The Orissa gov ernment denied presence of any revenue villages and tribals in the reserved forest on the contentious Niyamgiri hills.

Rahul Gandhi claimed that he will represent the tribal people in Delhi

N N Sachitanand

The ruling on Vedanta raises questions about the path of development the country should take in future Mining minerals will clearly necessitate clearing some of the forested areas, initially digging up the land and reducing it to waste, displacing those who live in these regions and upsetting their traditional livelihoods, be it farming, gathering forest produce or hunting

Can a mining company dig up a hill that tribals worship as sacred? ERVELL E MENEZES outlines the issues

When the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) last week rejected the Vedanta bauxite mining proposal in the Niyamgiri Hills, Orissa, it most certainly struck a blow for ecological consciousness.

One year ago, if you had uttered the words

When the Union ministry of environment and forests said

A victory for the enforcement of the rights of adivasis, but does this really mark a new beginning? (Editorial)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today congratulated the tribals of Lanjigarh for what he called their

All-India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday admitted he had played a crucial role in the rejection of forest clearance to the Niyamgiri bauxite mines and assured local tribals here that he would continue to fight to protect their interests.

Mr Gandhi, whose visit to this remote and poverty-stricken part of the state comes just three days after the Union ministry of e

Prafulla Das

LANJIGARH: All-India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday told the Dongria Kondh tribals living in and around the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa that his work as their