Illegal Mining

  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? 15-04-2014 10:08 AM

    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 01-04-2014 11:27 AM

    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...
  • 7,000 kg ammonium nitrate meant for illegal mining seized from a makeshift house 15-03-2014 10:27 AM

    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...
  • Karnataka BJP wants Bellary Reddys into party despite Sushma's opposition 08-03-2014 01:52 PM

    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 21-02-2014 09:25 AM

    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...
  • Minerals worth Rs 60,000 crore lost to illegal mining in Odisha: Shah Commission 10-02-2014 05:14 PM

    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...
  • 10 injured after sand mafia gang opens fire at villagers for resisting illegal mining 06-02-2014 02:49 PM

    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. Thirteenpersons have been arrested in connection to the incident which took place on Wednesday in Bidoli village...
  • Chhattisgarh recovers Rs 3.40 crore as fines on illegal mining 04-02-2014 12:01 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said in the assembly here on Monday that Rs 3.40 crore wererecovered 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...
  • Rajasthan government plans joint campaign to rein in illegal mining 01-02-2014 06:06 PM

    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...
  • 4 business turnarounds in the making 17-01-2014 03:22 PM

    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...
  • Vikasnagar SDM suspended for not acting on mining mafias 28-12-2013 04:46 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka: Santosh Lad resigns over allegations of illegal mining 22-11-2013 08:34 PM

    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 21-11-2013 06:49 PM

    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...
  • Illegal Mining Vigilance Force set up to rein in illicit trade 20-11-2013 04:54 PM

    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...
  • UP: Mining mafia attacks police team in Bareilly, one injured 09-11-2013 04:53 PM

    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 22-10-2013 03:06 PM

    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 17-10-2013 04:50 PM

    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...
  • Jaipur: Court orders inquiry against Gehlot over illegal mining leases 17-09-2013 08:20 PM

    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...
  • Rajasthan: Mining mafia attacks police team, several officers injured 17-09-2013 08:28 AM

    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 10-09-2013 09:14 AM

    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,...
  • Another 'Durga Shakti' fights sand mafia in Kerala, students offer support 09-09-2013 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Karnataka government to act on Justice Hegde's illegal mining report 07-09-2013 01:08 PM

    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 20-08-2013 02:46 AM

    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 19-08-2013 03:30 PM

    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 12-08-2013 06:51 PM

    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...
  • Action taken whenever illegal mining was reported: Akhilesh Yadav 12-08-2013 02:48 PM

    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...
  • Maharashtra: Hingoli district tehsildar attacked by mining mafia 11-08-2013 08:18 AM

    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...
  • BJP attacks Shivpal for 'no illegal mining' statement 10-08-2013 07:52 AM

    BJP hit out at Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Yadav for his claim that no illegal mining was taking place in the state, and asked the state government to constitute an all-party committee to look into the matter. Party spokesperson Chandra Mohan said Shivpal's statement is far from the truth, and...
  • Kerala: Mother of three takes on mining mafia to save Kannur beaches 09-08-2013 10:53 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: It was not just IAS officers who were taking on mining mafia, now a mother of three has been taking on the mining mafia in Kerala to save the beaches of her hometown in Kannur. As the entire nation has been busy celebrating Eid, a Muslim woman with her...
  • Where was Sonia when Mayawati suspended officers, asks SP 07-08-2013 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav has slammed Congress President Sonia Gandhi's intervention in the IAS officer Dugra Shakti Nagpal's suspension case. He has asked that where Sonia was when former chief minister Mayawati was suspending officers. "Sonia Gandhi is chief of the Congress. She can write to...