DC seizes lorries illegally transporting sand

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim has seized several lorries illegally transporting sand to other places without proper documents.

Soon, sand may power your cell phone

Imagine if you only had to charge your cell phone or tablet every three days? A new sand-based battery may make it possible.

Now, `beach vault` that hides valuables in the sand

A new plastic vault has been developed that can be screwed into the sand to hide personal items like purses, keys and money in the beach.

Machine uses pee to create `biological concrete`

A new portable machine uses a mixture of sand, bacteria and urine to create an eco-friendly concrete-like material that can be used to make bricks to build houses.

Sand mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal of the mineral from river Yamuna.

Grains of sand from supernova found in meteorites

Scientists have been studying stars by looking at specks of dust carried to Earth in meteorites.

Frolicking near sand `unsafe for health`

On warm days, the beach seems an ideal destination for family vacation.

Goa bans transportation of sand out of the state

Goa has banned transportation of sand
out of the state by issuing a notification to this effect.

Oil and sand mafia are ruling Maharashtra: Munde

Oil and sand Mafia have spread their
tentacles all over Maharashtra and government officers are not
secure, senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde said here on Thursday.

ASI to study impact of sand removal from Konark Temple

Before taking any decision
on removal of sand filling from interior of Jagamohan of the Sun Temple at Konark, the ASI has set up a steering committee to study
its possible impact on the structure.

Mexico shuts Cancun beach, alleges sand was stolen

Surprised tourists found their little piece of Cancun beach paradise ringed by crime-scene tape and gun-toting sailors on Thursday.