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MEGHALAYA NEWS

New status for NPP: what conditions did it meet?

NPP threatens to quit NDA if citizenship bill is passed in Rajya Sabha

February 9, 2019 10:10:44 pm

Besides being in power in Meghalaya, the NPP backs the BJP governments in Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland.

Supreme Court asks Centre, Meghalaya govt to continue rescue operations

Meghalaya mine collapse: SC asks Centre, state govt to continue rescue ops

January 28, 2019 9:32:32 pm

The two-judge bench comprising Justices AK Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer scheduled the next hearing on February 4.

Supreme Court asks Centre, Meghalaya govt to continue rescue operations

Navy detects second body inside Meghalaya mine

January 27, 2019 3:50:15 am

The first body was detected on January 17 inside the mine at a depth of 160 feet and at a lateral distance of 210 feet.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Navy discovers second body 280 feet inside rat hole mine

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy discovers second body 280 feet inside rat hole mine

January 26, 2019 7:15:29 pm

The body was found 280 feet inside the rat hole mine by divers from the Navy.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Navy discovers second body 280 feet inside rat hole mine

Meghalaya mine collapse: Body of worker extracted identified as Assam resident

January 26, 2019 7:15:08 am

Hussain, 30, is survived by his mother, wife and three children, aged 2, 7 and 9 years. This was his second stint in the mines. Earlier, during the summer of 2018, he went for a month and according to his family, earned around Rs 60,000.

The illegal mine in Meghalaya had collapsed on December 13. (Express photo/Tashi Tobgyal)

Meghalaya mine collapse: First body extracted after a month, 14 still trapped

January 25, 2019 6:05:37 am

Official spokesperson of the rescue operation R Susngi said the body was "fully intact" and that this was the same body which was earlier detected by the Navy.

https://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/meghalaya/meghalaya-mine-collapse-navy-discovers-second-body-5556101/

Meghalaya: Navy resumes operation to retrieve trapped miner’s body, not successful

January 22, 2019 10:35:43 pm

Navy divers, who had suspended their operation on Sunday on the advice of the district administration, along with NDRF personnel, used remotely operated vehicles.

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Not abandoning operation to rescue trapped Meghalaya miners, Centre tells SC

January 22, 2019 2:36:57 am

“Presumably, and as per latest reports, the bodies of the remaining miners are behind the body detected on 16.01.2019,” the state said in its status report even as the Centre told the court that rescue operations would not be abandoned.

Meghalaya mine collapse: Navy discovers second body 280 feet inside rat hole mine

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

January 21, 2019 1:11:05 pm

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.

The body of one miner was spotted through an underwater ROV by Indian Navy. (Photo: Twitter/@indiannavy)

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

January 18, 2019 1:25:41 am

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

On December 13, water from nearby Lytein river flooded a network of tunnels in a coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills, trapping 15 men and prompting a rescue attempt that has failed to yield any result so far.

Meghalaya mine collapse: A brief timeline of the rescue operation

January 17, 2019 11:05:46 am

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.

15 persons have been trapped inside the mine since December 13.

Month after Meghalaya mine collapse, Navy detects one body

January 17, 2019 2:25:10 pm

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

January 16, 2019 4:20:24 am

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

With curb on illegal mining, out-of-job miners in West Bengal mull NOTA

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

January 16, 2019 4:18:03 am

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 mine collapse: Beyond the tragedy, for state’s politicians, mining their own business

Meghalaya govt colluded with miners: Report to SC

January 14, 2019 10:15:20 am

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

January 14, 2019 1:11:57 pm

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

New status for NPP: what conditions did it meet?

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

January 13, 2019 9:11:50 pm

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

January 13, 2019 3:58:44 pm

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.

On December 13, water from nearby Lytein river flooded a network of tunnels in a coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills, trapping 15 men and prompting a rescue attempt that has failed to yield any result so far.

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

January 13, 2019 11:41:46 am

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

15 persons have been trapped inside the mine since December 13.

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

January 11, 2019 1:22:13 pm

“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.

‘No comedy here, no jokes’: stand-up comic on Meghalaya mine tragedy

January 8, 2019 8:30:10 am

"If you are looking for humour, read up on the rescue mission to save the 15 miners trapped in the coalmine in Meghalaya," says stand-up comic Abhineet Mishra in his act about the Meghalaya mine tragedy.

15 persons have been trapped inside the mine since December 13.

Two bodies recovered from coal quarry in Meghalaya

January 7, 2019 7:56:58 am

EJH district police said they had received an FIR from Phillip Bareh of Khliehriat that his nephew Elad Bareh (26) was missing since January 4. On Sunday, Bareh’s body was found in front of a coal quarry at Mooknor, Jalyiah village.

Down the rat hole

Down the rat hole: what draws men to Meghalaya’s mines

January 6, 2019 9:12:28 am

Crawling for 6-7 hours hauling a coal cart in complete dark for Rs 1,500 per day, or scrounging for work at home, earning Rs 200 daily. This difference is what draws men from Chirang in Assam to East Jaintia mines in Meghalaya — including the three missing now and the one survivor

15 persons have been trapped inside the mine since December 13.

Water pumping starts in main shaft of Meghalaya’s coal mine

January 5, 2019 9:28:53 pm

Rescue divers from the Indian Navy and the NDRF are yet to be able to make any significant impact in their search and rescue operations as the water level is still beyond 100 feet, the safe diving capacity for the divers, an official said.

15 persons have been trapped inside the mine since December 13.

Water pumping starts in main shaft of Meghalaya’s coal mine

January 5, 2019 9:29:13 pm

Rescue divers from the Indian Navy and the NDRF are yet to be able to make any significant impact in their search and rescue operations as the water level is still beyond 100 feet, the safe diving capacity for the divers.

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