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BJP leader writes to DC on illegal mining
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BJP leader writes to DC on illegal mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Vichara Manch State Secretary and BJP leader C.T. Manjunath has urged the Mandya Deputy Commissioner and State Chief Secretary to take all possible action against erstwhile Mysuru Royal Family Pramod Devi Wadiyar and her son Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar for allowing their land (Survey Number 1, Amruth Mahal Kaval) for illegal…

Illegal mining of precious stones rampant in Kodagu forests
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Illegal mining of precious stones rampant in Kodagu forests

Madikeri: Rampant illegal mining of precious stones has been reported from the Subramanya Range Forest of Dakshina Kannada, Koojimalai and Suttathmalai of Kodagu district where smugglers are unearthing gemstones hoodwinking the Forest Department.  These precious stones are extracted from the forests with the help of locals and are sold at a premium to luxury hotels,…

Four arrested for illegal mining
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Four arrested for illegal mining

Gundlupet: Terakanambi Police have arrested four persons on charges of illegal mining in Patta lands in Kundakere village in the taluk and have also seized explosives used for illegal mining. Acting on a tip off, where the  mining was going at the fields of Mallappa and Ankappa without a valid permit, the Police raided the…

Ahead of polls, State hands over illegal iron ore export cases to SIT
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Ahead of polls, State hands over illegal iron ore export cases to SIT

Bengaluru, Jan.18- The State Cabinet yesterday approved a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe all the cases related to illegal mining of iron ore that the CBI said it could not find evidence in. The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah accepted the recommendation of the Cabinet subcommittee, headed by Rural Development and Panchayat…

Illegal white marble mining rampant in Gundlupet
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Illegal white marble mining rampant in Gundlupet

Gundlupet: There has been a rampant increase in the illegal white marble mining at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district. The official apathy is such that despite being witness to the transportation of white marble in tippers every day, they have turned a blind eye on the issue. People involved in illegal mining have also been exporting…

Illegal mining: Panel favours handing over CBI cases to SIT
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Illegal mining: Panel favours handing over CBI cases to SIT

Bengaluru: With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) opting out of the probe into some of the illegal iron ore export cases from Karnataka, the Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC) on implementation of the Lokayukta Report on illegal mining is now all set to recommend handing over the same cases to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of…

Illegal quarrying: MP ready  to co-operate for probe
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Illegal quarrying: MP ready  to co-operate for probe

Mandya: MP C.S. Puttaraju has strongly refuted the allegations regarding his involvement in illegal quarrying in and around Chinnakurali in Pandavapura. He has clarified that he would fully cooperate if there were a probe. Reacting to the allegations made by Mandya-based social activist K.R. Ravindra and his complaint to the Lokayukta, Puttaraju told Star of…

Pramoda Devi Wadiyar reacts: “It is my land”
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Pramoda Devi Wadiyar reacts: “It is my land”

Reacting to the alleged involvement of Mandya MP C.S. Puttaraju, following a complaint by the Mandya-based social activist K.R. Ravindra with the Lokayukta accusing him of illegal mining, member of the erstwhile royal family Mrs Pramoda Devi Wadiyar said that the land where the illegal mining is taking place belongs to the Wadiyar family. Speaking…

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