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Sudarshan Varadhan

Court clears way for reopening Vedanta copper smelter, Tamil Nadu government to appeal

15 Dec 2018

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.

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.

RPT-UPDATE 1-Indian court panel says state government overreached by closing Vedanta smelter

28 Nov 2018

* Vedanta not given notice, opportunity to explain its position

Indian coal imports rise at the fastest rate in 3-1/2 years

25 Oct 2018

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.

Indian coal imports rise at the fastest rate in 3-1/2 years

25 Oct 2018

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.

Angry mob pelts stones at police at site of Amritsar rail accident

21 Oct 2018

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.

Officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd in Amritsar

20 Oct 2018

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

Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd

20 Oct 2018

* India railways have bad safety record due to underinvestment

BP criticises price controls, days after India cuts cost of fuel

15 Oct 2018

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.

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