Mining Scam

  • Karnataka mining scam: Rs 37.86 crore assets of Reddy attached August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A special anti-money laundering court has attached assets worth over Rs 37.86 crore belonging to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife in connection with an alleged multi-crore iron ore mining scam. The assets, which include a Rs 4 crore flat in Bangalore, a...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining June 15, 2014

    Shimla: After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise and close all "illegal" approach roads to river banks. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who visited the site at Thalot...
  • Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda to join Congress on December 30 December 24, 2013

    Independent MP and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda is all set to join the Congress. Koda will formally join the party on the December 30. He was arrested in the 2009 in connection with the Jharkhand mining scam and is now out on bail. He was accused of involvement in...
  • 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...
  • Digvijaya Singh slams Shivraj Singh Chouhan over mining controversy July 28, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Sunday attacked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the mining controversy in the state and asked him to show courage and face a no confidence motion. "Madhya Pradesh BJP scared of facing no confidence motion moved by Congress. 7 cases of corruption of...
  • SC to decide on Bellary mines barred from mining iron ore today April 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...
  • Rajasthan mining scam: Only a probe can bring out the truth, says BJP March 23, 2013

    BJP leader Bhupender Yadav said that Corruption done by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot needs to be investigated. ...
  • Rajasthan CM cancels sand mining contracts awarded to relatives March 23, 2013

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, on Friday cancelled the sandstone mining contracts awarded to his relatives. An IBN Network expose had revealed that the contracts had been awarded to Gehlot's relatives at throwaway prices. Although Gehlot had denied the allegations, he ordered a probe nonetheless, vowing to quit...
  • Sandstone mining: Rajasthan Speaker to announce probe team March 7, 2013

    Jaipur: After an IBN7 report showed how sandstone mining licences were given to the relatives of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at throwaway prices, sources say the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker is likely to announce a probe team to look into the irregularities. The Opposition is expected to target the Ashok Gehlot...
  • Gehlot under scanner: Do politicians corner public wealth for family benefit? March 7, 2013

    A IBN7 expose revealed that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot allegedly awarded sandstone mining contracts to his close relatives at throwaway rates. ...
  • News 360: PM flays BJP, says growth was faster under UPA March 6, 2013

    The PM tore into the main opposition party on Wednesday, criticising its India Shining campaign and saying that UPA had achieved higher growth than the NDA. ...
  • Raj sand mining scam spells more trouble for Cong ahead of polls March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: There was ruckus in Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday after IBN Network exposed favouritism by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in granting mining leases to his relatives. Fearing disruption and political embarrassment, Gehlot agreed to a probe led by the opposition leader. The matter reached Parliament as well. The BJP gave...
  • Rajasthan sand mining scam: Gehlot orders probe March 6, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has now ordered a probe after a sting by IBN7 showed that sandstone mining licenses were given to his family members at throwaway prices. The exclusive report on mining license irregularities in Rajasthan was aired on Wednesday. The report showed how most of the...
  • Rajasthan sand mining scam: Opposition asks CM to quit March 6, 2013

    Jaipur: There has been uproar in the Rajasthan Assembly as a fallout of an IBN7 revelation on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's alleged involvement in the sand mining scam. The IBN7 report showed how Gehlot's family were allotted most of the 37 sandstone mine contracts at throwaway prices. Ashok Gehlot...
  • Rajasthan CM accused of giving mining contracts to relatives March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: As Ashok Gehlot enters his final year as the Rajasthan Chief Minister, he is at the centre of a major sandstone mining scam. He is facing allegations of awarding contracts to his close relatives at throwaway rates. He allegedly even altered mining contract norms in 2012. Ashok Gehlot is...
  • HC quashes land grab complaint against Yeddyurappa February 5, 2013

    Bangalore: In a relief to former Chief Minister and KJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka High Court on Tuesday quashed a land grab complaint against him. Justice KN Keshavanarayana quashed the complaint alleging encroachment of land in Bhadra Reserve Forest by Yeddyurappa and others on the grounds that it does not attract...
  • Granite mining scam: Alagiri's son questioned by police December 28, 2012

