Coal

  • Coalgate: CBI registers 2 fresh cases 16 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday registered two fresh cases in coal blocks allocation scam against two firms in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh following a direction from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). CBI had earlier decided to close the case against these two companies but on orders from the Supreme Court, the...
  • Explosion in closed coal mine near Dhanbad's Nirsa Yesterday

    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...
  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion 2 days ago

    Ultras of a Maoist splinter group set fire to a dumper at Patratu in Ramgarh district, the police said in Ramgarh. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the extremists of the Jharkhand Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha set ablaze the dumper on Tuesday night. They had demanded extortion from a private company...
  • Coal scam: Former PM Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair to be questioned 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair will be questioned in connection with the coal scam probe. Nair will be questioned in connection with the FIR filed against Kumara Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco. The CBI has filed as many as 20 FIRs in the investigation regarding the...
  • SC orders setting up of special court to try Coalgate cases 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered setting up of a special court to exclusively hold trial of the coal blocks allocation scam and asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge, who will deal with the cases arising out of the investigation conducted by...
  • Steps being taken to resolve coal shortage: Piyush Goyal 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said that urgent steps are being taken to address the "crisis" faced by power plants because of shortage of coal and blamed the previous UPA government for the critical situation. "We are increasing the (coal) crushing capacity, increasing (the number of) washeries in mining areas....
  • NTPC SOS to government: Only 4 days' coal stock left in 27 plants July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The national Thermal Power Corporation has sent out an SOS to the government informing them that they have coal stock left only for four days. According to sources, six plants of NTPC with capacity of 17,000 MW are running on low stock and out of 100 thermal plants, 27...
  • CBI to register 14 new cases in coal scam July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to file 14 new cases related to the coal block allocation scam after Central Vigilance Commission rejected the agency's recommendation to close probe in them. Highly placed sources said that the CBI has recommended closure investigations in the allocation of 64 blocks...
  • 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 12-million-tonnes-per-year mine, its first major new project in at least five years, which should help boost supplies to fuel-starved power plants. The world's biggest coal miner has struggled to raise output fast enough to meet rising demand from power companies,...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

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  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • Coal scam: CBI likely to file five new cases after CVC recommendation July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to file five fresh cases in the coal block allocation scam after suggestions from the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) which stopped the agency from closing its investigation into these allocations. On the orders of the Supreme Court, CBI sources said, the agency has sent files 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...
  • Chhattisgarh rail link on track, 2 more to be expedited: Piyush Goyal July 5, 2014

    With lack of transport infrastructure hampering coal production, the new government says it has brought on track one of the three critical rail links in Chhattisgarh and efforts are on to fast-track other two in Jharkhand and Odisha. "There is potential to add another 200 or 300 million tonnes if three...
  • Goyal asks Coal India to boost output, cut e-auction quantity June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Beginning the Herculean task of increasing electricity generation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday asked Coal India to raise production from existing mines and reduce the quantity offered in e-auctions so that utilities can get more supplies of the fuel. Goyal, who is also the Coal Minister, met top...
  • Coal production more pressing problem than CIL restructuring June 19, 2014

    Kolkata: The Coal Ministry is more concerned about increasing coal production than restructuring Coal India, Union Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday. On his fist visit to the city after taking over the Coal Ministry, Goyal said that the more pressing problem before the ministry was to...
  • BJP Jharkhand leader Raghuvar Das writes to Narendra Modi on illegal coal mining June 18, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Raghuvar Das on Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to curb rampant pilferage and illegal mining of coal, which he alleged led acute power crisis in the state. In a letter to Modi, Das, the two-time state unit president of BJP, demanded a high-level enquiry into the...
  • Gas leakage kills ten in China coal mine June 11, 2014

    Beijing: At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday in a coal mine gas leak in China's Guizhou province. The leakage occurred just after midnight in a coal mine where 130 people were working, out of which 120 managed to escape, Xinhua news agency reported. All ten bodies of the deceased were...
  • FM Arun Jaitley slams UPA government over economic situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday slammed the previous UPA regime saying it has left the country in a shambles with low growth and "elevated" poverty and vowed to resurrect the economy with a strong Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought to allay apprehensions on...
  • Power crisis in UP: Goyal, Akhilesh spar; people boil at 47 Celsius May 30, 2014

    Newly-appointed Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sparred on the issue of acute power shortage in the state, which is reeling under long outages in the peak summer leading to protests. The Chief Minister alleged that the central government is not making...
  • New government asks CIL to prepare action plan to enhance output May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) has been asked by the new government to prepare an action plan for enhancing output over the next five years and fast-track the completion of projects and expansion of existing coal mines. The coal ministry has asked "CIL to expedite completion of projects and...
  • NTPC to start coal mining from Jharkhand block by March May 26, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its Chatti-Bariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the Chatti-Bariatu mines is expected to be around 1 million tonnes and will commence by the end of the fiscal," a...
  • Coal scam: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda gets bail May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in the coal blocks allocation case. Darda, a Congress leader, was chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation in March. Darda, along with others, was charged with criminal conspiracy and cheating. CBI said that Darda and his...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 20th FIR, Nagpur-based company booked May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its 20th FIR in the coal scam. The case was registered against a Nagpur-based company, M/s Jayaswal Neco Industries. Sources said that the unknown public servants have also been booked. The case has been filed under criminal conspiracy, cheating and...
  • India needs to invest $834 bn for lower emissions by 2030 May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: India will have to invest $834 billion in the two decades ending 2030 to reduce its emission intensity to gross domestic product by 42 per cent over 2007 levels, according to a Planning Commission expert group. According to the final report of the expert group on low carbon strategies...
  • Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a nine-member panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding. "In pursuance of auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines, Rules, 2012...a...
  • Coal scam: Court pulls up CBI for not probing 'crucial aspects' May 13, 2014

    CBI was on Tuesday pulled up by a Delhi court for not properly probing the "crucial aspects" regarding the alleged roles of government officials in allocating coal blocks to Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd which was chargesheeted in the case along with its two top executives. The court observed that it was...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 19th FIR, names Mumbai company Topworth Urja May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its 19th FIR in the coal scam case. The FIR was filed against a Mumbai and Nagpur-based company, Topworth Urja and Metals Ltd. The case was registered against its directors and other unknown people. The FIR is an outcome of a...
  • Coal scam: CBI director writes to SC, says charges against him wrong May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming allegations against him as false, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha has filed a secret note in the Supreme Court saying that all cases closed by the CBI may be scrutinised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). This comes even as the apex court on Thursday...
  • Coal scam: SC asks CVC to scrutinise 24 files May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to scrutinise files pertaining to 24 coal scam cases in which the CBI has concluded the investigation. The top court has asked the CVC to file a report on these cases to it. The apex court also asked...