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Scientifically Speaking | The world is running out of useful sand

  • Much of the world’s concrete will disintegrate and need to be replaced. Unfortunately, as ludicrous as it may seem, the world is running out of the sand needed for reconstruction
I spent many years just a short bicycle ride from the sandy banks of the Kangsabati river. Sadly, whenever I visit now, I come crashing back to reality. The river still exists, but it looks nothing like it did a few decades ago.(Shutterstock)
I spent many years just a short bicycle ride from the sandy banks of the Kangsabati river. Sadly, whenever I visit now, I come crashing back to reality. The river still exists, but it looks nothing like it did a few decades ago.(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 02:10 PM IST
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ByAnirban Mahapatra

Sand mining: Experts remain wary as Bengal govt centralises auction

  • The West Bengal Mineral Development and Trading Corporation will henceforth hold the auctions online that was earlier done by the district magistrates.
Image for representation. (File photo)
Image for representation. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 02:32 AM IST
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By, Kolkata

TN mining baron jailed for bribing official

A fine of 10 lakh was also imposed on Vaikundarajan’s company, VV Minerals, for trying to fraudulently get approval for the terms of reference, which are considered in-principle approval for a project.
On Vaikundarajan, the court said,“He indulged in all sorts of manipulations, which he made in his records including personal records and that of the company of which he is the managing partner and as well outside by showing disregard in handing over the application directly to Neeraj Khatri, by his side-stepping the established procedure,” the court said. (Representative Image)(HT Photo/Representative)
On Vaikundarajan, the court said,“He indulged in all sorts of manipulations, which he made in his records including personal records and that of the company of which he is the managing partner and as well outside by showing disregard in handing over the application directly to Neeraj Khatri, by his side-stepping the established procedure,” the court said. (Representative Image)(HT Photo/Representative)
Published on Feb 24, 2021 04:58 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Forest officer attacked by ‘sand mafia’ in Mohali, critical at PGI

Davinder was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, (PGIMER) Chandigarh, where he underwent a brain surgery.
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 11:17 PM IST
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