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#India – Anti-Posco leader Abhaya Sahoo released from jail in Odisha #goodnews

  Anti-Posco leader released from jail TNN | Dec 1, 2013, 01 KENDRAPADA: Anti-land acquisition leader and president of Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti(PPSS) Abhay Sahoo was released on Saturday, after six months of imprisonment. On Friday, the Orissa high court granted him bail…. Continue Reading →

#India – Posco slapped with Rs 100 crore tax evasion notice

Sunday, Nov 3, 2013, 9:35 IST | Agency: DNA Sudhir Suryawanshi If unpaid, the company could face coercive action. File photo of Anti-Posco protesters The state sales tax department has slapped a Rs100-crore Value Added Tax (VAT) evasion notice on… Continue Reading →

#Phailin – POSCO felled 1.7 lakh trees and betel vines that would have acted as natural barriers #WTFnews

Phailin: Trees felled, Posco villages fear worst Ashis Senapati, TNN | Oct 12, 2013, 01.01 AM IST Sources said the cyclone was likely to reach within 400km of the Paradip coastline. KENDRAPADA: While the country’s eastern seaboard braces for the cyclone Phailin, the… Continue Reading →

Press Release- Announcement to Start Work for POSCO Project in Odisha is Illegal #mustread

Press Statement   Announcement to Start Work for POSCO Project is Illegal       October, 8 : When the hearing on dispensation of environmental clearance for POSCO project is going on in National Green Tribunal and stay order for cutting… Continue Reading →

Press Release- UN panel asks POSCO to halt $12-bn Odisha project #GOODNEWS

    UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing Raquel Rolnik. UN Photo/Ryan Brown     1 October 2013 – United Nations independent experts today called on Indian authorities to immediately halt the construction of a massive steel… Continue Reading →

Full transcript: BJD’s Pinaki Misra on Odisha government’s efforts to bring Vedanta back #WTFnews

NDTV.com | Updated: August 16, 2013   New Delhi: Eleven out of 12 villages in Odisha have rejected mining of bauxite, used to make aluminium, in Niyamgiri by Vedanta. But despite the no from the villagers, speaking exclusively to NDTV‘s Anchal Vohra,… Continue Reading →

#India – Women in Resistance Struggles in Odisha #Sundayreading

MAINSTREAM, VOL LI, NO 33, AUGUST 3, 2013 by Ranjana Padhi and Pramodini Pradhan One seldom gets to hear about women’s resistance in Odisha, be it in resistance literature or history or the discourse of the contemporary women’s movement. It… Continue Reading →

#India – POSCO is not a closed chapter

Kanchi Kohli The battlelines have been drawn like never before. While the Odisha state government and POSCO India Ltd have made categorical statements that they have acquired 2,700 acres for an eight million tonnes steel project, the agitations in Gobindpur… Continue Reading →

Resentment in Odisha over compensation for Posco project

A general perception now pervades the area that the people were taken for a ride by the administration during land acquisition Paradip (Odisha), 31 Jul (PTI): Though 2,700 acres were acquired for the proposed mega steel plant by Posco near here,… Continue Reading →

Gobindpur Villagers stall Posco work

TNN | Jul 20, 2013, 11.47 AM IST KENDRAPADA: Villagers of Gobindpur in Dhinkia gram panchayat stalled trench digging work and damaged an excavator machine of a private company at the Posco site on Friday. They also attacked some staff of Utkal Manufacturing & Services Ltd… Continue Reading →

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