New Delhi: Mines minister Sis Ram Ola has ignored his own officials and the advice of the Karnataka Government and overlooked the Cabinet secretary by intensely pitching for reserving 1,503 hectares of the prized Ramandurg iron ore mines in the state for PSU Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC). MMTC falls under the purview of the commerce ministry.

Ordering immediate stoppage of the sand mining along the banks of Hagari river in Bellary district, the High Court on Friday rebuked the State Government for allowing the activity to proceed. In a rare gesture, the Court even invited mediapersons to watch a video footage of the ongoing sand-mining, driving home the point that it was in no mood to let such a thing to continue.

The absence of intellectuals from former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda-led campaign against illegal mining in Bellary on Saturday was surprising.

Deve Gowda move to fight against changing State's border
DH News Service, Bangalore:

Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Saturday called upon the people of the state to unite and fight against the

Bangalore: A war of words has broken out between former prime minister and JDS president H D Deve Gowda and key BJP leaders, including Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, over the BJP Government

Mangalore: Protests over acquisition of 1,000 acres of land for an airport in the iron ore mining district of Bellary turned violent on Sunday with the local police resorting to firing and lathi-charge to bring protesting farmers under control. Several people, including policemen, were injured when farmers began hailing stones on the police.

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Report on mining irregularities in Karnataka is out A mining company in Andhra Pradesh has extended its area and operations into Bellary district in Karnataka, said an investigation of mining irregularities in Karnataka. Karnataka

Suzlon Energy, one of the leading turbine manufacturers in the world, is entering the State in a big way. The company got a green signal from the Government on Wednesday, to set up an integrated steel project in Bijapur at the cost of Rs 49,720 crore.

Belgaum, DHNS:

The Legislative Assembly, on Thursday, became a forum for both ruling and opposition parties to settle their personal scores.

Both parties indulged in mud-slinging without discussing the Lokayukta report on illegal mining and encroachment of forest areas.