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Category: Specific Issues :: Mining
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'How many people can they kill,' asks Niyamgiri tribe as Vedanta faces another Sterlite-like challenge in Odisha 13.6.2018 DNA: Top News
After deadly clashes in Tuticorin forced Tamil Nadu to shut a copper smelter run by Vedanta Resources, the company faces another challenge 1,000 miles away, where axe-toting tribesmen and environmentalists have joined forces to demand the closure of an alumina refinery. An alliance of activists and local people have for years blocked London-listed Vedanta's plans to mine bauxite in the green, jungle-clad Niyamgiri hills of eastern Odisha state, which the tribespeople consider sacred. The killing by police of 13 people protesting against the copper smelter in Tamil Nadu has given fresh impetus to their campaign to also close the Odisha refinery run by the company's Indian unit, Vedanta Ltd. The company is seeking to expand the plant. "We'll shed our blood for Niyamgiri, we will die for Niyamgiri," tribal leader Lado Sikaka, carrying an axe hooked onto his shoulder blade in the fashion of men from his community, told a crowd of several hundred at a rally near the refinery, in the remote town of Lanjigarh, ...
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Bauxite mining back in limelight 11.6.2018 Hindu: Visakhapatnam
NALCO plans to approach government for grant of mining blocks
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ST panel asks SCCL to put test on hold 7.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Notification issued for 665 Badli workers
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Pawan appalled by water quality in Agency 6.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Collects sample for analysis in a laboratory in Hyderabad
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Living in fear 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Cover Story
The tribal people of Niyamgiri in Odisha, who won a landmark victory in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled that village councils would decide whether mining should be allowed in the hills, still fear that the government is oblivious to their concerns. By PRAFULLA DAS
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Pressure in London 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Cover Story
While being listed on the London Stock Exchange provides Vedanta Resources with what has been described as a “cloak of respectability”, London has also created major vulnerabilities for the company. By VIDYA RAM
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CRAM stresses on negative impact of dev projects, urges Govt to revoke unsustainable dev models 5.6.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
CRAM stresses on negative impact of dev projects, urges Govt to revoke unsustainable dev models
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Bauxite mining only with consent of tribals: Pawan 4.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Chief Minister playing caste politics, he says
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NALCO revives bauxite mining proposal 4.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
It plans to set up aluminium complex in Vizag district
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The unbearable heaviness of clouds: Clouds by Chandrahas Choudhury 25.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Here’s a frolicking talent with a great comic touch, binding himself down to ‘big’ themes
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BJD-Congress may join hands to keep BJP out of power: Oram 22.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Congress may enter into a "tactful understanding" to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power in Odisha in 2019 elections.
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Chhattisgarh: 7 securitymen killed in Dantewada day before Rajnath commissions anti-naxal 'Bastariya' battalion 20.5.2018 DNA: Money
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Monday attend the commissioning of the much talked-about 'Bastariya' battalion of the CRPF, created for the first-time with more than 534 tribal youths from Chhattisgarh, here. Singh reached the Ambikapur-based camp of the Central Reserve Police Force in the state this evening after attending an event in Satna district in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. The squad that will pass out tomorrow has 33 per cent representation of women combatants with 189 'mahila' constables. PTI first reported on May 17 about the squad set to getting operational. The new battalion has been numbered 241. Singh will award the best performers of the new unit after they present him with a guard of honour and a military parade. The hardcore, localised battalion of the young combatants will be immediately deployed for anti-naxal operations in some of the worst Left Wing Extremism-hit areas such as Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur, a senior official said. The unique battalion - recruited from ...
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Laterite mining going on unchecked in Agency 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Local people allege it will contaminate groundwater, destroy coffee, mango crops
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India's economic expansion to boost mining: President 16.5.2018 General News
India's GDP and larger developmental process will gain momentum over the coming decades and in turn bolster the mining and minerals sector, President Ram Nath Kovind said today. He also asserted that eventually the local communities must benefit from the discovery, extraction and development of mineral resources. The reform process set in motion in the mining sector four years ago is bearing rich dividends and will enhance the fiscal health of states, Kovind said at the National Geoscience awards event here. "India is one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. Our GDP as well as our larger developmental process is set to accelerate over the coming decades. The mining and mineral sector is poised to grow as a result of this expansion of the economy. At the same time, it will also be a driver of economic expansion," he said. India's per capita consumption of many resources and commodities is still very low by global standards and there is room to grow, he said, adding that
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the Occasion of Presentation of National Geoscience Awards 16.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be here to present the National Geoscience Awards for the year 2017. I extend my congratulations to the recipients of the Awards for their excellence in different fields of geoscience.
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More objection comes on oil exploration works 12.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
More objection comes on oil exploration works
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CRAM concerned over activities of ADB in NE 4.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
CRAM concerned over activities of ADB in NE
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YFPHR urges govt to stop oil exploration in Manipur 3.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
YFPHR urges govt to stop oil exploration in Manipur
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AAP objects to heritage adoption scheme in Goa 1.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The AAP in Goa on Tuesday objected to the Central government's decision to allot six heritage sites in the coastal state along with several others throughout the country for adoption by private companies.
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Maoists blast culvert, traffic movement hit 25.4.2018 Hindu: Home
Marks Naxal-called protest day
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