Coal Miners
North East  /  Published 20.08.22

Meghalaya: Mine owner held

The owner of an illegal coal quarry in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, a part of which collapsed earlier in the week leading to the death of a miner, has been arrested, the police said on S...
By PTI in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.11.21

4 trapped miners rescued

It was celebration time for family members of the four miners from Tilatand village of Amalabad area of Bokaro who were lying trapped in a closed Parbatpur Colliery of Bharat Coking Coal Limited ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.02.21

Bagdigi victims’ kin seek relief

Relatives of 30 miners, all but one of whom had died after the Bagdigi mine belonging to Bharat Coking Coal (BCCL) was flooded due to a wall collapse in 2001, told the PSU authorities on Tuesday that ...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.12.20

Body of second miner recovered

The body of the second trapped miner, Basia Maji, was recovered from Khudia colliery on Wednesday night confirming apprehensions that there would be no other survivor in the December 8 tragedy when th...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.12.20

Body of trapped miner found

The body was finally sent for post-mortem during the wee hours of Wednesday after a meeting was held between the protestors and the ECL management. It was agreed that ECL would pay compensation of Rs ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


Jharkhand  /  Published 10.12.20

Day 3: no trace of trapped miners

Work to rescue two trapped miners from the flooded Khudia mine of Eastern Coalfield continued on a war footing for the third day on Thursday, but Basia Maji and Manik Bauri could not be reached All s...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.12.20

Divers join mine rescue efforts

National Disaster Response Force team in Ranchi, they told us that they did not have expertise in mine rescue. Hence, we contacted the Cuttuck team of divers, many of whom are ex-Navy men and have exp...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.12.20

2 trapped in flooded coal mine

Former Nirsa MLA Arup Chatterjee, who was at the site, said mining operations at the site were launched two days ago. “The colliery was lying closed since November 27 when there was a similar in...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 16.12.18

Call for more pumps to drain out water

Water has become the biggest obstacle for search and rescue personnel camping at the site in Meghalaya where at least 13 miners are trapped in a coal mine since Thursday.The coal mine at Ksan near the...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh

North East  /  Published 04.01.19

Pumps set up in Meghalaya mine

The much-awaited dewatering of the coal mine where 15 miners have been trapped since December 13 last year is likely to begin on Saturday. On Friday evening, personnel from the Pune-based Kirloskar Br...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong


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