Encroachments

  • Jhelum River: From revered to being feared 1 week ago

    Srinagar: It has been revered as the lifeline of Kashmir Valley, but River Jehlum has in the last fortnight revealed its most horrific face, unseen by generations, as it ravaged a large part of Srinagar city. Experts feel that encroachment of water bodies, unplanned urban development and failure to put...
  • Illegal encroachments in Chandi Chowk: Delhi government reply sought 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of city government on a plea alleging non-compliance of its directions to remove illegal encroachments in Chandni Chowk area has led to a serious unregulated traffic situation there. Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice S Muralidhar said that the report and...
  • Activists voice concern over shrinking forest cover July 18, 2014

    With the forest-rich Chhattisgarh losing its green cover to development activities, mining and encroachment, environment activists have voiced their concern against the forests being "sacrificed" in the name of growth. An Indian State of Forest Report (ISFR)-2013 released recently by the Centre has revealed that forest cover in the state declined...
  • Woman attempts suicide outside district collector office May 27, 2014

    Upset over administration disregarding her complaint about encroachment infront of her house, a woman on Tuesday attempted suicide by pouring kerosene oil on her body outside the district collector office here, police said. Indu Devi Agrawal had complained several times to the district administration and police about the encroachment outside...
  • Jaswant Singh's son claims Army acquired his disputed land April 6, 2014

    Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh, a party MLA, on Sunday alleged that an Indian Army unit had acquired his 12 beeghas of 'legally disputed' land in Barmer. "A case related to the plot of land is pending in the court, but the Army acquired it and put fencing...
  • Another ashram of Asaram Bapu sealed March 22, 2014

    An 'ashram' of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sealed on Saturday by Jaipur Development Authority as it was encroaching on the government land. A notice was served to the 'ashram', situated at Goner road here, to vacate the land. When the encroachment was not removed the 'ashram' was sealed, sources said. The controversial...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Encroachment cases lodged against 100 riot-hit families January 1, 2014

    Cases have been registered against one hundred riot-hit families who have been living in a village in neighbouring Shamli district, for allegedly encroaching upon a government land, officials said on Wednesday. Tehsildar Thakur Prasad on Tuesday lodged complaints against the families who have been living at Mansoora village under Jhinjhana police...
  • 30 families booked for 'illegally' staying in Muzaffarnagar relief camps December 27, 2013

    30 families have been booked for allegedly living in relief camps in Sanjak village in Muzaffarnagar despite not being riot victims, police said. According to Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rajnikanth, these families from Kinoni village, which was not affected by riots, were living in the make-shift camps set up for the riot victims. "The...
  • Army opposes encroachment on defence land December 7, 2013

    The army has raised objections to the alleged encroachment on a defence land in Jaipur and issued a notice to civil authorities in Kota. The notice was served to Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) by the local military authorities recently for encroachment of defence land. The army raised objection to construction of an overbridge, which, it claims, is...
  • Authorities to slap notice on manager of Asaram's Sikandra ashram for alleged encroachment October 21, 2013

    The Agra district administration has decided to slap a notice on the manager of self-styled godman Asaram's ashram in Sikandra for alleged encroachment on government land, an official said on Monday. "Preliminary investigations showed that the gate of the ashram, the hospital and the toilets were built on government land," SDM,...
  • Asaram's Delhi ashram gets notice for land encroachment September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Controversial self-styled godman Asaram is not only facing trouble for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl but even his ashrams are under the radar for alleged land encroachment. After Asaram's ashram in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwada and Gujarat's Surat, the one in Karol Bagh in Delhi is in trouble. The...
  • AP: 16 villagers detained for hacking forest officer to death September 16, 2013

    Hyderabad: Sixteen villagers have been detained for allegedly hacking a forest officer to death in Andhra Pradesh. The officer was conducting a raid in the village to prevent the encroachment of forest land. He was allegedly assaulted with sticks and an axe by the villagers. The officer died on the...
  • Asaram faces heavy penalty for land encroachment in Gujarat September 2, 2013

    Surat: In more trouble for Asaram, the Gujarat government has asked the collector of Surat to impose penalty of Rs 18.20 crore to Asaram's Jahangirpura ashram in Surat for encroachment of public land which was reserved for water works project. "Action is being taken at government level as per court...
  • SC to hear case on illegal religious structures built on govt land August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday will conduct a hearing on illegal religious structures built on government land. The court has asked all states and union territories to provide details on the number of religious structures that have encroached on government land, as well as those that have been...
  • TN: Pedestrians continue to suffer as illegal parking, footpath shops encroach pavements July 31, 2013

