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Govt assures speedy implementation of POSCO project

The government is moving in the heavy artillery in an attempt to ensure the country’s largest foreign direct investment project goes operational soon, despite continuing opposition from the people whose lands and livelihoods it imperils

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Remove protection, demands US trade commission

A new report by the US International Trade Commission argues that India’s agricultural tariffs are keeping out American exports, that such obstruction is a concern to the USA, and that removal of these tariffs could result in a leap of up to 60% in US agricultural exports to India

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Raigad farmers hail court verdict on Reliance SEZ

Farmers and activists in Raigad district, Maharashtra, were in a jubilant mood last weekend as they welcomed a Supreme Court verdict that makes it almost impossible for Reliance Industries to set up its SEZ on their land

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Tata unhappy with lack of clarity in Singur deal

The Tata Motors small car project in Singur may yet be moved out of West Bengal as the company expressed its dissatisfaction over certain ambiguous aspects of a compromise deal that was hammered out after hours of hard bargaining

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Trade talks collapse again in Geneva

The Empowered Group of Ministers on SEZs will be considering a proposal next week that will make it easier for developers to acquire land

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Govt considering dilution of SEZ acquisition

The Empowered Group of Ministers on SEZs will be considering a proposal next week that will make it easier for developers to acquire land

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First 'Kisan SEZ' planned by Indian fertiliser co-op in Nellore

At a time when farmers protests have thwarted the ambitions of several corporate houses, both Indian and foreign, to set up Special Economic Zones (SEZs), a new agri-processing SEZ in Andhra Pradesh has forestalled controversy by making farmers direct stakeholders in the venture

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Indian govt will not impose SEZs on Goa

The Indian commerce ministry has averted yet another confrontation between civil society and the State over Special Economic Zones (SEZs), and a face-off with the Goa government, by reversing its stand on the latter's decision to rid the state of SEZs

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Rally against land acquisition, displacement, on Kalinganagar anniversary

Participants in the Mahasamavesh, organised to mark the second anniversary of the police firing in Kalinganagar, in Orissa, where 13 tribals lost their lives while opposing construction of a wall for the proposed Tata steel project, vowed to continue their struggle to protect their land and livelihood sources

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