Coal

  • Hindalco blunder: Did CBI jump the gun on Birla in the coal scam case? Yesterday

    In what comes as a huge embarrassment for the CBI, the agency has decided to file a closure report in its high profile coalgate FIR against Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh. Sources say the CBI has found no prosecutable evidence. ...
  • Coalgate: CBI to file closure in Hindalco case, Birla, Parakh to get clean chit, say sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is set to file a closure report in the Hindalco case in the coal allocation scam. CBI sources say that Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh will be given a clean chit. Sources say that there is no prosecutable evidence found...
  • Coal scam: Fresh charge sheet to be filed against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda Yesterday

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a special court hearing the coal block allocation case against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda that it will file a supplementary charge sheet in the case as its probe is almost complete. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 29...
  • CBI registers fresh case in coal scam August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a fresh case against a Nagpur-based company for alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal block during the NDA regime in 2003. CBI sources said a case of criminal conspiracy and cheating has been registered against Gondwana Ispat Limited and its...
  • Rains hampers coal production; supply unaffected August 6, 2014

    Moderate to heavy downpour in last one week in Chhattisgarh's Korba district has affected coal production in the open cast mines at Korba, Kusmunda, Deepka, and Gevra region of SECL (South Eastern Coalfields Ltd). Coal production of approximately 45,000 tonnes was affected due to the rain. It however, did not affect...
  • CBI files three cases against SKS Ispat in coal scam August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday filed three FIRs in coal block allocation scam against SKS Ispat for allegedly misrepresenting the facts while applying for coal blocks. The fresh cases have been registered against SKS Ispat which got three coal blocks--Ravanwara in Madhya Pradesh in 2007, Fatehpur and Vijay Central in...
  • 'Coal issues need to be addressed for affordable power' August 1, 2014

    Panaji: Flagging off concerns about fuel shortages hurting power generation, senior executives on Friday said transportation and quality issues related to coal need to be immediately addressed for ensuring affordable electricity. "Affordable power is linked to many risk mitigation factors," Essar Energy Plc's Chief Executive Officer Sushil Maroo said on Friday....
  • CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks. In its 23rd FIR in the probe, the agency has alleged criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position on part of the company,...
  • CBI wants to block information about graft against its officials July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI wants to stop disclosing details of allegations of corruption against its own officials under the RTI Act--an information being provided by it at present under the transparency law. The agency will challenge before the Delhi High Court an order of the Central Information Commission directing the agency to...
  • Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project July 28, 2014

    Melbourne: The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd's controversial A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater. The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests...
  • Goa vigilance dept to probe Chhattisgarh coal block deal July 25, 2014

    Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated in the legislative assembly that there were...
  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers 2 fresh cases July 24, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 July 21, 2014

    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 July 18, 2014

    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 July 17, 2014

    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...