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Jan 08, 2019
Meghalaya mine tragedy: Despite large-scale exploitation, successive govts colluded in concealing illegal mining in North EastThe issue of illegal mining in India was raised multiple times in the Parliament, and both the UPA and NDA answered them, yet Meghalaya doesn't feature anywhere in their responses
Jan 04, 2019
Meghalaya mine rescue operation: Centre tells Supreme Court it has no blueprint of illegal mine, struggling to locate minersSolicitor General Tushar Mehta, for the Centre, told the Supreme Court that the Meghalaya mine was near a river, which has hindered the rescue operation.
Dec 29, 2018
Meghalaya miners' rescue: Indian Navy, Air Force join operation but wait for pumps continuesThe Coal India Limited official also pointed out the possibility of water entering the mine from other shafts nearby which have been abandoned.
Dec 29, 2018
16 days after Meghalaya accident, 3 helmets recovered from rat-hole mine; navy joins rescue ops but pumps still hours awayOn sixteenth day of rescue operations for 15 Meghalaya miners trapped inside a flooded rat-hole mine, three helmets have been recovered even as hope of saving the men, trapped in a tunnel-like space under 70 feet of water since 13 December, becomes bleak.
Dec 28, 2018
Plight of trapped miners in Meghalaya raises important question: Just how low will mining elite stoop to make a profit?Only by a strange twist of fate will the miners — trapped in the flooded mine at Ksan in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills for over two weeks — survive the catastrophe
Dec 22, 2018
Time running out for trapped miners, hope Coal India Ltd acts on our plea for special pumps, says Meghalaya CMThe miners were trapped after water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into the illegal rat-hole mine at Ksan area in Lumthari village.
Dec 15, 2018
13 miners still trapped in flooded mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills; operation in-charge abscondingThirteen people remain trapped in a flooded illegal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district even a day after the incident as efforts to pump out water, which has been continuing since Thursday, failed to yield any result.
Dec 14, 2018
13 feared dead in coal mine in Meghalaya; activists say corruption to blame for illegal mining activity despite NGT banAt least 13 people are feared dead in Lumthari village in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya due to an overflow of water from a nearby river into an illegal coal mining area on Thursday