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Haryana man beaten to death by a group involved in illegal mining
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Haryana man beaten to death by a group involved in illegal mining

12 people arrested for beating a 40-year-old man from Haryana to death for stopping a tractor that was transporting mining stones illegally.

Illegal mining case: ED conducts fresh raids in Jharkhand; recovers two AK rifles
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Illegal mining case: ED conducts fresh raids in Jharkhand; recovers two AK rifles

The federal probe agency is covering about 17-20 premises in Jharkhand, neighbouring Bihar, Tamil Nadu and the Delhi-NCR as part of the operation

Why Rajasthan has become a killing field for Hindu seers
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Why Rajasthan has become a killing field for Hindu seers

Seers in Rajasthan have been self-immolating or dying by suicide demanding protection of the religiously significant Aadibadri and Kanakanchal hills in Bharatpur district from illegal miners

BJP lashes out at Rajasthan government after MP Ranjeeta Koli claims attack by mafia
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BJP lashes out at Rajasthan government after MP Ranjeeta Koli claims attack by mafia

BJP MP from Rajasthan Ranjeeta Koli on Monday went on a sit-in protest in Bharatpur against illegal mining and claimed that her car was attacked by the mining mafia on Sunday in an attempt to kill her

HC directs Punjab government to file report on illegal mining near international border
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HC directs Punjab government to file report on illegal mining near international border

According to Arun Gosai, the counsel of the Centre, while hearing the matters of illegal mining in Punjab, the High Court raised security concerns of the country regarding the large ditches in the border area

Driven by greed, audacious sand mafia kills with impunity
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Driven by greed, audacious sand mafia kills with impunity

The shocking murder of a Haryana DSP red flags the audacity of the sand mafia. Can this illegal sand mining be stopped? Is enough being done by law enforcement?

Haryana DSP murder: Curbing illegal mining in Aravallis remains an uphill task
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Haryana DSP murder: Curbing illegal mining in Aravallis remains an uphill task

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Surendra Singh investigating illegal stone-mining was killed here on Tuesday when a truck he signalled to stop drove into him

Jharkhand: Many feared trapped as three abandoned coal mines collapse during illegal mining
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Jharkhand: Many feared trapped as three abandoned coal mines collapse during illegal mining

Rescue operations are underway at the mines. The incidents happened during illegal mining and only the coal companies can specify the number of people trapped inside, police said

Assam forest dept slapped Rs 43.25 cr fine on Coal India for carrying out 'illegal mining'
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Assam forest dept slapped Rs 43.25 cr fine on Coal India for carrying out 'illegal mining'

The Assam forest department has slapped a penalty of Rs 43.25 crore on PSU major Coal India Ltd for carrying out "illegal mining" inside a reserve forest for 16 years from 2003, officials said on Wednesday

Government orders major crackdown on illegal mining, wants 100% penalty levied against mafias exploiting natural resources
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Government orders major crackdown on illegal mining, wants 100% penalty levied against mafias exploiting natural resources

The Centre has asked agencies and state governments to recover the entire value of illegally-mined minerals from violators involved in ripping off natural resources

Illegal mica scavenging in Jharkhand is destroying the lives of women and children
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Illegal mica scavenging in Jharkhand is destroying the lives of women and children

The mining causes serious health hazards among women and child, leads to massive deforestation and loss of wildlife.

India needs to stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to start fighting floods
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India needs to stop deforesting its mountains if it wants to start fighting floods

They are an annual nightmare in many parts, areas that were not considered a risk, are flood-prone,

Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh flays own govt over 'plundering of natural resources', says 90% cops in cahoots with mining mafia
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Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh flays own govt over 'plundering of natural resources', says 90% cops in cahoots with mining mafia

Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh on Wednesday accused the police officers of corruption due to which illegal mining is taking place in the state.

Three elephants killed after being hit by iron-ore laden truck in Odisha's Keonjhar district
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Three elephants killed after being hit by iron-ore laden truck in Odisha's Keonjhar district

The truck, which skidded off the road after the accident in which three elephants were killed, has been seized by the police. The driver fled the scene abandoning the vehicle but his helper has been detained.

Lack of jobs in Jharkhand's Giridh leads to proliferation of illegal coal mines; for villagers, polls only mean more police raids
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Lack of jobs in Jharkhand's Giridh leads to proliferation of illegal coal mines; for villagers, polls only mean more police raids

Deaths in mines in this coal belt have been a particularly harsh reality of life. And illegal mining has been reported in Jharkhand at least since 2004.

Navy retrieves body of Meghalaya miner 77 days after tragedy; body recovered using UROV and NDRF boat
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Navy retrieves body of Meghalaya miner 77 days after tragedy; body recovered using UROV and NDRF boat

This is the second "heavily" decomposed body to be lifted from the Meghalaya mine after it flooded on 13 December, 2018. The body was dispatched to Civil Hospital at the district headquarter in Khliehriat for post-mortem

Illegal sand mining case: IAS officer B Chandrakala skips summons but submits documents to Enforcement Directorate
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Illegal sand mining case: IAS officer B Chandrakala skips summons but submits documents to Enforcement Directorate

The ED had summoned B Chandrakala and SP MLC Ramesh Kumar Mishra apart from few others for questioning in the case. Mishra has been called on 28 January

Operation to evacuate trapped Meghalaya miners not abandoned: Centre, state government tells Supreme Court
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Operation to evacuate trapped Meghalaya miners not abandoned: Centre, state government tells Supreme Court

The Meghalaya government said it has filed a status report on the steps taken to rescue the miners.

'Will not abandon' rescue of Meghalaya miners: Centre, Meghalaya govt assure SC day after navy suspends ops
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'Will not abandon' rescue of Meghalaya miners: Centre, Meghalaya govt assure SC day after navy suspends ops

The Centre and the Meghalaya government told the Supreme Court that operations to rescue the 15 miners trapped in a rat-hole mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of the state will not be abandoned.

Indian Navy abandons efforts to retrieve Meghalaya miner's body as operations lead to 'too much disintegration'
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Indian Navy abandons efforts to retrieve Meghalaya miner's body as operations lead to 'too much disintegration'

The navy divers had spotted the decomposed body of a trapped miner on Wednesday, using an unmanned, remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of around 160 feet inside the mine's main shaft.