Coal scam: Government favours cancellation of coal blocks

The Centre on Tuesday favoured cancellation of coal blocks, which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a previous judgement.

Coal Scam: Supreme Court to give verdicts on 218 coal blocks today

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks, whose allocation it had declared "illegal and arbitrary in a previous judgement.

Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probe

Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probeA Turkish court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of 12 more police officers, including the former head of Istanbul`s intelligence unit, pending charges they may have illegally wiretapped Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, media said.

400 kg ganja seized, eight held

Eight persons were arrested and 400 kg of ganja was seized from their possession in Maredumilli forest in the agency area of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh today, police said.

Nine killed in landslide at Indonesian gold mine

A landslide at an illegal gold mine has killed nine men in remote eastern Indonesia, an official said today, the latest deaths in an industry that is booming across the sprawling archipelago.

Partly illegal structure around Dugiana Temple demolished

An illegal structure of old Beharav Nath Temple built by a group of individuals near the historic Durgiana Temple here was today demolished by the district administration during an anti-encroachment drive.

Barcoding to be implemented all over Maharashtra to check illegal sand mining

The barcoding system to check illegal sand mining which was implemented in Pune division and Solapur would be extended all over the state, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said in the Legislative Assembly today.

Hundreds of exhausted migrants arrive in Sudan

Hundreds of exhausted illegal migrants reached the safety of a northern Sudanese town Saturday, an AFP journalist said, after 10 people died when human traffickers abandoned them in the desert.

Three dead, 30 buried in collapse of illegal Colombia mine

At least three people were killed and up to 30 more are feared dead after the collapse of an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, rescue officials said on Thursday.

Canadians rally to legalise marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada`s biggest cities to call for the legalisation of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally.

50% mobile towers in the city illegal: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has admitted that around 50% mobile towers across the city are illegal.

Shahabuddin gets bail in one more case, but to remain in jail

Former RJD MP Md Shahabuddin was granted bail for illegal possession of mobile phones and related equipment in jail by a court in Bihar`s Siwan district on Monday, but he will remain behind bars in another case.

`34,753 illegal electricity connections regularised in J&K`

The Jammu and Kashmir government has regularised over 34,000 illegal electricity connections in the state and penalties have been imposed against the erring consumers.

Republicans slam release of illegal immigrants in US

Challenging White House`s claim that it had nothing to do with the release of over 2,000 immigration detainees from jail, opposition Republicans have suggested it was motivated by politics rather than forced budget cuts.

Leveson report proposals would be illegal: Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti, a top adviser to Lord Justice Leveson says his key proposal for compulsory press regulation in UK in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal would be illegal.

Three arrested for illegal mineral smuggling

Three persons involved in
illegal mineral smuggling from Koida mines in Orissa`s
Sundargarh district have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Kabbalah lawsuit claims Kutcher, Moore’s marriage not legal

A Kabbalah lawsuit filed earlier this year has alleged that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s marriage is not legal.

CCB nabs two for illegal sale of LPG cylinders

City Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths
nabbed two persons involved in illegal refilling of LPG

200-acre near IAF stn in Budgam illegally acquired

The land grabbing and its illegal transfer had taken
place between 2006 and 2010, he said, adding that No
Objection Certificates (NOCs) were "silently" issued for the
purpose by revenue officials.

Recovery of illegal arms to continue: Mamata

The recovery of illegal arms in
West Bengal will continue with the police told to do so
irrespective of party colour, West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.