POSCO

  • Karnataka: 70-year-old teacher arrested for sexually abusing minor girl in school premises August 5, 2014

    Bangalore: A 70-year-old teacher was arrested in Ramnagara district of Karnataka on Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing an eight-year-old student. The principal was arrested for abetting the crime. The incident comes barely a month after alleged gangrape of a six-year-old girl at a high-profile school in Bangalore that evoked public outrage. The...
  • Odisha: Ten more pro-Posco families return to their village June 10, 2014

    Paradip: Ten more pro-Posco families, who had left their homes seven years ago, returned to their native place from a transit camp set up by the steel company in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, raising the number of such families to 40 today, official sources said. With this, 12 other families...
  • India reclaims 31 coal blocks from private firms over delay February 19, 2014

    The coal ministry is taking back 31 coal blocks allocated to private firms including the Tata group and Jindal Steel and Power over delays in developing them, jeopardising billion-dollar projects and inviting legal action. The recalls, coupled with delays in approvals for several large projects such as steel plants by POSCO...
  • Posco not to cut trees till Odisha gives forest clearance January 24, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal on Friday directed that South Korean major Posco will not cut any trees in a village in Odisha for developing its Rs 51,000 crore steel project till the state government gives the final forest clearance. "It is now between them (Posco) and the state," a bench headed...
  • Posco project will inspire South Korean firms to invest in India, says President Park Guen-hye January 17, 2014

    The success of Posco's $12 billion steel project in Odisha will inspire and determine investments by other major Korean firms in India, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Friday. Addressing a business meeting in Seoul, Park, who is on a four-day state visit here, hoped that the Posco plant would...
  • Government to expedite clearances to $12 billion Posco project: Anand Sharma January 15, 2014

    Government is working to expedite clearances to $ 12 billion project of steel major Posco in Odisha that was awarded environment clearance last week, Commerce and Indutry Minister Anand Sharma said on Wednesday. So far, 1,700 acres of land - out of 2,718 acres - has been transferred to Posco and...
  • Odisha: Posco steel plant, India's biggest FDI, gets environmental approval January 10, 2014

    South Korean steel maker Posco has received environment clearance for its Rs 52,000 crore steel plant in Odisha, ending an eight-year wait for the project to get off the ground. "Yeah, I have cleared it," new Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi. "It (the approval) was given about...
  • Don't limit PM option to only Modi or Rahul, says Arundhati November 17, 2013

    Author and activist Arundhati Roy, on Sunday, said that in an age of coalition, options are wide open before people and they should not fall into trap of Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. "I don't think we should fall into trap of Modi or Rahul. Indulging in poll predictions will be...
  • Korea rejects UN report, hopes start of Posco in next year October 7, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting a UN panel recommendation for halting Posco's port-to-steel plant project, both the Republic of Korea and the Odisha government on Monday exuded optimism to go for the ground-breaking ceremony of the proposed facility near Paradip early next year. "We are happy that the state government has acquired the land...
  • Odisha govt responsible for delay in Posco project, says Jairam Ramesh September 25, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday held the Odisha government responsible for delay in the implementation of the Rs 52,000 crore mega steel project by South Korean steel major Posco. "The Centre has accorded all statutory clearances for the project since three years. Despite that, the state government has...
  • Ramesh slams Naveen for Posco delay August 17, 2013

    Mounting a scathing attack on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for inept governance, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday held BJD government responsible for inordinate delay in implementation of Posco steel project. "As the proposed Posco steel plant near Paradip is billed as India's largest foreign direct...
  • POSCO may drop $5.3 billion steel mill project in K'taka: sources July 16, 2013

    Bangalore: South Korea's POSCO said on Tuesday it has decided to pull out of a $5.3 billion steel mill project in Karnataka due to political instability, delays in securing land and opposition from residents. The POSCO site is in Gadag district of North Karnataka region. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was...
  • Cj Show: Video Volunteers report on POSCO July 14, 2013

    Our Partner Video volunteers shot this video of agitating villagers, who are protesting against mining in their farm lands. It also highlights the abysmal living conditions of people displaced by industrialization in Odisha. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 14, 2013

    This week's show features- Indo-pak couple's citizenship woes, plight of tea plantation workers in Assam, special citizen reports on Egypt's political turmoil, your videos and pictures and much more. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 12, 2013

