The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will probe alleged illegal mining in the three-mineral rich states of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Karnataka. The government gave the go-ahead for the probe on November 30.


After being indicted by the Supreme Courtappointed central empowerment committee for illegal mining in reserved forests in Andhra Pradesh by Karnataka Cabinet minister Janardhan Reddy's company, the Centre has supported the idea of fresh survey of the leased out areas to determine damage caused to the green belt.

Dec. 3: The Centrally Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court had, beside the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC), named three other firms in its report on illegal mining on AP

HUBLI: The National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources (NCPNR) and other organisations have decided to hold a meeting on December 8 in Bellary to chalk out an action plan for intensifying the people

Delhli, Dec. 2: The Telugu Desam chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Wednesday accused the Chief Minister, Mr K. Rosaiah of being

Four months after a public interest litigation was filed in the Orissa High Court demanding a CBI probe into the multi-crore Orissa mining scam, the investigating agency on Monday submitted to the court that it was ready to probe the scam if the state provided necessary logistical support.

J. Balaji

The present Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were helpless or powerless before the Reddy brothers, says N. Chandrababu Naidu.

N. Chandrababu Naidu:

Anantapur, Nov. 25: Mining and transport activity of iron ore of six mining companies in H Siddapuram, Obulapuram and Malpangudi villages in D Hirehal mandal, came to a halt as the Anantapur mines and geology assistant director, Mr S. Sairam Singh, reached the mining site and issued them government orders on Wednesday.

Hyderabad, Nov 25: The state government will partially implement the recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee on the controversial Obulapuram mines.

The government, which suspended mining activities in six mines and transportation of mined materials, will not appoint any committee as suggested by the CEC for fresh survey.

Bengaluru/ Hyderabad, Nov 25: The order issued by the Andhra Pradesh industries secretary, Mr M. Veerabhadraiah, stated that the government took the decision to suspend mining operations on the basis of the reports by the central empowered committee and a three-member forest officials