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  • Nitin Gadkari hits out at Congress for opposing land bill April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday hit out at the Opposition for "politicising" the land bill issue and questioned the Congress why it did not seek farmers' consent when it doled out coal mines to the "rich". "Opposition is politicising the bill. The country is facing tough times, we...
  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals destroy 17 vehicles, machinery engaged in transportation of iron ore in Kanker district April 12, 2015

    Kanker: Naxals on Sunday torched off 17 vehicles and machinery engaged in transportation at an iron ore mine in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Earlier on Saturday evening, seven policemen were killed and a dozen were injured after Naxal ambushed them, triggering a gunbattle in the dense jungles of Sukma district. Chhattisgarh has...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 6, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 6, 2015

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  • News 360: Man beaten to death for car collision in Delhi road rage April 6, 2015

    Delhi Police on Monday detained one person after a man was allegedly beaten to death in a suspected case of road rage. The victim identified as Shahnawaz was beaten up by a group of people on Sunday after his motorcycle collided with a car in Turkman gate area of Old...
  • No fresh green nod required for mining projects having valid environment clearances April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of proposed auction of mines, including those bearing iron ore and limestone, the government has made it clear that firms having valid environment clearances (EC) for their projects are not required to obtain fresh green nod at the time of renewal of the leases. "It is clarified that...
  • Odisha state mining director says will renew 18 iron ore mine licences shut since 2014 April 5, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India's top iron ore producing state Odisha is likely to renew the licences of 18 iron ore mines shut since 2014, a state official said on Saturday, in a boost for local steel producers. A panel of senior government officials in Odisha has recommended the reopening of the mines, which...
  • Draft rules on mines auction ready; to be sent to states: Narendra Singh Tomar April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The draft regulations on the auction of mines including iron ore have been prepared and will be sent to states to seek their views within a week, Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Thursday. "The draft rules and the regulations have been finalised and will be...
  • Have MPs turned into 'gang of capitalists', asks CPM's Brinda Karat March 24, 2015

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is virtually "snatching away" the rights of tribals and farmers and wondered whether Parliament has turned into an "assembly of capitalists". The Narendra Modi government is virtually snatching away the rights of tribals and farmers...
  • Meghalaya seeks exemption from Centre's Mines and Mineral Act March 23, 2015

    Shillong: Meghalaya Assembly on Monday passed a resolution seeking Presidential notification exempting the tribal state from the purview of the Government of India's Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, and Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973. The resolution moved by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was supported by Leader of Opposition...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 20, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 20, 2015

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  • News 360: Unseasonal rain, hailstorm destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As two key reform bills related to coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress saying politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed". "It is an important day for Indian democracy, Parliament and Indian economy as the...
  • Parliament passes Mines Bill, overcoming obstacles March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Overcoming obstacles, the Mines and Minerals bill on Friday was passed by Parliament, becoming the second major reform measure to receive the approval of the legislature in the first half of the Budget Session. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015,...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Mines and Minerals Bill, will be sent to Lok Sabha March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: On the last day of the first leg of Parliament session, the government successfully got the Mines and Minerals Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Rejecting the demand of the Opposition parties, Rajya Sabha refused to allow the motion to send the Mines Bill to the select...
  • Opposition in Rajya Sabha forces deferment of Mines bill till Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition on Thursday forced deferment of consideration of the contentious Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha till Friday, arguing that mineral-bearing states had not been consulted. The House saw four adjournments of brief spells in quick succession after members from Congress and...
  • Modi government keeps open option of extending Budget session for a week March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday kept open the option of extending Parliament session for a week if the bills on coal and mines and mineral are not decided by the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with Congress apparently trying to stonewall the measures. The contentious land bill, which was...
  • Coal bill may clear Rajya Sabha hurdle, mines bill to go back to Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides for auctioning of coal may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle after a Select Committee endorsed it by majority, though some members dissented, but a bill relating to other minerals will have to go back to Lok Sabha because of an amendment suggested by...
  • CCPA to decide whether or not to extend Budget session of Parliament March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: With the government running short of time to pass some key bills, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will on Wednesday take a call on whether to extend the first half of the budget session for a few more days or prorogue it on 20 March. Sources...
  • Modi government open to extending first part of Budget session to get key Bills passed: sources March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said it is open to the idea of extending the first part of the Budget session which ends on March 20 to ensure the passage of key legislations, said sources. The sources said the government's priority is to get two legislations - Coal...
  • Government agrees on sending bills on coal, minning to select panels March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18. According to sources, leaders of various parties held a meeting with Leader of House and Finance...
  • Government bows in Rajya Sabha, ready to send Mines bill to Select Panel March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of yet another embarrassment in Rajya Sabha, Government on Tuesday night bowed to the opposition demand for sending the Mines and Minerals bill to a Select Committee after hours of battle of wits between rival sides. In the House, where BJP and its allies...
  • Auction bonanza for Centre: Arun Jaitley says 32 mines alone have fetched Rs 2 lakh crores March 10, 2015

    Reacting to the auction of coal mines and telecom spectrum which have generated more than 3 lakh crores, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday during the Rajya Sabha session said, "Vinod Rai said that total loss is Rs 1,86,000 from 200 mines. 32 mines alone have fetched Rs 2 lakh...
  • BJP MPs asked to be present in House for passage of key bills March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked its members of Parliament (MPs) to remain present all day long in both the Houses for passage of crucial bills. The directive comes as the Land Acquisition Bill is slated to come up in Lok Sabha while the Coal and Mines...
  • Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to replace Ordinance March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other parties. The...
  • Court halts auction of two coal mines previously held by Jindal Steel February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: A court on Wednesday asked the government to halt the auction of two coal mines attached to a Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JNSP.NS) steel plant, a move that could prompt more companies to go to court and potentially derail plans to auction more than a hundred coal blocks...
  • Jindal Steel posts Q3 loss, hit by coal blocks levy February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) (JNSP.NS) reported a net loss in its fiscal third quarter, hurt by a charge related to the levy it paid the government for coal it dug out from mines that were cancelled by a court order in September. The company, which was the worst...
  • Former Karnataka Minister G Janardhan Reddy walks out of jail January 23, 2015

    Bangalore: Mining baron and former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy on Friday walked out of jail after he was granted bail on Tuesday by the Supreme Court. Reddy and some others had been chargesheeted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The allegation...