Gram sabha at Taraimarh adjourned due to lack of quorum as villagers stay away

On a wet and windy Saturday evening nearly 350 km north of the State capital, Raipur, a non-descript village registered a historic victory against Bharat Alumunium Company Ltd (Balco), an affiliate of India focused global miner, Vedanta.

With the government keen to close out the sale of the residual stakes in Bharat Aluminium Company (Balco) and Hindustan Zinc (HZL) by the end of the fiscal, the London-listed Vedanta Resources is r

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the mines ministry had moved a note for the sale of the government’s residual stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) and Bharat Aluminium (Balco).

The matter would go to the Cabinet and the finance ministry would give its views in due course, he said. And, declined to comment on the pricing, noting he’d earlier recused from this matter.

Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) resumed operations at its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Monday, after remaining shut for 10 days due to shortage of bauxite, the main raw material to produce alumina.

While the 75 MW captive co-generating plant (CPP) of the complex has been restarted, process is on to resume the operation of the refinery at a reduced capacity.

VAL will first start its captive co-generating plant (CPP) to generate steam, necessary for running the refinery

A week after a temporary shutdown of its alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, Odisha, Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), buoyed by bauxite supplies of 40,000 tonnes from Bharat Aluminum Company's (Balco) Kawardah mines in Chhattisgarh, is readying to restart the plant on Monday.

Anil Agarwal's Vedanta group has offered to sweeten its offers for acquiring the remaining government stakes in Hindustan Zinc (HZL) and Balco.

On April 26, 2010, Chhattisgarh additional secretary (law) Ravishankar Sharma wrote to the government’s additional standing counsel in Delhi, Aniruddh P Mai: “The state government has decided to fi

A Raipur court on Wednesday admitted a petition filed by Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel against Chief Minister Raman Singh for allegedly entering into a criminal conspiracy and regularising 2,780 a

Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Group has offered Rs 17,000 crore ($3.4 billion) to buy the government’s remaining stakes in Hindustan Zinc Ltd and Bharat Aluminium Co, a ministry official said.

A panel of bureaucrats from ministries, including law, corporate affairs, finance and mining, met yesterday and decided to seek the advice of a group of ministers on the proposal, Vishwapati Trivedi, secretary at the ministry of mines, told reporters in New Delhi.

More than a thousand villagers from Chhattisgarh's coal-rich Raigarh district have expressed their opposition to a mine proposed by Vedanta Resources, a giant multinational.
Vedanta, if granted clearance, hopes to mine four million tonnes of coal a year to fuel the expansion of its 810-MW captive power plant on the Bharat Aluminum Company (BALCO) premises in Korba, Chhattisgarh.

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