Steel

  • Explosive materials found in scrap containers at Jaipur's Kanakpura railway station July 20, 2014

    Explosive materials used for military purposes have been found in few containers of scrap at Kanakpura station in Jaipur, police said. "The containers came from Angola in southern Africa through a Singapore-based company Sunagro International and were found during a check at the station from July 1 to July 15," Investigating...
  • Sunil Narine bowls the first maiden Super Over of Twenty20 cricket July 18, 2014

    West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has created history by becoming the first bowler in the history of T20 cricket to bowl a maiden Super Over - a feat he achieved in the Caribbean Premier League on Thursday. The game between Red Steel and Guyana Amazon Warriors culminated in tied scores at...
  • Budget 2014: Import duty on stainless steel up 7.5 per cent July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to domestic stainless steel industry, reeling under severe under-utilisation of capacity, the government today increased import duty on flat-rolled products from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent. Presenting his maiden Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said this was done to provide an impetus...
  • US says Indian steel threaded rod being dumped, subsidised July 8, 2014

    Washington: The US department of commerce on Monday said that imports of steel threaded rod from India have been dumped and subsidised. Such a determination by the Commerce Department paves the way for imposing anti-dumping duty by the United States in Indian steel threaded rod by International Trade Commission - an...
  • Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in UK's South Wales July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel TISC.NS said on Tuesday it will cut about 400 jobs at its Port Talbot plant in South Wales, around 10 percent of the workforce, as it looks to reduce costs in order to compete more strongly in the EU's manufacturing industry. Dealing a blow to the UK government's...
  • 'Steel sector needs Rs 12 lakh cr investment by 2030, Jharkhand to be focus area' June 27, 2014

    Investments of around Rs 12 lakh core would be required in steel sector by 2030 to treble the country's installed capacity to 300 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), Prime Minister Narendra Modi was informed on Friday. In a presentation to Modi, Steel Secretary G Mohan Kumar also said eastern states such...
  • Will Scoot McNairy be the Nightwing in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'? June 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Scoot McNairy has reportedly landed a role in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' sequel- 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'. The actor, who has starred in films like 'Argo' and '12 Years a Slave', is rumoured to play Nightwing in the film, reported Ace Showbiz. In the comics, Nightwing...
  • Rail freight hike may push up steel prices by Rs 600 a tonne June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Steel prices may go up by upto Rs 600 a tonne on account of 6.5 per cent increase in rail freight charges as steel makers will have to shell out more on transportation of key raw material iron ore as well as finished products. "The margins of steel makers...
  • Industries fail to meet tree plantation target set by government June 17, 2014

    Several industries, including PSUs, have failed to meet their target of tree plantation across the state set by the Chhattisgarh government. "During a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh in Raipur in the new Mantralaya on Monday, he expressed unhappiness over several industrial houses having failed to fulfill their target...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant gas leak tragedy: Four out of 8 injured discharged from the hospital June 14, 2014

    All but four employees who took ill after the leakage of poisonous gas at the Bhilai Steel Plant have been discharged from hospital, the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) said on Saturday in a statement. The condition of the four employees, who had been taken to hospital with 26 others following...
  • Four more employees fall ill at Bhilai steel plant June 13, 2014

    A magisterial probe has been ordered into Thursday’s leakage of toxic gas at SAIL's steel plant In Bhilai that left six persons dead, even as four other employees, working in a different section, reported sick on Friday. Four employees were on Friday admitted to Jawahar Lal NehruHospital and Research Centre after they...
  • 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,...
  • Chhattisgarh: Gas leak at Bhilai steel plant, 6 dead, 35 others affected June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Six persons, including two Deputy General Managers, were killed and 35 others were affected after a poisonous gas leaked at Steel Authority of India's Bhilai Plant in Durg district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday. Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has sought a report on the mishap and is likely to...
  • Gas leak at Bhilai steel plant kills five, 35 others affected June 12, 2014

    Bhilai: In a tragic incident, the leakage of poisonous gas at Bhilai steel plant's water system killed at least five people on Thursday evening. Inspector General of Police (Durg Range) Pradeep Gupta said five persons, including two DGMs, were killed and 35 others injured in the incident. All the affected...
  • Tata Steel observes World Environment day June 5, 2014

    Tata Steel on Thursday organized various activities supporting to mark the World Environment Day. The company has organized a string of activities across its divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth, according to Tata Steel press release. The celebration of World Environment Day spanned across its divisions...
  • Fed up of wife's medical treatment, elderly man kills her, then commits suicide June 3, 2014

