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Probe ordered into landslide at Bhiwani mines amid rescue bids for at least one more feared trapped

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Four people were killed, two injured and at least one more is still feared trapped under the debris at the mining site following a landslide at the site on early Saturday. The rescue operation is to be continued at least till Monday.

Atleast 1 More Person Trapped Under Debris In Haryana's Dadam Mining Site

Jan 02, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The rescue operation continued at Haryana's Dadam mining site for the second day on Sunday, where four people were killed in a landslide, a day earlier.

Digging Fortune: MP Farmer Mines Diamond, Sixth Time In Two Years

The 6.47 carat diamond will be put up for sale in the upcoming auction

Watch: Mountain With 60-90% Gold Soil Discovered In Congo, Villagers Flock With Shovels

Mar 07, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Soon after the discovery, authorities issued an order to ban mining on the mountain, reports claimed

Madhya Pradesh: Five Labourers Killed As Mine Caves In

The incident occurred when some people were digging the lime mine under the limits of Beohari police station.

17 May, 2020

Rajasthan Miners Worst-hit Among Labourers During COVID-19 Lockdown

Tabeenah Anjum

As many as three million people are employed directly or indirectly in the mining and mineral processing industry in the state

03 December, 2019

Govt Committed To Further Reforms: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

Sitharaman said the government is working towards making India more attractive investment destination.

10 July, 2019

Former Minister Gayatri Prajapati, Four IAS Officers Booked By CBI In UP Mining Scam

Outlook Web Bureau

The CBI alleges that leases for sand mining were issued to beneficiaries in violation of Uttar Pradesh government e-tendering policy

03 July, 2019

SC Imposes Rs 100 Cr Fine On Meghalaya Govt For Failing To Curb Illegal Coal Mining

Outlook Web Bureau

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K M Joseph directed the state administration to hand over the illegally extracted coal to Coal India Limited (CIL) which will auction it and deposit the funds with the state government.

12 June, 2019

CBI Raids Ex-UP Minister Gayatri Prajapati's House, 22 Other Places In Illegal Sand Mining Case

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Chief Minister and SP chief, Akhilesh Yadav held the Mining portfolio in the state from 2012 to 2013. Gayatri Prajapati succeded Yadav as the Mining Minister.

09 March, 2019

Arrest Of Lingaraj Azad Part Of Odisha Govt’s Efforts To Provide Fresh Lease Of Life To Vedanta

Sandeep Sahu

Activists and civil society organisations from across the country are up in arms over the arrest of Lingaraj Azad, the leader of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS), which spearheaded the movement against bauxite mining by aluminium major Vedanta in the Niyamgiri hills, considered sacred by the local Dongria Kondhs.


20 January, 2019

'He Won’t Show His Face In Public': Expelled Odisha Congress Leader Threatens To 'Expose' Rahul Gandhi

Outlook Web Bureau

Stating that he had not indulged in any anti-party activities, Jena said he could not fit as a member of the Congress because he was not "accumulating properties" from the loot of mines.

06 January, 2019

Illegal Sand Mining: CBI Raids Woman IAS Officer Chandrakala; Likely To Summon Akhilesh Yadav

Outlook Web Bureau

The searches were spread across multiple districts including Jalaun, Hamirpur, Lucknow and also in the national capital.

02 January, 2019

SC Agrees To Hear Plea Seeking Urgent Rescue Of Trapped Meghalaya Miners

Outlook Web Bureau

The PIL filed by Aditya N Prasad also sought a direction to the Centre and other authorities concerned to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for rescue operations in mining.

01 January, 2019

On Day 19, Navy Divers Reach Bottom Of Meghalaya Mine, No Trace Of Trapped Miners

Outlook Web Bureau

The 15 miners have been trapped in a 370-feet deep illegal mine in Lumthari village here since December 13, when the water from the nearby river Lytein flooded the mine.

31 December, 2018

Meghalaya Miners Rescue: Navy Divers Return Without Any Trace Of Trapped Miners

Outlook Web Bureau

Several agencies have joined to speed up rescue operation of 13 miners trapped at a coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills.

29 December, 2018

High-Powered Pumps Still Hours Away; Mining Experts, Firefighters, Navy Join Rescue Operation In Meghalaya

Outlook Web Bureau

Coal mine accidents are common in the mountainous state because of unscientific mining procedure, commonly known as "rat hole mining".


28 December, 2018

Air Force Flies In Tools To Rescue Miners Trapped In Meghalaya Cave For 15 Days, Kin Lose Hope

Outlook Web Bureau

The relatives of the trapped miners are losing hope and are expecting a miracle to occur.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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