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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
Assam panchayat elections: Polling underway for second phase

Assam panchayat elections: Polling underway for second phase

Polling is being held in 10 districts of Assam in the final phase of panchayat polls. 

Dec 09, 2018, 08:44 AM IST
Assembly elections 2018: Polling begins in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram amid unprecedented security

Assembly elections 2018: Polling begins in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram amid unprecedented security

Polling will be held in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram amid high security on Wednesday. 

Nov 28, 2018, 06:31 AM IST
Rahul to campaign in Mizoram on Tuesday, Congress alleges BJP trying to disrupt his rallies

Rahul to campaign in Mizoram on Tuesday, Congress alleges BJP trying to disrupt his rallies

Rahul will address a rally at Champhai and another at Aizawl in poll-bound Mizoram on Tuesday.

Nov 19, 2018, 22:31 PM IST
North-East based insurgent group NSCN (K) splits, new faction formed

North-East based insurgent group NSCN (K) splits, new faction formed

The Indian security establishment is hopeful that these developments may bring peace into North East and it could beginning of Indo-Naga armed conflict.

Nov 17, 2018, 13:41 PM IST
Manipur fake encounters:  SC rejects police plea on judges' recusal

Manipur fake encounters: SC rejects police plea on judges' recusal

A bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice UU Lalit dismissed the plea holding that it was without any basis. 

Nov 12, 2018, 11:37 AM IST
Tripura CM Biplab Deb serious about 'milking cow', to distribute bovines to 5,000 families

Tripura CM Biplab Deb serious about 'milking cow', to distribute bovines to 5,000 families

Tripura CM has announced to distribute cows to 5,000 families to motivate cattle rearing in the northeastern state.

Nov 05, 2018, 07:40 AM IST
IAF's Mi-17 chopper force-lands in Arunachal, all 16 people onboard safe

IAF's Mi-17 chopper force-lands in Arunachal, all 16 people onboard safe

The Mi-17 helicopter was on a routine mission from Tuting.

Oct 11, 2018, 18:07 PM IST
India has hit a century: PM Narendra Modi after inaugurating Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong

India has hit a century: PM Narendra Modi after inaugurating Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong

Sikkim's Pakyong Airport is also one of the five highest airports in India.

Sep 24, 2018, 17:12 PM IST
Northeast's deadliest insurgent group NSCN-K may split, sign ceasefire pact with India

Northeast's deadliest insurgent group NSCN-K may split, sign ceasefire pact with India

Members of the NSCN- K faction are not happy with the recent impeachment of its chairman Khango Konyak.

Sep 14, 2018, 18:04 PM IST