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Russia says more than 1.5 thousand mines removed in Syria's Palmyra

Russian forces have helped remove more than 1.5 thousand mines in the Syrian city of Palmyra since it was taken from Islamic State militants by government forces in March, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.  

GVK Coal under debt burden of $885 million

GVK Coal Developers, which owns mines in Australia, is burdened with USD 885 million of debt, according to GVK group's annual report.

Japan`s Mitsubishi apologizes to US prisoners of war

Japan`s Mitsubishi apologizes to US prisoners of war

Japan`s Mitsubishi Materials made a landmark apology Sunday to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during World War II, seven decades after the conflict.

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.

Govt cancels one of 3 mines alloted for RPower's Sasan Project

The government has cancelled allocation of one of three coal blocks to Reliance Power's Sasan project in Madhya Pradesh.

Govt plans to set up 4 steel plants

Union Minister of Steel, Mines, Narendra Singh Tomar today said the government has planned to set up four steel plants in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha and Chhatisgarh.

Odisha lets 3 more mines to reopen

The Odisha government on Saturday decided to allow three more iron ore and manganese mines to resume operations after signing off fresh lease deeds.

NTPC to soon appoint MDOs to develop 5 re-alloted mines

State-owned NTPC will soon appoint firms to start production from five coal mines that were recently re-alloted to it.

Hind Copper to develop new mines in Chhattishgarh

Public sector firm Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) Friday said it has got approval from its board for a joint venture with Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation for developing new mines in the state.

Committee on Mines recommends opening of 26 closed mines

The inter-departmental committee on mines on Saturday recommended the Odisha government to allow opening of 26 mines that remained closed for over one year due to some reason or the other.

72 Iron ore mines in Goa can resume operations

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has issued an order revoking suspension of environmental clearances (ECs) to 72 iron ore mines in Goa, giving some boost to the coastal state's economy.

Cost of mining will go up: Miners on new Mines Bill

 The cost of mining is set to go up with the passage of the new mining bill that mandates miners to pay more for project affected people, according to industry officials.

Rajya Sabha passes Mines Bill

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015, seeking to introduce the system of auction of mines to enhance transparency in mineral allocations was passed in Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Coal bill may clear RS hurdle, mines bill to go back to LS

The crucial bill that provides for auctioning of coal may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle after a Select Committee endorsed it by majority, though some members dissented, but a bill relating to other minerals will have to go back to Lok Sabha because of an amendment suggested by another panel.

No dearth of iron ore in country: Govt

With 152 million tonne production against consumption of 111 MT in 2013-14, there is no dearth of iron ore in the country, the government Monday informed Parliament.

Elephants can 'sniff out' explosives

Elephants can 'sniff out' explosives

A new study has revealed that elephants have the ability to sniff out explosives using their keen sense of smell.

Govt to push for passage of bills to replace ordinances

The government will try to push for the passage of six bills to replace ordinances in the first half of the Budget Session of Parliament beginning February 23.

Mines Minister to listen to oral presentations on Mines Bill

 Trudging carefully with the mines bill, government will listen to views from those who desire to make oral presentations aimed at plugging gaps before bringing amendments to the existing law.

SC grants extension to Odisha to renew mining lease

The Supreme Court has granted a three-month extension to the Odisha government to clear the lease renewal applications of 18 mines which were asked to halt operations following a court order, an official said on Saturday.

Ministry drops licence requirement for ammonium nitrate explosives

In a move to help sectors like mining and construction, the central government on Thursday did away with the requirement for obtaining licences for the production of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) explosives, used for blasting in mines.