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Odisha- Gram sabha ball set to roll for Vedanta bid to mine at Niyamgiri Hills

Gram sabha ball set to roll Satyanarayan Pattnaik & Sandeep Mishra, TNN | Jun 1, 2013, 01.20 AM IST BHUBANESWAR/ KORAPUT: Adhering to the Supreme Court‘s order to conduct gram sabhas to decide the fate of Vedanta bid to mine bauxite at Niyamgiri hills,… Continue Reading →

Vedanta mining: Government seeks Judicial Officer from HC

By Express News Service – BHUBANESWAR 27th May 2013 12:28 PM Photos The State Government has requested Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court to nominate a judicial officer of the rank of district judge as observer for the proposed gram… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court tells Centre to decide on POSCO’s mining license

Fri, 10 May 2013 By Newzfirst 5/10/13 New Delhi – The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Orissa high court order which had quashed state government‘s petition to allot iron ore license to South Korean steel major POSCO in Khandadhar hills in… Continue Reading →

Vedanta HQ in London mobbed by Protesters, as SC gives Gramsabha Powers to decide

Protest at Vedanta HQ as Supreme Court decision announced Indian Supreme Court judges today handed the final decision on Vedanta’s Niyamgiri mine to the Dongria Kond tribe and farmers living around the mountain. Two Gram Sabha’s (village councils) or local… Continue Reading →

When excess mining got a legal seal #Odisha

pic courtesy, Reuters Debabrata Mohanty : Bhubaneswar, Mon Nov 12 2012, 01:22 hrs A key mining regulator, The Indian Bureau of Mines, allowed excess mining to carry on in Orissa by raising the permissible limit of those responsible, says the state… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court raps Odhisa government for favouring Posco #goodnews

NDTV | Updated On: November 06, 2012 21:08 (IST) New Delhi: The Supreme Court today slammed the Odisha government for favouring Posco over others in granting prospective licence for Kandahar mines. Geomin, geological and mineral resource management services provider, had… Continue Reading →

Orissa High court for law to check witch-hunting cases

‘ Binita Jaiswal, TNN | May 18, 2012, CUTTACK: The Orissa high court asked the state government on Thursday to formulate a special law to check witch-hunting in the state. Division bench of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice S K… Continue Reading →

Sri Aurobindo, Heehs and the fragility of faith

GAUTAM CHIKERMANE We banned Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, and provided the moral justification for a barbaric fatwa on his head by Iran’s then spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. As a result, Rushdie had to take refuge in the UK. Last month,… Continue Reading →

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