Illegal Mining

  • Special drive launched to check illegal mining in Bundi Yesterday

    Police on Monday launched a 40-day special drive to check illegal mining activities in the district. The drive will continue till August 31, Superintendent of Police Pankaj Choudhary said, adding that he directed all the SHOs in the district to take prompt action against the illegal mining activities in their respective...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends Mirzapur Forest Range officer over 'illegal mining' allegations 5 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suspended forest range officer of Mirzapur DN Singh with immediate effect and ordered a disciplinary action against him. Mirzapur District Magistrate had recommended action against Singh following illegal mining and transportation in Mirzapur forest area, an official spokesman said. Following recommendations of the DM of Mirzapur,...
  • Three arrested for illegal mining, 10 dumpers seized June 17, 2014

    Three persons were arrested while allegedly carrying out illegal mining in Kambhakshpur village here, police said on Monday. Ten dumpers and one soil digging machine were recovered in the raid that was carried out on Sunday night, Assistant Superintendent of Police Abhishekh Singh said. Six other accomplices, however, managed to escape. Acting on...
  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? April 15, 2014

    Bellary: As Karnataka goes to polls this week, CNN-IBN takes a look at Bellary, better known as the mining republic of India. It's in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons like the illegal mining mafia. This time around, the BJP's lone face in the area, B Sriramulu, is...
  • Police arrest man carrying 12,000 detonators April 1, 2014

    Nearly 12,000 detonators were recovered and a man was arrested in this connection early on Tuesday in Bihar's Kaimur district, police said. The recovery was made from a vehicle during routine search in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Kaimur Superintendent of Police Ratnamani Sanjeev said. He added the man was...
  • 7,000 kg ammonium nitrate meant for illegal mining seized from a makeshift house March 15, 2014

    About 7,000 kg of explosive ammonium nitrate that was to be used for blasting in in illegal mining in Rajasthan's Alwar was seized Friday, police said. Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar said that the seizure was made from Chopanaki area in Alwar district, some 150 km from Jaipur. "Illegal mining is a...
  • Karnataka BJP wants Bellary Reddys into party despite Sushma's opposition March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tension is likely to escalate within the BJP over the merger of the BSR Congress run by the illegal mining barons Reddy brothers of Bellary into the party. In the Central Election Committee (CEC) meet, the Karnataka unit has recommended that the BSR Congress be merged with the...
  • Rajhara coal mine caves in, 2 women die February 21, 2014

    Two women were on Thursday buried alive while two others sustained injuries as they were carrying out illegal mining in Palamu district, police said. The deceased identified as Sulekha Devi and Renu Devi (both residents of Padwa village) were buried alive when the shed of the colliery caved in, said Superintendent...
  • Minerals worth Rs 60,000 crore lost to illegal mining in Odisha: Shah Commission February 10, 2014

    Minerals worth about Rs 60,000 crore were illegally mined in Odisha during 2008-2011, Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry said in its report tabled in Parliament on Monday. The first part of the government-appointed Commission's report, running in five volumes, said most of the mining activities in the mineral-rich state were...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining February 6, 2014

    At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district. Thirteen persons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village of...
  • Chhattisgarh recovers Rs 3.40 crore as fines on illegal mining February 4, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said in the assembly here on Monday that Rs 3.40 crore were recovered as fines from over 1,700 cases of illegal mining were reported during the last four years. The state also recovered Rs 13.64 crore as fines from 13,084 cases of illegal transportation of minerals during...
  • Rajasthan government plans joint campaign to rein in illegal mining February 1, 2014

    A month-long joint campaign will be launched to check the illegal mining menace in Rajasthan from February 3. The campaign will be conducted by officials from Police, Forest and Environment, Mines, and Transport departments, and will be monitored at the state level by DIG (Vigilance) of the Mines Department. It was decided...
  • 4 business turnarounds in the making January 17, 2014

    1. Mining Moguls The unexpected winding up of the Shah Commission, which was investigating illegal mining, may have raised environmentalists' eyebrows, but the Indian mining sector is looking forward to a better year. Mining had stalled for about two years, hurting mining and steel companies like Sesa Goa and JSW Steel....
  • Vikasnagar SDM suspended for not acting on mining mafias December 28, 2013

    The Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Vikasnagar was suspended after a report by the District Magistrate here indicted him of not acting against illegal mining flourishing in the area. SDM Vikasnagar Arvind Pandey was suspended on the basis of a report submitted by Dehradun District Magistrate BVRC Purushottam, which said illegal mining was...
  • Karnataka: Santosh Lad resigns over allegations of illegal mining November 23, 2013

    Bangalore: Minister of State for Information and Infrastructure Development Santosh Lad has resigned from his post following allegations over his role in the illegal mining scam. According to high level sources, Lad was asked to resign from his post by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah after he was reportedly advised by Karnataka...
  • Karnataka government moves to crack down on sand mafia November 21, 2013

