Odisha mining scam: `CEC member prepared wildlife conservation plan for leaseholders`

In a case of conflict of interest, one of the members of the visiting four-member Central Empowered Committee (CEC) team, which is investigating the multi-thousand crore mining scam in Odisha, had written the wildlife conservation plan for several leaseholders who are under probe.

Congress govt knew about mining scam: Ex-Goa minister

Former Goa minister Dayanand Narvekar has alleged that the then Congress-led government had knowledge about the illegal mining scam in the state, but preferred to keep mum on it.

Police crunching data in Goa mining scam: Manohar Parrikar

Police have not made arrests in Goa`s multi-billion rupee illegal mining scam because they are busy crunching data for a judicial probe, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Sushma Swaraj criticises BJP`s step to reinduct Sriramulu

Despite strong public opposition by Sushma Swaraj, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inducted BSR Congress Chief B Sriramulu back after its top brass decided to allow his entry, but not his party`s merger.

Mining scam one of the reasons for CPI not having tie up with BJD: Bardhan

CPI said the mining scam, into which it has been demanding a CBI probe, was among the other factors which prompted the left party not to enter into seat adjustment with ruling BJD in Odisha.

BJP seeks clarification on CBI-Naveen meet

BJP demanded clarification from Odisha CM and CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on their meeting saying "people wants to know what transpired between them.

Oppn demands CBI probe in mining scam, Naveen Patnaik`s resignation

The opposition Congress and BJP today demanded resignation of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the reported leak of the `excerpts of Justice M B Shah Comission of Inquiry` on a news portal.

Deemed extension to mining companies: SC stays Centre`s notification

Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Centre`s notification which granted two years as deemed extension to mining companies for carrying out their activities after expiry of the lease period.

Congress strike over mining scam partially affects Odisha

A dawn-to-dusk strike called by the opposition Congress in Odisha Tuesday over the alleged multi-crore mining scam evoked mixed response in the state, police said.

High security for Congress` 12-hour bandh in Odisha

Odisha police on Monday decided to step up security measures in view of the opposition Congress` 12-hour bandh tomorrow.

Congress questions Odisha CM`s `silence` on mining scam

Calling for probe by CBI into mining scam in Odisha, senior Congress leader Niranjan Pattnaik on Sunday questioned what he described as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s silence on the issue.

Karnataka legislature meets Monday, Congress on back foot

Karnataka`s ruling Congress goes into the legislature session beginning Monday on the back foot as it got rid of mining baron Santosh Lad from the ministry over illegal mining charges.

Karnataka minister Santosh Lad quits over mining scam

The multi-crore mining scam in Karnataka Friday cost Congress minister Santosh Lad his job.

I am very happy with Karnataka govt decision on mining probe: Hegde

Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice (Retd) N Santosh Hegde on Friday expressed delight over the Congress government`s decision ordering high-level enquiries into the mega mining scam.

Will hear experts, govt on preserving mineral resources: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would consider the submissions of experts and the government, instead of a mining firm, on the principle of inter-generational equity for exploiting minerals in such a way that they remain for future generations as well.

Mining officer, accountant held in Odisha mining scam

The anti-corruption vigilance sleuths on Friday arrested two officials of steel and mines department on charge of showing undue favour to a Kolkata based industry by recommending and issuing permits for transportation of Iron Ore without valid license, official sources said.

Mining scam: Goa govt files criminal case

Goa Mines and Geology Department on Friday filed a criminal complaint with the state police in connection with illegal mining scam that reportedly took place during the erstwhile Congress-led regime.

Goa wants special package for mining scam victims

A senior Congress leader Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sanction a financial package for Goa to bail out people hit by mining crisis.

BJP counter to Congress attack on Gujarat minister indicted in mining scam

BJP counselled Congress against attacking Gujarat government on indictment of minister in illegal mining case, saying former Congress MP has also been convicted and law should take its course.

Goa mining scam: Congress refuses to comment on FIR

The Congress in Goa declined to comment on a Bombay High Court order directing the state government to file complaints against 151 people indicted in a report.