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Apex Court pulls up Goa government in mines allotment 23.2.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
There is a new twist to mine scam following an order from the Supreme Court.  The Apex court has pulled up Goa government for irregularities in mines allotment. Since mines were allotted on the same pattern here as well hence it is expected that Lokayukta may recommend strict action against officials who allotted mines. On February 7, the Supreme Court cancelled renewal of mines lease between November 1, 2014 and January 12, 2015. In the matter of The Goa Foundation Vs Sesa Sterlite Limited, the Supreme Court said that the state government was aware that the central government was bringing a new mines act because its draft was uploaded on the central mines department’s website. Through special section 10-B, the act made it clear that new mines would be allotted only through auction and the government renewed old mines lease to skip the new mines policy that was approved by the union cabinet January 5, 2015. After that mines allotment picked up at fast speed. The SC has now cancelled these ...
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Vikas WSP consolidates guar gum polymers export business 22.2.2018 General News
The other group company viz.. Vikas Granaries will completely exit from guar gum polymers business and will focus in the field of mining of granite and manufacturing of Proppants (Frac sand) grounded granite stone wastes into coarse mesh powder 20 -40 mesh or 30-50 mesh for use in oil fracturing and drilling in the domestic as well as export markets.
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MARKETS LIVE: Indices open flat ahead of F&O expiry; PSU Banks fall 22.2.2018 Latest News
Catch all the market action here.
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Nitish Kumar visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial 21.2.2018 General News
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and remarked that the site symbolized "enduring human spirit and resilience" while cautioning mankind against the "destructive potential of technology". The Chief Minister, who has been in Japan since Monday, visited the memorial built in the city which was devastated by atomic bombing during the Second World War that had killed and maimed more than one lakh people. "Peace Memorial at Hiroshima exhibits a moment of history frozen in time - a true reminder of the destructive potential of technology but in the same breath it also symbolizes the enduring human spirit and resilience", Kumar wrote in the visitors' book. "I come from the land of Lord Buddha and I quote him 'hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love, this is the eternal rule", the Bihar Chief Minister said. The state government released here the message written by the CM. "The guiding force of human civilizatio is to hold one .
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Sand lorries to briefly stay off Bhupalpally roads 21.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
‘Temporary suspension in view of surge in road accidents’
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Illegal sand stock seized in Bangarpet taluk 20.2.2018 Hindu: Health

Police and Revenue Department officials conducted a raid on Tuesday on illegal sand storage near Kamasamudra in Bangarpet taluk and seized about hundred loads of sand as well as a truck.

