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  • Former Karnataka Minister G Janardhan Reddy walks out of jail 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Mining baron and former Karnataka Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy on Friday walked out of jail after he was granted bail on Tuesday by the Supreme Court. Reddy and some others had been chargesheeted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act. The allegation...
  • Budget session likely from February 23: Sources January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources on Tuesday, the Budget session of Parliament is likely to start from February 23. Hopes are high with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley indicating start of second-generation reforms going forward. Jaitley is likely to make significant announcements on key issues such as retro tax, goods and services...
  • SC grants bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining case January 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former minister G Janardhan Reddy in Karnataka mining scam. The BJP leader has been behind bars for the Bellary scam since 2011. Reddy and some others had been chargesheeted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of...
  • Coal strike called off after meeting between workers union and Piyush Goyal January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The coal strike was called off on Wednesday after a meeting between workers of state-run miners and Union Minister Piyush Goyal. Over 75 per cent of India's daily coal output was hit as the five-day strike by workers of state-run miners entered the second day on Wednesday, raising fears...
  • Coal India workers refuse to end strike, production hit, losses worth Rs 70 crore incurred in a day January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: With talks between government officials and union representatives having failed, the Coal India workers have refused to end their five-day strike. The strike has halted production at over 75 per cent of the coal mines. Estimates suggest that on the first day itself, the strike caused losses to...
  • China builds world's largest coal mine gas unit to make power January 2, 2015

    Beijing: China has built the world's largest facility to turn excess methane gas from coal mines into electricity, which could help the communist giant reduce its emissions. Lu'an Group which completed the facility at Shanxi Province in north China - said it would soon start operating the generator with a capacity...
  • Government launches auction process for 24 coal mines December 25, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UP Mining Minister's son booked for abduction of woman November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Uttar Pradesh Mining Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati's son Anurag for allegedly abducting a young woman. The woman's father has alleged that Prajapati's son kidnapped his daughter. Her father said that the police in Amethi initially refused to register an FIR. The case...
  • Jharkhand: 40 abandoned homes collapsed in a fire, 2 injured November 15, 2014

    Dhanbad: At least two people have been injured after 40 abandoned homes collapsed in the Baghmara area in Dhanbad. No casualties have been reported so far. These houses are located above the Jharia mine fire area for the last 40 years. The local administration had issued an alert to residents as...
  • Government seeks AG's opinion on need for Ordinance on coal blocks October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry has sought the opinion of Attorney General on whether the government needs to bring out an Ordinance to deal with the issues arising from the Supreme Court decision to deallocate coal mines. The issues that need to be resolved by...
  • Goa CM Parikkar asked to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining September 30, 2014

    Panaji: People dependent on mining industry have asked the Goa government to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining in the state post Supreme Court lifting the ban. The development comes exactly a day before the Goa state cabinet's scheduled meeting on Wednesday, which is likely to unveil its mining policy,...
  • Decision on lifting Goa mining ban after Cabinet clears policy September 29, 2014

    Panaji: Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. When asked whether the suspension would be lifted in the...
  • 'Metal, mining co to be impacted; JSPL, Hindalco worst be hit' September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost all major metal and mining firms would be affected by the Supreme Court ruling cancelling 214 coal blocks, but Naveen Jindal's JSPL and Aditya Birla Group's Hindalco would be among the worst hit, analysts said. Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) was allocated six...
  • New mines bill to be brought in next Lok Sabha session September 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that the Narendra Modiled government is making all efforts to introduce a new mines bill in the next Lok Sabha session and bring out guidelines to remove bottlenecks in the mining sector in a week's time. "We are making all...
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • Major fire at a mine in Chandrapur; over 70 miners rescued September 14, 2014

    Chandrapur: A major fire broke out at Sinhala Mines in Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) on Sunday morning and around 70 miners trapped inside were rescued by firefighters, a senior official said. "The fire broke out at the 14th level of the 5th rise in Sinhala coal mine when the miners...
  • Sand mining in capital: NGT seeks Delhi government's response September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought the Delhi government's response on illegal extraction of sand being carried out in the Yamuna river bed at Wazirabad and Jagatpur bund areas. The order came over a petition by Rahul Nagar, filed through advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal, seeking a direction to...
  • Centre to tighten surveillance at major coal mines September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The government plans to tighten surveillance at all major coal mines to control coal theft, as the country is reeling under dry fuel shortages. "The government has proposed to establish a national coal dispatch monitoring centre...Moreover, real time surveillance at all major sensitive zones is being planned and...
  • Telangana: Heavy rainfall affects coal mining September 7, 2014

    Karimnagar: Coal mining in the open cast mines of the Ramagundam region here was hit due to heavy rain, a senior official said on Sunday. Ramagundam region has four open cast coal mines, which produce around 52,000 tonnes of coal a day. Heavy downpour since yesterday did not allow miners to...
  • SIT report on black money pushes for overhaul of tax treaties with different countries: sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team report on black money is likely to be submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Top sources have told CNNIBN that the report has pushed for a major overhaul of tax treaties with different countries. According to sources, the report says that countries like Mauritius...
  • Karnataka mining scam: Rs 37.86 crore assets of Reddy attached August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A special antimoney laundering court has attached assets worth over Rs 37.86 crore belonging to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his wife in connection with an alleged multicrore iron ore mining scam. The assets, which include a Rs 4 crore flat in Bangalore, a...
  • Uttarakhand government forms committee to curb illegal mining July 24, 2014

    Amid reports of rampant illegal mining in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday set up a committee consisting of senior government officials to take effective steps to check it. To be headed by Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, the panel was constituted by the Rawat at a meeting convened by him...
  • Explosion in closed coal mine near Dhanbad's Nirsa July 23, 2014

    Explosion followed by emission of flame and smoke in a closed incline of Lakshmimata open cast mine of Eastern Coalfields Limited near Nirsa, about 45 km from here in Jharkhand was reported on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred around 4 am to 5 am, they said. After getting information of...
  • Special drive launched to check illegal mining in Bundi July 21, 2014

    Police on Monday launched a 40day special drive to check illegal mining activities in the district. The drive will continue till August 31, Superintendent of Police Pankaj Choudhary said, adding that he directed all the SHOs in the district to take prompt action against the illegal mining activities in their respective...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends Mirzapur Forest Range officer over 'illegal mining' allegations July 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suspended forest range officer of Mirzapur DN Singh with immediate effect and ordered a disciplinary action against him. Mirzapur District Magistrate had recommended action against Singh following illegal mining and transportation in Mirzapur forest area, an official spokesman said. Following recommendations of the DM of Mirzapur,...
  • India starts first new major coal mine in at least five years July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Coal India Ltd started production on Friday at a 12milliontonnesperyear mine, its first major new project in at least five years, which should help boost supplies to fuelstarved power plants. The world's biggest coal miner has struggled to raise output fast enough to meet rising demand from power companies,...
  • Government proposes to resolve current impasse in mining sector July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The beleaguered mining sector is likely to witness improved activity with the government on Thursday proposing to resolve the "current impasse" expeditiously aimed at encouraging investment and bridge supplydemand gap. Paying heed to requests of the states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his maiden Budget speech also proposed to...
  • Gas blast traps 17 in China coal mine July 6, 2014

    Beijing: At least 17 miners remain trapped in a coal mine in China after a gas blast, media reported on Sunday. The blast occurred at 8.43 p.m. on Saturday when 20 people were working inside the mine in Xinjiang province. Three of them have been rescued. Rescuers have started pouring nitrogen...