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Police officials investigate the site where three people were killed in a mishap due to illegal coal mining at China Croak South Mines, Jharia, in Dhanbad.

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Riot police watch as protesters demonstrate the ongoing Mining Philippines 2018 Annual International Conference in Manila, Philippines. The protesters are calling for responsible mining and demand accountability from mining firms and the government for the disastrous effects on mining communities, most recently in the landslide in northern Itogon township, Benguet province at the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut that killed dozens of miners.

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Residents from the nickel mining island of Manicani, central Philippines, stage a die-in protest in front of the office of Nickel Asia, a Nickel mining company, to demand its closure after 25 years of operation, during a rally in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines.

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Mine workers sit on a hill during the commemoration near Marikana in Rustenburg, South Africa. On August 16, 2012 police shot and killed 34 striking Lonmin miners, apparently while trying to disperse them and end their strike.

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Sacred space The Niyamgiri hills already look ravaged

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Congress activists during a protest in Bhopal against the killing of Constable Dharmendra Singh Chauhan by the truck of a sand mafia in Morena.

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Constable Dharmendra Chouhan (inset) was mowed down allegedly by sand mafia when he tried to stop the dumper carrying illegally mined sand from Chambal River near a village in Morena in the wee hours.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar presenting the 2nd trophy to SAIL CMD C S Verma during the dedication ceremony of the modernized and expanded Raourkela Steel Plant in Rourkela, Odisha.

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Mining baron Janardhan Reddy waves to supporters after his realese from Central Jail in Bengaluru.

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Farmers of Machavaram mandal protest against the government orders to cancel the mining lease of Saraswati Power Project, near AP CM Chandrababu Naidu's camp office in Guntur.

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Activist Ramesh Agrawal wins Green ‘Nobel’, the Goldman prize for his work in stopping a coal mining project in Gare, Chhattisgarh. Shortly after Jindal Steel project was nixed, Agrawal had been shot.

Interpol red-corner notice out against Congress RS MP K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao in an FBI briribery case; $18.5 mn was allegedly paid in bribes to Indian officials over a 2006 AP titanium mining contract.

Narender Singh Tomar takes charge of Mining Ministry at Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi.

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A miner at the entrance of the coal mine in Soma, Turkey.

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Relatives of a victim of the mine accident stand next to the grave of their loved one, in Soma, Turkey.

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People attend a mine accident victim's burial in Soma, Turkey.

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Rescue workers carry the body of a miner outside the coal mine in Soma, Turkey where rescuers desperately raced against time to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground after an explosion and fire at a coal mine which killed at least 238 workers.

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Family members react, as they wait outside the mine in Soma, western Turkey. Rescuers desperately raced against time to reach the more than 200 miners trapped underground after an explosion and fire at a coal mine in Turkey killed over 200 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in the nation's history. Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine in Soma, some 250 kilometers south of Istanbul, at the time of the accident and 363 of them had been rescued so far.

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People gather during the opening of the Basantimata colliery under Nirsa Block in Dhanbad. Search for the four trapped miners ended after 28 hours with the recovery of three more bodies today from the coal mine, the roof of which had caved in.

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People gather near the accident site after a coal mine caved in at Church Victoria area near Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

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All clean Dasari Narayana Rao (right) in 2006 with Manmohan Singh, Shibu Soren and A. Raja during the unveiling of the foundation stone for a Neyveli mine project

CBI today arrested BJP MP from Gujarat Dinu Bogha Solanki in connection with the murder of of RTI activist Amit Jethwa who had waged a crusade against illegal mining in Gir Forest in the state, the last home of Asiatic lions.

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B.S. Yediyurappa, KJP Illegal mining case. Out on bail.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi. Singh may intervene in the discussion on several files pertaining to coal block allocations going missing, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said.

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The denuding Illegal sand mining in progress in UP

Mission solidarity A candlelight march for Durga by AIDWA

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, talks to media after his arrival at the opening day of the monsoon session of the parliament, in New Delhi. As the UP government charge sheeted IAS officer Durga Sakhti Nagpal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the Centre is in touch with the state authorities on the issue and that laid down rules will be followed.

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File photo of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had clamped down on illegal mining and resolutely taken head on the powerful sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh. Coming out in support of suspended Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that the officer is not unfairly treated.

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All India IAS Association Secretary Sanjay Bhoos Reddy leaves after meeting the Minister of State in PMO, V Narayanasamy demanding justice for suspended Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal in New Delhi.

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Members of IAS Association coming out of the Chief Secretary's office after meeting him over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal in Lucknow.

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File photo of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had clamped down on illegal mining and resolutely taken head on the powerful sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh, has been suspended barely 10 months after she got her first posting in the state.

