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  • 'Mining ban to affect India's competitiveness in international market' - General News    (2018-03-17T18:30:00Z)
    The closure of iron ore mining in the state will affect India's competitiveness in the international market and rating in ease of doing business, the industry stakeholders today said. According to South Goa Truck Owners' Association President Prakash Raut Desai, the closure of mining leases in the state will hit the country's and Goa's economy, as in the absence of mining the revenue, which used to go to the Centre and state in the form of royalty and others, will stop. "This money was used by the state for development of the state, including infrastructure development. Now that the mining has come to a halt this money would not go to the state and Goa would be at disadvantage," Desai said here. According to the industry experts, the revenue, which also includes royalty, paid by the mining industry to the Centre and the state is around Rs 4,500 crore per annum at 20 million tonnes (MT) iron ore extraction cap, currently applicable in Goa. This 20 MT iron ore extraction cap is to be ...
  • 'Process to resolve mining crisis delayed due to CM's illness' - General News    (2018-03-17T18:30:00Z)
    Admitting that there was a delay in finding a solution to the mining crisis in Goa, the state BJP today said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had initiated a process to resolve the issue, but it got stuck due to his ill-health. BJP Goa unit chief Vinay Tendulkar and Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik said that Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who will be on a two-day visit to Goa from tomorrow, would try to find a solution to the problem. "We admit that there was a delay in finding a solution to the mining crisis because of CM's sudden health issues. On February 14, the chief minister had summoned the MPs and legislators from the mining belt. But on the same day his health deteriorated," Tendulkar said. Naik said, "It is unfortunate that Parrikar fell ill, due to which the entire issue went on the back-burner. But now, attempts are being made to find a solution to the crisis." Holding the BJP-led state government responsible for the crisis, people whose livelihood depends on
  • Turkey's Erdogan says Afrin city centre under 'total' control - General News    (2018-03-17T18:30:00Z)
    Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have taken "total" control of the centre of Afrin, a Kurdish-majority city in northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today. "Units of the Free Syrian Army, which are backed by Turkish armed forces, took control of the centre of Afrin this morning at 8:30 am (0530 GMT)," Erdogan said, adding that de-mining operations were under way. Taking Afrin has been the main objective of Turkey's operation Olive Branch, a deadly ground and air offensive launched on January 20 with the aim of ousting the People's Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia group. News of Afrin's capture was also confirmed by the Turkish military, which released a statement saying the city centre was "under control". "Search operations to locate mines and other explosives are under way," it said. "Now the Turkish flag will fly over there! The flag of the Free Syrian Army will fly over there!" said Erdogan who was speaking at a ceremony marking the battle to open the ...
  • Eerie silence in ore-rich Goa villages after SC mining order - General News    (2018-03-17T18:30:00Z)
    An eerie silence has descended on the villages in the iron ore-rich belt in Goa with the implementation of the Supreme Court order on closure of mines, which were abuzz with activities till three days back. The mining trucks, which used to criss-cross the region kicking up dust as they moved, are now parked along the roads, while the machinery is lying untouched near the entrance of the mining leases. The picture is now more or less same in every mining village. In the main market areas in these villages and towns, worried faces are now seen discussing the fate of the mining industry. The five-decade-old mining industry in the state came to a grinding halt from Friday with the Supreme Court order of a ban on iron ore extraction. The apex court had last month quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015. It had set March 15 deadline for the miners to manage their affairs. "This is going to be a major economic disaster as it ...
