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Tag: Niyamgiri

Dongria Tribals Fume Over ‘Fake Products’ On E-Commerce Sites

Rayagada: Known for their unique culture and art, Dongria tribals are now facing a threat from ‘fake products’ which are being sold by several individuals on e-commerce sites. Terming it as ‘cultural appropriation’, Dongria Kondh leaders have filed a complaint with district administration against 40 individuals and organisations that have been selling fake Dongria sarees, […]

Op-Ed: Poma Tudu Transfer Proves The Govt Will Go To Any Length To Oblige Mining Lobby

By Sandeep Sahu Weeks before the 2004 elections, I happened to be Kalahandi. After completing the day’s work, I happened to meet a few people who had just returned from the Gram Sabha earlier in the day where consent was wrested for setting up of the 1 million ton per annum (MTPA) capacity bauxite refinery […]

Maoist posters seeking poll boycott surface in Odisha

Rayagada: Posters purportedly put up by Maoists urging people to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the State were found in Niyamgiri area of Rayagada district today. According to reports, the Basadhara-Ghumusar divisional committee of the CPI (Maoists) have put up the posters in front of ‘Dangaria Kandha Unnayana’ office at Parasali […]

Shut Vedanta & stop construction of CRPF camps, demand Rayagada Adivasis

Rayagada:  With a number of demands like protection of Niyamgiri hills and shutting down of Vedanta company and the construction of CRPF camp in the area, hundreds of Adivasis took to the streets in a rally organised by Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti and Samajwadi Jan Parishad here on Monday. As per reports, the rallyists moved around […]

Poor road hits healthcare services in Kalyansinghpur

Rayagada: Healthcare services in villages located in Niyamgiri hills under Kalyansinghpur block are in a shambles because of poor road connectivity. As a result, patients are carried in slings and bamboo raft for more than 20 kms to Kalyansinghpur hospital at regular intervals. Though the Rayagada district administration has launched bike ambulance services in the […]

Prafulla at the National Green Tribunal, Delhi
Rethink 'corporate-friendly' policy, Green Nobel winner Samantara to PM

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Prafulla Samantara, the recipient from Asia of this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize and the face of a determined people’s resistance against bauxite mining in an Odisha forest, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “rethink” his corporate-friendly policies. The activist led a historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria-Kondh’s land rights and […]

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Anti-Vedanta protests rear head again

Lanjigarh: The anti-Vedanta protests reared head once again after the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti staged a demonstration in front of the company’s Lanjigarh plant. Hundreds of tribals along with members of various forums took out a rally and staged a dharna in front of the plant. According to sources, the protestors also tried to break the […]

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Naxals threaten informers, landowners in Rayagada, Koraput

Kalyansinghpur/Narayanpatna: Maoists claiming to be from two different divisions put up posters at different places in Niyamgiri area of Rayagada district and erected red flags on hundred acres of land in Katulpeta and Aalamanda areas of Narayanpatna in Koraput today. At five places in Parasali under Kalyansinghpur including the Dongria Kondh Development Agency office and […]

Maoists protest Modi's Odisha visit through fresh posters

Rayagada: Nearly a week after suspected Maoists attacked Doikalu railway station in the district and left behind posters protesting the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state, the left wing extremists today once again issued fresh warnings to the people, especially tribals of Rayagada and neighbouring districts, through posters to oppose the […]

Tribals torch CRPF camp opposing road construction

Rayagada: The dongria kondhs today torched a CRPF camp opposing construction of a road connecting Niyamgiri to Kalyansingpur in the district. The CRPF jawans were deployed there to guard the construction of the road. However, the local residents alleged that government has undertaken the road construction in order to provide bauxite to Vedanta company from […]

Cholera menace: 4 health camps to be set up in Niyamgiri area

The district administration has decided to set up health camps at four villages in the Niyamgiri area where 10 people died because of Cholera till date

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Maoist posters, banner found in Niyamgiri area

Rayagada: Police today seized six Maoist posters in Parsali panchayat of Kalyansinghpur block near Niyamgiri in Rayagada district. Besides the six posters found from Parsali village, a banner was also found hung near Dangaria Kondh Development Agency near Parsali panchayat office. In these posters and banners, the CPI Maoist Baghuna Divisional Committee has urged the […]

Medha Patekar attends anti-Vedanta tribal rally

Hundreds of Dongria and Jharania tribals of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts residing in and around the Niyamgiri hills today congregated at Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district under the banner of Niyamgiri Surakshya Samiti (NSS), a tribal outfit fighting for the protection of the hill they consider sacred, and shouted slogans against Vedanta Alumina and the police

Dangaria Kandhs protest SC hearing on mining in Niyamgiri

Dangaria Kandh tribals of the Niyamgiri area spread across Rayagada and Kalahandi districts have vehemently protested the announcement of a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by Odisha government seeking the reversal of the ban on bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri hills

Two tribals abducted from Niyamgiri

Rayagada: Just a day after a combing operation at Niyamgiri forest near Dengamati village on Kalahandi-Rayagada border in which a Maoist was killed and two others seriously injured, two persons belonging to Dongaria tribe were abducted from the Niyamgiri area on Sunday. The two abducted persons have been identified as Shyama Sikaka of Dangamati village […]

Maoist killed in police firing, 2 injured

Bhubaneswar: A Maoist was reportedly killed and two others were seriously injured in a fierce gun battle between security forces and Red rebels at Niyamgiri forest near Dengamati village on Kalahandi-Rayagada border early this morning. On a tip off about the presence of the rebels, security personnel, led by Rayagada Superintendent of police (SP) K […]

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Odisha to give bauxite to Vedanta: Mines Minister

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

Environ Min rejects Vedanta's mining proposal in Niyamgiri

Environment Ministry on Friday rejected Vedanta's controversial bauxite mining proposal in Niyamgiri, official sources said