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SC notice to Goa on plea challenging renewal of mining leases

Renewal of 89 mining leases by Goa government has come under scanner with the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking response from the state and several mining companies on petitions challenging their renewal.

More mining cos gear up to begin iron ore extraction in Goa

Following Vedanta, three more mining companies have expressed their intent to resume iron ore extraction activity in the state, a mining exporters' body in Goa has said.

Govt wants mining to restart from October: Goa CM

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said the government will issue directions to mine operators in the state to resume operations.

Will have to study government affidavit first: Radha Timblo

Goan mining magnate Radha S. Timblo, who is among the three individuals accused by the Centre of stashing black money in Swiss banks, said that she needs to study the government`s affidavit to the apex court before commenting.

'Radha Timblo was operating mine on a Pakistani's behalf'

Goan mining magnate Radha S. Timblo, accused of stashing black money in a Swiss bank, was indicted by an apex court committee in 2012 for illegally operating a mining lease with a questionable power of attorney executed by a Pakistani national.

Goa govt initiates clearance of mining leases for operations

The state mines department has moved a file clearing ten mining leases, initiating a major step to resume mining operations halted for last two years in Goa.

ED issues notices to 16 companies in Goa mining scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to officials of 16 companies in connection with the multi-billion rupee illegal mining scam in Goa.

Mining is basic pillar of economy: Parrikar

In an oblique reference to judicial intervention in matters related to environment, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said only governments should decide on the economic trajectory of the nation.

Sesa Sterlite hopes to start Goa mining in 2nd half of fiscal

Metal and mining conglomerate Sesa Sterlite hopes to start mining in Goa in the second half of the current fiscal.

AAP appreciates Modi`s stand on mining in Goa

The AAP Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s remarks that iron ore from Goa`s mines should be utilized in India itself and not to be exported.

SC order on mining has vindicated my stand, says Parrikar

The chief minister said that the state government has already appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which has begun probing the illegal mining scam.

SC allows annual cap of 20 MT of iron ore mining in Goa

The Supreme Court Monday allowed an annual cap of 20 million tonnes of iron ore to be extracted in Goa which was banned by it in the state for nearly one-and- a-half years.

SC lifts ban on Goa mining, fixes annual cap at 20 MT

The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban on Goa mining and allowed an annual cap of 20 million tonnes of iron ore excavation, down from earlier 40 MT.

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

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.

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

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 CM Parrikar okay with auctioning of mining resources

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.

Tax relief on aviation turbine fuel once mining starts: Goa CM

The mining industry in the state has been facing temporary closure as the Supreme Court is hearing a petition against illegal ore extraction activity in the state.

Goa looks to earn Rs 1500-cr via e-auctioning of extracted ore

Parrikar told reporters last evening that nearly 11.48 million tonnes of extracted ore is lying unused at various jetties.

Goa mulling possibility of lifting suspension on mining

Goa government is contemplating the possibility of lifting the suspension order issued to all working mining leases in the state, top officials said.

Give Goa mining firms more time to repay loans: MP

Banks should stagger the recovery of loans which had been given to customers who were dependent on the now-banned mining activities in Goa, a Congress MP said Monday.