Coal Mining

  • Rajhara coal mine caves in, 2 women die 21-02-2014 09:25 AM

    Two women were on Thursday buried alive while two others sustained injuries as they were carrying out illegal mining in Palamu district, police said. The deceased identified as Sulekha Devi and Renu Devi (both residents of Padwa village) were buried alive when the shed of the colliery caved in, said...
  • Government seeks Rs 25,000 crore from CIL for using state property for coal mining 23-01-2014 09:33 AM

    The Jharkhand government has sought Rs 25,000 crore as 'preliminary' amount from Coal India Ltdfor excavating coal in the state without paying any compensation to it, a move that could hit the company hard. "Coal India has acquired land for mining in the state through Coal Bearing Areas Act. It...
  • How a CJ is using a mobile phone to register his protest against coal mining in his village 12-01-2014 06:12 PM

    CJ Kripanath Yadav a resident of a remote Madhya Pradesh village is making use of basic IT tools like a mobile phone and a local radio station in his fight against coal mining in his village. He is being helped by our partners Greenpeace and Radio Sangharsh in his fight...
  • Three bodies extricated from BCCL coal mine, efforts on to trace others 12-11-2013 02:33 PM

    Bodies of two miners trapped inside a BCCL coal mine in Dhanbad were extricated on Tuesday, taking the toll to three while efforts are on to locate another trapped mine official. "The bodies of Sitaram Majhi and Litu Saha were extricated on Tuesday with the help of professional well diggers....
  • Illegal mining: SC issues notice to Centre, denies extension to Justice Shah panel 29-10-2013 05:23 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging its decision not to grant extension to the Justice MB Shah panel inquiring into mining-related issues. A bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik sought response from the government on an application filed by an NGO contending...
  • Files contain reasons for preferring Hindalco over PSU, says PC Parakh 26-10-2013 05:13 PM

    Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, who has been charged with alleged irregularities in the allotment of coal mine to Aditya Birla Group, on Saturday said he had on files given full reasons for preferring Hindalco over a PSU for allocation of the coal block. "All those things were recorded in...
  • Commerce Minister Anand Sharma blames judiciary for India's economic crisis 29-08-2013 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Thursday tried to shift the blame for the economic crisis onto the Indian judiciary saying that certain judgements made by the latter has often contributed to the loss to the exchequer. In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Anand Sharma also...
  • Pollution choking Dhanbad as coal companies flout PCB rules 19-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Fourteen-year-old Raju plays marbles with his friends on a roadside at Jharia in this coal mining city while trucks travel past them showering fly ash being carried uncovered, exposing them to pollution. The boy is hardly aware of the health hazard the fly ash poses, but Dhanbad residents are aware...
  • Meghalaya: Assailants attack 11 Assamese workers, 8 dead 26-06-2013 09:33 AM

    Shillong: Eight migrant daily-wage labourers were killed and three others were injured in an attack in the coal mines of Nagalbibra-Jadi in Meghalaya. The labourers were allegedly attacked with sharp weapons while they were sleeping. All eight workers were from Assam. The bodies of the victims were handed over to...
  • PMO put pressure on MoEF to ease coal mining rules, reveals RTI query 13-05-2013 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Just two days after the removal of Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister over the coal scam, there seems to be more trouble for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A Right to Information application shows that it was the Prime Minister's Office that put pressure on the Environment Ministry to...
  • Panel objects delays in auction of coal blocks 28-04-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel has criticised the government for undue delays in allotment of coal mines through auction route amid dry-fuel crunch faced by the country. "The Committee cannot but deplore these prolonged consultations delaying the allocation through bidding system and strongly recommend the government to complete the process...
  • Govt may take final call on coal price pooling on Monday 21-04-2013 01:25 PM

    New Delhi: The government may take a final decision on Monday on blending of prices of imported coal and domestically-produced fuel or price pooling of coal. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) may meet on April 22 to discuss coal price-pooling," a government official said. Price-pooling is the averaging...
  • Odisha to implement coal corridor project 11-04-2013 04:28 AM

    Bhubaneswar: With Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) not keen for the proposed Rs 8,000 crore common coal corridor project, Odisha government on Wednesday decided to take up the corridor work through its own agency. "From today's negotiations, we have come to know that RVNL is not keen on implementing the...
  • IMG to meet today to decide fate of 14 coal mines 19-11-2012 05:24 AM

    New Delhi: After recommending deallocation of eight blocks alloted to PSUs, the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) is likely to meet on Monday to decide the fate of 14 more mines alloted to public sector firms. "The IMG is likely to meet tomorrow to decide the fate of 14 coal blocks alloted...
  • IMG recommends de-allocation of 2 coal mines allocated to PSUs 05-11-2012 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks has recommended de-allocation of two coal mines allocated to PSUs on the ground of companies not developing them, sources said. The IMG on Monday reviewed 10 coal blocks allocated to public sector companies (PSUs), including Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) and...
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  • 28 killed in gas explosion in coal mine in China 30-10-2011 11:00 AM

    Beijing: At least 28 people were killed and one got trapped after a gas explosion rocked a state-owned coal mine in central China's Hunan province. A total of 35 miners were working in the Xialiuchong Coal Mine in Hengyang city when the mishap happened around 6 pm last evening. Six...
  • China coal mine gas blast kills 29 workers 30-10-2011 07:31 AM

    Beijing: A gas explosion at a coal mine in central China has killed 29 workers, Chinese authorities said on Sunday. Six other miners survived Saturday evening's blast at a state-owned coal mine in Hengyang city in Hunan province, China's State Administration of Work Safety said in a statement on its...
  • 3 dead, 11 trapped in Mexico coal mine blast 04-05-2011 09:27 AM

    San Juan de Sabinas: A gas explosion in a coal mine in northern Mexico on Tuesday killed three miners, injured one and left 11 others trapped deep underground. Officials said chances were slim that anyone could have survived the massive blast. Dozens of weeping relatives of the miners gathered outside...
  • 29 trapped New Zealand miners dead: police 24-11-2010 09:56 AM

    Greymouth, New Zealand: All 29 workers missing underground in a New Zealand coal mine are believed to have died after a second explosion, police said. Police superintendent Gary Knowles said the second explosion occurred mid-afternoon on Wednesday, almost exactly five days after the first blast in the Pike River mine....
  • Coal mine accident kills 33 in China 18-07-2010 08:52 AM

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  • China's new threat: coal mines 02-02-2007 03:12 PM

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  • Six dead in Durgapur mine collapse 30-11-2006 11:59 AM

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