Tuesday 18 June 2024

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Economy | Mining

SC again stops Goa mining from 16 March, orders fresh ECs & recover dues

Within six years, the mining industry of Goa has received a second blow of closure. The Supreme Court has cancelled all the 88 mining leases of Goa. READ

NGT orders 25 miners to appear before MoEF, face closure threat

The National Green Tribunal had directed 25 mining leaseholders of Goa to appear before the Ministry of Environment and Forests on 7th September, in connection with the alleged invalid environment clearance they are holding. READ

Fearing another attempt of arrest, Digambar seeks interim bail

Goa’s former chief minister Digambar Kamat has once again started running away from a probable arrest. But this time in a multi-crore illegal mining case, not in the multi-crore Louis Berger bribery case. READ

Goa police summons Ex-CM Digambar in mining scam

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa police has summoned former Chief Minister and former Minister for Mines Digambar Kamat to the crime branch office on Tuesday in connection with the estimated ₹35,000 crore mining ... READ

Dr Claude supports AAP stand on mining, with objections

Goa Foundation has supported the stand taken by the Aam Aadmi Party on the mining issue, but with certain reservations and objections. READ

New SC order likely to halt mining of 40 leases, until…

A Supreme Court order last week in one case of a mining company may spell doom over at least 40 mining leases, which may not be able to resume mining operations from October. READ

Centre to hold all-state meet in Goa on illegal mining

The Centre will hold a crucial meeting of all the states in Goa on May 27 to discuss issues like illegal mining and e-auctioning of mining blocks, a senior official said today. READ

Caurem tribals march to Panaji, approaching SC to expose illegalities

Caurem villagers have decided to approach the court by next week if Goa government does not stop ongoing illegal transportation of iron ore in their village of Quepem taluka. READ

Will Govt probe both Ravindra and Fomento, if it was a bribe?

In a case of bribe, the crime is committed by both, the one who takes the bribe and also the one who gives it. READ

Was crop damage compensation to Caurem shown as extortion by Fomento?

Did tribal leader Ravindra Velip extort Rs 23 lakh from Fomento? And did Fomento fall prey to the blackmail of the tribal youth of Caurem and paid them such a huge amount as a bribe? READ