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U.S. allows time to wind down deals hit by fresh Iran sanctions 16.1.2020 Reuters: World News
The U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday it will allow for a 90-day period to wind down transactions in certain sectors of Iran's economy hit with fresh U.S. sanctions last week.
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Nifty, Sensex settle near record highs after U.S.-China trade deal 16.1.2020 Reuters: Top News
Indian shares closed near record highs on Thursday after Washington and Beijing signed the first phase of a trade deal, though weakness in metal and mining stocks capped gains.
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Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government 16.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Brazilian indigenous leaders began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon on Tuesday to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's push to open their reservations for commercial mining and agriculture.
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Barrick Gold forges ahead on Papua New Guinea mine in face of local backlash 16.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
Barrick Gold Corp is set to elevate its troubled Papua New Guinea mine to its top-tier assets, despite landowner and government demands to cede a larger stake and deteriorating security at the joint venture with China's Zijin ...
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What is artisanal gold and why is it booming? 15.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
A rapid rise in the price of gold since 2000 has driven millions of people to deposits in Africa, South America and elsewhere where they dig for gold using basic technology.
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Iran recession to deepen, reserves to fall to $73 billion by March – IIF 15.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
Hit by sanctions curbing oil sales, Iran's economy is set to fall deeper into recession this fiscal year and foreign reserves could drop to $73 billion by March, a loss of almost $40 billion in two years, the Institute of International Finance ...
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What Modi Told the Coal Minister 15.1.2020 Rediff: Business
'The day I took charge, the PM told me you do the following -- stop imports, talk to all stakeholders and involve them to make mining more industry-friendly without affecting the environment.'
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Adani, Targeted By Greta Thunberg, Undeterred By Protests For Australia 13.1.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The Adani conglomerate coming under increasing pressure over its controversial coal mine in Australia said it won't let protests dissuade it from completing the project. The group, controlled by...
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Meghalaya Lokayukta asks CBI to probe corruption at check-gates 12.1.2020 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya Lokayukta asks CBI to probe corruption at check-gates
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Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Biden aims to keep Nevada on his side 12.1.2020 Reuters: World News
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, who wears the nickname "working class Joe" with pride and courts a multi-racial voter base, faces a stern test of his ability to win nationally in Nevada's mining towns and unionized gambling parlours.
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United States declares new sanctions on Iranian officials and exports 11.1.2020 Scroll.in
The sanctions will cut off ‘billions of dollars’ of support to the Iranian regime, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
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Coal Sector Denationalized 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
In the year 1973 Prime Minister Mrs.Indira Gandhi in a well guarded secret move nationalized all the coal mines and now the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi Government after a gap of 44 years denationalized the coal mining to private sector companies with the move monopoly of Central Government undertaking Coal India Limited has ended. So far it had been producing 80 per cent of total coal production of India and rest 20 per cent by private firms on getting allotment of coal block. Recently there had been 2 big scams the Spectrum in Communication sector and another in the allotment of coal blocks to private firm. In Spectrum case the Court has ruled that there is no scandal in it and entire deal was clean and right. It is estimated that the country has coal reserves of 300 billion tonnes. The coal energy is also source of our power energy. India generates 70 per cent of its power production from thermal plants. Presently the country besides its own coal production also importing coal from the Indonesia ...
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Naxal Attack 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
IN the hectic atmosphere of Lok Sabha general elections and UN Security Council decision on Masood Azhar a big news of Naxal attack in Gadchirolli could not come into required focus. In Gadchirolli naxal affected area in Maharashtra a private company was carrying out road construction work. The naxal nowhere in an areas under their operation allow it. They are dead set against development work particularly road construction. They know it would facilitate the movement of police and administration there. On the night of May 1 around 1 am they set on fire 36 construction vehicles of the road making company causing loss of crores of rupees and stoppage of construction.The naxals allow a company or contractor to work only if they pay them hefty amounts. This road company is definitely must have not paid ransom or protection money to naxals. Armed police rushed to the site and their bus was mine blasted 15 jawans were killed.The ESSAR company of Ruia Group is carrying out iron ore mining in Bastar area, ...
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Properties worth Rs 40 Cr of former Union Minister MK Alagiri's son attached in Illegal mining case 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached 25 movable and immovable properties consisting of lands, buildings in Madurai, Chennai and fixed deposits totaling to Rs 40.34 crore of former union minister MK Alagiri's son Alagiri Dayanidhi and others under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in illegal granite mining case, an official release said here on Wednesday. Mr Alagiri Dayanidhi and S Nagarajan are the promoter, shareholder and director of Olympus Granites Pvt Ltd. The central financial probe agency moves come after the registration of FIR and consequently the charge sheet filed by the Tamil Nadu Police against Olympus Granites P Limited at Madurai, its Directors, promoters and other individuals. The state police charge Sheet disclosed the commission of various offences including offences under the Indian Penal Code, Explosive Substances Act by the accused consequent to the illegal granite mining indulged by the Company and other accused. That the Company’s share ...
