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Belekeri: Babus face CBI heat

With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) set to file the FIR in the Belekeri port iron ore scam as per a Supreme Court order, trouble has started brewing for over 700 government officials indict

Will CBI identify G.J. Reddy Sir?

“G. J. Reddy Sir,” is the code name of a man who was powerful enough to silence government servants all the way from the mining fields of Bellary to the Belekeri port of Karwar while iron ore was sm

Mining ban off, but no one is celebrating

Like a lot of other truckers, Syed Samiullah, an iron ore transporter from Kamalapur in Hospet is not overjoyed by the Supreme Court's decision to partially lift the ban on mining in the three iron o

A year in jail, Gali awaits trial

Former minister, Gali Janardhan Reddy completes one year in prison on Wednesday as he awaits trial in the illegal mining case, cutting a sorry figure for a politician who once treated the district of

CEC for limited mining in Sandur too

The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) constituted by the Supreme Court to look into illegal mining, has shot down NGO, Samaj Parivartan Samudaya's plea to ban mining in the mineral rich forests o

NGO for auction of mining leases

With the Supreme Court constituted Central Empowered Committee (CEC) expected to submit its report by Friday recommending terms for re-opening of “A” category mines, owners of which are guilty of onl

Wooing voters the filmy way


Setting a new trend of wooing voters with movie tickets rather than the usual free liquor or cash,a producer of the film “Shiva” a typical potboiler, is allowing people in for free in two theatres

Realtor may bring trouble for Sree

With Hyderabad realtor, R. Surya Prakash Babu, a key accused in the cash- for- bail scam, turning approver, the noose could tighten around BSR Congress president, B Sreeramulu and his nephew, Kampl

Sree escapes ACB dragnet for now


Unlike his fellow Bellary MLAs Gali Somashekhar Reddy and T.H. Suresh Babu, BSR Congress party founder B. Sreeramulu has not been named as a conspirator among the eight people who allegedly entered

Sree faces ACB heat for 7 hours


President of BSR Congress and a trusted lieutenant of the Reddy brothers, B Sreeramulu, was questioned for about seven hours by officers of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Andhra Pradesh, for his ro

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