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US daily blames `sand mafia` for Beas tragedy

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 13:21

Less than a month after 24 students of an engineering college from Hyderabad were swept away in Himachal Pradesh`s Beas river, a US daily Wednesday blamed the "sand mafia" for the tragedy.

10 injured in clash between sand mafia, villagers in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 14:08

At least 10 persons, including a village head, were injured when an alleged sand mafia gang fired at locals for resisting illegal mining on their land near Haryana-UP border in neighbouring Shamli district.

Karnataka govt moves to crack down on sand mafia

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 18:15

The Karnataka government decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia.

NHRC notice to Kerala on minister`s remarks against protester

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 00:08

The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notice to the Kerala government after a woman who is protesting against sand mafia alleged that the state revenue minister made defamatory comments against her.

Kerala’s Jazeera takes her struggle against sand mafia to Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 13:13

With her two-month-long dharna outside the state secretariat agianst sand mafia failing to yield results, 31-year-old mother of three minor children Jazeera has now shifted her struggle to the national capital.

Durga Shakti Nagpal meets Akhilesh Yadav, apologises: Sources

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 17:43

It seems politics has once again prevailed over bureaucracy.

Students offer support to woman fighting against sand mafia

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:40

Students of various colleges here have expressed solidarity with a woman, who has been staging a sit-in with her three children in front of the Secretariat here for the last two months seeking action against the sand mafia and mining.

Students support woman fighting against sand mafia

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 13:54

Students of various colleges have expressed solidarity with a woman, who has been staging a sit-in with for the last two months seeking action against the sand mafia and mining.

Two FIRs registered against sand mafias

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 12:59

Two FIRs have been registered against unknown persons for illegally quarrying sand, police said.

Sand mafia tries to mow down revenue official in Maha village

Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 14:51

A revenue official, posted in Hingoli district, had a narrow escape when the suspected members of a sand mining mafia allegedly tried to mow him down in Patonda village, over 200 kms from here, police said on Sunday.

Suspended IAS officer Durga Nagpal was concerned about environment

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 22:28

IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, widely believed to have been suspended for taking on a mafia illegally extracting sand from river beds, was always concerned about environment.

National Green Tribunal bans sand mining across country

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 20:42

The National Green Tribunal on Monday banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance.