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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.

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.

Miners trapped in Meghalaya: Lack of blueprint, seepage hampering rescue, Centre tells Supreme Court

January 5, 2019 4:34:47 am

Hearing a petition by advocate Aditya N Prasad seeking the court’s intervention in the matter, a bench of Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer also directed the Centre to update it about the progress of the operations.

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NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining

January 5, 2019 12:20:29 am

A senior advocate, who is assisting the tribunal as an amicus curiae in the matter, said a report of a high-level committee was submitted on January 2 before a bench headed by NGT chairperson A K Goel.

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: SC directs Centre to take action against owners, seeks status report by Jan 7

January 4, 2019 3:35:59 pm

The apex court's order came after the Centre, who was pulled up yesterday over the delay in rescue work, today claimed that the mine was illegal due to which no blueprint was available to facilitate 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 tragedy: Owner seen in village as one who gave jobs at the cost of worker safety

January 4, 2019 7:30:04 am

Meghalaya mine tragedy: Jrin Shullet, the 32-year-old mine owner is in jail now facing various charges including causing death by negligence and mining without permission.

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.

Miners trapped in Meghalaya: Look into it with urgency, question of life and death, SC to Centre

January 4, 2019 3:14:32 am

The miners, apparently 15 in number, have been trapped in the illegal mine since December 13.

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