Jindal, Aditya Aluminium, Vedanta among firms benefiting from arbitrary use of emergency provisions, according to CAG report

Project developers to meet power minister on Friday on the issue as the fate of two UMPPs in Tamil Nadu and Odisha, entailing an investment of Rs 40,000 cr, hangs in balance

Team may inspect mines in its next visit

Committee will meet members of 25 mining firms today

Move could force steelmakers to source the raw material from overseas

The Supreme Court ordered on Friday the temporary closure of nearly half of the iron ore mines in top producing state Odisha due to non-renewal of years-old leases, in a blow to local steel mills that depend heavily on high-quality ore from the state.

The government has set up an inter-ministerial panel to examine applications from companies for the allotment of three coal blocks on tariff bidding.

Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) is close to acquiring an iron ore mine in West Africa to secure raw material for its recently commissioned steel plant in Oman and to sell the surplus in the open mark

Environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal, who helped villagers stop a massive coal mining project, is among six people around the world to be awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize, the org

The man walked into Ramesh Agrawal's tiny internet cafe, pulled out a pistol and hissed, "You talk too much.'' Then he fired two bullets into Agrawal's left leg and fled on a motorcycle.

Reserving the order, the court observed that it will not pass a blanket ban on mining but may order interim shutdown of 40 iron ore mine lease holders