Aug 17, 2013
Sand mining mafia are killing rivers and coastal India
Reckless sand mining, that too illegal, is damaging the country's rivers and coasts.
A primer in how corruption works
I have returned to New Delhi to find that a motley collection of gangsters known as "the sand mafia" and the name Durga Shakti Nagpal are on everyone's lips in the monsoon-soaked Indian capital.
It's Not Just The Sand Mafia
What happened to Durga Shakti Nagpal is a well tried-out modus operandi to intimidate anti-corruption crusaders into submission.
No sand mining from riverbed without green nod
New Delhi, Aug 5 : The National Green Tribunal Monday stepped in to ban sand mining from river beds across India without prior environmental approval, saying illegal extraction of sand was leading to huge monetary and environmental losses.