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A file photo of Karnataka MLA Anand Singh. | Photo: ANI

Karnataka new forest minister’s CV: 15 criminal cases, ‘illegal miner, forest encroacher’

CM B.S. Yediyurappa has given the forest portfolio to turncoat four-time MLA Anand Singh, who is an accused in several illegal mining and forest cases.
A dead bird found at Sambhar Lake, Rajasthan | Photo: Bahar Dutt

Illegal salt mining under scanner for mass death of birds at Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake

Vets’ preliminary reports suggest cause of death as avian botulism, but could extraction of water & high sodium content in the lake have led to the mass deaths?

Meghalaya miners still trapped, NGT cracks whip on illegal mining in state

The NGT has asked the Meghalaya Police to investigate nearly 1200 cases of illegal quarrying across the state.
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CBI goes after ‘scam’ from when Akhilesh was CM, day after he pushes tie-up with Mayawati

The CBI’s FIR names public servants, but also says it may probe the mining ministers under the SP govt. Akhilesh Yadav himself held the portfolio in 2012-13.
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Nation mourns Madhukar Shetty, IPS officer who checked illegal mining, helped the poor

IPS officer Madhukar Shetty died of lung- and heart-related complications in Hyderabad Saturday.
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TalkPoint: Ballari mining scam ‘clean chit’- political expediency or not enough evidence?

In November last year, three different CBI branches dropped the investigation into the Rs. 16,500 crore Ballari illegal mining scam. Experts weigh in on BJP's decision to give tickets to family members of the accused.

States hit the jackpot with SC mining decision

The Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday will allow states to reap massive sums from companies that mined illegally. Apurva Vishwanath

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.