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Orissa

India's Naxalites Remain a Force to be Reckoned With

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.24.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Estimated to be 40,000 strong, the Naxalites have been waging a Maoist-inspired insurgency against the Indian government since the late 1960s.

Toxic Bootleg Liquor Kills At Least 22

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

BHUBANESWAR, India — Officials say at least 22 people have died and more are sick after drinking toxic bootleg liquor made from cough medicine i...

In HBO's Marathon Boy, An Indian Slum Boy Runs For His Life

Linda Hassler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

Marathon Boy chronicles the treacherous true saga of a frail, dirt-poor four-year-old boy in India and his ambitious mentor-trainer who loves him and makes him famous for running long distance races.

Monsoon Rains Cause Havoc In India, Kill Dozens

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Monsoon rains destroyed mud huts and flooded wide swaths of northern and eastern India, killing at least 48 people in recent da...

Turning People Turtles in East India

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

Orissa has scarcely embarked on any plans for development. Yet it is already on its way to destroying its forests, coasts, wildlife and people to mine the oil, coal and aluminum in the earth below.

Real-Life Avatar Tribe Threatened By Mine Construction Plans

TreeHugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The government of India has halted plans by UK-based Vedanta Resources to establish a bauxite mine of the sacred tribal lands of the Dongria Kondh and...

Let's Save the Real Avatar

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bianca Jagger

I am surprised that share-tipsters continue to recommend Vedanta as a desirable investment. Regrettably, many shareholders, content to read about the share price, remain silent about Vedanta's detrimental impact on local communities.

Struck Off the Posters

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

A bird's eye view shows marginal communities standing up to the big players, even the government, in India. They ask for justice and struggle to conserve the planet their way.

Undermining Human Rights in the Name of Development

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."

Rugby Dreams

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

Every summer, when Chandrika Gaipai returns home, she describes a rugby ball to her mother. "It looks like a dinosaur's egg," she says.

Indian Train Derails, 15 Dead, After Railway Minister Gloats Over Safety Record

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BHUBANESWAR: Within hours of railway minister Lalu Prasad gloating over his safety record during his budget speech in Parliament, one of the country's...