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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

North East  /  Published 18.01.19

Officials mum on search for Meghalaya miners

The sound of generators and water pumps resonated in the isolated mines here in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills as efforts to reach out to miners trapped inside a mine continued.On Friday, it was the...
By Our Correspondent

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 02.01.19

Divers to check main shaft to rescue Meghalaya coal miners

It has been 21 days since 15 miners have been trapped inside a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills but there are no signs of rescuers being able to reach out to them.On Wednesday, personnel ...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 17.12.18

No trace of trapped miners even after 5 days

The fate of at least 13 miners, trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, remains uncertain even five days after the accident. The mine is located at Ksan near the Lyteiñ river unde...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

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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

India  /  Published 09.02.19

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

North East  /  Published 21.01.19

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

North East  /  Published 07.01.19

Miners left with no choice, after NGT ban

Coal miners and dealers from Meghalaya’s Jaintia hills on Monday lambasted the state government for allegedly refusing to help local people following the coal mining ban since 2014.In a statement, J...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 06.01.19

Unending, agonising wait for ‘bodies’ to come home

Raziul Islam left his home from Magurmari in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills to travel to the dangerous coal mines in East Jaintia Hills as he wanted to fund his college education.Islam is one of the se...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


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