Odisha welcomes royalty revision, seeks arrears since 2012

Welcoming the Centre`s decision of revising mineral royalty, the Odisha government demanded arrears for the state.

CEC team inspects mines in Keonjhar district

A day after reaching Barbil in Odisha`s mineral rich Keonjhar district, a four- member team of SC-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) today inspected some iron ore mines to look into allegations of illegal operations.

Rajasthan govt plans joint campaign to rein in illegal miners

A month-long joint campaign will be launched to check the illegal mining menace in Rajasthan from February 3.

China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015

China has pledged to shut down at least 2,000 small coal mines by the end of 2015 as it tries to improve safety standards in its deadly industry.

`Karnataka mines will take at least 2 yrs to be operational`

Iron ore mining in Karnataka will take a minimum of two years to become fully operational after the Supreme Court verdict allowed resumption of mining at category-A & B mines in the state, an industry official has said.

Congress accuses Goa govt of `backdoor legalisation` of mines

Goa unit of Congress on Friday termed stamp duty collection by the state government as "backdoor legalisation of mines".

Oppn corners Gehlot over favouritism charges in allotting mines

Opposition BJP on Thursday again tried to corner Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the Assembly over the allegations of favouring his relatives in allotment of mines and demanded a House committee to probe the matter.

China to shut 5,000 non-coal mines over security

China`s hundreds of thousands of non-coal mines, most of which are operated at a small scale with poor safety conditions, are major targets of work safety campaigns.

Odisha slaps Rs 67,900-cr fine on mines for excess production

The Odisha government said it has imposed Rs 67,900 crore penalty on 103 mines for excess production of iron ore, but denied any mining scam while blaming the Indian Bureau of Mines for its failure to detect the irregularities.

MoEF suspends clearance of 93 mining leases in Goa

MoEF suspended the environment clearances of all the 93 mining leases in Goa asking the mine owners to submit the relevant documents.

Tight security for Goa Mines Department

Shah Commission has indicted former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat for not acting against "illegalities" in Goa`s mining sector.

200 miners stuck in West Bengal mines rescued

Two hundred miners trapped in West Bengal coal mines have been evacuated, while efforts are going on to rescue 65 others stuck in Jharkhand mines.

`Centre should bother more about safety of mines`

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday criticised the Centre saying it was "bothering more about the iron ore dumps, than the safety of mines".

Goa govt to inspect mines ahead of monsoon

Goa government has asked the
district administration officials to begin monitoring the mining sites from the safety angle ahead of the monsoon.

‘India keen to acquire uranium mines in Australia’

Australia exports uranium to China, Japan,
Taiwan and the United States. However, it had declined sale to India citing a policy.

CBI team visits Reddy mines in Bellary district

A CBI team on Friday visited two
mining companies in Ramghad area in Sandur taluk in connection
with its ongoing probe into illegal mining in Karn`ka.

Goa plans to revive 60 mines in sanctuary

The Congress-led Goa government has given a controversial lease of life to more than 60 non-operational mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, leaving environmentalists angry.

Nineteen mines located near Goa`s biggest reservoir: Kamat

As many as 19 mines are located within half a kilometre of the Selaulim major reservoir, which accounts for water supply to nearly half of Goa, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat told the state Assembly on Tuesday.

Massive fire along LoC, 35 mines explode, none hurt

Over 35 mines exploded as a major
fire broke out in the forest area along the Line of Control in
Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district but there was no loss of
life or damage to property.

Receding flood water raises threat of unexploded mines in SL

The receding flood waters in
eastern Sri Lanka are posing a new threat of unexploded mines
planted during the war with the LTTE as they may have shifted
during recent floods, officials said.