Goa govt to provide aid to villages hit by mining closure

Goa government has decided to provide financial assistance to those village panchayats in the state that witnessed a drop in their revenues due to closure of mining industry around three years back.

Mining in Goa to resume in October: CM

Mining may resume in Goa in October after a gap of nearly three years, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the legislative assembly on Wednesday.

Illegal mining: ED conducts raids in Odisha

 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids at 10 places in Odisha in connection with illegal mining in the state.

Odisha govt approves reopening of seven more mines

 The Odisha government's inter-departmental committee on mining on Wednesday approved reopening of seven more mines as per provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015.

Opposition files charges against South Africa's deputy president

An opposition party has filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials for their alleged involvement in the police shooting deaths of 34 miners during labor unrest.

Goa seeks expedition of process to resume mining in state

 Goa on Friday asked the Centre to initiate steps to resume the process of mining in the mineral-rich state, which has been put on hold for over two years now.

Odisha govt targets to double OMC's mineral production by 2019

 The Odisha government on Saturday decided to enhance the production capacity of the Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to 20 million tonnes by 2019.

Nagaland keen on increasing revenue from mining

 Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Saturday met Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to deliberate on ways to increase the revenue of the Northeastern state from mining.

Still studying uranium project in Meghalaya: Minister

Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that his department was still studying the proposed mining of uranium ore in Meghalaya.

Illegal mining: Cop comes under attack, escapes with injuries

A police sub-inspector was injured when he jumped into a pit to save his life after an excavator illegally mining 'murum' allegedly made an attempt to mow him down at Sirmaur area, 45 km from the district headquarters.

Green cover in Odisha threatened by mining

Odisha's decision to open more mines is set to affect the green cover in the state further, environmentalists have warned.

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

Peruvian troops have been deployed to help maintain law and order after weeks of deadly protests about a controversial mining project in the country`s south, the government said Saturday.

18 mining leases extended, Odisha govt tells HC

Odisha government has decided to extend the lease validity period of 18 iron and manganese ore mines which were closed since May last year following a Supreme Court order.

NGT asks Centre to reply on mining in Doon Valley in Uttarakhand

 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea for stay on mining of minor minerals "carried out without approval" of authorities in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand.

NGT asks Centre to reply on mining in Doon Valley in U'khand

The National Green Tribunal Thursday sought the Centre's response on a plea for stay on mining of minor minerals "carried out without approval" of authorities in the Doon Valley in Uttarakhand.

`I am not a murderer`, says charged Turkey mine chief

The chief executive of the mine where 301 miners died in 2014 in Turkey`s deadliest industrial accident on Thursday insisted he was not a murderer and said he was still struggling to understand the causes of the tragedy.