Tag: Vedanta

Villagers protest over mining by Vedanta in Sundargarh; police resort to lathi charge
Villagers protest over mining by Vedanta in Sundargarh; police resort to lathi charge

It was when the company was about to start its mining activities at the site today morning that hundreds of villagers from four villages including Jamakani and Girisima reached the spot and staged a protest. 

  • Saturday, 05 November 2022
Vedanta founder Anil Agarwal
Vedanta founder Anil Agarwal honoured with Global Indian Award in Canada

He said India and Canada have many similarities and they complement each other in many fields. "Together, the two countries can do phenomenal work."

  • Monday, 03 October 2022
NGT slaps Rs 25 Cr fine on Vedanta's Odisha plant for green violations

The green court held the company accountable for the violation of a partly undertaken expansion without prior environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

  • Friday, 06 May 2022
Dama accuses Odisha govt of showing undue favours to Vedanta

Bhubaneswar: Former Minister and senior leader Damodar Rout dropped a bombshell by accusing Odisha government of showing undue favours to Vedanta. He alleged that bauxite is being provided to the company at much lower price than the actual rate fixed by the Centre. Odisha government has allowed the owner of Vedanta, Anil Agarwal to plunder […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Son arrested for killing father over family feud in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: A youth allegedly killed his father at Vedanta rehabilitation and resettlement (RR) colony over family feud on Saturday night. According to reports, the accused Bishikeshan Rohit Das stabbed his father Bhagban Rohit Das after an argument broke out between them yesterday. Though Bhagban was rushed to Jharsuguda district headquarters hospital following the incident, he […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha inks MoU with Vedanta to set up medical college

Bhubaneswar/Bhawanipatna: Odisha government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Vedanta Foundation for establishment of a medical college and hospital in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district. The MoU was signed in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and state Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena. Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said that […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Former Odisha Chief Secy BK Patnaik quits Vedanta

Bhubaneswar: Former Odisha Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik today resigned from the post of the president of Vedanta University project. He reportedly forwarded his resignation letter to Anil Agarwal Foundation, a philanthropic unit set up by Vedanta Resources’ chairman Anil Agarwal. Patnaik had been appointed as the president of the proposed Vedanta University project on […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Personal videos of lady engineer downloaded, blackmailers arrested

Jharsuguda: Badmal Police today arrested three persons for allegedly threatening and blackmailing a lady engineer, working in Vedanta here, by sending personal videos of her in WhatsApp. The arrested have been identified as Aman Mal, Ritesh Soni and Asish Jaiswal, all belonging to Jharsuguda. According to reports, the engineer had given her mobile to a […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Breach in ash pond: Vedanta agrees to pay compensation & relocate villagers

Bhubaneswar/Jharsuguda: A few hours after the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) served a notice to Vedanta over a breach in ash pond, the company authorities agreed to pay compensation and relocate the villagers as per the Government guidelines. The decision was taken at a tripartite meeting at the District Collectorate in presence of local […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Breach in ash pond: Pollution board issues show cause notice to Vedanta

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) today served a notice to Vedanta over a breach in ash pond during night hours on August 28. After the wall of the ash pond no. 2 of Vedanta aluminium plant collapsed, liquid ash inundated around 100 acres of paddy fields in Katikela village in Jharsuguda. Irate […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Jharsuguda farmers demand early compensation after breach in ash pond

Jharsuguda: Demanding disbursal of adequate compensation for farmers in Katikela whose farmlands got damaged after a breach in the ash pond of Vedanta two days ago, locals today cautioned the company not to carry out any repair work without providing the ex-gratia. In a meeting presided by Jharsuguda collector Bibhuti Bhusan Patnaik and attended by […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Niyamgiri - Anti-Vedanta protests
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Vendanta Aluminium
NGT orders govt agencies to file affidavits on Vedanta construction

Bhubaneswar: Alleged unauthorised use of forest land for industrial use by mining conglomerate Vedanta in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district has come under judicial scrutiny. Acting on a petition by a forest protection body Non-Violence Again, the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Branch) Kolkata has directed both the Union and State government agencies to furnish affidavit putting […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021