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Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in six months 10.8.2018 Reuters: World News
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.
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KHADC not to allow uranium mining under its watch 2.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, August 02: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has announced its decision not to allow any uranium mining under its jurisdiction which includes the mineral-rich areas of South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district.

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KHADC summons traditional headman for granting permission for exploratory uranium drilling 1.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, August 01: A traditional headman will be summoned by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and will have to justify his decision to grant permission to the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) to carry out exploratory drilling operations for uranium in an area falling under South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district.
The decision was taken after the KHADC Executive Member (EM) in-charge Mines & Minerals Latiplang Kharnogor summoned the AMD officials for a meeting held at the Council’s conference hall here on Wednesday.

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AMD withdraws research operations in uranium rich Meghalaya 1.8.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, August 01: The Regional Director of the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) has informed of the directorate’s decision to stop all research work that it is conducting in Meghalaya’s uranium rich areas.
This decision was prompted by stiff opposition in the state against these operations that were being conducted by the AMD which in turn had led to a meeting convened by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) on Wednesday.

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KHADC to conduct spot checking against exploratory uranium mining 30.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 30: Following allegations of exploratory drilling of uranium by the Atomic Minerals Division (AMD) in uranium-rich areas under South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has decided to conduct a spot inquiry in the appropriate areas.
“A delegation of the executive committee to be led by me will be visiting Mawthabah and Wahkaji area on August 2, to conduct a spot inquiry into the matter,” KHADC chief Hispreaching Son Shylla informed here on Monday.

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Govt seeks answers from AMD on reports of exploratory drilling of uranium 30.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 30: With reports surfacing regarding exploratory drilling of uranium being conducted in South West Khasi Hills (SWKH) district, the state government has directed the district administration to seek answers from the Atomic Minerals Division (AMD) on this issue.
“Instructions have already been issued to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the district to seek clarification from the AMD and Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) on the matter,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong informed here on Monday.

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Exploitation of Atomic Minerals 26.7.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Government of India is aware of the fact that 10.98 million tonnes of resources of Molybdenum Ore is located in Tamil Nadu. However, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not taken up any project for exploitation of Molybdenum available near Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu.
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3 AMD officials injured in attack 26.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
3 AMD officials injured in attack
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Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist 23.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mining destroying Meghalaya’s cave systems: Scientist
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U.S. Commerce launches national security probe into uranium imports 18.7.2018 Reuters: Money News
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday that he has launched a new national security investigation into uranium imports that could lead to tariffs or quotas to limit them.
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Shylla elected CEM unopposed 13.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 13: Nongshken MDC, Grace Mary Kharpuri’s conspicuous absence during the election for the post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) resulted in her opponent in Nongkrem MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla being elected unopposed to lead the Council.
The election was necessitated after the former CEM, Pynshngain N Syiem tendered his resignation letter from the post before the start of the emergent session held earlier on Tuesday after 17 members withdrew their support to Executive Council (EC) led by the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA).

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Adelbert firm against permission to mine uranium 12.7.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, July 12: Reiterating his firm opposition against the mining of the uranium deposits in Meghalaya, Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) MDC, Adelbert Nongrum has set a pre – condition before extending his support to the newly formed Khasi Hills Democratic Alliance (KHDA) in the Council wherein he has said that it should not grant a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the mining of this mineral.

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Par panel to look into black money recovery, performance of public sector banks 10.5.2018 General News
A parliamentary panel headed by veteran BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi today decided to study the recovery of black money and performance of public sector banks among a host of subjects. The 30-member Estimates Committee, in a meeting, decided to study a host of subjects related to various ministries in the year 2018-19. As per the memorandum of the committee, the panel will look into the import of uranium for nuclear plants, mining activities and environment, upgrading of India Post offices and the drought situation in the country among other matters. The panel on estimates, which is also called the continuous economy committee, suggests changes in policy or administrative framework to bring efficiency in expenditure. It has also decided to look into the functioning of the Enforcement Directorate and the recovery of black money, performance of public sector banks, debt recovery tribunals, rural housing fund and review the imports, exports and balance of payments. The panel has also .
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UCIL hold public hearing for re-establishing recovery plant 13.4.2018 General News
The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) today held a public hearing in connection with the re-establishment of the uranium recovery plant at Mosaboni in East Singhbhum district, officials of the PSU said. Several villagers raised their concern over issues such as employment and environment at the hearing and the issues raised by them has been responded to satisfactorily, they said. The proposed plant would be set up on over 4.158 ha of land near Rangamatiya and Badia villages of Mosabani block. The UCIL had constructed the uranium recovery plant in the early 1980s in the copper township of Mosabani to extract uranium bearing material from the copper concentrator plant of the Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL). The HCL closed down its mines and the concentrator plant in 2002 due to variable demand, and, subsequently, the UCIL also discontinued operations at the uranium recovery plant, the officials said. Recently, the HCL has restarted work in its mines and ...
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State aims to generate 1659.05 mega watts from 15 power projects 10.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 10: The state government is attempting to generate 1659.05 mega watts from as many as 15 power projects to meet the shortfall of power in Meghalaya and the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of most of these projects have been completed.
This was informed by State Power Minister, James Sangma in the Assembly on Tuesday. He also said that these include 10 hydro power projects, two thermal power projects and three new and renewable energy projects.

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Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian travellers (Travelogue)(Lead) 26.3.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life -- and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed -- will fall in love with Taiwan. But along with its tranquility and peace, there is also the effervescence of a place celebrating its culture and language with aplomb.
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Taiwan: An emerging destination for intrepid Indian trevellers (Travelogue) 26.3.2018 General News
Those caught up in the hustle bustle of a city life -- and craving for someplace pristine, calm and relaxed -- will fall in love with Taiwan. But along with its tranquillity and peace, there is also the effervescence of a place celebrating its culture and language with aplomb.
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Not in public interest to disclose quantity of uranium procured: Govt 15.3.2018 General News
The government today refused to disclose the quantity of uranium procured from mines in the country, citing public interest. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh informed the Rajya Sabha that the Uranium Corporation of India Limited is engaged in mining and processing of uranium ore in the country. "It is not in the public interest to disclose the quantity of production of uranium from these mines," he said. The minister had been asked about the quantity of uranium the country is able to extract and its process. He said that following the civil nuclear cooperation deal, the Department of Atomic Energy has been importing uranium to meet fuel requirement for safeguarded nuclear power plants and firms based in countries including Russia, France, Canada and Kazakhstan have sold uranium to India. The maximum amount of 2473.87 MT of uranium has been procured from M/S Cameco, Canada since 2009.
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NCP to seek SC intervention on border dispute settlement 22.2.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: Seeking closure in the long pending border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has resolved to seek the intervention of the Supreme Court to end this vexed issue.
This was one of the main points of the 10 page election manifesto released by the party’s Vijay Raj here.
The party has also expressed its intent to come up with a state mining policy, setting up of an anti-corruption vigilance commission and ensuring 2 students become IAS officer per year. It has also ensured that uranium mining will not be encouraged in the state.

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West Used Lizards For Nuke Spying In Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei's Adviser 14.2.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The former chief-of-staff of Iran's armed forces said Tuesday that Western spies had used lizards which could "attract atomic waves" to spy on the country's nuclear programme.
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