Shimla: "The Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the present scenario would reverse what was achieved over decades through implementation of land reforms to re-distribute over two million hectare of land to the landless." A national conference on economic and social perspectives of SEZs at Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, opened on Thursday morning with this statement made by presid

The state mining department has ordered the closure of 120 mines and 115 stone crushers in the wake of the high court verdict which held that such activity could not be allowed on shamlat land.