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China''s economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018        Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro        First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid        Ross Taylor praises Kohli''s batting prowess ahead of limited-overs series        Halep sent home but Djokovic, Williams headed to the Australian Open quarter-finals        Boo - The World's Cutest dog dies        PM condoles demise of Lingayat seer        CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief        Ankita wins first singles title of 2019 season in Singapore        Kohli is greatest ODI batsman to have played the game: Clarke        Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted        Mumbai TDS office issued prosecution notices in 50 ''big'' cases in past one month: CBDT        UK police speak to 97-year-old Prince Philip for not wearing seat belt        Trump offers protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange of border wall funding        Cong must be large-hearted for allies, best equipped to lead alliance against BJP: Tejashwi        BJP MLA apologises for objectionable remarks on Mayawati        Mahagathbandhan an alliance of corruption, negativity: PM        Can''t become pawns in the hands of corporate giants: Sitharaman on Rafale        Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash        Djokovic takes out teen sensation Shapovalov in Australia Open 3rd round        
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National News
2 Dead As Another Meghalaya Mine Collapses, Rescue Stumbles At Older Site
 
(GUWAHATI, Jan07 2019): At least two miners were killed when an illegal coal mine collapsed in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, police officials said on Sunday. The incident comes amid a tottering rescue attempt in the same district, where for the last 25 days authorities have been unable to reach a group of miners trapped in a different "rat-hole" coal mine.

The latest incident took place at Mooknor, Jalyiah village, about 5 km from the district headquarters. Authorities in the remote mountain region came to know of the incident after a relative of one of the miners, identified as 26-year-old Elad Bareh, went to the police saying that he had been missing from his home since Friday.

"A search was conducted and his body was found in front of a 'rat-hole' coal mine. When we further checked inside the narrow mine, another body was found. The second man was identified as Monoj Basumatry," Sylvester Nongtnger, a senior police officer said.

"It is suspected that boulders hit them when they tried to extract coal," Mr Nongtnger said, adding that efforts are on to find out the owner of the illegal mine.

Meanwhile, rescue operations to evacuate the 15 miners trapped at a mine in Ksan village were held up after the high-capacity pumps of Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Coal India Limited encountered technical snags on Sunday, an official said.

However, the firefighting team from Odisha continued to drain out water from the two nearby coal mines, rescue operations spokesperson Reginald Susngi told news agency IANS.


For nearly a week, rescuers have been struggling to pump out water from the 370-foot-deep pit, further dimming chances of the miners' survival.

Water gushed into the mine after at least 15 miners went down the narrow pit on December 13. Rat-hole mines killed thousands of workers in Meghalaya before India's environmental court banned the practice in early 2014.

The slow progress in the rescue efforts has been contrasted with the dramatic rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in July last year, which drew a massive international audience.


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CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief
Cong must be large-hearted for allies, best equipped to lead alliance against BJP: Tejashwi
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Citizenship Bill: Protests rage on in Assam
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Mehbooba seeks separatist leader's release on humanitarian grounds
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Shah doing well, will be discharged in a day or two: BJP
SC sets aside certain provisions of 2016 Maha law imposing restrictions on dance bars
Goa Cong dubs state's tourism policy as 'disastrous'
Former Union minister CP Joshi elected speaker of Rajasthan Assembly
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SC to hear next week plea challenging appointment of Nageswara Rao as interim CBI chief
Appointment of CBI interim chief 'illegal', says Kharge; demands immediate selection panel meet
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro
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First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid
Boo - The World's Cutest dog dies
UK police speak to 97-year-old Prince Philip for not wearing seat belt
KERALA NEWS
Mineral sand mining: Talks fail, agitaion to continue
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17,2019):Conciliatory talks to end the agitation by locals against m
Kerala HC disqualifies Koduvally MLA
Kanakadurga attacked by mother-in-law
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