There is a possibility of the pumping station in Vandaiyariruppu village in Thanjavur District, new bridge and water bridge across the Kollidam river collapsing.
In the 26-second clip that went viral, president Munvar Basha’s son M Liyakath Ali and his four aides are seen dragging the residents out of a car and beating them up.
The CBI sources said that Lalan Sheikh (50) was found hanging inside the toilet adjoining to the room where he was lodged in the CBI’s camp office in Rampurhat.
The teams raided various spots on Friday in Belthangady, Bantwal and Mulky and confiscated earthmovers, tippers and other assets worth Rs 40 lakh.
Besides, aquaculture done using brackish water is also said to be another cause for the slow death of coconut trees in the picturesque Konaseema region.
Unauthorised sand mining is a lucrative cottage industry for influential persons in the riverside villages, another villager said.
According to sources, farmers raised the complaint during the farmers’ grievances meeting held on Wednesday.
Urging the State government to stop quarrying sand from Vaippar river using heavy machines, activists petitioned District Collector Dr K Senthil Raj on Monday.
She asked the boatmen associations and JP infra company representatives to adhere to the guidelines of river conservative act.
The restriction has been imposed at Oskipal and Gambharipal on the banks of the river. The two locations, in the middle of Raruan and Sukruli blocks, are notorious for illegal sand mining.
Congress leader and former Aul MLA Debendra Sharma alleged that unauthorised sand mining is being carried out in Kharasrota river near Deb’s palace.
The government had also set up Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) to look into complaints related to sand mining operations and curb irregularities if any.
It was alleged that a bullet shot by the Uttar Pradesh Police personnel hit Gurpreet Kaur, the wife of Gurtaj Bhullar, a BJP's local area Block President, and she died on the spot.
"There are reports of the existence of police-criminal nexus in some border areas and in the interest of the country this alliance needs to be broken effectively," he said.
The Tribunal issued the directions while disposing of a petition after taking note of the inspection report submitted by a committee constituted by it to ascertain the veracity of the allegations.
A villager in Tira in SAS Nagar bitterly complains about how he was unable to collect the ashes of his mother due to the mining activity.
According to Chandrasekhar, the sand is now being transported through the Graveyard Road (Sudukadu Road) and Nagammal Koil, the exact locations where the NGT ordered to set up check posts.
'IREL engages in processes to physically segregate minerals, including wet gravity separation, electrostatic separation, and high and low-intensity magnetic separation.'
However, nearly 1,050 hectares of the proposed mining area are owned by non-government entities. IREL functioning under the purview of the DAE, has an annual production capacity of 1.14 lakh tonnes.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has set a two-week deadline for the State government to file a reply in the case of indiscriminate extraction of sand in Budhabalanga river.