Coal

  • Coal bidders concerned about many issues, IMG meet on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:35 PM

    As the government initiated the process of auctioning coal blocks, bidders have raised concerns on several issues, including discrepancies in reserves in the biggest of the three mines put up for sale. Some issues are of serious nature, like whether a consortium can have more than four participating companies or...
  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case 16-04-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal blocks has gained momentum as CBI has started questioning top executives of Aditya Birla Group and were likely to quiz former Coal Secretary PC Parakh next week. Official sources said that some of the top executives of Rs 2.4...
  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO 14-04-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday said that the matter relating to exploitation of coal reserves was under judicial scrutiny and the UPA government has nothing to hide in the matter. "This matter is under judicial scrutiny and the government is assisting the investigating agency on the...
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam 14-04-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister has been targeted once again. After Manmohan Singh's former media advisor said that he had little say in governance, with all the major decisions being taken by Sonia Gandhi, a former coal secretary has accused him of cowering under political pressure even during the infamous...
  • After Baru, ex-coal secretary makes embarrassing claims about PM 14-04-2014 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: After former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's embarrassing revelations about Dr Manmohan Singh as the PM, a former coal secretary PC Parakh has penned a tell-all book which he says that Dr Singh was was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. In his book "Crusader...
  • JSW Steel gets nod to use CIL rail infra for Rohne mine 08-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Coal India Ltd (CIL) has agreed to let JSW Steel use rail infrastructure of its arm CCL so that the private firm is able to mine and transport coal from a Jharkhand block allocated to it for captive use. The nod follows a meeting of a high-level panel on clearing...
  • CVC pleads SC to allow him to withdraw from coal scam cases 07-04-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: CVC Pradeep Kumar, who along with other two vigilance commissioners was asked by the Supreme Court to assist it in monitoring coal blocks allocation scam probe, on Monday pleaded for his withdrawal from the cases. The Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) submitted before a bench headed by Justice RM...
  • No criminality found in allocation of 20 coal blocks, say sources 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: In a good news for the Congress, no criminality has been found in the allocation of 20 coal blocks in preliminary enquiries, according to sources. The coal blocks were allocated between 2006 and 2009. The CBI had registered 14 FIRs and three preliminary enquiries (PEs) to probe coal...
  • PM is not silent, spoke 1117 times in 10 years: Pankaj Pachauri 28-03-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Communications Advisor Pankaj Pachauri has denied the popular perception of Manmohan Singh being silent. Pachauri said that Manmohan Singh just doesn't like to interfere and backing his claim, he said, "The Prime Minister spoke 1,117 times in the last 10 years. There are 1,600 press...
  • Coal blocks scam: CBI chargesheet against Congress MP Vijay Darda 27-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against party's Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in the coal block allocation case. Darda along with the others has been named for criminal conspiracy and cheating in the chargesheet. CBI has said that...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities 27-03-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI filed two more FIRs in the coal blocks allocation scam case. The first FIR was filed against the owner of Central Collieries Company Limited in Nagpur and unknown public servants and the other was filed against the promoter and the director of Prakash Industries in Delhi...
  • Coal scam: Court fixes May 2 for consideration on chargesheet 27-03-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 2 for considering the chargesheet filed by CBI in coal blocks allocation scam case against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain fixed the matter for May 2 as CBI has not yet filed complete...
  • Coal scam: Fresh trouble for UPA, CBI questions PM advisor TKA Nair 22-03-2014 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: In what could bring in major trouble for the UPA-II ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the CBI has now reached the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's doorsteps in connection with the infamous coal scam. CBI sleuths have questioned PM's advisor TKA Nair in connection with the scam. CNN-IBN had...
  • Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI to question PM's advisor TKA Nair 20-03-2014 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI probe into the coal blocks allocation scam has reached the Prime Minister's Office. The investigating body has decided to question TKA Nair, the advisor to the Prime Minister. Sources say that the CBI will question Nair on the coal allotment process followed by the PMO and...
  • Relief for UPA, CBI to close enquiry into 'missing' coal files case 18-03-2014 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: In a relief to the Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation will file a closure in preliminary enquiries in the 'missing' coal files from the Coal Ministry. The CBI has said that it has found no criminality in the case and that it has recovered all major documents,...
  • Coal India officers call off strike; output impact minimal 14-03-2014 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Coal India(COAL.NS) officers called off their three-day strike midway on Friday after receiving assurances from its chairman on pay-related demands, a union leader said, ensuring little impact on production that peaks in March. The state-owned company, the world's No. 1 coal miner that accounts for about 80 percent...
  • Coal scam: SC raps CBI, asks it to file all chargesheets by March 28 10-03-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation to file all the chargsheeets in coal scam by March 28. The CBI sought four weeks time for filing all the chargesheets, which the Supreme Court refused. It is now likely that the investigation agency may file...
  • CBI files first chargesheet in coal scam, names Hyderabad's NPPL 10-03-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation filed its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Hyderabad's NPPL. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama were also chargesheeted for cheating and conspiracy. The...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources 10-03-2014 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to file its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Odisha's NPPL, said sources. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama will be chargesheeted...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file chargesheet in Supreme Court on Monday 09-03-2014 06:42 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing chargesheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a chargesheet was likely to be...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file status report in SC tomorrow 09-03-2014 06:24 PM

