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Won’t abandon Meghalaya mine rescue operations, govt tells SC

The families of those trapped inside the mine, now at least want their bodies recovered — even if it’s just a finger, a hand or a leg.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Navy finds body, families will decide on retrieval

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told reporters that it did not look like rescuers would be able to retrieve the body.

Meghalaya mine collapse: A brief timeline of the rescue operation

Meghalaya mine collapse: More than a month after the rescue operation began, the Indian Navy detected a body at the illegal mine. Here is a brief timeline of the rescue operation.

Month after Meghalaya mine collapse, Navy detects one body

More than a month after 15 labourers were trapped inside an illegal mine in East Jaintia Hills, Indian Navy divers on Thursday spotted one body using underwater remotely operated vehicles.

Transportation of coal banned in Meghalaya till February 19: SC

In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had banned illegal mining of coal in the state, specifically mentioning the rat-hole technique.

Meghalaya: 2,155 people arrested since NGT ban on coal mining

According to collated government data, which The Indian Express accessed, 948 cases have been chargesheeted, the final report has been submitted for a further 139 cases, while and 229 cases are “pending”. In this period of approximately five years, 9351.20 MT of coal has been seized.

Meghalaya govt colluded with miners: Report to SC

The first part of the report, submitted to the Supreme Court in the first week of December, had named about a dozen politicians who allegedly own coal mines themselves or have relatives who are coal miners.

One month of Meghalaya mine collapse: Search on but no headway in finding trapped workers

Relatives of the mine workers, however, say they have no hopes of the men returning home alive. 

Will decide ties with BJP after Citizenship bill gets passed in Rajya Sabha, says NPP

After Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) severed its ties with the BJP over the passing of Citizenship Amending Bill in the Lok Sabha, speculations about NPP withdrawing its support from the BJP-led Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) surfaced.

Submersible robotic inspection firm joins Meghalaya mine rescue ops

The Centre on Friday told the apex court it has to "believe in miracles" and see if the miners come out alive. The Indian Navy and planes and helicopters of the Indian Air Force have been deployed in the rescue operations.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Month after mishap, NGT asks police to crack whip on illegal mining

The three-member NGT committee, constituted in August last year, is currently studying the environmental aspects of rat-hole mining in the state.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Miracles happen, keep looking, SC tells govt on trapped labourers

“We do not know if they are dead or alive. But miracles can happen. So we have to keep trying until we have some result,” the bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer told the Meghalaya government.