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Tribe deals fatal blow to Vedanta mine

India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. … [Read more...]

Vedanta mine appeal adjourned

One of the world's most controversial mines is back in the spotlight after hundreds protested against renewed efforts to mine India's Niyamgiri Hills. Dongria Kondh and Niyamgiri supporters held their own ‘public hearing’ in Orissa state, where they restated their resolve not to allow mining on their sacred … [Read more...]