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Poor villagers in Gangda panchayat, who live in the shadow of a mine, collect drinking water

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Poor villagers in Gangda panchayat in the backdrop of a private mine

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Earthmovers remove rocks and mud on the scene where a landslide hit a mining area in Maizhokunggar County of Lhasa, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A massive landslide swept through a gold mining area in mountainous Tibet, burying 83 workers believed to have been asleep at the time.

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TV Grab shows Anil Bastawade in the plane on his way to New Delhi airport. The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday brought back former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's aide, Anil Bastawade to India. The alleged mining scam kingpin has been accused in a money laundering case.

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Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy comes out of Chanchalguda Jail to appear in a court in connection with Obulapuram Mining Company case, in Hyderabad.

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Greenpeace activists hang a banner with a photo of Manmohan Singh atop the Charminar in Hyderabad. The activists were protesting against India hosting the UN summit on biodiversity even as Indian forests are being destroyed due to coal mining.

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Greenpeace activists hang a banner with a photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh atop the Charminar monument in Hyderabad. The activists were protesting against India hosting the U.N. summit on biodiversity even as Indian forests are being destroyed due to coal mining. Singh's government was recently accused of irregular sales of coal blocks.

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Crack of doom Kamla shows the cracks her house has developed due to the incessant coal mine blasts, Tapranga village

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Ramsheela, 75, who lost her 25 acres of land in Tapranga village

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Kanhai Patel (with son), whose farmland has been laid waste by effluents from Jindal’s open cast coal mine in Sarasmal

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The town’s Jindal Open Cast Coal Mines.

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Posters at a site of BJP protest against alleged coal allocation scam in Jaipur.

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Senior BJP leader LK Advani with party leaders Sushma Swaraj, M M Joshi and Arun Jaitley addresses the media at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday, after meeting President Pranab Mikherjee to seek his intervention in the Coalgate issue.

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A miner's son plays on a highway blanketed in stones by protestors to block traffic on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday. Hundreds of miners have placed large stones on three principal highways blocking traffic that leads into Bolivia's capital city. The miners are demanding authorities grant them control over a profitable tin mine rather than to a rival group of miners.

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LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Sharad Yadav, Murli Manohar Joshi, Anant Geete and other NDA leaders hold a protest against UPA government over coal scam at Parliament on the last day of monsoon session in New Delhi.

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Jayaswal, second from left, with coal minister Jaiswal and Sanjay Nirupam at his daughter’s wedding reception

Two stones A BJP protest in Ranchi

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Additional secretary, coal ministry, Zohra Chatterjee leaves an IMG meeting, Sept 3

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CBI raids on Manoj Jayaswal’s Abhijeet group Delhi offices, Sept 4

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The ore is gone Investigating officers at a Bellary Reddys’ Obulapuram mining site

A scene in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Disruption of the proceedings in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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CBI officers raid at Jayaswal Neco Industries Ltd office in coal scam case in Mumbai.

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Disruption continues on the Tenth Day in Lok Sabha, in New Delhi.

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Disruption of the proceedings in Lok Sabha in New Delhi. Parliament was deadlocked for the ninth day on the issue of CAG report on coal block allocation as BJP persisted with its demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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A coal worker’s child carries his younger sibling as he stands near coal dust at a coal factory near Chandikhol in Orissa. The opposition has paralyzed parliament since the coal scam emerged out of the recent CAG report on coal block allocation.

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Black gold Coal miners at Godavarikhani in Andhra Pradesh

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BJP Yuva Morcha activists on a novel coal protest, Delhi, Aug 29

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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists wear masks during a protest against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over coal scam at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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BJP youth wing member (c), wears a mask of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as they protest a scandal over the government's sale of coal fields without competitive bidding in New Delhi.

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BJP youth wing burn an effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as they protest a scandal over the government's sale of coal fields without competitive bidding in New Delhi.

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BJP youth wing activists chant slogans while walking behind their vehicle which displays caricatures of of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, second left and Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, left, as they protest a scandal over the government's sale of coal fields without competitive bidding in New Delhi.

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BJP youth wing burn an effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as they protest a scandal over the government's sale of coal fields without competitive bidding in New Delhi.

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BJP youth wing "Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha" activists carrying coal in baskets shout slogans as they protest a scandal over the government's sale of coal fields without competitive bidding in New Delhi.

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BJP youth wing "Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha" activists wear masks of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, right, as they protest a scandal over the government's sale of coal fields without competitive bidding in New Delhi.

