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  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved 4 days ago

    Death Valley (US): For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed...
  • PM condoles deaths at Bhilai plant, assures Raman Singh of assistance June 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled deaths due to gas leakage at Bhilai Steel Plant and assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all help for rescue and relief operations. "The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke to Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh this morning, and assured him of...
  • Bhilai gas tragedy: Casualty unlikely to go up, says SAIL June 13, 2014

    The number of casualties due to the leakage of poisonous gas in SAIL’s Bhilai Steel Plant is unlikely to go beyond six as all the people who were injured are now safe and out of danger, the company said on Friday. "Out of the persons who were brought to the hospital,...
  • Magisterial probe ordered into Bhilai gas tragedy June 13, 2014

    A magisterial probe has been ordered into the incident of leakage of poisonous gas at SAIL's Bhilai plant in which six people, including two Deputy General Managers, were killed and about 30 others injured. "A magisterial inquiry, headed by the Durg Additional District Magistrate, has been ordered into the incident," Durg...
  • India becomes net steel exporter after 6 years April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India became net steel exporter in 2013-14 after a gap of six years and is likely to maintain the momentum in 2014-15 as producers are looking to dock more overseas shipment to tide over subdued domestic consumption. Total steel exports by India during the last fiscal stood at 5.59...
  • Rashid Khan wins SAIL-SBI Open golf March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashid Khan of India claimed a play-off victory over Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman at the SAIL-SBI Open with a birdie on the first extra hole at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) here Saturday. The 23-year-old completed a memorable wire-to-wire victory at his home course, atoning for his heartbreaking play-off defeat...
  • Rashid, Mithun joint leaders after rain suspends SAIL Open February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Rashid Khan and Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka were joint leaders but were left stranded on the seventh and eighth hole respectively after torrential rain suspended the third day's play in the SAIL-SBI golf tournament here on Friday. Overnight leader, Rashid dropped a bogey at the fifth hole,...
  • Rashid Khan leads the field by four strokes in SAIL-SBI Open February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A double bogey threatened to spoil his card but Rashid Khan made a superb recovery as he scored a three-under 69 to lead the field by four strokes at the halfway stage of the SAIL-SBI Open at the Delhi Golf Course on Thursday. The 23-year-old Indian, who launched his...
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri aims to defend title at season-opening SAIL-SBI Open February 25, 2014

    Two-time defending champion Lahiri would be eyeing a hat-trick at the Asian Tour's season-opening SAIL-SBI Open which will tee off at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday. ...
  • Anirban aims to defend title at season-opening SAIL-SBI Open February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-time defending champion Anirban Lahiri would be eyeing a hat-trick at the Asian Tour's season-opening USD 300,000 SAIL-SBI Open which will tee off at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday. The 26-year-old golfer, who beat Thailand's Prom Meesawat and compatriot Rashid Khan in play-offs in 2012 and 2013...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth February 16, 2014

    Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd, on Saturday said it saw growth in production in three categories in April to January period in the current fiscal, enabling it to meet the yearly targets. The plant registered growth of 2.6 percent, 1.6 percent and...
  • SAIL chairman announces Rs 72 crore expansion plans, says difficult times are over January 20, 2014

    Steel Authority of India (SAIL) chairman Chandreshwar Verma on Sunday said the public sector's difficult days were over and it was on the path of growth. "The difficult days have ended for SAIL, whose future is bright," Verma said, adding the steel company has embarked upon an expansion project worth Rs...
  • Beni Prasad accuses Mulayam Singh of 'exploiting Yadav community' January 13, 2014

    Accusing Mulayam Singh Yadav of indulging in nepotism, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has said that his stint with Congress was better than the 30 years spent with the SP supremo. "Yadav is practicising nepotism and exploiting his own caste (Yadavs)," Verma while addressing a programme in Bahraich on Sunday."The last...
  • SAIL seeks final iron ore mine approvals from PMG November 17, 2013

    SAIL has knocked at the doors of the Prime Minister's Project Monitoring Group, set up to expedite approvals of stalled infrastructure proposals, seeking final forest and environment clearances for mining and capacity expansion at the Gua iron ore mines in Jharkhand. "We have approached them (the PMG) as stage-II (final) forest...
  • CBI intensifies probe into missing iron ore, big shots in the previous BJP govt shaken October 2, 2013

