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BJP poses more questions to PM, Jaiswal over coal block allocations (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Stepping up its offensive over coal block allocations, the BJP Tuesday demanded a probe into allegations of conflict of interest against Congress leaders and ... Read more...

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BJP poses more questions to PM, Jaiswal over coal block allocations


September 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday stepped up its attack on the Congress after allegations of conflict of interest against former coal minister Santosh Bagrodia and targeted ... Read more...

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IMG on coal block allocation to meet again Sep 12


September 10th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing captive coal mine allocations would meet again Sep 12, the coal ministry said Monday.Twenty-nine companies which were allocated coal blocks ... Read more...

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India’s second school of mines to come up in northeast


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Even as irregularities in coal mining hits the headlines, India's second school of mines is being set up in the country's northeast in collaboration ... Read more...

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Coal block allocations: Conspiracy behind BJP’s demand, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday said there was a conspiracy behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's demand to cancel 142 coal blocks given during 2006-09 and also ... Read more...

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Ambani seeks higher power tariff to ensure industry’s health


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Power tariffs in India will have to go up to reflect the cost it takes to produce electricity and the health of producing companies, Reliance Power ... Read more...

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China mine explosion toll climbs to 19


August 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The toll in a gas explosion that occurred in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan province has climbed to 19, rescuers said Thursday. A total ... Read more...

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Italian miner slits wrist during press conference


August 30th, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 30 (IANS/AKI) An Italian miner, who along with other workers occupied a coal mine on the island of Sardinia, slit his wrist during a press conference Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Jharkhand mine floods, one killed (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 28 (IANS) At least two mine officials, including a manager, were trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday after water from a nearby mine gushed ... Read more...

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Miners trapped in Jharkhand


August 28th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 28 (IANS) An unspecified number of miners were trapped in a coal mine in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Tuesday after water from a nearby mine gushed in, officials said.Over ... Read more...

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Italians occupy mine 400 metres underground


August 28th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 28 (IANS/AKI) Around 40 mine workers have occupied a coal mine on the Italian island of Sardinia, demanding investment in a 200 million euro project.The workers at the ... Read more...

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Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

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China to shut hundreds of coal mines


July 31st, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) The Chinese government has decided to close hundreds of small mines over the year to ensure safety in the coal mine industry."We should use the opportunity ... Read more...

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53 rescuers pulled out of southwest China mine, 5 workers trapped


July 29th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by BNO News
PU'AN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Fifty-three rescuers were pulled out after being trapped in a mine where five miners remain missing in southwestern China, local authorities said Friday.The group of fifty-three rescuers ... Read more...

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Gigantic new turtle fossil discovered


July 12th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Paleontologists have discovered a gigantic new species of fossil turtle that lived 60 million years ago in what is now northwestern South America.Named Puentemys mushaisaensis because ... Read more...

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Seven Chinese miners killed in gas burst (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) A sudden burst of gas inside a coal mine in China's central province of Hunan killed at least seven miners Sunday, officials said.A total of 39 ... Read more...

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11 trapped miners in China still alive


July 8th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Eleven of the 16 trapped miners in a flooded coal mine in China were alive three days after the accident, authorities said Sunday.Medical personnel had gone ... Read more...

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Nine jailed in China for mine flood that killed 38


June 18th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) Nine people have been sentenced to varied terms in jail for a deadly flood in a Chinese coal mine that killed 38 people two years ago.A ... Read more...

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Australia throws spanner in GVK’s $6.4-bn coal mine project


June 5th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Indian infrastructure major GVK Group suffered a setback Tuesday with the Australian government halting work on the $6.4-billion Alpha coal mine project in Queensland till it ... Read more...

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Three die in Jharkhand mine collapse


May 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Three women miners, involved in illegal mining, died after an abandoned mine caved-in in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district Saturday, police said.According to police sources, seven to eight ... Read more...

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Trapped miner found alive after 17 days


May 19th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) In a miraculous escape, a miner has been found alive 17 days after being trapped underground following a coal mine flood in China's Heilongjiang province, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Scientists find car-sized turtle fossil


May 18th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Imagine a giant turtle the size of an average car with a shell large enough to double as a kiddie pool. Paleontologists from North Carolina State ... Read more...

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Wine or script - What made Manoj accept ‘…Wasseypur’?


May 18th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose "Gangs Of Wasseypur" will be premiered at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival, says he is still unsure what convinced Manoj ... Read more...

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Two officials sacked after mine flood in China


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Two officials in China have been sacked following flooding in a coal mine that left nine people dead, the authorities said Thursday.The two officials who are ... Read more...

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China: 11 workers confirmed dead in Changzhi mine accident


April 17th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by BNO News
TAIYUAN, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Eleven workers were found dead on Monday after a coal mine was flooded in northern China late last week, the government confirmed on Tuesday. There were no ... Read more...

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Coral reefs will survive ravages of warming: Scientists


April 17th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Marine scientists in Australia undertaking the world's first large-scale investigation of the impact of climate change on coral reefs suggest that many of them would survive ... Read more...

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China develops coal mine early-warning system


March 29th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has developed its first coal mine early-warning system that will enable getting advance warning about potential dangers in coal mines.According to the National Science and ... Read more...

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Elevator crashes at mine in eastern China, killing 13


March 17th, 2012 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
LUCHENG TOWNSHIP, China (BNO NEWS) -- Thirteen mine workers were killed on early Thursday morning when an elevator fell out of control and slammed into the bottom of an iron ore mine ... Read more...

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Indian billionaires jostle for coal in Australia


March 4th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Driven by an insatiable demand for energy back home, a number of Indian billionaires are jostling to get their hands on Australian coal mines.G.V.K. Reddy-led and ... Read more...

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Four Chinese officials jailed over deadly colliery flood


February 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Four officials have been sentenced from three to 13 years in jail for last year's coal mine flooding that killed 13 people in China's Hunan province, ... Read more...

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Seven killed in China mine collapse


February 20th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) Seven coal miners died in China's Shanxi province when the roof of the coal mine they were in collapsed Sunday, authorities confirmed Monday.The accident, Sunday afternoon ... Read more...

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India’s JSW Energy to set up power plant in South Africa


February 14th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Integrated power generator JSW Energy, looking for suitable acquisitions inside India, is planning to set up a 450-600-MW coal-fired plant in South Africa where the power ... Read more...

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Chinese firm builds 200-million-tonne coal base


January 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS) Shenhua Shendong Coal Group Corp produced 202 million tonnes of commercial coal in 2011, becoming the first 200-million-tonne commercial coal production base in China.The company ... Read more...

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Hindalco to invest $5 billion more, double aluminium capacity


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Hindalco Industries Limited, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, is looking to more than double its aluminium production capacity by 2016 with an ... Read more...

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India’s iron ore export to China has colonial trade pattern: Official


November 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Miramar (Goa), Nov 18 (IANS) In a sharp indictment of the huge volumes of Indian iron ore being shipped to China without proper planning, a senior official of the central ... Read more...

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