Mining

  • SIT report on black money pushes for overhaul of tax treaties with different countries: sources 3 days ago

    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 CNN-IBN 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 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A special anti-money 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 multi-crore 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 24, 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 40-day 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 12-million-tonnes-per-year mine, its first major new project in at least five years, which should help boost supplies to fuel-starved 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 supply-demand 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 mineral-based 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 two-time state unit president of BJP, demanded a high-level 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...
  • Goa mining crisis should be resolved quickly: Modi June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has told his ministers to solve the Goa mining crisis as soon as possible, adding that mining in the state should be restarted quickly. "I have told my ministers and their staff to pro-actively work to find ways and means to resolve the...
  • Gas leakage kills ten in China coal mine June 11, 2014

    Beijing: At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday in a coal mine gas leak in China's Guizhou province. The leakage occurred just after midnight in a coal mine where 130 people were working, out of which 120 managed to escape, Xinhua news agency reported. All ten bodies of the deceased were...
  • Toxic leak kills two at China mine June 7, 2014

    Beijing: Two persons died and six others fell ill when a toxic gas leaked at a ferronickel mine in northwest China on Saturday. A Cyanogen sulfide leak was detected at Yuanshishan ferronickel mine in Ping'an county of Haidong City in Qinghai province, the provincial safety administration said in a statement....
  • Goa mining stakeholders want early resumption of operations June 7, 2014

    Panaji: The drafting of a new mining policy, which is mandatory to resume iron ore extraction and exports from Goa, should be expedited so that the key industry gets back on its feet, according to stake-holders. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had earlier said the policy would be drafted by June-end...
  • Soil mining: 19 dumpers, machines seized in Greater Noida May 25, 2014

    A total of 19 dumpers and three machines were seized from Momnathal village in Greater Noida while they were being used for illegal soil mining, police said on Sunday. The dumpers, two polane machines and one JCB machine were seized last night, said Greater Noida SP Brijesh Kumar Singh. The persons present...
  • NTPC to start coal mining from Jharkhand block by March May 26, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its Chatti-Bariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the Chatti-Bariatu mines is expected to be around 1 million tonnes and will commence by the end of the fiscal," a...
  • New mining policy to be in place by next month: Manohar Parrikar May 25, 2014

    Goa Government has said it will adopt a transparent mechanism to award mining leases in future and was studying the Supreme Court order lifting ban on iron ore extraction before taking a decision on vacating current mine operators whose fate hangs in balance. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told PTI the lease...
  • Fire in Turkish mine delays rescue work, death toll rises to 299 May 17, 2014

    Soma: A fire broke out on Saturday in part of a mine where nearly 300 miners were killed in Turkey's worst industrial disaster, hindering efforts to find up to three remaining workers believed to be still underground, the energy minister said. The bodies of 15 miners were retrieved overnight, bringing the...
  • Turkey: Coal mine deaths rise to 282 May 15, 2014

    Rescue teams recovered eight more victims of Turkey's worst mining accident on Thursday, raising the death toll to 282 in a disaster that has thrown Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential ambitions off stride. Hundreds of people were attending funerals for the victims in the western mining town of Soma; dozens...
  • 274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster May 15, 2014

    Soma: Amid wails of grief and anger, rescue workers coated in grime trudged repeatedly out of a coal mine on Wednesday with stretchers of bodies that swelled the death toll to 274 - the worst such disaster in Turkish history. Hopes faded for 150 others still trapped deep underground in smoldering...
  • Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a nine-member panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding. "In pursuance of auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines, Rules, 2012...a...
  • 201 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine May 14, 2014

    Soma: Rescuers desperately raced against time to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least 201 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people...
  • Mining activities to be legitimate economic activity in Odisha May 12, 2014

    With a large number of mines remaining closed in Odisha due to lack of statutory clearances, both the state and the central governments on Monday resolved to make mining activities in Odisha a legitimate economic activity by complying with all such requirements. This was decided at a high-level meeting presided over...