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Year after tragedy, Goa govt pledges to seal open cast stone quarries

The decision comes after a meeting of a special committee set up by the National Green Tribunal, tasked with finding a solution to the recurring problem of open stone quarries posing a threat to wandering children as well as wildlife which get trapped.
A laterite quarry during dry season in Goa.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A laterite quarry during dry season in Goa.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Three daily labourers in Odisha killed in stone quarry mishap

The deceased have been identified as Bhakta Parida, Namita Naik and Pankaja Dash. While Bhakta was a resident of Bikrampur village in Khollikote area, Namita and Pankaja were staying in Tanganapani village at the outskirts of Berhampur city.
Police reached the spot and sent the bodies to a hospital for post-mortem. (Representative Image)(AFP Photo)
Police reached the spot and sent the bodies to a hospital for post-mortem. (Representative Image)(AFP Photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2020 05:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

Death toll rises to 5 in stone quarry mishap in Sonbhadra as rescue ops end

A 40-member team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) recovered five bodies from the quarry in a rescue operation which lasted over 38 hours.
The site of the accident at the stone quarry in Sonbhadra in eastern Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
The site of the accident at the stone quarry in Sonbhadra in eastern Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

One body recovered from stone quarry in UP’s Sonbhadra, 3 feared trapped

Eyewitness said that stone breaking and drilling was underway in the quarry on Friday when three big rocks suddenly fell from the top of an adjoining mine, trapping eight he labourers and triggering panic.
People gather to watch a rescue operation to bring out three labourers feared trapped in a stone quarry in Sonbhadra in eastern Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
People gather to watch a rescue operation to bring out three labourers feared trapped in a stone quarry in Sonbhadra in eastern Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 29, 2020 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

Female elephant killed, another hurt as speeding truck hits them in Odisha’s Dhenkanal

The accident occurred when three elephants were crossing the National Highway 55 at Jeevankhol Ashram under the Sadar forest range of Dhenkanal early this morning.
A female elephant in the herd was mauled by the speeding vehicle and got stuck between the wheels. It took a crane to extricate the dead elephant from under the truck.(HT PHOTO.)
A female elephant in the herd was mauled by the speeding vehicle and got stuck between the wheels. It took a crane to extricate the dead elephant from under the truck.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 30, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Their Saubhagya? No power connection but they’re getting bills

The village, which has no electricity since Independence, was surveyed for Narendra Modi government’s much touted Saubhagya Yojna last year.
An electricity pole without cables in the village.(HT Photo)
An electricity pole without cables in the village.(HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2019 12:15 AM IST
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Prayagraj | ByFarhan Ahmed Siddiqui

‘Blast Fishing’: Palghar man killed as gelatin stick bursts in hand

‘Dynamite or blast fishing’ refers to the practice of dropping explosives in water bodies to stun or kill fish
The explosive burst while Wanga was still holding it, causing severe injuries to his right hand. He was then taken to a hospital in Vasai, but succumbed to injuries.(HT PHOTO/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
The explosive burst while Wanga was still holding it, causing severe injuries to his right hand. He was then taken to a hospital in Vasai, but succumbed to injuries.(HT PHOTO/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRam Parmar, Mumbai

Bengal cops seize huge quantity of explosives, Bangladeshi terror link suspected

West Bengal police seized 11,000 gelatin sticks, 50,000 detonators and a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate from the Jharkhand border, which some officers suspect was meant for the banned Bangladeshi outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
There are many stone quarries in the region from where the explosives were seized and police say they could have been siphoned off from official stocks of one or many of these quarries.(HT Photo)
There are many stone quarries in the region from where the explosives were seized and police say they could have been siphoned off from official stocks of one or many of these quarries.(HT Photo)
Published on May 29, 2018 07:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Startup Saturday: Where passion delivers zero residue veggies

Nilesh Palresha and Siddharth Khinvsara, with entrepreneurial wings on the back on an agricultural project, have big ambitions for theri venture, Earth Foods.
Nilesh Palresha (left) and Siddharth Khinvsara, who run a farming startup.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Nilesh Palresha (left) and Siddharth Khinvsara, who run a farming startup.(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 19, 2018 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNamita Shibad

5 killed in stone quarry blast in Jharkhand’s Dumka district

The blast took place at a stone quarry unit in Jharkhand’s Dumka district.
Dozens were feared killed after an explosion in a stone quarry in Pakur district of Jharkhand.(HT File Photo/For Representation)
Dozens were feared killed after an explosion in a stone quarry in Pakur district of Jharkhand.(HT File Photo/For Representation)
Published on May 10, 2018 03:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | BySanjoy Dey
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