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Meghalaya mine tragedy: Hope for survival of trapped miners rises as team of Indian Navy divers leaves for rescue operation
India

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Hope for survival of trapped miners rises as team of Indian Navy divers leaves for rescue operation

Hopes of evacuating 15 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine for over two weeks were raised on Friday with the impending arrival a diving team of the Navy along with specialised equipment, including high-pressure pumps.

Meghalaya miners rescue: As wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, time to ask who gave their lives such low priority
India

Meghalaya miners rescue: As wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly, time to ask who gave their lives such low priority

Fifteen days have passed since the miners were trapped in a mine in Meghalaya and everyone is still horsing around. At this late stage, there is no data to indicate the condition of the miners let alone have a blueprint of how to reach them.

Conrad Sangma hits back at Rahul Gandhi, says Meghalaya govt making 'all efforts' to rescue trapped miners
India

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
Politics

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.

Amritsar mining engineer, who rescued 64 from West Bengal flooded quarry in 1989, to help trace Meghalaya miners
India

Amritsar mining engineer, who rescued 64 from West Bengal flooded quarry in 1989, to help trace Meghalaya miners

Over a dozen miners were reportedly trapped on 13 December after water from nearby Lytein river gushed into the illegal coal pit in Meghalaya. All efforts made by the district authorities to trace them have turned futile over the past seven days

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

Coal India to undertake 'challenge' of 700 mn tonne output target for FY'20;  to look at changing safety policy
Business

Coal India to undertake 'challenge' of 700 mn tonne output target for FY'20; to look at changing safety policy

Coal India had envisaged an output of 630 million tonne for the current fiscal, but later revised it to 652 million tonne as an aspirational target.

US automakers are finding more ways to boost lithium output to cut their dependence on China
News & Analysis

US automakers are finding more ways to boost lithium output to cut their dependence on China

In North Carolina, Nevada and other states, miners are working to revive the US lithium industry, once the world’s largest until it fell off in the 1990s.

Bitcoin, blockchain explainer: A revolutionary idea which will transform everything from voting to music sales
News & Analysis

Bitcoin, blockchain explainer: A revolutionary idea which will transform everything from voting to music sales

Let us begin by bursting your bubble: if you’re reading this article, you are not going to make billions trading in bitcoin.

Bitcoin races past $10,000 on 29 November; falls back to $9,300 the same afternoon
News & Analysis

Bitcoin races past $10,000 on 29 November; falls back to $9,300 the same afternoon

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase has called bitcoin a “fraud,” as it is not based on anything other than software code and is not backed by any monetary authority.

Bolivia: Striking miners kill deputy minister; govt calls it 'cowardly and brutal killing'
World

Bolivia: Striking miners kill deputy minister; govt calls it 'cowardly and brutal killing'

Striking miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said.

Mines ministry seeks removal of export duty on iron ore from Goa
Business

Mines ministry seeks removal of export duty on iron ore from Goa

Miners have urged the government to help boost sales amid a sharp fall in prices

Turkey: Bodies of 10 trapped miners recovered
World

Turkey: Bodies of 10 trapped miners recovered

Turkish rescue workers have recovered 10 bodies of miners trapped by a flooding accident last month, with search efforts continuing for eight still missing, reports said on Wednesday.

Thirty four miners trapped in Bosnia mine after earthqauke
World

Thirty four miners trapped in Bosnia mine after earthqauke

Thirty-four miners remained trapped inside a Bosnian coal mine on Friday after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and caved in two tunnels.

Landslides in China kill eight people
World

Landslides in China kill eight people

Heavy rains started in Yunyang, Wuxi, Fengjie and Wushan in Chongqing on Sunday, disrupting traffic and cutting off power supply and communication lines.

Miners face rising threat of cyber-attacks
News & Analysis

Miners face rising threat of cyber-attacks

Miners are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-hacking as they slash costs, automate equipment, rely more on the internet...

South Africa miners celebrate wage deal
World

South Africa miners celebrate wage deal

Lonmin platinum miners celebrated a wage deal that ended a deadly strike on Wednesday, but labor unrest at a different mine took a violent turn when police broke up what they called an illegal gathering near the town of Rustenberg.

Apartheid-like violence? South Africa cops kill 34 miners
World

Apartheid-like violence? South Africa cops kill 34 miners

South African police opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine on Thursday, killing at least a dozen men in scenes that evoked comparisons with apartheid-era brutality.

Power failure: 200 miners trapped underground in West Bengal
India

Power failure: 200 miners trapped underground in West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said due to the power failure, the lifts were not operating, leaving the miners trapped inside.