  • Goa's mining industry body warns of lay-offs; seeks govt clarity - General News    (2018-03-17T18:30:00Z)
    Goa's mining industry body GMOEA today sought clarity from the government on the commencement of mining operations in the state, warning that failure to do so could amount "harsh decisions", including layoffs in the sector. However, GMOEA--the body representing the mine owners in Goa- ruled out any immediate job losses in the mining sector on account of Supreme Court quashing the second renewal of iron ore mining leases in the state. "Companies are concerned and do not want to take any harsh decisions, including job layoffs and to ensure that it does not reach that point," Goa Mineral Ore Exporters' Association (GMOEA) President Ambar Timblo told PTI here. "The industry is eagerly awaiting clarity from the government as to how and when mining operations may commence," he said. As many as 88,000 to 89,000 workers are employed in the mining industry in Goa, Timblo said. "As companies, nobody wants to remove anybody as of now." Last month, the Supreme Court had quashed the second renewal
  • 'Electric car industry needs practical strategy' - General News    (2018-03-17T18:30:00Z)
    As the electric vehicle markets stand on the brink of explosive growth, governments and the industry must proceed with caution as they need practical strategy to manage this fast-growing segment, says a report. A number of governments and car makers have ambitious plans for electric vehicles, but car makers are facing challenges to secure supplies of raw materials used for battery production, the report by research organisation A TKearney Energy Transition Institute said. "Governments, mining companies, battery producers and carmakers need strategies for an industrial and technological energy transition to reduce CO2 emissions, based on solutions that are practical, safe and economically viable," said Richard Forrest, Chairman, A T Kearney Energy Transition Institute. According to the report, cobalt is in particularly short supply globally and reserves could be depleted completely by the time 300 million EVs are produced - a modest proportion compared to the 1.2 billion cars on roads
  • High demand for NTPC fly ash - Hindu: Diet & Nutrition    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Singareni Collieries is major consumer of the byproduct
  • High demand for NTPC fly ash - Hindu: Rx    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Singareni Collieries is major consumer of the byproduct
  • Town Built On Asbestos May Find New Life In By-Product Of Deadly Mineral - NDTV News - Top-stories    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    There's no running away from the past in Asbestos, Quebec.
  • HC directs Madurai bench registry not to entertain pleas by firm's directors - General News    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    The Madras High Court has directed the registry of its Madurai bench not to entertain any pleas moved by the directors of the Disc Assets Lead India Limited which is allegedly involved in a Rs 1,130 crore investment scam. The court also directed it to transfer all the existing cases connected with the scam to the principal bench. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose passed the order recently in view of allegations that the directors were trying to get away from the criminal cases registered against them by approaching the Madurai bench. The court had earlier said it found no ground to modify its order appointing a committee to settle dues of over 12 lakh depositors who had put more than Rs 1,137 crore with the firm for purchase of plots over 11 years ago. When the case came up, counsel for the committee informed the court that the directors were not cooperating with the probe and wanted it to summon them. Recording the submissions, the bench ...
  • Diesel thieves escape after ramming vehicle into C'garh cops - General News    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Two policemen were injured after they were hit by a vehicle driven by suspected diesel thieves in Chhattisgarhs Korba district, police said today. The incident took place yesterday night in the Dipka coal mine project area of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), Korba Additional Superintendent of Police Kirtan Rathore said. He said that a police team, acting on a tip-off, raided the Dipka mines area to apprehend diesel thieves. "While trying to stop the SUV in which the suspected diesel thieves were travelling, the two constables, Vipin Nayak and Kalesh Byar, were injured. The SUV hit them and the thieves managed to escape," he said. "The injured policemen were immediately rushed to the SECL hospital from where they were shifted to a private hospital. Their condition is now normal," the ASP said. The SUV was later found abandoned in Pali area here, he informed. A case has been registered in this connection and efforts are on to trace the absconding accused, he said.
  • Revival of confidence biggest achievement: Amarinder on one year of Cong govt - General News    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has said that "revival of confidence" across all sections of society was the biggest achievement of the Congress government in the past one year. He said the farm issues continued to remain the top priority of the government which also thrust on attracting investment, skill development and crop diversification, among other steps required to revive the economic growth. "Revival of confidence across all sections of the society is, in my opinion, the biggest achievement of my government during this one year. In the decade of the SAD-BJP misrule, people had lost all confidence and trust in governance, administrative and police functions. "We have restored their confidence by simply changing the way things are being done across every function of the government, be it policing or ease of doing business or employment generation or elimination of mafia and goonda raj," Amarinder said here recently when he was asked what was his government's biggest ...
