Goa Mining

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SC lifts ban on iron ore mining in Goa, caps it at 20 mn tonnes per yr April 21, 2014

    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 million...
  • Goa mining: SC grants month's time to panel to submit report February 17, 2014

    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...
  • Goa: A case for mining - Part 2 August 18, 2013

    There have been massive agitations in Goa after mining activities were banned in the state. ...
  • Goa: A Case for Mining August 14, 2013

    There have been massive agitations in Goa after mining activities were banned in the state. ...
  • Goa: Week long bandh in the mining belt from Aug 21 August 3, 2013

    Panaji: Goa Mining People's Front would hold a week-long bandh in Goa's mining belt, seeking immediate resumption of mining in the state. Mining has been stayed by the Supreme Court, following PILs about rampant illegal mining in the state. GMPF held a meeting on Saturday and resolved to hold successive...
  • Manohar Parrikar to take up Goa mining issue with PM December 17, 2012

    Panaji: The issue of resumption of mining in Goa will be raised at the National Development Council (NDC) meet in the national capital December 27, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. "On the 27th meeting of National Development Council, I am going to raise the issue of mining with the...
  • No mining in Goa till environmental clearance obtained: SC December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court panel has ruled that no mining activity will be allowed in Goa until all environmental clearances are obtained by the state government. The order comes following an inquiry report by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) into the illegal iron-ore mining in the state. The Supreme Court...
  • Goa mining scam: action likely against 2 ex-CMs December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP-led Goa government, under pressure to act against those responsible for Goa's mega mining scandal, has said in a letter to a Supreme Court-appointed panel that it would be filing first information reports (FIRs) against former chief ministers Pratapsingh Rane and Digambar Kamat for their alleged complicity...
  • Govt suspends clearance of 90 Goa mines September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Environment has suspended the clearance of 90 mines in Goa. This comes after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar suspended the work in mines pending clearances. Earlier, Goa government had issued a notification asking all the 90 mines to suspend operations with immediate effect. The State Mines and...
  • Mining scam: No one will be spared, says Goa CM September 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Two former Congress Chief Ministers find themselves in the dock in Goa's mining scam. The Justice Shah commission has indicted the Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that no one would be spared. "I don't see any special...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 11, 2012

    Coal controller recommends de-allocation of Naveen Jindal's company. Former Goa CMs Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane face arrest. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Manohar Parrikar September 11, 2012

    The Goa government has stopped work at all 90 mines in the state till a complete review of the same is done. ...
  • News 360: No hike in fuel prices for now September 11, 2012

    Union Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy and Finance Minister P Chidambaram asked for a hike but the Congress said no. ...
  • Goa mining: Two former CMs may be arrested September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Two former Congress chief ministers of Goa find themselves in the dock in the mining scam with the Justice Shah Commission indicting the Digambar Kamat government for blatant misuse of power. FIRs are likely to be registered against Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane. According to the Justice Shah Commission...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 10, 2012

    Kudankulam protest claims its first life. Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has said that he will not apply for a bail. ...
  • Goa government bans mining till complete review September 11, 2012

    Panaji: The Goa government has decided to stop work at all mines in the state till a complete review of the same is done. Following the decision, all the 90 mines in the state are slated to stop work till the completion of the review. This decision has come after the...
  • Goa: Politicians-mining lobby nexus exposed October 11, 2011

    Panaji: The Goa PAC report which accused the Digambar Kamat-led government in the state of turning a blind eye to a multi-thousand crore mining scam fizzled due to a lack of consensus among all political parties. CNN-IBN has now found that one of the biggest alleged violators, Sesa Goa Ltd, makes...
  • BJP puts Goa mining scam at Rs 25,000 crore October 7, 2011

    Panaji: The BJP on Friday pegged Goa mining scam at Rs 25,000 crore, and claimed that the profits of the scam were being routed through companies in tax haven countries like Mauritius and Cayman Islands. BJP National Secretary Kirit Somaiya alleged at a press conference that "this is the biggest illegal...
  • Goa Speaker downplays PAC illegal mining report October 6, 2011

    Panaji: Goa Assembly Speaker Pratapsingh Rane on Thursday hinted that he might not take the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the mining scam seriously. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Rane said that it was only a draft report as Congress members had not signed it. "We are in a democracy so the majority...
  • Goa mining scam 'dirty money' funding Cong: BJP October 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Seeking the removal of Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat for his alleged involvement in the mining scam, BJP on Tuesday charged the "dirty money" from the scandal was being used to run the ruling party at the Centre and in that state. "BJP demands...
  • Ministry scraps green nod to Sesa Goa mines September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry on Wednesday cancelled the green clearance to Pirna Iron Ore Mines of Sesa Goa for suppressing information and faulty environment impact assessment. The Sesa Goa mines, owned by Vedanata Group, has already been in trouble for extracting iron ores beyond permissible limits. A statement issued by the...