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Rivals unite in Indian state in bid to beat Modi in elections

12 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Two political rivals in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will form an alliance in a bid to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in national election scheduled for May, leaders of the parties said.

Rivals unite in Indian state in a bid to beat Modi in election

11 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI, Jan 11 Two political rivals in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will form a alliance in a bid to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in national election scheduled for May, leaders of the parties said.

India's Supreme Court clears way for Vedanta to reopen copper smelter

08 Jan 2019

NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Vedanta to reopen its south Indian copper smelter by refusing to stay an order from the country's environmental court.

Protests paralyse Indian state after women defy temple ban

03 Jan 2019

KOCHI/NEW DELHI Conservative Hindu groups paralysed India's southern state of Kerala on Thursday protesting against the state government for allowing two women to defy an ancient ban and enter a Hindu temple. | Video

Exclusive: Foxconn to begin assembling top-end Apple iPhones in India in 2019 - source

27 Dec 2018

MUMBAI/DELHI Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter. | Video

Exclusive: India anti-Vedanta protesters killed by shots to head, chest; half from behind-autopsies

22 Dec 2018

THOOTHUKUDI, India Twelve of the 13 protesters killed when police opened fire on a demonstration against Vedanta's copper smelter in southern India in May were hit by bullets in the head or chest, and half of those were shot from behind, autopsy reports show.

Indian court orders Vedanta to not reopen copper smelter for at least a month: petitioner

21 Dec 2018

MADURAI An Indian court on Friday said Vedanta cannot reopen its South Indian copper smelter until it hears an case challenging a verdict by the country's environment court in favor of the conglomerate.

Indian court clears way for reopening Vedanta copper smelter, state government to appeal

15 Dec 2018

CHENNAI An Indian environment court set aside on Saturday the Tamil Nadu state government's order to close Vedanta's copper smelter plant permanently, taking the company closer to reopening its facility in southern India.

Indian court expected to reopen Vedanta copper smelter but appeal likely: sources

06 Dec 2018

THOOTHUKUDI, India An Indian court is expected on Friday to follow an experts' panel recommendation and order the reopening of a copper smelter closed after 13 people died when police fired on environmental protesters in May, two sources familiar with the matter said.

NGT panel says Tamil Nadu government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

28 Nov 2018

NEW DELHI An Indian court-appointed panel said on Wednesday that there were insufficient grounds to permanently close Vedanta Ltd's copper smelter and a Tamil Nadu government decision to shut it amounted to administrative overreach.

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