articles by Kyrmenlang Uriah

India

Meghalaya mining accident: State may call off already disastrous rescue operation after consulting experts at site

With the detection of the first body inside the 320-feet-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, the families of the 15 workers trapped inside the quarry are prepared for the worst.

India

Meghalaya miners' rescue: Indian Navy, Air Force join operation but wait for pumps continues

The Coal India Limited official also pointed out the possibility of water entering the mine from other shafts nearby which have been abandoned.

India

15 days on, Meghalaya miners stuck in rat-hole coal mine: Conflicting claims on when state sought Coal India's help sparks row

The fate of 15 miners trapped inside an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district is still unknown.

India

Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya's killer 'rat holes' continues amid state govt indifference to rampant violations

Even 10 days on, around 15 miners are still trapped in a flooded 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills districts.

India

Number of miners trapped in 'rat-hole' coal mine in Meghalaya goes up to 15: 7 days on, incessant rain makes rescue ops tricky

The number of people trapped inside the rat-hole mines of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya has gone up to 15. Reports confirmed the news as officials are still attempting to rescue the miners who have been tapped inside the illegal coal mines.

India

Shillong unrest: After violence, Conrad Sangma govt in Meghalaya to form high-level panel to address relocation issue

In view of the incident that triggered tension in Shillong that administration had to enforce a curfew, Meghalaya government has decided to set up a High-Level Committee (HLC). Problem began when a few women from Sweepers' Lane had an altercation with some employees of the Shillong Public Transport Service (SPTS) and it snowballed into a violent confrontation between the two groups.

India

Shillong remains on edge after clashes between tribals, Sikhs; Amarinder Singh sends Congress team to assess situation

Unrest in Shillong began after an altercation between women from Sweeper’s Lane, many of whom were Dalit Sikhs, and Shillong Public Transport Service employees.

Business

Rural Meghalaya’s long road to an ATM

The government must improve power supply, telecoms connectivity to make its digital dreams a reality. Easier ways to deposit and withdraw cash would be welcome.

India

Meghalaya police kill GNLA chief in encounter, strengthen endeavour to ensure peaceful elections

Meghalaya's hope of seeing through a peaceful Assembly election was reinforced when the state police announced that Sohan D Shira was killed.

Politics

Meghalaya Assembly election: Congress' loss is BJP's gain in poll-bound state where defections abound 

In the run-up to Meghalaya Assembly election scheduled for 27 February, the defection of many sitting MLAs seems to be the one factor that may influence the outcome

Politics

Rahul Gandhi in Meghalaya: Nagaland poll boycott result of Modi's failed peace accord that 'no one got', Congress chief says

Rahul’s statement comes in the backdrop of the Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hoho and Civil Organisations' (CCNTCHOC) call for a poll boycott.