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Auction illegal mines: Goa Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) All illegal mining sites in Goa should be divided into blocks and auctioned to the highest bidder, Congress leader and former union minister of state for ... Read more...

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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Wendell Rodricks closes boutique to protest illegal mining


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Green activists have welcomed ace designer Wendell Rodricks' move to close down a boutique in a five-star resort which was run in collaboration with a company ... Read more...

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Wendell Rodricks protests against illegal mining, closes boutique


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) World-renowned fashioned signed Wendell Rodricks has closed down his fashion boutique in a hotel co-operated by a mining company in protest against the illegal mining in ... Read more...

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Goa iron ore scam may have a golden lining: Congress spokesman


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A Congress leader in Goa has added a fresh twist to the state's illegal mining saga.Party spokesperson Jitendra Deshprabhu Thursday demanded that the central government should ... Read more...

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Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Santosh Hegde to guide Goa activists in mining scam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who exposed the illegal mining scam in his state, will now give civil society activists in Goa tips to bring to ... Read more...

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Goa temporarily suspends all mining operations


September 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Goa government Monday temporarily suspended operations of all the working mines in the state, pending verification of documents relating to mining ... Read more...

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FIR against Kamat, Rane within 15 days: Parrikar


September 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsing Rane and other government officials will be booked within 15 days in connection with the Rs. 35,000 ... Read more...

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China using up Goa’s iron ore: Report


September 8th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) China prominently features in a probe report on illegal iron ore mining in Goa, which warns that while the eastern neighbour is gobbling up India's iron ... Read more...

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Coal India achieves near-target performance


September 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) With coal dominating the political discourse, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil Wednesday said Coal India Ltd (CIL) had achieved over 97 percent ... Read more...

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Jayanthi Natarajan to arrive in Goa amidst mining controversy


September 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan is expected to arrive in Goa next week, even as the state government is at loggerheads with the ... Read more...

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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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Mining and casino-friendly Parrikar is like Chanakya: Congress


August 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress Thursday compared Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar with ancient master tactician Chanakya, saying that he was "cozying up" to the players in mining and ... Read more...

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Village downs shutters protesting pollution from Goa plant


August 27th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) Navelim village in Goa's mining belt shut down Monday in protest against what they called "heavy pollution" emitted from an iron processing plant operated by the ... Read more...

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Goa firms get show cause for pollution


August 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) Top mining companies in Goa have been issued show cause notice by the state government for dumping mining rejects and polluting water bodies.The offending companies include ... Read more...

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Mining, railways hit hard in Jharkhand due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 31 (IANS) Mining and railway services were hit hard in Jharkhand due to unprecedented tripping in the Eastern Grid Tuesday. Major mining companies - BCCL and CCL - ... Read more...

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‘Mining rejects can be used to buffer Goa water bodies’


July 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Goa's Water Resources Department (WRD) is advocating an innovative use of low-grade ore, cast away as mining rejects, to buffer up slopes surrounding water bodies instead ... Read more...

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Goa politicians involved in mining operations: Rights group


June 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) The active involvement of politicians in Goa's multi-crore mining business has come to the fore in a report released by an international rights watchdog.The 70-page report ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa’s anticipatory bail plea rejected (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) In a severe jolt to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Wednesday rejected his anticipatory bail plea ... Read more...

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Australian mining giant squirms at India’s slow growth


May 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) The unexpected slowdown in the Indian economy is creating ripples in Australia as a mining giant has expressed concern over the slackening iron ore demand from ... Read more...

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SC asks CBI to probe if Yeddyurappa kin got kickbacks (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) In a setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the Supreme Court Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the allegations ... Read more...

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Apex court to pass order on Yeddyurappa case next week


May 4th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court will pass an order next week on the recommendation of a panel seeking a CBI probe into the allegations of quid pro ... Read more...

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‘Mining activity in Goa should be five days a week’


April 30th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) All mining activity in Goa should be limited to five days a week to make it sustainable, to keep tabs on the extent of ore extraction ... Read more...

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CBI probe recommended against Yeddyurappa kin (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Supreme Court-appointed panel Friday recommended to the apex court that payments made by mining companies to establishments linked to close relatives of former Karnataka ... Read more...

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Facing possible CBI probe, Yeddyurappa banks on apex court (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) In a severe setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, a Supreme Court-appointed panel Friday recommended probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into ... 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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No change in Karnataka leadership: Gowda


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Amidst the crisis in Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party unit, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Thursday said the party high command had ruled out any ... Read more...

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Government to root out Goa mining mafia: Governor (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) In an unprecedented assault on the mining sector, Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday said the government would crack down on the illegal mining mafia in the ... Read more...

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BJP’s southern foray: Tale of scams and compromises (News Analysis)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) maiden rule in Karnataka is set to end as a sordid tale of scandals and compromises.Two days ahead of the ... Read more...

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BJP struggles to save Karnataka government


March 19th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) With former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and supporters digging in their heels, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national leadership Monday faced the prospect ... 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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Steel production to rise if land, mining bills passed


December 15th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) India's steel production is expected to grow by 4-5 percent this fiscal against a target of 8 to 10 percent, but the situation would improve next ... Read more...

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Indian fertiliser makers looking to buy mines in Africa


December 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Faced with increasing demand and rising cost of importing raw material, the Indian fertiliser industry is eying mineral assets in Africa."Today there is a possibility ... Read more...

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