Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko on Tuesday strongly pleaded in the Supreme Court for a permanent closure of the copper smelting plant of Sterlite Industries at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

He made this submission before a Bench of Justices A.K. Patnaik and H.L. Gokhale, hearing an appeal filed by Sterlite Industries against a Madras High Court judgment directing closure of the plant. The Court in October 2010 had stayed the judgment and is now in the process of final hearing of the case.

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India has joined the race to explore and develop deep-sea mining for rare earth elements — further complicating the geopolitics surrounding untapped sources of valuable minerals beneath the oceans

Government approves world's first commercial deep-sea mining project despite vehement objections over threat to marine life

Beijing A multi-metal mine in resource-rich Tibet has been found to have the potential to be one of the world's 50 biggest mines of its kind that could generate an annual product value of USD 712 million from 2015.

The mine located in the birthplace of Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo about 68 kms from provincial capital Lhasa may become the country's biggest copper town in 10 years, Jiang Liangyou an official of Tibet Huatailong Mining Development said.

Mumbai London Stock Exchange-listed Vedanta Resources moved a step ahead to merge its Indian subsidiaries to create a diversified mining and metals group.

Large stretches of salmon-spawning streams and thousands of acres of wetlands would be wiped out if a large-scale mining project were to be built in southwestern Alaska's copper-rich Bristol Bay re

Large stretches of salmon-spawning streams and thousands of acres of wetlands would be wiped out if a large-scale mining project were to be built in southwestern Alaska's copper-rich Bristol Bay re

Chile's Supreme Court suspended a key permit for Canadian miner Goldcorp Inc's El Morro copper-gold project, the latest setback for the controversial project and one of the biggest legal blows to a

A consortium of four state-owned Indian companies - SAIL, Nalco, Hindustan Copper and Mineral Exploration Corp - has been shortlisted to invest in new gold and copper deposits in Afghanistan.

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