Jaintia Hills
North East  /  Published 13.09.22

‘5,000 villagers involved in lynching’

The Meghalaya government on Monday said that over 5,000 villagers were involved in the lynching of four of the six prisoners on Sunday afternoon, a day after they had escaped from the Jowai district j...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

India  /  Published 11.09.22

Four criminals lynched by mob in Meghalaya

Four undertrial prisoners, who escaped from jail, were allegedly killed by a mob in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district on Sunday, police said. A group of six prisoners escaped from the Jowai...
By PTI in Shillong

North East  /  Published 04.01.19

Pumps set up in Meghalaya mine

The much-awaited dewatering of the coal mine where 15 miners have been trapped since December 13 last year is likely to begin on Saturday. On Friday evening, personnel from the Pune-based Kirloskar Br...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 15.12.18

Rescue operations in Meghalaya mine yield three helmets

Meghalaya police have arrested the owner of the coal mine in East Jaintia Hills where 13 miners are feared trapped.While search and rescue operations have been going on since Thursday, a day after the...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 15.11.18

Meghalaya High Court orders security for Agnes, Amita

 Meghalaya High Court on Thursday asked the state government to ensure security for social activist Agnes Kharshiing and her colleague Amita Sangma who were brutally attacked on November 8. It al...
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

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

North East  /  Published 27.02.19

Second body retrieved from Meghalaya's Ksan mine

The Indian Navy, in a joint operation with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), retrieved the body of an unidentified miner from the coal mine at Ksan in East Jaiñtia Hills on Wednesday after...
By Rining Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 12.11.18

Final hearing date for Meghalaya mining issue

The Supreme Court will conduct a final hearing on issues related to coal mining in Meghalaya on December 4. It deferred its order regarding pleas for allowing transportation of extracted and assessed ...
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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