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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a complete ban on mining activities in all the 90 mines in Goa as well as the transportation of iron and manganese ores till further orders.

The Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) on Friday assailed the action of former Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh in cancelling the approval granted to the state-owned company for bauxite mining

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to explain whether exempting the Russian manufacturer of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant’s reactor could adversely cost India’s exchequer an

Mining operations in all the 90 mines in Goa were on Friday ordered to be halted by the Supreme Court on the basis of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission report which estimated a whopping Rs.35,000 crore to the exchequer due to illegal mining in the last 12 years.

Mining companies have also been restrained from exporting and selling ores which has already been extracted. A three judge bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam took note of the Commission’s report and issued notice to the Centre and State government.

A Supreme Court order on drug price control on Wednesday has caused confusion with some interpreting it to mean the retention of cost-based pricing which will help patients.

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered iron ore mining in six leases in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur district to be stopped due to a pending inter-state border survey.

The court’s forest bench, which is hearing cases on illegal mining, said mining operations and transportation of ore from the six leases should be suspended till further orders.

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a review petition filed by the Union government contending that it was not heard before the court passed a judgment in 2010, with regard to allocation of mining leases.

The court had directed the Karnataka government to consider applications from companies to mine iron ore in the Kumaraswamy range in Karnataka’s Bellary-Hospet region, within 4 months.

New Delhi The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to reopen its 2010 judgment that had ruled against granting of mining lease to JSW Steel and Kalyani Steel in Karnataka. The reopening of the case gives some hope to these companies which are keen to do mining of iron and manganese ores at 380 hectares in Sandur.

The apex court had on September 15, 2010, quashed a December 2004 recommendation by the Karnataka government — later endorsed by the Centre — to allow mining by JSW Steel and Kalyani.

Category B leases were found to have done illegal mining outside the sanctioned areas up to 10% of the lease areas

The Supreme Court of India has directed 63 Category B mining leases in Karnataka to pay compensation for illegal mining outside the sanctioned area before allowing them to restart operations. In its latest order issued on October 1, the apex court has accepted the recommendations of amicus curiae Shyam Divan. The three-member forest bench headed by judge Aftab Alam passed directions as an absolute first step before considering resumption of operations by Category B mines.

“Any agreement in violation of statute or law is void,” says Bench

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union government to explain whether an agreement with Russia to waive civil liability in case of an accident at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant would have an impact on the exchequer. “Any agreement in violation of the statute or law is void,” said a Bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra hearing a batch of petitions filed by anti-nuclear activists for a stay on the commissioning of the plant.