India’s air traffic grows, IATA credits new ‘supportive’ government

New Delhi: Reflecting ‘solid’ growth over the past two months, India’s domestic passenger traffic rose 7.4 per cent in August, recording the second highest growth rate globally after Russia’s 10 per cent, latest IATA data shows. “Indian domestic demand climbed 7.4 per cent. Results for   the last two months have been solid, perhaps an early […]

Nod for Extra Mining in Indian Ocean Bed

In line with its efforts to expand its footprint in the strategically important Indian Ocean, India has got a go-ahead from the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for exploration of minerals in another 10,000 sq km area in the South-West Indian Ocean.

Plea to lift beach sand mining ban

Representatives of various industries’ association from southern districts on Tuesday appealed to chief minister Jayalalithaa to lift the suspension of beach sand mining in Tut­icorin, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts as it derailed the livelihood of over 50,000 families with breadwinners losing jobs. The association also sought an appointment with CM to explain their plight. “We […]

TN ban on mineral sand mining hits downstream industries

TN ban on mineral sand mining hits downstream industries R. BALAJI  CHENNAI, SEPT. 22:   Over half a dozen downstream companies will be impacted by the Tamil Nadu Government’s decision to halt mineral sand mining pending an enquiry into allegations of illegal exploitation of the resource. According to the Mineral Welfare Association representing the industry […]