Delhi govt cracks down against illegal sand mining

In a crackdown against illegal sand miners, Delhi government today seized 18 bullock carts full of sand from East district of the city.

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.

Beas tragedy: Himachal admits illegal sand mining at accident spot

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.

Sand mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders

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

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

3-member panel to probe illegal sand mining in GB Nagar in UP

Amid the raging controversy over the IAS officer`s suspension issue, Centre on Wednesday constituted a three-member panel to probe allegations of illegal sand mining in Gautam Budh Nagar district in UP.

SC issues notice to Centre, states on illegal sand mining

Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and all states seeking their response for framing rules for preventing illegal sand mining on river banks.

Maharashtra to invoke MCOCA against sand mafia

Maharashtra government on Monday said that whoever is involved in illegal dredging of sand from rivers and creeks would be booked under the stringent provisions of the MCOCA.

Case registered against 6 persons for illegal sand mining

A case has been registered against six persons for allegedly stealing sand from river Yamuna in Faridabad district.

TN will not tolerate illegal sand mining: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday asserted that her government would not tolerate illegal sand mining in the state and warned of action against violators.