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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)

TN mining baron jailed for bribing official

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:58 AM IST
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.
The state chief secretary Parimal Rai, the Director Mines and Geology and the Director General of Police have been issued contempt notices asking why action should not be initiated against them for violating court’s order. (HT Photo)
The state chief secretary Parimal Rai, the Director Mines and Geology and the Director General of Police have been issued contempt notices asking why action should not be initiated against them for violating court’s order. (HT Photo)

‘Illegal sand mining back with vengeance’: Court raps Goa for ignoring orders

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 05:32 PM IST
In December last year the high court, in a detailed judgment, issued a series of directions to the Goa government to undertake regular patrolling through flying squads at all stretches of rivers to check against illegal sand mining.
The Chambal river in Madhya Pradesh used to be a major habitat of the gharial.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Chambal river in Madhya Pradesh used to be a major habitat of the gharial.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Chambal river’s gharials migrate to Kuno as sand mining disturbs habitat

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Gwalior | By Shruti Tomar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:23 PM IST
Forest officers say illegal mining disturbs the gharials’ nesting sites and destroys pools and colonies of the reptile.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference at party HQ in Jammu.(PTI)
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference at party HQ in Jammu.(PTI)

Mehbooba Mufti stopped from visiting Rambiara Nalla, alleges Jammu-Kashmir ‘turned into open air prison’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 03:58 PM IST
Alleging violation of rights by Centre, Mufti said in a subsequent tweet, “This is their warped idea of Naya Kashmir. Sand mafia is operating in broad daylight yet we are expected to remain quiet.”
The accused persons worked for mining mafia Sanjay Momnathan and include his son also, the police said.(File photo for representation)
The accused persons worked for mining mafia Sanjay Momnathan and include his son also, the police said.(File photo for representation)

Mafia’s son among three held for illegal sand mining along Yamuna

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 12:11 AM IST
Three people allegedly involved in illegal sand mining along the Yamuna river were arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida on Thursday, police said.
Public hearings, which give an opportunity to the community to make objections and suggestions on large infrastructure projects, are suffering because of the raging Covid-19 pandemic(HT Photo)
Public hearings, which give an opportunity to the community to make objections and suggestions on large infrastructure projects, are suffering because of the raging Covid-19 pandemic(HT Photo)

Public hearings on crucial infrastructure projects compromised due to pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Around 14-15 representatives, mainly from the civil society and industry, took part, but there was no representation from the villages that could be adversely impacted because of the project, according to some of the participants in the public hearing.
A man has been held in Ludhiana for taking money from people in exchange of police help.
A man has been held in Ludhiana for taking money from people in exchange of police help.

Pay money, get police protection: Ludhiana man held for extortion, false claims

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Akshwar Nath Mishra had allegedly taken 50,000 from a man to get his sister’s in-laws arrested for forcing her to abort her pregnancy
Policemen search vehicles in Morena in Madhya Pradesh allegedly used by the sand mafia.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Policemen search vehicles in Morena in Madhya Pradesh allegedly used by the sand mafia.(HT FILE PHOTO)

MLAs, MPs and journalists are bosses in Bhind, says cop in leaked audio clip

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Ranjan| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2020 04:38 PM IST
Some policemen in Madhya Pradesh allegedly facilitate the work of the sand mafia in the state.
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10 arrested for illegal sand mining in Punjab

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 10:21 PM IST
18 vehicles also seized in overnight crackdown carried out in six police districts on CM’s directions
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Illegal sand mining on Beas banks continues unabated in Tarn Taran

Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran | By Anil Sharma, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2020 10:25 PM IST
The residents of Gagrewal, Jalalabad and Bhalojala villages in Khadoor Sahib sub-division say they have been complaining to the mining department about the illegal practice for the last one year, but to no avail.
Illegal sand mining, which could cause irreparable damage to the environment, is rampant in Rajasthan and should not be allowed to continue, a dismayed Supreme Court said(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Illegal sand mining, which could cause irreparable damage to the environment, is rampant in Rajasthan and should not be allowed to continue, a dismayed Supreme Court said(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC: Illegal sand mining rampant in Rajasthan, should be stopped

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 03:25 AM IST
The bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde also directed state authorities to take steps to stop illegal mining.
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Drug smugglers running sand mining biz, Ferozepur DC writes to chief secy

