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Coal Miners
North East  /  Published 04.01.19

SC seeks Meghalaya mine rescue status on Monday

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to place a status report by Monday on the steps taken so far to rescue the miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13 last year and al...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 03.01.19

Submersible pumps for Meghalaya coal mine

Coal India Limited and Pune-based Kirloskar Brothers Limited on Thursday readied high-power submersible pumps for the mine where 15 workers have been trapped since December 13 last year.Official spoke...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 31.12.18

Navy divers reach Meghalaya coal mine's floor

An Under Water Remotely Operated Vehicle (UWROV) on Monday detected some wooden structures, a rat-hole and coal inside the mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where 15 miners are...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

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 13.01.19

Hopes wane but wait still on for 15 miners

On a cold December morning, a group of miners descended into a coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, allegedly to haul out the “black diamond” but never returned till today.It was...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

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North East  /  Published 06.01.19

Dec report admits to illegal mining

A report from Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district administration last month admitted that “fresh” coal-mining activities were on in a “clandestine” manner, while other districts claimed ...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Meghalaya miner rescue delays are criminal

Take too long to address a problem, and it inevitably spirals out of control. The Supreme Court of India seemed to acknowledge this when it admonished the government of Meghalaya for its marked lack o...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 03.01.19

Take prompt action to rescue miners: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the tardy efforts made so far to rescue the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya coal mine and directed the Centre to place by Friday a status ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 29.12.18

Meghalaya hopes for mine rescue

“Lives of coal workers cannot be sacrificed on the altar of private profit.” This was inscribed on a banner at a public vigil and an interfaith prayer organised by the Workers’ Power of Meghalay...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 26.12.18

Rahul, Rijiju trade barbs over trapped miners

Additional reporting by Sanjay Jha in New Delhi...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong


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