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 dams and rampant mining of sand from the foreshore and riverbed of the Narmada River have caused significant damage to the riverine ecology, affecting livelihoods of people living in the river valley.
Travels through the Hindi belt: In dry Ramda village of UP's Kairana, Mallah community has little choice but to migrate
The current trend of migration in Mallah community is depriving the next generation of schooling as well.
Illegal sand mining in Madhya Pradesh: Mafia takes to Narmada river to evade police as politicos play blame game
The modus operandi of the sand mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh resembles a Bollywood action flick: the police is busy scanning roads in siren-blaring jeeps while the smugglers escape unchallenged over water.
Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Narmada on the cusp of extinction with six big dams, sand-mining, pollution threatening its survival
With six big dams and power projects on it, the river has been facing environmental threats from illegal mining, deforestation, and now the river linking project.
Drying rivers of Madhya Pradesh: Rampant sand-mining, unabated deforestation sound death knell for Ken, Betwa rivers
Betwa river enters Uttar Pradesh through Jhansi where the pollution level goes even more up due to other problems.
Illegal sand mining case: Arvind Kejriwal backs Akhilesh Yadav, slams Narendra Modi govt's 'dictatorial and undemocratic' regime
According to reports, the Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to quiz the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in an illegal mining case
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.
Amit Topno, a correspondent from Jharkhand's Khunti was shot dead on 9 December. He fearlessly reported on issues like sand mining, illegal alcohol sales, adivasi rights, education, sanitation, human trafficking, land rights, culture and most recently the Pathalgadi movement.
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.
Coastal erosion: Homes disappear, walls crumble as climate change ravages India's already battered coastline
In the next three decades, coastal erosion will occur 1.5 times faster than the past three decades. India’s coasts are under attack both from man-made activities — such as growing construction, damming of rivers, sand mining and destruction of mangroves — as well as natural causes linked to climate change such as rising sea levels.
53 trapped in flood waters of Andhra Pradesh's Vasundhara river rescued; ten lorries engaged in operation
A group of 53 people engaged in sand mining got trapped in flood waters in a river following opening of a barrage in Srikakulam district and were rescued on Monday after spending nightmarish hours perched atop lorries, police said.
'Our forests are a treasure open for loot': How sand, stone mafias make India world’s deadliest country for forest rangers
No less than 63 percent forest rangers have faced life-threatening situations, according to a 2016 survey by the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Rangers Foundation Asia (RFA), both NGOs.
AAP wants vigilance probe into illegal sand mining in Punjab; suggests app to allow citizens to report such cases
Main opposition party AAP urged Punjab government to order a vigilance probe into illegal mining in the state and demanded that the government should take over the business of sand and gravel mining to curb the illegal practice
BJP MLA from Lakhimpur Yogesh Verma on Sunday called off his protest after he was assured by the police and the district administration that a probe will be ordered into illegal sand mining.
A special flying squad has been formed to prevent beach sand mining, Chief Minister K Palaniswami informed the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira said Justice (retd.) Narang should withdraw from the judicial inquiry in view of his son being counsel of Gurjit Singh's family.
ED has attached 30 kilograms of gold bars worth Rs 8.56 crore in connection to a money laundering case against Tamil Nadu sand mining baron J Sekhar Reddy.
Congress alleged that a large quantity of sand was being illegally excavated from the banks of the Narmada in the chief minister's home district of Sehore.
The Centre has asked states to immediately furnish details of cases of illegal sand mining, including the action taken in the last three years to stop the menace.