ILLEGAL

  • Seven Indian nationals arrested in Sri Lanka for overstaying September 21, 2014

    Colombo: Seven Indian nationals have been arrested by Lankan police for allegedly overstaying and their involvement in illegal trade in the country, according to a media report. All seven of them, between the age of 2365, have exceeded their visa tenure, violated immigration laws and engaged in illegal trade in Kalmunai,...
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • Karnataka government threatens to ban Sri Rama Sene if indulges in illegal activities September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned the controversial right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene that it would be banned if indulges in illegal activities. "We will ban Sri Rama Sene as it was done by the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa after police gave an adverse report about its activities,"...
  • Money earned from illegal animal slaughtering funds terrorism: Maneka Gandhi September 14, 2014

    Jaipur: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday expressed concern about India being the world's largest beef exporter and claimed that the money from illegal animal slaughter was used for perpetrating acts of terrorism. "We are the largest beef exporters in the world and also killing them for leather production. We are...
  • Illegal encroachments in Chandi Chowk: Delhi government reply sought September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of city government on a plea alleging noncompliance of its directions to remove illegal encroachments in Chandni Chowk area has led to a serious unregulated traffic situation there. Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice S Muralidhar said that the report and...
  • Will cancellation of coal blocks adversely affect power sector? September 9, 2014

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 productionready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Centre favours cancellation of 218 coal blocks, SC reserves its verdict September 9, 2014

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 productionready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • SC reserves its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks declared as illegal September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks which were declared as illegal by it. The apex court has concluded the hearing on coal block allocations and would give the verdict later. The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of coal...
  • Centre files affidavit in SC on 218 coal blocks declared illegal September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on 218 coal blocks declared as illegal and left it to the court to decide on the issue. The apex court deemed the allocation of 218 coal blocks since 1993 as illegal. The government has proposed...
  • Lives at risk with 10,000 illegal bottled water units in Delhi NCT September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 10,000 illegal packaged water bottling units are operating in the National Capital Territory, often using the labels of the 64 licensed manufacturers, putting the health of millions of people at risk, officials maintain. "It may sound horrific but only 64 water bottling plants have the licence to...
  • Stop unauthorised construction or face action: HC warns MCDs September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the municipal corporations to ensure that no unauthorised construction takes place in the national capital and warned that noncompliance of its order would result in appropriate action against the officials and persons involved. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth...
  • SC order on coal block allocations to affect 218 blocks August 25, 2014

    The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The court has stopped short of deallocation and posted the matter for further hearing on September...
  • CAG validates CNNIBN's revelation on misuse of discretionary quota by Odisha government August 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General has come up with a report validating CNNIBN's expose on the misuse of the discretionary quota policy by the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. In November 2011, CNNIBN had exposed the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha over how the state government had illegally allotted...
  • UK: 'Indian' illegal migrant found dead in shipping container August 16, 2014

    London: One among the 35 people who were illegally trespassing into the United Kingdoms via waterways was found dead in one of the shipping containers on Saturday morning. UK media reports suggest that the illegal migrants including children could be from India. They were found in shipping container at Tilbury...
  • Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies August 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday. The US Internet search giant made the commitment in settling a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Google failed to...
  • Three persons bearing illegal weapons arrested July 26, 2014

    Three persons have been arrested in Ghaziabad for allegedly carrying illegal weapons, police said on Friday. The accused identified as Shiva, Anuj and Vir Singh were nabbed by the Indirapuram Police last night. "During checking on Thursday night, police tried to stop an Indica car, after which the driver tried to...
  • Uttarakhand government forms committee to curb illegal mining July 24, 2014

    Amid reports of rampant illegal mining in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday set up a committee consisting of senior government officials to take effective steps to check it. To be headed by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, the panel was constituted by the Rawat at a meeting convened by him...
  • New Zealand's Kane Williamson banned from bowling July 23, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling his occasional offspin in international cricket because of an illegal action, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday. Williamson was reported by the match officials during the second Test against West Indies in Port of Spain in June and independent analysis...
  • Special drive launched to check illegal mining in Bundi July 21, 2014

    Police on Monday launched a 40day 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...
  • Minors rounded up in illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: 225 children were rounded up in a police raid of an illegal DJ party in Navi Mumbai. Police raided Rain pub in sector 6 of Nerul, Navi Mumbai where an illegal party was under progress; with alcohol. Of those rounded up, 100 were girls and mostly under 21 years. ...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends Mirzapur Forest Range officer over 'illegal mining' allegations July 17, 2014

    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,...
  • Building collapses: Centre thinking of fixing responsibility July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of building collapses in the country, Centre was thinking of fixing responsibility on local authority for illegal constructions, Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. "There has to be accountability to deal with such issues (illegal construction and building collapse). If people, local building...
  • Bangla taking stern action against antiIndia activity: Border Guard Bangladesh June 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Border Guard Bangladesh has said it has "zero tolerance" towards any antiIndia activity including those by insurgents and was taking "stern" steps in this direction. However, the force refuted media reports about antiIndia fidayeen camps operating from Bangladeshi territory. "I have never heard of such camps or any such knowledge of...
  • Actress Emma Watson allegedly been employing illegal housekeeper June 29, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has allegedly been employing a woman illegally at her 2 million pound London home. The 24yearold actress hired the maid to work in her New York apartment at the beginning of last year but Border Agency staff have since launched a probe following a complaint...
  • 50 illegal pistols seized in Munger June 28, 2014

    A total of 50 illegal pistols were on Saturday seized from two persons who were arrested from Bariyarpur area of Munger district, police said. Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said there was information that a vehicle was moving with a consignment of illegal weapons near Ghorghat village under Bariyarpur police station....
  • Delhi government cracks down on illegal LPG refilling units June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a crackdown on people involved in illegal filling of cooking gas, Delhi government on Thursday raided 164 premises across the city and seized 293 cylinders. FIRs have been lodged against 32 persons allegedly involved in illegal filling of LPG from big cylinders into small cylinders and selling illegal...
  • Campa Cola eviction: No success for BMC on day 2, officials leave emptyhanded June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: It was another unsuccessful day for the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation as its officials left the Campa Cola compound after residents once again refused to let them in on Saturday. BMC officials say they will return on Sunday. There was high drama at the compound again on Saturday with BMC...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents continue to resist eviction, block BMC's entry June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: There were dramatic scenes once again at Mumbai's Campa Cola compound as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials returned for a second day on Saturday to begin the eviction process. But the officials have once again not been allowed to enter the compound. They tried to urge the residents to let...
  • Corporation in a hurry to initiate demolition of Campa Cola flats: BMC exofficial June 21, 2014

    Even as the residents of Mumbai's Campa Cola Society continue to fight eviction, the BMC has registered a case against them for unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and obstructing a public servant from performing his duty. ...
  • Mumbai: BMC files case against Campa Cola residents for resisting eviction June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The faceoff between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and Mumbai's Campal Cola residents continues with none of the two willing to budge. The BMC has now registered a case against the Campa Cola residents at the Worli police station for unlawful assembly, wrongful restraint and obstructing a public servant from...