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Gadkari sends legal notice to Digvijay for defamation


September 14th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) BJP president Nitin Gadkari Friday sent a legal notice to Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh for allegedly defaming him by his comments on his business ... Read more...

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Will he, won’t he? Congress awaits Rahul’s next move


September 13th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Will the suspense over Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's next step finally end this month?It could well be with the Congress agog with talk ... Read more...

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Discovery Channel to air 10-part series on coal


September 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) At a time when coal is dominating the political discourse in India, a 10-part Discovery Channel television series titled "Coal" premieres Sunday.A Discovery Networks Asia ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibbal defends PM on coal issue, says BJP spreading canard


September 8th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Defending Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the allocation of coal blocks, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibbal Saturday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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SP, BSP MPs scuffle over promotion quota bill (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was marred for the 11th day Wednesday over the 'coalgate' saga, but it was an ugly clash between a BSP and ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted, quota bill introduced (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government Wednesday introduced amid commotion a bill in the Rajya Sabha to guarantee job promotions in the government for Dalits and tribals even ... Read more...

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Facing allegations for being a Jaiswal: Coal minister


September 4th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday played to the gallery, saying he was being targeted because of his community and noted that the screening process ... Read more...

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Government, BJP refuse to bend, parliament crippled (Roundup)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The logjam over 'coalgate' crippled parliament for the ninth day Monday, with the BJP adamant on the cancellation of the controversial coal mines allocation ... Read more...

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PM has no right to remain silent: BJP (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Keeping up its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the alleged faulty allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said ... Read more...

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PM has no right to silence: BJP


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Keeping up its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the alleged faulty allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said ... Read more...

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Reliance Power starts production at Sasan mines


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Reliance Power has begun mining coal from Sasan blocks in Madhya Pradesh six months ahead of schedule, the company said Monday. It targets raising the output ... Read more...

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PM’s defence of coal blocks allocation unconvincing: Advani (Lead)


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's defence of the coal blocks allocation as "totally unconvincing".In his latest blog, Advani pulled ... Read more...

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Six Odisha coal mines closed


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) Six coal mines were ordered closed in Odisha as they were operating without forest clearances, an official said Sunday.One open cast mine and five underground mines ... Read more...

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UPA looting national resources: Prakash Karat


August 31st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 31 (IANS) The UPA government has been giving opportunities to multi-national and private companies to loot India's natural resources, including coal, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General ... 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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Prime Minister’s statement on coal block allocation


August 27th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday made a statement in both houses of parliament on coal block allocation for which the opposition is asking for ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rules out ban on rat-hole mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Meghalaya's draft mining policy does not propose to ban rat-hole coal mining despite widespread opposition to it, a minister said Wednesday.Rat-hole mining is a primitive method ... Read more...

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India lost $37 bn by not auctioning coal mines: Auditor (Intro Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's exchequer could have been richer by Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) if competitive bidding, rather than arbitrary allotment, was adopted to give coal ... Read more...

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Auction of coal mines could have fetched $37 bn more: Auditor (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian exchequer could have earned Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) more if a competitive bidding process was followed in the award of coal ... Read more...

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32 Mexico coal mines shuttered for safety reasons


August 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's government said 32 small coal mines in the northern state of Coahuila have been closed due to safety concerns, a move taken after 13 ... Read more...

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169 killed in North Korea floods


August 6th, 2012 - 3:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Severe floods have killed up to 169 people and injured 144 in North Korea since July, state KCNA news agency reported.Another 400 people have gone ... 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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Raise power capacity on war footing: India Inc


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With the worst power blackout in India affecting almost half the country and causing business losses of thousands of crores of rupees, India Inc. Tuesday ... Read more...

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‘Jharkhand criminals posing as Maoists to extort money’


June 20th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 20 (IANS) Criminals have been extorting money from businessmen and companies in Jharkhand posing as Maoists, a police official said Wednesday."In the past six months, some cases have ... Read more...

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Team Anna rejects CBI probe in ‘coalgate’ (Second Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Team Anna Friday rejected as irrelevant a CBI probe ordered into irregularities in coal block allocations, saying it will give a clean chit to Prime ... Read more...

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Team Anna rejects CBI probe in ‘coalgate’ (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 1 (IANS) Team Anna Friday rejected as irrelevant a CBI probe ordered into irregularities in coal block allocation, saying it will give a clean cheat to the ... Read more...

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Coal ’scam’ disrupts parliament (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were disrupted Tuesday over the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) reportedly pointing to a loss of over Rs.180,000 crore ($40 ... Read more...

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India plans sovereign fund to buy coal assets abroad


May 4th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Realising that India needs to be more aggressive in acquiring coal assets overseas to boost energy security, the government is considering setting up a sovereign ... Read more...

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Coal workers threaten to go on strike


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A trade union associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday threatened to go on strike from July 10 against alleged irregularities in allocation ... Read more...

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Government decides in favour of R-Power’s coal transfer plan


April 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on ultra mega power projects (UMPP) Saturday agreed not to review an earlier decision of allowing Reliance Power ... 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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‘Chhattisgarh coal block rates led to Rs. 1,000 crore loss’


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 3 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Tuesday slammed the state-owned Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) for accepting lower rates for commercial mining of coal blocks in ... 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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A Pakistani minister owns almost a town!


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) A provincial minister in Pakistan owns a tract of land that equals a small town - 24,338 acres to be precise. Another wears diamond-studded Rolex watches ... Read more...

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