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Meghalaya Two more workers killed in fresh coal mine

Two workers died after a rat-hole coal mine caved in at Soo kilo area while they were trying to illegally extract coal at Mooknor, Jalyiah village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district. As per sources, at least three miners have died in the incident. While bodies of two miners have been recovered, one of the

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Coal mine tragedy 13 labourers trapped inside coal mine

Shillong Dec 13 Around 13 labourers were trapped inside a coal mine in East Jaitia Hills district on Thursday. The incident happened at Ksan near Lytei River under Saipung police station. The tragedy came at a time when allegation of illegal coal mining is persisting, and one month after the brutal of attack of social activist, Agnes Kharshiing and her friend, Amita Sangma.

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Meghalaya govt sought a way around NGT ban on coal mining

Dec 21, 2018Even as 13 miners trapped by the flooding of an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya are presumed dead, the Union Coal Ministry has before it a formal proposal sent by the Meghalaya government seeking a way around a mining ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the state.

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In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal

Jan 02, 2019In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal Trade Continues Published on January 2, 2019 by John Some villagers at East Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya have been visiting a rat-hole mine every day for over three weeks after 15 men disappeared when water flooded the illegal mine in the district on December 13.

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Conrad Sangma admits illegal coal mining takes place

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma has assured appropriate action against people involved in illegal mining. The Chief Minister had earlier denied that illegal coal mining was taking place in some parts of the state.The admission by the Chief Minister came after 13 miners were trapped inside a coal mine at Lumthari in East Jaitia Hills district.

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SC to hear PIL on trapped miners in Meghalaya tomorrow

The Supreme Court (SC) on January 3, 2019, will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the issue of the 15 miners trapped in an illegal rat-hole coal mine in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The petition, filed by advocate Astha Sharma and Aditya N Prasad, seeks the SC's direction

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Meghalaya No more mining activities in East Jaintia Hills

Khliehriat(Meghalaya),June 26 The Deputy Commissioner of East Jaintia Hills, F M Dopth announced the district as entirely free from illegal mining of coal, a trade which used to be rampant in the region despite the NGT ban. This confirmation came after the inspection by authorities at the mining

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NGT asks Meghalaya Police to check illegal mining in state

Jan 13, 2019NGT asks Meghalaya Police to check illegal mining in state after mishap In 2014, the green tribunal had imposed a blanket ban on coal mining and transportation in

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Meghalaya miners still trapped, NGT cracks whip on illegal

"We have directed investigation into nearly 1200 cases of illegal mining and transportation of coal since the 2014 ban. In East Jaintia Hills, the SP has been asked to submit a report at the earliest in connection with the 98 cases recorded in the district," Katakey added. An official in the state mining and geology department said

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'The lives of coal miners don't matter' Rediff India

Dec 28, 2018On December 13, at least 15 men went down a 370 feet deep illegal 'rat hole' mine in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya to extract coal. A fortnight later, three helmets have been found, but

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4 killed in coal mine mishap in Nagaland Business

Read more about 4 killed in coal mine mishap in Nagaland on Business Standard. Four miners have been killed following mudslides at an illegal coal mine at Yonglok village in Longleng district of Nagaland, police said Monday.The incident happened on Saturday when the four victims, all from Assam, had gone to the abandoned mine

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Illegal, unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya caused

13 A total of 15 miners were trapped on December 13 last year in an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, about 3.7 km deep inside a

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Meghalaya trapped miners SC supports NGT ban of illegal

Jan 15, 2019The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinforced a ban on mining in East Jaintia hills of Meghalaya, amid government's failure to rescue 15 miners from a rat hole mine for the past one month.

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Two Coal Miners Killed In Another Rat-Hole Mine Collapse

Jan 30, 2019in another illegal coal mining incident that was taking place in the same district, two miners were killed on Sunday, NDTV reported. The deceased have been identified as Elad Bareh and Monoj Basumatry from Mooknor in Jalyiah village. The fresh accident at Mooknor, Jalyiah village, about 5 km from the district headquarters in East Jaintia Hills, came to the fore after one Philip Bareh filed a re

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Inside Meghalaya's coal mines Lives at risk, violation of

On December 13, an illegal coal mine in Saipung area of Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district collapsed and got flooded from the adjacent Lytein river which trapped at least 15 workers who are feared dead now. The rescue operations were temporarily halted Monday as the water pumps proved ineffective in bringing down the water level.

