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Complaints pertaining to illegal stone quarrying, protection to illegal sand lifting by the cops and rise in the cases of atrocities against dalits were some of the issues that dominated the meeting of village patrolling units which held here.

Hundreds of villagers and leaders of various organisations poured in their woes at the meeting.

Ryot leader, Mahesh charged that the police were givin

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Jaipur: A public outcry is expected after the mining department recently allocated more than two quarries per applicant in a recently held lottery of sandstone quarries at Sihanda village of Shergarh in Jodhpur. As per the minor mineral rule 22, no person can be given more than two quarries.

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Jaipur: Despite the state government and Rajasthan High Court prohibiting any blockage or obstruction of a natural water channel in the state, the government itself is accused of violating the norms by allotting a marble slurry dumping site in the water channel of a valley near the under-construction Chitrakoot Nagar International Cricket Stadium in Udaipur.
The valley on

Birbhum is the latest minefield where Adivasi lives are at stake

THE FIRST time Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee met Rabin Soren was five years ago; the West Bengal chief minister gave the 23-yearold his diploma for completing a government-run course in mass communication. The second meeting was on 9 July this year, when Soren was part of a 17-member delegation of Santhal Adivasi leaders.

Policemen file PIL alleging that they were threatened

MADURAI: The Madras High Court Bench here on Monday appointed an advocate commissioner to ascertain allegations levelled by a group of police personnel that a granite dealer was quarrying stones illegally within 300 metres from Sri Meenatchi Nagar, their residential locality at Thirumogur near here.

P M Raghunandan Bangalore, Jan 20, DHNS

Within a few days of adopting the tough

Government ignored report on unsafe mining operations

Four stone quarries, operating illegally in Thane, were closed by the district administration in August following orders of the Bombay High Court. The court has also sought details on all mines operating in the district and on the outskirts of Mumbai.

For their support: V. Krishnamurthy, former Harur MLA, speaking to the stone quarry workers in front of the Krishnagiri Collectorate on Thursday.

SALEM: Salem Corporation seized a large quantity of magnesite stones which were being illegally mined from its land in Chettichavadi on Tuesday.