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 03.01.19

Submersible pumps for Meghalaya coal mine

Coal India Limited and Pune-based Kirloskar Brothers Limited on Thursday readied high-power submersible pumps for the mine where 15 workers have been trapped since December 13 last year.Official spoke...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

World  /  Published 29.10.18

Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air flight

 A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country's aviation safety record ...
By AP in Indonesia

World  /  Published 13.10.18

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 18

FEMA's Long urged communities such as Mexico Beach, where many homes were pulverized by 12 to 14 feet of storm surge, to rebuild to withstand future storms.”It's OK if you want to live on the coast ...
By Reuters in Florida

West Bengal  /  Published 03.10.18

Evacuation woes at Calcutta Medical College

Bedridden patients were forced to climb down stairs and some had to bank on relatives to carry them out to safety when a fire broke out at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday.Many alleg...
By Subhankar Chowdhury and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

World  /  Published 29.09.18

Indonesia tsunami toll jumps to 384

A tsunami that hit two central Indonesian cities swept away buildings and pulverized a substantial bridge, dumping victims caught in its relentless path across a devastated landscape that rescuers on ...
By AP in Jakarta

India  /  Published 27.07.19

Train from Mumbai stuck on flooded tracks

The air force, navy, army and the National Disaster Response Force launched aerial and surface operations on Saturday to rescue 900 passengers from the Mahalaxmi Express left stranded after heavy rain...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 06.07.19

4 Rohingya refugees rescued in Aizawl

Four Rohingya refugees, including two minors, suspected to have been trafficked, were rescued here on Thursday night, police said on Saturday.Two drivers, who transported the victims, have been arrest...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

World  /  Published 23.03.19

Passengers rescued from Norway ship

Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. The maritime re...
By Reuters in Oslo

North East  /  Published 07.01.20

Contraband valued at Rs 20 lakh seized

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) recovered contraband valued at Rs 20.01 lakh and rescued 72 minors from different stations and trains between November ...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


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