Steel Plant

  • Bokaro scam: Paswan unfazed, BJP accuses UPA of misusing CBI 26-02-2014 06:49 PM

    LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday appeared unfazed over his name cropping up in the case of alleged illegalities in Bokaro plant recruitment process even as BJP rushed to his defence accusing UPA of misusing CBI to target him as it had done with its other opponents. Paswan, who...
  • Government to ensure non-interference in DPLR work of Bokaro Steel Plant 24-02-2014 04:58 PM

    Jharkhand government on Monday said it would ensure the Director, Project and Land Rehabilitation (DPLR) of Bokaro Steel Plant to function freely without interference by Bokaro district administration. Replying to a query from Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric) MLA Samresh Singh, Chief Minister Hemant Soren told the House that the government...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth 16-02-2014 12:41 PM

    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...
  • SAIL chairman announces Rs 72 crore expansion plans, says difficult times are over 20-01-2014 09:19 AM

    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...
  • Odisha: Posco steel plant, India's biggest FDI, gets environmental approval 10-01-2014 02:33 PM

    South Korean steel maker Posco has received environment clearance for its Rs 52,000 crore steel plant in Odisha, ending an eight-year wait for the project to get off the ground. "Yeah, I have cleared it," new Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi. "It (the approval) was given...
  • 1 killed,15 injured as fire breaks out at Bhushan Steel Plant 13-11-2013 03:43 PM

    One person died and at least 15 others were seriously injured when a fire broke out at Bhushan Steel Plantin Odisha's Dhenkanal district on Wednesday prompting the state government to order closure of the factory, police said. "We have received report of one person being killed and another sustaining above...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth 20-10-2013 09:04 PM

    Raipur:Bhilai Steel Plant said on Sunday that it grew 1.5 percent, 0.6 percent and 2.9 percent in hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production respectively from April to Sep 2013, over the corresponding period last year. Bhilai Steel Plant is the flagship unit of India's largest steelmaker in the...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: NTRO base to be operational by early next year 08-10-2013 04:57 PM

    The first base of the country's specialised technical snoop department NTRO will be made fully operational by early next year in Chhattisgarh to aid anti- Naxal operations and fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to help security forces track Maoist activities. The centre will come up at the Bhilai Steel Plant...
  • India's largest blast furnace starts operating at Rourkela Steel Plant 10-08-2013 06:26 PM

    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...
  • News briefs: 2-day science exhibition ends in Dhamtari 05-08-2013 11:48 PM

    The two-day Science Model Exhibition came to an endon Sunday. It wasorganised by the Inspire Award Yojna. About 594 models were displayed in the exhibition. A large number of students participated in the exhibition. The students showed their enthusiasm and excitement during the science exhibition. Raipur: Bird flu alert across...
  • TN: Man arrested for suspiciously roaming near guest house where Advani is to stay 30-07-2013 07:39 PM

    Salem: A 46-year old man was on Tuesday "secured" by police after he was found moving around in a suspicious manner near the Salem Steel Plant Guest house where senior BJP leader LK Advani is scheduled to stay during his visit here on August 1, police said. Mohammed Ali of...
  • ArcelorMittal scraps its Rs 50,000 crore steel plant project in Odisha 17-07-2013 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: In the biggest foreign investment pullout, world's largest steel maker ArcelorMittal has decided to scrap its Rs 50,000 crore steel plant in Odisha as it has not been able to acquire the requisite land and a captive iron ore mine. Company officials said this decision was based on...
  • Odisha: Left, PPSS demand scrapping of Posco plant 23-06-2013 07:30 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Demanding scrapping of Posco's proposed Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Odisha, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) along with left parties on Saturday observed Black Day as a mark of protest. While locals in Jagatsinghpur district held rallies and meetings at the proposed plant site near Paradip, left parties...
  • Telangana, demand for steel factory stall AP House proceedings 11-06-2013 12:26 PM

