YK Energy, a private energy company in Turkey, has been trying to occupy 780 acres of forest land in Akbelen to mine coal for running three neighboring power plants
Senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses this development that has come in the wake of the decade-long lobbying by the Indian business conglomerate.
In this episode, we report on the arrest of privacy activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, intensifying Indian crackdown in Kashmir and mine workers’ protest in Pakistan.
More than 200 laborers die on an average in coal mine-related explosions across the country every year.
The fatalities reported in Balochistan area point towards abysmal working conditions in coal mines in South Asia, as another serious incident was recently witnessed in the state of Meghalaya in India.
Many miners work in almost inhuman conditions for 16-18 hours a day for merely $10 a week. Nearly 100 coal workers have died this year in accidents
The federation of mine workers has called for a ‘Black Day’ on September 23 in protest against the incident.