Beach sand mining cases | Madras High Court to commence final hearing from March 11

Beach sand mining cases | Madras High Court to commence final hearing from March 11

Representational image. File | Photo Credit: N. Rajesh The Madras High Court on Monday, February 12, 2024 decided to commence from March 11 the final hearing on a huge of batch of cases related to alleged illicit beach sand mining in Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanniyakumari districts and the blanket mining ban in the State since … Read more

HC notices to Centre, State over ‘illegal mining at Srirampur by SCCL’

HC notices to Centre, State over ‘illegal mining at Srirampur by SCCL’

The Telangana High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) and governments of the State and the Union in a writ petition to stop alleged illegal mining undertaken by the SCCL as part of Open Cast Project-II at Srirampur. A Bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Anil Kumar Jukanti … Read more

TDP leaders stage protest against ‘illegal’ sand mining in Andhra Pradesh

TDP leaders stage protest against ‘illegal’ sand mining in Andhra Pradesh

Telugu Desam Party(TDP) leaders staged Isuka Satyagraha Deekshalu across the State on Monday seeking to expose the illegal sand mining being done allegedly with the support of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). Leaders of the main opposition party squatted at 44 major sand quarries amidst a crackdown by the police, whom they accused of scuttling the … Read more

TDP-YSRCP spat over alleged sand mining issue sparks tension in Amaravati town

TDP-YSRCP spat over alleged sand mining issue sparks tension in Amaravati town

A spat between the TDP and YSR Congress Party functionaries over the alleged sand mining issue sparked tension at Amaravati town in Pedakurapadu constituency on April 9. The TDP former MLA Kommalapati Sridhar and ruling party MLA Nambur Shankar Rao engaged in a war of words over the alleged illegal sand mining. They challenged each … Read more

No quarrying, mining within 60 metres of Tamil Nadu reserve forests

No quarrying, mining within 60 metres of Tamil Nadu reserve forests

Two weeks after it removed rules restricting quarrying and mining in the eco-sensitive zones around ‘reserve forests’, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday said it would impose a “condition”, while granting licences, that such activities should not be undertaken within 60 metres from the boundaries of reserve forests. “In pursuant of the amendment dated December … Read more

Former BJP minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy forms new party Karnataka Rajya Pragati Paksha

Former BJP minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy forms new party Karnataka Rajya Pragati Paksha

Former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy addressing the media in Bengaluru on Sunday. | Photo Credit: SUDHAKARA JAIN Ending weeks of speculation over his political move, former BJP leader and Minister G. Janardhan Reddy on Sunday announced the formation of a new party, Karnataka Rajya Pragati Paksha, to fight the ensuing Assembly … Read more

‘Vijayabaskar took money from mining and gutkha firms’

‘Vijayabaskar took money from mining and gutkha firms’

AIADMK leader and former Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar. File | Photo Credit: PTI The Income Tax Department on Thursday told Madras High Court that it had seized “enormous material” indicating that former Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar of the AIADMK had received huge amounts of money from gutkha/pan masala manufacturers and SRS Mining owned by J. … Read more

Ram Mandir: Rajasthan likely to free a sanctuary land to provide special stone for temple construction

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The temple authorities highlighted that 40-45 per cent work has been completed for the ground floor. The state government of Rajasthan will seek central clearance under the Forest and Wildlife Acts for Bansi Paharpur block of Bharatpur’s Band Baretha wildlife sanctuary, so mining can be done and a special pink sandstone can be extracted from … Read more

At Least 50 Gold Miners Die in East Congo, Adding to String of Deadly Accidents

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At least 50 miners died after flooding at an unregulated gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said, adding to the deadly tally of recent accidents at illegal and small-scale mines around the developing world. The mainly young victims were working at a large, unregulated mine in the east of the country Friday … Read more

China’s Theme Parks Ride a Boom as Tourists Have Nowhere to Go

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KUNMING, China—With foreign vacations off limits, China is in the middle of a theme-park boom as domestic tourists seek amusements in their own backyards. In Wuhan, the epicenter of the initial Covid-19 outbreak, thousands of people packed the Maya Playa Water Park in mid-August for a pool party, banishing memories of the 76 days the … Read more