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 10:12 PM IST

Sukhbir warns officials against aiding illegal mining, goonda tax

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Alleging that the Congress was looting the state exchequer, Sukhbir said the Capt Amarinder Singh government had first claimed that it would realise 1,000 crore from sand mining, but it has collected only 38 crore to date. He said under the new mining policy in July, sand mines were auctioned for 309 crore after forming seven clusters to favour monopolisation.
Computer Baba has accused the MP government of failing to check illegal mining of sand from the banks of Narmada river(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo/File)
Computer Baba has accused the MP government of failing to check illegal mining of sand from the banks of Narmada river(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo/File)

Computer Baba camping in MP with 300 saints to stop ‘illegal’ mining

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Sehore district collector Ajay Gupta denied any illegal mining was taking place in the area and the MP mining minister said the job of dealing with illegal mining, if any, should be best left to administration.
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Illegal sand mining: 15 booked for attacking cop, stealing impounded tractor in Pinjore

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2019 01:20 AM IST
Men came with stones, surrounded the seized tractor, thrashed the mining dept team and even snatched gold chain of one official
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Sand mafia members thrash farmer, his uncle in Ludhiana, booked

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The petition seeks to stop any further construction on the car depot and restore the floodplain of Mithi to its original status.(HT image)
The petition seeks to stop any further construction on the car depot and restore the floodplain of Mithi to its original status.(HT image)

‘Mumbai’s water policy bans construction on river floodplains’

MUMBAI | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 03:13 AM IST
Groups that have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court (HC) against the car shed in Aarey have said the project is being built in the floodplain of Mithi.
In Sindhudurg, the pollution is already shrinking mangrove cover, taking away a source of shelter and food, shrinking hunting grounds and forcing marine species further outside their territories in search of fish, Sindhudurg coastline had the potential to become an International tourism destination.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
In Sindhudurg, the pollution is already shrinking mangrove cover, taking away a source of shelter and food, shrinking hunting grounds and forcing marine species further outside their territories in search of fish, Sindhudurg coastline had the potential to become an International tourism destination.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra to study otter population, check threats after international trade ban

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 06:43 AM IST
There are six species of otters in Asia, of which, the Eurasian otter, smooth-coated and Asian small-clawed otters are found in India. The two-year study is expected to begin this year and will try to understand the impacts of sand mining on their habitat.
Residents of Ghari Fazil along with employees of irrigation department plugging the breach on the banks of Sutlej river in Mattewara area in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Residents of Ghari Fazil along with employees of irrigation department plugging the breach on the banks of Sutlej river in Mattewara area in Ludhiana on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Sutlej breach leaves residents of 20 villages in Mattewara on the edge

Hindustan Times, Gari Fazil (Ludhiana) | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 12:15 AM IST
It was man’s determination versus nature’s fury on display as over 100 residents of the nearby villages with irrigation department staff tried their best to stop the rising water from eroding the banks.
Another FIR in the multi crore mining scam in UP was lodged against former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and five IAS officials under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Dirctorate
Another FIR in the multi crore mining scam in UP was lodged against former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and five IAS officials under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Dirctorate

ED registers another case in UP mining scam

Lucknow | By Rohit Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:03 PM IST
The FIRs were lodged on basis of the one lodged by CBI, which is investigating the mining scam in UP during the Samajwadi Party regime between 2012 and 2016.
Sand extraction has been stalled in the state on account of various orders of courts and the National Green Tribunal as the extraction threatened riverine islands and plantations along river banks. (HT File photo)
Sand extraction has been stalled in the state on account of various orders of courts and the National Green Tribunal as the extraction threatened riverine islands and plantations along river banks. (HT File photo)

NGT fines Goa govt for failing to check sand mining, sets a deadline

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST
The NGT also warned of an additional forfeiture of Rs 20-lakh if the cameras were not installed in the next two months.
The bench was initially reluctant to entertain the matter and asked the petitioner’s counsel Prashant Bhushan to approach a high court. “Let us have the advantage of the high court order,” the Justice Bobde said.(HT Photo)
The bench was initially reluctant to entertain the matter and asked the petitioner’s counsel Prashant Bhushan to approach a high court. “Let us have the advantage of the high court order,” the Justice Bobde said.(HT Photo)

