A documentary produced and directed by journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta throws light on environmental and livelihood issues plaguing the Bellary belt of Karnataka and Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh by the powerful mining mafia.

The little over a two-hour documentary 'Blood and Iron', presents a comprehensive picture of the money, politics and greed of the mining mafia in the area.

It also depic

Anantapur, Dec. 22: The Central Empowered Committee (CEC), constituted by the Supreme Court to look into iron ore mining irregularities at controversial Obulapuram village, visited and examined the boundaries along the AP-Karnataka border on Wednesday.

Committee member secretary Mr M.K. Jeewaraki, members A.D.N. Rao and Mahendra Vyas visited Y.


New Delhi, Nov.

Oct. 7: With the Tungabhadra river flowing in full spate, residents of low-lying areas around Mantralayam were asked to remain alert until water flow receded.

Revenue officials were asked to remain vigilant along the river basin and in low-lying areas until water flow recedes at Man-tralayam.

This new FAO study on Mahbubnagar and Anantapur districts in AP confirms that there is a strong gender dimension to the way in which climate variability is experienced by farmers in their coping strategies to ensure livelihoods and food security.

Kurnool, Sept. 13: In the wake of wild animal attacks on cattle and humans, the forest department has concentrated on the leopard population to drive them back into the forests.

Following a leopard attack on pilgrims trekking the Tirumala hillock, forest officials kept surveillance on their movements.

Anantapur, Aug.

Hyderabad, Aug. 30: The Telugu Desam president, Mr N.

Anantapur, Aug. 29: The drought-prone Anantapur district once again lost a golden opportunity to conserve rainwater for groundwater recharge this monsoon due to the apathy of minor and medium irrigation officials.

After nearly three years, the district has received a record rainfall from the last two months.