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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 03, 2018 6:07 am
The DC, in her order, a copy of which is with Chandigarh Newsline, said some discrepancies were found in the regulatory mechanism set by the government to keep a tab on illegal mining which is a serious issue and the matter should be probed.
October 06, 2017 5:15 am
Villagers term the raid eyewash, claim that illegal mining goes on unabated in the area
January 18, 2019 7:00 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.