Gujarat Congress MLA disqualified after conviction in illegal mining case

A court in Gir-Somnath district last Friday awarded Barad a jail term of two years and nine months in a 24-year-old case of illegal mining.

published on : 5th March 2019

Maharashtra: 8.4 kg of explosives, 24 detonators seized from river bank in Palghar

Several people at the raided spot were engaged in illegal sand mining and police also confiscated an excavator and a truck, he added.

published on : 4th March 2019

Nagaland: Four coal miners die in illegal mine; officials deny presence of toxic gas

An official claimed that illegal mining activities had stopped everywhere in Nagaland as the state government issued a ban last month.

published on : 3rd March 2019

Geo-fencing to check illegal mining soon in Telangana

In order to curb illegal mining, the State’s mines department is planning geo-fencing to map the boundaries given for mining lease.

published on : 1st March 2019

Install high powered pumps immediately to de-water illegal mine in Meghalaya, says SC

The apex court also issued show cause notice to the owner of the mine saying it would consider granting compensation to the family members of the victim as prima facie responsibility.

published on : 25th February 2019

Mining activities in ESZ of Bannerghatta National Park not curbed: Report

The Department of Forest, Environment and Ecology informed the Karnataka Lokayukta that appropriate steps have not been taken by the officials, with regard to mining operations.

published on : 24th February 2019

20 killed in China mining accident

The accident took place in the Xilingol League in Inner Mongolia on Saturday morning, it said.

published on : 23rd February 2019

Tamil Nadu builders shun pricey imported sand

The fifth consignment of 55,000 tonnes of imported sand will be arriving at Adani Kattupalli Port on February 15 to help the State tide over the sand crisis.

published on : 13th February 2019

Japanese firm looking to tap artificial sand market in Tamil Nadu

A Japanese company is planning to tap the artificial sand market in India by offering technology to provide better quality of artificial sand.

published on : 12th February 2019

Committee to study Alappad mining

The mandate of the panel would be looking into the social, technical issues related to mining along with allaying the fears of the locals in the region.

published on : 9th February 2019

Panel of MLAs to study Alappad mining: Minister E P Jayarajan

Industries Minister E P Jayarajan on Thursday said a committee comprising MLAs and the District Collector has been appointed to study the issues related to the mining in Alappad, Kollam. 

published on : 8th February 2019

No plans to stop Alappad mining: E P Jayarajan

Industries Minister E P Jayarajan told Assembly on Tuesday the government has no plans to stop mineral sand mining in Alappad in Kollam.

published on : 6th February 2019

Brazil's mining giant Vale hit with initial fine of USD 66.5 million over dam disaster

The amount, confirmed by multiple sources including a government official, was announced by the environment ministry, which did not immediately give an official figure.

published on : 27th January 2019

Navy detects another body in 370 feet deep rat-hole Meghalaya coal mine

The rescue official said the second body was detected from the same rat-hole coal mine where the UROV found the first body of a miner on January 16.

published on : 26th January 2019

No plans to stop mineral sand mining at Alappad: Industries Minister E P Jayarajan

Jayarajan said the workers were of the opinion that the mining should continue.

published on : 24th January 2019
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