minerals

Italian miner slits wrist during press conference


August 30th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) An Italian miner, who along with other workers occupied a coal mine on the island of Sardinia, slit his wrist during a press conference Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Italians occupy mine 400 metres underground


August 28th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 28 (IANS/AKI) Around 40 mine workers have occupied a coal mine on the Italian island of Sardinia, demanding investment in a 200 million euro project.The workers at 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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Tata Steel launches branded Silico Manganese


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's seventh largest steel maker, Wednesday launched India's first branded Silico Manganese, widely used in steel making, to dominate the market of ... Read more...

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Appeal to boost rare earths imports


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China should increase imports of rare earths, especially the medium and heavy variety, to meet demand and save dwindling resources, an industry leader has said.Companies should ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to intensity anti-mineral smuggling drive


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Odisha and its neighbouring state of Jharkhand have said that they will jointly intensify crackdown against the mineral smuggling across their borders.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal net down by 31 percent


August 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) City-based abrasives major Carborundum Universal Ltd closed the first quarter with 6 percent sales growth and 31 percent net profit fall as compared to previous year's ... Read more...

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Assam’s problems on agenda for Aug 9 Ramdev rally


July 12th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) The burning issues in Assam like corruption and the problems caused by big dams will be highlighted at the proposed anti-graft rally to be taken out ... Read more...

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Scientists locate new mineral in meteorite


June 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) An exploding fireball tore through the sky over Mexico, scattering thousands of pieces of meteorite across the state of Chihuahua in 1969. Recently, scientists from the ... Read more...

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Reasons behind kidney stones found


April 19th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Kidney stones afflict millions of people worldwide every year, triggering a crippling pain that is among the worst known to man.Now, scientists at the Washington University ... Read more...

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Chinese daily calls for sustained anti-graft efforts


April 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) An opinion piece in the People's Daily Wednesday called for confidence in China's fight against corruption despite the fact that it is a "long-term, complex and ... Read more...

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Left attacks UPA coal scam


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Terming the alleged coal mining scam as "very big", the Communist Party of India (CPI) Thursday accused the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of ... Read more...

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Myanmar foreign trade to grow by 30 percent


February 13th, 2012 - 7:03 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 13 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade will grow by more than 30 percent to $16.1 billion in the 2011-12 fiscal year, the commerce ministry said. It was $12 billion ... Read more...

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Rajasthan, Jindal Saw sign pact for Rs.1,500 crore project


January 5th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 4 (IANS) State-owned Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Jindal Saw Ltd. for a Rs.1,500 crore project for ... Read more...

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Meghalaya may shift power project for uranium deposits


December 17th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Dec 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya government is contemplating shifting the proposed 450 MW Kynshi hydro electric project due to the presence of uranium deposits on the banks of the ... Read more...

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Climatic conditions on early earth similar to current ones


December 1st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The atmosphere on our planet just 500 million years after its creation was not a methane-filled wasteland as believed, but surprisingly much closer to the current ... Read more...

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Dutch scientist to make cultured meat in lab


November 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A scientist from the Netherlands is hoping to grow "cultured meat" in his laboratory as an alternative to livestock farming to satisfy the world's growing hunger ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal logs 60 percent growth in profit


November 5th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) Abrasives major Carborundum Universal Ltd (CUMI) closed the second quarter of the current fiscal with 24 percent growth in sales and 60 percent in net profit.In ... Read more...

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India opens consulate in Perth


October 27th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 27 (IANS) India has opened its second consulate in Australia here and made a strong pitch for greater Indian trade and investment with this resource-rich western Australia region."Today ... Read more...

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Munda reiterates special status demand for Jharkhand


October 24th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 24 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday reiterated his demand for special status for the state."Jharkhand deserves to be accorded special status. Around 67 percent area ... Read more...

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Jharkhand for banning export of minerals


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian government should impose a ban on exporting minerals overseas to tackle the menace of illegal mining, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda said ... Read more...

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Karzai thanks India for help in reconstruction


October 4th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai thanked India Tuesday for helping in reconstruction and rehabilitation of his country in the past 10 years.Thanking India for helping ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks new tax on iron ore profits


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought a new tax on iron ore profits, saying the merchant mining companies were making "super normal profit" beyond ... Read more...

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Two die as goods trains collide in Orissa


August 31st, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Two people were killed early Wednesday when two freight trains collided head on in Orissa's Keonjhar district, officials said. The trains collided near Tigiriapalli village in the ... Read more...

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GMDC goes paperless


August 11th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation(GMDC) became the first public sector undertaking in the minerals and mines sector to go paperless.This announcement was made here Wednesday by consultants ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal posts Rs.52 crore net profit


August 5th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Abrasive major Carborundum Universal Ltd (Cumi) closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with a net profit of Rs.52 crore on a revenue of Rs.465 ... Read more...

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Cheap procedure to reuse seawater


August 5th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Scarcity of water can soon be a thing of past if salty seawater is filtered by a cheap process called reverse osmosis, by making the water ... Read more...

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Centre delaying Jharkhand power project, says Munda


July 29th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 29 (IANS) Blaming the central government for delays, Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda has demanded that a 1,900 MW thermal power project announced in 1999 be cleared ... Read more...

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India renews contract to supply iron ore to international firms


July 7th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday renewed long-term agreements to supply iron ore to international steel majors like Japanese Steel Mills (JSMs) and South Korean firm ... Read more...

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Court issues notices on plea against Essar Terminal’s jetty


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday issued notices to the central and the state governments on a petition challenging environmental clearance to Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd. for ... Read more...

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Three dead, seven rescued in Goa accident (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) Three people were feared killed while seven others were rescued in a major mining accident in Goa's Sanvordem town, officials said Saturday.The 10 people got trapped ... Read more...

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Eating dirt may have health benefits


June 8th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Dirt is associated with filth so people are sometimes disgusted when they realize that some people out of instinct eat dirt. It might not be such ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh sees record rise in mineral revenue


June 6th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, with nearly 20 percent iron ore and coal reserves of the country, has recorded a jump of over Rs.800 crore in revenue from minerals in ... Read more...

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Denmark to lay claim to North Pole


May 18th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Denmark plans to plant its flag on the North Pole to lay claim to the top of the world, according to reports here.Quoting reports from Denmark ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new mineral


April 15th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have chanced upon a mineral that have not been seen before. The new mineral has been named “Wassonite” and it is one of the most ... Read more...

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