14 Aug 2013
New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday reluctantly admitted before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that illegal sand mining was going on in the state.
31 Jul 2012
A public hearing for granting environmental clearance to a private company, seeking sand mining on Yamuna banks, was cancelled on Tuesday following protests and vandalism by villagers.
29 Aug 2013
New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it has registered FIRs against several persons engaged in large-scale illegal mining of sand and its removal from river Yamuna and seized their vehicles and heavy machinery.
04 Feb 2016
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal summoned officials of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana government for their failure to curb illegal sand mining on the floodplains of river Yamuna, already banned by the green panel.
29 May 2016
Lucknow: BJP today held the Uttar Pradesh government responsible for the mine tragedy in Mahoba district in which five persons were killed and alleged that illegal mining was being carried out in the state "under the patronisation" of the Akhilesh Yadav dispensation.
23 Aug 2016
Lucknow: Flood situation on Tuesday worsened in Uttar Pradesh due to release of water from Nepal and adjoining states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttrakhand which led to further rise in water levels of major rivers. According to Central Water Commission (CWC), the Ganga is flowing above the danger marks at Fafamau and Chhatnag (both in Allahabad) besides in Mirzapur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia.
03 Aug 2016
Bareily (UP): A teacher was on Tuesday allegedly abducted in broad daylight and gangraped in a field along a state highway linking Delhi-Lucknow National Highway 24, days after the Bulandshahr gangrape incident.
22 Nov 2013
Bangalore: Karnataka government has decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia and making its illegal mining and transportation a cognizable offence.
18 Mar 2015
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken strong objection to the non-compliance of its orders by the Haryana and Rajasthan governments on the issue of sand mining and warned it of coercive action.
14 Jun 2016
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government yesterday ordered a probe in connection with the alleged migration of Hindus from Kairana town in Shamli district in western part of the state.