    Hyderabad: Telangana issue and the demand to set up a steel plant in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday disrupted the proceedings of the State Legislative Assembly here. TRS members trooped into the well of the House as soon as the session began for the day and raised slogans...
  • WB: JSW Steel puts Rs 35k cr steel project on hold 28-04-2013 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: JSW Steel has put on hold plans to set up a 10 million tonnes steel plant in West Bengal as it has not been able to secure long-term iron ore supplies for the Rs 35,000 crore project. "It is stalled right now, it's on hold. Unless we are...
  • Odisha Govt shifts top official over Posco clashes 17-12-2011 03:38 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Friday shifted a top official over the clashes near the Posco site in which one person was killed. Priyabrat Patnaik was transferred from the post of chairman-cum-managing director of the Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO), state chief secretary BK Patnaik told reporters. He has been posted...
  • One killed, 25 injured in clash over Posco road 14-12-2011 09:12 PM

    Paradip: A man was killed and 25 others were injured on Wednesday in a clash between anti-Posco brigade and a private contractor over construction of a coastal road linking the steel plant site near Paradip. Jagatsinghpur SP S Devadutt Singh said crude bombs and other weapons were used by the...
  • CBI raids JSW Steel plant, shares hit 2-year low 03-10-2011 05:12 PM

    Mumbai: JSW Steel, India's No 3 producer, said CBI visited its key plant in Karnataka on Monday morning to seek information regarding iron ore purchases, further hurting sentiment in the beleaguered company. JSW's shares, which have lost more than half their value this year, fell to a more than two-year...
  • Posco: Officials failing to persuade protesters 22-08-2011 07:04 PM

    Paradip: Fresh efforts by officials to persuade villagers to allow resumption of work at the proposed Posco plant site near here failed, paralysing project related activities for the seventh day on Monday. Discussions were held with residents of Nuagaon in a bid to persuade them to give up their protest...
  • Work at Posco site resumes after 10 days 05-07-2011 03:18 PM

    Paradip: Work at the proposed site for Posco's controversial Rs 52,000 crore steel project in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district resumed on Tuesday after remaining stalled since June 26. "Work in Gadakujanga and Nuagaon areas is going on today," Jagatsinghpur district collector N C Jena said. Felling of trees and clearing of...
  • Orissa govt claims no violation of law at Posco 23-06-2011 07:57 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Rejecting allegations of forcible land acquisition and violation of Forest Rights Acts at Posco's proposed plant site villages in Orissa, the state government on Thursday claimed that it was making progress at the ground level. "There is no violation of any law for the Posco project," Chief Secretary B...
  • 'Force vs Children' at the Posco zone 19-06-2011 10:46 AM

    Bhubaneswar: It is 'force versus children' in the battle for land to set up Posco's proposed mega steel project in Orissa's Jagatsinghpur district where the anti-displacement stir has entered the decisive phase. While a determined state government have accused the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS), a body spearheading agitation against...
  • No force used to acquire land for Posco: Naveen 13-06-2011 05:21 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Rubbishing allegations of forcible land acquisition for Posco project near Paradip, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said force was not used for the purpose as his government believed in "peaceful industrialisation". "I have often said that we believe in peaceful industrialisation," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters...
  • Forest clearance not for land acquisition: Ramesh 12-06-2011 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Amid protests by locals against land acquisition for Posco's steel plant in Orissa's Govindpur village, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday asked the state government not to use environmental clearance for the project as a "license for forcible acquisition of land". "The Posco steel-cum-power-cum-port project in Odisha was...
  • POSCO stand-off: kids used as human shields 11-06-2011 01:06 PM

    New Delhi: The stand-off between the Orissa government and villagers opposed to proposed POSCO steel plant has intensified. And in a first, it's women and children who are taking the lead in guarding their land from security forces who have moved into Orissa's Dhinkia village - the site of the...
  • Land acquisition for Posco resumes after 2 days 23-05-2011 02:50 PM

    Bhubaneswar: After a two day break, the Orissa government on Monday resumed the land acquisition process for the Rs 52,000 crore Posco mega steel plant in Jagatsinghpur district. "Land acquisition, which remained suspended on Saturday and yesterday, resumed peacefully today," Additional District Magistrate (Paradip) Sarojkant Choudhury said. Over a dozen...