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12 August 2015

India: Thriveni Earthmovers accused of dismissing & threatening trade unionists - company denies claims

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1 September 2010

Mining and arming of the Maoists [India]

Author: Human Rights Report Quaterly (Asian Centre for Human Rights)

The rights activists have been opposing extractive industries including the mining companies for violations of the rights of the people, especially the Adivasis, and destruction of the environment...the hard fact that mining companies have been...

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19 May 2010

India, Pak businessmen share agenda for growth

Author: The Economic Times [India]

…The Indo-Pak Business Meet is part of the ‘Aman Ki Asha’ initiative of Times Group and Jang Group of Pakistan… the business summit threw up concrete suggestions to improve trade ties and break down artificial barriers founded on mutual mistrust…A few...

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23 April 2010

India's Dirty War

Author: Megha Bahree, Forbes [USA]

This is India's dirty war: a brutal struggle over valuable real estate that pits the Naxalites against some of the nation's most powerful commercial interests...On one side of the struggle are the rebels- perhaps 10,000 of them armed...On the other...

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9 February 2010

New Delhi offers to suspend mine deals [India]

Author: James Lamont and Martin Wolf, Financial Times

The Indian government has offered to suspend contracts with mining companies in central and eastern parts of the country in a bid…to bring Maoists militants to the negotiating table…Negotiations over mining contracts form part of a wider strategy to...

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1 January 2010

Top Indian, Pakistani media groups join hands for peace

Author: Gibran Peshimam, Aman Ki Asha

The turn of the decade brings with it a momentous shot in the arm to the moribund Indo-Pak peace process with the unveiling of a grand cross-border collaborative peace project. The initiative, titled Aman Ki Asha, promises to be a path-breaking...

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5 November 2009

Caught in a crossfire of ideas [India]

Author: Rajni Bakshi, Mint [India]

A recent meeting organized by the Citizens Initiative for Peace at Constitution Club in New Delhi...a few businesspeople also learn about different aspects of the Naxal-Maoist insurgency and the government’s counter-insurgency operations...

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13 August 2009

Facing local protests: where Vedanta’s erring [India]

Author: Sudeep Chakravarti, Root Cause column, on [India]

There was a flap in...July when human rights battleaxes...cut into Vedanta Plc in London...In the contentious, increasingly relevant universe where business, human rights, tradition and emotion intersect with urgency, this is a big deal...Vedanta has...

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31 May 2009

Four murders and a power plant [India]

Author: Alok Kumar Gupta, Down to Earth [India]

Investigations into the murder of four security guards at a proposed power plant in Jharkhand are revealing uncomfortable truths about industrialization in the state. The company that wants to buy land in Chakla village of Latehar district called the...

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28 May 2009

Ebbing violence heralds IT boom in Indian-Kashmir

Author: Elizabeth Roche, AFP

[T]he...arrival of...IT software and service companies is being seen as evidence of a mini-boom in Kashmir, which has been a byword for economic stagnation and high unemployment..."The reduction in violence boosted investment in Kashmir and then we...

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