Inspection: Task force members of Indian Bureau of Mines inspecting a mine in Hospet sector in Bellary district.

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.

High Court adjourned the hearing in mining carried out by Sesa Goa in some parts of Advalpal village near Assonora by three weeks with rider that pendency of this petition should not come in the way of the application to be considered by Indian Bureau of Mines .

Following the Karnataka High Court directive, the joint survey, undertaken by the officials of the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM), Survey of India and Departments of Forest and Mines and Geology, to demarcate the area leased to Mr T. Narayan Reddy in Tumti village of Sandur taluk on the inter-State border, has been completed.

Anti-mining stir leads to a row, death and persecution ON THE morning of March 19, people of Kalane village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra were roused by the sound of heavy machinery. Workers hired by mining company Minerals and Metals were building a road at 4 am leading up to the mine in Survey Number 57.

Policing body finds 173 out of 199 mines violating rules
Ruhi Kandhari NEW DELHI

IN A shocking report that exposes flouting of environmental and social regulations by mining companies, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) has found that 173 out of 199 mines inspected in August were violating rules.

Most of the violations of the Mineral Conservation and Development Rules (MCDR) under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act were due to noncompliance of mining plan.

Bs Reporter / New Delhi September 04, 2008, 1:03 IST

The Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta group has made substantial headway in land acquisition for its three projects in Orissa which entail a combined investment of over Rs 30,000 crore.

The group needed 11,700 acres for its university at Puri, an alumina refinery at Lanjigarh, and its smelter and power project at Bharkhamunda near Jharsuguda. It has already acquired about 7,515 acres.