    This week, a husband turns CJ to press for wife's citizenship, report on plight of tea workers in Assam. Also, special report from Egypt's revolution, videos and pictures and much more. ...
  • Odisha: Left, PPSS demand scrapping of Posco plant June 23, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Demanding scrapping of Posco's proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest. While locals in Jagatsinghpur district held rallies and meetings at the proposed plant site near Paradip, left parties...
  • Anti-POSCO leader Abhaya Sahoo arrested for instigating violence May 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Anti-POSCO leader Abhaya Sahoo has been arrested from the Bhubaneswar airport on charges of instigating violence at the POSCO site. Abhaya was about to board a flight in Bhubaneswar when he was arrested by the Jagatsinghpur police. Abhaya is the chairman of 'POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti' which has been...
  • SC gives green signal to POSCO for iron ore mining in Odisha May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday gave a green signal to POSCO to continue with iron ore mining in Odisha. The court quashed Odisha High Court's order, which had set aside the state government's petition to allot iron ore licence to POSCO in the Kandahar hills. The state government had...
  • Odisha: Land acquisition for Posco steel project resumes April 23, 2013

    Paradip/Bhubaneswar: Land acquisition for the Rs 52,000 crore Posco steel project resumed in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Monday after being suspended for about two-and-a-half months. The restarting of the demolition of betel vines at Gobindpur village at the proposed plant site near Paradip coincided with Posco-India CMD YW Yoon meeting...
  • Posco-India has no knowledge about its MoU renewal April 15, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Though optimistic of setting up a mega steel plant in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district and commissioning it in five years, South Korean steel major Posco says it does not know about the fate of its proposed MoU renewal with the state government. "We do not know when the MoU with...
  • Anti-Posco protesters demand withdrawal of force April 12, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: With Odisha government all set to resume land acquisition for Posco's mega steel project in Jagatsinghpur district, anti-displacement bodies and Left parties on Friday staged demonstrations demanding withdrawal of force from the proposed plant site area. Demonstrations were held in various district headquarters in response to a call by...
  • Posco expects to commission steel plant in early 2018 March 21, 2013

    Paradip: The much delayed Posco mega steel plant in Odisha's Jagasinghpur district might be commissioned in 2018, the company said on Thursday. "Hoping to get the required land in this year, the first phase 8 MTPA Integrated Steel Plant may get commissioned in the early 2018," a press release issued...
  • Odisha government asks 36 steel companies to submit progress report March 12, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has asked 36 steel companies, including Posco-India and ArcelorMittal, which had signed MoUs to immediately submit their physical and financial progress reports, according to official sources. "The submission of the physical and financial progress report up to December 31, 2012 has been inordinately delayed, which has been viewed...
  • 12 injured as police, anti-Posco activists clash March 8, 2013

    Paradip: Anti-Posco protesters clashed with the police which left 12 persons injured at a project site village in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district, while no land was acquired on Thursday. The clash took place during a demonstration by anti-Posco protesters demanding withdrawal of the police force at Mangala Chak in Gobindpur village,...
  • Blast at Posco site: Prohibitory orders issued in Patana March 4, 2013

    Paradip: As land acquisition for Posco steel plant continued for second day on Monday in Odisha, Jagatsinghpur district administration clamped prohibitory orders in Patana area where three anti-Posco activists were killed two days ago while allegedly making bombs. Prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC were imposed in Patana to...
  • Relatives of anti-Posco activists refuse to take bodies March 4, 2013

    Paradip (Odisha): Suspecting foul play, relatives of those killed while allegedly making bombs in the proposed Posco steel plant area of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha on Monday refused to take the three bodies. "We had issued notice to the relatives of the three deceased requesting them to receive the bodies....
  • Odisha govt resumes land acquisition in POSCO project area March 3, 2013

    Paradip: Amid tension in proposed Posco plant area where three anti-project activists were killed on Saturday night while allegedly making bombs, the Odisha government on Sunday resumed land acquisition for the mega steel project. Police on Sunday recovered the three bodies and materials like gun powder and blades used for...
  • Bodies of anti-POSCO activists who died in blast recovered March 3, 2013

    Paradip: A day after three anti-Posco activists were killed while allegedly making bombs, tension gripped the proposed plant site in Jagtsinghpur district on Sunday as police recovered the bodies and materials used for making the explosives. Three persons were killed and another was critically injured in the blast when members...
  • Odisha: Bomb made by anti-Posco activists kills 3 March 3, 2013

    Paradip: At least three people were killed and another seriously injured when a crude bomb exploded at the Posco site in Patana village in Dhinkia in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Saturday, police said. According to the police, the bombs were being made by anti-Posco activists and they went off while...
  • Odisha: 3 killed as bomb explodes at Posco site in Dhinkia March 2, 2013

    Paradip: At least three people were killed and another seriously injured when a crude bomb exploded at the Posco site in Patana village in Dhinkia in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Saturday, police said. According to the police, the bombs were being made by anti-Posco activists and they went off while...