Business  /  Published 21.12.19

Mining link worry for steel

State-run SAIL has expressed concern that the steel industry may face disruption after March when a number of mining leases will expire.Over 300 mining leases for coal and iron ore are slated to expir...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 23.04.20

Outfit threatens to stop mining

Militant outfit Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA), which announced its formation in early 2019, has threatened to stop coal mining in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts.In a release, the DNLA...
By Suroj Barman in Haflong

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

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.19

Tribals protest mine deforestation

Two organisations, including a prominent tribal outfit, on Sunday held a protest rally in Birbhum’s Khoirasol against the proposed felling of trees on 270 acres of forestland to make way for a coalm...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri

Odisha  /  Published 20.10.18

Mine mafia defy ban

Illegal mining goes on unabated in Dankari hills in Dharmasala tehsil limits in the district in violation of prohibitory orders clamped by the administration. The Jajpur district administration has de...
By Our Correspondent in Jajpur


Business  /  Published 27.08.19

Tata Steel eyes commercial mining

Tata Steel may look at commercial mining as a business opportunity, drawing on its expertise in the exploration and production of coal and iron ore for more than a century.The company is exploring the...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

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

North East  /  Published 10.01.19

Meghalaya mulls joint teams to check mines

The Meghalaya government has decided to rein in illegal coal mines across the mining districts by forming joint teams of the police, mining and geology and transport departments.The decision to form t...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Meghalaya miner rescue delays are criminal

Take too long to address a problem, and it inevitably spirals out of control. The Supreme Court of India seemed to acknowledge this when it admonished the government of Meghalaya for its marked lack o...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 03.01.19

Take prompt action to rescue miners: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed dissatisfaction over the tardy efforts made so far to rescue the 15 miners trapped in a Meghalaya coal mine and directed the Centre to place by Friday a status ...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


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