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SHILLONG: The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to finalise the mineral policy and draft guidelines on coal mining in Meghalaya, which were submitted by the state government, within July 30.

The tabling of report of the Cabinet sub-committee on mining was deferred amid objections by its members that Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu submitted it to the CM on Monday without their

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/s. Geomysore Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. & Others Vs M/s. Hutti Goldmines Co. Ltd. & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding reservation of lands for government companies or corporations owned and controlled by the State Government under section 17A (2) of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957. There are gold mines in the State of Karnataka and parties are litigating in respect of their rights to exploit those mines.

In July 2017, the Tanzanian National Assembly enacted three laws, under a certificate of urgency, which together will have a profound impact on the resources sector in Tanzania.

About 7,000 people, mostly women and children, are adversely affected due to lead poison associated with mining activities in gold bearing zone of Nigeria.

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources has called for harsher consequences for mining companies who neglect workers’ health and safety.

Thiruvananthapuram: With an aim to ensure transparency in mining activities in the state, the department of mining and geology has launched an e-governance initiative titled Kerala Online Mining Pe

The newly expanded Cabinet, at its first meeting on Tuesday, is expected to discuss the recommendations of the sub-committee on mining.

Communities that live near mines are exposed to particles of dust from these mines, which affect their health.

New rules governing black ownership of South Africa’s mining industry will be completed “very soon,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said at a Japan-Africa trade forum in Johannesburg.

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