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Government forces, rebels clash in Myanmar’s jade mining area


August 31st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 31 (IANS) Myanmar government forces and Kachin Independence Army (KIA) rebels have exchanged fire in Pha-Kant jade mining area in the country's northernmost Kachin state over the past ... Read more...

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40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to Jharkhand on Dhanbad coal mafia


February 7th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Monday issued notice to the Jharkhand government on the economic hardships being faced by tribals, and the illegal coal mining ... Read more...

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Krishna moves apex court against Lokayukta proceedings


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of a private complaint and the probe ordered by the Karnataka Lokayukta for ... Read more...

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Six die in Venezuelan gold mine clash


January 12th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) At least six people were killed and four injured in fighting between gangs for control of a gold mine in southeastern Venezuela that has since been ... Read more...

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Jharkhand poised for higher industrial growth: Munda


January 9th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Jharkhand, which has huge mineral resources and hosts some of India's big companies like Tata Motors, is poised for higher level of industrial growth on the ... 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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CBI charge sheet on illegal mining before Dec 3


November 21st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has almost completed its probe into the illegal mining case involving a company of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy ... Read more...

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CBI continues questioning Janardhana Reddy


September 14th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continued questioning former Karnataka minister G. Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy for the second day Wednesday in an ... Read more...

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South Australia beckons Indian investors


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) The South Australia province Tuesday invited Indian investors to tap the huge potential of the largely unexplored mining sector along with education and renewable energy segments."We ... Read more...

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Mars spacesuits, unmanned rover tested in Spanish mining desert


May 4th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): A Spanish mining terrain has become the latest testing ground for specially-made equipment that could one day take mankind to Mars.European Space Agency scientists tested the spacesuit simulator ... 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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Protesters halt BALCO’s bauxite shipment


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 22 (IANS) Hundreds of youths led by a Congress legislator halted shipment of bauxite Saturday to aluminium major Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO) in Chhattisgarh's Surguja district, demanding jobs for ... Read more...

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Land mine planted by Maoists detected in Orissa


January 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 4 (IANS) A land mine, packed with 100 kg explosives, planted by the Maoists under a small bridge was detected by police Tuesday in Orissa's mineral-rich Jajpur district, official said.The ... Read more...

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Three Maoists held in Orissa


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) Three Maoists, including an area commander of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, were arrested Monday from a forested area of Orissa's Keonjhar district, officials said. The rebels were ... Read more...

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Government panel nixes Vedanta’s Orissa project (Lead)


August 16th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining project in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills will not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village councils agree to the ... Read more...

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Government panel says no to Vedanta’s Orissa project


August 16th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A government panel Monday said Vedanta Resources' bauxite mining in Orissa's Niyamgiri hills could not be allowed unless the local tribal communities give their consent and village ... Read more...

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India in touch with Congo over kidnapping of pilot


July 27th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The Indian Government is in touch with the Government of Congo on finding out details of a kidnapped Indian pilot.Official sources said India is in touch with ... Read more...

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Indian pilot kidnapped in Congo (Lead)


July 27th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India is in touch with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is trying to ascertain details about an Indian pilot who was kidnapped by ... Read more...

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Indian pilot kidnapped in Congo


July 27th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) An Indian pilot is being held hostage by Congolese rebels who attacked an aircraft over the weekend, official sources said Tuesday. Congolese rebels kidnapped the pilot when ... Read more...

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Mining area in nine coal mines increased


July 7th, 2010 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The environment minister has agreed to increase the "go area", or forest area where coal mining is allowed in nine collieries in the country provided they ... Read more...

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Supreme Court reserves order on Reddys’ plea for mining (Lead)


May 4th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday reserved orders on the plea of the Reddy brothers of Bellary to allow them iron ore mining in the forest areas of Obulapuram ... Read more...

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ArcelorMittal picks new site for Karnataka plant


February 5th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, will set up an integrated steel plant at Kudithini in the iron ore mining Bellary district of north Karnataka at an estimated ... Read more...

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Chidambaram condemns Sunday’s landmine blast in Jharkhand


January 19th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday condemned the landmine blast that took place in Jharkhand's Gumla District two days ago.The incident claimed the lives of eight ... Read more...

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Face up to Maoist threat, Chidambaram tells Jharkhand (Lead)


January 19th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Condemning the the landmine explosion triggered by Maoist rebels in Jharkhand last week, central home minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said Chief Minister Shibu Soren would need ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks Jharkhand government to brace up to Maoist threat


January 19th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday hoped that the new government in Jharkhand would face up to the Maoist threat following the landmine explosion triggered by the ... Read more...

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Uranium mining may start in Meghalaya by mid-2010


January 8th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) Uranium mining in Meghalaya could start within the first half of this year, if differences between the state government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) opposed to the extraction of ... Read more...

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No business ties with YSR’s family, says Karnataka minister


November 13th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 13 (IANS) Karnataka Tourism Minister and industrialist G. Janardhan Reddy has denied the Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) allegations that he had business ties with the family of the late ... Read more...

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Radon gas the second leading cause of lung cancer


October 1st, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that radon gas, generated by the decay of uranium, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.The odourless and tasteless gas ... Read more...

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Orissa mulling its own industrial security force


September 29th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 29 (IANS) The Orissa government proposes to set up a special force - on the lines of the Central Industrial Security Force - to provide security to industries facing threats ... Read more...

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Vedanta to go ahead with mining sacred Orissa hill


July 28th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 28 (IANS) British mining giant Vedanta said Tuesday it is going ahead with plans to mine a bauxite-rich hillside in Orissa considered sacred land by local tribals, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram visits Kandhamal victims in relief camps


June 26th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Phulbani (Orissa), June 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram on Friday visited Kandhamal riots victims in the Government run relief camps here.Chidambaram, who is taking stock of the law and order situation ... Read more...

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Chidambaram cancels Nalco visit due to some “technical” error


June 26th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar June26 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is on a two-day visit to Orissa, today canceled his visit to the bauxite mine of NALCo due to some "technical" problem.Chidambaram was ... Read more...

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Landslide buries over 50 people in China


June 5th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chongqing (China), June 5 (Xinhua) Three people were rescued while 56 others remained buried under rocks Friday following a landslide in a mining area in southwest China. The landslide occurred at about 3 ... Read more...

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Justice may catch up with judges who jailed kids for cash


February 21st, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Two former judges in Pennsylvania, who made more than $2.6 million in pay-offs by sending minors to prisons run by private companies, now themselves face the prospect of ... Read more...

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