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4 feared trapped after abandoned coal mine collapses in Jharkhand's Bokaro

Rescue teams of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) as well as NDRF teams from Ranchi were sent to the spot.
BCCL and NDRF launched the rescue operation.(File photo for representation)
BCCL and NDRF launched the rescue operation.(File photo for representation)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 02:33 PM IST
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Special divers could be only hope for 2 Jharkhand miners trapped for 2 days

The two miners have been missing since water flooded part of the coal mine in Jharkhand’s Mugma colliery area early Tuesday morning.
The underground mine flooded suddenly during a dewatering exercise trapping two miners.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
The underground mine flooded suddenly during a dewatering exercise trapping two miners.(Chandan Paul/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2020 06:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | BySubhash Mishra

Post of PSPCL director generation lying vacant since May

In June, the recruitment for the post was stalled despite the fact that 23 engineers and power sector experts applied for it
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Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | ByGurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh

Tribals in 3 states against Centre’s decision to auction coal mines, say it would displace them

The central government had, on June 18, approved auction of 41 coal mines for commercial usage to private players. Jharkhand government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s decision.
Open cast coal mines at Jharia in Dhanbad.(Representative Photo/HT)
Open cast coal mines at Jharia in Dhanbad.(Representative Photo/HT)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi/Bhuvaneshwar/Raipur | ByGautam Mazumdar/Debabrata Mohanty/Ritesh Mishra | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Coal auctions may open up pristine forests for mining

The government was until 2015 considering declaring dense forests with hydrological value, and those near or overlapping streams and rivers as inviolate and hence no mining zones.
Jairam Ramesh, the then Union environment minister, proposed go and no-go area classification for coal mining in 2009-10, and nine major coal blocks were studied for their biodiversity and forest cover.(File photo)
Jairam Ramesh, the then Union environment minister, proposed go and no-go area classification for coal mining in 2009-10, and nine major coal blocks were studied for their biodiversity and forest cover.(File photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 05:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

PM Modi launches auction of coal mines. Full speech here

The prime minister had held meeting with the chief ministers for two days where he discussed the Covid-19 situation in the country. He said India will turn the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will fight Corona and will also win , it will also move forward(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will fight Corona and will also win , it will also move forward(ANI)
Published on Jun 18, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Telangana mine blast kills 4 workers, injures 3 others

The four were identified as Rajesh, Arjaiah, Rakesh and Praveen, who were in their 30s and were contractual workers.
INTUC leaders demanded ex gratia of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore to each of the families of the deceased.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
INTUC leaders demanded ex gratia of 1 crore to each of the families of the deceased.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Published on Jun 03, 2020 02:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

This tale of crime and corruption will make your blood run cold

Raktanchal, the new crime thriller streaming on MX Player, will transport you to the dark world of eastern UP’s thekedari and its gang wars.
Kranti Prakash Jha (left) and Nikitin Dheer in Raktanchal.(MX Player)
Kranti Prakash Jha (left) and Nikitin Dheer in Raktanchal.(MX Player)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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Review: A Dominant Character; JBS Haldane by Samanth Subramanian

Samanth Subramanian’s biography of pioneering geneticist JBS Haldane sheds light on a fascinating twentieth century personality
JBS Haldane (1892-1964) holding an architectural model.(Corbis via Getty Images)
JBS Haldane (1892-1964) holding an architectural model.(Corbis via Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRoshan Kishore

Delay in making Jharkhand coal mine operational costing power corp 300 cr annually

Even five years after the Union ministry reallocated the Pachwara coal mine in Jharkhand to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), it has failed to make it operational, causing a loss of ₹300 crore annually. The mine, which was reallocated to the PSPCL in April 2015, has been shut since March 31, 2015, as the corporation has failed to select a new operator.
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Updated on Jan 04, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | ByVishal Rambani, Patiala

Railway freight earnings down by 3,901 crore in Q2: RTI

The RTI application filed by Chandra Shekhar Gaur, an activist based in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch, revealed that in the first quarter (April-June) of financial year 2019-20, the railways earned a revenue of 13,398.92 crore from passenger fare.
Indian Railway seems to have been hit hard by the economic slowdown with the earnings of the national transporter suffering a dip of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>155 crore and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,901 crore in passenger and freight fares respectively(HT Photo)
Indian Railway seems to have been hit hard by the economic slowdown with the earnings of the national transporter suffering a dip of 155 crore and 3,901 crore in passenger and freight fares respectively(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 27, 2019 04:15 AM IST
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Bodies of 3 men recovered from abandoned mine in Bengal