    Just as Lalu Prasad meets his nemesis 17 years after the fodder scam in Bihar, the CBI investigations into the case of the missing iron-ore in Karnataka is spreading jitters among Karnataka's high and mighty. Two MLAs have already been arrested, two others interrogated and bureaucrats too face the heat...
  • SAIL scouts for new iron ore mines in MP,Chhattisgarh,Odisha September 8, 2013

    State-owned SAIL is scouting for new iron ore mines in several states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Karnataka, as it is gearing up to increase its steel making capacity by up to 50 per cent to 21 million tonnes by this fiscal. "For ensuring regular supplies of iron ore, capacities...
  • Decision on wage revision for SAIL employees remain inconclusive August 24, 2013

    A meeting between SAIL management and workers' representatives to discuss issues related wage revision for non-executives ended inconclusive on Saturday. The meet that lasted nearly five hours failed to arrive at a decision, dashing hopes of 85,000 employees for an early resolution on revision of in basic pay and DA. Earlier,...
  • India's largest blast furnace starts operating at Rourkela Steel Plant August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Steel Authority of India (SAIL) on Saturday said the country's largest blast furnace has become operational at its Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). "With the start of the new state-of-the-art furnace, hot metal capacity at RSP will increase to 4.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from its present capacity...
  • IIT, 2 NIT students among 11 arrested for cheating in SAIL exam July 14, 2013

    Patna: Eleven youths, including an IITian and two NIT students, were arrested on Sunday for alleged irregularities in examination for recruitment in Steel Authority of India. Inspector General of Police (Operation) Amit Kumar said that examination was being arrested for graduate trainees in mechanical branch of SAIL. He said the gang had...
  • SAIL chairman hopeful about ICVL buying coal assets abroad June 9, 2013

    Kolkata: International Coal Ventures Ltd(ICVL), a consortium of leading steel and mining PSUs, has shortlisted four to five coking coal assets abroad for acquisition and could strike deals soon. "At least four to five good assets have been shortlisted. Countries are Australia, US and Mozambique," SAIL chairman CS Verma, who also...
  • Olympic Sailing champion dies in training accident May 10, 2013

    London: Britain's 2008 Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson was killed when his yacht capsized during a training session in the United States, his team said Friday. "The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened," CEO Paul Cayard said. Simpson, who won an Olympic gold in the Star class at the...
  • India's steel demand to grow 7-8 pc in 2013: SAIL April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Country's largest steel maker SAIL has said it expects the domestic demand for the metal to grow by 7-8 per cent in 2013, although prices may hover at the current level. "If you see the demand for the first four months of the current calendar year, year-on-year basis...
  • Lahiri, Bhullar confident as Asian Tour supremo sings praises March 26, 2013

    Chiangmai: As the Asian Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary, a new wave of exciting and talented youngsters are taking their place on the centrestage. Anirban Lahiri set the trend with a win at the SAIL-SBI Open and that was immediately followed by Gaganjeet Bhullar coming in second at the Avantha...
  • SAIL share sale: Government raises $279 million March 22, 2013

    Mumbai: India aided its bid to avoid a credit downgrade by raising $279 million from selling shares in state-run Steel Authority of India Ltd, but needed help from state investors to do so. The share sale on Friday is part of the government's divestment drive to help restrict the fiscal...
  • Govt lowers stake sale in SAIL to 5.8 pc from 10.82 pc March 22, 2013

    Mumbai: The government will sell 240.4 million shares, or a 5.82 per cent stake, in state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd through an auction on March 22, the steel ministry said on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, a panel of ministers had approved the sale of a 10.82 per cent stake...
  • Govt will continue with economic reforms: Chidambaram March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Undeterred by adverse political developments, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said there will be no let up in the government's efforts to continue with the economic reforms and he will go ahead with his meetings with foreign investors to persuade them to invest in India. ...
  • SAIL disinvestment approved, to hit market on March 22 March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial panel on Wednesday cleared a 10.82 per cent stake sale in steel major SAIL and decided that the issue will hit the markets on Friday, a top Finance Ministry official said on Wednesday. The Empowered Group of Ministers on Disinvestment, headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram, met...
  • CBI probing irregularities in SAIL's CSR program March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has initiated investigations in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in steel major SAIL's (Steel Authority of India) corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, Parliament was informed on Monday. "The CBI has since initiated investigation in two cases relating to irregularities in CSR activities...