Another about Rs 2 crore has been seized from the premises linked to a person identified as Sandeep Kumar, they said.
During the raid the ED recorded the statement of those who were present at the house of Honey, the nephew of the Chief Minister.
In a bid to investigate the matter, the apex environmental watchdog has set up a committee comprising officials of Central Pollution Control Board, Odisha State Pollution Control Board, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) and the Collector of Sundargarh
The magnitude at which the sand mafias are excavating sand from Balibanta will have a catastrophic impact on the Sun temple and the rich biodiversity.
The operational area of the mafia spans from Balibanta in the north of the Sun Temple to the Balukhand Forest Reserve area including the helipad area. Several footages has been captured that show deep trenches and uprooted trees which are the results of over-excavation.
The official was on his way to a flood-affected village in Bhograi block while the sand smugglers attacked him for raiding sand-laden truck
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to the chief secretaries of the states and union territories, and the Environment Ministry on a batch of applications relating to updation of enforcement and monitoring mechanism to control and regulate illegal sand mining, including riverbed sand mining. Some of these applications have […]
Bhubaneswar: The recent unrest over illegal sand mining, subsequent public agitation and police lathi-charge on protestors in Hinjili speaks volumes about the rampant misuse of natural resources in Odisha. A day after the unrest in Ganjam district’s Kolidaspur village, Purushottampur and Hinjili revenue officials conducted a joint inspection on Monday. The move came after massive […]
Keonjhar: Days after a violent scuffle broke out in Karagola village under Nandipada police limits here wherein locals were accused of attacking police and ransacking their vehicle, over 300 persons left the village in fear of getting arrested by the cops. A lease holder, whose identification is yet to be established, had reportedly taken permission […]
Bhadrak: Three persons were injured in a clash that broke out between two groups over lifting of sand in Bhandaripokhari Tehsil area of Bhadrak district on Friday. One of the injured persons, Umesh Swain of Maninathpur who sustained critical injuries in the clash, was initially rushed to Jajpur hospital but later shifted to SCB Medical […]
Balasore: Alleging violation of guidelines for sand mining, locals of Sikharpur in Jaleswar area of Balasore district today detained around 100 tractors engaged in the sand mining work near the riverside village on Thursday. Apart from detaining the vehicles engaged in the sand quarry, irate villagers also staged a road blockade alleging that licensed sand […]
Balasore: Following allegations of violation of mining rules, Balasore district administration today raided a sand quarry at Mohammad Nagarpatna area in Jaleswar and detained five sand-laden dumpers and an excavator. The raid was conducted by a joint team comprising officials of the district administration and police. “We had received information that the sand mining was […]
Kendrapara: Vehicular traffic on Kendrapara-Patkura route was disrupted today when locals including women blocked the road near Akhua opposing illegal sand mining from Chitroptala river ghat. They placed burning tyres on the road to block movement of vehicles on the road. Locals alleged because of regular sand mining, vehicles plying on the river bank meet […]
Banda: An IPS officer was injured after he was attacked by colleagues for resisting illegal “recovery” from trucks carrying sand in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh today, police said. Superintendent of Police Shalini, who goes by her first name, said two policemen have been suspended in connection with the incident in Girwa police station area. […]