Mining

  • CBI seeks detention of Andhra Congress MP accused in a US scam 24-04-2014 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI has written to the Crime Branch asking them to detain Andhra Pradesh Congress MP KVP Ramachandra Rao who is accused of taking a bribe of 18 million dollars from a US firm for titanium mining. The Crime Branch has forwarded the application to New Delhi District...
  • Maoists halt mining work as firm refuses to meet their extortion demand 22-04-2014 08:15 AM

    The members of a Maoist splinter group forcibly stopped work in a Central Coalfields Mining Project by an outsourcing company, asking it to accept their extortion demands if it wanted to resume work. "At least 25 extremists of the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee went to the Birsa Coal Mining Project, to...
  • SC lifts ban on iron ore mining in Goa, caps it at 20 mn tonnes per yr 21-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the miners in Goa, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban on mining of iron ore in the coastal state. The apex court also put a cap on the permitted mining in the state. The top court said not more than 20...
  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? 15-04-2014 10:08 AM

    Bellary: As Karnataka goes to polls this week, CNN-IBN takes a look at Bellary, better known as the mining republic of India. It's in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons like the illegal mining mafia. This time around, the BJP's lone face in the area, B Sriramulu, is...
  • Bellary blues for BJP- huge money recovered, party running for cover 14-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Bellary: When the Election Commission squad went to raid the office and residence of a local trader Babulal who is known as 'Chor' Babulal on Saturday, they were expecting a few crores or even a lesser amount at his place. But, they were both surprised and shocked after the raid...
  • Bellary: Rajnath promises steel capital, Rahul a China of Karnataka 11-04-2014 01:17 PM

    Bellary: The BJP national president Rajnath Singh campaigned for the party candidate B Sriramulu in Bellary on Thursday. Addressing a public meeting he said "If we come to power, we will make Bellary a steel capital of Karnataka". The response to this statement was quick. Congress MLA and Union Railways...
  • In Goa's mining belt, poll season fails to enthuse voters 07-04-2014 11:13 AM

    Panaji: Mining belt in North Goa, which was once buzzing with activity, seems impervious to the high-octane election campaign steered by BJP and Congress as people are more concerned about resumption of mining which was their major source of livelihood. The long stretches of tarred roads in the mining belt...
  • Congress shows Goa CM's remarks on mining in campaign; angers BJP 06-04-2014 10:39 PM

    Opposition Congress in Goa has targeted Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar by exhibiting his television interview as part of its poll campaign, in which he had said that he was instrumental in stopping the mining activity in the state. BJP has strongly objected to the screening of the CD and complained...
  • Central Mine Planning and Design Institute records all time high coal drilling 03-04-2014 03:34 PM

    Despite problems of law and order and forest clearance in the field of exploration, the Central Mine Planning ~~amp;amp; Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) has recorded an all time high drilling of 6.98 lakh metre during fiscal 2013/14. The overall growth was very significant and it could have crossed the nine...
  • BJP to review two reports on mining if voted to power, says Manohar Parrikar 02-04-2014 05:48 PM

    The BJP has assured to review two controversial reports related to the mining industry in Goa, which were approved by the UPA II government, if the party is voted to power at the Centre, as it will inflict harm on further development of the coastal state. Goa Chief Minister Manohar...
  • Police arrest man carrying 12,000 detonators 01-04-2014 11:27 AM

    Nearly 12,000 detonators were recovered and a man was arrested in this connection early on Tuesday in Bihar's Kaimur district, police said. The recovery was made from a vehicle during routine search in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Kaimur Superintendent of Police Ratnamani Sanjeev said. He added the...
  • BJP talks about development, but not about poor and tribals: Rahul 31-03-2014 04:25 PM

    Koraput: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who is campaigning in Odisha tried to strike a chord with the tribal population in the state as he targeted the BJP, criticising it of speaking about development while ignoring the state of the poor and the tribals. "The opposition speaks about development, but...
  • 7,000 kg ammonium nitrate meant for illegal mining seized from a makeshift house 15-03-2014 10:27 AM

    About 7,000 kg of explosive ammonium nitrate that was to be used for blasting in in illegal mining in Rajasthan's Alwar was seized Friday, police said. Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar said that the seizure was made from Chopanaki area in Alwar district, some 150 km from Jaipur. "Illegal mining...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow 09-03-2014 06:24 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely...
  • Karnataka BJP wants Bellary Reddys into party despite Sushma's opposition 08-03-2014 01:52 PM

    New Delhi: Tension is likely to escalate within the BJP over the merger of the BSR Congress run by the illegal mining barons Reddy brothers of Bellary into the party. In the Central Election Committee (CEC) meet, the Karnataka unit has recommended that the BSR Congress be merged with the...
  • Rajhara coal mine caves in, 2 women die 21-02-2014 09:25 AM

