Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: mining

‘Mining minerals govt property,’ Uttarakhand HC voids state rule, refers to 2G spectrum case

Bench led by Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi quashed an amendment in state mining rules that allowed landowners to use resources excavated in his property for construction on property.

ED conducts multiple raids in Jharkhand, investigates alleged illegal mining case

The searches were launched after the ED filed a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Pankaj Mishra, a political aide of Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

Deep-sea mining could wipe out 1 million species. We can’t let it cause irreversible damage

Deep-sea mining has been given the green light and could start as early as 2023. But it will seriously and irreversibly harm marine ecosystems.

The Chinese are digging, but it’s no Jurassic Park. The Pacific hides other treasures

Failure to sign a deal with the Pacific is a setback for China’s deep-sea ambitions, but that won’t stop them from finding new opportunities.

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren gets 10-day breather from EC in ‘office-of-profit’ case

EC in its notice had said that Soren’s action prima facie violated Section 9A of The Representation of People (RP) Act, which could potentially disqualify his assembly membership.

Hemant Soren to fight out ‘office of profit’ charges, JMM says he’ll be CM even if disqualified

JMM gen secy Supriyo Bhattacharya says Soren will submit his response to Election Commission notice before deadline, and challenge any decision to disqualify him as MLA in HC.

Exemption for ‘strategic’ highways, mining extensions: How govt’s reshaping environmental clearance

Experts say some of the changes introduced & proposed by environment ministry are similar to those in the draft 2020 EIA notification, which never saw light of day post heavy criticism.

Army called for rescue as many still trapped after landslide at Haryana mining site, 4 dead  

Mining work in Haryana’s Dadam and Khanak Pahari area resumed Friday, after a two-month ban, imposed by NGT due to pollution, was lifted Thursday.

Modi govt allows mining on non-forest land with conditions, experts fear spillover

The letter by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change follows a Forest Advisory Committee meeting in October, which took the decision after receiving a request from Coal India.

Regional offices can now grant forest clearance to ‘supplementary’ mining projects

This means clearances required for additional roads, railway lines, and conveyor belts attached to mining projects need not come from the central government

On Camera


Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | ANI file photo

Congress is becoming Nokia, Kodak of Gujarat politics. Outdated KHAM lens will wipe it out

After winning the biggest electoral victory in 1995 Gujarat elections, Congress lost seven consecutive elections in the state. It cannot remind voters about its rule anymore.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.