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Hundreds of illegal coal trucks ignore ban in Meghalaya

Nov 12, 2018The All Dimasa Students' Union had said illegal rat-hole mining in Jaitia Hills was polluting the Kopili river, which made it acidic. Although the tribunal and the Supreme Court had permitted transportation of the extracted and assessed coal at various intervals, the NGT had on August 31 refused to lift the ban on rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya.

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13 feared dead at illegal coal mine in Meghalaya, India

Dec 14, 2018The order was in response to a petition that alleged coal mining in Jaintia Hills has turned the Kopili river water acidic. Rat-hole mining involves digging small pits into the ground to reach the coal seam and making tunnels to extract coal.

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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya has political backing Report

Social activist Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma were attacked by a group of 40 people led by a coal mafia in the East Jaintia Hills district after they complained to the local police about illegal mining and transportation of coal, police said. The list also names an MP, four ministers in the present Government and seven non-NPP legislators who are either coal barons or their families have business interests in

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Meghalaya mining accident State may call off already

Jan 19, 2019Shillong With the detection of the first body inside the 320-feet-deep illegal rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, the families of the 15 workers trapped inside the quarry are prepared for the worst. On Thursday, the Indian Navy's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) detected a body 160 feet away from the main shaft.

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2 miners found dead in another illegal coal mine in

Jan 07, 2019Shillong, Jan 7 (PTI) Bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday.

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13 miners trapped in Meghalaya's illegal rat-hole coal pit

An estimated 13-15 labourers are reported to be trapped in an illegal coal mine located in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since December 10. The police have launched a rescue operation to find and rescue the labourers who entered the rat-hole mine and got hedged in it after a recent flood near the Lytein river, PTI reported Thursday.

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2018 Meghalaya mining accident Wikipedia

The Meghalaya mining accident happened on 13 December 2018, when 15 miners were trapped in a mine in Ksan, in the Indian state of Meghalaya.While five miners managed to escape, rescue efforts for the remaining 15 continued till 2 March 2019. The miners were trapped inside the coal mine at a depth of around 370 feet (112 meters) in Jaintia Hills district.

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Navy, Army decide to wind up operation in Meghalaya's coal

A team of rescuers from the Navy and Army Friday announced to leave the operation site in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district after 60 days of searching the 15

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Few individuals gather at Khyndai Lad to pray for trapped

Shillong Dec 29 Few individuals gathered at Khyndai Lad on Saturday evening to express solidarity with the families of the 15 miners who have been trapped inside an illegal coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan in East Jaitia Hills district, and prayed for the safety of the miners. Amita Sangma who survived the brutal attack by suspected coal mafias in East Jaitia Hills district on November 8, and

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13 trapped in illegal coal mine in Meghalaya- The New

SHILLONG At least 13 people were trapped and feared dead due to flooding in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills district, police said Thursday. The incident was reported to the

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Meghalaya illegal coal mining Two held for assaulting

Nov 10, 2018Meghalaya activist Meghalaya illegal coal mining Two held for assaulting, critically injuring rights activist, aides; BJYM demands CBI probe. The suspects, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai, were arrested in Kongong area in a pre-dawn raid.

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WATCH A ground report of the latest rescue operations for

Dec 29, 2018The illegal rat-hole coal mine is located at Lumthari village near Khliehriat, the headquarters of East Jaintia Hills district. It got flooded when water from nearby Lytein river gushed into it on December 13, trapping the 15 diggers. Currently, the NDRF and the Odisha Fire Services have teamed up for the rescue operations.

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Meghalaya Skill development programmes for coal miners

The state government drew much criticism after 15 miners got trapped in an illegal coal mine in West Jaintia Hills district in December last year. The state government, however, said many of those

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Coal mining tragedy Exposing the "suppressed" truth

The tragedy struck just a month after CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing and her aide Amita Sangma were brutally attacked by a group of 35-40 men in Tuber Sohshrieh in East Jaintia Hills district while she was reportedly taking pictures as part of her investigation into the illegal mining and transportation of coal in the district.

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coal mining in jaintia hills mantelzorgleiderdorp

Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya How miners are exploited, lives threatened The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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