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East Jaintia Hills
North East  /  Published 19.04.20

3 killed in Jaintia hills mishap

Three persons who were hiding inside a truck carrying bitumen died when the truck overturned in Meghalaya’s Jaiñtia Hills.According to the East Jaiñtia Hills police, the accident occurred on Satur...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

North East  /  Published 30.01.20

Pressure groups halt mining hearing

The second public hearing in Meghalaya’s East Jaiñtia Hills to garner views on the proposed limestone and shale mining project of a cement company could not be held on Thursday following stiff oppo...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 14.09.19

Nigerians held in Meghalaya

Meghalaya police have arrested six Nigerian nationals in East Jaiñtia Hills on Saturday, taking the total of foreign nationals arrested to nine in a span of two days.East Jaiñtia Hills superintenden...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

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

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 in

North East  /  Published 03.05.19

Plea in Supreme Court to transport all coal stock from Meghalaya

Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, who is the amicus curiae in the coal mining cases being heard in the Supreme Court, on Friday submitted that all coal stock from Meghalaya should be transported to Guw...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 02.05.19

Meghalaya moves SC to call off mine effort

The Meghalaya government has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that the families of the victims who were trapped inside a coal mine in December last year and are untraced till now, have ...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh and PTI in Shillong

North East  /  Published 22.04.19

Meghalaya village seeks Bangla power

Amid the tall claims of the Centre to provide power supply to rural areas across the country, a village in Meghalaya, along the international border with Bangladesh, has expressed its willingness to g...
By Our Correspondent 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 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


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