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Children in mining: A load too heavy
Mar 24, 2011 Kathyayini Chamaraj explores the dismal state of children working as labourers in the mines of India. Besides violating the national law, authorities continue to ignore the health hazards these children are exposed to due to their proximity to mining areas.
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Afghanistan's minerals can bring prosperity
Oct 13, 2011 Anti-corruption campaigner Eleanor Nichol calls for transparency in governance and aid as Afghanistan gears up to extract $3 trillion worth of minerals over the next three years. Right systems in place can bring revenue benefits to its impoverished populace, she argues.
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India's mining industry out of control
Jun 14, 2012 A new report by Human Rights Watch shows how breakdown of government oversight harms communities living in areas where mining operations are in full swing in India.
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State govt abets destruction of ancient lakes in India
Jul 12, 2012 Urbanisation in one of the world’s oldest mountain range, the Aravallis in north India, is impacting the environment and destroying flora and fauna in the region. Despite strict Forest Protection laws, mining and construction activities continue in the ecologically-rich area, with permission given by the state government.
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Afghanistan works for transparency in mining
Aug 08, 2012 Over the past week, Afghan authorities are attempting to make the right moves to transact business with mineral mining business as the country plans opening its wealth for further exploration.
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Mining sanction to steer India towards ecological ruin
Oct 15, 2010 The Maharashtra government's approval of 49 mining leases in Western Ghats, could lead to one of the worst ecological disasters in years. The region is one of the last few densely forested areas in India and is home to a wide range of wildlife species.
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Emerging economies have the worst records of underage workers
Dec 06, 2010 The Child Labour Index and map, developed and released by the International Labour Organisation has identified 68 key emerging economies as countries with the worst record of child labour abuse. Bangladesh, India, Nigeria and Pakistan are among the bottom twelve countries. Experts also warn that climate changes will only serve to exacerbate the problem of child labour.
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Mining sulphur from an active volcano
Feb 09, 2011 Traditional sulphur mining in East Java is done from an active volcano by hands. The miners bear the scar of their labour for one of the most dangerous jobs of the world.
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Shale gas more harmful than coal, indicates research
Apr 13, 2011 US climate change researchers have found that shale gas produces twice as much CO2 as burning conventional gas. The study cautions against surging popularity of the gas as an alternative source of energy.
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Website for transparent mining in Congo
Nov 03, 2011 The Carter Centre of the US has launched a website to monitor Congo’s mining sector. The website contains comprehensive information about Congolese laws and mining projects to check corruption in mining.
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How safe are activists in India?
Dec 20, 2010 The murder of environmentalist Amit Jethwa for campaigning against forest encroachment exposes the urgent need for legal redressal to protect the voices of whistle blowers in India, who are risking their lives for the cause of social equity and justice.
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Mining threat looms over Afghan monastery
Jun 18, 2011 Ancient Afghan monastry in Mes Aynak faces threat from mining of recently discovered copper reserves. The country, however, pledges to preserve its cultural heritage much of which is already lost in the ongoing conflict.
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India: Mining law on profit sharing to be made flexible
Jul 01, 2011 As opposed to the current law on profit sharing by foreign and domestic miners, a new amendment may allow these companies to share less than the previously stipulated 26% of profits with locals. This aims at attracting investments to this sector.
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Corruption, violence threaten Afghan mining
Aug 02, 2011 The Afghan government is incapable of rooting out corruption in mining and violence sparked by profiteering warlords, claims a graft watchdog. This will impede effective use of billions of worth of iron ore deposits for progress.
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Mining firms denounce Indian tax plans
Aug 02, 2011 Mining companies have condemned the new legislation that demands 26% additional tax on their profits. The government aims to utilise the revenue thus generated for welfare programmes in mining areas mostly inhabited by indigenous tribals.
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India: Supreme Court extends mining ban in Karnataka
Aug 26, 2011 The Indian Supreme court has ordered the suspension of mining projects in two districts of the southern state of Karnataka. The court made it clear that it will not change its decision without the submission of an effective rehabilitation programme.
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Pakistani miners risk lives for trifle
Oct 19, 2011 Over 100 Pakistani miners get killed in mining accidents every year owing to miserable working conditions and lack of safety equipments. Victims of mining accidents are denied any concession and safety procedures due to outdated laws.
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Hundreds face action over illegal mining in southern Indian state
Oct 28, 2011 For the first time in India, a state government will punish over 600 officials for massive illegal iron ore mining in Karnataka. The move, to be decided today by the state cabinet, is an attempt to bring more transparency in the country's bureaucratic system.
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Bleak lives in the pits: Child labourers of Jharkhand
Apr 07, 2011 The mines of Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district in India increasingly employ children as labourers depriving them of their basic rights to life and education. Driven by poverty, these children grapple with health hazards, sexual harassment and sometimes even death in the poorly administered mines.
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