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Meghalaya rules out ban on rat-hole mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Meghalaya's draft mining policy does not propose to ban rat-hole coal mining despite widespread opposition to it, a minister said Wednesday.Rat-hole mining is a primitive method ... Read more...

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Hope runs out for Meghalaya’s trapped ‘rat-hole’ miners


July 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 13 (IANS) The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team Friday called off the operation to rescue 15 miners trapped in a flooded coal pit in Meghalaya since July ... Read more...

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15 miners trapped in coal pit in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 11 (IANS) Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are in Meghalaya to rescue 15 miners trapped in a coal pit in South Garo Hills since ... Read more...

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15 miners killed in Meghalaya


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 10 (IANS) Fifteen coal miners drowned after they accidentally punctured the wall of an abandoned mine full of water in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, an official said Tuesday."Fifteen ... Read more...

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Three coal miners killed


August 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 31 (IANS) Three coal miners have died after inhaling toxic gas (sulpur dioxide) in a coal pit in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills, according to an environmentalist."We have confirmed ... Read more...

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Acidic reservoir threatens Meghalaya’s hydel project


June 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 14 (IANS) The Kopili Hydel Project in Meghalaya, owned by the North Eastern Electric Corporation (NEEPCO), has come under threat from high content of acid in its reservoir ... Read more...

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Coal mine fire threatens Jharkhand highway


July 1st, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 1 (IANS) The National Highway 33 of Jharkhand may be damaged if an ongoing underground fire further engulfs an abandoned mine of Central Coal Field Ltd (CCL) in Ramgarh district. "The ... Read more...

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