Apex court on Tuesday proposed the parties involved in Reko Diq case to handle the matter of mining lease of the contract with mutual consent and inform the court on Wednesday (today).

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing identical constitutional petitions filed by Advocate Supreme Court M Tariq Asad, Maulana Abdul Haque Baloch, Dr Ismail Buledi, A

The history of development of natural resources in Afghanistan has been fraught with international intrigue for several centuries. At the present time a future in Afghanistan without a continuation of multinational competition does not look likely, although the stakes may seem to have increased.

For almost 2,000 years a monastery has perched on a rocky outcrop amid the khaki moonscape of Aynak in Afghanistan. In its heyday a pair of mighty turrets towered over an affluent community of monks who exploited local copper deposits and built beautiful places of worship.

Huge deposits of minerals of precious Platinum Group of Elements (PGE) such as platinum, palladium and nickel have been found in Davangere and Uttar Kannada districts of Karnataka, a Union Mines Ministry statement said on Tuesday.

The PGE ore was found in Hanumalapura, Tavaregere, Mesanikere and Magyathahalli in Davangere district and Kaiga, Mothimakki, Biroligudda and Suryakalyanigudda areas i

Company has plans to double smelting capacity at Tuticorin plant.

The shutdown of Sterlite Industries' Tuticorin plant may impact supply particularly in the domestic markets where the demand has peaked on the back of largescale power projects.

Globally, copper prices are on the upswing due to lower inventory on the London Metal Exchange.

Zijin Mining Group Co. said Wednesday that a pool designed to contain hazardous runoff from a tin mine collapsed due to heavy rains. Rain has presented surprisingly big challenges this year for Zijin, one of China’s largest mining groups and a company that boasts its technological prowess, even in harsh conditions like the permafrost of Tibet.

HINDUSTAN COPPER is in talks with the Karnataka-based Hutti Gold Mines to form a JV for reviving copper mining activities, which were were abandoned by the state PSU almost a decade ago.

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Prasun Chatterjee, an Indian environmental engineering student whose research has contributed to a new way of detecting toxic lead and copper in water, has won one of the highest US research honours.

Collection and treatment of waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is regulated in the European Union by the WEEE Directive. Producers are responsible for take-back and recycling of discarded equipment. Valuable materials are, however, at risk of "getting lost" in current processes. Thus, strategies to minimize losses are sought after.

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