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CBI probes Jayanthi Natarajan tenure nods 31.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Following the revelation of “political interference” in the decision-making of the ministry of environment and forests when it was headed by Jayanthi Natarajan, the NDA government on Friday indicated that it would take a fresh look at environmental clearances for projects granted or rejected by the previous UPA government. The CBI is already probing mining clearances given by the ministry during the tenure of Ms Natarajan in Jharkhand in connection with its investigations in the coal scam. The agency has already registered five preliminary enquiries in this regard and may examine Ms Natarajan as part of its investigations, sources said. Meanwhile, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said the outburst by the former environment minister against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi showed that the UPA government was a practitioner of “sadistic” economy and “crony capitalism”. “I hope the environment ministry now will go into each of these permissions which were granted and not granted and make sure that ...
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NDA government to review environmental clearances 31.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Following the revelation of “political interference” in the decision-making of the ministry of environment and forests when it was headed by Jayanthi Natarajan, the NDA government on Friday indicated that it would take a fresh look at environmental clearances for projects granted or rejected by the previous UPA government. The CBI is already probing mining clearances given by the ministry during the tenure of Ms Natarajan in Jharkhand in connection with its investigations in the coal scam. It has already registered five preliminary enquiries in this regard and may examine Ms Natarajan as part of its investigations, sources said. Meanwhile, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said the outburst by the former environment minister against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi showed that the UPA government was a practitioner of “sadistic” economy and “crony capitalism”. “I hope the environment ministry now will go into each of these permissions which were granted and not granted and make sure that these are ...
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Odisha Congress backs Rahul Gandhi 31.1.2015 Hindu: Cities
: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday staunchly backed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying he did no wrong by advocating for protection of tribal interest in Niyamgiri hills. This c...
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CBI behind Jayanthi swipe at Rahul 31.1.2015 deccanherald.com
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into projects cleared by Jayanthi Natarajan during her stint as Union environment minister could have triggered her sudden decision to strike at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Several Congress leaders feel she is trying to buy peace with the Modi government. But Jayanthi has stoutly denied that this was the reason for her rebellion and attributed the timing to the tension building up within her since she was axed from the Manmohan Singh government in December 2013. In response to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asking for a review of several infrastructure projects that were referred by her in the letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Jayanthi said the Centre was welcome to look at every single clearance she had given. Her detractors say the CBI registered at least five Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) in connection with clearance to iron ore and other mining companies during her tenure as environment minister. But Jayanthi had not been questioned on the ...
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State government opposes auctioning process of mining leases 31.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Karnataka and a few other states have opposed the auctioning process of mining leases in the country. As per the new Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation)Amendment Ordinance, the Centre has said it could pass orders in case the State government cannot do so in a particular mining lease case. Secretary for Mines, Karnataka, Tushar Girinath on Friday said the amendment would interfere with the State's functioning. "Earlier, whenever we passed an order, the Centre would approve the lease. But under Section 30 of the Act, the Centre can pass an order in case the State government fails to do so. Let them (Centre) pass directives to the State by making it mandatory to follow its direction, but not start doing the work of the states," he said. The ordinance has also prescribed that states should auction both prospecting leases and mining leases simultaneously. However, Karnataka has objected to the proposal stating that issuing licences together might affect its revenue. Reason: If a company decides ...
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Minister bats for green energy projects 31.1.2015 deccanherald.com
Energy Minister D K Shivakumar on Friday said the coming summer could be tough for the State as coal mining licences cancelled last September by the apex court will be enforced from March 31. "The government will have to reorganise the entire process of allotments," he said in his address at the curtain raiser of the Green Summit-2015 to be organised by FKCCI from April 23-25. Referring to the ending of validity of coal licences as per the orders of the Supreme Court, the minister said the next four-five months will be tough and crucial as far as availability of coal is concerned. He said the government might not consider any thermal power projects in the future. "In my opinion, thermal power is a thing of the past and the whole world is looking at green energy or renewable energy resources." Pinning hopes on renewable energy, the minister hinted that solar power was the way forward. "The cost of production for solar power generation has dropped from Rs 20 crore per MW a few years ago to Rs 6.5 crore ...
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Panel nod for auctioning C-category mines in State 31.1.2015 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) has approved a Karnataka government plan to reallocate 51 'C' category mines in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts through e-auction. The CEC in its report submitted to the apex court also said end users means industries located or proposed to be located in Karnataka and which are engaged or would be engaged in production of sponge iron, pig iron or integrated steel and pellet manufacturing units. "The successful bidders or lessees will not be eligible to sell mineral produced in the auctioned mining leases to others or to export," the CEC said. The Supreme Court had earlier cancelled the mining operations in 51 mines in Karnataka after allegations that gross violations in excavation of ore. The panel also suggested that the existing statutory approvals/clearance of 51 mining leases of C category be transferred in favour of the new lessees. The authorities will take expeditious action for granting statutory approvals such as the ...
