Vedanta’s operations in India suffer another blow after the Dongria Kondhs voted against the development of a bauxite mine in Niyamgiri. Despite this show of feeling there is, however, some confusion as to whether the authorities have granted permission. Meanwhile Vedanta is allegedly looking to expand into the Kolar gold mines in Karnataka. And from Chhattisgarh comeĀ  reports of intimidation at a public hearing into a Jindal coal mine.