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ArcelorMittal scraps Rs 50,000 cr steel project in Odisha

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 19:54

The development comes just a day after South Korean steel major Posco pulled out of its Rs 30,000-crore steel mill in Karnataka.

Odisha close to finish land acquisition for Posco

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 19:11

"We require only 70 acre of land to reach the target of 2,700 acre of land for the purpose of Posco's mega steel plant in Dhinkia area," said Surjit Das, additional district magistrate (ADM) posted at Paradip.

Land clearing on in Posco site amidst protests

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 22:03

Paradip additional district magistrate Surjeet Das said a total of 15 betel vines were dismantled and 385 horticultural plants cut down during the day. "We also cleared a large chunk of kewda plantations by using excavators."

SC vacates stay on Posco, ask Centre to take call

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 11:38

The Supreme Court Friday set aside the Orissa High Court order which had quashed state government's petition to allot iron ore licence to South Korean steel major Posco in Khandadhar hills in Sundergarh district for a multi-crore steel plant.

Two firms show interest in NMDC's Rs 15K-Cr steel project

Last Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013, 19:48

"We have received two applications," a company official said, adding identities of the interested parties can not be disclosed at the moment.

Videocon hopeful of starting steel proj in Bengal by year-end

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 19:54

Videocon earlier planned to set up a Rs 15,000-crore steel-cum-power project at Jamuria near Asansol in the state.

Anti-posco women supporters go on dharna

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 20:29

They claimed that they feared a police crackdown after the end of the budget session in the assembly and that the presence of policemen was a cause of tension for women and girls at Gobindpur village.

Anti-Posco stir: Women protesters threaten to strip

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 09:46

A large number of women from all age group yesterday clashed with police and some stripped partially protesting the acquisition of land for the controversial Posco steel project.

Posco land takeover resumes in Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 18:01

Amid tension in proposed Posco plant area where three anti-project activists were killed last night while allegedly making bombs, Odisha government on Sunday resumed land acquisition for the mega steel project.

Govt plans to make Posco independent regulator

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 15:32

The government is working on plans to make Posco, which manages electricity grids in the country, an independent regulator to ensure stringent grid discipline.

Verma asks SAIL to fast-track expansion, unhappy over delays

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 20:47

Unhappy over delay in the Rs 70,000 crore modernisation programme of SAIL, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Wednesday asked the state-run PSU to fast-track expansion, saying the government could not compromise with capacity addition in the sector which was crucial to the country.

ArcelorMittal says "some progress" in Karnataka steel plant

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 17:37

ArcelorMittal on Saturday said it has been able to make some inroads for its proposed Rs 30,000 crore Karnataka steel project with the acquisition of a major part of the required land, but rued that the progress has been slow.