    Chennai: Union Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi was grilled by police in Tamil Nadu's Madurai in connection with illegal mining of granite by a company in which he was a director. A prime accused in the case, Dayanidhi was on the run for several months till the Madras High Court...
  • Mining scam: Police summon Alagiri's son December 26, 2012

    Madurai: Madurai police on Wednesday issued summons to Union Steel Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi once again in connection with the multi-crore granite mining scam. Durai Dayanidhi had on December 14 surrendered at a Madurai court four days after being granted anticipatory bail in the granite scam case by...
  • Goa Chief Minsiter favouring mining company: Congress December 20, 2012

    Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is working for a mining company interested in extracting ore from a land owned by a Portuguese national, which has been declared an evacuee property, the Goa Congress alleged on Wednesday. Party spokesperson Reginaldo Lourenco was speaking to reporters at the state Congress headquarters, a day...
  • Manohar Parrikar to take up Goa mining issue with PM December 17, 2012

    Panaji: The issue of resumption of mining in Goa will be raised at the National Development Council (NDC) meet in the national capital December 27, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. "On the 27th meeting of National Development Council, I am going to raise the issue of mining with the...
  • OMC mining scam: ED attaches Rs 884 cr assets of J Reddy December 6, 2012

    Bangalore: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Wednesday attached assets worth Rs 884 crore of the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) of former Karnataka minister and jailed mining baron G Janardhana Reddy under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED investigated violation of the PMLA by OMC on the basis of the...
  • Goa mining scam: action likely against 2 ex-CMs December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP-led Goa government, under pressure to act against those responsible for Goa's mega mining scandal, has said in a letter to a Supreme Court-appointed panel that it would be filing first information reports (FIRs) against former chief ministers Pratapsingh Rane and Digambar Kamat for their alleged complicity...
  • Odisha: Notice served to 103 mining firms November 6, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Two days after CNN-IBN exposed how recovery of fines amounting to thousands of crores are due from miners who did excess mining, pressure is building on the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. Union minister Srikant Jena is now demanding the Chief Minister's resignation. The Odisha government has been forced to...
  • Odisha mining scam: Srikant Jena demands Patnaik's resignation November 5, 2012

    Union Minister Srikant Jena on Monday demanded resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik alleging his 'direct' involvement in the multi-crore mining scam in the mineral-rich state. ...
  • Odisha mining scam undeterred, no major arrests made November 5, 2012

    In 2011, CNN-IBN exposed a decade-long iron ore mining scam in Odisha's Keonjhar. Here's an exclusive follow-up investigation. ...
  • Govt has to find solution to mining crisis: Goa CM October 25, 2012

    Panaji: With uncertainty prevailing over resumption of mining activity in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the government and not court can find a solution to it. Supreme Court recently halted the transportation and extraction of ore in the state pending inquiry report from the Centrally Empowered committee (CEC),...
  • Mining scam: Shah panel to visit Odisha again on Oct 31 October 21, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A team of the Justice MB Shah Commission of enquiry will visit Odisha again on October 31 to further investigate the alleged mining illegalities in the state, official sources said on Sunday. The state government has been informed that the team of the Commission led by senior bureaucrat UV...
  • HC stays non-bailable warrant against Alagiri's son October 18, 2012

    Madurai: Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday kept in abeyance till November 2 a non-bailable warrant issued against Union Minister MK Alagiri's son Durai Dayanidhi in an illegal granite quarrying case. Passing the order on a petition by Dayanidhi seeking quashing of the NBW issued by the...
  • Mining scam: CBI files chargesheet against Yeddyurappa October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday filed in a Bangalore court a chargesheet against former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and his sons for receiving bribes in an illegal mining case. Yeddyurappa is accused of receiving Rs 20 crores for favouring several mining companies.   Meanwhile, there...