Will one month long Parliament session introduce and pass the bill to amend MMDR Act to continue mining with the same old mining lease holders of Goa?Union minsiter Shripad Naik says the file has reached the office of Prime Minister and would come up before the cabinet.But regarding the passing of the bill, he says it is possible. Read more
Courtesy: Navhind times
A court in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat on Thursday sentenced 11 people to life imprisonment till death for burning a Dalit man alive six years ago.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 54,500 on each of the accused, who were found guilty of killing Lalji Sarvaiya, a Dalit youth of Ankolali village in Una taluka in September 2012. Read more
Courtesy: Hindustan times
A coal mining project in Singrauli, home to India’s power industry, has dimmed the lights on a teenage girl’s dream to study.
Angira Kewat, a resident of Muher village in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, was orced to abandon her dream of studying further after a coal mine started next to her village and rendered the access road to the nearest high school hard to navigate for her. Read more
“We have tried hard for an amendment to the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act for resumption of mining operations in the state. Today the file related to Goa mining has reached the PMO and will come for approval of the central cabinet soon,” he said. However, Naik could not commit on whether the Bill to amend the MMDR Act for resumption of mining in Goa would come up during the forthcoming winter session of the Parliament beginning from December 11. Read more
Courtesy: The Navhind times
In a bid to streamline operation in the mining sector, Odisha government Wednesday invited dialogue and participation of all the stakeholders for addressing challenges faced by the industry. Read more
Courtesy: Business standard