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In Goa`s mining belt, poll season fails to enthuse voters

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 09:46

Mining belt in North Goa, which was once buzzing with activity, seems impervious to the high-octane election campaign steered by BJP and Congress as people are more concerned about resumption of mining which was their major source of livelihood.

BJP to review two reports on mining if voted to power: Parrikar

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 18:51

The BJP has assured to review two controversial reports related to the mining industry in Goa, which were approved by the UPA II government, if the party is voted to power.

Mining upto 27.5 mn tons sustainable in Goa: Committee

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 14:48

The Supreme Court-constituted monitoring committee has said Goa can sustain extraction of iron ore to the tune 27.5 million tons annually, but has recommended 20 million tons as the permissible limit.

Congress govt knew about mining scam: Ex-Goa minister

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 11:32

Former Goa minister Dayanand Narvekar has alleged that the then Congress-led government had knowledge about the illegal mining scam in the state, but preferred to keep mum on it.

Sesa Sterlite to move court on lay offs: Official

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 12:58

The company's lay off order was stalled by State and Union labour departments.

Mining scam: Goa CM defends delay in filing complaints

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:35

The Goa government has delayed filing complaints against those involved in the Rs 35,000-crore mining scandal because of the complicated nature of the scam, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

People hit by Goa mining ban blame AAP for their plight

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 15:10

A group of mining stakeholders Tuesday partially blamed AAP for the plight of those affected by closure of iron ore extraction activity in Goa, alleging that falsehood propagated by its leader Prashant Bhushan was costing them dear.

People hit by Goa mining ban blame AAP for their plight

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 14:29

A group of mining stakeholders on Tuesday partially blamed AAP for the plight of those affected by closure of iron ore extraction activity in Goa, alleging that falsehood propagated by its leader Prashant Bhushan was costing them dear.

Goa mining: SC grants month`s time to panel to submit report

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 23:34

The ban on mining of iron ore in Goa will continue as the Supreme Court on Monday extended the time by a month for submission of the report by the panel which was asked to suggest the annual cap on volume of iron ore to be extracted.

Goa mining firms rigged environment reports: Expert

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 16:37

Every environment impact assessment (EIA) report submitted by Goa`s mining companies to the central government is rigged, ecologist Madhav Gadgil said.

Goa CM Parrikar okay with auctioning of mining resources

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 14:39

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar agrees "in-principle" with auctioning the state`s mining resources but feels that proper systems needs to be in place to facilitate this.

Centre`s help sought to boost Goa economy after mining ban

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 18:22

The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has requested the central government to make special provisions to give a boost to the state economy in the wake of ban on mining.