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SC to hear PIL on rescue efforts for trapped miners in Meghalaya tomorrow

A bench headed by Supreme Court Justice AK Sikri on Monday said that 'it seems to be certain that nobody is alive'.

04 Feb 2019 3:24 PM

First body pulled out of Meghalaya mine, 42 days after workers got stuck

It took six men - 2 from the NDRF, 3 navy men and one civil hospital staffer - to pull out the body from the flooded mine.

24 Jan 2019 4:04 PM

Navy stops operation to pull out decomposed body from Meghalaya mine

Fifteen miners disappeared inside the mine on December 13 last year after one of them accidentally punctured the wall of the mine.

21 Jan 2019 9:02 AM

Want decent burial: Families as bodies pulled out of mine ‘fall apart’

Reginal Susngi, rescue spokesperson said as per the expert opinion, the body could only be retrieved after it is disintegrated.

18 Jan 2019 10:15 AM

Meghalaya mine: Body of one spotted out of 15 trapped for over a month

The body was detected at a depth of nearly 210 feet inside the 'rat-hole' mine and naval divers brought it to its mouth.

17 Jan 2019 9:07 AM


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

NGT had imposed blanket ban on coal mining, transportation in Meghalaya in 2014, citing unscientific ways and absence of safety measures.

13 Jan 2019 12:29 PM

28 lakh litres pumped out of Meghalaya mine, still no change in water level

There has been no significant drop in water level in these mines, leaving rescuers clueless where and how to look for diggers.

10 Jan 2019 8:38 PM

Navy vehicle to determine visibility stuck at bottom of Meghalaya mine

The unmanned remote-operated vehicle got stuck at the bottom of the 370-feet-deep rat-hole coal mine on Monday.

08 Jan 2019 8:37 AM

Molotov cocktail attack on Shillong BJP office

This happened a day before the North East Bandh called by North East Students Organisation against amendment of Citizenship Bill.

07 Jan 2019 4:58 PM

2 killed in another Meghalaya mine collapse; rescue stumbles at older site

'It is suspected that boulders hit them when they tried to extract coal,' police said.

07 Jan 2019 9:03 AM


Pumps idle, little progress in Meghalaya miners' rescue

‘Only 3 out of 13 high-powered pumps that were brought to site could be installed and used so far,’ said operation spokesperson R Susngi.

04 Jan 2019 5:45 PM

Meghalaya tragedy: Pumps fail to yield results; water level remains same

Spokesperson said divers would resume ops once water level at main shaft decreases to about 100 feet from its current level of over 160 ft.

03 Jan 2019 3:38 PM

Meghalaya mine disaster: Navy, NDRF divers to go down to measure afresh water level

The exercise is to find out if abandoned mine is connected with 370-foot-deep mine in which 15 miners are trapped.

02 Jan 2019 5:21 PM

Navy team leader enters Meghalaya mine to ascertain water level as rescue restarts

The Navy wanted to measure water level as their divers can operate up to 100 feet in a closed container-type situation, an official said.

30 Dec 2018 5:42 PM

Meghalaya rescue ops to resume with use of sophisticated equipment

15 miners have been trapped in mine in East Jaintia Hills district since Dec 13, after water from nearby Lytein river gushed into it.

30 Dec 2018 2:54 PM


Meghalaya: Woman names two Catholic Church priests in #MeToo campaign

Woman said she did not speak to anyone about the abuse by Br Muscat because of the larger abuse she faced from Br Francis Gale.

19 Oct 2018 7:45 PM

In this singing village of Meghalaya, everyone has musical name

The custom is known as 'jingrwai lawbei', meaning 'song of clan's first woman', a reference to Khasi people's mythical original mother.

18 Sep 2018 4:42 PM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma wins bypolls by over 8,000 votes

With Conrad Sangma's win the National People's Party has levelled its tally at 20 with the opposition Cong in 60-member Meghalaya Assembly.

27 Aug 2018 12:06 PM

Meghalaya Assembly bypoll results: Counting of votes begin, CM Sangma leading

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is contesting from the South Tura seat as the ruling National People's Party candidate.

27 Aug 2018 10:46 AM

13-yr-old mentally challenged girl raped by 10 men, including minors, for 2 months

The wife of one of the accused had witnessed the dastardly act and informed the village elders about it.

30 Jul 2018 6:21 PM