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SC allows sand mining in Bihar, says ban causes huge loss

Observing that a total ban on legal sand mining causes huge loss to the public exchequer, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Bihar government to carry on mining activities through the Bihar......

U'khand disaster: 'Temporary lake' triggers concern

Experts were trying Friday to determine if a temporary lake formed upstream by an avalanche could breach its banks and threaten the rescue work at the sludge-choked Tapovan tunnel, where 25-30......

6.3 magnitude quake in Tajikistan jolts Delhi, Amritsar and north India

A high intensity earthquake hit Tajikistan on Friday night, tremors of which were felt in Delhi-NCR and several other parts of north India. IMAGE: People come out in the open after tremors were......

U'khand glacier disaster: 26 bodies recovered, 171 missing

Twenty-six bodies have been recovered and 171 people still missing after the Uttarakhand disaster apparently caused by a glacier burst, officials said Monday, as multiple agencies worked at......

Xi's mega projects: Should India worry?

After the Ladakh fiasco where Xi Jinping did not expect the Indian Army to resist his land-grabbing tactics, he has to save face before his colleagues in the Communist party.To bring the threat of......

UP sitting on 2900-tonne goldmine at Sonbhadra

According to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and UP geology and mining directorate reports, gold reserves totalling 2,944 tonnes have been found in the Sona Pahadi and Hardi blocks of the......

Can India grow at 9-10% in 2022-23?

Niti Aayog's plan to create a New India' in less than four years should invite scepticism, argues T N Ninan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com One of the features of the Modi government is its......

21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater by 2020

At the bottom of the water index for 2016-17 are Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and Haryana, which are major producers of paddy, wheat, along with a host of horticulture crops. A......

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......

Cabinet clears mineral exploration policy

The government can auction 100 blocks that have been identified by the Geological Survey of India or exploration. The National Mineral Exploration Policy (NMEP) on Wednesday got the Cabinet......

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