Chennai: Madras High Court on Thursday granted six more weeks to Legal Commissioner U Sagayam, IAS, whom it had appointed to probe and report on the illegal granite mining and related issues in the

Mookkunnimala might not be the lone casualty of unregulated mining in Thiruvananthapuram.

Hundreds of activists of civil society movements in the State assembled at Muthalamada village in Chittur taluk in Palakkad district on Sunday in a rare show of solidarity against the mining lobby.

The Madurai district police on Sunday arrested sand quarry baron P L Padikasu and four others in connection with illegal granite quarrying.

Captains of the industry sector on Thursday urged State Mines Minister P. Sujatha to declare Chimakurthy as a mining zone to fully exploit the black galaxy granite deposits in the area.

The decision of the state pollution control board to bring down the distance between quarrying sites and residential areas to 50m (from 100m) will not only impact the health of people staying in th

BRT Wildlife Sanctuary director S Lingaraja said on Tuesday that granite quarries around the tiger reserve are causing disturbance to the wildlife.

Mounting pressure over delays affecting major infrastructure projects in the city may force the district administration to partially revoke the ban on quarrying which has been in force for over a w

Area is a major biodiversity hotspot

A water conservation body here has urged the Madras high court to intervene in the probe into the granite scam and entrust investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation.