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Jun 2, 2014

Odisha sees iron ore output steady despite mine closures

BHUBANESWAR India (Reuters) – India’s top iron ore producing state Odisha expects output in 2014/15 to hold around last year’s level as it fast-tracks licence renewals for mines shut down by a court order, a top official said on Monday.

The Supreme Court ordered the closure of nearly half of Odisha’s 56 mines two weeks ago due to the non-renewal of years-old leases. The closed mines accounted for about half of the state’s output of more than 70 million tonnes last fiscal year.

Jun 2, 2014

India’s Odisha sees iron ore output steady despite mine closures

BHUBANESWAR, India, June 2 (Reuters) – India’s top iron ore
producing state Odisha expects output in 2014/15 to hold around
last year’s level as it fast-tracks licence renewals for mines
shut down by a court order, a top official said on Monday.

India’s Supreme Court ordered the closure of nearly half of
Odisha’s 56 mines two weeks ago due to the non-renewal of
years-old leases. The closed mines accounted for about half of
the state’s output of more than 70 million tonnes last fiscal
year.

May 23, 2014

Odisha to renew some iron ore mining licences in about two months

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR (Reuters) – India’s top iron ore producing state Odisha will renew in about two months licences of 10 of the 26 mines that were shut by the Supreme Court last week, a government official said, allaying fears of steelmakers the shutdown would lead to heavy imports.

The top court had ordered the closure of nearly half of the 56 mines in Odisha due to non-renewal of years-old leases. The closed mines accounted for about half of the state’s output of more than 70 million tonnes last fiscal year.

May 23, 2014

India’s Odisha to renew some iron ore mining licences in about 2 months

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR, May 23 (Reuters) – India’s top iron
ore producing state Odisha will renew in about two months
licences of 10 of the 26 mines that were shut by the Supreme
Court last week, a government official said, allaying fears of
steelmakers the shutdown would lead to heavy imports.

The top court had ordered the closure of nearly half of the
56 mines in Odisha due to non-renewal of years-old leases. The
closed mines accounted for about half of the state’s output of
more than 70 million tonnes last fiscal year.

May 16, 2014

Supreme Court orders temporary closure of some Odisha iron ore mines

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR (Reuters) – The Supreme Court ordered on Friday the temporary closure of nearly half of the iron ore mines in top producing state Odisha due to non-renewal of years-old leases, in a blow to local steel mills that depend heavily on high-quality ore from the state.

Odisha, which allows exports of only half of total iron ore output, produced more than 70 million tonnes in the last fiscal year from 56 operating mines.

May 16, 2014

India court orders temporary closure of some Odisha iron ore mines

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR, May 16 (Reuters) – India’s Supreme
Court ordered on Friday the temporary closure of nearly half of
the iron ore mines in top producing state Odisha due to
non-renewal of years-old leases, in a blow to local steel mills
that depend heavily on high-quality ore from the state.

Odisha, which allows exports of only half of total iron ore
output, produced more than 70 million tonnes in the last fiscal
year from 56 operating mines.

Apr 27, 2014

India test-fires anti-ballistic missile

BHUBANESWAR, India, April 27 (Reuters) – India successfully
test-fired an anti-ballistic missile on Sunday capable of
intercepting targets outside the earth’s atmosphere, a major
step in development of a missile defence system that is
available to only a handful of nations.

Sharing borders with nuclear armed China and Pakistan, India
is developing a two-tier missile defence system that aims to
provide a multi-layered shield against ballistic missile attack.

Mar 11, 2014

Maoists kill 16 in attack on police

BHUBANESWAR (Reuters) – Maoist rebels ambushed police and killed 16 involved in a mine clearing operation in a remote part of Chhattisgarh region on Tuesday, police said, as the insurgents demonstrated their strength ahead of a general election next month.

The victims were clearing mines laid by rebels on a road through a densely forested area in the resource-rich state when the rebels attacked from all sides, according to a senior home ministry official.

Mar 11, 2014

Indian Maoists kill 16 in attack on police

BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) – Maoist rebels ambushed police and killed 16 involved in a mine clearing operation in a remote part of eastern India region on Tuesday, police said, as the insurgents demonstrated their strength ahead of a general election next month.

The victims were clearing mines laid by rebels on a road through a densely forested area in resource-rich Chhattisgarh state when the rebels attacked from all sides, according to a senior home ministry official.

Feb 19, 2014

India reclaims 31 coal blocks from private firms over delay

NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR (Reuters) – The coal ministry is taking back 31 coal blocks allocated to private firms including the Tata group and Jindal Steel and Power (JNSP.NS: Quote, Profile, Research) over delays in developing them, jeopardising billion-dollar projects and inviting warnings of legal action.

The ministry, reviewing some 61 coal blocks allocated over the past decade that have not started production yet, announced on Tuesday it is reclaiming about half as companies have failed to meet milestones. The companies say delays in getting some government clearances hampered work on the blocks.