Former Congress MP says Rahul Gandhi was committed to Kondh tribes

Apparently corroborating former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan's statement on Rahul Gandhi's intervention relating to rejection of green clearance to Vedanta's mining project, former party MP Pradeep Majhi on Friday said this speaks of the Congress vice-president's commitment towards the 'Dangaria Kondh' tribes in Niyamgiri hills.

Activists protest at Vedanta's AGM over alleged illegalities

Vedanta Resources is reportedly embroiled in scandals and accused of wrongdoings related to its plans of bauxite drilling in Odisha's Niyamgiri hills.

Vedanta to await local consent for Indian bauxite mine

Vedanta Resources Plc said on Friday it will not mine bauxite from the Niyamgiri hills in Odisha until it has the consent of local communities.

Odisha to give bauxite to Vedanta

An Odisha minister on Saturday said that rejection of the mining proposal on Niyamgiri hills was 'unfortunate' and steps would be taken to alternatively source bauxite for Vedanta's refinery.

Third village says no to mining atop Niyamgiri Hills

After two villages in Raygada district rejected a proposal of allowing bauxite mining atop Niyamgiri Hills, another village in Kalahandi district did the same at the Gram Sabha held on Tuesday.

First Gram Sabha held in Niyamgiri, mining opposed

The tribal residents at the first Gram Sabha in Odisha's Rayagada district Thursday opposed the bauxite mining at Niyamgiri Hills for Vedanta's refinery at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district.

Tribals in Niyamgiri demonstrate against Bauxite m

More than 3000 tribals assembled in Muniguda village of Rayagada district on Wednesday (May 22), to protest against mining in the Niyamgiri hills.

Religious rights of tribals should be protected: SC

Religious and customary rights of tribals should be protected in addition to their individual and community rights by the government, Supreme Court has said.

Odisha mining: Congress welcomes SC verdict

Congress on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court`s judgment of stalling Vedanta`s proposed bauxite mining in Niyamgiri Hills.

SC to expedite hearing of Orissa's plea on Sterlite

The Supreme Court Monday agreed to expedite its hearing of Orissa Government's appeal against the Centre's decision to withdraw its environmental clearance to Vedanta group firm Sterlite for its bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.

Rahul reaffirms support to tribals on Niyamgiri

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made it clear that there would no change in Centre`s stand on the proposed bauxite mining project at Niyamgiri hills even as there had been a reshuffle in the union Cabinet.

Land acquisition for Vedanta University quashed

The Orissa High Court Tuesday quashed the process of land acquisition for Vedanta University in Puri and directed the government to return the acquired land to its owners, a lawyer said.

Green norms violated at Niyamgiri Hills: Environment Min team

In a fresh jolt to mining
multinational Vedanta Resources, a Union Environment Ministry
team has found violations of green norms at its bauxite
project at Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi district of Orissa.