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A scene in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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A combo image shows Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar pacifying the members in both the Houses of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the media at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley while addressing a press conference regarding the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on Coal scandal, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the media at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, center, arrives to make a statement to the media after he was shouted down by opposition politicians in the lower house of Parliament, in New Delhi. Dubbing CAG's computation of loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore in coal block allocation as "flawed" and "misleading", Singh took the battle to the Opposition camp, blaming it for thwarting the Centre's effort to shift to competitive bidding.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh makes a statement to the media after he was shouted down by opposition politicians in the lower house of Parliament, in New Delhi. Dubbing CAG's computation of loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore in coal block allocation as "flawed" and "misleading", Singh took the battle to the Opposition camp, blaming it for thwarting the Centre's effort to shift to competitive bidding.

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Social activist Arvind Kejriwal on his way to Jantar Mantar after being released from the Mandir Marg police station where he was detained earlier in the day during a protest on the coal block allocation issue in New Delhi.

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Social activist Manish Sisodia on his way to Jantar Mantar after being released from the Mandir Marg police station where he was detained earlier in the day during a protest on the coal block allocation issue in New Delhi.

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Social activists Kumar Biswas and Sanjay Singh on his way to Jantar Mantar after being released from the Mandir Marg police station where they were detained earlier in the day during a protest on the coal block allocation issue in New Delhi on Sunday.

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A mourner attends a memorial service at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. Police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 last week. Demands for higher wages spread to at least two other mines, raising fears of further protests at more South African mines that provide most of the world's platinum.

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Disgraced CBI special court judge T. PATTABHI RAMA RAO in the cash-for-bail scam involving ex-Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy, in the illegal mining case. Rao didn’t seek bail.

Sentenced Seema and her husband Vijay being taken to jail

Rajesh Singh

Boots hang in a changing room in the partially abandoned and closed Santiago mine, as a result of the coal crisis, near Mieres, Oviedo, Spain. Spanish coal mining unions are waging a general strike as 8,000 mineworkers at over 40 coal mines in northern Spain continue their protests against government action to cut coal subsidies.

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Red waste The Kurmitar mountain now

Drying up Khandadhara waterfall, a victim of iron ore mining in Khandadhar mountains

India’s biggest IRON ORE MINING facility, an NMDC unit in the centre of Kirandul town, Dantewada, by MAOISTS. The raid left six CISF men dead on the high-security plant.

CBI officials conduct raid at the residence of former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa in Bengaluru in connection with the mining scam.

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Clothing used by miners dry on a rock wall outside the entrance of the Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine where some miners are trapped in Yauca del Rosario, Peru. Authorities say nine miners trapped inside the wildcat mine since April 5 2012 are being supplied with sports drinks, soup and food while emergency responders work to free them.

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Students jubilate after receiving degrees at the 34th Convocation of the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad.

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‘Mining happiness’ Vedanta is stripping all that the Dongria Kondh tribals hold sacred

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Madhurani, wife of the slain IPS officer Narendra Kumar, cries near the body of her husband during his cremation in village Lalpur near Mathura.

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Congress activists burn an effigy of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal to protest against the killing of an IPS Officer Narendra Kumar for allegedly taking on the mining mafia.

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File photo of the young IPS officer Narendra Kumar who was crushed to death in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. In a horrific incident, the 30-year-old IPS officer was mowed down by a tractor-trolley, being driven by an alleged member of the mining mafia, when he tried to stop the vehicle carrying stones in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Kumar Singh, the 2009-batch officer, was posted at Banmore as Sub Divisional Officer of Police a month ago and had taken on the mining mafia by seizing number of trucks and tractors engaged in illegal quarrying.

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Tractor that crushed to death IPS officer Narendra Kumar (inset) in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. Kumar, sub-divisional police officer of Bamor, was trying to stop the tractor loaded with illegally-quarried stones.

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Leg up A Dabla house on wood prop

Panini Anand

Former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy, center, an accused in the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) is escorted by police officials as media personnel crowd around him, in Hyderabad. A special court issued a warrant to shift him to Bangalore where he has to appear before a court in connection with another illegal mining case.

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B.S. Yediyurappa vs the BJP Once Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde submitted his wordy reports on illegal mining in Karnataka, it was a matter of time before chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa was asked to resign by the BJP’s central leadership. But he didn’t go without kicking, screaming, sulking, issuing dark hints of mutiny, evading arrest, courting arrest, getting bail, and generally proving a right royal headache for his party. For his efforts, he didn’t even find his condition for surrender—state presidentship of the party—being met. Redemption might yet come tangentially: three former CMs are now named in the mining scam!

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Protesters set ablaze a tractor during an agitation against mining in Ganga in Hardwar.

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Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa (L) with Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and his loyalist MLAs before a meeting at his residence in Bangalore.

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