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

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