mineral development

Congress protest against Chhattisgarh CM turns violent


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 Congress workers were injured and some 1,000 protesters arrested and lodged in a makeshift jail following clashes with police Tuesday in Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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CBI raids offices of three firms in Chhattisgarh


September 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The CBI, probing alleged irregularities in coal block allocations, Tuesday conducted raids at offices of three companies in Chhattisgarh, officials said.They said the raids began ... Read more...

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‘Education City’ emerges in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist zone


July 16th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 16 (IANS) It lies at the heart of the Maoist badlands in Chhattisgarh but is now set to acquire the tag of Education City with the creation ... 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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Andhra axes mining lease to YSR’s son-in-law


June 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 11 (IANS) Mounting further pressure on late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy's family, the state government Monday cancelled the mining lease given to his ... Read more...

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Patnaik seeks modifications in mining bill


May 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Describing some of the provisions in the proposed new mining bill as an encroachment of the rights of the states, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ... Read more...

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Maoists kill six CISF troopers, driver in Chhattisgarh (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 13 (IANS) The Maoists Sunday night carried out a deadly attack on a patrol party of paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district in which ... Read more...

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Congress to take Chhattisgarh’s coal mining expose to public


April 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress has decided to take to the public a recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on coal mining in order ... Read more...

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Trans Damodar Coal Mining Project inaugurated


April 13th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), April 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday inaugurated the Trans Damodar Coal Mining Project at Barjora in Bankura district.Annual production of coal from ... Read more...

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Raman Singh defends government in wake of CAG report


April 11th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Defending his government in the wake of a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report pointing to lapses in awarding a coal exploration contract, Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Congress attacks Gadkari, BJP says charges baseless (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday attacked BJP president Nitin Gadkari and demanded the resignation of his party colleague and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over a ... Read more...

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Congress attacks Gadkari


April 10th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday attacked BJP president Nitin Gadkari and demanded the resignation of his party colleague and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over a ... Read more...

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Essar Steel commissions Phase 1 of Odisha pellet plant


April 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Essar Steel Monday announced the commissioning of the first phase of its 12 million tonne per annum (MTPA) pellet-making facility in Odisha, which will be fully ... Read more...

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BJP gags Chhattisgarh seniors over CAG report


April 9th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has gagged at least two of its senior leaders in Chhattisgarh after they slammed their own government for not taking ... Read more...

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Slap criminal cases after CAG expose: Ajit Jogi


April 5th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 5 (IANS) Senior Chhattisgarh Congress leader Ajit Jogi Thursday called for criminal cases be registered against those in the state government who had caused massive revenue losses ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh government hauled up over CAG expose


April 4th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress grilled the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state assembly Wednesday over a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) ... Read more...

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‘Chhattisgarh coal block rates led to Rs. 1,000 crore loss’


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 3 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Tuesday slammed the state-owned Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) for accepting lower rates for commercial mining of coal blocks in ... 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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NMDC detects tunnel-like structure under hillock


March 5th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) The National Mineral Development Corp (NMDC) has detected a tunnel like structure under Naubat Pahad, the famous hillock in the heart of the city, giving credence ... Read more...

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Essar Group doubles steel capacity at Hazira, Gujarat


February 24th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hazira (Gujarat), Feb 24 (IANS) The Ruias-controlled Essar Group has doubled its steel-manufacturing capacity at this port town in south Gujarat to 10 million tonnes annually, making the unit the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh legislator threatens to stop NMDC mining


January 29th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 29 (IANS) A ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in Chhattisgarh Sunday threatened to stop the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) from mining iron ore, saying the ... Read more...

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Judicial custody of illegal mining case accused extended


January 25th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) A city court Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister and mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy and three other accused in the illegal mining ... Read more...

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NMDC resumes iron shipment from Chhattisgarh


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 23 (IANS) NMDC Ltd, India's largest iron ore producer and exporter in public sector, Monday resumed iron ore supplies from its key mines in Chhattisgarh, a company ... Read more...

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Anti-railway protest halts iron ore shipments (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 18 (IANS) A protest to demand better railway connectivity in insurgency-hit, mineral rich Bastar region of Chhattisgarh held up iron ore shipments by state-run National Mineral Development ... Read more...

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Anti-railway Bastar protests halt iron ore shipments


January 18th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 18 (IANS) A protest to demand better railway connectivity in insurgency-hit, mineral rich Bastar region of Chhattisgarh held up iron ore shipments by state-run National Mineral ... 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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Maoists ask Andhra legislators to oppose bauxite mining


January 11th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Maoists Wednesday urged legislators in Andhra Pradesh to pass a resolution opposing the proposed bauxite mining in tribal areas.The banned Communist Party of India-Maoist has put ... Read more...

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Policy matters, iron ore sourcing delaying steel plant: JSW Steel


January 10th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) JSW Steel Monday said implementation of its proposed 10 million tonnes plant at Salboni in West Midnapore district of West Bengal is being delayed due ... Read more...

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Krishna abetted illegal mining in Karnataka: NGO


January 5th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 4 (IANS) A leading NGO on whose petition the apex court banned mining in Karnataka Wednesday accused External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna of abetting illegal mining in the ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: Andhra woman official moves Supreme Court


January 4th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 4 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official Y. Srilakshmi Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, challenging the cancellation of her bail by Andhra Pradesh High Court on a ... Read more...

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Andhra court cancels IAS officer’s bail in mining case


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday cancelled the bail of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Y. Srilakshmi in an illegal mining case.The court directed her to ... Read more...

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Andhra high court cancels ex-official’s bail in mining case


December 26th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday set aside the order of a special CBI court granting bail to former bureaucrat V.D. Rajagopal in the illegal mining ... Read more...

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Andhra ex-official’s bail stayed in mining case


December 16th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Friday suspended the grant of bail to former bureaucrat V.D. Rajagopal in the illegal mining case that involves former Karnataka ... Read more...

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Illegal mining: Court gives bail to ex-official, stays order


December 15th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) A special court in Andhra Pradesh Thursday granted bail to former bureaucrat V.D. Rajagopal in the illegal mining case involving Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) of former ... Read more...

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CBI arrests OMC director in illegal mining case


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday arrested Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) director B. Rajasekhar in an illegal mining case.A CBI official said the investigating agency ... Read more...

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