    Karnataka government on Thursday decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia and making its illegal mining and transportation a cognisable offence. The state Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, decided to constitute sand monitoring committees at district and...
  • Illegal Mining Vigilance Force set up to rein in illicit trade November 20, 2013

    An Illegal Mining Vigilance Force has been set up in Uttarakhand to rein in the illicit trade. The force has been given enough powers so that it can take effective steps to rein in illegal mining in the state, an official release quoting Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister SS Sindhu...
  • UP: Mining mafia attacks police team in Bareilly, one injured November 9, 2013

    Bareilly: A mining mafia allegedly attacked a police team in Bareilly on Saturday. One policeman was injured in the incident. The attack on the police team took place when the officials reached the area to seize illegal minining activities going out there. (More details awaited) ...
  • Karnataka: BJP to protest at CM house, Congress warns of consequences October 22, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Youth Congress has decided to stand by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, during a planned protest from the BJP outside his house. The Chief Minister is facing a huge protest from the BJP for not sacking Information and Infrastructure Development Minister Santosh Lad for his alleged role in the...
  • Karnataka BJP MLA arrested, sent to CBI custody in mining scam October 17, 2013

    Bangalore: In a major embarrassment for the BJP in Karnataka, BJP MLA Anand Singh has been arrested by the police and handed over to the CBI for interrogation in the mining scam worth thousands of crores. Singh, one of the main accused in the illegal export of iron ore from Belekeri...
  • Jaipur: Court orders inquiry against Gehlot over illegal mining leases September 17, 2013

    Jaipur: A Jaipur court on Tuesday ordered inquiry against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over illegal mining leases. The chief minister is accused of favouring his relatives while granting mining leases. He allegedly tweaked norms to help his family members get mining leases. Nineteen of Gehlot's relatives, including three from his brother and...
  • Rajasthan: Mining mafia attacks police team, several officers injured September 17, 2013

    Alwar: Several policemen were injured when mining mafia attacked a police team during an anti-illegal mining operation on Monday. The 10 officer police team was raiding the area after reports of illegal mining surfaced. Five people have been arrested and a probe has been initiated. ...
  • Rajasthan HC asks Centre to respond to PIL over illegal mines allotment September 10, 2013

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court on Monday directed the Centre to respond to a PIL, seeking a CBI probe into the alleged illegal allotment of gold and iron ore mines to a company in Bhilwara district, within one week. A single bench of Justice RS Rathore asked the Union Secretary, Mines...
  • Another 'Durga Shakti' fights sand mafia in Kerala, students offer support September 9, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Students of various colleges here have expressed solidarity with a woman, who has been staging a sit-in with her three children in front of the Secretariat here for the last two months seeking action against the sand mafia and mining. About 70 students, including girls, marched to the north gate...
  • Karnataka government to act on Justice Hegde's illegal mining report September 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The newly elected Congress government in Karnataka has decided to act upon Justice N Santosh Hegde's report on illegal mining in the state. The previous BJP government had returned it to the Lokayukta seeking clarifications. Justice Hegde had submitted his report in July 2011. The implementation of the Justice...
  • Goa Police crime branch files FIR in illegal mining scam case August 20, 2013

    The Goa police Crime Branch has registered a First Information Report (FIR) in connection with the massive illegal mining scam which has been pegged to be around Rs 35,000 crore. "An FIR has been filed and now the investigation will follow," Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) Nilu Raut told...
  • MP: 51 trucks loaded with illegally mined sand seized August 19, 2013

    Bhopal: Fifty-one trucks carrying sand illegally mined worth crores have been seized in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. The trucks were loaded with illegally mined sand from the banks of the river Tawa. They have been seized in a single raid. The raid was jointly conducted by the...
  • BJP slams SP govt, alleges illegal mining rampant in UP August 12, 2013

    Slamming the Samajwadi Party government over the issue of illegal sand mining in Uttar Pradesh, BJP on Monday alleged that the practice continues unabated in the state despite statements by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. "Although the SP government has rejected illegal mining, it is still flourishing and mining mafias are active...
  • Action taken whenever illegal mining was reported: Akhilesh Yadav August 12, 2013

    Under attack over illegal mining issue in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said stern action was taken whenever such incident was reported in the state. "Action has been taken whenever and wherever incident of illegal mining had been reported and government will continue to take...
  • Maharashtra: Hingoli district tehsildar attacked by mining mafia August 11, 2013

    Mumbai: After Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, the district tehsildar of Hingoli in Maharashtra has been targeted by the mining mafia. The tehsildar was attacked for taking on mining mafia in Patonda village and he alleged that one of the truck drivers tried to mow down him. Vidya Charan Kadavkar had...