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Vasundhara Raje gags the gag order 20.2.2018 DNA: Opinion
The state government has taken back the disputed gag ordinance from the select committee ruling out any possibility of passing any law which could inetrefer with the 'freedom' of media.  The controversial ordinance that was aimed at giving immunity to judges, magistrates an public servants against 'frivolous' cases had created an uproar not only across the state but also in the assembly.  Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje announced the 'expiry of any further action on ordinance ' in the house while giving her reply on the budget discussions on Monday. Raje also made more announcements, particularly for the benefit of farmers, young entrepreneurs, police and home guards, while also dealing with rapists with an iron hand.   Making her statement on the Code of Criminal Procedure (Rajasthan Amendment Bill)- 2017 - being promulgated as a gag order by the opposition - Raje observed that since the ordinance has already ended with time, there is no bill to take back.  “We allowed the ordinance to lapse, and did not ...
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Villagers protest against ‘illegal sand mining’ 19.2.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Say indiscriminate removal of sand will affect groundwater
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Thoubal River: Workers protest restriction on sand mining 19.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Thoubal River: Workers protest restriction on sand mining
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Nitish Kumar bats for women's reservation in Parliament 17.2.2018 General News
Pitching for reservation of seats for women in the Parliament and state legislative assemblies, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that concrete step towards women's empowerment cannot be taken unless a law is passed for the same."As long as a law for women's reservation in Parliament and legislature is not passed and a provision is not made in the Constitution, a concrete step towards women's empowerment cannot be taken," Kumar said at the inauguration ceremony of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference here.Notably, the 108th Constitution Amendment Bill, popularly known as the Women's Reservation Bill that seeks to reserve 33 percent of the seats in the Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women, has been pending in the Lok Sabha since 1996.Kumar was the chief guest at the event.The CPA Conference was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.The two-day conference will discuss Parliament's role in the development process, and the
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43 heavy vehicles seized in Odisha's Jajpur district as part of crackdown on illegal mining of minerals 17.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
At least 43 heavy vehicles used in illegal mining of minerals were seized and over Rs four lakh collected as penalty in a crackdown in Odisha's Jajpur district
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43 vehicles used in illegal mining seized in Jajpur 17.2.2018 General News
At least 43 heavy vehicles used in illegal mining of minerals were seized and over Rs four lakh collected as penalty in a crackdown in Jajpur district, an official said today. The seizure was during raids carried out by four district-leval teams against illegal mining activities in different places in the district yesterday, he said adding the vehicles were carrying sand, mourm, laterite stone and black stone illegally. The teams had conducted surprise raids at several locations under the jurisdiction of Barachana, Dharmasala, Jajpur and Sukinda tehsils, he said. "Four teams comprising revenue and police officials conducted surprise raids at different illegal mining areas under four tehsils. We seized 43 heavy vehicles including some tractors which were illegally carrying minor minerals," said Jajpur district Collector Ranjan Kumar Das. The collector said the regional transport officer and the respective tehsildars had been asked to file FIRs against the mining ...
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Save Thoubal River: 24 hours total shutdown in Thoubal district 17.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Save Thoubal River: 24 hours total shutdown in Thoubal district
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Step up surveillance to check illegal sand mining: HC 17.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Orders installation of IP cameras on excavators, CCTV cameras at mining sites; refrains from imposing ban
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Sand mafia beats Sarpanch to death in Rajasthan 17.2.2018 Hindu: National
Police file murder case against 21 suspects, including nine accused, on a complaint by victim’s brother
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A Reporter’s Account of Illegal Mining in Bundelkhand’s Mahoba 16.2.2018 The Wire

The story of a district in thrall to illegal mining; a first person account from Khabar Lahariya’s chief reporter in Mahoba.

The post A Reporter’s Account of Illegal Mining in Bundelkhand’s Mahoba appeared first on The Wire.

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Income Tax raids on Punjab ex-minister's corporate offices 16.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Income Tax officials on Friday conducted a raid on the corporate offices of various companies owned by the family of controversial former Punjab cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh.
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Sachin Pilot accuses BJP govt in Rajasthan of patronising sand mafia, not checking illegal mining seriously 16.2.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
The Congress's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot on Thurday alleged that the BJP government in the state was patronising the sand mafia and was not serious in checking illegal mining.
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Mine blowing: Sachin Pilot takes a dig at BJP 16.2.2018 DNA: Opinion
After the farmers’ agitation, the Congress has shifted gear. It is now riveting on the illegal sand mining issue to take on the Vasundhara Raje government in the state. Going on with its two-week long agitation, the Congress on Thursday protested in front of the assembly demanding an end to the black marketing of sand mines.  Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot and senior party leaders joined the protest and told the workers to fight for the cause.  The Congress leaders further told the workers that their agitation will continue till the government acts on illegal marketing and provides sand for construction activities. The dearth of sand has made lakhs of workers unemployed and brought construction activity to a grinding halt.   “The BJP government has given protection to illegal sand mining mafia and a shortage of sand has put a stop to house construction by the people. The government has turned blind to the issue. A MLA from the ruling party, who raised the sand mining issue in the ...
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‘Successive generationshave given up farming’ 16.2.2018 Hindu: National
Actor Kamal Haasan said the farmers were pushed to adopt fertilisers-based farming instead of traditional organic farming as the emphasis of the government’s agriculture policy shifted to mass produc...
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