COAL

  • CBI to submit progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Court asks CBI to further probe a coal scam case November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Court on Thursday directed the CBI to further investigate an alleged scam in coal block allocation, involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others, in which the agency had filed a closure report. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar asked the CBI to file a progress report of...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Night operation starts at Rampal's ashram in Hisar, death toll stands at 6 November 19, 2014

    Violence escalated in Hisar on Wednesday when several cars were set on fire near the self-styled godman Rampal's ashram. The local police is yet to identify the accused persons. Six people have lost their lives so far in clashes between the supporters of self-styled godman Rampal and the Haryana Police...
  • Government prepares draft guidelines on coal block allocation, first auction on Feb 15 November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal ministry has prepared draft guidelines on coal block allocations with the first phase of auction bidding for the coal blocks to take place on February 11, 2015. "There has to be specified end use for blocks to be allocated and a cap on the number of blocks...
  • Centre to examine Odisha government's push to reallocate coal blocks November 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Centre on Monday assured the Odisha government to consider its proposal of re-allocating coal blocks earlier given to some state-owned public sector undertakings and IPPs which made substantial progress in their projects. "I am informed that the state government has submitted such proposals...
  • Hansraj Ahir rewarded for exposing coal scam, inducted into Modi ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP MP Hansraj Gangaram Ahir got his birthday gift two days earlier with his induction in the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday in apparent recognition of his role in relentlessly highlighting irregularities in coal allocation that brought the previous UPA regime to its knees. The Lok Sabha MP hailing...
  • Coal scam case: Court to consider CBI's final reports on November 12 October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court fixed November 12 for considering CBI's two final reports filed in a coal blocks allocation scam case involving Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd (NPPL) and its officials. Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar sought certain clarifications from the agency on its final reports in which it had...
  • Jaitley asks CAG not to sensationalise its work to get into headlines October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked the CAG not to sensationalise its findings to get into headlines. "Auditor should be conscious of the fact that he is reviewing a decision that has already been taken. Have the fair procedures been followed? He doesn't have to sensationalise. He...
  • Coal block case: CBI wants summons for two on corruption charges October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday moved a special court for issuing summons against two government officials in the coal block allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd under corruption charges. Public Prosecutor VK Sharma moved a plea before Special Judge Bharat Parashar and sought the court's direction against...
  • Coal scam: CBI files revised closure report in KM Birla case October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed a "detailed and comprehensive" revised final closure report before a special court in a coal block allocation scam case involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary PC Parakh and others. The agency filed the report before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar and...
  • Centre to issue ordinance to auction cancelled coal blocks, says 'UPA's mess will be cleaned up' October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after the Supreme Court cancelled allocation of 214 coal blocks, the government on Monday moved to bring an Ordinance that will enable it to acquire the land of these mines along with plants for auction later. "India will bring in the Ordinance to help auction of coal blocks...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers case against Jindal Steel & Power October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A case of alleged cheating and corruption has been registered by CBI against Jindal Steel and Power company relating to the probe into coal blocks allocated during 1993-2005 period. CBI spokesperson said on Sunday that it is the 36th FIR in connection with its probe in the coal...