India successfully test-fired Agni-5, a nuclear-capable, intercontinental, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, that can reach Beijing.
The one-hour symbolic dharna called by the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) continued on Friday at railway stations across Odisha.
DSPL managing director Deepak Gupta is currently being interrogated by the Vigilance sleuths for his role in illegal mining.
State govt of Odisha has raised the red flag over the proposed sale of the Indian mining and steel-manufacturing operations of Stemcor Holdings, claiming that the London headquartered trading giant does not have all the statutory clearances from the state to proceed with the exercise.
OMC is yet to obtain clearance for diversion of 249.96 hectares or 625 acres of forest land for mining infrastructure and township in Keonjhar district.
The two have also entered into an “exclusivity” arrangement recently for bilateral negotiations that will allow JSPL to conduct a detailed diligence of the company and its assets.
The tribals strongly opposed the bauxite mining proposal in the first, second and third Gram Sabha meetings held recently.
Four days after Dongria Kondhs rejected bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills, villagers of Kesarpadi also opposed mining in the hills.
The villagers have made it clear that mining of bauxite at the Niyamgiri hills would adversely affect their religious, cultural life and their livelihood.
The road passes through Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex and connects Paradip Port with mineral rich Keonjhar district.
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