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Coal Miners
North East  /  Published 13.07.19

Forgotten mission to rescue Meghalaya miners ends

Unknown to many in the rest of India, a coalmine rescue operation was officially going on for the past 211 days, or seven months, in Meghalaya.The rescue-and-retrieval mission in East Jaintia Hills, w...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.19

Tribals' rights over land and minerals in Meghalaya

It is in the order of things that life will slowly return to normal in the aftermath of a tragedy. The conditions under which such a return takes place, however, must be such that similar mishaps can ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 11.06.19

Down the pit, the price of the illicit

One body is all they have yet been able to recover. It is being billed as the country’s longest rescue operation and has the might of the Supreme Court behind it.A highly trained squad — comprisin...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee in

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.03.19

Putting coal mine workers’ plight on canvas

Renowned painter Pramod Prakash is in coal town to help art lovers understand and appreciate the nuances of paintings, sculptures and installations.The Begusarai-born painter, who specialises in water...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 11.03.19

SC rejects Meghalaya coal transport plea

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected pleas to allow transportation of coal by trucks in transit prior to an order which halted it. The Assembly was informed that more than 1,000 cases of illegal coal ...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 04.03.19

Search till last drop of water

Search for miners trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills is still continuing although the operations are now mainly confined to dewatering of the main shaft and other adjoining...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 08.02.19

SC seeks report on illegal mines in Meghalaya

The Supreme Court on Friday sought details from the Meghalaya government on the number of illegal mines functioning in the state in the wake of 15 miners getting trapped in a flooded mine in East Jain...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 04.02.19

Coal transport continues despite SC ban

Illegal mining and transportation of coal from Meghalaya are continuing through Kamrup district of lower Assam despite a ban on such activities by the Supreme Court till February 19.After 15 miners we...
By Kulendu Kalita in Boko

North East  /  Published 26.01.19

Second body detected in Meghalaya coal mine

A second body, believed to be of one of the 15 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaiñtia Hills since December 13, was detected in a rat-hole of the main shaft at 3am on ...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

North East  /  Published 22.01.19

Will not give up at Ksan: Conrad

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma on Monday said the search and rescue operations for the miners trapped inside a flooded mine at Ksan in East Jaintia Hills district will have to be reviewed a...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong


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