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ISRO satellite imaging tech to help tackle illegal sand-mining, man-animal conflict
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ISRO satellite imaging tech to help tackle illegal sand-mining, man-animal conflict

Apart from illegal sand-mining, the satellites will also help find augmented water & fodder in forest areas.

UP's Kabrai battles year-long dry period due to illegal sand mining; parched residents turn on each other for water
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UP's Kabrai battles year-long dry period due to illegal sand mining; parched residents turn on each other for water

The real culprit is illegal sand mining, which this area of the Bundelkhand region is infamous for.

Unemployment in Jaipur's real estate sector: Demonetisation and GST among factors behind job crisis
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Unemployment in Jaipur's real estate sector: Demonetisation and GST among factors behind job crisis

In Rajasthan, the shock of demonetisation and GST, along with the lingering effects of RERA Act, have contributed to a slowdown in the real estate sector.

Illegal sand mining Part 4: Karnataka continues to bear brunt of resurgent mafia, ever-changing rules
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Illegal sand mining Part 4: Karnataka continues to bear brunt of resurgent mafia, ever-changing rules

Though former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah unveiled a new sand mining policy in 2014 giving more power to district-level officials, legal miners remain on tenterhooks, while illegal ones gained the upper hand courtesy ‘protection’ from political bosses.

Illegal sand mining Part 3: Bihar govt's attempted crackdown sends prices soaring; officials face axe as rivers in ruin
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Illegal sand mining Part 3: Bihar govt's attempted crackdown sends prices soaring; officials face axe as rivers in ruin

The crackdown on illegal business of sand and its resulting scarcity has largely affected construction work, rendering hundreds of daily wage workers jobless.

Akhilesh Yadav, another SP leader likely to be summoned by CBI in connection with 'illegal sand mining' case
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Akhilesh Yadav, another SP leader likely to be summoned by CBI in connection with 'illegal sand mining' case

Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav may be investigated in an alleged illegal sand mining case, CBI sources indicated after the investigating agency conducted raids at 14 places.

Illegal sand mining case: CBI raids multiple locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including residence of BSP leader
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Illegal sand mining case: CBI raids multiple locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, including residence of BSP leader

The CBI has been conducting raids at various locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the illegal sand mining case. The probe agency had taken up the matter on the directions of Allahabad High Court in July 2017.

Illegal sand mining: How a few deaths are mere collateral damage to Bundelkhand's thriving sand mafia
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Illegal sand mining: How a few deaths are mere collateral damage to Bundelkhand's thriving sand mafia

A few hours before dawn broke on Bundelkhand’s horizon on 20 November, a truck filled with sand was speeding down the highway when it hit, and consequently killed, a labourer in Banda, a Bundelkhand district in Uttar Pradesh. There have been similar accidents all over Uttar Pradesh in the last few years. In Bundelkhand, these cases have often been tied up with the hugely active sand trade, and hence mafia – “paise waalon ki balu mafia”, in local parlance.

Alliance For Media Freedom condemns Kanyakumari Police's 'illegal detention' of two journalists probing sand mining
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Alliance For Media Freedom condemns Kanyakumari Police's 'illegal detention' of two journalists probing sand mining

The Alliance For Media Freedom has condemned the "illegal detention and harassment" of two Tamil Nadu journalists for helping two French reporters investigate illegal beach and sand mining.

Chennai-based journalist Sandhya Ravishankar alleges stalking, intimidation after reports on sand mining mafia
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Chennai-based journalist Sandhya Ravishankar alleges stalking, intimidation after reports on sand mining mafia

A group of journalists and civil society activists has written to the Chennai Commissioner of Police expressing concern over threats to Sandhya Ravishankar.

Madhya Pradesh journalist probing illegal sand mining cases mowed down by truck; Shivraj Singh Chouhan vows action
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Madhya Pradesh journalist probing illegal sand mining cases mowed down by truck; Shivraj Singh Chouhan vows action

A journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh was run over by a truck on Monday

Patna police lodges FIR against RJD legislator Bhai Virender for illegal sand mining
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Patna police lodges FIR against RJD legislator Bhai Virender for illegal sand mining

A case was lodged on Tuesday against a legislator belonging to the RJD in connection with illegal sand mining, police said.

Andhra Pradesh Congress releases list of 600 failed election promises of TDP, BJP
Politics

Andhra Pradesh Congress releases list of 600 failed election promises of TDP, BJP

The Andhra Pradesh Congress released a 'chargesheet' on failures of both the TDP and the BJP in implementing their election promises in the last three years of rule.

Global Natural Resources Conclave Day 1: Ministers hard sell govt’s policies to push PM’s economic agenda
Business

Global Natural Resources Conclave Day 1: Ministers hard sell govt’s policies to push PM’s economic agenda

Lack of natural resources will make us completely immobile, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Jagendra Singh, deceased UP-based journalist, gets Press Club award for bravery in journalism
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Jagendra Singh, deceased UP-based journalist, gets Press Club award for bravery in journalism

UP-based journalist Jagendra Singh, who was killed allegedly for his exposes on illegal sand mining and other misdemeanours, was honoured posthumously.

Illegal sand mining: NGT appoints officer to survey Air Force land
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Illegal sand mining: NGT appoints officer to survey Air Force land

"Let a senior officer of Mining Department of Haryana conduct a survey within thirty days and the applicant be informed of the dates on which the survey would be conducted," a bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

NGT's ban on sand mining is a judicial over-reach: Goa CM Parrikar
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NGT's ban on sand mining is a judicial over-reach: Goa CM Parrikar

The recent National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) ban on sand mining across the country is a case of judicial "over-reach", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Tuesday

Green body orders against illegal sand mining, but who will ensure compliance?
Economy

Green body orders against illegal sand mining, but who will ensure compliance?

The crux is that laws have not been inadequate, but their enforcement, to put it mildly, has always been quite lax.