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UP polls: Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party releases list of 191 candidates, Shivpal Yadav gets ticket

UP polls: Akhilesh-led Samajwadi Party releases list of 191 candidates, Shivpal Yadav gets ticket

Samajwadi Party headed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday released the first list of 192 candidates for the upcoming UP Assembly Elections 2017.

Congress' Beni Prasad Verma rides 'bicycle' again, joins Mulayam's Samajwadi Party

Congress' Beni Prasad Verma rides 'bicycle' again, joins Mulayam's Samajwadi Party

Beni Prasad Verma has been a long time friend of Mulayam but had criticised the SP patriarch several times in past after switching sides to Congress.

SAIL to invest Rs 1.5 lkh-cr to up capacity to 50 mt by 2025

"SAIL has formulated its vision document. We intend to ramp up our capacity to 50 mtpa by 2025.

SAIL adopts four-pronged strategy to save Rs 5,000 cr in 3 yrs

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has adopted a four-pronged cost optimisation strategy aimed at saving Rs 5,000 crore in next three years as it battles the dual challenge of high production cost and lower realisation.

Lower price, outdated technology hit SAIL's profit: Verma

Sharp decline in steel prices, high operation cost and old and outdated technology are the primary reasons for lower profit of SAIL, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said Thursday.

Recession, business concerns behind Arcelor, Posco exit: Beni

Recession in the global steel market coupled with "business concerns" may have driven steel giants ArcelorMittal and Posco to resort to scrapping their Indian projects worth USD 18 billion, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said Sunday, breaking silence on their pullout.

'India attains highest growth rate in Apr-Nov steel output'

Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Thursday congratulated the domestic steel industry on being the number one in terms of growth rate in production among top ten producing countries.

Tata Steel's new Coke Oven Battery commissioned

Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Friday commissioned Tata Steel's new Coke Oven Battery no.10 and By-Product Plant at its Jamshedpur facility.

Steel Min advises NMDC to rope in RINL for Chhattisgarh plant

Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Tuesday advised NMDC to rope in Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) as a partner for its upcoming 3 million tonnes steel plant in Chhattisgarh as the state-owned iron ore miner does not have "expertise in steel making".

NMDC Q2 output, sales down 23%; asked to expedite expansion

Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Tuesday asked NMDC to expedite expansion plans as the state- owned iron ore miner reported about 23 percent dip in both production and sales for the July-September quarter.

SteelMin pulls up SAIL, RINL for unsatisfactory performances

"I am not satisfied with the performances of SAIL and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL). Their modernisation and expansion plans are delayed," Verma said here after reviewing the half yearly performance of RINL.

Inflation is good, it’ll help farmers: Beni Prasad Verma

"Dal, atta, rice and vegetables have become expensive. The more the prices, the better it is for farmers. I am happy with this inflation," the Union Steel Minister told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.

Decision on SAIL FPO deferred as Minister not in town

The Steel Minister is in Tokyo on an official tour and could not attend the Cabinet meeting.

Steel Min asks MOIL to increase production

In view of subdued production last fiscal, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Tuesday directed state-run manganese ore producer MOIL to initiate steps for increasing output and diversify into value-added products.

Stop maligning India, Steel Minister asks L N Mittal

ArcelorMittal is waiting for six years to implement its USD 30 billion projects mostly in Orissa and Jharkhand states.

Verma asks SAIL to step up domestic coal consumption

To reduce SAIL's dependency on imported coal, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday asked the PSU to adopt a three-pronged strategy of increasing consumption of indigenous fuel, developing blocks alloted to it and fast-tracking steps to acquire mines abroad.

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

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.

SAIL output fell due to delay in modernisation plan: Minister

Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday said public sector behemoth Steel Authority of India (SAIL) could have fared better if it had completed its modernisation programme on time.

MoEF panel refuses clearance to SAIL's 3 iron ore mines

The mines, Jhillingburu-I, Jhillingburu-II and Topailore, are located in Gua iron ore reserves and are estimated to hold 82,812.6 million tonne of deposits.