SC agrees to examine plea for CBI probe into illegal sand mining

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 05:31 AM IST
A bench led by Justice SA Bobde issued notices to the Centre and five states where the illegal sand mining is reportedly rampant.
The state government officials in Madhya Pradesh were attacked when they went to arrest illegal miners.(HTFILE)
The state government officials in Madhya Pradesh were attacked when they went to arrest illegal miners.(HTFILE)

Team raiding sand miners dubbed ‘child-lifters’ in MP

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:19 AM IST
llegal miners deliberately termed the raiding team headed by a Nayab tehsildar as ‘child lifters’ in a bid to get support from the locals and to make a quick escape.
In the case involving Prajapati, the agency has alleged that beneficiaries Shiv Singh and Sukhraj used the influence of the minister to get their lease renewed.In this photo,UP minister in SP government Gayatri Prajapati arrested by police in Lucknow in 2017 in a separate case.(PTI File Photo)
In the case involving Prajapati, the agency has alleged that beneficiaries Shiv Singh and Sukhraj used the influence of the minister to get their lease renewed.In this photo,UP minister in SP government Gayatri Prajapati arrested by police in Lucknow in 2017 in a separate case.(PTI File Photo)

Former minister Gayatri Prajapati, 4 IAS officers booked by CBI in UP mining scam

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 06:06 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government mandated e-tendering for renewal and award of fresh lease for sand mining in the state on May, 2012, which the Allahabad High Court upheld on January, 2013.
Farmers claim that the contractors are mining sand illegally in Dostpur Mangroli Bangar(HT Photo)
Farmers claim that the contractors are mining sand illegally in Dostpur Mangroli Bangar(HT Photo)

Farmers allege illegal sand mining in Yamuna floodplains, administration denies claim

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Noida
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Officials said after instructions from the UP chief minister office, the revenue department team conducted an inquiry and reported back, stating there was no illegal sand mining taking place in the district.
Last month, the reporter of a leading Odia daily in coastal Balasore district was grievously injured after sand mining mafia attacked him for writing against illegal mining.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Last month, the reporter of a leading Odia daily in coastal Balasore district was grievously injured after sand mining mafia attacked him for writing against illegal mining.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Odisha plans separate agency to regulate illegal sand mining

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Officials in the state revenue and disaster management department said the directorate would put in place a robust monitoring mechanism using technology to prevent illegal lifting and theft of minor minerals.
The mines and geology department in Bihar has set a target of earning Rs 900 crore in 2019 by creating more sand mining sites.(Arun Sharma/HT File Photo)
The mines and geology department in Bihar has set a target of earning Rs 900 crore in 2019 by creating more sand mining sites.(Arun Sharma/HT File Photo)

New policy set to redraw Bihar’s sand mine map

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Rakesh Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 02:44 PM IST
According to sources, in order to increase earnings, the mines and geology department proposes to increase the number of sand mining units in Bihar.
The CBI started investigating the case on the directions of the Allahabad High Court in January this year.(HT Photo)
The CBI started investigating the case on the directions of the Allahabad High Court in January this year.(HT Photo)

Ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati raided by CBI in illegal sand mining case

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 04:06 PM IST
A senior CBI official said three premises owned by the family members of Prajapati, who is already in jail since March 2017 on a rape charge, were raided. ion Act.
The residents of villages abutting the sanctuary see sand mining as an important livelihood option because agriculture in the arid region is neither productive nor dependable.(HT Photo)
The residents of villages abutting the sanctuary see sand mining as an important livelihood option because agriculture in the arid region is neither productive nor dependable.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Chambal, no political will to stop destructive sand mining

Hindustan Times, Morena (Madhya Pradesh) | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 08:52 AM IST
Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are united as far as protecting the interests of those involved in illegal sand mining here is concerned. They have promised to denotify parts of the Chambal sanctuary, which spans 425 kms (covering MP, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh) so that sand mining can flourish in those parts.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel at state Congress office in Raipur.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel at state Congress office in Raipur.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Centre allocated most of mines to BJP-ruled states... we feel cheated’, says Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

Hindustan Times, | By Chetan Chauhan and Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 09:09 AM IST
In an interview, CM Bhupesh Baghel spoke on the alleged corruption charges against former CM Raman Singh, the rise of Left-wing extremism and the state’s poor mining revenue
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