sand mining

No sand mining sans clearance from environment ministry: Andhra HC to govt

Advocate General S Sriram said the petitioner had earlier approached the NGT against the illegal sand mining and the tribunal has issued certain orders.

published on : 7th December 2023

Act on illegal sand mining within 15 days or face action: Orissa HC

The court was hearing on Wednesday a PIL filed by a city-based social activist Prasanta Kumar, drawing attention to illegal sand mining by use of heavy equipment and seeking a halt to the activity. 

published on : 3rd December 2023

Sand mining case: Enforcement Directorate ill-treated us, say TN Water Resources Department officials

Ever since September 12, the directorate has been searching sand quarries, contractors’ offices, and houses, without any pause.

published on : 29th November 2023

'Illegal' sand mining probe: Madras HC stays ED's summons to TN bureaucrats

The division bench observed that the Central agency is on a 'fishing expedition' without finding the existence of tainted money.

published on : 28th November 2023

ED can hold probe into graft, but not under PMLA: Madras High Court

Senior counsel Dushyant Dave, representing the state, contended that offences under the Mines and Minerals Act are not scheduled offences as per the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. 

published on : 28th November 2023

Illegal sand mining worth Rs. 4,730 crore done, but govt earned Rs. 36.45 crore: ED tells Madras HC  

The disclosure was made in an objection affidavit filed by ED on the batch of petitions filed by the Tamil Nadu government and collectors challenging the issuance of summons to the collectors. 

published on : 27th November 2023

Stay illegal ED summons in sand mining case: TN to Madras HC

“The process, purportedly taken under PMLA, is to pressurise and demoralise the state administration from discharging its functions and duties without any just cause and reason,” the petitions said.

published on : 25th November 2023

Efforts on to establish Kollur village’s Kohinoor claim, turn it into tourist spot

Advocate Bhaskar Rao Mudbool is striving to convince the government of the necessity of setting up a memorial at the place where the world-famous diamond is said to have been mined.

published on : 23rd November 2023

Police officer mowed down by tractor carrying illegally mined sand in Bihar

A 28-year-old sub-inspector of police (SI) was mowed down and a home guard was seriously injured by a tractor carrying illegally mined sand in Bihar's Jamui district on Tuesday

published on : 14th November 2023

‘Remedial measures in six months for Thadagam ravaged by sand mining’ 

He added that formation of an expert  committee for the purpose of re-assessment of environmental compensation would be completed in a month.

published on : 22nd September 2023

ED raid brings sand mining ops to screeching halt, affects government projects in Tamil Nadu

While the government introduced an online system for sand sale, contractors responsible for distribution have vacated the yards following the raid.

published on : 19th September 2023

Illegal sand mining flourishes in Ganjam

Hundreds of tractor-trolleys can be seen lifting sand from the river bed with the help of earth-movers during dusk almost everyday.

published on : 18th August 2023

Assam govt put on hold the promotion of controversial forest officer

Das was accused of illegal sand mining and suspended and arrested in 2018 by the Bureau of Investigation of Economic Offences (BIEO) net at Guwahati.

published on : 17th August 2023

Environmental clearance a must for sand mining in AP: National Green Tribunal

On March 23, the NGT issued directions to stop the mining activity, following which the SEIAA – Andhra Pradesh issued a stop notice to all the sand reaches.

published on : 4th August 2023

Madras High Court directs Dindigul collector to file report in illegal sand mining

The officials responsible for taking note of the backgrounds and political positions of persons engaged in illegal mining had not taken any action.

published on : 3rd August 2023

No mining in 18 sand reaches in Chittoor

The firm engaged with sand mining operations in the said reaches will have to obtain environmental clearances to take up the sand mining operations.

published on : 16th July 2023

Can’t control illegal sand mining: Karnataka Minister Krishna Byregowda

MLAs Allama Prabhu Patil from Gulbarga South and MY Patil from Afzalpur constituencies raised the issue of illegal sand mining.

published on : 15th July 2023

CPI(M) urges Katpadi DSP to arrest SI under SC/ST Act

A humiliated Sarathkumar, who hails from a Scheduled Caste community, took the extreme step, a few days after the incident.

published on : 28th June 2023

Prime accused arrested after constable crushed under tractor by sand mafia in Kalaburagi

The SP said that the incident took place on June 15 when head constable identified as 51-year-old Mayura Chauhan was trying to stop a tractor transporting illegally mined sand in Jewargi taluk. 

published on : 16th June 2023

Two days after exposing ‘illegal’ sand mining, activist assaulted in TN's Villupuram

According to sources, M Raja is a resident of Yenathimangalam village where a government sand mine was set up along the Thenpennai in 2019.

published on : 12th June 2023
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