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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Despite large-scale exploitation, successive govts colluded in concealing illegal mining in North East
India

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Despite large-scale exploitation, successive govts colluded in concealing illegal mining in North East

The issue of illegal mining in India was raised multiple times in the Parliament, and both the UPA and NDA answered them, yet Meghalaya doesn't feature anywhere in their responses

Jharkhand mining summit: CM woos corporates; Adani group commits Rs 20,000 cr projects in 5 years
Business

Jharkhand mining summit: CM woos corporates; Adani group commits Rs 20,000 cr projects in 5 years

Abundance of minerals has made the state home to various mineral based industries that includes Tata Group, Aditya Birla and a host of others

Nirma may buy Tronox Alkali of US, 4th largest soda ash maker globally, for around $2 bn, says report
Business

Nirma may buy Tronox Alkali of US, 4th largest soda ash maker globally, for around $2 bn, says report

If the proposed US acquisition bid goes through, this will be Nirma's biggest acquisition to happen till date

PM invites Swiss business leaders to invest in India
Business

PM invites Swiss business leaders to invest in India

Seeking to create two or three Switzerlands within India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today courted Swiss business leaders to boost domestic manufacturing and skill development.

Now, Holcim-Lafarge deal under CCI lens. Here's why
Corporate

Now, Holcim-Lafarge deal under CCI lens. Here's why

Exercising its rarely-used powers for the second time in less than three months, fair trade watchdog CCI has put another mega merger deal -- between Holcim and Lafarge -- under public scrutiny after prima facie finding it could hurt competition in Indian cement market.<br />

SC refuses modification of earlier order on 'green regulator'
Politics

SC refuses modification of earlier order on 'green regulator'

Supreme Court on Monday said it will not alter its earlier 2011 direction asking the Ministry of Environment and Forests to constitute a 'Green Regulator' for monitoring environmental issues in country.

Lafarge in talks with PE firms to sell 20% stake in India unit
Business

Lafarge in talks with PE firms to sell 20% stake in India unit

French cement maker Lafarge is in talks with private equity and financial firms to raise about Rs 6,000 crore by selling around a 20-25 percent stake in its India unit in order to fund its expansion

Stake sale buzz: JP Associates looking to ease debt burden
Investing

Stake sale buzz: JP Associates looking to ease debt burden

The Aditya Birla Group (Ultratech) and France's Lafarge are in talks to buy out JP Associates' cement plants in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.