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.

Centre in favour of reopening closed mines in Odisha

 Pointing out that mining activities provide employemnt to a large number of people, Union Minister of State for Steel and Mines Vishnu Deo Sai today said the mines should not remain closed for long time as it hits the people around it.

Cop crushed to death in Lucknow

A police constable was crushed to death by a tractor-trolley being used in illegal mining in Shahjahanpur district, police said on Saturday.

Crores lost in illegal mining and exports in Jharkhand, Goa

Justice MB Shah Commission reported illegal mining worth over Rs 22,000 crore in Jharkhand, unlawful ore exports to the tune Rs 2,747 crore from Goa and blatant encroachment in Odisha by companies.

Sub-divisional magistrate, guard attacked by illegal miners in Chhattisgarh

A sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) and his security guard were allegedly attacked when the officer went to check illegal mining in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh on Friday, the police said.

Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining

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.

New mining policy to be in place by next month: Goa CM

Goa Government has said it will adopt a transparent mechanism to award mining leases in future.

Odisha mining: SC to pass interim order

Supreme Court indicated it will pass an interim order on a plea for stopping illegal mining activities in Odisha and the priority before it would be to halt 40 out of 56 iron ore mines operating under deemed-renewed leases.

AAP focus in Goa: Illegal mining, casinos

Illegal mining, the casino industry and real estate regulation could be the issues likely to feature in the Goa Aam Aadmi Party`s election manifesto, a party member said.

Odisha cops suspended for VIP treatment to mining accused

Five policemen were suspended Tuesday in Odisha`s Keonjhar district after they allegedly provided VIP treatment to a man arrested in an illegal mining case. The opposition BJP later slammed the government over the VIP treatment.

Five policemen suspended over VIP treatment to accused

Five policemen were suspended in Odisha`s Keonjhar district after they allegedly provided VIP treatment to a man arrested in an illegal mining case.

BJP to boycott UP Governor`s address to Assembly on Wednesday

Opposition BJP on Tuesday claimed the Uttar Pradesh Government has "failed" on all fronts and it would boycott the Governor`s joint address highlighting the SP led government`s achievements in the state Assembly tomorrow.

Notices likely to 75 leases for illegal mining in Odisha

The Centre may issue show cause notices to companies, including SAIL, Tata Steel, Essel Mining, JSPL and OMC, that hold 75 leases where illegal mining of iron and manganese ores was found by the Shah Commission.

SIT head will be suggested by Lokayukta: Bhaskar Rao

Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao on Thursday said head of SIT set up to probe illegal mining in the state will be suggested by the anti-corruption ombudsman.

PIL filed in SC to ban illegal mining in Odisha

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking CBI probe into illegal mining in Odisha and stopping all mining activities in the state.

BJD govt scared of CBI probe into mining scam: BJP

The BJP on Thursday said the BJD government was scared of any debate on mining scam in the assembly or elsewhere, and stepped up demand for a CBI probe into the "mineral loot" to unravel facts in view of reported findings of the M B Shah Commission.