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Govt set to introduce 17 new bills in monsoon session of Parliament
The much-anticipated cryptocurrency bill, however, is missing from the list, reports Shrimi Choudhary. The government is set to introduce 17 new bills in the monsoon session of Parliament,......
'Modi government is receptive to creating consensus'
The Biju Janata Dal will not oppose the government simply for the sake of opposing it, BJD Member of Parliament Bhratruhari Mahtab tells Aditi Phadnis. Edited excerpts: We were a bit surprised to......
Congress protests as RS panels submit reports on coal, mines bills
Select committees on Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill and Coal Mines Bill on Wednesday recommended their approval without any change, leading the Congress to strongly protest over the measures......
Detailed report: Story of BRAZEN illegal mining in Goa
The mining scam had first rocked Karnataka and now Goa. While the mess in Karnataka is well known, the scenario in Goa is no different. The Central Empowered Committee in its interim report on......
All parties need to be blamed for coal scam
Contrary to the CAG report, the true scam is not exclusive to the UPA, or one for which it bears the prime culpability. Rather, it's a collective or collusive scandal, with both the UPA-ruled......
222 mineral blocks to be auctioned off
Nine mineral-rich states -- Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana -- are readying 75 blocks for auction. As many as 222......
Changes in tribal rights and green rules 'save' 130 mines
The changes were made to several regulations in a coordinated manner by the environment ministry, the tribal affairs ministry and the mines ministry over a year, says Nitin Sethi. The government......
Odisha: Of unkept promises and chasing big-ticket investments
A large chunk of the Rs 8.8 lakh crore of investments the Patnaik government had attracted is in uncertain territory, says Dillip Satapathy. The ninth of a 10-part series looks at the......
An ideal mining policy & how it will impact the economy
Unlike today, in the mid-2000, mining was the sunshine sector. India was digging for minerals like there was no tomorrow, notes Sunita Narain. There is a science and an art to policymaking. In......
Posco's Odisha journey: Travails of a big-ticket project
Ten years after signing an MoU with the state government, South Korean steel major finds its proposed project pushed to the edge It will soon be 10 years since Posco India signed a memorandum of......
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