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Meghalaya: At least 13 feared dead inside illegal 'rat ...

The mine in question is located in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, near the Lytein river in Ksan village. Reportedly, the miners had started work on the illegal mine around three days ago.

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Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited ...

8  · Read more about Illegal coal mines in Meghalaya: How miners are exploited, lives threatened on Business Standard. The most recent incident vindicates the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills. It not only exploits natural resources, but puts lives at risk

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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya's killer 'rat holes ...

Meghalaya has total coal reserves of 640 million tonnes, most of which is mined unscientifically by individuals and communities. As a result, the water sources of many rivers, especially in the Jaintia Hills district, have turned acidic. A majority of the mines are privately owned, and illegal coal mining is …

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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: At Least 13 Trapped Labourers ...

She has been fighting against rampant coal smuggling in Jaintia Hills region. The coal burning in the region is taking place despite ban the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT's ban also left thousands of people jobless, in the past, the local coal mine owner association, have staged many protests against the …

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Meghalaya: East Jaintia Hills illegal coal mine floods, 13 ...

At least 13 people are trapped after a purported illegal coal mine they were working in got flooded near the Lytein river in the East Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, PTI reported on Thursday.

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Trapped Miners: Illegal coal mining inseparable part of ...

7  · Guwahati: The public furore over 15 labourers trapped inside a rat-hole mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since December 13 has sharpened focus on illegal coal mining in the state despite a ban clamped by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014 which is said to have contributed to the Congress defeat in the recent assembly election.

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In Photos: As Activist Recovers from Attack, Illegal Coal ...

Photos taken by Agnes Kharshiing and others indicate the extent of illegal coal mining. Extracted coal in East Jaintia Hills waiting to be transported to destinations outside Meghalaya.

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Man held for operating illegal Meghalaya mine, rescue ops on

Shillong, Dec 15 One person was arrested for his alleged involvement in operating an illegal coal mine in the state's East Jaintia Hills district where 13 miners have been trapped and feared dead ...

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Meghalaya: CM Conrad K Sangma speaks out on illegal coal ...

 · 15 miners yet to be rescued from meghalaya coal mine, मेघालय के कोयला खान में अबतक फंसे हैं 15 मजदूर - Duration: 11:20. Shri ...

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Meghalaya: 13 Miners Trapped in Flooded Illegal Coal Mine ...

Shillong: At least 13 miners are feared trapped after they got trapped by flooding in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Rescue operations are underway to ...

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2 people killed in Meghalaya as another coal mine ...

Two coal miners were killed after another illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills even as the fate of 15 miners, trapped inside a flooded coal …

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Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years ...

Trapped Meghalaya Miners Are the Latest Victims of Years of Labour Exploitation. The incident vindicated the stand of activists that illegal coal mining occurs in the East Jaintia Hills.

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Illegal coal mining in Meghalaya's killer 'rat holes ...

With the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) unable to pump out the water from the flooded mine even 10 days after the disaster, the miners, in all probability, literally drowned like rats in the illegal mine in the hills of East Jaintia district.

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Mining Experts, Firefighters, Navy Join Rescue Operation ...

9  · Rescue operations are underway at a water-filled coal pit where 15 miners have been trapped in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since Dec. 13. ... 15 miners trapped inside an illegal coal ...

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Meghalaya : Yet another mine tragedy in East Jaintia ...

 · According to East Jaintia Hills SP, S . Nongtnger, Elad's body was found infront of the coal quarry while the body of Monoj was found inside the mine . Both died when huge boulders hit them while they were trying to extract coal from the mine.

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Mining Experts, Firefighters, Navy Join Rescue Operation ...

9  · Rescue operations are underway at a water-filled coal pit where 15 miners have been trapped in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since Dec. 13. ... 15 miners trapped inside an illegal coal ...

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Meghalaya mine disaster: Navy, NDRF divers to go down to ...

5  · Fifteen miners are trapped inside a 370-foot-deep illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills district since December 13 after water from a nearby river gushed in, puncturing the mine wall.