    A 72-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after giving poison to his ailing wife in Bagunhatu locality in Jamshedpur, police said on Tuesday. Lakhinder Mukhi, a retired Tata Steel employee, hanged himself after making his wife, Sabitri, who was seriously ill for several months, consume Phenyle last evening, police said. Police recovered...
  • Tata Steel bags best Indian steel company award May 29, 2014

    Tata Steel has bagged the award for the best Indian steel company by US-based research firm Dun ~~amp;amp; Bradstreet (D~~amp;amp;B). The award was given by D~~amp;amp;B post inclusion of Tata Steel in their publication 'India's Top 500 Companies 2014' and on the basis of excelling on various business and social parameters,...
  • Leopard cub dies of suffocation in Tata Steel Zoological Society May 23, 2014

    In a tragic incident, a male leopard cub, Bobby, died on Friday due to suffocation in Tata Steel Zoological Society in Jamshedpur on Friday, a Zoo official said. Bobby breathed his last around 4 PM because of sudden choking of throat due to a piece of meat, said Rajnish Kumar, a member...
  • Tata Steel donates Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat May 22, 2014

    Tata Steel on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to Subarnarekha Burning Ghat, a non-profit organization providing funeral facility for the residents of the steel city. Aimed at upgradation of the existing anti-pollution units, the private steel major already donated Rs 49 lakh towards installation of third Electric Furnace...
  • NMDC to go solo for maiden steel plant in Chhattisgarh May 14, 2014

    State-run iron ore miner NMDC Ltd has shelved plan of inducting a partner for its Rs 15,525- crore maiden steel venture and is going ahead solo by employing people with expertise to run a steel mill. "At the moment, there is nothing. My intention is to run the plant on our...
  • Jindal brothers in rival talks to save Lucchini: Reports May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Billionaire brothers, Naveen and Sajjan Jindal, could be the answer Pope Francis is looking for. Their companies, Jindal Steel and Power and JSW Steel, are in competing talks to buy parts of insolvent Italian steelmaker Lucchini, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Pope Francis earlier this month...
  • Chhattisgarh's activist Ramesh Agrawal wins an international prize for fight against coal mining April 30, 2014

    Environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal, who helped villagers stop a massive coal mining project, is among six people around the world to be awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize, the organisation said. The annual prize honours outstanding grassroots environmentalists for their sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment,...
  • Indian man confronts mining industry, wins Goldman Environmental prize April 28, 2014

    The man walked into Ramesh Agrawal's tiny Internet cafe, pulled out a pistol and hissed, "You talk too much." Then he fired two bullets i nto Agrawal's left leg and fled on a motorcycle. The 2012 attack came three months after Agrawal won a court case that blocked a major Indian...
  • Centre asks state government to expedite decision on mine lease to Visa Steel April 27, 2014

    The Centre has asked Chhattisgarh government to expedite decision in the matter related to grant of iron ore lease to special steel maker Visa Steel. The direction comes in the wake of a high-level meeting chaired by Steel Secretary G Mohan Kumar to address bottlenecks impeding steel sector projects. Visa Steel plans...
  • First batch of Tata Steel-run ITI secures placements April 21, 2014

    The first batch of 14 students, post successful completion of one-year course on mason training at the Tata Steel-run ITI, Tamar, near Ranchi, has secured placements in various companies from across Jharkhand including Ranchi. According to a company release, the placement package ranges from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,800 per month. The...
  • 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...
  • Tata Steel produces record hot metal, crude steel in FY14 April 1, 2014

    Tata Steel in 2013-14 has achieved a record production of Hot Metal and Crude Steel as well as saleable steel, a senior official of the company said on Tuesday. The Hot Metal and Crude Steel production of 9.90 million tonnes (MT), up 11.74 per cent year-on-year and 9.15 MT, up 12.55...
  • JPL commissions 600 MW unit in Raigarh April 1, 2014

    Jindal Power Limited (JPL), a company promoted by Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), has successfully commissioned the second unit of its 4x600 MW expansion project in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district, a release said on Monday. The plant at Tamnar is the country's first mega power project in the independent power plantcategory,...
  • Coal blocks scam: CBI chargesheet against Congress MP Vijay Darda March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against party's Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in the coal block allocation case. Darda along with the others has been named for criminal conspiracy and cheating in the chargesheet. CBI has said that Darda...