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26 February 2006

Battle over Indian steel mills

Author: Mark Dummett, BBC News

...Kalinga Nagar, in the eastern state of Orissa,...[in] 20 years' time, according to a government plan...will become a 13,000 acre industrial centre, with more than a dozen factories producing 25 million tonnes of steel a year... It is home to tribes...

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31 January 2006

Taking Stock: Adding Sustainability Variables to Asian Sectoral Analysis

Author: Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)

The Taking Stock report focuses on identifying the key investment themes which investors should be evaluating in order to analyze environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues relevant to the largest and highest impact sectors in Asia...banks,...

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11 January 2006

[Tata comments about Kalinga Nagar incident: company says no officer of Tata Steel was present, nor was there any other involvement from the company]

Author: Jamshed J Irani, Director, Tata Sons

Kalinga Nagar project: Land offered to Tata Steel by the state had been acquired by the latter some 10 years ago, but the 750-odd villagers had not been rehabilitated or removed. Upon finalisation of the MoU between Tata Steel and the state , the...

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11 January 2006

India: Overview of recent allegations against Tata Steel, concerning displacement, collusion with police violence, environmental damage

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11 January 2006

Sonia [Ghandi, Indian Congress president] visits bereaved tribal families in Orissa

Author: NewKerala.com

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday met the families of those killed in police firing in Orissa's Jajpur district...The situation has been getting progressively worse...with thousands of tribals staging a sit-in and blocking the Daitari-Paradip...

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5 January 2006

India: Massacre of tribe in Orissa

Author: Survival International

At least twelve tribal people died after police opened fire on a crowd at Kalinganaga in the Indian state of Orissa on Monday. The people, mainly from the Ho tribe, were protesting against controversial plans to build a steel plant on their land......

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2 January 2006

[DOC] Police Firing at Kalinganagar [India]

Author: People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Orissa [India]

By not conferring the tenancy rights upon the local people over the land, which has been in their possession at the time of Estate abolition in 1951, successive governments have deprived the people of their legal rights over land and livelihood...The...

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2 January 2006

India: At least 12 killed in Orissa when police open fire on tribal people protesting construction of Tata Steel plant

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1 December 2005

[DOC] Examples of companies’ impacts on a range of human rights issues

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The table below lists a range of human rights issues for business. For each issue, it provides an example of a positive company initiative and an example of an alleged abuse....

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1 December 2005

Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs launches handbook on corporate social responsibility -- includes chapters by Sir Geoffrey Chandler and about initiatives by Alcoa, Bertelsmann, Body Shop, BT, Calvert Group, Canon, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,...

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