NGT remits Vedanta’s plea on Sterlite plant to panel headed by former judge

New Delhi, Aug 20 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) remitted today mining company Vedanta’s plea, challenging closure of its Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin, to a committee headed by a former judge. A bench headed by chairperson A K Goel, said that the committee will also include representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board and […]

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National Conference on mining bats for beneficiation of all low grade ores

Scientists and engineers from top mining and mineral processing industries and research organisations have sought beneficiation of all kinds of low grade ores especially those which are not in practice presently like bauxite. Debating over various issues on mineral resources at the two-day National Conference on “Advances in Mining, Mineral Processing and Metal Extraction (AMMME-18)” […]

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Gold slides on low demand, silver remains steady

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Gold prices fell by Rs 90 to Rs 30,250 per 10 grams at the bullion market today owing to tepid demand from local jewellers even as the precious metal strengthened overseas. However, silver held steady at Rs 38,000 per kg on scattered enquiries from industrial units and coin makers. Marketmen attributed […]

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Alliance Air mulls to operate from Kochi’s naval base

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a ‘proving flight’ to Kochi’s naval base today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR-type aircraft from there, a spokesperson of the national carrier said. Air India is trying to find a way to fly in and out of Kochi where […]

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Imran Khan seeks British PM May’s help to combat money laundering

Islamabad, Aug 18 (PTI) Imran Khan has sought UK’s help to combat the menace of money laundering during a conversation with his British counterpart Theresa May, Pakistani media reported, a day after he vowed to act against those who “looted” the country. Khan’s request is significant as former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his close […]

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Rupee slides 26p to close below historic 70-mark on trade deficit worries

Mumbai, Aug 16 The rupee today slid 26 paise to close below the 70-mark for the first time against the US currency, hammered by strong dollar demand amid growing concerns over widening trade deficit. The Indian currency collapsed to a historic intra-day trading low of 70.40 before closing at fresh life-time low of 70.15 per […]

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Stocks trip on Turkish turmoil, plunging rupee

Mumbai, Aug 16 Benchmarks spiralled lower today as a plunging rupee and Turkey’s financial crisis sparked a retreat from equities, while lacklustre macro data further sapped investor confidence. The BSE Sensex tumbled over 188 points to close at 37,663.56, while the broader NSE Nifty shed 50.05 points to crack below the 11,400-mark. The rupee slumped […]

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Maruti Suzuki hikes prices by up to Rs 6,100

New Delhi, Aug 16 (PTI) Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today hiked prices of its vehicles by up to Rs 6,100 in order to partially offset increase in commodity and distribution costs and adverse foreign exchange rates. The price change varies across models and is up to Rs 6,100 (ex-showroom Delhi), the company said […]

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