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Meghalaya Coal Mining
India  /  Published 17.01.19

Navy says one coal miner's body found in Meghalaya

The Indian Navy has tweeted that the body of one Meghalaya miner has been found 160-foot-deep in the rat hole mine where 15 miners were stuck since December 13. Rat-hole mining for coal has been ...
By PTI in New Delhi

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 27.03.19

Mukul government neglected coal ban: Conrad

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday accused his predecessor Mukul M. Sangma of being “lackadaisical” about the coal mining ban in the state and monopolising the coal trade.Addre...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

North East  /  Published 10.05.19

SC grants 15 days for coal transport

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed transportation of 75,050 metric tonnes of coal from Meghalaya for 15 days beginning May 17 but asked the state government to ensure that no other coal should be tra...
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

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 07.01.19

Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya: 2 miners found dead

The bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday.The bodies were found late on Saturday f...
By PTI 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 06.08.19

Coal exported to Bangladesh since ban

More than 33 lakh tonnes of coal have been exported from Meghalaya to Bangladesh since the ban on rat-hole coal mining was imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in April 2014.According to infor...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

North East  /  Published 11.01.19

5 navy ROVs deployed to rescue miners: Meghalaya to SC

The Meghalaya government told the Supreme Court on Friday that the Indian Navy has deployed five remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) to rescue 15 miners trapped inside an illegal coal mine in East Jaint...
By PTI in New Delhi


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