to get an environment clearance. The environment ministry Monday accorded ... Read more...

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Posco’s $12 bn Orissa project gets conditional nod (Second Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, 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. ... Read more...

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Rs.25 crore plan for 60 Maoist-hit districts: Chidambaram


November 26th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The government will give Rs.25 crore to each of the 60 Maoist-affected districts in central and east India to ensure that the benefits of development reach ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh tops in forest rights


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 23 (IANS) The central government has awarded Madhya Pradesh for the best implementation of Forest Rights Act, which safeguards land ownership of tribals and other traditional forest dwellers, it was ... Read more...

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A million tribals have got land rights: Tribal Affairs Minister (Interview)


September 12th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Nearly a million tribals have been given land rights under the forest rights act and they will be made stakeholders in development projects, says ... Read more...

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Forest rights panel on Uttar Pradesh visit from Saturday


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The special committee set up jointly by the union Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to enquire into the status of implementation of ... Read more...

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No ousting tribals from national parks, states told


August 26th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Objecting to displacement of the Scheduled Tribes populations from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, the tribal affairs ministry has directed as many as nine states to ... Read more...

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Orissa begins land acquisition for POSCO amid opposition (Lead)


July 28th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 27 (IANS) The Orissa government Tuesday began acquiring land for the $12 billion steel project South Korean steel major POSCO has planned in the state's Jagatsinghpur district despite opposition, officials ... Read more...

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Orissa begins land acquisition for POSCO amids opposition


July 27th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 27 (IANS) The Orissa government Tuesday began acquiring land for the $12 billion steel project South Korean steel major POSCO has planned in the state's Jagatsinghpur district despite opposition, ... Read more...

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Panel to study impact of proposed mines in Orissa


July 1st, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The government has formed a four-member committee to consider and make recommendations on the impact of plans to divert 660.749 hectare of forest land for bauxite ... Read more...

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CPI urges PM to review Posco steel porject


May 16th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Sunday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the clearance given to South Korean steel major Posco for a project ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate Civil Service Day tomorrow


April 20th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the 5th Civil Service Day in the national capital on Wednesday.Dr Singh, on this occasion, will also ... Read more...

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Tribals in Madhya Pradesh seek their traditional rights


March 19th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Bhopal, Mar 19(ANI): Hundreds of tribals in Madhya Pradesh converged at Bhopal on Friday to stage a mass rally against the state Government for not honouring various pro-tribal policies mooted and ... Read more...

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Tribals demand first right to forests, write to PM


November 3rd, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Over 150 tribal villagers and forest dwellers Tuesday protested here against non-implementation of Forest Dwellers Act and submitted a memorandum to the prime minister demanding first ... Read more...

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Tribals to protest denial of right to forests


November 2nd, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Tribals from across India will hold protests Tuesday and Wednesday alleging the government is imposing illegal and dangerous afforestation programmes and sending police to repress the forest ... Read more...

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