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Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand in the matter of M/s Raj Laxmi Stone Crusher Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 04/07/2018 regarding non payment of penalty (Rs. 17,78,810) imposed on a stone crusher industry, Uttarakhand. As the Stone Crusher industry had failed to pay the penalty their material which was being sold through E-Portal was stopped and E-Code blocked. Uttarakhand High Court directs the stone crusher industry to pay the entire penalty along with the interest then only the order for blocking of E-Code will be taken for consideration.

To counter the increasing incidents of illegal mining, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur deputed more officials at special nakas and ordered to send her their daily reports with photographs.

Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman said he was "deeply saddened and traumatised" to have lost so many mineworkers at the mine's operations.

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has published a notice restricting the granting of new applications for technical co-operation permits, exploration and production rights pending the publi

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Government of Andhra Pradesh & Others Vs M/S Obulapuram Mining Co. Ltd. & Others dated 02/07/2018 regarding extension of time in carrying out the demarcation of boundary between the States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka by 31st August, 2018. The delay in demarcation has an adverse impact on the mining leases that have been granted.

Ministry says the PSU did not have green clearance for expansion.

The sea below 200 meters depth accounts for 95% of the volume of the ocean, making it the largest habitat for life on Earth. Though it is perpetually cold, generally dark, and subject to extreme pressures, the deep sea contains a wealth of unique and unusual species, habitats and ecosystems.

Rajendra Kerkar calls for government action to protect the disappearing patches of biological importance

Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu has demanded “militancy-style nakas”, manned by armed guards, at various check points on main roads and dirt tracks to stop illegal mining in the state.

Mr Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has urged the newly inaugurated board members of the Forest Plantation Development Fund to be united and steer the affairs of the fund.

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