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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.

Illegal mining in Mohali: DC stops issuing NOCs for levelling farm land, digging up basements

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.

Illegal mining: Flying squad conducts first raid in Majri block, returns empty-handed

October 06, 2017 5:15 am

Villagers term the raid eyewash, claim that illegal mining goes on unabated in the area


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

March 25, 2020 3:09 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.