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.

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.

Goa CM Parsekar allocates portfolios

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday allocated portfolios to his ministers.

Odisha welcomes royalty revision, seeks arrears since 2012

Welcoming the Centre`s decision of revising mineral royalty, the Odisha government demanded arrears for the state.

CEC team inspects mines in Keonjhar district

A day after reaching Barbil in Odisha`s mineral rich Keonjhar district, a four- member team of SC-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) today inspected some iron ore mines to look into allegations of illegal operations.

Rajasthan govt plans joint campaign to rein in illegal miners

A month-long joint campaign will be launched to check the illegal mining menace in Rajasthan from February 3.

China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015

China has pledged to shut down at least 2,000 small coal mines by the end of 2015 as it tries to improve safety standards in its deadly industry.

`Karnataka mines will take at least 2 yrs to be operational`

Iron ore mining in Karnataka will take a minimum of two years to become fully operational after the Supreme Court verdict allowed resumption of mining at category-A & B mines in the state, an industry official has said.

Congress accuses Goa govt of `backdoor legalisation` of mines

Goa unit of Congress on Friday termed stamp duty collection by the state government as "backdoor legalisation of mines".

Oppn corners Gehlot over favouritism charges in allotting mines

Opposition BJP on Thursday again tried to corner Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in the Assembly over the allegations of favouring his relatives in allotment of mines and demanded a House committee to probe the matter.

China to shut 5,000 non-coal mines over security

China`s hundreds of thousands of non-coal mines, most of which are operated at a small scale with poor safety conditions, are major targets of work safety campaigns.

Odisha slaps Rs 67,900-cr fine on mines for excess production

The Odisha government said it has imposed Rs 67,900 crore penalty on 103 mines for excess production of iron ore, but denied any mining scam while blaming the Indian Bureau of Mines for its failure to detect the irregularities.

MoEF suspends clearance of 93 mining leases in Goa

MoEF suspended the environment clearances of all the 93 mining leases in Goa asking the mine owners to submit the relevant documents.

Tight security for Goa Mines Department

Shah Commission has indicted former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat for not acting against "illegalities" in Goa`s mining sector.

200 miners stuck in West Bengal mines rescued

Two hundred miners trapped in West Bengal coal mines have been evacuated, while efforts are going on to rescue 65 others stuck in Jharkhand mines.

`Centre should bother more about safety of mines`

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday criticised the Centre saying it was "bothering more about the iron ore dumps, than the safety of mines".