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As more people flock to Niger's gold mines, economic boon may become a new migration risk 17.5.2017 Sify Finance
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Mali seeks more Indian investment for gold mining, agriculture 18.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Mali offers good opportunities and prospects for Indian entrepreneurs and investors in the gold mining and food processing space, among others, the Indian Embassy in capital Bamako has said.
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Why does Adani's Carmichael coal mine need to use so much water? 13.4.2017 All Companies Stories
In total, about 250 litres of freshwater are required per tonne of coal produced
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Australian PM to visit India - energy, education, trade on table 6.4.2017 Education
Energy, education and trade are likely to form the backdrop to the forthcoming three-day visit of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to India.
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KSU rally against uranium mining 5.4.2017 The Assam Tribune
KSU rally against uranium mining
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Burning of effigies marks KSU opposition to uranium mining 5.4.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, April 04: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Tuesday reiterated its stance against Uranium mining in Meghalaya, burning effigies of the UCIL and AMD while condemning the intention of the Central Government through the two organizations to extract this mineral resource from West Khasi Hills which they opined will pose a serious threat to the health of the indigenous populace.
Making their decision known on Tuesday during the Khasi National Awakening Day observation, the KSU maintained that the day is to awaken the indigenous people and to oppose the proposed Uranium mining project in West Khasi Hills district even as the members cited what they termed as the negative impact of uranium mining in other parts of the country such as Jadugoda in Jharkhand.

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Stop persuading people to mine uranium in Meghalaya: Khasi students 4.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Meghalaya's powerful Khasi Student's Union (KSU) on Tuesday asked the Central government and the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) to stop persuading the people to allow them to mine uranium in the state.
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Meghalaya to form House panel to inspect uranium boreholes 24.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Meghalaya government on Thursday conceded to the demand of opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) to constitute an Assembly Committee to inspect the 1,500 boreholes drilled for exploration of uranium in Meghalaya's South West Khasi Hills district.
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Govt to conduct house visits on uranium issue 24.3.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, March 23: Reiterating its stand on uranium mining, the state government today agreed to conduct a House-visit to the 1500 boreholes drilled for exploratory mining by the UCIL in areas under South West Khasi Hills District.
“We will proceed with this and find out the fact and accordingly articulate the matter to the Centre based on our firm stand,” Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma told the Assembly here on Thursday.

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Meghalaya civil groups say won't allow uranium project 16.3.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Anti-mining groups in Meghalaya on Thursday told Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) officials that they would not allow the company to mine uranium in the state.
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Uranium not polluting Meghalaya’s rivers: AMD 28.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 28: The rivers of Meghalaya re not being polluted by uranium according to a high official of the Atomic Minerals Department (AMD) who stated that the water in these rivers have been found to contain a very small concentration of the radioactive material.
“Uranium if you see particularly in Meghalaya’s water it is just less than 1 part per billion (ppb) which is far below the permissible limit,” said the regional director of NE Region, Shillong AMD, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Government of India, Sandeep Hamilton on Tuesday.

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NEDF hails decision to scrap MoU on uranium mining 28.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 27: The decision of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to scrap the MoU signed with the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) has been hailed by the North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) on Monday.
“If  there   are  other  such  NOCs  and  MoUs  given  and  signed  respectively  in  the  intervening  years,  it  would  do  well  that  they  be  revoked  too,” a statement issued here by the NEDF on Monday said.

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PILs can solve many of Meghalaya’s problems: Gonsalves 26.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 25: Public Interest Litigations (PILs ) can go a long way towards solving a number of problems faced in Meghalaya at present according to senior advocate of the Supreme Court, Colin Gonsalves.
Speaking during the State Level Consultation on Human Rights in Meghalaya organized by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in collaboration with the Shillong Law College, Gonsalves said that the stand on Uranium mining as highlighted by the KSU chief L Marngar during the consultation can be single handedly taken by him before the Court.

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Shylla gets death threats over social media 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: The former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and present MDC representing Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla has received death threats which were conveyed via social media.
Informing this on Tuesday, Shylla said, “I had informed the Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police (SP) on the message in a facebook page titled as ‘Ka Sur U Hynniewtrep’ which stated that Shylla should be shot dead.” This was said on the floor of the house during the second day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC on Tuesday.

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Bedlam in KHADC over Uranium issue 22.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 21: Heated was the discussion on the MoU signed between the previous Executive Council and the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) leading to bedlam on the floor of the House in the midst of a verbal war between former CEM, Hispreaching Son Shylla and the incumbent CEM, PN Syiem.
Even as almost all the members demanded the scrapping of the MoU, NOC and trading license issued by the previous executive committee, there was also a demand raised for a probe by the CBI into the alleged misappropriation of the money for road construction.
In this regard, the present EC has assured that it will bring in an official resolution on this issue on the third day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC.

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Shylla calls for clarification of uranium MoU signed during his term 21.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 20: Even though a MoU with Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) was signed during his term as Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Nongkrem MDC, Hispreaching Son Shylla was seen in support of a call for a clarification on the issue during the first day of the ongoing budget session of the KHADC here on Monday.
It may be noted here that on January 12, 2006, Shylla as the then CEM had inked a MoU with the UCIL to allow uranium mining, which will be carried out along with developmental works – construction of Wahkaji – Mawthabah road at a cost of Rs 36 crore.

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KSU links changes in Ranikor river to uranium mining 18.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 17: Linking the change in the colour of water in the Ranikor River to the exploration of uranium in West Khasi Hills (WKH) district, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has demanded that the state government ensures that the Atomic Minerals Directorate (AMD) fills up the exploration pits which were dug for this purpose.
We highly suspect that the sudden death of fishes and now the abnormal change in the colour of the River is due to uranium drilling activities,” KSU-Ranikor Circle president Marconi Thongni said on Friday.

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Villagers oppose uranium mining,proposed nuclear plant at Gogi 17.2.2017 Hindu: Home
‘Union Minister of State in the PMO has shown interest in the project’
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Pro Nongstoin road groups move court against KHADC 15.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 14: The groups in favour of a two lane road project in Nongstoin have filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) asking the court to direct the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) to issue a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for the project.
These pro two lane groups under the banner of the Joint Action Committee on Two-Lanes Road Nongstoin (JACTLRN), in the PIL have accused the KHADC of derailing the project causing gross injustice to inhabitants of Nongstoin-Mawthabah areas.

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New KSU leadership to continue fight for indigenous community 12.2.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Feb 11: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), in spite of having a new leadership, will not deviate from its strong opposition to uranium mining and railway projects in the state and will also continue fighting influx into Meghalaya.
This was stated by Lambokstarwell Marngar who was elected unopposed as the new president of the KSU during the 13th elections to what is arguably the most influential students’ body in Meghalaya which was conducted here on Saturday.

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