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  • Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya; 2 miners found ...

    The 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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  • Meghalaya: Efforts on to rescue 13 miners stuck in illegal ...

    The two activists had gone to East Jaintia Hills to document illegal coal mining and were waylaid by assailants who are believed to have been members of a coal mafia gang operating in the area.

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  • Two miners die in Meghalaya, fate of trapped miners ...

    SHILLONG: Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained ...

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  • 15 Men Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in ...

    15 Men Still Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, NGT Panel Finds The committee headed by retired high court judge BP Katakey has emphasised that illegal mining is unchecked mostly in the East Jaintia Hills District where workers are still ensnared.

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  • In Meghalaya, where it took 15 deaths for the reality of ...

    The site is 48 km from where rights and antimining activist Agnes Kharshiing was assaulted a month ago for her campaign against illegal mining. East Jaintia Hills has a major share of an ...

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  • Trapped miner’s father wants to rappel down Meghalaya mine ...

    Trapped miner’s father wants to rappel down Meghalaya mine to look for son. Bhangnamari (Assam): Solibar Rahman stopped working in Meghalaya’s illegal coal mines in 2012. The native of this village in western Assam’s Chirang district is, however, confident of his skills and is now bracing for one last attempt to rappel down the 380foot coal mine at Ksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia ...

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  • In Photos: As Activist Recovers from Attack, Illegal Coal ...

    Photos taken by Agnes Kharshiing and others indicate the extent of illegal coal mining. Extracted coal in East Jaintia Hills waiting to be transported to destinations outside Meghalaya.

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  • Citizens' Report to SC Urges Halt on Coal Mining in Meghalaya

    Citizens' Report to SC Urges Halt on Coal Mining in Meghalaya On December 13, 15 miners got trapped when an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills districts was flooded.

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  • How important is illegal coal mining in Meghalaya? The ...

    How important is illegal coal mining in Meghalaya? The answer may be in legislators' assets. ... But the accident on December 13 and the deaths of two miners days after, also in the East Jaintia Hills, has proved that illegal mining is alive and well.

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  • Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy deploys 5 remotelyoperated ...

    New Delhi: The Meghalaya government informed the Supreme Court on Friday that the Indian Navy has deployed five remotelyoperated vehicles (ROVs) in the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped inside an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district since December 13. The state government told a bench of Justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer that one crore litre of water has been pumped out so ...

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  • Children work in rathole coal mines of Meghalaya: NHRC ...

    Rathole mining involves digging of narrow horizontal tunnels, usually 34 feet high, for workers to enter and extract coal. The NHRC member said it has been observed that water floods those mines resulting in the death of many, as in the case of one in East Jaintia Hills district recently.

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  • 13 trapped, feared dead as illegal coal mining continues ...

    Dec 14, 2018· The killer coal mines of Meghalaya are in the news once again. As many as 13 labourers are feared dead in an illegal rathole mine at Lomtharee village under Saipung police station in East Jaintia ...

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  • At least 13 miners feared trapped inside illegal 'rat mine ...

    Shillong: A most unfrotunate series of events is coming to light from Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills where as many as 13 coal miners are believed to be trapped in an illegal "rat hole" coal in Meghalaya by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014, illegal rathole coal mining is rampant in this part of NorthEast India even to this very day as is evident in this news report.

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  • Killer rathole mines ruin ecology too | Guwahati News ...

    The coal mine in East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, where 14 miners were trapped. Almost a week after Sayeb Ali, 21, survived after being trapped in an illegal ‘rathole’ coal mine at Ksan in ...

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  • 'The lives of coal miners don't matter' India ...

    On 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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  • Meghalaya mine tragedy: Indian Navy divers detect one body ...

    READ: NGT Imposes Rs 100 Crore Fine On Meghalaya Government For Failing To Curb Illegal Mining. At least 15 miners got trapped in the 370 footdeep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya on December 13 and constant efforts …

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  • Meghalaya Miners: 2 Killed in Another Mine Collapse ...

    Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained uncertain, an ...

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  • In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal ...

    They have to live, so they go for illegal mining, get some money," said Manoj Kumar Mishra, a Bihar resident who has been selling cloth at Khleriat, the headquarters of East Jaintia Hills, since 1995.

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  • Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy deploys 5 remotelyoperated ...

    The bench has posted the matter to January 18 for further hearing. The apex court is hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Aditya N Prasad who has sought urgent steps to rescue 15 miners trapped in the illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

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  • Meghalaya babus allowing illegal coal mining: Wildlife ...

    Meghalaya babus allowing illegal coal mining: Wildlife group ... "Every day, about 130 coalladen trucks are supplying coal to various cement industries in East Jaintia Hills. Coal mining has not at all stopped in East Jaintia, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills District," it alleged.

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  • Meghalaya Miners Rescue: Navy recovers one body

    Meghalaya Miners Rescue: Navy recovers one body The Indian Navy has recovered a body from the illegal coal mine at East Jaintia Hills at a depth of more than 200 feet. Search operations are currently underway to find the rest of the miners, reported news agency ANI.

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  • 2 killed in another Meghalaya mine collapse; fate of 15 ...

    Meanwhile, the rescue operation for the 15 miners trapped in a flooded illegal coal mine in Ksan village of East Jaintia Hills district was affected on Sunday as the two highpowered pumps engaged ...

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  • Meghalaya mining tragedy: No light at the end of the ...

    SHILLONG: It is exactly a month after 15 miners have been trapped in an illegal rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

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  • Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years ...

    Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years of Labour Exploitation. The incident vindicated the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills.

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  • Miners killed in Meghalaya, 15 trapped in flooded pit

    Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, remained uncertain, an ...

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  • 2 people killed in Meghalaya as another coal mine ...

    Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal pit, …

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  • Where coal is mined via ‘ratholes’ | Explained News, The ...

    Following the mine collapse, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said in a video that illegal mining does happen, and promised appropriate action. Agnes Kharshiing, a leading campaigner on issues including illegal mining, and her colleague Amita Sangma were attacked in East Jaintia Hills last month while trying to locate an illegal mine.

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  • Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

    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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  • India: Meghalaya’s coal district marred by illegal mining ...

    India: Meghalaya’s coal district marred by illegal mining, unsafe working conditions, and attacks against human rights defenders. On 8 November 2018, a prominent women's rights and environmental activist, Agnes Kharshiing, and her aides, Amita Sangma and Emiki Kurbah, were attacked by a group of 3040 people in the East Jaintia hills, a coalrich district in Meghalaya, India.

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  • Submersible robotic inspection firm joins Meghalaya mine ...

    The miners have been trapped inside a 370footdeep illegal coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district since December 13, 2018 after water from a nearby river gushed in, puncturing the ...

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  • Meghalaya govt sought a way around NGT ban on coal mining ...

    Dec 17, 2018· Even 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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  • Meghalaya Admits To Illegal Coal Extraction After 13 Get ...

    They were collecting evidence in the East Jaintia hills, a region seen as the hub of illegal coal extraction. "Illegal coal mining has continued over the years despite 2014 ban.

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  • Trapped Miners: Illegal coal mining inseparable part of ...

    Guwahati: The public furore over 15 labourers trapped inside a rathole mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district since December 13 has sharpened focus on illegal coal mining in the state despite a ban clamped by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014 which is said to have contributed to the Congress defeat in the recent assembly election.

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