Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress after letter bomb against Rahul Gandhi; party hits back
Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress after letter bomb against Rahul Gandhi; party hits back

In a blow to Congress, senior leader Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday announced her resignation from the primary membership of the party as she mounted a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi accusing him of interference in the Environment ministry during her stint and said she was ready to face a probe over green clearances granted by her.

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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.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress: As it happened
Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress: As it happened

Jayanthi Natarajan quit the Congress on Friday, after a letter written by her to party president Sonia Gandhi on November 5, 2014 was published in the media. Jayanthi, in the letter, accused Rahul Gandhi of interference while she was environment minister in the Manmohan Singh government.

AAP welcomes HC order on donations to BJP, Congress from Vedanta

AAP hailed the order of the Delhi High Court directing the authorities to take action against Congress and BJP for receiving donations from United Kingdom-based Vedanta Resources` subsidiaries on the ground that it violates laws.

PIL alleging foreign fundings to Cong, BJP: Delhi HC reserves order

The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe against Congress and BJP for allegedly receiving fundings from Indian subsidiaries of UK-based Vedanta Resources in violation of various laws.

Activist hails scrapping of Vedanta`s Odisha mining plan

An anti-displacement activist Saturday hailed the central government`s decision to reject Vedanta`s plan to mine Odisha`s Niyamgiri hills for bauxite.

Vedanta`s 50,000 crore project in Odisha rejected by all 12 villages

In a blow to the Odisha government`s plan for bauxite mining for Vedanta on the Niyamgiri hills, the 12th and last gram sabha held today in Rayagada district also rejected it.

Vedanta may reopen Lanjigarh refinery by June-end

Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL) on Friday said it is hopeful of reopening its 1-mtpa refinery plant at Lanjigarh, Orissa by June end.

CAG report is not the final word on any issue: SC

CAG report commands respect and cannot be brushed aside but it cannot be the final word on an issue, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

Refer Land Acquisition Bill to Select Committee: Brinda Karat

Addressing a press conference, Karat said some provisions of the Bill run contrary to Supreme Court`s ruling with regard to Vedanta`s bauxite mining project in Odisha.

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.

Cong demands tabling of Lokpal report on Vedanta

Opposition Congress demanded immediate tabling of the Lokpal`s special report on
the controversial Vedanta University project.

Vedanta scam: Guv nod sought for CM`s prosecution

A trade union leader has
sought Orissa Governor M C Bhandare`s sanction for prosecution
of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in wake of the Lokpal report
on the controversial Vedanta University project in Puri.

Vedanta buys $1.5 bn stake in Cairn India: Source

Mining group Vedanta Resources Plc, which is struggling to get government nod to take over Cairn India, Tuesday bought 10.5 percent stake in the company from Malaysia`s Petronas.

Orissa moves SC against denial of green nod to Vedanta

The Orissa government approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre`s decision
to reject environmental clearance to Vedanta bauxite mining
project in Niyamgiri Hills.

Vedanta buyout of Cairn, another 2G in the making: CPI-M MP

A CPI-M member asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reject approval to "a
fly-by-night operator" with no experience in oil sector.

Vedanta exploring other bauxite sources

Hopeful of Central nod for six-fold expansion for its alumina refinery here soon, Vedanta said it was also exploring various bauxite sources to feed its unit, hit by denial of mining operations in Niyamgiri hills.