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Govt mulling mining bill in Winter session to allow pvt players

Govt mulling mining bill in Winter session to allow pvt players

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:17

The Bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha in April 2000.

Australia rebukes mining tycoon over abusive attack on China

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:31

Treasurer Joe Hockey said the remarks aired on Australian television on Monday were "hugely damaging", noting that Palmer had benefited personally from doing business with China.

BHP Billiton annual net profit up 23.2% to $13.83 bn

BHP Billiton annual net profit up 23.2% to $13.83 bn

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:08

Global mining giant BHP Billiton posted a 23.2 percent jump in annual net profit to US$13.83 billion Tuesday, as spending cuts and productivity gains offset weaker commodity prices.

BHP to create new global metals and mining company

BHP to create new global metals and mining company

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:03

The company said the new entity, to be named NewCo, would have assets in five countries.

Mining to resume in Goa by year-end: Manohar Parrikar

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:09

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the mining industry will resume operations by this year-end, thereby restarting the economic activity in the iron ore rich belts of the state.

Rescue efforts on to save workers trapped in China coal mine

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 22:59

Rescuers are battling to save six coal miners trapped after a flood in a mine in central China`s Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei Province.

Mining industry seeks withdrawal of export duty

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 18:29

Mining industry officials on Thursday asked the Centre to withdraw the 10 percent export duty on heavy minerals and also the notification issued last month, saying it's already impacting the sector.

Australian state approves $2 billion rail line for Adani coal project

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:54

Indian conglomerate Adani Mining on Thursday won state approval to build a 300-km rail line for its USD 15 billion Carmichael coal mine project in Australia that will enable transportation of 100 million tonnes of coal a year after construction.

Mexico mine spills 500,000 gallons of cyanide

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 04:23

A mine in northern Mexico spilled over a half-million gallons of a cyanide solution used in heap-leach gold mining, after heavy rains caused a retaining pond to overflow.

New Afghan mining law paves way for SAIL-led steel consortium

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 16:02

Decks are almost clear for Indian steel makers' consortium AFISCO to initiate final negotiations with Afghanistan on a truncated Rs 7,000 crore investment plan following the passage of a new Mining Law in Kabul.

Rio Tinto more than doubles H1 net profit to $4.4 bn

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 12:47

Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto said Thursday it more than doubled its first-half net profit to US$4.4 billion, as it continued a cost-cutting programme and wound back its net debt.

Villagers hail order banning coal mining in Meghalaya

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 10:54

Villagers living downstream of Myntdu river along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya`s Jaintia Hills district have welcomed the National Green Tribunal order banning coal mining in the entire state.