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Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About Anti-Posco villagers detain officials | Aug 23, 2011 A senior government official and his team of junior officials were detained for half an hour in Jagatsinghpur district by anti-Posco villagers on Tuesday. Additional district magistrate (Paradip) Surjit Das was trying to persuade villagers at Nuagaon to allow resumption of work at the Posco site, when he and his officials were detained… Read more Environmental disaster in the making: Ecologists blast Posco | Aug 23, 2011 A group of ecologists has warned of an ecological disaster at the Posco Steel Plant's site in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa, with the state government cutting around 50,000 trees to prepare the site for the plant... Read more Tribals feel forest rights not recognized | Aug 18, 2011 Karnataka may boast lush wildlife and protected areas but tribals living there are agitated about not having community rights and being deprived of the food they used to eat as forest dwellers... Read more Strict measures soon to curb forest land encroachment | Aug 14, 2011 Taking serious note of the deteriorating situation of encroachment on forest land by local people in the Dhule forest circle, the state government has decided to take strict measures to prevent it. The government has decided to provide services of a judicial magistrate to the State Reserve Police to enable it to give firing orders in exigencies...Read more Posco wants modifications in MoU | Aug 10, 2011 Ahead of the renewal of its MoU with the Orissa government for the 12-MTPA greenfield steel plant in Orissa, Posco-India has sought certain modifications. Sources said Posco-India was not ready to accept the state government's proposal to exclude the swapping of iron ore clause in the original MoU… Read more Corridors for free movement of elephants will prevent human deaths: Study | Aug 8, 2011 Human-elephant conflicts have been in the news for the past several months. The gravity of the conflict came under the spotlight on June 9 when two elephants entered Mysore town from nearby forests. Hundreds of people ran after the younger tusker, which trampled to death a guard at an ATM kiosk.... Read more Naxals not a threat to tigers, says NTCA report | Aug 5, 2011 Naxalites are not posing any threat to tigers in their strongholds in Andhra, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, says the report submitted by the National Tiger Conservation Authority after a detailed survey of all 39 tiger reserves in 2010... Read more 'Happy that government is giving priority to environment over coal mining | Aug 3, 2011 The union environment minister's refusal to dilute environmental regulations to allow speedy growth of the coal sector has been welcomed by environmentalists who were concerned that any relaxation of the rules could cause great damage... Read more 2nd ultra mega power plant to come up in Junagadh village | Aug 2, 2011 The Central Electricity Commission has zeroed in on 400 hectares of land at Lodhva village in Junagadh district to set up its 4000-MW second ultra mega power project at Rs 24,000 crore. The process of site selection had been going on for the past two years... Read more 'Give more compensation to tribals' | Aug 1, 2011 After farmers, the Centre is looking for a higher compensation regime for forestland acquired from tribals and forest dwellers for various projects. The move comes after the rural development ministry issued a draft land acquisition bill providing for market-linked compensation to farmers... Read more In the News : 2011