Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Disqualified As Assembly Member: ECI
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has been disqualified as MLA by the Election Commission of India, confirmed sources on August 26. The announcement came after a hearing in the Hemant Soren mine leasing case which was being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI. Notably, the BJP has accused Soren of extending himself a mining lease and sought his disqualification as an MLA.
Tags: Election Commission Of India, Hemant Soren, Jharkhand CM, Illegal Mining, MLA
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Jharkhand CM Likely To Be Disqualified From Assembly, Governor To Make Announcement
After the arrest of Prem Prakash, a close aide of Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, possibilities that CM Soren will be disqualified from the Assembly. Notably, on August 25, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Prakash in connection with the illegal mining case, after multiple raids. The BJP MLAs, demanded Soren's… read-more
Tags: Hemant Soren, Jharkhand CM, Illegal Mining, Governor Ramesh Bais, Disqualification
Courtesy: India TV News
Haryana DSP Killing: Judicial Probe Ordered, Says Home Minister Anil Vij
The state home minister of Haryana Anil Vij has ordered a judicial probe into the killing of Haryana DSP by mining mafia. Tauru Deputy Superintendent of Police Surender Singh was allegedly murdered by mining mafia in Nuh district, on July 19. Reportedly, Singh was run over by a dumper truck, which Singh tried to stop for checking. Following the incident, the vehicle was seized and the truck driver was arrested.
Tags: Surender Singh, Haryana, Tauru, Nuh, Illegal Mining
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Punjab CM Takes Dig At Arvind Kejriwal Over Allegations Of Illegal Mining
After getting clean-chit in illegal mining allegations by Punjab police, Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi took a dig at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Ahead of Punjab Assembly polls, on February 20, CM Channi said, "Arvind Kejriwal is a liar.. tried levelling several allegations against me, but none were true. They complained to the governor, they ordered inquiry, truth prevails". Notably, AAP alleged Channi of illegal mining in Chamkaur Sahib… read-more
Tags: Illegal Mining, Chamkaur Saheb Assembly, Punjab Elections 2022, CM Charanjit Singh Channi, Arvind Kejriwal
SAD Demands CBI Probe Against Illegal Mining, Alleges CM Channi
Ahead of the Punjab Polls, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia, demanded a CBI probe against CM Charanjit Singh Channi. Alleging him of conducting illegal mining in Chamkaur Sahib constituency, Majithia said, "Total loot by Channi in his 111 day tenure will be more than 1,111 crore". Majithia even released audio recordings of CM's close aide Iqbal Singh and his son discussing illegal mining with CM's blessings.
Tags: Punjab Government, charanjit singh channi, Shiromani Akali Dal, Illegal Mining, cbi probe
Karnataka: 6 Workers Killed In Explosion At Quarrying Site
Six workers died and several suffered injuries after gelatin sticks exploded at a quarrying site in Karnataka's Chikkaballapur district during the early hours of February 23. As per police, the mishap occurred when the workers were trying to dispose the explosives. For the incident, PM Narendra Modi expressed his grief through Twitter. Meanwhile, Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa has ordered a high-level investigation into the case and has assured… read-more
Tags: Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, Quarrying, Illegal Mining, explosion
Courtesy: The Tribune
Supreme Court Says Governments Have No Right To Mine in Eco-Sensitive Zones
Hearing a petition filed by the Jharkhand government, the Supreme Court said neither the Centre nor the states have right to mine in eco-sensitive zones. While the Centre has the right to auction blocks, the decision of an area falling under the eco-sensitive zone is to be done by experts, the court added. Earlier, the Jharkhand government approached the court against the Centre’s plan to auction coal blocks for mining.
Tags: environment, Illegal Mining, Eco-sensitive zone, Supreme Court, Jharkhand, Central Government
Courtesy: Economic Times
Himachal Pradesh: Police Issue 8 Challans to Illegal Miners
Himachal Pradesh Police Department reported that on carrying a surprise raid, Kullu police has issued eight challans under the Mining Act and collected Rs 52,300 as fines. Reportedly, Illegal mining has been rampant in areas near Vyas River. Under the Motor Vehicles Act, the police have issued four challans along with a fine of Rs 1,800- carrying out illegal mining. … read-more
Tags: Illegal Mining, Himachal Pradesh, Kullu District, Police
Courtesy: ANI News