North East  /  Published 29.12.18

Meghalaya hopes for mine rescue

“Lives of coal workers cannot be sacrificed on the altar of private profit.” This was inscribed on a banner at a public vigil and an interfaith prayer organised by the Workers’ Power of Meghalay...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

World  /  Published 26.11.19

At least 6 dead, 300 hurt in Albania quake

A strong earthquake shook Albania early on Tuesday, killing at least six people, injuring 300 and collapsing buildings. More people are feared trapped in the rubble.The US Geological Survey said the 6...
By AP in

India  /  Published 03.02.20

Abductor’s child in cop care

A police officer involved in the weekend rescue of nearly two dozen children taken hostage in an Uttar Pradesh village said on Monday he would take “all responsibilities” of the one-year-old girl ...
By PTI in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Cop rescues injured endangered owl from road

A barn owl that was struggling to fly on a road was rescued by an assistant sub-inspector of Tangra police station on Saturday night.The officer took the injured bird to the police station, where it w...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

The secret support for illegal mining must be addressed

Laws fail only when people in power want them to. The tragedy of the miners trapped since December 13 in a suddenly flooded coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya is the terrible ou...
By The Editorial Board in


West Bengal  /  Published 28.12.18

Samaritan’s so-long to home of four decades

A British doctor who had made Calcutta his home 40 years ago to fulfil his life’s mission of providing medical care and schooling to the poor is returning to London safe in the knowledge that the NG...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Meghalaya mine rescue efforts get a boost

A multi-agency search and rescue operation will be undertaken from Saturday to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills since December 13.Personnel of the National D...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

North East  /  Published 26.12.18

Firm offers aid for rescuing trapped miners

A Pune-based firm, which sent its technical experts to Thailand earlier this year to aid the rescue of 13 people trapped in a cave, said on Wednesday that it was in touch with the Meghalaya government...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.05.19

NDRF chief prods state for own disaster combat unit

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will write to state chief secretary D.K. Tiwari recommending forming a state disaster response force in Jharkhand as soon as possible.Satya Narayan Pradhan, a 1...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 02.05.19

Cyclone Fani: Massive evacuation operations in Odisha

A massive operation was launched in Odisha on Thursday to evacuate over eight lakh people from low-lying coastal areas as the extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Fani' moved closer to the eastern coast, ...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar


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