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Sand mafia attack mining inspection team in Hoshangabad, cop hurt

A police constable was on Thursday injured when sand mafia attacked a mining inspection team after it seized tractor-trolleys allegedly carrying sand without valid documents near a village in the district.

Woman activist faces wrath for not feeding newborn

V Jazeera, who grabbed media attention for her stirs against the sand mafia, faced the ire of people in a government hospital here for reportedly not feeding her five-day-old infant.

Sand mafia tries to kill revenue inspector in Vizianagaram

The driver of a tractor carrying illegally mined sand tried to kill Pusapatirega revenue inspector B Muralikrishna after he tried to stop the vehicle near Konayyapalem under Pusapatirega police station limits on Monday.

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

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.

US daily blames `sand mafia` for Beas tragedy

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

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

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

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

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

It seems politics has once again prevailed over bureaucracy.

Students offer support to woman fighting against sand mafia

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take away power of transfer from elected representatives: Hegde

Reacting on Nagpal`s suspension, Andhra Pradesh IAS officer`s association said the rules of law were not followed in Nagpal`s transfer.

Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal meets Secretary to UP CM

Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who took on the powerful sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar on Friday met Secretary to the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, official sources said here.

Akhilesh Yadav defends suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav defended his government`s move to suspend Gautam Budh Nagar SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal, saying the decision taken was right.

IAS body, Opposition parties rally behind Durga Nagpal; UP govt in no mood to revoke suspension

Demands to revoke suspension of Durga Shakti Nagpal grew louder on Wednesday.