Sand mafia attack mining inspection team in Hoshangabad, cop hurt

A police constable was on Thursday injured when sand mafia attacked a mining inspection team after it seized tractor-trolleys allegedly carrying sand without valid documents near a village in the district.

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.

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.

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.

Turkey recovers 10 bodies of trapped miners

Turkish rescue workers have recovered 10 bodies of miners trapped by a flooding accident last month, with search efforts continuing for eight still missing, reports said on Wednesday.

Peru attacks illegal mining ahead of climate talks

Peru has sent 1,000 police into its southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining camps, just weeks before the country hosts global climate talks.

Odisha issues notices to 18 miners over lease renewal

The Odisha government has sent notices to 18 mines owners, including Tata Steel and Aditya Birla Group's Essel Mining, asking them to reply as to why their lease renewal applications should not be rejected.

Jayanthi Natarajan, Jairam Ramesh fought over mining clearance to Jindal Steel

Union Forest and Environment Minister in the UPA government, Jayanthi Natarajan had an epistolary "face-off" with her Cabinet colleague, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over allowing Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to conduct mining activities in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand.

Centre agrees in-principle to give aid to Goa for mining

The Centre has agreed in-principle to provide financial package to the Goa government to compensate revenue loss caused due to closure of the mining industry, following ban by the Supreme Court in 2012, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

CBI may examine Jayanthi Natarajan on environment clearances

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has banked on the MB Shah Commission report and its own secret inquiry into a list of nearly 350 files allegedly kept pending by former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan to lodge two preliminary enquiries on environmental clearances given for mining

Environmentalist demands ban on mining in Jharkhand hills

Noted environmentalist Kaushal Kishore Jaiswal Monday demanded an immediate ban on all mining activities in the hills and forest areas of Jharkhand to withstand effects of cyclones like Hudhud.

Landslide in China, 11 miners confirmed dead

All the 11 miners, who were buried in a rainstorm-triggered landslide in China's southwestern Chongqing muncipality, have been confirmed dead with the recovery of the last body, officials said.

Centre in favour of reopening closed mines in Odisha

 Pointing out that mining activities provide employemnt to a large number of people, Union Minister of State for Steel and Mines Vishnu Deo Sai today said the mines should not remain closed for long time as it hits the people around it.

Goa's mining belt takes austerity path during Ganesh festival

The markets in Goa's mining belt have lost the festive spirit as the 10-day long Ganesh festival, the biggest religious event in Konkan, is all to commence from Friday.

Families dependent on mining in Meghalaya unable to get food

An organisation for coal miners and owners has said families dependent on mining have been finding it difficult to get two square meals a day following the National Green Tribunal`s ban on mining in Meghalaya.

Mining to resume in Goa by year-end: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the mining industry will resume operations by this year-end, thereby restarting the economic activity in the iron ore rich belts of the state.

NGT upholds ban on coal mining in Meghalaya

Noting that right to life is far more significant than economic interest of a state or an individual, the National Green Tribunal has upheld its ban on coal mining in Meghalaya.

NHRC organises national conference on Silicosis

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) this year is organizing a day-long conference on Silicosis at the India International Centre here on July 25.

Mining is basic pillar of economy: Parrikar

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

Harish Rawat govt hand in glove with mining mafia, must step down: BJP

Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand today asked the Harish Rawat government to step down, accusing it of being "hand in glove" with the land and mining mafia.