Vedanta's girl has got the "X Factor"!

Vedanta Resources’ cynical campaign, to create an impression of “happiness” among communities impacted by its destructive activities, has been widely ridiculed. Now, it turns out that Vedanta’s supremo, Anil Agarwal, has been grooming his own...

Vedanta betrays the people – yet again!

UK-listed Vedanta Resources is rarely out of the headlines, accused of betraying the very people it purports to support and respect. Last week, the company tried to prevent a public hearing into its plans to expand a stalled alumina refinery in the Indian state of...

Clampdown on sacred ritual as Vedanta mine appeal approaches

Security forces cracked down on the Dongria Kondh tribe as they prepared for a religious festival last weekend at the top of India’s most contentious mountain. Hundreds are determined to attend the Niyamraja ritual in the sacred Niyamgiri Hills, which are at the...

Vedanta plans new holding company

Anil Agarwal’s London-listed Vedanta Resources Group is planning to create a new diversified resources giant by merging Sterlite, Sesa Goa, Vedanta Aluminium and even its 60 per cent holding in Cairn India into one umbrella holding company. This new holding company...

Vedanta told to get public nod in Orissa for expansion

Vedanta Aluminium Ltd has been asked by the government to seek public consent afresh in Kalahandi district of Orissa as a precursor to getting environmental clearance for expanding its alumina refinery and power plant, a move the company wants to avoid as it seeks to...