Sand Mining Scam

  • Himachal Pradesh: Beas tragedy exposed illegal sand mining June 15, 2014

    Shimla: After the Beas tragedy brought to the fore the rampant illegal sand mining in interiors of Himachal Pradesh, the government has directed authorities to take firm steps to curb the practise and close all "illegal" approach roads to river banks. Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, who visited the site at Thalot...
  • Raj sand mining scam spells more trouble for Cong ahead of polls March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: There was ruckus in Rajasthan Assembly on Wednesday after IBN Network exposed favouritism by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot in granting mining leases to his relatives. Fearing disruption and political embarrassment, Gehlot agreed to a probe led by the opposition leader. The matter reached Parliament as well. The BJP gave...
  • Rajasthan sand mining scam: Gehlot orders probe March 6, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has now ordered a probe after a sting by IBN7 showed that sandstone mining licenses were given to his family members at throwaway prices. The exclusive report on mining license irregularities in Rajasthan was aired on Wednesday. The report showed how most of the...
  • Rajasthan sand mining scam: Opposition asks CM to quit March 6, 2013

    Jaipur: There has been uproar in the Rajasthan Assembly as a fallout of an IBN7 revelation on Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's alleged involvement in the sand mining scam. The IBN7 report showed how Gehlot's family were allotted most of the 37 sandstone mine contracts at throwaway prices. Ashok Gehlot...
  • Rajasthan CM accused of giving mining contracts to relatives March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: As Ashok Gehlot enters his final year as the Rajasthan Chief Minister, he is at the centre of a major sandstone mining scam. He is facing allegations of awarding contracts to his close relatives at throwaway rates. He allegedly even altered mining contract norms in 2012. Ashok Gehlot is...