Illegal mining continues unabated in Mohali district

Jan 31, 2019, 09:23 IST

MOHALI: Despite tall claims by Mohali administration, the mining mafia is still busy in digging in the district. In a fresh case of illegal mining, Mohali police recently raided illegal mining sites and seized a tractor trolley laden with sand.

The accused was digging and loading sand into the tractor trolley from a river in Mullanpur when police raided the spot. The driver of the vehicle. however, managed to escape from the spot. Read more

Several Agreements on the anvil when Argentinian President visits India next monthSeveral Agreements on the anvil when Argentinian President visits India next monthSeveral Agreements on the anvil when Argentinian President visits India next month

India and Argentina will seek to further deepen and expand cooperation in wide range of sectors including renewable energy, nuclear energy, space and agriculture, aviation, mining (lithium, gold and copper), pharmaceuticals and automobiles.

The Argentine President Mauricio Macri is arriving on a three day visit on February 17 accompanied by a high level ministerial and business delegation. This year the two countries are celebrating their 70th year of bilateral relations.

India and Argentina will seek to further deepen and expand cooperation in wide range of sectors including renewable energy, nuclear energy, space and agriculture, aviation, mining (lithium, gold and copper), pharmaceuticals and automobiles. Read more

Environment vs Employment: Anger, Suspicion Run Wild in Thoothukudi Amid Wait for Sterlite Order

Environment vs Employment: Anger, Suspicion Run Wild in Thoothukudi Amid Wait for Sterlite Order

Thoothukudi: A schism exists in Thoothukudi that manifests every Monday morning outside the district collector’s office.

Dubbed Petition Day, Monday is when people, both for and against Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper, crowd the district administration offices to file petitions. Armed with placards and banners, one group puts up spirited shows on how the plant was feeding off the locals while polluting their surroundings. Another group stages a counter protest in favour of a huge job source banished from town by external conspiratorial forces. Among the audience are police personnel, keeping watch lest things get out of hand. Read more

Estuary dredging is mining: Angry residents

ALAPPUZHA: Resentment is brewing among residents of Purakkad gram panchayat against the move of major irrigation department (MID) to sell mineral sand from Thottappally ‘pozhi’ (estuary) to either Indian Rare Earths (IRE) Limited or Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited(KMML)

The gram panchayat authorities and fishermen have warned that they would launch an indefinite agitation if IRE or KMML are carrying out mineral
sand mining in the name of dredging works. Read more

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