Illegal

  • 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...
  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze 13-04-2014 02:21 PM

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagarfor illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner...
  • 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...
  • Police seize over 25 lakh litres of illicit liquor in Bihar 20-03-2014 08:38 PM

    As part of the drive against election malpractices, over 25.02 lakh litres of illicit liquor have been seized from across Bihar, since the Model Code of Conduct for elections came into force, Election Commission sources said on Thursday. The seizure of liquor illegally stocked, transported without permission and distribution among...
  • 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...
  • Police seize cartons of illegal liquor meant for elections 12-03-2014 02:34 PM

    As many as 87 cartons of illegal liquor, meant for distribution during election time, were seized from a godown at Bisrakh area in Greater Noidaon Wednesday. Police also seized an SUV with beacon light and fake licence plate, crime branch in-charge Gamai Prasad Yadav said. The illegal liquor was brought...
  • 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...
  • 1,950 illegal pistols seized, three arrested 02-03-2014 07:03 PM

    In a major drive against illegal weapons, police seized 1,950 pistols from Bihar's Munger district and West Bengal's Howrah district, a police officer said in Munger on Sunday. While 450 pistols were seized from Kasim Bazar in Munger district, 1,500 ones were recovered from Dasnagar on the outskirts of Howrah,...
  • Bangalore: 54 kg gold seized, largest haul since curbs on metal import 27-02-2014 08:27 AM

    Bangalore: Three men were caught in Bangalore on Tuesday after 54 kilograms of illegal gold was seized from them. It's the single largest haul of illegal gold since curbs were imposed on gold import by the Centre to help prop up the falling rupee. "We also came to know that...
  • MP border districts supplying weapons to Delhi-NCR gangs 23-02-2014 11:39 PM

    After Munger in Bihar, various border districts of Madhya Pradesh have emerged as a major source of sophisticated country-made weapons for dreaded gangs in Delhi and NCR. In the last couple of months, the Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi Police have busted several gangs which were smuggling illegal...
  • 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...
  • 30 bottles of illegal liquor seized, 2 arrested 16-02-2014 12:20 PM

    Forty-five pouches and 30 bottles of liquor, to be sold illegally, were seized in Jammu region's Akhnoor belt and two persons were arrested in this connection, police said on Sunday. Forty-five pouches of illegal liquor were seized from Jeet Raj near main Chowk Akhnoor, 30-km from Ghaziabad, on Saturday, they...
  • 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...
  • CBI raids ex-governor, BJP leader over appointments in Bokaro Steel 28-01-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday conducted raids in Bhopal, Delhi and Ranchi in connection with illegal appointment of relatives of politicians in Bokaro Steel Ltd. The raids were conducted at former Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi and two others - BJP Rajya Sabha candidate from Madhya...
  • Goa building collapse: Many questionable projects still being approved 23-01-2014 08:59 AM

    Panaji: Goa saw the worst ever building collapse last month which left 31 people dead. The incident exposing the rampant illegal construction in the state. Despite Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's promises to crack down, CNN-IBN found several questionable projects being given approvals. Days after the Canacona disaster, further investigation has...
  • 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...
  • Place Shah Commission report by January 27, SC directs Centre 13-01-2014 05:47 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to place the Justice Shah Commission's report on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand before it by January 27. A green bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik also directed the Centre to provide a copy of the reports to Central Empowered Committee....
  • Gujarat: Asaram charged with rape, illegal confinement 09-01-2014 06:40 PM

    Gandhinagar: A chargesheet has been filed against self-styled godman Asaram in a sexual assault case on Thursday. Asaram was booked for allegedly raping one of the two Surat-based sisters who stayed at his ashram in Gujarat between 1997 and 2006. He was booked under IPC sections 376, 342 and 120...
  • Police seize 140 cartons of liquor, four arrested 04-01-2014 06:50 PM

    Four suspected bootleggers have been arrested from Siyani Gate area here and 140 cartons liquor bottles seized from them, police said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Manoj Kasna, Rajendra Kumar, Surrendra Kumar and Harrendra, all residents of Ghaziabad, used to smuggle liquor from neighbouring Haryana, where the price is...
  • Illegal arms and ammunition recovered, four arrested 01-01-2014 02:21 PM

    Four persons were arrested with illegal arms and ammunition during routine patrolling in Peepeeganj police station area, police said on Wednesday. On a tip off, a speeding car was asked to stopped but it tried to flee. However, the police personnel chased the car and arrested four persons sitting in...
  • UP top babu's wife stuck in traffic, 4 policemen suspended 30-12-2013 10:43 PM

    Four policemen have been suspended for stopping traffic to clear the way for the vehicles a former UP police chief and his family that apparently left many commuters stranded including the wife of a top bureaucrat in the state. Former Director General of Police Prakash Singh and his family were...
  • 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...
  • No legislation should criminalise its citizens: D Raja on Section 377 15-12-2013 03:35 PM

    CPI leader D Raja says no legislation should criminalise its citizens. "No legislation should criminalise its citizens from any section of the society. Now it is for the government how it is going to appeal to the Supreme Court for a review of that judgement." ...
  • Indian couple arrested for illegally taking workers to US 04-12-2013 07:15 AM

    New York: An Indian couple in Kentucky has been arrested for illegally bringing Indians into the US and making them work long hours for low wages at their fast food restaurants. Federal prosecutors have charged Amrutlal Patel and his wife, Dakshaben Patel, both 46, with housing, transporting and employing illegal...
  • Uttar Pradesh to launch drive against Bangladeshis living illegally 28-11-2013 11:12 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police is going to launch a drive against Bangladeshi nationals residing illegally in the state. This was stated on Thursday by ADG (Law and Order) Mukesh Goyal, who was in Kanpur to inaugurate a high-tech police control room. He said the police is working on a plan of...
  • Two persons sent to 14 days' judicial custody in illegal money transfer case 28-11-2013 08:13 AM

    Two persons arrested from Karnataka on the basis of statement given by the woman kingpin of an illegal money transaction network being run in Lakhisarai under the guidance of Pakistani agencies were on Wednesday remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a district court. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Amar Jyoti...
  • 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...