The Moga police has arrested 22 persons involved in illegal transportation of sand and seized 22 tractor-trailers and seven trucks during the past 24 hours.

The floods in Sutlej River has devastated more than 41 villages, consisting of 12,421 acres of land, damaging 1,712 homes and standing crops on 10,921 acres of land here in the district, said Vehar

A three-member central team sent to Punjab to assess the extent of illegal mining in the state has reportedly submitted its report to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The flood situation continues to be grim in the border district with standing crops on more than 40,000 acres of land submerged in around 50 villages situated near the Sutlej.

The suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal by the Uttra Pradesh Government has annoyed the common people as well as the representatives of different officer lobbies throughout the country.

State had planned to auction at least 140 “in-stream” sites along the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi as well as numerous seasonal streams

The National Green Tribunal’s stay on sand mining on riverbeds without clearance from the Environment Ministry has put a lid on the proposal by the Punjab Government to auction at least 140 “in-stream” sites along the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi, as well as numerous seasonal streams.

Poachers fish in the Beas, the Sutlej and other water bodies in the region while the authorities stand as mute spectators.

The Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board has constituted a special committee to check illegal and unscientific dumping of muck by hydropower projects and other developmental activities in

Even as the district has remained prone to floods for the last several years, the authorities have failed to take any concrete steps to protect the lives and properties of the local residents.

With the water supply shrinking in the city with the arrival of summer, the Himachal Pradesh government is planning to launch over Rs 500 crore scheme to ensure regular supply of water to the peopl