Illegal Coal Mining
Business  /  Published 14.01.21

Cabinet clears mine reforms

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved reforms in mining that will double mineral production in the next 4-5 years. The amendments do away with the distinction between captive and non-captive mines ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

Finger at coal mafia for cracks on homes

Around 2,500 residents of Bansra and Sishubagan, on the outskirts of Raniganj town in West Burdwan, have accused coal smugglers of carrying out blasts that have led to cracks in their homes and on the...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Raniganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.08.20

Dhanbad: paid Covid facilities

The president of the Federation of Dhanbad Zila Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FDZCCI), Chetan Goenka, on Tuesday appealed to members of the industry body to keep shops open only from 11am to 7pm t...
By Our Bureau in

North East  /  Published 24.07.20

Dehing-Patkai: Court query on mining

Gauhati High Court has asked the Sarbanda Sonowal-led Assam government to file an affidavit by August 3 about the inquiry it had ordered into allegations of illegal mining since 2003 at Dehing-Patkai ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

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 in


North East  /  Published 09.11.18

Activist Kharshiing critical after assault

Police have arrested two persons in connection with the attack on two Meghalaya activists in East Jaiñtia Hills district on Thursday. The condition of social activist Agnes Kharshiing is still critic...
By Rining Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 02.07.19

Assam MP seeks probe into illegal coal mining

Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi demanded in Parliament on Tuesday that the Centre send an inter-ministerial fact-finding team to probe “largescale illegal coal mining” in Upper Assam.Bordoloi, who ha...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 18.01.20

NGT accepts panel stand

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has accepted all the recommendations made by a committee set up by it while castigating the Meghalaya government for raising “uncalled for” objections.In its orde...
By Our Correspondent 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 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


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