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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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SC lifts ban on 18 iron ore mines in Karnataka (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in 18 category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurg and Timkur districts.Category A mines ... Read more...

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SC lifts ban on iron ore mining for Karnataka


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday lifted the ban on iron ore mining in category A mines in Karnataka's Bellary, Chitradurga and Timkur districts.The apex court forest ... Read more...

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Be humane, employ people: Goa church


June 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) The Goa Church Thursday asked the BJP government to show "humane consideration" and employ the 200-odd field supervisors in the mining and geology department whose ... Read more...

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One arrested for illegal mining in Goa


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) One person has been arrested here for illegal mining at a site acquired by the government for building a stadium for the National Games 2014 and ... Read more...

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‘Stone mining threatens ancient cave site in Kashmir’


April 19th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Two ancient caves in central Kashmir's Badgam district Thursday became the focus of a group of migrant Kashmiri Pandits seeking preservation of ancient, heritage sites in ... Read more...

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Evidence of mining kickbacks to Yeddyurappa: NGO


February 21st, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 21 (IANS) Documentary evidence on tainted former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his kin receiving kickbacks from mining firms for granting leases was revealed by an ... Read more...

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Goa Congress denies illegal mining charges


January 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Goa Tuesday shrugged off allegations of proximity to the multi-crore illegal mining lobby, even as it welcomed a politician arrested a ... Read more...

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Goa forest department under PAC scanner


October 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) The mining department is not the only state agency responsible for what Goa assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report has pegged as a Rs.3,500 crore illegal ... Read more...

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Truth will prevail: Kamat


October 5th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said that "truth will prevail" in the state's Rs.3,500 crore illegal mining scam, in which his role as mining minister has ... Read more...

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Book Rajasthan minister in illegal mine lease case: Court


September 30th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 30 (IANS) A court in Rajasthan Friday directed police to register a case against Minister of State Bharosi Lal Jatav and 11 others in a case of illegal ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Ruling NCP demands thorough probe


September 24th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a ruling alliance partner of the Digambar Kamat-led government in Goa, has demanded a thorough probe against officials allegedly involved ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam worth Rs.10,000 crore: Congress legislator


September 17th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Goa's illegal mining scandal is worth Rs.10,000 crore ($2 billion), former deputy chief minister of Goa and Congress legislator Dayanand Narvekar Saturday told the Justice ... Read more...

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CBI grills Reddys in illegal mining case


September 16th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogated former Karnataka minister G. Janardhana Reddy and his brother-in-law Srinivasa Reddy for the fourth consecutive day while the mining ... Read more...

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Shah Commission begins probing Goa illegal mining


September 14th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Members of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission probing illegal mining in Karnataka and Goa Wednesday began inspecting the 100-odd operative open cast mining leases in the ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam pegged at Rs.1,200 crore


August 27th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) The Goa assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Saturday pegged the quantum of illegal mining in the state at Rs.1,200 crore, a day after the Bombay High ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa says he won’t quit, Gadkari to decide (Roundup)


July 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Facing indictment in illegal mining, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday said he would not resign and said he had left the decision to ... Read more...

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Ready to quit if phone-tapping charges proved: Yeddyurappa (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 25 (IANS) A defiant Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday declared that he would resign from the post and active politics if the charges that state agencies ... Read more...

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Focus shifts to Lokayukta’s recommendation on Yeddyurappa


July 25th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 25 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde Monday said he would submit his report on illegal mining in the state Wednesday, shifting the spotlight on what action he ... Read more...

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Criminal involvement of Yeddyurappa in mining scam: Santosh Hegde (Interview)


July 24th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta Justice N. Santosh Hegde, whose "explosive" probe report into the multi-crore mining scam in Karnataka has led to a major crisis for BJP's ... Read more...

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NCP leader accused of illegal mining


July 4th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will summon the party's national secretary Jeetendra Deshprabhu who has been indicted by the Goa government for largescale illegal mining.Speaking to ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh sees record rise in mineral revenue


June 6th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, with nearly 20 percent iron ore and coal reserves of the country, has recorded a jump of over Rs.800 crore in revenue from minerals in ... Read more...

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NCP leader, two officials booked in illegal mining case


May 10th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 10 (IANS) A senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and several top bureaucrats were Tuesday booked for allegedly being involved in permitting illegal mining of bauxite in the ... Read more...

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Ruling NCP leaders’ role in illegal mining worries Goa BJP


May 9th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 9 (IANS) The Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday expressed concern at several office bearers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), a junior partner in the Congress-led ... Read more...

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Goa court orders probe against NCP leader, bureaucrat


May 7th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national secretary Jitendra Deshprabhu and a top Goa mining department official are to be probed over allegations of illegal mining and abetment, ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s trouts in troubled waters


April 16th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 16 (IANS) There was a time in this beautiful state of mountains and valleys when horses were not allowed to cross the mountain streams for fear of trout ... Read more...

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Pawar aide’s illegal mine being probed: Goa minister


March 17th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) An open cast iron ore mine operated by a key aide of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar has been red-flagged as illegal by the ... Read more...

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Criminal complaint against NCP leader for illegal mining


February 14th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists in Goa Monday filed a criminal complaint against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national secretary Jitendra Deshprabhu and several top bureaucrats for illegal mining ... Read more...

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Protests against mining trucks in Goa


February 9th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 9 (IANS) After an eight-day hunger strike, anti-mining activists Wednesday marched to Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's house here and demanded building a special road for mining trucks, blamed ... Read more...

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NCP national secretary runs illegal mine in Goa: Kamat


February 1st, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national secretary Jitendra Deshprabhu has been issued notice for allegedly running an illegal mining outfit in the state, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat told ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh official owns assets worth millions


October 14th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 13 (IANS) Raids on a junior official of Chhattisgarh's mining department have revealed assets worth millions of rupeees, an official said Wednesday.Officials of the Economic Offences Wing carried out the ... Read more...

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CBI should probe illegal mining in Goa: BJP MP


September 19th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Only a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the multi-crore illegal mining industry in Goa can help bring the culprits to book, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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No rules to regulate depth of mining pits: Kamat


July 30th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Friday disclosed that the state mining department has no rules in place to regulate the depth of mining pits. "There are no norms/restrictions ... Read more...

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Hundreds court arrest, mining hit in Orissa (Second Lead)


July 5th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) Hundreds of activists of non-Congress parties courted arrest in Orissa Monday during the nationwide shutdown against rising fuel prices that also hit mining operations and public transport ... Read more...

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Orissa empowers police to check illegal mining


April 20th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 20 (IANS) The Orissa government has empowered police in three mineral-rich districts to check illegal mining, Mines Minister Raghunath Mohanty said Tuesday. Earlier only senior officials of the mining department were ... Read more...

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