Prafulla Das

BALITUTHA (ORISSA): The agitation against the steel plant project of Posco-India got a shot in the arm with senior leaders of six Opposition parties joining hands with the villagers of three gram panchayats in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district on Wednesday.

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Bhubaneswar: An uneasy calm prevailed in the proposed Posco site in Orissa

Prafulla Das

BHUBANESWAR: Several Opposition parties and mass organisations of Orissa on Sunday condemned the police action against villagers opposing the Posco-India's steel project in Jagatsinghpur district. They also warned the Biju Janata Dal government against using police force on innocent people to acquire land for different companies.

PARADIP: Police on Saturday fired rubber bullets and teargas shells to evict anti-Posco agitators, including women and children, from the entry point of the project site at Balitutha, leaving 30 people injured.

Prafulla Das

BHUBANESWAR: About 100 people were injured when police fired rubber bullets and teargas shells, and lathi-charged hundreds of villagers in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa on Saturday afternoon to help the administration acquire land for the steel project of Posco-India.

Police on Saturday fired rubber bullets and teargas shells at Balitutha to evict protesters, mostly women and children, opposing the setting up of POSCO steel plant, leaving 30 people injured. The police had ordered the 1000odd protesters opposing land acquisition to leave but had to crack down when 50 crude bombs were thrown at them, said Jagatsinghpur Superintendent of Police Debadutta Singh.

The activists of the United Action Committee, a purportedly pro-Posco outfit active in the Posco steel project site near Paradip, have threatened to oppose the project if the district administration deploys police force in the

CPI leader and MP Bibhu Prasad Tarai was arrested today while trying to enter the proposed steel plant site of Posco-India ahead of a rally to protest the project, police said.

"Tarai was arrested as a preventive measure to avoid any law and order problem as a large number of anti-Posco activists have gathered in the area," SP Jagatsinghpur Devdutta Singh said.

Villagers participate in the protest under the banner of PPSS

Activists of PPSS have been staging dharna since January 26

CPI leader draws three lines at entry point as