    Two women were on Thursday buried alive while two others sustained injuries as they were carrying out illegal mining in Palamu district, police said. The deceased identified as Sulekha Devi and Renu Devi (both residents of Padwa village) were buried alive when the shed of the colliery caved in, said...
  • Goa mining: SC grants month's time to panel to submit report 17-02-2014 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: The ban on mining of iron ore in Goa will continue as the Supreme Court on Monday extended the time by a month for submission of the report by the panel which was asked to suggest the annual cap on volume of iron ore to be extracted. "Unless...
  • Harish Rawat orders appointing 'well trained and dedicated' personnel in SDRF 13-02-2014 08:04 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday ordered appointment of "well trained" police personnel in the State Disaster Response Force constituted on the lines of NDRF in the wake of 2013 calamity. At a meeting with senior officials, including DGP BS Sidhu, Rawat said selection of personnel for appointment to...
  • Minerals worth Rs 60,000 crore lost to illegal mining in Odisha: Shah Commission 10-02-2014 05:14 PM

    Minerals worth about Rs 60,000 crore were illegally mined in Odisha during 2008-2011, Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry said in its report tabled in Parliament on Monday. The first part of the government-appointed Commission's report, running in five volumes, said most of the mining activities in the mineral-rich state...
  • State's GDP to grow at 7.05 per cent in 2013-14: Survey 08-02-2014 08:39 AM

    Chhattisgarh is expected to grow at 7.05 per cent in 2013-14 fiscal, the state economic survey tabled in the assembly on Friday said. As per the survey, the state's per capita income is likely to attain the level of Rs 56,990 in 2013-14. Chief Minister Raman Singh, who also hold...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining 06-02-2014 02:49 PM

    At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district. Thirteenpersons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village...
  • Chhattisgarh recovers Rs 3.40 crore as fines on illegal mining 04-02-2014 12:01 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said in the assembly here on Monday that Rs 3.40 crore wererecovered as fines from over 1,700 cases of illegal mining were reported during the last four years. The state also recovered Rs 13.64 crore as fines from 13,084 cases of illegal transportation of minerals...
  • ICAI two-day campus placement programme from February 17 03-02-2014 04:40 PM

    Coimbatore: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will hold a two-day nationwide campus placement programme from February 17. The programme is being held at 16 different locations in India, including Coimbatore, V Murali, Chief Coordinator of Coimbatore, said on Monday. The programme is held twice every year in...
  • Rajasthan government plans joint campaign to rein in illegal mining 01-02-2014 06:06 PM

    A month-long joint campaign will be launched to check the illegal mining menace in Rajasthan from February 3. The campaign will be conducted by officials from Police, Forest and Environment, Mines, and Transport departments, and will be monitored at the state level by DIG (Vigilance) of the Mines Department. It...
  • Inter-Ministerial Group to decide fate of 61 coal blocks next week 28-01-2014 05:24 PM

    The Inter-Ministerial Group on coal blocks will meet next week to decide the fate of 61 mines alloted to companies such as Tata Steel, Hindalco and JSPL which were issued notices for not developing them. "The 24th meeting of the IMG under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary (Coal) will be...
  • Government seeks Rs 25,000 crore from CIL for using state property for coal mining 23-01-2014 09:33 AM

    The Jharkhand government has sought Rs 25,000 crore as 'preliminary' amount from Coal India Ltdfor excavating coal in the state without paying any compensation to it, a move that could hit the company hard. "Coal India has acquired land for mining in the state through Coal Bearing Areas Act. It...
  • Sand Mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders 22-01-2014 06:58 PM

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal of the mineral from river Yamuna. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice...
  • Speaker directs government to launch probe into environmental clearance issue 21-01-2014 09:18 AM

    Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal on Monday directed the state government to conduct a probe into allegations about the casual manner in which mandatory environmental clearance is being sought for sand mining in rivers by government agencies. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Congress member Navprabhat said though small...
  • 4 business turnarounds in the making 17-01-2014 03:22 PM

    1. Mining Moguls The unexpected winding up of the Shah Commission, which was investigating illegal mining, may have raised environmentalists' eyebrows, but the Indian mining sector is looking forward to a better year. Mining had stalled for about two years, hurting mining and steel companies like Sesa Goa and JSW...
  • Place Shah Commission report by January 27, SC directs Centre 13-01-2014 05:47 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to place the Justice Shah Commission's report on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand before it by January 27. A green bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik also directed the Centre to provide a copy of the reports to Central Empowered Committee....