Mining will begin in two-three months, says Goa CM

Goa's multi-million dollar iron ore mining industry will be operational within "two to three months", Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Friday after conducting his first cabinet meeting.

Goa announces e-auctioning of 19 lakh metric tonne of iron ore

Goa Mines and Geology Department has put 19 lakh metric tonne of iron ore on the block through e-auctioning, to be held on November 6 and 7.

Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets.

Goa seeks reversal of proposed hike in iron ore royalty rates

The Goa government will demand a rollback of hike in royalty rates of low grade iron ore proposed by Centre, saying profit margins of mining industry have shrunken due to a steady fall in international prices since 2011.

Parrikar against e-auction of iron ore, favours open tendering

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he does not favour e-auctioning of iron ore as it burdens the state government with providing logistic support to buyers, who bid for the raw material.

Culprits in mining cases to be prosecuted by June: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the prosecution of those involved in cases related to illegal mining, including the former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, will start in June.

Digvijay Singh alleges under-pricing of iron ore in Goa e-auction

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh alleged under-pricing of iron ore by companies during the e-auctioning held recently under the watch of a monitoring committee appointed by the Supreme Court.

Iron ore to be e-auctioned in Goa on Monday

Eleven companies will vie for half a million tonnes of iron ore in the first phase of the e-auction to be held in the state on Monday.

Expert committee suggests 20 mn ton iron ore mining in Goa

In a major set back for the iron ore mining industry, the Supreme Court appointed expert committee has opined that only 20 million tons of the metal ore should be allowed to be mined in Goa, as against the current extraction of 53 million tons.

Goa govt issues notification on e-auctioning of iron ore

The Goa government has set in motion the process to e-auction around 15 million metric tonne of iron ore currently stacked at jetties, leases, stock-yards and beneficiation plants across the state`s mining belt.

Kerala orders probe into iron ore mining approval

Kerala Wednesday ordered a vigilance probe into the previous Left government`s decision to give approval" for iron ore mining in state`s Kozhikode district to a company based in Karnataka`s Bellary.

3.9 MT ore found without documents: Goa tells SC

The Goa government has told the Supreme Court that 3.9 million metric tonnes iron ore out of the total 15 MMT lying in the state has been found without proper documentation, raising suspicion that it might have been extracted illegally.

CBI arrests Karnataka BJP MLA in iron ore export scam

BJP MLA and former minister Anand Singh was arrested by CBI at the international airport on Thursday.

Karnataka, CBI Court rejects BJP MLA`s anticipatory bail plea

The CBI Special Court on Monday rejected BJP MLA and former minister Anand Singh`s anticipatory bail plea in a case relating to alleged illegal export of iron ore from Belikeri port in Karnataka.

Iron ore transportation resumes at Odisha mine

Transportation of iron ore by road resumed at a state-run mine in Odisha, five months after it was stopped over law and order problems.

Congress demands CBI probe into alleged iron ore loot

Congress demanded a CBI probe into alleged loot of iron ore worth Rs 2,000 crore in Uliburu area of Keonjhar district.

Khandeparkar panel to delve deeper into illegal mining in Goa

The Goa government-appointed Justice RMS Khandeparkar committee on illegal mining has decided to probe further the illicit tapping of iron ore in Goa.

Goa govt probing violation of SC order on iron ore transport

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Tuesday said the government is probing alleged violation of Supreme Court order banning transportation of iron ore in the state.

CBI conducts searches at iron ore stockyard

It is believed about 50.79 lakh metric tons of iron ore was transported into Belikere port in Karwar from Hospet, Sandur and Bellary during 2009 and 2010.

`Australia risks becoming another Greece, Spain’

The world`s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has warned that Australia could become another ‘Greece, Spain or Portugal’ unless it cuts government debt.