COAL

  • Centre to take ordinance route to effect changes in Land Acquisition Act 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After yet another winter session of Parliament was washed out, wherein the Narendra Modi government failed to pass crucial economic reforms, it is now planning the ordinance route to make changes to the Land Acquisition Act. The government plans to exclude 13 central laws to clear several infrastructure and...
  • Government launches auction process for 24 coal mines 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday kickstarted the auction process for cancelled coal mines with the launch of a portal for electronic bidding for 24 coal blocks in the first tranche. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved re-promulgation of the coal ordinance and necessary guidelines...
  • Cabinet approves ordinances for coal auction, insurance reforms 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After failing to pass the Insurance Bill as a result of repeated disruptions in the Winter session of Parliament, the government has cleared an ordinance to raise the cap of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Insurance sector. The Union Cabinet has also cleared the ordinance for implementation...
  • Political obstruction makes PM Modi's road to reform a rocky one 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentary obstruction scuppered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic agenda in a month-long session that ended on Tuesday, and the prospect of further deadlock means he will find it hard to deliver quickly on promises of reform. Lawmakers left without voting on a long-delayed Bill to raise the cap on...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 6 days ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Despite intelligence inputs, India, US, Britain failed to prevent 26/11 attacks 6 days ago

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. ...
  • Government eyes Rs 1.47 lakh crore from 92 coal blocks 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government is targeting a revenue of Rs 1.47 lakh crore from the allotment and auction of 92 coal blocks out of those being given out in the first phase to private as well as public sector entities. The 92 coal blocks to be both alloted and auctioned have...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. According to CBI sources, the case has been registered against Electrosteel Castings Limited and Electrosteel...
  • Two days left in winter session, fate of Insurance, Coal Bills hang in balance December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With only two working days left in the winter session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill and the Coal Bill, hangs in balance in view of strong opposition by some parties. The Insurance Bill, which provides for raising FDI cap from...
  • PM Modi may order insurance, coal reforms if vote delayed: officials December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may consider using an executive order to push through laws overhauling the insurance and coal sectors, if the increasingly fractious Parliament fails to pass them soon, two government officials said. Bitter and sometimes sectarian disputes between ruling party and opposition lawmakers have held up a...
  • CBI to submit progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday will submit a progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda in connection with the coal block scam case. Darda is accused of misrepresenting facts in various letters written to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an effort to get coal blocks...
  • Coal scam: Court has every right to seek clarification, says PC Parakh December 17, 2014

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh said that the court had every right to seek clarification. "Final decision was the PM's, it was fair and correct," said PC Parakh. ...
  • Coal scam: Court returns CBI's closure report in Hindalco case, asks to record Manmohan's statement December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The special court probing coal blocks allocation scam on Tuesday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further investigate a case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Returning the closure report submitted by the CBI in the Hindalco case, the special court asked...
  • Madhu Koda chargesheeted as accused in coal scam case December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda was on Friday charge sheeted by CBI in a coal blocks allocation scam case. He has been charge sheeted for offences of criminal conspiracy and cheating. The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, who fixed it for consideration on...
  • Cabinet may decide coal auction floor price today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet may on Wednesday decide to fix a floor price of Rs 150/tonne for auction of coal blocks in March. A methodology for fixing floor and reserve price for the auction of 204 coal mines whose allocation was cancelled by the Supreme Court in September, will be decided...
  • PM Modi's appeal to Jharkhand voters for giving decisive mandate to BJP December 9, 2014

    Dhanbad: Flaying the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it has run out of issues and asked the people of Jharkhand to give a decisive mandate in favour of the BJP to ensure state's speedy development. Seeking a stable government with full majority in Jharkhand, Modi asked people not...
  • Government lines up heavy legislative agenda in Parliament this week December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the stalemate over the Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti issue, government has lined up a heavy legislative agenda in Parliament this week including a bill seeking to replace coal blocks allocation ordinance. The ordinance was brought in the wake of the Supreme Court decision cancelling 214 coal blocks in...
  • I have done no good work, says Ranjit Sinha on his tenure as CBI Director December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: "I have done no good work," was how a visibly peeved Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha reacted with sarcasm on his two years at the agency's helm, a tumultuous tenure that comes to an end on Tuesday. "I am not going to say anything. I have done...
  • Apply value criteria universally to all 42 coal blocks: Panel November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The pattern adopted to determine the value of 42 operational mines, which were recently deallocated by the Supreme Court, should be universally applied to all the blocks, a panel has said. It was decided at the recent meeting of the panel to seek experts from the office of the...
  • Government to raise coal producing capability of Coal India Limited November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will enhance the coal producing capability of Coal India Limited (CIL) by infusing latest technology, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also said that the e-auction of the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court would be completed by March 31 next....
  • GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. "Interest rates are also important, but more important is...
  • Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed cover November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court, complying with its order. The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of CBI's closure report filed in the case for...
  • 24 workers killed, 52 injured in China's coal mine fire November 26, 2014

    Beijing: At least 24 coal mine workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday in underground fire in China's northeastern Liaoning Province. The fire occurred in the coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Fuxin Coal...
  • Why wasn't Manmohan Singh questioned in Hindalco coal block allocation case: Court asks CBI November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over its handling of the Hindalco coal block allocation case, a special court on Tuesday asked the central agency that why wasn't former prime minister Manmohan Singh questioned in the case. "Shouldn't the Prime Minister and coal minister have been questioned in...
  • Jindal Steel shelves $10 billion project after coal setback November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd has shelved a $10 billion coal-to-diesel project, its chairman said, becoming the first big casualty of a Supreme Court decision to scrap coalfields allocated to private firms since 1993. Jindal Steel's 1.5 billion tonne coalfield in Odisha was among 214 cancelled by the Supreme...
  • Coal India trade unions call off strike in victory for PM Modi November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The labour unions of state-run Coal India have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms. Coal India holds a monopoly on commercial coal...
  • Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power November 23, 2014

    Dhanbad: The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers. Subsequently, Suraj Deo Singh took over and started an organisation called the...
  • India to allow foreign firms mine and sell coal: coal secretary November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India will allow locally registered foreign firms to mine and sell coal when commercial mining is permitted as part of the opening up of the nationalised industry after four decades, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told Reuters. To end a chronic coal shortage that cripples power plants and curb the...