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2008-10-08 06:00:29

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- ArcelorMittal (NYSE:MT) (Luxembourg) is in talks with the state government of Chhattisgarh to set up a 6 million-ton-per-year integrated steel mill. The company intends to invest about $3 billion in the project. Discussions are still in the initial stages, but when the project is complete, the company's proposed steel production capacity from its units in India will reach 30 million tons per year within the next decade. Earlier...

2008-08-30 21:00:17

By Vasundhara Vyas Mehta AHMEDABAD: Often, folk lore is very tribe specific. Tales need to be told in a particular style and depicted in a manner special to a region. Folk tales are fading from memory and so are styles to narrate them. In an attempt to keep tribal lore and art alive, a workshop was organized recently, in which six students of film and animation department of National Institute of Design (NID) took part. The workshop, organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the...

2008-08-07 12:01:12

Text of report headlined "UCIL mining boost for nuclear fuel" by Indian newspaper The Telegraph on 7 August [by Ankush Singh] Jamshedpur [in Jharkhand State, eastern India], 6 August: The East Singhbhum district administration has finally okayed a long- delayed mining lease for the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) opening up over 1,500 acres of virgin territory for the PSU [public sector undertaking] on the threshold of expanding its operations. UCIL, which had applied for the...

2008-07-11 00:00:00

By Law Kumar Mishra DHANBAD: Jharia Development and Rehabilitation Authority on Tuesday decided to set up eight new townships between Dhanbad in Jharkhand and Raniganj in West Bengal to house more than one lakh families to be displaced by underground fires raging for several decades in coalfield areas. The decision was taken at Dhanbad after a meeting between representatives of Coal India Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Eastern Coalfield Limited, Central Mining Project and...

2008-06-24 02:30:06

By Jaideep Deogharia HAZARIBAG: Danger looms on NH-33 off Ranchi. The road can cave in anytime as several tunnels have been dug beneath the highway near Hesagarha on Mandu Ghati in Hazaribag by illegal coal miners. With thousands of vehicles crossing these points, the road has developed cracks . Apparently, the tunnels have their origin in an open quarry of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) that was abandoned a few years ago. Illegal miners or coal thieves have been digging these up...

2006-08-11 08:30:00

KOLKATA, India -- Hundreds of postmen in India's Jharkhand state are delivering anti-malaria medicine along with letters to combat a spike in malarial deaths in the east part of the country, a senior official said on Friday. "The postmen travels everyday to otherwise inaccessible territories and knows almost everybody and they seem to be our best bet to beat malaria," Shivendu, the health secretary of Jharkhand, who uses one name, told Reuters. "We have trained them to carry bottles of...

2006-04-18 07:20:00

By Bappa Majumdar KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Three years ago, 16-year-old Jagari Baske vanished from a remote village in the Indian state of West Bengal. But unlike most girls her age who suddenly flee their homes in the country's conservative countryside, she was not eloping with a boyfriend opposed by her family. Instead, Baske ran away to join Maoist rebels who claim to be fighting for the rights of the rural dispossessed but who have been responsible for a wave of killings this year as...

2006-03-13 18:50:27

RANCHI, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels captured a passenger train with about 200 people on board in eastern India on Monday, police said. A rebel on the train pulled the emergency cord, forcing it to stop in a remote and hilly area in Latehar district, 160 km (100 miles) west of Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand state, a mineral-rich but largely lawless area. "It is not known whether the passengers are safe or have been robbed," Subodh Kumar, the most senior police...

2006-03-13 14:14:20

RANCHI, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maoist rebels on Monday seized a passenger train in eastern India with around 200 people on board, police said. A Maoist rebel on the train pulled the emergency cord, forcing the train to stop in a densely forested area in Latehar district, 100 miles west of Ranchi, the state capital of Jharkhand state. "It is not known whether the passengers are safe or have been robbed," said senior police officer Subodh Kumar in Latehar district. Maoist...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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