SC to hear minersí plea on Friday
- Sports court tears Narsingh Yadav defence, NADA’s credibility
- Ramya on sedition case: Will not apologise for my Pakistan remark, said nothing wrong
- I can't fight against the government or AFI, but I know the truth: OP Jaisha
- From Rajasthan to Bihar: Tracking floods in north India
- Kashmir unrest: Curfew lifted from parts of Srinagar
Disputing the findings of Justice MB Shah Commission's report that had cited several illegalities by mine lease holders, the Goa Mining Association on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking to lift its October 5 order, which had banned mining activities as well as transportation of iron and manganese ore in Goa till further orders.
In its plea, also requesting a forest bench led by Justice Aftab Alam to implead them as a party to the PIL which had led to passing of the impugned order, the association has attacked Justice M B Shah Commission report, which was tabled in the Parliament on September 7. The report had alleged that iron ore worth R35,000 crore was plundered by mining companies by illegal mining in the last 12 years. The SC is expected to take up the Association's plea on Friday.
- Cow protection, paradoxically, poses a threat to the BJP’s project of Hindu unity
- The government needs to distinguish between crooked NGOs and genuine ones
- India’s quest for Olympic medals is hampered by history and geography
- The Modi government is meeting its development targets before time
- Raja Mandala: The Great Wall of China
- Farm incomes may not revive despite good monsoon