Drops Plan To Set Up Project In Khunti-Gumla After Tribals Refused To Part With Land

ARCELORMITTAL has finally called it quits at Khunti-Gumla in Jharkhand where it had originally decided to set up a 12-mtpa greenfield steel project at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore. The MoU for the same was signed way back in 2005 and the site selected a year later.

Bokaro, March 14: Buoyed by the overwhelming response to contact programmes and health camps organised for the villagers of Jhumra hills, the CRPF and district administration yesterday convened a medical camp and janta durbar at Rehawan, about 135 kilometres from Bokaro steel city.

Tenughat dam is set to release 65,000 acre feet water in two phases to Bengal against its request for 75,000 acre feet to help feed dry irrigation canals in the neighbouring state.

Bokaro will soon boast a second steel plant.

Announcing this today at the end of his two-day visit to Bokaro, Union minister for steel Virbhadra Singh said Bokaro had 44,000 acres to spare and that would be used to set up a new plant in joint venture with a global player like Posco or some other reputed steel maker. A new power plant was also in the pipeline.

Bermo police have taken steps to check large-scale illegal mining of coal from abandoned mines in various parts of the sub-division.

- After years, winged visitors return to picnic spots of Tenughat and Jamunia dams

Nature lovers are thronging Bokaro

Ragpickers rummage through a waste heap in Bokaro on Monday. Picture by Pankaj Singh

Bokaro, Jan. 4: Bokaro civil surgeon Dr Pramod Kumar has issued fresh orders to private nursing homes in the district about safe disposal of biomedical waste.

With reference to the application dated 01.12.2009 of M/S Bokaro Steel Plant, B.S.City Bokaro for consent under Section 25/26 of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and that under section 21 of the Air (Prevention & control of Pollution) Act, 1981

ON AUGUST 8, a stretch of National Highway (NH)-33 caved in due to an underground coal fire. The road connects Ranchi in Jharkhand with Bihar

Over 40,000 children studying in 147 government-run schools in six blocks of the district aren

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