  • Mining crisis: Goa BJP MLAs & partymen seek PM's intervention - General News    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Ahead of Union minister Nitin Gadkari's visit to Goa next week, the BJP today convened a meeting of its state legislators and office-bearers here to discuss the way out of the mining crisis. During the meeting, the party leaders sought the central government's intervention so that the mining industry resumes its operations once again. BJP national general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh chaired the meeting that was attended by the MLAs and office-bearers at the party office here. Gadkari is scheduled to visit Goa on March 20 to hold talks with the state government and the stakeholders over the mining crisis. "Of the 14 party legislators, 12 were present for the meeting. The issue of mining was discussed for almost three hours," BJP legislator Nilesh Cabral said. "We demand that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should intervene in the matter and resolve the crisis...During the meeting, all the legislators expressed their views and everyone is of the view that the mining
  • Mining crisis: Goa BJP MLAs, party leaders discuss way out - General News    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Ahead of Union minister Nitin Gadkari's visit to Goa next week, the BJP today convened a meeting of its legislators and office-bearers here to discuss the way out of the mining crisis. BJP national general secretary (organisations) B L Santhosh chaired the meeting that was attended by the party legislators and office-bearers at its office in Panaji. Gadkari is scheduled to visit Goa on March 20 to hold talks with the state government and the stakeholders over the mining crisis. According to party sources, a detailed discussion was held on the issue during today's meeting. The five-decade-old mining industry in Goa came to a standstill from yesterday with the Supreme Court ordering a ban on iron ore extraction. The apex court had quashed 88 mining leases in the state, stopping the fresh extraction of ore. "We are trying to work a way out of the current mining crisis, which has affected lakhs of people in the state. All possible efforts would be made to ensure that the ...
  • HC winds up Sagayam-led panel on illegal mining - General News    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    The Madras High Court has wound up the one-man commission appointed by it to probe into illegal granite mining activities in Madurai. A division bench of Justices T S Sivagnanam and G Jayachandran passed an order yesterday winding up the commission headed by IAS officer U Sagayam. The commission has already submitted its report to the high court. The Madras High Court had on September 11, 2014 ordered the appointment of former Madurai District Collector Sagayam as Special Officer/Legal Commissioner to conduct probe into all granite mining contracts and licences given to various private companies in Tamil Nadu and to find if there was any misuse. The high court also dismissed a plea moved by private mining firm PRP Granites, seeking to allow them to carry out mining in locations other than Madurai and to export granites. However, the court granted liberty to the petitioner to approach the authority concerned to prove their case and seek permission. The petitioner submitted that the ...
  • Third militant's body recovered in Srinagar - All News-IANS Stories    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Security forces on Saturday recovered the body of a third militant from a gunfight site on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
  • Cong stages walkout in MP House over regularisation of ‘swasthya karmis’ - Central Chronicle » Bhopal    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Agencies, Bhopal, The principal-opposition Congress today staged a walkout in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly being... more
  • Meghalaya is peaceful: Governor Ganga Prasad - The Assam Tribune    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Meghalaya is peaceful: Governor Ganga Prasad
  • Mizoram CM faces court summons - The Assam Tribune    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    Mizoram CM faces court summons
  • Illegal mining: T.N. recorded highest number of FIRs - Hindu: National    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    State accounts for almost half of the total number in country
  • HC relieves Sagayam from role of Legal Commissioner - Hindu: National    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    IAS officer has completed inspections, submitted report on illegal mining
  • Leases of 477 mines cancelled in State - Hindu: Hyderabad    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    New mining policy incorporating best practices in country soon, says K.T. Rama Rao
  • Red earth and fine dust - Hindu: Medicine & Research    (2018-03-15T18:30:00Z)
    With the Karnataka Assembly elections approaching, Ballari, the erstwhile hub of illegal mining and political stronghold of the Reddy brothers, is gearing up too. Mohit M. Rao reports on the political choices facing voters
  • Red earth and fine dust - Hindu: Diet & Nutrition    (2018-03-16T18:30:00Z)
    With the Karnataka Assembly elections approaching, Ballari, the erstwhile hub of illegal mining and political stronghold of the Reddy brothers, is gearing up too. Mohit M. Rao reports on the political choices facing voters
  • Govt to take scientific approach to regulating mining in Meghalaya - Meghalaya Times    (2018-03-15T18:30:00Z)
    Staff ReporterSHILLONG, March 16: Expressing the state government’s commitment to regulating mining activities in Meghalaya, Governor Ganga Prasad said that this will be done through a scientific approach which will protect the ecology, the environment and the interests of the people of the state.Delivering his address on the first day of the budget session here on Friday, the Governor said, “My government is serious on regulation of mining in the state by introducing scientific approach to protect ecology, environment and the interest of the people in accordance with the central mines and mining regulations, taking into account the special features of the state in respect of the land tenure system and local traditional practice of the people.”

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