KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) has granted permission to 156 mining companies to extract minerals in Nepal.

PARBAT, Jan 29: The closure of the iron ore mine in Mahashila rural municipality-6, Parbat since a long time has left the local residents disappointed.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Department of Mines and Geology has granted licenses to 432 companies for exploring mines in the country.

Gorkha, Aug 14: A quartz crystal that was retrieved from Satipipal of Gorkha Municipality-7 in Gorkha district will be placed on the Gorkha Durbar premises as a Bhagawati Shila (stone), it has been decided.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Department of Mines and Geology (DoMG) has granted 420 licenses for prospecting.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Department of Mines and Geology has started the exploration of iron ores at Lohakot of Sankhuwasabha and Malladevi of Baitadi district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Department of Mines and Geology has granted permission to various companies for mineral study and excavation at eight different places across the country including limestone, marble, Kaolin, sand and copper.

BAITADI, Dec 27: A feasibility study of iron mines in Malladehi and Ketila of Southeast Puchowrdi Municipality in Baitadi district.  The study is being conducted by the Department of Mines and Geology. Until a few years ago, local residents used to extract iron from the mine.

Dailekh, Sept 9: A seismic survey conducted for the exploration of petroleum products in Dailekh district has proved that the district has gas and petrol underground. The survey was conducted as per an agreement between Nepal and China.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The government has granted permission for the exploration and scoping study of 407 mines throughout the country in the fiscal year 2019/20. The permission for these tasks was granted to both domestic and foreign companies.

GORKHA, Jan 29: Gorkha Resource Private Limited is not registered at the Department of Mines and Geology. However, in the name of mine excavations, it has been extracting sand and other aggregates from wards 7 and 8 of Gandaki Rural Municipality for months now.