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#India- Dealing with Maoists

The Maoists want a military conflict as it brings more adivasis into their fold. The Indian state‘s best bet is in ensuring that it wins over the aam adivasis to its side. CHITRANGADA CHOUDHURY, AJAY DANDEKAR, Outlook May 25th’s condemnable attack… Continue Reading →

Odisha -Group clashes in Gobindapur over Posco

By Express News Service – PARADIP 31st May 2013 12:13 PM Despite deployment of one platoon of police force, law and order situation worsened in Gobindapur village due to group clash on Thursday. Betel vine demolition drive for proposed Posco steel… Continue Reading →

Stop cutting trees for Posco plant: tribunal

Livemint National green tribunal says large number of trees are being cut without permission of any competent authority Neha Sethi  |  Ruchira Singh     First Published: Tue, May 28 2013. 11 39 PM IST Environmental clearance for the project was suspended by the… Continue Reading →

Why Orissa mining may not go the Goa way

By MEERA MOHANTY, ET Bureau | 14 May, 2013, When the Supreme Court reopened the iron-ore mining door some more in Karnataka, miners in Orissa breathed a Rs 50,000 crore sigh of relief. Three weeks ago, when the Supreme Court… 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 →

Posco project: Odisha to complete acquisition of 700 acres in a week

Business Standard Jayajit Dash  |  Bhubaneswar  May 9, 2013 Last Updated at 17:53 IST The state government has already acquired 2,000 acres of land for the Posco project Moving ahead in its land acquisition spree for the Posco project, the Jagatsinghpur district… Continue Reading →

Joint Statement Condemn Police Excesses in Lower Suktel Project area in Balangir, Odisha

      Scrap the Lower Suktel Dam project immediately       We, the undersigned, are anguished and appalled by the brutality and excesses of Orissa Police on peaceful demonstrators and concerned citizens near Magurbeda village of Balangir District… Continue Reading →

SC Judgment on Niyamgiri and Directions interpreting FRA #Vedanta

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 180 OF 2011 Orissa Mining Corporation Ltd.   Versus Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others J U D G M E N T K. S. RADHAKRISHNAN, J…. Continue Reading →

#India – Dams and the Doomed… min(e)d games of the state

  April 29, 2013  by Subrat Kumar Sahu ‘We all are living in a gang war… [in which] the state is just another gang!’  – Arundhati Roy In the wee hour 29 April 2013, at least 10 platoons of police… Continue Reading →

#India – Why are people opposing Lower Suktel Irrigation project in Odisha ?

  “O government! Open your ear and listen to us ,We do not need Suktel dam.”                    – writing on a wall in GS Dungripali, one of the villages that will be… Continue Reading →

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