mining industry

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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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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‘Activist’ demands Kamat’s arrest in mining controversy


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Those implicated in the Justice M.V. Shah Commission report, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, should be arrested and the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining controversy probed ... 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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Parrikar dares Centre to find, shut illegal Goa ore mines


September 5th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The escalating war of words between Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government just got hotter.Speaking at a Teachers ... 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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Congress demands auction of Goa iron ore mines


August 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) The ongoing controversy over the alleged Rs.1.86 lakh crore coal block allocation scam could have lessons for the multi-million dollar iron ore mining industry in Goa.The ... Read more...

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Congress accuses BJP of ‘U-turn’ on casino, illegal mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government has compromised on issues related to illegal mining as well as keeping tabs on the casino industry in ... Read more...

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Goa imposes Rs.5 lakh fine for transporting illegal ore


August 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) In a severe warning to iron ore transporters ahead of the mining season, scheduled to begin in a few weeks from now, the Goa government ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... Read more...

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53 rescuers pulled out of southwest China mine, 5 workers trapped


July 29th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
PU'AN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Fifty-three rescuers were pulled out after being trapped in a mine where five miners remain missing in southwestern China, local authorities said Friday.The group of fifty-three rescuers ... Read more...

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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Australian economy grows at 3.2 percent


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, July 23 (IANS) Australia's economy has recorded a 3.2 percent growth in the year to June 2012, said a report by Australia's leading private sector economic advisory released Monday.That ... Read more...

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Before denial, Parrikar said illegal mining ‘incessant’ in Goa


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement Monday that there was no illegal mining in the state is in contrast with his observation in the budget ... Read more...

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`BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector to grow’


July 14th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 14 (IANS) The BRICS investment in South Africa mining sector is set to increase in the next few years despite an ongoing nationalization debate, BRICS Africa Portfolio director ... Read more...

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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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Western Ghats being handed over to mining barons: Goa’s green campaigner


July 5th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) A rampaging iron ore mining industry and colluding officials are behind the shocking exclusion of Goa's forests from a cluster of 39 areas in the Western ... Read more...

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‘Lokayuktas can help control rampant mining’


June 15th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 15 (IANS) New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW)has advocated powerful Lokayukta institutions in Indian states as one of the ways to control the rampaging mining industry from encroaching ... Read more...

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Australian mining firm picks Wipro for IT solution


June 15th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Australian mining firm MMG has selected Indian IT bellwether Wipro Technologies for providing a key IT solution as its key strategic partner, the global software services ... Read more...

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India’s mining scenario chaotic: Rights group


June 14th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) India's government has systematically failed to ensure that the country's multi-billion-dollar mining industry adheres to key human rights and environmental laws, an international rights watchdog said ... Read more...

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Gold becomes Peru’s No.1 export


May 9th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Lima, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Peru's gold sales totaled $2.57 billion in the first quarter of this year, making the commodity the country's top export, authorities said.Gold accounted for 23 percent ... Read more...

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Goa cancels 450 iron ore trading licenses


April 4th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The Goa government Tuesday cancelled the licenses of nearly 450 iron ore traders registered here in a bid to check extraction and export of iron ... Read more...

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Indonesia eyes more investment from China


March 26th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) Indonesia invited Chinese enterprises to increase their investment, said a joint statement released here Sunday as Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wrapped up a three-day state ... Read more...

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Goa mourns its very own Jairam Ramesh-like green minister


March 21st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Merely two days after announcing concrete measures to save Goa's forests and curb indiscriminate mining here, the state's very own 'Jairam Ramesh-in-the-making' Forests and Environment ... Read more...

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Parrikar fires first salvo at mining industry


March 12th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) Within days of becoming chief minister, Manohar Parrikar Monday fired his first salvo at the powerful mining lobby in Goa.Speaking to reporters at the Secretariat Monday ... Read more...

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BJP fielding candidates of mining lobby: Kamat


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 25 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, himself accused of involvement in a mining scam, Saturday charged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with pandering to the mining ... Read more...

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BJP woes in Goa worsen after Gadkari visit


February 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's recent two-day visit to Goa appears to have done more damage than good to the party's image here, ... Read more...

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Want transparency in mining lease allotments: Gadkari


February 5th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) will ensure transparency in alloting mining leases in Goa if it is voted to power in the March 3 assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Swedish firm to manufacture vehicles in Karnataka


January 31st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 31 (IANS) Swedish commercial vehicle maker Scania Tuesday said it is setting up a manufacturing plant near here with an investment of Rs.150 crore.The plant, the Scania Regional ... Read more...

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Goa aims to cash in on Bollywood boom


December 19th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) There was a Bollywood touch to Goa's celebration of its 50th anniversary of liberation from 450 years of Portuguese rule Monday with a vision document suggesting ... Read more...

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Ramdev cannot inspire Goans: Congress


December 12th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) In a scathing attack on Baba Ramdev, a senior Congress leader Monday said that the yoga guru had no moral authority to inspire people because "he ... Read more...

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‘25 mn tonnes illegal ore extracted in five years in Goa’


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Over 25 million tonnes of illegal iron ore has been extracted by over-zealous mining companies out of Goa over the last five years, a green ... Read more...

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Mining association admits to illegal exports from Goa


November 21st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) An association of leading mine owners in Goa Monday admitted to illegal mining and exports of iron ore in Goa, but expressed concern over a ... Read more...

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Leakage of Goa mining report to be raised in parliament


November 21st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The Congress will raise during the winter session of parliament beginning Tuesday the alleged leak to media of a sensitive report on illegal mining in ... Read more...

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‘Fly by night mining operators creating problems’


November 17th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Miramar (Goa), Nov 17 (IANS) Goa's angry mining industry Thursday took potshots at what they called "fly by night" mining operators and traders for tarnishing the image of established ... Read more...

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