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Land abandoned after mining 14.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Land mining near Bhamod Gram Panchayat has led farmers to abandon their cultivation due to a shortage of water. This was revealed in a recent study conducted by 30 research scholars during a short course organised by Institute of Development Studies. According to the research, the land mining has led to depletion of the groundwater level and the water shortage in the village. As a result, small farmers have abandoned their cultivation as there was no money to bring water through the pipeline from faraway places. Hence, a major chunk of the cultivable and fertile land in the village is left uncultivated for a long time. Farmers reportedly remain idle throughout the year as there is no other alternative employment opportunities in the village. In the field survey, 74 per cent farmers reported that farming is not profitable for them as a source of livelihood. The next best alternative is to depend on cattle rearing as 43 per cent of farmers reported. However, cattle rearing is also not considered as a ...
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Bitcoins a highly speculative investment: Why caution is required 12.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Bitcoin was launched in 2008 as a means of transacting among participants without the need for intermediaries
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Bitcoin: Tread with caution (Column: Curreny Corner) 11.12.2017 All Markets Stories
George Soros, the legendary hedge manager, once said that in the financial markets, it doesnt matter whether one is right or wrong: What matters is how much money one makes when right and how much one loses when wrong.
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High mercury levels found even in UN global policy makers 10.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a scary revelation, an international study detected neuro-toxic metal mercury levels above health alert thresholds in over half of the policy decision-makers tested at a UN summit this year.
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Mining baron's diary reveals pay-outs to AIADMK mins 9.12.2017 DNA: Top News
In the run-up to the crucial RK Nagar Assembly seat by-poll, the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu find itself in a spot, with several of its cabinet ministers names found on the secret diary recovered from mining baron J Sekhar Reddy, who kept account of the pay-outs. The diary was recovered from Reddy's premises during the Income-Tax raids in December last year and reveals monthly pay-outs to several state ministers, AIADMK functionaries and politicians of fringe outfits between April and November last year. The diary was seized along with Rs 133 crore cash, including Rs 33.6 crore in new currency notes and over 100 kg of gold. However, Reddy has claimed that the records in the diary were not maintained by him as he did not keep a diary. "It is not my handwriting too. I don't know whose diary is this. Why are they doing it?" he said. Meanwhile, a senior I-T official said that they had written to the state government with the information found in the diary and recommending an inquiry by the state vigilance ...
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Thank God! I lost 4 lakhs in 3 days on bitcoins 8.12.2017 Sify Finance
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Companies like NMDC must give a thrust to ‘Make in India’ initiative: Vice President 8.12.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that companies like NMDC must look beyond the conventional templates, take up skilling programmes for youth in a big way and give a thrust to ‘Make in India’ initiative. He was addressing the gathering at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of NMDC Ltd.,
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Data workers prove a rare resource for Barrick, fellow miners 6.12.2017 Sify Finance
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NMDC to expand presence in gold, diamond, tungsten mines 6.12.2017 HBL: Home
Iron ore mining major NMDC Ltd today outlined its plans to consolidate its iron ore mining business while laying special focus on growing its mining for gold and diamonds in India and abroad, apart f...
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India to have gold sourcing standards for refiners 5.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Regulatory model would be in line with the London Bullion Market Association, with govt oversight
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Mangaluru woman wins 5kg Malabar gold prize 5.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Jackulin Carolin of Karnataka's Mangaluru on Monday won 5kg gold prize of Malabar Gold & Diamonds retail chain.
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200 environmental women defenders killed in 2017: Activists 4.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
This year has been the deadliest for environmental women defenders, with 200 assignations reported across the globe, and most of them were killed over land and forest conflicts, rights activists said on Monday.
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SFIO to probe 18 firms over suspicious transactions after demonetisation 3.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Cash deposits over Rs 17,000 cr were made and later withdrawn post demonetisation by as many as 35,000 firms that were later deregistered
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Kempaiah deputed to protect minister: BJP 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News

BJP general secretary Shobha Karandlaje on Monday charged that the government had deputed home ministers adviser Kempaiah to "protect" Mines and Geology Minister Vinay Kulkarni by hushing up the murder case of Dharwad ZP member Yogesh Goudar.

"What was the need for Kempaiah to speak to the investigation officer in the murder case, hold talks with the members of Goudars family and local police officers in Dharwad," Shobha said, while addressing a press conference here. She blamed the government for systematically trying to destroy evidence in the two cases.

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Venezuelans suffer as malaria outbreak spreads in drug-short nation 27.11.2017 Central Chronicle
Agencies, Ciudad,Venezuela On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria,... more »
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PM must intervene to resolve Mahadayi imbroglio: Siddaramaiah 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - State

The Mahadayi river dispute can be resolved only with the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here on Monday.

Speaking to reporters in Naragund, a delegation of representatives of all parties had met the PM and various correspondences had been made. "We have done everything we should have. It is for the Prime Minister to resolve the issues confronting the Mahadayi project through his intervention," the CM said.

Vinay Kulkarni image damage

Replying to a question from reporters, the Chief Minister said that by getting involved in the agitation for a separate religion status for Lingayats, Mines and Geology Minister might suffer an image damage.

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Gold mining firms set aside $360 million for South Africa silicosis law suit 22.11.2017 Sify Finance
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Six gold mining firms, including Anglo American, have made a 5 billion rand ($361 million) provision to settle a class action law suit with thousands of miners who contracted
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Gold prices nudge up ahead of Fed minutes 22.11.2017 HBL: Markets
Gold prices inched up early on Wednesday as investors remained cautious ahead of the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's last meeting, which could offer hints on the outlook for the cent...
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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Price Breaks New Record Crossing USD 7,600 16.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Price Breaks New Record Crossing USD 7,600
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Here is everything you need to know about Gold Investment in 2017 13.11.2017 Sify Finance
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