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Afrazul murder: Hate crime in Rajsamand reflects changing political economy of south Rajasthan district 15.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
What are the conditions prevalent in southern Rajasthan and Rajsamand under which an incident such as the murder of Afrazul could have occurred?
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Quartz, granite depositsfound in Chennampalli fort 11.1.2018 Hindu: National
GSI deploys sophisticated gadgets to map the area
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Licensed quarries can function: Collector 11.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Quarry owners have to follow bench method while mining
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SC Orders Makrana Marble Quarry Owners, Rajasthan Govt to Pay for Diverting Railway Tracks 5.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Mining will resume in the 63 quarries in view of the apex court’s approval for diverting the railway track from mineral area of Makarana–Parbatsar to a non-mineral area of Makrana-Bidiyad.
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Congress govt in Meghalaya favoring mining mafia: Modi 17.12.2017 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Dec 16: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has accused the Congress – led Government in Meghalaya of favouring the mining mafia even as he added that there is a plethora of scamsrunning in the state.
“The Congress led government in the state is not for the people but belongs to the mining mafia,” Modi said while addressing at the BJP’s ‘rally for change’ held in the state capital here to kick-start the election campaign in poll-bound Meghalaya.

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T.N. granite policy only after Centre’s decision 4.12.2017 Hindu: News
State to wait for Centre to make the move to avoid inconsistencies
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Stop sand quarrying within six months: HC 30.11.2017 Hindu: National
Says no new quarries, mines should be opened; asks government to explore import of sand and minerals to bridge shortfall
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Natural springs at a low ebb in Wayanad 21.11.2017 Hindu: National
70% of natural springs in the district have vanished in four decades owing to anthropogenic interventions
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ED attaches properties worth ₹200 crore 31.10.2017 Hindu: National
Loss to exchequer, illegal gain made by 2 granite firms put at ₹450 cr.
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Granite scam: Enforcement Directorate attaches 517 immovable properties 30.10.2017 Hindu: Home
It was estimated that the loss to the Government exchequer and the consequent illegal gain to the accused there in was about ₹ 450 crores in this case.
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Anbumani slams State government over illegal mining 30.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Criticises its stance on CBI probe
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For a dying silicosis patient, a govt scheme that offers hope 23.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
This scheme empowers mining districts to levy a charge on all mining operations to create a fund that would be used to mitigate harmful effects of mining and to benefit local people
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Plea to Centre to stop state from reducing deemed forest area 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The former chairman of the Western Ghats Task Force, Anant Hegde Ashisara, sought the intervention of the Central government in protesting deemed forests in Karnataka. "Karnataka had nearly 10 lakh hectares of deemed forest in 2002, which was reduced to five lakh hectares in 2014-15. The state government plans to further reduce the deemed forest for allowing non-forestry activities. Therefore, we urge you to take up the matter with the state government to ensure no more reduction in the deemed forest area in future," he said in a memorandum submitted to Union Minister for Forests, Environment and Climate Change Harsh Vardhan. "Since revenue lands with features of forests and having 50 trees per hectare are identified as deemed forests, there is an urgent need to preserve them for the livelihood security of millions of people." The state government had allocated 1,000 acres of deemed forest to the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga. This land should be retrieved from the ...
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Complaint to Lokayukta against MLA 12.10.2017 Deccan Herald - State
A complaint has been registered with the Lokayukta against Shivamurthy Naik, Congress MLA from Mayakonda constituency in Davangere district, for abusing Rajendra Kumar Kataria, the commerce and industries secretary.

The MLA had abused the officer for not granting a granite mining licence to his son Suraj S Naik. Siddalingegowda, a native of Tumakuru, had filed a complaint saying that dedicated and sincere officers were being abused by some elected representatives.
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SC sets aside HC quashing probe into illegal quarrying 12.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the Karnataka High Court's order quashing investigation by the Lokayukta police into illegal quarrying of granite in Koppal and Bagalkot districts, causing huge loss to the exchequer. A bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U U Lalit allowed a special leave petition filed by the Karnataka government, represented by Joseph Aristotle, against the March 28 judgement. The Lokayukta police were probing collusion of state officers with some private persons to allow quarrying. "We find that at the stage of investigation there was no bar as allegation contained the offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act," the bench said. The court rejected the plea by senior advocate Jayant Bhushan, representing the accused, that under the Mines and Minerals (Regulation and Development) Act, only authorised person can file a complaint while in the present case, the Lokayukta police itself registered the case on a complaint by deputy superintendent of police. The counsel also ...
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Congress MLA hurls abuses at IAS officer for not clearing mining lease file 11.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , October 11 : A senior IAS officer was allegedly abused by a Congress MLA over a refusal to clear a file granting mining lease to his son.
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Son denied mining lease, Cong MLA abuses IAS officer 10.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
A senior IAS officer has complained of abuse and intimidation by an MLA and sought protection.Rajendra Kumar Kataraia, commerce and industries secretary, has told the government K Shivamurthy Naik, MLA from Mayakonda, abused him at least three times.Naik’s grouse is that Kataria has not granted a granite mining licence to his son Suraj S Nayak.Suraj had sought a lease in Siddeshwaranadurga village, Challakere, Chitradurga district.Kataria’s letterKataria has written to chief secretary Subash Khuntia, IAS Officers Association president P Ravikumar, and chief minister Siddaramaiah’s princi
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Son denied mining lease, MLA abuses IAS officer 10.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A senior IAS officer has complained of abuse and intimidation by an MLA and sought protection. Rajendra Kumar Kataraia, commerce and industries secretary, has told the government K Shivamurthy Naik, MLA from Mayakonda, abused him at least three times. Naik's grouse is that Kataria has not granted a granite mining licence to his son Suraj S Nayak. Suraj had sought a lease in Siddeshwaranadurga village, Challakere, Chitradurga district. Kataria's letter Kataria has written to chief secretary Subash Khuntia, IAS Officers Association president P Ravikumar, and chief minister Siddaramaiah's principal secretary L K Ateeq in this regard. The letter, a copy of which is available with DH, says, "It is very difficult to carry out my officials duties impartially without any fear or favour. He (Naik) is preventing the government officers to carry out official duties and this is a crime under Section 353 of the IPC." Section 353 deals with assault or use of criminal force to deter a public servant from discharge of ...
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International Business graduate, 3 others nabbed in fake gun licence case 10.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
A high profile businessman from the state - a millionaire - running a major marble mining operation in Dungarpur has been arrested by the state police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the fake gun license case. The twenty-four-year-old accused is a Master in International Business from a university based in United Kingdom (UK). The youth is one of the four men the ATS arrested on Monday following up in the fake gun license racket case. Interestingly, the youth’s father is also on the ATS’s radar as he too received a fake gun license and is currently on the run. The remaining three men - a cloth merchant, a SIM distributor and a readymade garment business owner - have been arrested from Nathdwara and Sriganganagar towns of the state. The twenty-four-year-old youth - identified as Hemendra Kalal - is fond of swanky expensive cars. However, it’s interesting to note here that the youth got his gun license when he was a minor. “Hemendra runs the company green marbles private at Dungarpur. We learned about his ...
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India Today Safaigiri Awards 2017: Complete list of winners 7.10.2017 India Today| NATION
The awards were launched in 2015 after PM Narendra Modi nominated the India Today Group and its chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie as ambassadors of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
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