The Shah Commission has asked Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) and Sarada Mines to submit relevant information on violation of Rule-37 of Mineral Concession Rules-1960 by November 11.

The probe panel has sought information on whether environment clearance was available for conveyor belt of Sarada Mines’ Thakurani iron ore mine lease, the quantum of ore despatched to JSPL's end-use plant at Raigharh and if ore extracted from the mine was put to any other use.

When Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Srikant Jena described Orissa’s mining scam as bigger than those of Goa and Karnataka put together, it might have been only a figure of sp

Even as Union minister of state for chemicals and fertilisers Srikant Jena accused Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik of colluding in a mining scam that caused a loss of Rs 4 lakh crore to the st

The Justice MB Shah Commission probing the alleged mining scam in three states, today said the nature of violation varied from one to another.

Keonjhar: A team of Justice MB Shah Commission probing alleged mining scam in Odisha today made a surprise visit to four iron ore mines in Joda and Koida mining circles in Keonjhar and Sundargarh d

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to complete its probe into the alleged mining scam in Odisha, a team of Justice M B Shah Commission arrived here today on a 12-day visit during which it will conduct field

Orissa imposes penalty on ‘errant miners’

Global metals & mining major Rio Tinto said it was not keen on exporting iron ore to be produced from its proposed mining project in Odisha, maintaining that its priority was to cater to raw ma

Bhubaneswar: Though state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation has rejected a 17-year-old joint venture with Rio Tinto terming as not being lucrative, the Australian mining major is keen to revive the R

Another Vedanta Group firm courts trouble in Odisha

After Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), a subsidiary of London listed Vedanta Resources Plc, was forced to shut its aluminium refinery in Odisha recently for want of bauxite, another group firm- Sterlite Iron & Steel Company has got a jolt. Since the land to be acquired for the steel project to be executed by the company falls under ayacut area, the state government is all set to withdraw notification already issued for takeover of private land totaling to 1,805.85 acres. The land was to be acquired in seven villages at Polasponga, the site of the project in Keonjhar district.