Union Forest and Environment Minister in the UPA government, Jayanthi Natarajan had an epistolary "face-off" with her Cabinet colleague, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh over allowing Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) to conduct mining activities in the Saranda forest of Jharkhand.
The CBI Friday registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and some unknown officials in the union ministry of environment and forests in connection with diversion of forest land for mining between 2007 and 2013.
Aditya Bora, Assam cadre central committee member of ULFA and two of his associates, were arrestd by security forces during joint combing operation in Saranda forest bordering Orissa-Jharkhand,
Four persons were today detained
as fresh contingents of security forces took on Maoists in the
anti-Naxal operations inside Saranda forest in West Singhbhum
district where landmines and other explosives were seized.