MINES

  • India to allow foreign firms mine and sell coal: coal secretary 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India will allow locally registered foreign firms to mine and sell coal when commercial mining is permitted as part of the opening up of the nationalised industry after four decades, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told Reuters. To end a chronic coal shortage that cripples power plants and curb the...
  • UP Mining Minister's son booked for abduction of woman 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Uttar Pradesh Mining Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati's son Anurag for allegedly abducting a young woman. The woman's father has alleged that Prajapati's son kidnapped his daughter. Her father said that the police in Amethi initially refused to register an FIR. The case...
  • Jharkhand: 40 abandoned homes collapsed in a fire, 2 injured November 15, 2014

    Dhanbad: At least two people have been injured after 40 abandoned homes collapsed in the Baghmara area in Dhanbad. No casualties have been reported so far. These houses are located above the Jharia mine fire area for the last 40 years. The local administration had issued an alert to residents as...
  • Government seeks AG's opinion on need for Ordinance on coal blocks October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has sought the opinion of Attorney General on whether the government needs to bring out an Ordinance to deal with the issues arising from the Supreme Court decision to deallocate coal mines. The issues that need to be resolved by...
  • Goa CM Parikkar asked to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining September 30, 2014

    Panaji: People dependent on mining industry have asked the Goa government to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining in the state post Supreme Court lifting the ban. The development comes exactly a day before the Goa state cabinet's scheduled meeting on Wednesday, which is likely to unveil its mining policy,...
  • Decision on lifting Goa mining ban after Cabinet clears policy September 29, 2014

    Panaji: Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. When asked whether the suspension would be lifted in the...
  • 'Metal, mining co to be impacted; JSPL, Hindalco worst be hit' September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost all major metal and mining firms would be affected by the Supreme Court ruling cancelling 214 coal blocks, but Naveen Jindal's JSPL and Aditya Birla Group's Hindalco would be among the worst hit, analysts said. Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) was allocated six...
  • New mines bill to be brought in next Lok Sabha session September 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that the Narendra Modiled government is making all efforts to introduce a new mines bill in the next Lok Sabha session and bring out guidelines to remove bottlenecks in the mining sector in a week's time. "We are making all...
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • Major fire at a mine in Chandrapur; over 70 miners rescued September 14, 2014

    Chandrapur: A major fire broke out at Sinhala Mines in Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) on Sunday morning and around 70 miners trapped inside were rescued by firefighters, a senior official said. "The fire broke out at the 14th level of the 5th rise in Sinhala coal mine when the miners...
  • Sand mining in capital: NGT seeks Delhi government's response September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought the Delhi government's response on illegal extraction of sand being carried out in the Yamuna river bed at Wazirabad and Jagatpur bund areas. The order came over a petition by Rahul Nagar, filed through advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, seeking a direction to...
  • Centre to tighten surveillance at major coal mines September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government plans to tighten surveillance at all major coal mines to control coal theft, as the country is reeling under dry fuel shortages. "The government has proposed to establish a national coal dispatch monitoring centre...Moreover, real time surveillance at all major sensitive zones is being planned and...
  • Telangana: Heavy rainfall affects coal mining September 7, 2014

    Karimnagar: Coal mining in the open cast mines of the Ramagundam region here was hit due to heavy rain, a senior official said on Sunday. Ramagundam region has four open cast coal mines, which produce around 52,000 tonnes of coal a day. Heavy downpour since yesterday did not allow miners to...
  • SIT report on black money pushes for overhaul of tax treaties with different countries: sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team report on black money is likely to be submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Top sources have told CNNIBN that the report has pushed for a major overhaul of tax treaties with different countries. According to sources, the report says that countries like Mauritius...
  • Karnataka mining scam: Rs 37.86 crore assets of Reddy attached August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A special antimoney laundering court has attached assets worth over Rs 37.86 crore belonging to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife in connection with an alleged multicrore iron ore mining scam. The assets, which include a Rs 4 crore flat in Bangalore, a...
  • Uttarakhand government forms committee to curb illegal mining July 24, 2014

    Amid reports of rampant illegal mining in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday set up a committee consisting of senior government officials to take effective steps to check it. To be headed by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, the panel was constituted by the Rawat at a meeting convened by him...
  • Explosion in closed coal mine near Dhanbad's Nirsa July 23, 2014

