Tag: Illegal Mining

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Two Odisha Cops With Alleged Links In Illegal Stone Mining Go Missing

Bhubaneswar: Two Inspectors-In-Charge of the State Police facing possible action by Odisha Crime Branch over their alleged links with illegal stone mining racket in Khurda have been missing from their duties since days. Present Khurda Sadar Police Station Inspector-In-Charge, Bikram Keshari Jena and Baliapal IIC Ranjit Sahu who also had a stint as the police inspector […]

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Inaction to curb illegal stone mining in Odisha raises concern

Rourkela: Allegations of illegal stone mining and blatant flouting of forests and environment guidelines right under the nose of local administration in Sundergarh district have raised serious concerns. Such allegations of illegal mining have been levelled by Tehsildar of Bisra, Dilip Patnaik against one Pratap Prasad of Motikucha village under Bisra Police limits. “Illegal mining […]

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Illegal mining: Keonjhar district admin to attach property of two miners

Keonjhar: Acting tough against the erring mine lease holders who have failed to pay penalty for alleged illegal mining in Keonjhar district, the district Collectorate today issued orders to confiscate movable and immovable property of two miners. Hearing a certified case, district collector Asish Thakre directed police and local Tehsildar to attach the property of […]

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Probe illegal mining at Dankari hills: Guv’s office directs Environment dept

Bhubaneswar: As much-awaited proposed underground oil reservoir project (rock cavern) at Dankari hills under Dharmasala Tehsil near Chandikhole remains a non-starter amid rampant illegal mining in the area threatening the future of the project, the office of the Odisha Governor has directed the Forest and Environment Department to probe the matter. According to sources, a […]

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Illegal mining in Odisha: SC rejects pleas of 3 mining companies

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court today rejected pleas of three mining companies to restart their operations, which were suspended due to non-payment of fines levied on account of illegal mining. Hearing the pleas of four mining lessees- Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC), Corp Resource, BC Dagra and Gitanjali Mohanty Mines- the apex court today cleared only Corp […]