Government ready to ban mining around KRS dam, says Revenue Minister R Ashoka

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Mandya : The state government is prepared to impose a total ban on quarrying around the Krishnarajasagar dam in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district, Revenue Minister R Ashoka has said. “I have directed the Mines and Geology department to submit a report on the impact of quarrying on KRS dam. The future course of action […]

Groundwater depletion in DK raises concern

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Ground water

Mangaluru: Even as the state government declared two of the five taluks in Dakshina Kannada being drought-hit earlier this year, statistics from the mining and geology department show that the groundwater level in the district has undergone a stark decline in the last seven years. A comparison in the groundwater table as of August 2010 […]

Reddy troika no longer kings, but mining lords still rule

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Bellary mining

Bellary : The fall of the once powerful and mighty Reddy brothers is evident in the infamously called ‘Republic of Bellary’ but the influence of mining lords has not diminished going by their presence in the fray for the May five Assembly polls. Flashback 2008. The BJP made a clean sweep of Bellary district, winning […]

SC lifts ban on mining for Category ‘A’ mines in Karnataka

Monday, September 3rd, 2012
SC lifts ban on mining for Category ‘A’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on iron ore mining in Category A mines in Karnataka  subject to their compliance with statutory clearances. The ban has been lifted for Category A mines  in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts. The forest bench of the Apex Court has lifted the ban  only in 18 […]

8 companies permitted to undertake mining

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Bangalore : The Central Empowerment Committee of the Supreme Court has permitted eight mining companies of “A”  grade to undertake mining in Bellary and Chitradurga districts.The companies are expected to begin operations by this month end. This is expected to  solve some problems of the steel industries of the state which are suffering for want […]

Janardhan Reddy gets bail in Obalapuram mining case : No release

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Janardhana reddy

Bangalore :  Finally, the mining baron and former minister Gali Janardhan Reddy has been granted conditional bail by a court in Hyderabad in the Obalapuram mining case on May 11, Friday. He will however remain in jail as he has been granted bail only in one of the two cases pertaining to illegal mining. Even […]

V.D. Rajgopal in Soup, with Andhra HC cancellation of bail in OMC mining case

Monday, December 26th, 2011
V.D. Rajgopal in Soup, with Andhra HC cancellation of bail in OMC mining case

Hyderabad: A special CBI court bail, granted to ex-bureaucrat V.D. Rajgopal of APMDC was cancelled by AP High Court on Monday, leading to his possible re-arrest in Obalapuram Mining Co., illegal deals case, which involves Gali Janardhan Reddy too. The High Court said CBI was still investigating VDR’s role in the scam.  CBI had challenged […]

Bellary rural outcome removes BJP tainted shorts: KSE

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Mangalore: BJP has heaved a sigh of relief after it lost its deposit in the rural Bellary by-poll held on Nov 30, with results coming out on Dec 04, Sunday. BJP state Chief K.S. Eshwarappa (KSE) spoke of a deep pain in his heart over the loss, but confirmed that BJP could dance, without anymore […]

Hegde questioned on silence on graft in Lokayukta

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
Hegde questioned on silence on graft in Lokayukta

Bangalore: Continuing his attacks on former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, Excise Minister MP Renukacharya on Wednesday questioned his ‘silence’ over corruption by officials of the anti-corruption watchdog. “Why did Hegde not take action against those corrupt officials”, Renukacharya a staunch supporter of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa asked at a press meet here while pointing out […]

Janardhana Reddy moves bail petition

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Hyderabad : Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy and Obulpuram Mining Co (OMC) managing director Srinivasa Reddy, arrested Monday for illegal mining, moved a bail petition before a special court here Tuesday. The counsel of the mining baron and his kin filed the petition in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, which is likely […]