Mining

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UP: Mining department inspector booked for aiding sand-mining mafia

10 Mar 2019

UP: Mining department inspector booked for aiding sand-mining mafia

An Uttar Pradesh government official was booked by the police for aiding sand mining mafia, an official said today.

Goa's mining belt observes bandh; public transport, pharmacies exempted

26 Feb 2019

Goa's mining belt observes bandh; public transport, pharmacies exempted

Markets and educational institutions remained shut in the mining belt of Goa today as part of a bandh called by a group demanding resumption of iron ore extraction activities in the state.

Stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar: NGT directs Punjab government

05 Feb 2019

Stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar: NGT directs Punjab government

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Punjab government to stop illegal sand mining in Rupnagar district and take action against the erring officers within three months.

Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it

29 Jan 2019

Meghalaya: After losing second body, rescuers struggling to retrace it

It has been three days since rescue forces detected the body of a second miner inside the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners got trapped in early December.

Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine

26 Jan 2019

Meghalaya: Second body spotted 280ft inside flooded mine

On Saturday, an Indian Navy diving team found the body of another miner 280ft inside the flooded rat hole coal mine near Ksan village in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days

17 Jan 2019

Meghalaya: Rescue forces spot one miner's body after 33 days

More than a month after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, one of them has been found dead.

After Meghalaya-mining incident, NGT asks police to investigate all illegal-mining

13 Jan 2019

After Meghalaya-mining incident, NGT asks police to investigate all illegal-mining

A month after 15 miners were trapped in a coal mine, search operations for which are still underway, a three-member committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Meghalaya Police to investigate into nearly 1,200 cases of illegal quarrying across the state.

'Dead or alive, get them out': SC on Meghalaya miners

03 Jan 2019

'Dead or alive, get them out': SC on Meghalaya miners

With more three weeks having elapsed, the Supreme Court, on Thursday, expressed dissatisfaction with the rescue efforts to find and rescue 15 miners who have been trapped in a rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13.

Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped

31 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Navy divers want water level reduced; miners remain trapped

On Monday, Indian Navy divers again entered the flooded rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya, where 15 miners are trapped, and have said that a search would only be feasible if the water level in the mine can be brought down to 30m.

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

30 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Navy divers enter mine to find trapped miners

A couple of days after the Indian Air Force transported heavy-duty pumps to the rat hole coal mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, rescue operations have resumed, and authorities are making the final push.

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

28 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Air Force transports heavy-duty pumps to rescue trapped miners

A day after National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel found a foul smell emanating from the rat hole coal-mine in Meghalaya where 15 miners are trapped, authorities have stepped up rescue efforts.

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

27 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Trapped for two weeks, 15 miners feared dead

After nearly two weeks of search operations to find 15 miners trapped inside a 'rat hole' coal mine in Meghalaya, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is now fearing the worst.

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

16 Dec 2018

Meghalaya: Illegal mine owner arrested; no word from trapped miners

A couple of days after it was reported that 13 miners had been trapped inside an illegal 'rat hole' coalmine in Meghalaya, the owner of the illegal mine has been arrested by the police.

Chicken-egg sized diamond of 552-carat found in Canada

15 Dec 2018

Chicken-egg sized diamond of 552-carat found in Canada

In a 'shining' discovery, the largest diamond known in North America has been unearthed in Canada.