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  • Have MPs turned into 'gang of capitalists', asks CPM's Brinda Karat 6 days ago

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Senior CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday alleged that the Narendra Modi government is virtually "snatching away" the rights of tribals and farmers and wondered whether Parliament has turned into an "assembly of capitalists". The Narendra Modi government is virtually snatching away the rights of tribals and farmers...
  • Meghalaya seeks exemption from Centre's Mines and Mineral Act 6 days ago

    Shillong: Meghalaya Assembly on Monday passed a resolution seeking Presidential notification exempting the tribal state from the purview of the Government of India's Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, and Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Act, 1973. The resolution moved by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma was supported by Leader of Opposition...
  • Regional parties to face workers ire over Coal Bill: Worker Union March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A workers' union on Saturday said regional parties in coal producing states will have to "bear the brunt of coal workers and public for supporting" the Coal Bill, which has been passed by Parliament. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 which forms part of NDA government's reforms agenda,...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 20, 2015

    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 Palki S Upadhyay March 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay. ...
  • News 360: Unseasonal rain, hailstorm destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop March 20, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: As two key reform bills related to coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress saying politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed". "It is an important day for Indian democracy, Parliament and Indian economy as the...
  • Parliament passes Mines Bill, overcoming obstacles March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Overcoming obstacles, the Mines and Minerals bill on Friday was passed by Parliament, becoming the second major reform measure to receive the approval of the legislature in the first half of the Budget Session. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015,...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Mines and Minerals Bill, will be sent to Lok Sabha March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: On the last day of the first leg of Parliament session, the government successfully got the Mines and Minerals Bill passed in Rajya Sabha on Friday. Rejecting the demand of the Opposition parties, Rajya Sabha refused to allow the motion to send the Mines Bill to the select...
  • Opposition in Rajya Sabha forces deferment of Mines bill till Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition on Thursday forced deferment of consideration of the contentious Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha till Friday, arguing that mineral-bearing states had not been consulted. The House saw four adjournments of brief spells in quick succession after members from Congress and...
  • Modi government keeps open option of extending Budget session for a week March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday kept open the option of extending Parliament session for a week if the bills on coal and mines and mineral are not decided by the Rajya Sabha on Thursday with Congress apparently trying to stonewall the measures. The contentious land bill, which was...
  • Coal bill may clear Rajya Sabha hurdle, mines bill to go back to Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides for auctioning of coal may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle after a Select Committee endorsed it by majority, though some members dissented, but a bill relating to other minerals will have to go back to Lok Sabha because of an amendment suggested by...
  • CCPA to decide whether or not to extend Budget session of Parliament March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: With the government running short of time to pass some key bills, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will on Wednesday take a call on whether to extend the first half of the budget session for a few more days or prorogue it on 20 March. Sources...
  • Modi government open to extending first part of Budget session to get key Bills passed: sources March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said it is open to the idea of extending the first part of the Budget session which ends on March 20 to ensure the passage of key legislations, said sources. The sources said the government's priority is to get two legislations - Coal...
  • Government agrees on sending bills on coal, minning to select panels March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18. According to sources, leaders of various parties held a meeting with Leader of House and Finance...
  • Government bows in Rajya Sabha, ready to send Mines bill to Select Panel March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of yet another embarrassment in Rajya Sabha, Government on Tuesday night bowed to the opposition demand for sending the Mines and Minerals bill to a Select Committee after hours of battle of wits between rival sides. In the House, where BJP and its allies...
  • Auction bonanza for Centre: Arun Jaitley says 32 mines alone have fetched Rs 2 lakh crores March 10, 2015

    Reacting to the auction of coal mines and telecom spectrum which have generated more than 3 lakh crores, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday during the Rajya Sabha session said, "Vinod Rai said that total loss is Rs 1,86,000 from 200 mines. 32 mines alone have fetched Rs 2 lakh...
  • BJP MPs asked to be present in House for passage of key bills March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday asked its members of Parliament (MPs) to remain present all day long in both the Houses for passage of crucial bills. The directive comes as the Land Acquisition Bill is slated to come up in Lok Sabha while the Coal and Mines...
  • Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to replace Ordinance March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other parties. The...
  • Court halts auction of two coal mines previously held by Jindal Steel February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: A court on Wednesday asked the government to halt the auction of two coal mines attached to a Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JNSP.NS) steel plant, a move that could prompt more companies to go to court and potentially derail plans to auction more than a hundred coal blocks...
  • Jindal Steel posts Q3 loss, hit by coal blocks levy February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) (JNSP.NS) reported a net loss in its fiscal third quarter, hurt by a charge related to the levy it paid the government for coal it dug out from mines that were cancelled by a court order in September. The company, which was the worst...
  • Former Karnataka Minister G Janardhan Reddy walks out of jail January 23, 2015

    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...