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Bolivia cancels mining concession


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Bolivia's government issued a decree Thursday formally revoking a mining concession held by the private firm Compania Minera Malku Khota and rejected claims for compensation ... Read more...

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‘Uranium deposits necessary for power generation’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 4 (IANS) Uranium deposits in Meghalaya are needed for meeting the country's power generation needs, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Adviser, T.K.A. Nair, said here Wednesday."Uranium is a ... Read more...

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Jindal Steel to exit Bolivia’s largest mining project


June 11th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, June 11 (IANS/EFE) India's Jindal Steel & Power Ltd plans to pull out of a contract to develop a massive iron-ore deposit in eastern Bolivia, President Evo Morales' ... Read more...

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India’s GVK joins raging Australian debate on foreign workers


May 29th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 29 (IANS) Hours after winning the nod for one of the largest coal mining projects in Australia, India's GVK Group has joined the raging debate on using foreign ... Read more...

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Australian immigration minister under attack for foreign workers’ deal


May 26th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 26 (IANS) Australian trade unions have urged the Labor government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard to overturn a decision by her immigration minister to allow an iron ... 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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No green clearance to Jindal mining project in Chhattisgarh


April 20th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday cancelled environment clearance to the coal mining project of MP Naveen Jindal's steel and power plant in Chhattisgarh on ... 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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French nuclear group sells stake in Canadian mining project


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 3 (IANS) French leading nuclear company Areva has announced the signing of an agreement to sell its 27.94 percent stake in the Millennium uranium mining project in Canada ... Read more...

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Yash Birla to develop sports university near Hyderabad


January 12th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The Yash Birla Group will set up a world-class sports university near Hyderabad with an investment of Rs.2,000 crore.The university, spread across 450 acres within 100 ... Read more...

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Tension as Andhra villagers oppose iron ore mining


December 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Tension prevailed Saturday in a village in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district as the villagers, opposing a proposed iron ore mining project, disrupted a public hearing being ... Read more...

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Peruvian president declares state of emergency


December 5th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Dec 5 (IANS) Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency following massive rallies against a multi-billion-dollar mining project in the north of the country.Humala announced late ... Read more...

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Apex court’s final hearing on Sterlite project next year (Lead)


August 23rd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) As the Supreme Court was told Tuesday that the withdrawal of environment clearance for the joint venture bauxite mining project of the Orissa Mining Corporation ... Read more...

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Apex court questions environment ministry on Niyamgiri (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the ministry of environment and forests to respond to a plea of the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) challenging the withdrawal ... Read more...

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Supreme Court questions environment ministry on Niyamgiri


August 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the ministry of environment and forests to respond to a plea of the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) challenging the ... Read more...

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Mining environment impact reports fraudulent: Goa minister


July 19th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The crucial environment impact assessment reports, based on which mining companies are given green clearances, are rigged and very often are 'cut and ... Read more...

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Wrong site delaying Posco plan: Orissa Congress chief (Interview)


July 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 18 (IANS) The wrong site and a proposal to swap iron ore are delaying the $12 billion Posco steel project, says Orissa Congress chief Niranjan Patnaik, promising to ... Read more...

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Goa mining firms gave false data: Study


July 14th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) A Goa government-commissioned study into the effects of mining on environment has revealed that the environment impact assessment (EIA) reports filed by mining companies are rigged.Speaking ... Read more...

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Niyamgiri tribals join anti-Posco protests


July 7th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 7 (IANS) A group of tribals belonging to primitive Dangaria Kandh community from Orissa's Niyamgiri area Thursday joined the villagers' protest against land acquisition for the $12 billion ... Read more...

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Indian engineer turns big farmer in Ghana (With Images)


June 19th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 19 (IANS) Perhaps India's agricultural prowess inspired him. Prabhpreet Khinda, an engineer by training, arrived in Ghana in 2009 after he was devastated by the effects of the ... Read more...

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China and Pakistan sign agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation


May 18th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China and Pakistan on Wednesday signed a series of agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to government on Orissa project


April 21st, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notices to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), the Orissa government and Sterlite Industries on a petition challenging the ... Read more...

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Orissa moves SC against denial of green nod to Vedanta mining project


April 1st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Apr 1 (ANI): The Orissa Government today approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre's decision to reject environmental clearance to the Vedanta bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.Challenging the Environment ... Read more...

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Vedanta: Apex court moved against denial of forest clearance


March 10th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), a joint venture with Vedanta's sister concern Sterlite Industries, has moved the Supreme Court against a decision of the Ministry ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh blazed new trail for Indian environment (2010 in Retrospect)


December 26th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A no to Vedanta's mega mining project, a moratorium on Bt Brinjal, a question mark on steel major Posco's plans...The Indian environment scene suddenly hotted ... Read more...

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Bad weather cuts short Rahul’s Orissa trip


December 9th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Heavy rain and thundershowers forced Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to cut short his trip to Orissa and fly back to New Delhi Thursday, a day after ... Read more...

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Civil war anti-tank mine explodes, kills 14 in Cambodia


November 17th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (BNO NEWS) -- An old civil war anti-tank land mine in the western region of Cambodia exploded and killed 14 people after a truck drove over it, officials said ... Read more...

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Land acquisition for Vedanta University quashed


November 16th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 16 (IANS) The Orissa High Court Tuesday quashed the process of land acquisition for Vedanta University in Puri and directed the government to return the acquired land to its owners, ... Read more...

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Meghalaya civil groups oppose uranium mining project


November 10th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 10 (IANS) Anti-mining groups in Meghalaya Wednesday vowed that they would continue to oppose a uranium mining project, while the central government set 2012 as the year to start mining ... Read more...

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Meghalaya uranium project to go ahead despite opposition


November 9th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 9 (IANS) The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) Tuesday said there is no plan to abandon the Rs.1,100 crore (about $240 million) uranium mining project in Meghalaya in view ... Read more...

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Demolition of Adarsh housing society an option: Jairam Ramesh


November 2nd, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said that it appears that Mumbai's controversial Adarsh housing society had violated environmental laws and demolition of the building was one of ... Read more...

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Orissa seeking legal opinion on Vedanta project


October 28th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 28 (IANS) Orissa has sought legal opinion to decide its further course of action on Vedanta Resources mining project which was denied clearance by the central environment ministry in August, ... Read more...

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Troubled Vedanta loses appeal for controversial Orissa refinery


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 22 (ANI): The Indian government has blocked Vedanta Resources' plan to expand its highly controversial alumina refinery below the Niyamgiri hills in Orissa, in the latest setback for the company.India's ... Read more...

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New rehabilitation policy within a month: Jaiswal


October 11th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) The Group of Ministers would finalise within a month a new rehabilitation and resettlement policy for those displaced by mining projects, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Monday."We ... Read more...

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Orissa BJP seeks details of threat from Andhra dam


September 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Tuesday staged a rally in Orissa demanding details of possible damage due to the Polavaram dam project on the Godavari river in ... Read more...

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