Mines Dept. Assistant Engineer office-residences raided

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Mangaluru :  Anti Corruption Bureau officials conducted raid on office and residences of the Mines and Geology Department’s Assistant Engineer S Mahadevappa on June 12, Wednesday morning. Simultaneous raids were held in the city as well as in the houses owned by him elsewhere following allegations of disproportionate income. Mahadevappa has been serving as Assistant […]

Geology department and Police raids illegal sand mining units at Adyar

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Mangaluru: Police raided illegal sand extraction units which were operational at Adyar and seized 30 loads of sand and demolished 33 sheds here. Based on a tip off, the officials visited the spots on Monday evening and found around 25 boats here which were used for sand mining. Notices have been issued for four more […]

Seized sand to be sent for use in road upgrading works on Shiradi Ghat

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Mangaluru: The Mines and Geology Department is sending about about 8,000 tonnes of sand seized by it near Maravoor Vented Dam here on Sunday and Monday for road works beginning in the Shiradi Ghat stretch from January 20. A team of officials from the department in coordination with Revenue and Railway officials raided eight places […]

Sand miners association condemns the death of sand mining labour Shareef

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
sand mining labour

Mangaluru: “Dakshina Kannada district sand miners association condemns the death of sand mining labour Shareef and urges the government to pay Rs 25 lakh as compensation,” said Association President Naveen Chandra B. Addressing the media personnel on Friday, he said that from many years traditional sand mining companies are functioning and the district administration along […]

‘Make GPS compulsory for trucks transporting sand’

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Mangalore : The district-level Task Force Committee on sand extraction on Thursday decided to make it compulsory for all trucks transporting sand to be fitted with GPS and for the Mines and Geology Department to continuously monitor it. Any violations of the permit conditions or deviations from routes would result in the cancellation of the […]