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CBI probes Jayanthi Natarajan tenure nods 31.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Following the revelation of “political interference” in the decision-making of the ministry of environment and forests when it was headed by Jayanthi Natarajan, the NDA government on Friday indicated that it would take a fresh look at environmental clearances for projects granted or rejected by the previous UPA government. The CBI is already probing mining clearances given by the ministry during the tenure of Ms Natarajan in Jharkhand in connection with its investigations in the coal scam. The agency has already registered five preliminary enquiries in this regard and may examine Ms Natarajan as part of its investigations, sources said. Meanwhile, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said the outburst by the former environment minister against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi showed that the UPA government was a practitioner of “sadistic” economy and “crony capitalism”. “I hope the environment ministry now will go into each of these permissions which were granted and not granted and make sure that ...
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GDP growth leaps to 6.9 pc after govt revises formula 31.1.2015 Deccan Herald - Business
India's economic growth was revised upward to 6.9 per cent in financial year 2013-14 from an earlier 4.7 per cent on Friday after the government changed the formula to measure the economy by matching it with international standards. The new formula will capture the total value of goods and services produced in informal and under-represented sectors, besides items like LED televisions and smartphones. Data on informal and under-represented centres is now better captured by mining databases like Census 2011, National Sample Survey Organisation's (NSSO) employment-unemployment, Consumer Expenditure Surveys for 2011-2012, the debt and Investment Survey of 2013, the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) 2012-2013, and All India Livestock Census, 2012. Earlier, GDP was calculated at factor cost, which measures market price without taking into account subsidies or indirect taxes. But the global international practice is to calculate GDP at market price. So the government moved to this measure, along with revising ...
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NDA government to review environmental clearances 31.1.2015 Asian Age: India
Following the revelation of “political interference” in the decision-making of the ministry of environment and forests when it was headed by Jayanthi Natarajan, the NDA government on Friday indicated that it would take a fresh look at environmental clearances for projects granted or rejected by the previous UPA government. The CBI is already probing mining clearances given by the ministry during the tenure of Ms Natarajan in Jharkhand in connection with its investigations in the coal scam. It has already registered five preliminary enquiries in this regard and may examine Ms Natarajan as part of its investigations, sources said. Meanwhile, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley said the outburst by the former environment minister against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi showed that the UPA government was a practitioner of “sadistic” economy and “crony capitalism”. “I hope the environment ministry now will go into each of these permissions which were granted and not granted and make sure that these are ...
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‘Thermal Power Will be Thing of the Past’ 31.1.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Residents oppose mining lease to India Cements 31.1.2015 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Resident of Valasapalli, Thummalapalli and Nidujivvi villages in Yerraguntla mandal have urged Joint Collector M. Rama Rao and in-charge Kadapa RDO Lavanna not to renew the Nidujivvi limestone mini...
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State Cong Hails 'Sepoy Rahul of Niyamgiri' 31.1.2015 The New Indian Express - Odisha - http://newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/
OPCC reacts after Jayanthi Natarajan’s letter which states that she had to reject green clearance to Vedanta’s mining project due to Rahul’s intervention
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CBI may quiz Jayanthi Natarajan on projects 31.1.2015 TOI: India
The CBI has registered five preliminary enquiries (PE) to probe alleged irregularities in granting environment clearances and mining rights to five companies when Jayanthi Natarajan was minister and may question her ...
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Four card swipes can track user 31.1.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Just four transactions of a credit or a debit card are required for data mining software to identify 90 per cent card users from an anonymised dataset of transactions, a study has shown, highlighting what scientists say is a need to revise standards for privacy in the digital world.
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Project claim shows holes 31.1.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Jayanthi Natarajan has claimed she held back some projects to uphold environmental regulations, but government figures suggest there was not much difference in the rate of clearances during her tenure and that of other environment ministers.
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Four pillars of Adani strength 31.1.2015 Telegraph: Business
Gautam Adani-led Adani Group today unveiled a major restructuring exercise, creating four separate entities for its ports, power, mining and transmission businesses.
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Adani recasts biz consolidates ports, power, mining assets 31.1.2015 DNA: Bangalore
Adani recasts biz consolidates ports, power, mining assets
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Adanis to demerge port, power business 31.1.2015 TOI: India Business
In an attempt to simplify its corporate structure, Adani Enterprises (AEL), the flagship company of diversified business conglomerate Adani Group, on Friday announced the transfer of its entire port business to Adani Port and SEZ (APSEZ) and power business to Adani Power (APL).
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We are getting information from more robust sources: T C A Anant 31.1.2015 Top Stories
Interview with Chief Stastician, Govt of India
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