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Rescue operation underway at coal mine in East Jaintia ...

 · Two weeks on, 13 miners remain trapped in a coal mine in East Jaintia Hills of Shillong. The attempts by the rescuers to reach them have yielded no success so far. High water level is proving to be the main obstacle in the rescue efforts, officials said. The miners, on December 13, got trapped in an illegal coal mine at Ksan in Saipung area of the Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills …

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Meghalaya: Two more workers killed in fresh coal mine ...

 · As many as 2,712 coal laden trucks have been seized in the state since the ban and over 1100 cases have been registered of which surprisingly only 98 are from East Jaintia Hills. On January 3rd as many as 20 coal laden trucks were seized in Ri Bhoi despite the big hue and cry over illegal coal mining.

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Man held for operating illegal Meghalaya mine, rescue ops ...

One person was arrested for his alleged involvement in operating an illegal coal mine in the state's East Jaintia Hills district where 13 miners have been trapped and feared dead due to …

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Around 15 Indians feared dead in illegal coal mine in ...

At least 15 Indians feared dead after being trapped in an illegal coal mine for 10 days ... trapped for over 10 days in an illegal mine in India's ... trapped in the Jaintia Hills mine is still ...

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As rescue stalls, illegal mining comes under the spotlight ...

11  · Mining started in the Jaintia Hills first. Meghalaya's reserves of 576.48 million tons of sub-bituminous coal are 36-56 million years old and spread across the state. Meghalaya became a full-fledged state in 1972 and commercial coal mining gathered pace in the 1980s, becoming one of the main sources of revenue.

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13 people still trapped in 'rat-hole' mine in Meghalaya ...

13 people still trapped in 'rat-hole' mine in Meghalaya, scuba divers help search op Thirteen people remain trapped in a flooded illegal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia hills district even ...

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Supreme court asks centre and meghalaya to file status ...

supreme court asks centre and meghalaya to file status report before it by january 7 on steps and progress of the rescue operation of 15 miners who are trapped in an illegal flooded coal mine in meghalaya's east jaintia hills since december 13 last year.

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In Photos: As Activist Recovers from Attack, Illegal Coal ...

Meghalaya has an estimated coal reserve of close to 600 million tones, concentrated in the Jaintia and Garo hills.In 2014, the National Green Tribunal clamped a ban on rat-hole mining following a ...

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Water recedes in flooded Meghalaya mine, CM says time ...

National Disaster Response Force team present at the coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, where 13 workers… https://t.co/ndFC1lOSZB

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In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal ...

 · They have to live, so they go for illegal mining, get some money," said Manoj Kumar Mishra, a Bihar resident who has been selling cloth at Khleriat, the headquarters of East Jaintia Hills…

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Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Has the government failed the ...

12  · Meghalaya coal mine mishap: Has the government failed the trapped miners? ... miners trapped in an illegal quarry in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since December 13, as rescue operations ...

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Another coal mine tragedy in Meghalaya: 2 miners found dead

8  · SHILLONG: The bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday. The bodies were recovered late on Saturday from the coal mine in Jalyiah …

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At least 13 miners feared trapped inside illegal 'rat mine ...

Shillong: A most unfrotunate series of events is coming to light from Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills where as many as 13 coal miners are believed to be trapped in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine.Outlawed in Meghalaya by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2014, illegal rat-hole coal mining is rampant in this part of North-East India even to this very day as is evident in this news report.

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Two miners found dead in another illegal coal mine in ...

 · Bodies of two miners were recovered from an illegal coal mine located at a remote village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said on Monday. The bodies were recovered late on Saturday from the coal mine in Jalyiah village, a few kilometers away from the district headquarters of Khliehriat, they added.

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Meghalaya Rights Activist Attacked by Coal Mafia for ...

Meghalaya Rights Activist Attacked by Coal Mafia for Taking Photos of Illegal Mining Thursday's incident is the second such attack in the state this year. In March, an RTI activist was found murdered in East Jaintia Hills district.

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