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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Goa temporarily suspends all mining operations


September 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Goa government Monday temporarily suspended operations of all the working mines in the state, pending verification of documents relating to mining ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Kamat was aware of illegal mining: Shah commission


September 8th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and two key bureaucrats have been indicted by the Justice M.B. Shah Commission, which has established a Rs.35,000 crore iron ... Read more...

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Be humane, employ people: Goa church


June 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) The Goa Church Thursday asked the BJP government to show "humane consideration" and employ the 200-odd field supervisors in the mining and geology department whose ... Read more...

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Uranium not responsible for dying fish, says Meghalaya


April 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 20 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday denied a report that fish in the state's Ranikor river had died due to exploratory drilling for uranium ore and said the ... Read more...

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Parrikar assures crackdown on illegal mining in Goa


March 26th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar Monday promised a crackdown on illegal iron ore traders and assured the state legislative assembly that "not a rupee worth of ... Read more...

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Elections ahead, Congress, BJP reach out to mining lobby (Goa Newsletter)


January 28th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 28 (IANS) And suddenly illegal mining no longer seems to be a major poll issue in Goa!The mega illegal mining scam, which had rocked the state for ... Read more...

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Dinosaur herd migrated over huge distances


October 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A herd of dinosaurs that lived 145 million years ago migrated huge distances to find food, a study says.Herds of Camarasaurus, a long-necked herbivore known as ... Read more...

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CBI files case against Reddy firm, conducts raids


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday registered its first case in Karnataka against a firm of mining baron and former state minister G. Janardhan ... Read more...

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Nepal to look for uranium near Tibet border


August 4th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Nepal is gearing up to explore for uranium mines in its remote mountainous north, adjoining the border with Tibet, more than two decades after preliminary studies ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa blames Congress, JD-S for illegal mining


April 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) A day after a Supreme Court panel slammed Karnataka for "colossal illegal mining", Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Saturday blamed his Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ... Read more...

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Panel seeks report on illegal mining


March 25th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court-appointed committee Friday sought a report from the Karnataka government on the measures it had taken to curb illegal mining in the state.Following a ... Read more...

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34,000-year-old life found trapped in salt crystals


January 15th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) Scientists have found 34,000-year-old bacteria trapped inside tiny bubbles of salt crystals that could be the oldest living organisms on Earth, according to a report in the latest ... Read more...

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Experts warn of earthquakes in Bangladesh


September 17th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Scientists at the Dhaka University Earth Observatory have recorded 10 tremors in the last one week and warned that more earthquakes can hit the country anytime. The warning comes ... Read more...

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Over 445mn years old Earth climate recreated


August 10th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): Geologists have recreated Earth's climate belts that existed between 460 and 445 million years ago.An international team of scientists including Mark Williams and Jan Zalasiewicz of the Geology ... Read more...

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Seismic observatory set up at AMU


December 20th, 2009 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis Saturday inaugurated a broadband seismological observatory in the geology department to monitor seismic activity in the Indo-Gangetic plains region. The ... Read more...

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246 applications for new mines pending in Goa


December 15th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) While Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat says there "is no question" of allowing new mining leases in the state, official documents submitted in the assembly Tuesday show ... Read more...

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Lakes formed by glacier melt, threatening valleys


November 14th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
By Binoo Joshi Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) Faster melting of Himalayan glaciers due to global warming has led to formation of numerous lakes at their snouts, as the streams cannot carry the water ... Read more...

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Koda pleads innocence, interrogated by IT, ED (Third Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who faces charges of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, was Sunday discharged from a hospital here and was interrogated by the Income Tax (IT) ... Read more...

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Koda out of hospital, pleads innocence (Second Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who faces arrest on charges of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, was Sunday discharged from a hospital here and maintained that he had been ... Read more...

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Koda discharged, mining deals inked by him under scanner (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, who faces arrest on charges of laundering Rs.2,500 crore, was Sunday discharged from the Apollo Hospital here. Meanwhile, Income Tax (IT) authorities ... Read more...

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Koda’s house sealed, Swiss bank connection being investigated (Lead)


November 4th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 4 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's residence here was sealed Wednesday amid allegations that he amassed illegal assets worth crores. Efforts are also on to find out if ... Read more...

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Koda deposited money in Swiss banks?


November 4th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 4 (IANS) Days after former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda was accused of illegally amassing assets worth crores, efforts are on to find out if he made quiet foreign visits ... Read more...

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Fossilised eggs found in Tamil Nadu belonged to large dinosaur species


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Salem (Tamil Nadu), Oct 2 (ANI): Geologists have said that the hundreds of dinosaur egg clusters discovered in Tamil Nadu belonged to one of the largest dinosaur species that ever lived.There ... Read more...

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Dinosaur eggs discovered in Tamil Nadu


October 1st, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Salem (Tamil Nadu), Oct 1 (ANI): Research scholars, archaeologists and geologists of the Periyar University in Salem, Tamil Nadu have found 20 fossilised eggs at a nesting site of dinosaurs.This is ... Read more...

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Clean sweep by SOPU-INSO alliance in Panjab University polls


September 4th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) The Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU)-Indian National Student Organisation (INSO) alliance made a clean sweep in the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) elections Friday, winning all ... Read more...

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Advani’s Shimla rally worries locals about effect on Ridge


December 29th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 29 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani is set to address a huge rally in this Himachal Pradesh capital Tuesday, but many residents and geologists feel the ... Read more...

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Meltdown impacts Jharkhand’s iron ore dispatch


December 5th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 5 (IANS) Jharkhand's iron ore dispatch has fallen in the first six months this fiscal, as compared to the corresponding period last year, thanks to the global meltdown that has ... Read more...

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Mining projects await forest department clearance in Jharkhand


October 11th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 11 (IANS) Several mining companies, which have been allotted mining blocks in Jharkhand, are not able to start operations in the state as the projects are yet to be cleared ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to assess actual iron ore reserves via new survey


August 6th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 6 (IANS) The government of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has decided to survey and assess the actual iron ore reserves in the state, a top official told IANS ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh unprepared to handle disasters


August 4th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Naina Devi (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 4 (IANS) The stampede at the hilltop shrine that killed at least 145 people has made it clear once more that the authorities in Himachal ... Read more...

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Rare plant fossils being decimated in crusher machines in Jharkhand


July 26th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): Rare plant fossils in a district of Jharkhand state in India, dating back between 68 million years and 145 million years, are being decimated in hundreds of ... Read more...

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Jurassic era fossils turning to dust in Jharkhand


July 26th, 2008 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Rajmahal Hills (Jharkhand), July 26 (IANS) Nature's treasure trove of fossils, some dating back to the Jurassic era and preserved for millions of years in Jharkhand's Sahebganj district, is being ... Read more...

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25-mn-year-old tree rock fossil found in Kasauli


July 24th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Geologists here are excited about the discovery of a huge, 25-million-year-old rock fossil of a palm tree in Kasauli town in Himachal Pradesh. The 5.1 by 0.9 meter ... Read more...

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Ground cracks develop in Balasore, three families evacuated


July 23rd, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Balasore, July 23 (IANS) Wide and deep cracks appearing on a ground surface area of about a kilometre in this Orissa district, the site where the Indian Army develops indigenous missiles, have ... Read more...

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