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Cop run over by sand mafia`s tractor in Tamil Nadu`s Vellore

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:43

In yet another shocking incident, a police constable was mercilessly killed when he was run over by the tractor of a local sand mafia, while trying to stop alleged sand smuggling in Tamil Nadu`s Vellore district on Sunday.

Beas tragedy: Himachal admits illegal sand mining at accident spot

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 23:36

Himachal Pradesh Sunday admitted that illegal sand mining has been flourishing along the Beas river and the activity is to be partially blamed for the tragedy in which 24 students of an engineering college of Hyderabad lost their lives.

Barcoding to be implemented all over Maharashtra to check illegal sand mining

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:55

The barcoding system to check illegal sand mining which was implemented in Pune division and Solapur would be extended all over the state, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said in the Legislative Assembly today.

Sand mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 18:55

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining.

Punjab: Trucks laden with sand seized, 13 arrested

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 13:32

Thirteen people were on Monday arrested for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in this district and 14 trucks laden with sand were seized.

Illegal sand mining on IAF land: NGT seeks Centre`s response

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 20:29

The National Green Tribunal today sought responses of the Centre, UP and Haryana on a plea alleging that sand was being illegally mined from land belonging to IAF in Faridabad.

`Centre has written to states to stop illegal sand mining`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 15:15

The Centre has written to all state governments in the country to take steps to stop illegal sand mining activity in their respective states, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said.

8 arrested for illegal sand mining in Punjab

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 17:24

Police on Monday arrested eight persons for their alleged involvement in illegal sand mining in the district.

Illegal sand mining: MP Cong forms `fact-finding` committee

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 17:45

Opposition Congress on Monday announced setting up of a two-member committee to inquire whether 100-odd dumpers seized in connection with illegal sand mining in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh were let off with impunity.

Durga Shakti Nagpal responds to UP Govt’s chargesheet, says she is innocent

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 22:53

Responding to the chargesheet filed against her by the Uttar Pradesh government, suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal on Friday said that she was innocent, media reports suggested.

Bengal to act tough against illegal sand mining, sand mafia

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 22:23

WB govt is contemplating an amendment to Minor Minerals Act-2002 act to strengthen laws to stop illegal sand mining and mafia activities in state.

BJP alleges illegal sand excavation in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 22:45

Delhi BJP on Friday alleged that illegal sand excavation has been taking place Delhi.