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Ensure sustainability, Karnataka’s mining industry urged


July 5th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 5 (IANS) Karnataka's scam-hit mining industry has been urged to ensure sustainability for safeguarding the interests of stakeholders and the environment."Sustainability should be the first priority of the ... Read more...

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Why getting better is worse than falling sick?


March 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) Ever wondered why recovering from a debilitating bout of illness makes it seem worse than the actual condition or infection.According to researchers, the answer may lie ... Read more...

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Hong Kong based businessman cheated by two Delhi con men


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A Hong Kong-based Indian businessman has alleged he was cheated to the tune of Rs.2.55 crore by two Delhi residents who promised to supply ... Read more...

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Geologists warning over metals shortage


October 13th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Geologists have sounded the warning bells over shortage of some metals owing to an insatiable demand for consumer goods."Mobile phones contain copper, nickel, silver, zinc, aluminium, ... Read more...

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SAIL’s Q1 net profit down 29 percent


July 29th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Steel producing major Steel Authority of India (SAIL) Friday reported a decline of 28.77 percent in its net profit for the current fiscal at Rs.838.06 crore ... Read more...

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Mining in Western Ghats may be curbed


July 19th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Capping the extent of mining in the Western Ghats, stretching from Maharashtra to Kerala, is being considered, the head of a panel monitoring the area's ecology ... Read more...

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New alloy converts waste heat into green energy


June 23rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) A new alloy that can convert heat directly into electricity would open an entirely new way of generating power.Researchers from the College of Science and Engineering, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazilian firm to invest $9 bn in projects around the world


March 14th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian mining giant Vale plans to invest $9 billion in about a dozen countries around the world through 2014, the O Globo newspaper reported, citing company ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Aging-related protein holds breast cancer clues


January 28th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has linked a common type of breast cancer in older women to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.The study, led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Integrated mining cities mooted in Gujarat


December 16th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Dec 16 (IANS) The concept of introducing integrated mining cities in India was discussed here Thursday at a seminar, organised as a run-up to the Vibrant Gujarat 2011 Summit.The seminar was ... Read more...

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Underground CO2 leakage could contaminate drinking water


November 12th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new study has revealed that leakage of carbon dioxide injected deep underground to help fight climate change could turn up in drinking water aquifers near the surface, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Romans too recycled glass: study


October 4th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Apart from being pro at making beautiful vessels, ornaments and plates from glass, Romans were also good at recycling the stuff, just like we do today.A new study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Maths help identify different types of tea that eyes alone can’t do


October 1st, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Using artificial neural networks and analysing mineral content, chemists from the University of Seville (US) have successfully distinguished between different kinds of tea leaves.This technique makes it possible ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, computers to run on heat, rather than electricity


September 28th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Computers may soon be able to recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers.The material is a semiconductor called gallium manganese arsenide.Researchers ... Read more...

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Manganese in drinking water affects kids’ IQ


September 20th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 20 (ANI): A new study in North America has shown that children exposed to high concentrations of manganese in drinking water performed worse on tests of intellectual functioning than children ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

CBI should probe illegal mining in Goa: BJP MP


September 19th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Only a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the multi-crore illegal mining industry in Goa can help bring the culprits to book, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

10,000 people suffer due to manganese tainted tap water in S China town


August 4th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Guangzhou, Aug 4 (ANI): At least 10,000 people suffered a shortage of drinking water in a South China town on Wednesday following the detection of excessive manganese in the tap water."The city ... Read more...

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151 mines remain closed in Orissa


July 17th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 16 (IANS) At least 151 mines continued to be closed in Orissa since last year as they do not have statutory clearances, an official Friday said. The mines located in three ... Read more...

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Six natural ways to boost sexual desire


July 7th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Amy Reiley, one of only two Americans to hold a Masters of Gastronomy degree from Le Cordon Bleu, has revealed top six natural aphrodisiacs that will get you ... Read more...

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Orissa takes steps to normalise movement of minerals


April 26th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 26 (IANS) The Orissa government has initiated steps to normalise the movement of minerals from mines in the state's Keonjhar district, officials said Monday. "There was a meeting between railway and ... Read more...

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Australian mining firm looking for Indian partners


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Lincoln Minerals is looking for Indian partners for four mining projects in Australia, a top company official said Friday. "We are in talks with four to five companies in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Orissa seeks neighbours’ help to check illegal mining


April 15th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/Ranchi, April 15 (IANS) Orissa has sought cooperation of neighbouring states to check illegal mining and proposed a joint task force with Jharkhand to combat the practice. "Illegal mining is going ... Read more...

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Most mining in Goa without pollution clearance


March 26th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Mining is being carried out in a majority of Goa's mines without the mandatory air pollution clearance, Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira said Friday. Sequeria told the assembly that 85 ... Read more...

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‘Magnetic quantum dots’ could lead to faster and more efficient computers


March 9th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 9 (ANI): Reports indicate that an international team of scientists has developed a new type of semiconductor called 'magnetic quantum dots' that could lead to faster and more efficient computers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

800 tonnes of manganese, iron ore seized


March 8th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 8 (IANS) More than 800 tonnes of manganese and iron ore have been seized from Orissa's mineral-rich Keonjhar district during a week-long crackdown on illegal mining, police said Monday. The seizures ... Read more...

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Crackdown on illegal mining in Orissa intensifies


January 21st, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 21 (IANS) The Orissa government has ordered suspension of work at about 22 more mines in the past fortnight, taking the tally to 150 since last July, the state's director ... Read more...

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Goa to announce draft forest policy soon


January 12th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) Facing accusations of tacitly supporting illegal and unchecked mining near forests, the Goa government is set to unveil a draft forest policy this month. State Forest Secretary Rajiv ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Astronomers discover treasure trove of intergalactic metal


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Astronomers have used the Suzaku orbiting X-ray observatory to discover the largest known reservoir of rare metals in the universe.Suzaku detected the elements chromium and manganese while observing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Raids on leading Orissa mining company


November 12th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) Orissa's vigilance department, probing an alleged multi-crore mining scam in the state, raided the offices of a leading mining company here and found irregularities in running of several ... Read more...

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Orissa suspends licences of 482 ore traders


November 11th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (IANS) Intensifying its crackdown on illegal mining, the Orissa government has suspended licences of at least 482 traders of different ores after they failed to produce adequate documents, officials ... Read more...

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Orissa orders suspension of work in 69 mines (Lead)


November 9th, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 9 (IANS) Orissa has ordered the suspension of work in 69 mines after the operators failed to produce documents to show their mining activities were legal, a senior mines department ... Read more...

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Researchers design smart, shape shifting ‘memory’ foam


September 25th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 25 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how to produce a low cost shape-shifting "memory" foam, which could lead to more widespread applications in surgical positioning tools and valve mechanisms. David Dunand, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Lead poisoning hits 1,300 kids in China


August 21st, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wugang (China), Aug 21 (Xinhua) Over 1,300 children are suspected to have suffered lead poisoning in central China's Hunan province, leading to a smelter being shut down and two of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eight arrested for illegal mining in Orissa


August 12th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 12 (IANS) Orissa's vigilance department Wednesday arrested at least eight people, including mining officials and a mine owner, for their involvement in illegal mining in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Officials, mine owners booked for illegal Orissa mining


August 11th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11 (IANS) Orissa's vigilance department Tuesday filed cases against nine people, including state officials and two mine owners, for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in Keonjhar district. "We have ... Read more...

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