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Dongria Kondh fest: Fiat against Vedanta (VAL) icing on the cake

TNN | Feb 22, 2014, 12.21 PM IST BHAWANIPATNA: It’s festive time for Dongria Kondhs, living on Niyamgiri Hills at Lanjigarh inKalahandi district. They started their three-day annual worship on top of the mountain, about 3 km from the foothills, on Friday.The Kondhs shot into limelight for… Continue Reading →

#India – Nod to Vedanta on paper but villagers unaware of consent #indigenous #WTFnews

SUVOJIT BAGCHI,  BAYSI (NORTH CHHATTISGARH), October 8, 2013 Up “We don’t know how the villagers can consent to diversion of forest land five days after denouncing it” It all started with great excitement — organising groups, motivating young women to lead… Continue Reading →

#India- Niyamgiri still out of reach, Vedanta scouts for other bauxite sources #tribalrights #indigenous

  Author(s): T N Vijayalakshmi [1] Issue Date: 2013-8-19 Biodiverse Gandhamardan where mining attempts were abandoned earlier after massive public protests also on the radar of metal giant Vedanta‘s Lanjigarh refinery Vedanta Alumina Limited‘s (VAL’s) hopes of sourcing bauxite from Niyamgiri… Continue Reading →

Match Over – Niyamgiri Hills – 12- Vedanta Resources – 0- #TribalRights Win ! #goodnews

12 gram sabha too votes against Vedanta mining in Niyamgiri hills Santosh Patnaik The Hindu “It is time now for Vedanta to gracefully respect public sentiment and pack off its establishment” Efforts of Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), belonging to London-listed… Continue Reading →

#India – Why a tribal revolution is a big India story #Vedanta #Niyamgiri #Sundayreading

By Meenal Baghel, Mumbai Mirror | Aug 18, 2013, 1 Tribal revolution 1364 km away is a big India story Top: District judge Sarat Chandra Misra (fifth from front) is accompanied by an orderly, a CRPF platoon, a tehsildar and local police as… Continue Reading →

#India- Illegal Mining EXPOSE

dna expose: Who moved my mountains? Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013, 8:39 IST | Place: Porbandar | Agency: DNA Roxy Gagdekar Limestone mining in Saurashtra, Kutch & North Gujarat has turned many hills into flat grounds. Limestone mining in Saurashtra, Kutch &… Continue Reading →

Eight tight slaps from Niyamgiri tribals to Vedanta Mining Project

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013, 7:00 IST | Agency: DNA   Garga Chatterjee You lifted one fistful of salt And an empire was shamed. Lift One fistful of rubble Now And pour it on our shameless heads. (by Gopal Gandhi on… Continue Reading →

Ijurupa, where a family of four nailed down a 72 MT Vedanta mining proposal

Author(s): Sayantan Bera Jul 31, 2013 |  It’s the eighth village to reject proposed mining in a row in Niyamgiri hills A tribal forest dweller observes Palli Sabha proceedings at Ijurupa village amid tight security (photos: Sayantan Bera) The irony was… Continue Reading →

Double Dhamaka against Vedanta – Second Niyamgiri vote also a no to bauxite mining #goodnews

33 villagers unanimously oppose bauxite mining Second palli sabha in Niyamgiri deals double blow to Odisha government Author(s): Sayantan Bera [1] Issue Date: 2013-7-22 Kesarpadi residents cancel government’s settlement of community forest rights; unanimously reject Vedanta bauxite mining proposal District judge… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Piyush Pandey on Vedanta’s “Creating Happiness”

To Executive Chairman &National Creative Director India and South Asia Ogilvy & Mather Pvt Ltd 21st Feb, 2012 Dear Mr Piyush Pandey Greetings ! You are the Icon of  Indian advertising Industry and I was delighted to know that you… Continue Reading →

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