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
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
The mining causes serious health hazards among women and child, leads to massive deforestation and loss of wildlife.
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
Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh on Wednesday accused the police officers of corruption due to which illegal mining is taking place in the state.
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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.
Meghalaya mining accident: State may call off already disastrous rescue operation after consulting experts at site
With the detection of the first body inside the 320-feet-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, the families of the 15 workers trapped inside the quarry are prepared for the worst.
Month after Meghalaya mine tragedy, NGT committee asks state police to investigate 1,200 cases of illegal mining
The Meghalaya police have been told by the NGT that their probe should reach a logical conclusion after taking into account all 1200 cases of illegal rat-hole mining in East Garo Hills, South-West Khasi Hills and West and East Jaintia Hills districts.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: One crore litre water pumped out, remotely-operated vehicles being used for rescue mission, state govt tells SC
The state government told a bench of Justices AK Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer that one crore litre of water has been pumped out so far from the illegal mine but seepage form nearby rivers was creating hurdles in the rescue operation.
Meghalaya coal mine tragedy: Lack of employment, higher wages force Assam youths into unlawful mining jobs
A prime witness in the case, Sayeb, who managed to haul himself up with the help of an iron chain hanging inside, thanks God for choosing to save him from the 320-feet water-filled rathole mine.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy yet to find trace of miners; remotely operated vehicle continues to map rat hole quarry
A total of 5 naval ROVs have been augmented on the site and simultaneous probes are being undertaken to maximise coverage.
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Despite large-scale exploitation, successive govts colluded in concealing illegal mining in North East
The issue of illegal mining in India was raised multiple times in the Parliament, and both the UPA and NDA answered them, yet Meghalaya doesn't feature anywhere in their responses
Two dead after coal mine collapses in Meghalaya's Mooknor village; investigation underway to identify owner of quarry
In yet another mine-related mishap, two people lost their lives after a coal mine collapsed in Mooknor village on Sunday.
Akhilesh Yadav takes swipe at BJP amid illegal mining probe, says he may have to tell CBI details of SP-BSP alliance
Talking to reporters in Lucknow, Akhilesh Yadav said he is ready to face the CBI, but people are also ready to answer the BJP.