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Ganga Activist Sacrifice 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
Professor Mr.GD Agarwal alias Swami Gyan Swaroop Sananda sacrificed himself for the cause of making Ganga Clean. Medically he died of cardiac arrest (heart fail) but actually he died of inaction of the Ganga Action Plan authorities. The 87 year old retired IIT professor was on fast for 111 days since June 22 to protest against the alleged inaction in taking measures to make Ganga clean. Earlier in 2011 another Swami Nigamanand died after fasting for more than two months seeking ban on illegal mining in Ganga River. Before his death Professor Agarwal declared he would not take fluids from October 10 and would die before the Dussehra festival which is on October 19. The Government apathy towards the Professor is a moral crime besides repulsive administrative function. The call to clean all rivers was given by socialist leader Dr.Ram Manohar Lohia but it went to deaf ears of the Government. It remained just an idea. But actually it was Prime Minister Mr.Rajiv Gandhi who originated the Ganga Action Plan ...
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Agri, manufacturing, construction drive India's GDP at 8.2 pc: Govt 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rose to 8.2 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year driven by the sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing and construction sector, the Government said on Friday. This growth figure, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) under the aegis of Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry, said that this was the highest growth in two years and strongest since the first quarter of 2016. According to the data, manufacturing, electricity, gas, water supply & other utility services construction and public administration and defence registered a growth of more than 7 per cent. This quantum leap coming about eight months before the general elections is seen as a major booster for the government which has consistently come under attack for alleged economic mismanagement. The growth in the agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining and quarrying, trade, hotels, transport, communication and services and financial, real estate and ...
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Environment 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The utilization of natural resources are our natural right and nothing wrong in it. But exploitation or destruction of natural resources are suicidal and disastrous. The world has now realized that it had played havoc with the nature and now it is a question of life and death before the mankind. The measures are being taken on global level to protect the nature to protect ourselves. Recently international Paris Agreement is a very big step to protect and improve the environment. The coal mining industries emitting carbon gasses in the form of smoke, petroleum product releasing toxic gases, excessive use of chemicals like detergents and plastic etc. have ruined the environment. India is facing worest in water pollution and heading towards grave danger. The excessive digging of tube wells and has created a very serious problem that we have last our natural resource in the form of under ground water. It is a rackless, senseless and ignorance and that we indulged in excessive exploitation of under ground ...
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Road Rage Hushed up 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The crime of road rage committed by drunk car riders with the Minister Mr.Jalan Singh and his driver was hushed up because of their said to be close links with the Speaker Mr.Sita Saran Sharma. The accused are connected with sand trade. They are booked for a minor offensive driving the vehicle in drunk conditions. They were let of promptly on bail from the police station itself and there vehicle was not seized. The sand mafia having roaring illicit trade as they are having political links and patronage. The sand mafia has degraded the Narmada with massive sand mining from its beds. It is dry in patches and have no water to supply it the need of Gujarat. They have private as medgang to carry the sand under the gun cover. When they are checked they attack not only the mining staff but even the collector, SP and SDM etc. The way the mafia case was hushed up showed the surrender of police and the minister before be sand mafias. The police nabbed the criminal within no time but the Minister, who called ...
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Digvijay Narmada Yatra 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
The Narmada Parikrama is a ritual going on all the time as religious act by the people as pilgrimage. But the Chief Minister Mr Shivraj Singh Chauhan give it great character with grand success of his Namo Namimi Narmade as a parikrama to clean the river with massive forestation of fruit trees all along it banks. After him the another personality the ex-chief minister Mr Digvijay Singh along with his wife Amrita Rao embarked upon the Narmada Parikrama from Berman Ghat in Narsinghpur and culminated here also as full circle on April 9. Mr Singh said that he was worried about plight of the revered Narmada river due to illegal sand mining. He demanded that river Narmada required measures for its revival. At the beginning of the yatra Mr Digvijay Singh declared it was his personal and spiritual measures and not a political act he would keep away from politics till it was over. Now with this conclusion Mr Singh resumed his political career and his first political statement he said his aim is to return the ...
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Govt warns Facebook chief Zuckerberg on data abuse, says he can be 'summoned' 11.1.2020 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, The Government of India on Wednesday cautioned Facebook chief Marc Zuckerberg against any attempt of 'data theft or abuse' of 20 crore Indians and said any such attempt will not be tolerated and that he could be even "summoned" in India. "Mr Marc Zuckerberg you better note, if any data theft or abuse of data is done by using the Facebook system this shall not be tolerated. We have stringent power under the IT Act including summoning you in India," Union IT Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here. He said the recent developments wherein the role of data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has created uproar worldwide, relates to "national security" and "fairness of election system". "This also relates to Congress party," he alleged citing numerous media reports those claimed that the principal Opposition party has been enlisting the services of this organisation in the past. "As IT and Law Minister of India, let me make it very very clear, we fully support freedom of ...
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