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SC lifts ban on 18 iron ore mines in Karnataka (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in 18 category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurg and Timkur districts.Category A mines ... Read more...

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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... Read more...

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Chandrababu wants UPA government to quit over CAG report


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had lost moral authority to continue in office ... Read more...

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Congress demands auction of Goa iron ore mines


August 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) The ongoing controversy over the alleged Rs.1.86 lakh crore coal block allocation scam could have lessons for the multi-million dollar iron ore mining industry in Goa.The ... Read more...

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Patnaik rejects centre’s claim on coal bidding


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said his state had been seeking auction-based bidding for allocation of mineral resources including coal.Patnaik's statement came a day ... Read more...

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Jharkhand considering MoU renewal for ArcelorMittal steel plant


August 1st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 1 (IANS) Jharkhand is considering a request by steel major ArcelorMittal for renewal of its MoU to set up a 12 million tonne greenfield steel plant in ... Read more...

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Karnataka to re-open eight iron ore mines soon


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 4 (IANS) The Karnataka government will permit re-opening of eight iron mines in Bellary and Chitradurga districts to augment the raw material supply for steel plants in the ... Read more...

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Special police teams to keep vigil on top Maoist leaders (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has set up special investigative teams of the police to keep vigil on top Maoist leaders as part of stepped up security in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh steps up security during Maoist protest week


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 3 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has beefed up security throughout the 'Red Corridor' and put paramilitary forces deployed in internal areas of Bastar region on maximum alert in ... Read more...

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Security forces on alert as Maoists protest


June 1st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 1 (IANS) In view of a Maoists protest week from Friday, security forces in Chhattisgarh went on high alert fearing violence by the guerrillas.The operation of passenger and ... Read more...

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Terror grips NMDC miners a day after Maoist attack


May 15th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 14 (IANS) Dozens of miners at the public sector National Mining Development Corp (NMDC) Ltd. in Chhattisgarh skipped work Monday as more explosives were found at the mining ... Read more...

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Apex court approves reclamation of Karnataka mines (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday gave its nod to its central empowered committee's plan for the reclamation and rehabilitation of the iron ore mines in Bellary, ... Read more...

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Apex court approves reclamation of Karnataka mines


April 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday gave its nod to the central empowered committee's (CEC) plan for the reclamation and rehabilitation of the iron ore mines in ... Read more...

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Koda gets bail in illegal mining case, to stay in jail


April 5th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 5 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court Thursday granted bail to former chief minister Madhu Koda in an illegal mining case, but he will continue to stay in jail ... Read more...

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Goa government caps mining truck permits


April 4th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) In a slew of measures to curb illegal mining, the Goa government has ordered a cap on issuing permits to trucks ferrying iron ore, after suspending ... Read more...

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‘Goa cap on iron ore extraction a must’


March 30th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Capping of iron ore extraction in Goa is a must for sustainable mining and reigning in illegal mining, an official said Friday.Goa Chamber of Commerce ... Read more...

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‘Make iron ore available for local industries’


March 19th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 19 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday informed the state assembly that he has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, requesting fixing of rates for iron ... Read more...

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Schoolgirl, two others killed in bus accident


March 5th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 5 (IANS) A school bus ferrying children home collided with a truck, killing a 12-year-old girl, and two others Monday afternoon in Goa, police said.The accident took place ... Read more...

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Rashtriya Ispat to invest Rs.42,000 crore in Andra Pradesh


January 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) State-run steel maker Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) will invest Rs.42,000 crore to expand and modernise its Visakhapatnam facility and other projects in Andra Pradesh.The ... Read more...

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Over 100 Chhattisgarh sponge iron units face closure


January 15th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 105 sponge iron units face a serious threat of being shut down amid deepening raw material crisis in Chhattisgarh that has roughly 20 ... Read more...

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Mining association admits to illegal exports from Goa


November 21st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) An association of leading mine owners in Goa Monday admitted to illegal mining and exports of iron ore in Goa, but expressed concern over a ... Read more...

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Leakage of Goa mining report to be raised in parliament


November 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress will raise during the winter session of parliament beginning Tuesday the alleged leak to media of a sensitive report on illegal mining in ... Read more...

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BJP to meet president over Goa illegal mining scam


October 31st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday its leaders would meet President Pratibha Patil to demand a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into Goa's illegal ... Read more...

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Our report to bare roots of Goa’s illegal mining: BJP


October 30th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) With the Goa assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on illegal mining mired in legislative red tape, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to ... Read more...

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Nearly 50 percent of Goa mines working illegally: Mines ministry


October 28th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 28 (IANS) Contradicting Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's claim that there was no illegal mining in the state, the union mines ministry has confirmed illegalities in nearly 50 ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Ruling NCP demands thorough probe


September 24th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a ruling alliance partner of the Digambar Kamat-led government in Goa, has demanded a thorough probe against officials allegedly involved ... Read more...

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Iron ore export eating away resources: Justice Shah


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Rampant extraction of iron ore for export was steadily eating away India's national wealth, retired Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah, who heads a commission probing ... Read more...

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Reddys empire: mines in Andhra, politics in Karnataka


September 5th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) The empire of G. Janardhana Reddy, who was Monday arrested for illegal mining, straddles two neighbouring southern states - iron ore mines in Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to assess ore reserves with remote sensing


August 12th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 11 (IANS) Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren Thursday said that ore reserves in the state would be assessed through remote sensing."We have prepared maps of iron ore ... Read more...

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Goa asks 100 mines to beef up monsoon maintenance


July 22nd, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) The Goa government has asked the 100-odd operational open cast iron ore mines in Goa to beef up monsoon maintenance operations after two mining accidents killed ... Read more...

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‘Google Earth can help fight illegal mining in Goa’


July 20th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 20 (IANS) If used effectively, internet search engine Google's software Google Earth can help pinpoint and curb illegal mining in Goa's hinterland, noted environmentalist Madhav Gadgil said Wednesday.Gadgil, ... Read more...

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Mining environment impact reports fraudulent: Goa minister


July 19th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The crucial environment impact assessment reports, based on which mining companies are given green clearances, are rigged and very often are 'cut and ... Read more...

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‘Press photography in Goa’s illegal mines risky’


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Press photography in Goa's hinterland pockmarked by open cast iron ore mines is fraught with risk due to the illegal mining mafia, according to the head ... Read more...

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Regulate iron ore prices, say Orissa steel producers


May 24th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The central government should regulate iron ore prices to save the steel industry, producers from Orissa said here Tuesday."Iron ore is a national resource on which ... Read more...

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Take control of state’s mines, union minister tells Orissa


May 7th, 2011 - 2:04 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 6 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Srikant Jena has asked the Orissa government to take control of the state's mineral-rich mines instead of leasing ... Read more...

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