BALCO

  • Industries fail to meet tree plantation target set by government June 17, 2014

    Several industries, including PSUs, have failed to meet their target of tree plantation across the state set by the Chhattisgarh government. "During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur in the new Mantralaya on Monday, he expressed unhappiness over several industrial houses having failed to fulfill their target...
  • Jobs, investment should top agenda of new government: Vedanta chief May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Employment generation and revival of manufacturing and investment besides poverty eradication should top the agenda of the new government, Vedanta Resources Chairman Anil Agarwal said on Tuesday. "As industry awaits new government, reviving manufacturing & investments, generating employment and eradication of poverty to be top agenda," he tweeted. Exit...
  • Vedanta seeks blessing for $3.5 billion India buyout offers October 16, 2013

    London: Mining group Vedanta has asked shareholders to renew their backing for an offer of up to $3.48 billion to buy government minority stakes in two of its subsidiaries, as it seeks to streamline its structure. India had been hoping to raise about $9 billion from the sale of stateowned assets...
  • Court dismisses petition against Chief Minister Raman Singh August 4, 2013

    A local court has dismissed a petition against Chief Minister Raman Singh as well as others seeking registration of an offence and investigation into a land alloted allegedly at throwaway prices to Balco (Bharat Aluminum Company Ltd) in Korba district of Chhattisgarh. The court of the first additional district and sessions...
  • 3 Chinese engineers held in Balco chimney crash case January 12, 2010

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh police on Monday arrested three Chinese engineers in the case of the underconstruction chimney crash at Vedanta Resources Plccontrolled Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) that killed 41 workers on September 23 last year. The engineers were employed with the Chinese construction major, Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO)...
  • Balco mishap: Police to question Chinese employees October 3, 2009

    New Delhi: In a follow up to the Balco plant chimney collapse tragedy in Korba that left over 49 people dead, police said employees of Chinese firm SEPCO, that was building the plant for Balco, will be questioned. Superintendent Of Police Korba Ratanlal Dangi, said, "As far as our information...
  • No accountability fixed in Balco chimney collapse case October 1, 2009

    Korba: It has been a week since the chimney collapse at the Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (Balco) thermal power plant in Korba killed 41 workers. Officials believe the use of faulty construction materials caused the collapse but till now no one has been held responsible for the mishap. Following the chimney...
  • Chinese employees at Balco go missing after accident September 28, 2009

    Eightynine Chinese engineers who were incharge of construction of the new plant in Balco, have gone missing from Chhattisgarh's Korba town after the terrible accident in the plant that killed over 50 people. The government has issued country wide look out circulars at all airports to stop the missing 89 Chinese...
  • 50 dead in Balco mishap, 89 Chinese employees flee September 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Around 89 Chinese personnel mostly engineers, working at Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (Balco) in Chhattisgarh's Korba town are reported to have fled fearing attacks by locals after a 100metre underconstruction chimney at the plant collapsed Wednesday, trapping many workers. So far, 50 bodies have been recovered. The Government has...
  • Toll rises in Balco plant chimney mishap, 49 dead September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The death toll in the mishap at BALCO power plant in Korba has risen to 49, as the rescue and recovery operation have entered its fourth day. Police say they fear that more workers may still be trapped under the debris and hope to clear the rubble by Saturday....
  • Toll rises in Balco plant chimney mishap, 31 dead September 24, 2009

    Raipur: Relief and rescue work are still on at the Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO) thermal power plant in Korba district of Chhattisgarh where a chimney collapsed on Wednesday killing at least 31 people and trapping many others. Korba District Magistrate Ashok Agrawal said that efforts were on to rescue those still...
  • 20 killed in plant accident in Chhattisgarh September 23, 2009

    Raipur: At least 20 workers were killed and some 50 were trapped under debris when a chimney of an underconstruction power plant of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (Balco) collapsed in Chhattisgarh's Korba town on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The state government ordered a judicial inquiry into the accident that took...
  • Disgraced Olympian Jones gets 6month jail sentence January 11, 2008

    White Plains (New York): Marion Jones was sentenced on Friday to six months in prison for lying about using steroids and a checkfraud scam, despite her plea that she not be separated from her two young children "even for a short period of time." "I ask you to be as merciful...
  • Marion Jones admits doping, faces jail term October 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Marion Jones once had the athletics world at her feet but after a stunning admission that she lied about using illegal substances, she now faces losing her Olympic medals and may even be sent to jail. From being the fastest woman in the world, to a selfadmitted drugs offender;...
  • BALCO stake sale issue referred to CoS August 31, 2006

    New Delhi: In a move that could aggravate the controversy over sale of residual equity in aluminium giant BALCO, the government on Thursday decided to return the cheque for Rs 1098 crore to Sterlite Industries and reassess its value in the light of criticism by the Commtroller and Auditor General. The...
  • Sprinter Marion Jones fails drug test August 19, 2006

    North Carolina (USA): Triple Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones has failed an initial doping test, a source familiar with the test said. The positive test of Jones's A sample occurred at the June US championships in Indianapolis, the source, who did not wish to be identified, said. US media reported the bloodboosting...