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.
Two persons were killed and five others injured in a clash between two groups at Suhagpur village in Mathura over a sand mining dispute.
Himachal Pradesh government admitted that illegal sand mining has been flourishing along the Beas river and the activity is to be partially blamed for the tragedy.
"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.
The team seized the tractor and was bringing it to the police station when around eight to ten people in a car attacked the officials and later fled with the truck, an official said.
In its 5 August order, the tribunal had held that removal of sand without having requisite clearance from either MoEF or SEIAA, as per the area of the mining site, shall be illegal.
The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notice to the Kerala government after a woman who is protesting against sand mafia alleged that the state revenue minister made defamatory comments against her.
The Punjab Assembly today passed a resolution asking the Centre to amend its policies and reduce the processing period to help the state overcome the problems related to shortage of sand and gravel.
Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today ordered issue of notice to the District Collector admitting a petition filed by the Vaigai Sand Lorry Owners' Association seeking to appoint a committee to supervise implementation of guidelines by sand miners
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
Union minister Jairam Ramesh today asked Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take steps to end the "pitiable plight" of a woman from Kerala who is protesting at Jantar Mantar here seeking action against sand mining mafia in the state.
The advocate general appearing for Uttar Pradesh denied that unfair probe was done by the SSP of Gautam Budh Nagar.
The Union Government is contemplating banning illegal sand mining across the country on the model of Tamil Nadu, Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan said here today.
Her silence has made Uttar Pradesh government "stubborn", was how the Supreme Court described about the state administration's response to suspended IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal for cracking the sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar, adjacent to national capital
The appeal filed through the state Chief Secretary submitted that the NGT's August 5 order was affecting the construction industry as the district authority which is entitled to permit sand mining in less than five hectare of area has been left with no option.
A three-member panel set up by Union Environment Ministry said it has found evidence of illegal sand mining in Gautam Budh Nagar district.
In his cynical and dangerous brand of vote-banks politics communities and individuals are mere pawns to be used and abused in the pursuit of political power.
Several persons were arrested and vehicles seized in fresh raids against illegal sand mining operations here with District Magistrate Kumar Ravikant Singh and SSP Preetinder Singh themselves leading the crackdown.
Issuing notice to chief secretaries of all states, the tribunal said large scale mining activity was carried on in violation of laws.
Sand mining is widespread across the country and it seems axiomatic that sand means the immediate presence of a mafia with all its links to the political class which provides the oxygen by throttling, as is in Nagpal’s case, the law and the rules