    CBI will be submitting a status report on Monday informing Supreme Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe and on filing charge sheet in one of the cases registered by the probe agency in 2012. Sources in the investigating agency said that a charge sheet was likely...
  • Government invites bids for coal blocks 26-02-2014 11:54 PM

    The government has for the first time invited bids for the auction of captive coal blocks, the coal ministry said on Wednesday. "The government has initiated auction of coal blocks by inviting applications for the first time for allocating coal blocks through competitive bidding for specified end-uses," the ministry said...
  • 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...
  • Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal on Thursday 19-02-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to consider on Thursday the proposal for setting up a regulator for the coal sector through an executive order. "The Cabinet may tomorrow consider the proposal to set up coal regulator through an executive order," said a source. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had earlier...
  • Coal Ministry decides to deallocate 28 blocks 19-02-2014 07:19 PM

    The Coal Ministry has decided to deallocate 28 coal blocks of companies, including JSPL, Areclor Mittal and Sterlite Energy, for delays in developing the mines alloted to them for captive use. The development follows the the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) which suggested the deallocation of mines. "The inter-ministerial...
  • India reclaims 31 coal blocks from private firms over delay 19-02-2014 06:34 PM

    The coal ministry is taking back 31 coal blocks allocated to private firms including the Tata group and Jindal Steel and Power over delays in developing them, jeopardising billion-dollar projects and inviting legal action. The recalls, coupled with delays in approvals for several large projects such as steel plants by...
  • Coal Ministry deallocates six more coal blocks 18-02-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday deallocated six coal blocks given to companies like Hindalco and Tata Power for captive use, following delay in production. The Coal Ministry has also decided to deallocate another six coal blocks allocated to companies like JSPL, Sterlite Energy and Lanco, but the decision has...
  • CCEA modifies decision on coal blocks 04-02-2014 09:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved modifying its earlier decision to allow state governments to grant mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them. The modification was proposed after the Supreme Court refused to split coal blocks...
  • CCEA likely to modify decision on coal blocks on Tuesday 03-02-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting on Tuesday is likely to modify the earlier decision to give a go ahead to state governments for granting mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them. "The CCEA is scheduled...
  • Panel on coal linkages to meet on February 19 02-02-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial panel will meet on February 19 to review the status of existing coal supply arrangements to the power and other sectors. "The meeting of the Standing Linkage Committee (Long-Term) for power/sponge/cement to review the status of existing coal linkages/letters of assurance and other related matters will...