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Significant gold deposits have been discovered in the Singhbhum region of Bihar by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), according to the Deputy Director General (operations), eastern region, Mr. R.

Tensions are rising in Venezuela's Amazon rain forests, where Indians and environmentalists are clashing with mining companies and government officials who want to exploit some of the richest gold

The government is on the verge of a further dose of the liberalisation in the mining sector, with Union Minister for Mines Naveen Patnaik clearing a reform package, which includes deletion of

HC asks govt to file statement : The Karnataka High Court has directed the Secretary of Revenue Department and Director of Mines and Geology to file written statements in the respect of a writ

Some 10 environmental groups in Thailand have warned the prime minister to consider carefully an attempt to grant mining companies concessions covering more than 2,000 rai of forest classified as

Repeated pleas by the people residing in and around Shivanahalli near Bannerghatta National Park to the Government to stop quarrying activities seems to have falled on deaf ears. The quarrying

Mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Some technology is available to reduce the risks, but it is yet to be widely used. According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO),

New coal and lignite mines in the country will soon be opened to the private sector. The coal ministry is going ahead with its move to amend the Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act 1973, opeing the

Armed with bows, arrows and spears nearly 100 Indians from the Brazilian tribe of Kayapo recently captured and held hostage a gold prospector for invading and destroying their forests in the northern

The Government plans to ban excavation of top soil within a 50-km radius of coal and lignite based thermal power plants to check environmental damage owing to dumping of fly ash for landfills. The

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