North East  /  Published 07.02.20

Glare on Conrad govt over coal mining

The Conrad K. Sangma government appears to be losing the battle in defending alleged illegal coal mining and transportation in Meghalaya.The government has been accused by several quarters of facilita...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

North East  /  Published 05.02.20

Sand mining threat to dyke

The protection dyke in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh town is facing serious threat from alleged illegal sand mining at Maijan.Sources said truckloads of sand are extracted daily from the Brahmaputra river...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.03.19

5 crusher units razed, 1 sealed near Ranchi

A team of district administrative officials destroyed five illegal crusher units and sealed one at Piska village under Ormanjhi police station, around 20km from the city, on Saturday.The team led by s...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.06.20

Seven arrested for sand smuggling

Tightening the noose around rampant illegal sand mining on riverbanks, a district mining department team in association with Dhanbad police on Thursday conducted a raid on the banks of river Barakar i...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad


Jharkhand  /  Published 23.05.20

Mine cave-in kills worker in Dhanbad

A young mines supervisor, working on contract, was killed late on Friday around 10pm as the coal mines of the Chasnala colliery of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) caved in.The body of Maht...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

3 trapped in coal mine in West Burdwan’s Kulti

Three suspected coal pilferers have been trapped inside an abandoned mine filled with poisonous gases in West Burdwan’s Kulti since Sunday morning, with rescue teams not able to get in and pull them...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

North East  /  Published 13.01.19

Hopes wane but wait still on for 15 miners

On a cold December morning, a group of miners descended into a coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills, allegedly to haul out the “black diamond” but never returned till today.It was...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.19

Poison ails Subarnarekha river, finds survey

A state pollution control board survey has found that pollution in the Subernarekha river, considered the lifeline of the Singhbhum region, is rising. The regional office of the Jharkhand State Pollut...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshedpdur

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.01.19

Systemic rot in illegal mining in Jharkhand

Police on Thursday filed FIRs against eight persons, including officials of Eastern Coalfields and its outsourced firm, a day after an ECL’s outsourced operational mine in Mugma’s Kapasara area, 4...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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