CHENNAI An 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.
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.
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.
* Vedanta not given notice, opportunity to explain its
NEW DELHI India's thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years in the September quarter, spurred by new demand and domestic infrastructure bottlenecks that are threatening government plans to cut foreign supplies.
NEW DELHI, Oct 25 India's thermal coal imports
rose at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years in the
September quarter, spurred by new demand and domestic
infrastructure bottlenecks that are threatening government plans
to cut foreign supplies.
AMRITSAR, India An angry mob threw stones at police on Sunday near the site of a deadly railway accident in north India, demanding immediate financial compensation for the families of the victims and government jobs for those who lost wage-earners.
AMRITSAR, India India's railway officials and local community leaders traded blame on Saturday over an accident in which a train ran over scores of people gathered on the railway tracks for a festival in Amritsar. | Video
* India railways have bad safety record due to
NEW DELHI Global oil major BP said on Monday fuel price controls were "not good", days after India asked state-run fuel retailers to shield customers from record-high costs by cutting margins.