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'Bitcoin family' start sponsored around the world tour

A family of five who traded all of their possessions for bitcoin and decided to live solely on it, began their three-year world tour with the mission to educate people about cryptocurrency. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

As smog war weighs on economy, China coal city bears the brunt.

Despite efforts to close dozens of local collieries and chemical plants, many cities in China are still failing to meet environmental targets set by the central government. Ryan Brooks reports

2 forest guards shot at by stone mining mafia in Gwalior

Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Sep 13 (ANI): Two forest guards were shot at by members of a stone mining mafia in Gwalior's Tighra police station limits late last night.  Both the guards, one forest in-charge and the other an ex-army man, have been admitted to the hospital. Police have started the investigation. A forest official said, “There are strict directions from forest officials that no one will enter the forest without police’s help. Even after such directions no one pays heed to them. Our workers were shot at even then also neither any DFO or SDO registered FIR in this regard.”

Rising costs, trade worries tarnish BHP profit jump

: Global miner BHP has posted a 33 percent jump in annual underlying profit and a record final dividend, but flagged a delay in future savings as well as cost pressures at some of its operations, as Pascale Davies reports

'Urban mining' in South Korea makes money from waste

As China’s aggressive hunt for overseas cobalt and lithium for electric vehicles pushes up prices and causes a global shortage of the key metals, South Korea is increasingly turning to such “urban mining” to recover cobalt, lithium and other scarce metals from electronic waste. Grace Lee reports.

Facebook sued by users over data harvesting

Users in the United States sue Facebook for not protecting personal data of the 50 million social network account owners whose data ended up at the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

Illegal sand mining: 36 vehicles impounded in Rajasthan

Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Feb 26 (ANI): The Rajasthan Police on Monday seized vehicles involved in illegal sand mining from Rajasthan's Banas River. In total, 36 trailers have been seized by the Bayana Circle Police while earlier in the day, 11 more trailers had been seized during search. Earlier on February 24, the Supreme Court extended the sand mining ban in the state till March 13 and issued notice to the state government and the Union ministry of Forest and Environment (MoEF) for its move to mine sand from agricultural land. The court said if illegal sand mining was not stopped, it might lead to the drying up of rivers. The top court's observation came during the hearing on a batch of matters related to sand mining in Rajasthan. Last year, the apex court had restrained 82 large lease holders from mining sand in the state on November 16.

Caterpillar's sales surge

Strengthening global demand and the recovery in commodities prices lifted Caterpillar's surging adjusted profit and sales past analysts' estimates. Fred Katayama reports.

Residents block government’s office against illegal mining in Ravi river

Kathua (J&K), Jan 18 (ANI): Agitated over the ignoring attitude of Government regarding illegal mining in Ravi river, the residents of Keerian-Gandyal residing near river staged protest and also blocked the DC office road. President of Ravi River Action Committee, Mohinder Kumar said that the protestors were raising slogans against various government departments like District Mining, Pollution control, Irrigation and Flood control for not taking any action against the illegal mining going on at a rapid pace. He added that the mining is causing a serious threat to environment and water level is also going down as a consequence. It is also causing drinking water and irrigation crisis. This is the fifth time that people are forced to come out on road but the government is still not showing any concern over the matter. The protestors also met with Deputy Commissioner Rohit Khajuria and submitted a memorandum. 

Three dead, two injured while conducting illegal mining in Kosi river

Bazpur (Uttarakhand), Dec 23 (ANI): At least three laborers lost their lives and two were injured after being buried under soil while conducting an illegal mining in Kosi river in Uttarakhand's Bazpur. Earlier, the Uttarakhand High Court directed the government to put an end to illegal mining in the Kosi river, however, there have been constant reports of such activities being conducted on the banks of the river.

Kerrian Gandyal people protest against illegal mining in Ravi River

Kathua (Jammu), Dec 16 (ANI): The residents of Kerrian Gandyal village staged protest at DC Office premises against the mining department for their failure in controlling the illegal mining in Ravi River. The protest was led by Ravi River action committee President Mohinder Pal and BJP District President Prem Nath Dogra. The protesters raised slogans against the state government and concerning departments responsible for silence on environment pollution. They accused the Board of negligence against the hazardous pollution due to stone crusher in Kerrian-Gandyal area. The protesters also submitted a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner of Kathua Rohit Khajuria about the frequent illegal mining in Ravi River under the nose of administration.

People block road against illegal mining in Ravi river

Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 29 (ANI): Residents of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district protested by blocking a road in front of Deputy Commissioner's office against the illegal and reckless mining in Ravi River.  The unabated illegal and reckless mining in Ravi river is posing a threat to flora and fauna in vast tracks of Kathua region. There has been widespread resentment among the locals against the illegal mining as well as against the authorities for their failure in acting against the mafia.