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was called in after police and a rescue team of Eastern Coalfields Ltd failed to go down the hole that was just about four feet wide. The NDRF team started work on Thursday morning.
Trinamool Congress leader and legislator of Kulti, Ujjwal Chatterjee, said they have asking the police and administration to fill up the illegal coal mines and holes where several locals have died over the years.(ANI PHOTO)
Trinamool Congress leader and legislator of Kulti, Ujjwal Chatterjee, said they have asking the police and administration to fill up the illegal coal mines and holes where several locals have died over the years.(ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

Hopes fade for 3 men trapped in abandoned coal mine in Bengal as poisonous gas foils rescue bid

Officials said there has been no contact with the three men trapped in the abandoned coal mine since Sunday.
Rescuers tried to descend a few times but could not go below 15 to 20 feet because of the poisonous gas.(Representative photo/REUTERS)
Rescuers tried to descend a few times but could not go below 15 to 20 feet because of the poisonous gas.(Representative photo/REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByHT Correspondent

Rescuers struggle to reach 3 trapped inside illegal coal mine in Bengal’s Kulti

Personnel of the mine rescue team of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) who are at Kulti area of West Bengal’s West Burdwan district, have not been able to contact the men 19 hours after they were trapped.
Three men trapped inside an illegal coal mine in Kulti area of West Bengal.(REUTERS Photo/ Representative image)
Three men trapped inside an illegal coal mine in Kulti area of West Bengal.(REUTERS Photo/ Representative image)
Published on Oct 14, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Midnapore(West Bengal) | ByHT Correspondent

Three trapped in coal mine in Bengal’s Kulti, rescue operation underway

According to locals, the incident occurred on Sunday late at night when four people tried to dig the mine illegally, of which three got trapped in it.
Three persons have been trapped at a coal mine in Kulti, late Sunday night(ANI)
Three persons have been trapped at a coal mine in Kulti, late Sunday night(ANI)
Updated on Oct 14, 2019 07:33 AM IST
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Asansol (West Bengal) | ByAsian News International

Mines near rivers polluting water, affecting flow, in Chhattisgarh

Coal mines have a heavy water demand, using millions of litres each day to wash off impurities – the effluents are invariably diverted back downstream.
In the latest approval issued on February 20, 2018, EAC reiterated the need for mining to be done at a safe distance from water bodies.(HT image)
In the latest approval issued on February 20, 2018, EAC reiterated the need for mining to be done at a safe distance from water bodies.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 03:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

In Harish Salve’s diagnosis of economic slowdown, a Supreme Court connection

The Supreme Court had in 2012 cancelled 122 spectrum and licences granted to eight companies in February 2012, saying the whole process was “illegal”. Salve had appeared for some of the 11 telecom companies in the case.
Harish Salve, one of India’s top lawyers, has said the Supreme Court is responsible for India’s current economic slowdown and that it began with the top court’s judgment in the 2G spectrum case in 2012(ANI)
Harish Salve, one of India’s top lawyers, has said the Supreme Court is responsible for India’s current economic slowdown and that it began with the top court’s judgment in the 2G spectrum case in 2012(ANI)
Updated on Sep 17, 2019 04:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai firm loses 12 lakh to cyber attack

The complainant in the case is 80-year-old Firoz Doctor, a partner in the company, which has been importing firefighting systems from a Germany-based firm for the past nine years.
According to the Saki Naka police, the Andheri company had in August 2018 received an email from the German firm, requesting them to make payments for previous orders to a new bank account as some auditing work was underway.(HT Photo)
According to the Saki Naka police, the Andheri company had in August 2018 received an email from the German firm, requesting them to make payments for previous orders to a new bank account as some auditing work was underway.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 05:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByVijay Kumar Yadav

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘Centre allocated most of mines to BJP-ruled states... we feel cheated’, says Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

In an interview, CM Bhupesh Baghel spoke on the alleged corruption charges against former CM Raman Singh, the rise of Left-wing extremism and the state’s poor mining revenue
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel at state Congress office in Raipur.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel at state Congress office in Raipur.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2019 09:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, | ByChetan Chauhan and Ritesh Mishra

Second body retrieved from Meghalaya coal mine; 5 spotted so far

The body has been dispatched to Civil Hospital Khliehriat for a post mortem examination and other formalities, Kumar said. He added this was the fifth body to be spotted.
Rescue workers from NDRF and Indian Navy retrieved a second body on Wednesday from the main shaft of the flooded coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, officials said.(REUTERS)
Rescue workers from NDRF and Indian Navy retrieved a second body on Wednesday from the main shaft of the flooded coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, officials said.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shillong | ByDavid Laitphlang

Meghalaya mining disaster: One more body spotted by navy vehicle

A day after decomposed body parts of an unknown person were detected by Indian Navy divers using an underwater remotely operated vehicle, another body was detected today by the UROV at the flooded coal mine in Meghalaya.
16 miners have been trapped in the illegally operated coal mine since tragedy struck on December 13, last year.(Reuters File Photo)
16 miners have been trapped in the illegally operated coal mine since tragedy struck on December 13, last year.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2019 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shillong | ByDavid Laitphlang

