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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Decomposed body of miner detected inside rat-hole; several skeletons also uncovered by navy
Navy divers have found a body of one of the 15 trapped miners and also spotted several skeletons in the flooded rat-hole coal mines in Meghalaya East Jaintia Hills district, weeks after a multi-agency search operation was launched to rescue them
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Indian Navy recovers body of one of 15 miners, says will be extracted only under supervision of doctors
The rescue teams — which included the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) — detected the body of a miner on Tuesday, with the help of an underwater remotely-operated vehicle (ROV).
How is illegal rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya still on despite NGT ban? Asks Supreme Court; bans coal transport till 19 Feb
The Supreme Court has ordered the Meghalaya government to file a detailed affidavit on whether inspections were being carried out at illegal rat-hole mines in the state.
Meghalaya govt-coal mafia nexus aids illegal mining, decimates state's ecology, says activists' report submitted to Supreme Court
Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has dispossessed 76 percent of the local tribal population of their land, resulting in large-scale migration of the tribal poor to the urban centres of Shillong and Tura, the report says, adding that this was the major reason for inequality of wealth in the state.
Illegal coal mining continues in Assam's Ledo-Margherita with support from police officials, local politicians
Illicit coal mining has been continuing on a much larger scale at a remote corner of Assam for the past several years.
Meghalaya mine rescue operation: Centre tells Supreme Court it has no blueprint of illegal mine, struggling to locate miners
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for the Centre, told the Supreme Court that the Meghalaya mine was near a river, which has hindered the rescue operation.
Following mining mishap in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, Congress urges state govt to legalise coal mining
The demand comes following the coal mine disaster in Meghalaya in which 15 people are still trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine at Lumthari village.
Conrad Sangma hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says Meghalaya govt making 'all efforts' to rescue trapped miners
Sangma-led NPP's ally in the state, the BJP, also said the Meghalaya government is doing its best under the chief minister's leadership to bring the victims out of the rat-hole mine in East Jaintia Hills district.
Rahul Gandhi calls on Narendra Modi to save trapped miners in Meghalaya instead of 'strutting about' on Bogibeel Bridge
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to focus his attention from "posing for cameras" to the 15 miners trapped in a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in Meghalaya.
Meghalaya mine mishap: Operation to rescue trapped miners temporarily suspended, will resume once more powerful pumps are available
About 20 miners on 13 December entered the quarry owned by Krip Chullet. After reaching the bottom of the pit, they entered horizontal manholes, often termed as 'rat-holes', as each just about fits one person. Five persons were able to climb out of the flooded mine, leaving the others behind.
Man held in connection with Meghalaya mine mishap admit he's owner of quarry, two mine managers still absconding
Fifteen miners were trapped in the "rat-hole" mine on 13 December after water from nearby Lytein river gushed into it. All efforts to trace the labourers have turned futile as the water level in the mine showed no signs of receding in the past 11 days.
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.
Search for trapped miners resumes in Meghalaya; case filed against government to seek compensation for victims' kin
The search operation launched to trace at least 14 labourers, trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, resumed Wednesday after it took a hit due to strong winds and heavy rains