Coal Miners
North East  /  Published 19.12.18

2 more miners may be in flooded Meghalaya mine

Two more names have been reported to the Meghalaya police in East Jaiñtia Hills to the list of those trapped in the coal mine at Ksan under Saipung police station.They are Abdul Kalam Sheikh from Mag...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 18.12.18

17 feared trapped in Ksan, says coalminer

Sitting in his home hundreds of kilometres away from Meghalaya, Sayeb Ali is not too sure whether he would ever want return to the hill state and work in the “dangerous” rat-hole coal mines to ear...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

India  /  Published 04.01.19

No blueprint of Meghalaya illegal mine, Centre tells SC, to explain rescue delay

The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was facing difficulties in the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13 as there was no blueprin...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

The secret support for illegal mining must be addressed

Laws fail only when people in power want them to. The tragedy of the miners trapped since December 13 in a suddenly flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya is the terrible ou...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Meghalaya mine rescue efforts get a boost

A multi-agency search and rescue operation will be undertaken from Saturday to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills since December 13.Personnel of the National D...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong


North East  /  Published 26.12.18

Firm offers aid for rescuing trapped miners

A Pune-based firm, which sent its technical experts to Thailand earlier this year to aid the rescue of 13 people trapped in a cave, said on Wednesday that it was in touch with the Meghalaya government...
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

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


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