    Chennai: Broad pavements are a thing of the past in Chennai. Encroachments, illegal parking and petty footpath shops have ensured that if someone wants to take a walk, he will probably have to first head out on a vehicle to look for a walking space. Colonel Jason Peter has been...
  • CJ Mohinder fights encroachment of land July 14, 2013

    Retired Merchant Navy officer Mohinder Nath Mehta turns citizen journalist to fight for his land that is allegedly encroached upon by his neighbour in Faridabad. ...
  • Former AP minister surrenders, gets bail in dowry case June 20, 2013

    Hyderabad: Former Andhra Pradesh Minister and Secunderabad Cantonment MLA P Shankar Rao on Wednesday surrendered before the police in connection with a dowry harassment case lodged by his daughter-in-law, and was subsequently released on bail. Rao, who had secured anticipatory bail from the Sessions Court, surrendered before the Women Police Station...
  • Pitampura faces illegal encroachment, parking woes June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Illegal encroachment is the biggest problem in Pitampura due to which there perpetual jam in the area and people find it very difficult to find space to park their vehicles. Even as the authroties have failed to act against encroachers, the residents of the area too are to...
  • MP: Congress woman leader beaten up by police June 7, 2013

    Morena: A local woman Congress leader was allegedly roughed up by women Constables on Thursday when she protested against removal of encroachments in Morena, eyewitnesses said, but officials feigned ignorance about the incident. According to eyewitnesses, Urmila Gurjar, President of Morena district Congress women's wing, was dragged and beaten up by...
  • UP: Education Minister opposes anti-encroachment drive March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A Uttar Pradesh minister has sparked controversy by opposing the anti-encroachment drive by Gonda district authorities. Minister of State for Secondary Education Vinod Kumar Singh has accused district authorities of harassing people. The District Magistrate though said that the programme was in compliance with High Court's orders. Singh was dropped...
  • Daughter of hawker who died during Dhoble raid dies January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The daughter of the hawker who died during an anti-encroachment drive led by Mumbai ACP Vasant Dhoble too died on Sunday of a heart attack. Radha Jaiswal had been admitted to the KEM hospital after the death of her father. Her brother told reporters, "When my sister came to know...
  • After erosion, encroachments haunt Goa's beaches December 8, 2012

    Panaji: It is as if some evil eye has been cast on Goa's golden goose - its beaches - which year after year harvest tourists by the hundreds of thousands. If natural threats like erosion weren't serious enough, the latest threat for Goa's golden beaches comes from greedy land-hoggers who,...
  • Show-cause notices sent to 100 mining firms in Goa October 10, 2012

    Panaji: Goa Mines and Geology Department has issued show-cause notices to around 100 mining firms for allegedly encroaching outside their mining leases, which has been pointed out in the Justice MB Shah Commission report on illegal iron ore mining. The notices, issued on Tuesday by the department have asked all...
  • Delhi: Anti-encroachment protest turns violent September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A protest against an anti-encroachment drive in the Jwalapuri area near the Udyog Nagar metro station in west Delhi turned violent on Saturday as the locals clashed with the police. The police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the mob. Eyewitnesses said that the police also fired tear gas shells...
  • Patna demolition drive: Residents go on rampage September 26, 2012

    Patna: Residents of Bhagwat Nagar in Patna took to the streets on Wednesday demanding that their houses should not be demolished. The residents were up in arms protesting against the demolition drive directed by the Supreme Court to clear encroached areas. Security has been increased in the area after protesters ransacked...
  • Jaipur: HC orders demolition of 9-storeyed building September 17, 2012

    Jaipur: A nine-storeyed residential building in Jaipur's dry river catchment area was demolished on Sunday evening on the High Court's orders after it was found to have encroached upon the city's drainage system. A group of dynamite experts had been trying to pull down the building for the past five days. During...
  • Delhi HC directs DDA to take encroached land back May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take suitable actions for taking back possession of land encroached by Delhi legislator Asif Mohammad Khan for running an illegal zoo. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw hearing...
  • CJ battles to save Varanasi's Ponds December 10, 2011

    75 year-old CJ Surendra Gaur has been trying to save Varanasi's dying ponds for the past 10 years ...
  • CJ Giddu Bhavani exposes land sharks in Chennai September 10, 2011

    CJ Giddu Bhavani exposes land sharks in Chennai and tells of how her land was encroached upon. ...
  • AIADMK accuses Karunanidhi of land encroachment September 5, 2011

    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Monday accused DMK chief M Karunanidhi of encroaching land behind his Gopalpuram residence and said legal action will be taken against him in this regard. A permanent 780-square-foot structure housing rest rooms for security guards was constructed on the piece of land which...