New Delhi: In a huge relief for mining companies in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday allowed 118 legal mines to reopen in three districts after a gap of two years.
It, however, also cancelled leases of all mine projects planned outside the sanctioned area of Karnataka's Bellary district. The illegal iron ore mining on Andhra-Karnataka border would remain suspended till demarcation of boundary
between the two states is completed, the court said.
The apex court's decision was based on the recommendations made by the Central Empowered Committee, which was constituted by the Supreme Court to look into the mining issues in Karanataka. ...more
11:16 AM, Apr 18, 2013
Bangalore: The Supreme Court will on Thursday decide on the fate of mines barred from mining iron ore in Karnataka's Bellary district. A three-member bench will deliver the judgement on a PIL filed three years ago seeking a ban on illegal mining and also a high level inquiry into the role of politicians. A Central Empowered Committee had also recommended a ban on mining. The PIL's petitioner had named top...
09:11 AM, Apr 18, 2013
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed the chargesheet in the Bellary illegal mining case on Saturday. Filing the chargesheet in the CBI special court, the apex investigation agency has charged Gali Janardhan Reddy, Sreenivasa Reddy, VD Rajagopal and the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) under sections 120-B, 409, 420, 468,471 of the IPC and under 13(2) r\w 13(1)(d) of PC Act, 1988. The CBI arrested OMC Director D...
11:00 AM, Dec 03, 2011
Bellary: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday conducted raids at the office and residence of Karnataka MLA Nagendra from Bellary. Nagendra is a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka. The raids have been conducted in connection with the illegal mining in Bellary. The Karnataka CBI also raided the administration and HR offices of Jindal Steels in Bellary in connection with the illegal mining. According...
09:36 AM, Oct 03, 2011