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Posco: Women armed with chilli powder to take on cops

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 21:02

With Odisha govt allegedly using force during the last phase of land acquisition for Posco`s mega steel project, residents of the proposed plant site villages, mainly women, are armed with chilli powder to take on cops.

Land acquisition for Posco resumes, locals allege use of force

Last Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013, 20:26

In its bid to complete land acquisition for the proposed Posco project near here by first week of July, the Odisha government Friday resumed land acquisition amidst stiff opposition from villagers who alleged use of force to demolish their betel vines.

Left, PPSS demand scrapping of Posco plant

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 22:12

Demanding scrapping of Posco`s proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest.

MoU with Posco will be ready in a months time: Chief Secretary

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 22:54

With Posco project opponents, including the Left parties, preparing to observe Black Day tomorrow, Odisha government Friday said the draft of the fresh MoU to be signed with the South Korean steel major will be ready in a month's time.

Odisha close to finish land acquisition for Posco

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 19:11

"We require only 70 acre of land to reach the target of 2,700 acre of land for the purpose of Posco's mega steel plant in Dhinkia area," said Surjit Das, additional district magistrate (ADM) posted at Paradip.

Land clearing on in Posco site amidst protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 22:03

Paradip additional district magistrate Surjeet Das said a total of 15 betel vines were dismantled and 385 horticultural plants cut down during the day. "We also cleared a large chunk of kewda plantations by using excavators."

POSCO welcomes SC decision on Khandadhar

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 17:42

Welcoming Supreme Court's judgement on Khandadhar iron ore mine case, Posco-India on Friday assured would significantly help to expedite the project and hoped the Central Government would ensure a quick and final decision on the matter.

SC vacates stay on Posco, ask Centre to take call

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 11:38

The Supreme Court Friday set aside the Orissa High Court order which had quashed state government's petition to allot iron ore licence to South Korean steel major Posco in Khandadhar hills in Sundergarh district for a multi-crore steel plant.

Land acquisition underway for Posco plant

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 20:12

As many as ten betel vines were dismantled and more than 600 trees felled in Gobindpur area since yesterday with resumption of land acquisition, Additional District Magistrate, Paradip, Surjit Das said

Posco land acquisition resumes, company CMD meets official

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 14:21

Land acquisition for the Rs 52,000 crore Posco steel project resumed in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district Monday after being suspended for about two-and-a-half months.

Anti-Posco brigade seek force pullout

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 19:52

The agitation came a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Balikuda area, a few kilometres from the proposed plant site area in Jagatsinghpur district.

Posco may start work on stalled Odisha unit in a year

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 17:50

The Odisha government has already transfered around 1,700 acres to the company out of the 2,700 acres required for the plant in Jagatsinghpur district, he said.