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13 feared dead in flooded Indian ‘rat hole’ mine

NEW DELHI: At least 13 miners were feared dead after being trapped by flooding in an illegal "rat hole" coal mine site in remote northeastern India, police said Friday. Dozens of emergency workers were pumping water out of a large trench that was flooded early Thursday near a river in mineral-rich Meghalaya state. "We are doing our best to reach out to them. Our information is 13 people were inside at the time of flooding," police official Lethindra Sangma told AFP. An Indian court had banned coal mining in the area…

PASDEC signs MoU with Balochistan for uplift of marble, granite mining

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Balochistan for the overall development of marble and granite mining and processing sector of the province. On behalf of PASDEC, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zahid Maqsood Sheikh signed the MoU while Secretary Industries and Commerce Aziz Ahmed Tarar signed the MoU on behalf of the government of Balochistan. The MoU entails collaboration for the development of marble and granite sector of…