Supreme Court seeks details from Meghalaya on illegal mines operating there

Meghalaya has nearly 640 million tonnes of coal reserves. Large-scale illegal and indiscriminate mining of the coal by private landowners and the local community started nearly three decades ago.
Meghalaya has nearly 640 million tonnes of coal reserves.(AFP)
Meghalaya has nearly 640 million tonnes of coal reserves.(AFP)
Published on Feb 08, 2019 11:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Another coal mine disaster: 3 dead, one missing in state-owned mine in Bengal

At least three villagers died on Thursday when a portion of a coal mine collapsed in Barjora area of West Bengal’s Bankura district, about 178 km from Kolkata.
Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in Meghalaya.(REUTERS/FILE PHOTO)
Rescuers work at the site of a coal mine that collapsed in Ksan, in Meghalaya.(REUTERS/FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2019 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

Supreme Court asks govt to continue rescue operations for trapped Meghalaya miners

A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri asked the governments to keep looking for the miners, days after Indian navy’s divers detected the body of a second miner.
A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri asked the governments to keep looking for the miners, days after Indian navy’s divers detected the body of a second miner.(AFP)
A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri asked the governments to keep looking for the miners, days after Indian navy’s divers detected the body of a second miner.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shillong | ByHT Correspondent

First body pulled out of Meghalaya mine, 42 days after 15 workers got stuck

The retrieved body has been handed over to the civil administration and has been sent to the civil hospital Khliehriat for post-mortem.
Rescuers manage to pull out the remains of a dead body which was spotted on January 16.(HT Photo)
Rescuers manage to pull out the remains of a dead body which was spotted on January 16.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Will try to pull out Meghalaya miner’s body today: State official

The corpse of one of the missing miners was spotted by the navy’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in one of the shafts on January 16.
Officials in Meghalaya will make a fresh attempt on Tuesday to pull out the decomposing body of one of the miners trapped in an illegal coal mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills district since December last year after the Indian Navy suspended its operations to retrieve it.(REUTERS)
Officials in Meghalaya will make a fresh attempt on Tuesday to pull out the decomposing body of one of the miners trapped in an illegal coal mine in the state’s East Jaintia Hills district since December last year after the Indian Navy suspended its operations to retrieve it.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2019 10:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shillong/Guwahati | ByDavid Laitphlang and Sadiq Naqvi

Trapped Meghalaya miners may be dead, Supreme Court informed

The Meghalaya government on Monday indicated to the Supreme Court that the workers trapped in an illegal coal mine in the state for more than a month may have died.
Fifteen miners got trapped in a rat-hole mine, located on a hillock fully covered with trees in East Jaintia Hills district, when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it on December 13.(Reuters/File Photo)
Fifteen miners got trapped in a rat-hole mine, located on a hillock fully covered with trees in East Jaintia Hills district, when water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it on December 13.(Reuters/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Navy abandons efforts to pull out decomposed body of Meghalaya miner

The Navy divers had spotted the decomposed body of a trapped miner on Wednesday, using an unmanned, remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) at a depth of around 160 feet inside the mine’s main shaft.
The Indian Navy abandoned all efforts on Sunday to pull out the decomposed body of a miner that it spotted four days ago .(REUTERS File)
The Indian Navy abandoned all efforts on Sunday to pull out the decomposed body of a miner that it spotted four days ago .(REUTERS File)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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Shillong | BySadiq Navi

Meghalaya miners: Want a decent burial, say families as bodies pulled out of mine ‘fall apart’

The body has been detected 32 days after the miners got trapped inside the mine on December 13 as water gushed in.
East Jaintia Hills: Naval divers look at the captured pictures of one of the 15 miners trapped in illegal rat mines since Dec. 13, in Ksan area of East Jaintia Hills, in Thursday.(PTI)
East Jaintia Hills: Naval divers look at the captured pictures of one of the 15 miners trapped in illegal rat mines since Dec. 13, in Ksan area of East Jaintia Hills, in Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service

Body spotted in Meghalaya mine, retrieval unclear

The Navy’s underwater remotely operated vehicle on Wednesday spotted a body during the search for 15 workers trapped in an illegal coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13. However, there is no clarity as to how long it will take to retrieve the body, which could be in a decomposed state.
A joint rescue operation involving nearly 200 personnel from the NDRF, Indian Navy as well state agencies, has been on at a “rat-hole” mine at Khloo Ryngksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district for the past one month.(Reuters)
A joint rescue operation involving nearly 200 personnel from the NDRF, Indian Navy as well state agencies, has been on at a “rat-hole” mine at Khloo Ryngksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district for the past one month.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 17, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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