Sand mining
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Madras HC orders interim injunction against sand quarry in Kallanai dam

There is a possibility of the pumping station in Vandaiyariruppu village in Thanjavur District, new bridge and water bridge across the Kollidam river collapsing.

published on : 5th January 2023
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Sand mining: Panchayat president’s son held for bashing villagers in Tamil Nadu

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.

published on : 19th December 2022
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Bengal: Birbhum killing prime suspect found dead in CBI custody

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.

published on : 13th December 2022
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Karnataka Lokayukta raid illegal sand mining sites

The teams raided various spots on Friday in Belthangady, Bantwal and Mulky and confiscated earthmovers, tippers and other assets worth Rs 40 lakh.

published on : 10th December 2022
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Saltwater stagnation kills coconut trees in Konaseema

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.

published on : 10th December 2022
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Women in Kendrapara villages take up fight against illegal sand mining

Unauthorised sand mining is a lucrative cottage industry for influential persons in the riverside villages, another villager said.

published on : 9th December 2022
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Officials probe sand mining plaint in Mathvarayapuram

According to sources, farmers raised the complaint during the farmers’ grievances meeting held on Wednesday.

published on : 2nd December 2022
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Ban heavy machine use for sand mining, allow manual methods 

Urging the State government to stop quarrying sand from Vaippar river using heavy machines, activists petitioned District Collector Dr K Senthil Raj on Monday.  

published on : 15th November 2022
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No sand mining at bridges on Godavari river

She asked the boatmen associations and JP infra company representatives to adhere to the guidelines of river conservative act.

published on : 12th November 2022
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Baripada: Section 144 to prevent illegal sand mining

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.

published on : 8th November 2022
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Opposition parties attack Pratap Deb over 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.

published on : 27th October 2022
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No anomalies in sand mining, sales in Andhra: Director of Mines and Geology

The government had also set up Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) to look into complaints related to sand mining operations and curb irregularities if any.

published on : 22nd October 2022
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BJP leader's wife killed in clash between UP Police, villagers in Uttarakhand; FIR against cops

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.

published on : 13th October 2022
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Punjab Governor expresses concern over illegal sand mining in border areas

"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.

published on : 12th September 2022
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Odisha: NGT halts sand mining on Brahmani river bed

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.

published on : 27th August 2022
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Illegal sand mining takes over cremation ground meant for SC in Punjab village

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.

published on : 14th August 2022
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Illegal sand mining Then Penniyar river, activist urges Puducherry L-G to look into it

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.

published on : 12th August 2022
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No chemical-based application is used for beach sand mineral mining: IREL

'IREL engages in processes to physically segregate minerals, including wet gravity separation, electrostatic separation, and high and low-intensity magnetic separation.'

published on : 7th August 2022
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No forcible mining activity on private lands, says Indian Rare Earths Limited

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.

published on : 6th August 2022
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Illegal sand mining: NGT seeks Odisha government's reply in two weeks

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.

published on : 6th August 2022
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