Court grants interim relief to Vedanta, stays land allotment cancellation

An Indian court on Wednesday ordered an interim stay on the cancellation of land allotted for expansion of Vedanta's south Indian copper smelter, in a relief to the conglomerate whose unit was shut on environmental grounds.

The Tamil Nadu state government ordered a permanent closure of the plant, cancelled land allocated for expansion and disconnected power supply to the smelter in May following protests that turned violent and culminated in the police opening fire, killing 13 protesters. "It appears the impugned order.....

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