    Explosion followed by emission of flame and smoke in a closed incline of Lakshmimata open cast mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited near Nirsa, about 45 km from here in Jharkhand was reported on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred around 4 am to 5 am, they said. After getting information of...
  • Special drive launched to check illegal mining in Bundi July 21, 2014

    Police on Monday launched a 40day special drive to check illegal mining activities in the district. The drive will continue till August 31, Superintendent of Police Pankaj Choudhary said, adding that he directed all the SHOs in the district to take prompt action against the illegal mining activities in their respective...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends Mirzapur Forest Range officer over 'illegal mining' allegations July 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suspended forest range officer of Mirzapur DN Singh with immediate effect and ordered a disciplinary action against him. Mirzapur District Magistrate had recommended action against Singh following illegal mining and transportation in Mirzapur forest area, an official spokesman said. Following recommendations of the DM of Mirzapur,...
  • India starts first new major coal mine in at least five years July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Coal India Ltd started production on Friday at a 12milliontonnesperyear mine, its first major new project in at least five years, which should help boost supplies to fuelstarved power plants. The world's biggest coal miner has struggled to raise output fast enough to meet rising demand from power companies,...
  • Government proposes to resolve current impasse in mining sector July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The beleaguered mining sector is likely to witness improved activity with the government on Thursday proposing to resolve the "current impasse" expeditiously aimed at encouraging investment and bridge supplydemand gap. Paying heed to requests of the states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget speech also proposed to...
  • Gas blast traps 17 in China coal mine July 6, 2014

    Beijing: At least 17 miners remain trapped in a coal mine in China after a gas blast, media reported on Sunday. The blast occurred at 8.43 p.m. on Saturday when 20 people were working inside the mine in Xinjiang province. Three of them have been rescued. Rescuers have started pouring nitrogen...
  • Vedanta hopes to start mining in Goa in the later half of 2014 July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Metal and mining major Vedanta Resources hopes to start iron ore production from its mines in Goa in the second half of this financial year. "We are engaging with the state government and the Ministry of Environment and Forest to gain approvals for starting mining on our leases in...
  • Seven persons injured in group clash in Bundi July 1, 2014

    Seven persons were injured when two groups clashed over issue of illegal soil mining in Tirath village of Keshoraipatan police station area of Bundi district, police said. Two groups headed by Pappu Meena and Hanuman Meena entered into a clash on Monday night and attacked each other with sticks and stones,...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 22, 2014

    In this episode, one CJ's fight for illegal sand mining in UP, a CJ's fight against litterbugs in Mumbai, a traffic cop's appeal to citizens to follow traffic rules and video volunteers report on how a taboo is forcing young women to hide in the jungle during menstruation. ...
  • No raw material shortage for industries in Odisha: Government June 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday claimed there was no shortage of raw materials for industries in the state even as the Opposition Congress and BJP on Friday walked out of the House in protest. "Major mineralbased industries are not facing any raw material shortage in the state," Odisha's Steel and...
  • BJP Jharkhand leader Raghuvar Das writes to Narendra Modi on illegal coal mining June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Raghuvar Das on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to curb rampant pilferage and illegal mining of coal, which he alleged led acute power crisis in the state. In a letter to Modi, Das, the twotime state unit president of BJP, demanded a highlevel enquiry into the...
  • Three arrested for illegal mining, 10 dumpers seized June 17, 2014

    Three persons were arrested while allegedly carrying out illegal mining in Kambhakshpur village here, police said on Monday. Ten dumpers and one soil digging machine were recovered in the raid that was carried out on Sunday night, Assistant Superintendent of Police Abhishekh Singh said. Six other accomplices, however, managed to escape. Acting on...
  • AAP appreciates Modi's stand on mining in Goa June 16, 2014

    Panaji: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that iron ore from Goa's mines should be utilized in India itself and not to be exported. "AAP Goa appreciates Modi's statement regarding not limiting our mining adventures simply to extract our precious natural resources and bolster...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining June 15, 2014

    Shimla: After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise and close all "illegal" approach roads to river banks. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who visited the site at Thalot...