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A hoe, a mortar pan, and allegations of sand mining that kicked up a social media storm

May 19, 2022 3:51 am

A farmer, identified as Krishan Singh, was arrested on May 2 by Fazilka police on the basis of a tip-off that the man was mining sand in his field.

Gov asks DGP to probe illegal sand mining racket, Jakhar questions move

February 01, 2022 5:31 am

🔴 Sharing this communication with the media, AAP leader Raghav Chadha appealed to the DGP and Punjab Police not to come under any kind of political pressure and register an FIR in the matter after conducting a fair and independent investigation.

Constructing a political narrative with sand, over its illegal mining and mafia

January 19, 2022 12:47 am

🔴 Before 2005, sand was a commodity that came very cheap. But with the boom in real estate business, and several road projects coming to the state, the demand for sand rose manifold catching the attention of both politicians and the mafia.

Explained: In Punjab’s new mining policy, a big gain for farmers, and a big loss

January 02, 2022 10:10 am

Several farmers were already into illegal sand mining in their fields and this new policy now allows all farmers to extract up to 3 -feet earth from their fields without any environment clearance certificate.

2 held for assaulting Dalit leader over sand mining lease in Botad: Police

December 27, 2021 1:46 am

According to the FIR, the two assailants came in a car and assaulted Makwana with iron pipes when the victim, who runs a construction business, was discussing a business deal with one Rafikbhai, also a resident of Ranpur.

Supreme Court order paves way for legal riverbed sand mining in Rajasthan after 4-yr gap

November 12, 2021 5:14 am

In its judgment, the court also approved another recommendation of the CEC — the termination of khatedari leases (sand mining leases on agricultural land) which are located within 5 km from the river bed.

Pune: Two arrested in Uruli Kanchan shootout case

October 25, 2021 8:28 am

Sand trader Santosh Jagtap (35) and a member of his rival gang Swagat Bapu Khaire (25) were killed in the crossfire on Friday afternoon.

Pune: 10 boats used in illegal sand mining seized and destroyed

September 06, 2021 7:31 am

Daund, Shirur and Indapur talukas of Pune have numerous illegal sand mining rackets in operation, especially in the Bhima basin riverbeds, according to police.

Sand mining: SC panel report slams Rajasthan ‘free-for-all loot’, questions leases near rivers

January 21, 2021 2:20 am

The Court had directed the CEC in February last year to submit a report on issues regarding sand mining faced by traders, consumers, transporters, the government and other stakeholders in Rajasthan, and to suggest measures to stop illegal sand mining.

Mohali: Villagers protest against illegal sand mining, allege inaction by administration

September 21, 2020 3:48 am

Residents of Abhipur village allege that despite bringing the issue to the notice of the administration, no action has been taken against the illegal miners.


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.