Hundreds of villagers staged protests against proposed Rio Tinto diamond mining project at Bunder at Kasera village of Chhatarpur district in Bundelkhand region, on Wednesday.

The demonstration was held during a public hearing held by district collector Masood Akhtar on the issue.

A green advocacy organisation today attacked the Centre for not pushing the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill in the ongoing Parliament session, saying that the failure to pass i

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) strongly criticises the move of the UPA government to not table the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMMDR) Bill 2011 in the ongoing session of Parliament; this will be the last session of the 15th Lok Sabha. If not passed now, the Bill will lapse.

Allocation of iron ore mines to private companies in Jharkhand - Question raised in Rajya Sabha, 10/02/2014. Minister of Mines, Prabhat Jha has stated that "as per the information received from the Government of Jharkhand, there are 30 mining leases for iron ore in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand in favour of private companies.

A Parliamentary panel has raised concerns over officers of the Coal Ministry and PSUs, who were directly or indirectly connected with allotment of mines, joining the private sector soon after retir

Base prices doubled in e-auctions; steel makers to move Supreme Court, CCI for intervention; want price fixation agency

Iron ore prices have almost doubled at e-auctions in Karnataka, with one mine after another setting much higher base prices. It has led to the impression that they’ve come together to keep prices of this scarce steel raw material high.

With the Orissa government levying a fine of Rs 57,904 crore on 27 mining firms for excess excavation, the environment ministry has shot off letters to more than 70 miners seeking information on th

‘The pursuit of super profits has drained the miners of feeling for fellow human beings’

It is one of the most scathing reports from the stable of Justice M.B. Shah Commission on illegal iron and manganese ore mining. It holds businessmen, the Odisha government and the Union government, responsible for systematic exploitation of natural resources and linked rampant corruption.

As many as 110 mine owners are in dock for violation of EP Act, 1986

Acting tough on the mine lessees for flouting Environment (Protection) Act, the Odisha forest and environment ministry has issued instructions to the collectors of mineral rich districts to file prosecution immediately.

The judges asked the counsel for the industries to work out the mining quota within themselves and the government within the ceiling

The iron and steel industry in Karnataka did not get the existing cap on mining output raised at Monday's hearing in the Supreme Court. The Bench, chaired by A K Patnaik, declined to change its earlier order of limiting the production to 30 million tonnes a year.

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