DHANUSHA, Jan 11: A 24-year-old youth who has spearheaded protests against the illegal extraction of aggregates and sand from a local river, was murdered by the ‘crusher mafia’ on Friday morning.

GORKHA, June 17: The rise in infrastructural works in Gorkha has increased the demand for aggregates by a huge number and has helped the district authority to collect two times more revenue compared to past previous years.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 10: Nawalparasi District Development Committee (NDDC) has taken control over 27 tippers for illegally collecting aggregates on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: The Ministry of Industry (MoI) has prepared a draft to set criteria for excavating sand and aggregates in various parts of the country with a view to end series of controversies about sand mining and excavation of construction materials.