Goa govt contemplates cancelling 40 mining leases

The Goa Government is planning to cancel 40 mining leases in the State that were granted during the erstwhile Congress-led regime. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Legislative Assembly today that the State Government has already moved a file for legal advice on issuing notice to owners of 40 mining leases, whose delay in applying […]

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Lokayuktas can be useful in controlling rampant mining

Lokayuktas can play a vital role in controlling rampaging mining industry from encroaching on citizen’s rights and curbing corruption this has been advocated by New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW). This is a new ground for supporting Lokayuktas office, and it can be helpful for Lokpal as well at the central level in controlling corruption […]

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Illegal mining a reality: Chief Justice Kapadia

Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia Sunday said that illegal mining was going on in various states of the country and called upon the central government to put in place a regulator for both appraisal and pricing of extracted minerals. ‘Illegal mining is going on in different states,’ said Justice Kapadia, who presided over the […]

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Orissa moves Supreme Court over POSCO mining

Orissa Friday moved the Supreme Court against an Orissa High Court order that disapproved its grant of permission to South Korean steel major POSCO to mine iron ore in Sundergarh district, a state minister said. ‘The state government has filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court today (Friday) against the high court order,’ […]

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Policy to curb illegal mining soon, Gujarat tells court

A policy aimed at curbing illegal mining in Gujarat is being formulated, the Narendra Modi government told the Gujarat High Court Monday. The state government said this in an affidavit filed before a division bench comprising Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice Akil Kureshi. The government was responding to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed […]

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