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Mohali: Illegal sand mining: 2 truck drivers arrested

January 08, 2021 5:32 am

The police party stopped the tippers and asked the drivers to show them documents citing permission for carrying sand. The complainant alleged that the drivers could not show any documents and were carrying sand illegally.

After a lull, illegal sand miners back in business

May 07, 2020 9:13 pm

Even during the peak of lockdown, in April as well as recently in early May, illegal mining continued in spurts leading to two FIRs being registered by the Mohali police in this regard.

SC directs Rajasthan government, its collectors and SPs to stop illegal sand mining in state

February 19, 2020 1:23 pm

Seeking an action taken report from the state government within four weeks, the bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said illegal sand mining is likely to "damage the environment irreparably".

Govt releases guidelines to monitor, check illegal sand mining

January 29, 2020 5:27 am

The guidelines also push for online sales and purchase of sand and other riverbed materials to make the process transparent. They propose night surveillance of mining activity through night-vision drones.

Residents allege illegal sand mining in Khijrabaad area, DC forms teams

October 30, 2019 6:10 am

The residents alleged that despite the protest, they noticed the movement of tipper trucks in their area. Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan formed teams to carry out surprise checking in the areas prone to mining.

Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, five states over illegal sand mining

July 25, 2019 12:53 am

According to the petition, Maharashtra recorded 1,39,706 illegal mining cases between 2013 and 2017 which was the highest number of cases in the country.

17-year-old’s viral video puts anti mining campaign at heart of Kerala's public discourse

January 11, 2019 8:57 am

Alappad, home to fisherfolk, is sandwiched between the sea and the national waterway, making it extremely fragile for coastal erosion, say people behind the protests.

Illegal mining picks up in Derabassi block

January 07, 2019 4:58 am

The residents of Kakrali village allege that the sand miners operate at night, digging up the sand until the early hours of the morning.

Illegal sand mining: CBI conducts searches in UP, Delhi

January 05, 2019 12:49 pm

The residences of senior officers, including IAS officer B Chandrakala, who is famous on social media for her anti-corruption crusade, were also raided in connection with the case.

Sand Mining: Punjab govt set to relax rules, to allow mechanised mining

May 11, 2018 1:02 am

Amarinder had, on March 6, flown in the government chopper over Sutlej river in Jalandhar and Nawanshahar district. While ariborne, he had witnessed heavy machines like Poclains and JCBs engaged in mining the river bed.


17 Year Old's Viral Video Throws Light On Beach Sand Mining in Southern Kerala

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

An important anti-mining campaign by a bunch of villagers in Alappad, Kerala was brought to public spotlight through the video of a 17 year old class 12 student.