Cartosat satellite to be used to check illegal mining

The Indian space agency would use its Cartosat satellites to detect illegal mining, said a senior official here on Saturday.

NGT asks Meghalaya government to submit report on coal mining

 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the Meghalaya government to submit a complete report adopted for the purpose of promoting scientific and permissible mining of coal which was banned since April last year.

OMC mining case: Janardhan Reddy appears before CBI court

Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, an accused in the case of alleged illegal mining in Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) and other accused today appeared before a special CBI court here.

HC orders notices to state, central govts

The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notices to the state and central governments on a PIL by a scientist alleging rare minerals worth at least Rs one lakh crore had been illegally mined in coastal districts of Tamil Nadu by private firms with the 'active connivance' of government officials.

Prohibitory orders ahead of mining baron Janardhan Reddy's release

 Prohibitory orders were promulgated today in about half-a-km radius around the Parappana Agrahara prison here ahead of former minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy's release from jail.

Prohibitory orders ahead of mining baron Reddy's release

Prohibitory orders were promulgated on Thursday in about half-a-km radius around the Parappana Agrahara prison here ahead of former minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy's release from jail.

Raghubar Das to act tough against officials involved in illegal mining

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday directed the officials to initiate action against any government employee found guilty of their involvement in illegal mining.

SC grants bail to Karnataka mining baron Janardhan Reddy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, who is an accused in the illegal mining case involving his Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC).

More trouble for Naveen Jindal's JSPL

Naveen Jindal's company JSPL in trouble again in connection with illegal mining.

Mining ban results in one million jobs loss: Study

 Ban on mining and exporting of iron ore has led to jobs loss for a million people in the two mineral-rich states of Goa and Karnataka, a joint study by an industry chamber and a private bank said on Thursday.

Illegal mining gang fires at police team

Members of an illegal mining gang fired at a police team during a raid here near Naurangpur village on Friday night, which led to the seizure of a truck loaded with sand.

Illegal mining, crushing units flourishing in Neemkathan

 Accusing Rajasthan government of sheltering mining mafia, People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) today alleged that 342 units of mining and stone crushing were illegally operating and flourishing in Neemkathan in Sikar district.

Exclusive: Illegal mining turns disastrous for people of Sonbhadra, UP

The illegal mining in Sonbhadra, UP has turned disastrous for the people. Due to the illegal mining, the toxicity in the air increased, leading to the spread of diseases such as TB, specific types of cancer, and silicosis, which are directly linked to environmental pollution.

Zee Exclusive: Illegal mining turns disastrous for people of Sonbhadra, UP- part II

The illegal mining in Sonbhadra, UP has turned disastrous for the people. Due to the illegal mining, the toxicity in the air increased, leading to the spread of diseases such as TB, specific types of cancer, and silicosis, which are directly linked to environmental pollution.

Centre agrees in-principle to give aid to Goa for mining

The Centre has agreed in-principle to provide financial package to the Goa government to compensate revenue loss caused due to closure of the mining industry, following ban by the Supreme Court in 2012, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

Fine companies that mined illegally in Odisha: SC panel

A Supreme Court appointed committee inquiring into the illegal mining in Odisha, has recommended recovering 70 percent of the notional value of the iron ore and manganese produced by leases in violation of the law.

Decision on lifting Goa mining ban after Cabinet clears policy

Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

BSP MLA booked for illegal mining

An FIR has been lodged against a BSP MLA and three others on charges of illegal mining in Billi Markundi area in the district, police here on Friday.

SC dimisses Tamil Nadu's plea against HC order to inspect mines

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government challenging the order of the Madras High Court appointing an IAS officer to inspect and verify steps taken to stop illegal mining.

Former minister, mine owner booked for illegal mining in Goa

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Goa Police has filed a case against former Congress minister Joaquim Alemao and mining magnet Anil Salgaocar for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in the state.