The government approved the renewal of agreement for supplying up to 16.5 million tonnes (MT) of high grade iron ore to steel plants in Japan and South Korea over three years till March 2018.
Sources say that the government has refused to accept both the demands of the BJP -- to cancel coal block allocations and a fair judicial probe in the coal scam.
The Diamond Traders' Association of Mumbai has issued an ultimatum to the police and administration. Pained by the loss of many of its traders in the serial bomb blasts on July 13, the association has told the government that the traders could shift base
The investigators of July 13 Mumbai serial blasts have been examining the role of a diamond merchant at Opera House who, they suspect, could have helped an Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative surveying the blast sites.
The blasts in Opera House, Zaveri Bazar and Dadar resulted in deaths and critical injury for many employed in the flourishing diamond trade industry.