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Rajnath Singh to meet Northeast CMs as protests against Citizenship Bill intensify

Rajnath Singh to meet Northeast CMs as protests against Citizenship Bill intensify

Protests against controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill has intensified in northeastern states.

Jan 14, 2019, 20:39 PM IST
India to build 44 strategic roads along India-China border to bolster infrastructure

India to build 44 strategic roads along India-China border to bolster infrastructure

The detailed project reports (DPRs) for the roads have already been submitted to Cabinet Committee on Security - which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - for approval.

Jan 14, 2019, 06:49 AM IST
Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Northeast, ULFA threatens to pull out of peace talks

Protests against Citizenship Bill continue in Northeast, ULFA threatens to pull out of peace talks

The pro-talk faction of ULFA has threatened to walk out of parleys with the Cente. 

Jan 13, 2019, 10:03 AM IST
Quota row: Violence in Assam; roads blocked, BJP office vandalised

Quota row: Violence in Assam; roads blocked, BJP office vandalised

The 12-hour bandh was called by Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam. 

Jan 11, 2019, 13:13 PM IST
Operation to rescue trapped 15 Meghalaya miners continues on Day 29

Operation to rescue trapped 15 Meghalaya miners continues on Day 29

The 15 miners have been trapped inside a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills since December 13.

Jan 10, 2019, 17:33 PM IST
Citizenship Bill's passage in LS marked by 'bandh' in Assam, other NE states

Citizenship Bill's passage in LS marked by 'bandh' in Assam, other NE states

There were attempts to attack BJP offices in Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Golaghat, but those were foiled by the security forces.

Jan 08, 2019, 21:16 PM IST
Meghalaya miners rescue ops latest update, Day 27: Navy's machine to measure visibility at mine's bottom gets stuck

Meghalaya miners rescue ops latest update, Day 27: Navy's machine to measure visibility at mine's bottom gets stuck

Navy's ROV was sent down the 370-feet-deep rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya.

Jan 08, 2019, 13:44 PM IST
BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students' bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students' bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

Several political parties and BJP allies in NE are opposing the Citizenship Bill. 

Jan 08, 2019, 06:48 AM IST
Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25, latest updates: Rescue ops hit roadblock as pumps fail, divers could not enter mine

Meghalaya miner rescue ops, Day 25, latest updates: Rescue ops hit roadblock as pumps fail, divers could not enter mine

NDRF-led rescue teams will resume operations again on Monday.

Jan 07, 2019, 06:31 AM IST
2 high-power pumps infuse new hope in finding trapped 15 Meghalaya miners on Day 23 of rescue operations

2 high-power pumps infuse new hope in finding trapped 15 Meghalaya miners on Day 23 of rescue operations

No contact has been established yet with the trapped miners till now. 

Jan 06, 2019, 00:11 AM IST
NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining

NGT imposes Rs 100 cr fine on Meghalaya government for failing to curb illegal mining

A report of a high-level committee stated that majority of the mines in the northeastern state were operating without a lease or licence.

Jan 04, 2019, 23:45 PM IST
UFO sightings in Manipur? ISRO unaware of such detection, says Centre

UFO sightings in Manipur? ISRO unaware of such detection, says Centre

In July 2018, reports of alleged UFO sightings near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official residence sent security forces into a tizzy.

Jan 03, 2019, 16:36 PM IST
Meghalaya miners rescue ops update, Day 21: Navy, NDRF divers to measure water level afresh

Meghalaya miners rescue ops update, Day 21: Navy, NDRF divers to measure water level afresh

The exercise will be undertaken to ascertain if the abandoned mine is connected with the 370-foot-deep mine in which the 15 miners were trapped.

Jan 02, 2019, 18:56 PM IST
On 19th day of Meghalaya rescue ops, divers find coal, wooden structure, but not trapped miners

On 19th day of Meghalaya rescue ops, divers find coal, wooden structure, but not trapped miners

The rescue operations to trace 15 miners trapped in an abandoned Meghalaya coal mine are on for the past 19 days.

Dec 31, 2018, 20:31 PM IST
On 18th day of Meghalaya rescue ops, Navy divers re-enter shaft, want water level reduced

On 18th day of Meghalaya rescue ops, Navy divers re-enter shaft, want water level reduced

On the 18th day of the operation, the Navy divers stayed inside the shaft for three hours with a hi-tech gadget.

Dec 31, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
Meghalaya rescue ops underway; Navy, NDRF officials enter mine shaft to check water level

Meghalaya rescue ops underway; Navy, NDRF officials enter mine shaft to check water level

The NDRF is coordinating the rescue operations with the help of Navy, the NDMA and Coal India Ltd.

Dec 30, 2018, 19:04 PM IST
Efforts on to trace 15 trapped Meghalaya miners; Navy divers, firefighters join NDRF team

Efforts on to trace 15 trapped Meghalaya miners; Navy divers, firefighters join NDRF team

An NDRF rescue team dived inside the main shaft of the coal pit, but could not locate any of the miners.

Dec 29, 2018, 18:23 PM IST
Day 14: Meghalaya miners remain untraced, rescue operations still suspended

Day 14: Meghalaya miners remain untraced, rescue operations still suspended

The miners were trapped in the illegal pit after water from nearby Lytein River gushed into the mine. 

Dec 26, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Water recedes in flooded Meghalaya mine, CM says time running out to rescue trapped miners

Water recedes in flooded Meghalaya mine, CM says time running out to rescue trapped miners

Rescue efforts have been futile since the water level in the flooded mine in East Jaintia Hills district has not receded since December 13.

Dec 21, 2018, 21:37 PM IST
A week goes by, 13 miners still trapped Meghalaya's coal mine

A week goes by, 13 miners still trapped Meghalaya's coal mine

Efforts are currently underway to the rescue the victims, said Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.

Dec 21, 2018, 13:58 PM IST