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Meghalaya: SC directs Centre, Assam govt to continue efforts to trace coal mine victims

The order was passed by the top court bench headed by Justice AK Sikri, which posted the matter for next hearing on February 4. 

Jan 28, 2019, 13:19 PM IST

Meghalaya: Navy divers to resume operation to retrieve body of second miner from flooded coal mine

The rescuers had located the first body on Saturday with the help of an underwater remotely operated vehicle (UROV) inside a rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills.

Jan 28, 2019, 06:55 AM IST

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

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

Trapped Meghalaya miners untraced even as Odisha firefighters pump out water

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers and Odisha firefighters on Tuesday began dewatering the coal mine in their bid to rescue 15 coal miners trapped in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills district, an official said.

Jan 02, 2019, 06:56 AM IST

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

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

Meghalaya bus mishap: 18 more bodies recovered from accident site

Eighteen more dead bodies were recovered on Thursday from the 500-feet deep gorge, taking to 25 the death toll in a bus accident in Meghalaya, police said.

Jun 16, 2016, 23:13 PM IST

Blast in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills; bomb was placed in dustbin

A low-intensity blast occurred in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district on Tuesday but no one was injured, said a police official.

Jan 27, 2016, 00:15 AM IST

Meghalaya hamlet dedicates forest for conservation of bats

A tiny hamlet in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district has dedicated its forest for the conservation of an extremely rare Wroughton's free-tailed bats, considered to be a critically endangered species.

Jun 07, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

Assam orders probe into labourers' death in Meghalaya

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday has asked additional chief secretary S Meora to probe the death of 14 labourers from the state in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

Apr 08, 2015, 12:06 PM IST

14 labourers found dead in Meghalaya after consuming wild fruits

Fourteen labourers hailing from Assam's Dhubri district died in their camp at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district after allegedly consuming poisonous wild fruits, police said on Tuesday.

Apr 07, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Nine held for illegal mining in Meghalaya

At least nine persons were arrested for allegedly violating the National Green Tribunal ban on mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Wednesday.

Jan 28, 2015, 14:07 PM IST

Meghalaya govt orders probe into firing incident

The Meghalaya government has ordered a magisterial probe into the Wednesday's security forces' firing in East Jaintia Hills district resulting in the death of two persons including a woman along National Highway 44.

Sep 25, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

SP attacked, govt vehicles damaged in Meghalaya

An SP ranked police officer was injured and at least five government vehicles were damaged by miscreants on National Highway 44 in East Jaintia Hills district, an officer said Wednesday.

Sep 24, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Circumcision of tribal boys illegal, says Magisterial inquiry

A magisterial inquiry into the `ritual circumcision` of 11 tribal boys at a state-run super specialty hospital near here, has declared it illegal.

Dec 05, 2013, 18:10 PM IST

Fishes die in Meghalaya river, probe initiated

Several thousand fishes have died in a river near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills district since last Saturday following which a probe has been initiated, officials said Thursday.

Nov 21, 2013, 18:31 PM IST

Seven persons electrocuted in Meghalaya

Seven persons, including five minors, were on Thursday electrocuted in a remote village in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, officials said.

Jun 27, 2013, 17:24 PM IST

Seven electrocuted in Meghalaya

Seven people, including five minors, were electrocuted to death in Meghalaya`s East Jaintia Hills district on Thursday, an official said.

Jun 27, 2013, 13:40 PM IST