Jorhat, April 17: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) and other agencies, including the North East Institute of Science and Technology are conducting microzonation surveys in the Northeast to mitigate the effects of natural disasters.

The Northeast is an earthquake-prone zone, with more than six major earthquakes occurring in the past 100 years and 250 minor tremors felt in the last decade.

Mumbai: Fukushima has become part of the local lexicon at Jaitapur. As news of the apocalypse-like situation in Japan reaches the far corners of villages in and around the area, residents have increased their agitation against the proposed 9,900MW nuclear power plant.

KOLKATA, 13 MARCH: About 33 water bodies in the Ramsar-protected East Kolkata Wetlands were filled illegally for the construction of the Newtown-Rajarhat Township.

A letter (No.

Guwahati: Massive landslides in the Tibetan Buddhist-dominated Tawang area and West Kameng areas of Arunachal Pradesh has triggered a scare that the 400-year-old monastery that

For the first time rivals in the domestic market, steel giants Sail, Tata, Essar, RINL and the Jindal Group, are coming together to jointly bid for iron ore assets and to explore building a steel plant in war-torn Afghanistan.

At a meeting today, the Mines Ministry promised the steel producers

AGARTALA: Upbeat by the possible reserve of coal in West Tripura’s Tulasikhar area, a far-flung tribal hamlet, local authority of Geological Survey of India (GSI), has sent a report to the Ministry of Coal and Mine, official sources said here on Friday. In the report, the GSI has recommended further study in and around Tuidangkhi, 40 km from Khowai subdivision town.


Tamil version of a GSI publication launched
CHENNAI: The Government is working on a State Mineral Policy to streamline exploration and exploitation of mineral resources, Rajeev Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Industries) said on Friday.

Addressing officials of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) at the launch of the Tamil version of the publication,

ANOOPSHAHR (BULANDSHAHR): Hundreds of people are thronging this sleepy town, about 50 km from Bulandshahr district and 100 km from New Delhi, to witness a mystical phenomenon at the Dinesh ghat on the banks of the Ganga.

The centre of attraction is a `burning flame' at the ghat.

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