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Coal India achieves near-target performance


September 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) With coal dominating the political discourse, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil Wednesday said Coal India Ltd (CIL) had achieved over 97 percent ... 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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Reverse privatisation of minerals: CPI-M


August 30th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The 'coalgate' row should be used to reverse the privatisation of natural and mineral resources in India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said ... Read more...

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BJP to take coal blocks issue to people


August 28th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) After blocking parliament functioning for entire week, the BJP Tuesday said it will take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people and will ... Read more...

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Congress demands auction of Goa iron ore mines


August 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) The ongoing controversy over the alleged Rs.1.86 lakh crore coal block allocation scam could have lessons for the multi-million dollar iron ore mining industry in Goa.The ... Read more...

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Rs.1.85 lakh crore coal blocks loss is flawed, says minister


August 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar Saturday said that the CAG's calculation of Rs.1.85 lakh crore loss over allocation of coal blocks to ... Read more...

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Coal Minister invites foreign investment


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal Friday invited foreign investors to invest in India's coal sector saying the country is making all efforts to boost growth in ... 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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Nine dead in China coal mine accident


April 24th, 2012 - 5:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Nine miners died in a blast early Monday at a coal mine in China's Inner Mongolia region, officials said.The explosion took place around 3.20 a.m. in ... Read more...

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59 MoUs for power plants in Chhattisgarh


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 3 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, which has roughly one-fifth of India's total known coal reserves, has signed 59 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) since January 2007 with various power plants, ... Read more...

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Gas policy reforms will incentivise production, draw investors: PM


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The government is looking at reforming its gas pricing policy to attract investors, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday, adding that remunerative prices were ... Read more...

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BJP attacks prime minister, calls president’s address ‘farewell speech’ (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accusing him of being involved in corruption, and termed the president's address as ... Read more...

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Myntdu Leskha hydel project commissioned


February 29th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Amlarem (Meghalaya), Feb 29 (IANS) Power-starved Meghalaya Wednesday added 42 MW of power by formally commissioning the first phase of a hydroelectric power project in Jaintia Hills district.The commissioning of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh, Railways ink deal for three rail corridors


February 28th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Monday signed a deal with the Indian Railways for developing three rail corridors in the state's poverty-hit northern region that has roughly one-fifth of the ... Read more...

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China halts operations at hundreds of mines


February 18th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese authorities have halted operations of hundreds of illegal coalmines in the country's resource-rich Inner Mongolia region, officials said Saturday.About 9,000 mines were checked as part ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh rail corridor project report finalised


February 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 14 (IANS) A working group set up last week in Chhattisgarh to prepare a report about a Rs. 40,000 crore industrial rail corridor project has finalised its ... Read more...

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Coal India asked to streamline supply to power producers


February 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A governmental panel, headed by Pulok Chatterji, principal secretary to the prime minister, Wednesday directed Coal India to streamline supply so that production at ... Read more...

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Coal India rolls back recent price hike


January 31st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Following opposition from several users, state-owned Coal India (CIL) Tuesday decided to roll back the prices of the commodity it hiked earlier this month.CIL ... 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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Infrastructure development key to energy security: FICCI


December 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India needs to develop its infrastructure and increase production efficiency in the oil and gas sector to secure its long-term energy security, a ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh can maintain 11 percent GDP: Raman Singh


December 8th, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 8 (IANS) Mineral-rich but insurgency-ridden Chhattisgarh can maintain its high GDP growth rate of 11 percent for years, claims Chief Minister Raman Singh."Despite Maoist insurgency in iron ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to add 1,500 MW power by 2012


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 22 (IANS) Coal-rich Chhattisgarh will add 1,500 MW electricity by 2012 that will raise its power generation capacity to 3,424 MW from the current 1,924 MW, official sources ... Read more...

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Massive power cuts in Karnataka, Bangalore spared


October 10th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 10 (IANS) Rural Karnataka will go without power for eight hours a day from Tuesday following a massive dip in power generation in the state, the government ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks more coal, power to stave off crisis


October 8th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 8 (IANS) Karnataka Saturday appealed to the central government for immediate daily supply of 500MW of power and increased coal flow as the power crisis worsened in ... Read more...

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Urgent steps needed to deal with petrol shortage: Pakistan paper


June 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 9 (IANS) The Pakistan government must take urgent steps to deal with the petrol shortage in the country, a Pakistani paper said Thursday, urging it to rein ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh sees record rise in mineral revenue


June 6th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh, with nearly 20 percent iron ore and coal reserves of the country, has recorded a jump of over Rs.800 crore in revenue from minerals in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand coal output hit by Maoist menace, says Jaiswal


April 14th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government must improve law and order conditions as the coal production in the state, which has the largest coal reserves in India, has been ... Read more...

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Pakistan mine blast toll rises to 45


March 21st, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) The toll in a coal mine explosion in southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province rose to 45 Monday, a minister said, as hopes of finding any survivors faded.At ... Read more...

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Renewable energy next big thing: World Bank


February 11th, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Renewable energy is set to be the next big technology industry, with the potential to transform the trillion dollar energy industry across the world, World Bank said in ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh villagers tell Vedanta to give up project


January 31st, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujeet Kumar Taraimar (Chhattisgarh), Jan 31 (IANS) Villagers broke down at a public hearing held here Monday while urging the Vedanta Resources officials to "kill us now rather than trying to acquire ... Read more...

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Coal reserves found in Tripura


November 29th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 29 (IANS) The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found huge coal reserves in the northeastern state of Tripura, officials said here Monday."We have found coal reserves of sub-bitumen grade ... Read more...

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India’s largest initial public offering opens Monday


October 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) State-run Coal India's $3.5 billion dollar initial public offering (IPO), the biggest in the history of Corporate India, will open Monday at a price band of Rs.225-245 a ... Read more...

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States have to curb illegal coal mining: Jaiswal


October 11th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) The onus of curbing illegal coal mining lies on the states, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Monday."The state governments have to activate their police and administrative machinery ... Read more...

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NALCO to finalise Indonesia coal deal by January


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2 (IANS) State-owned National Aluminium Company (NALCO) will finalise a deal with a coal source in Indonesia for its $4 billion aluminium project in that country by January 2011, NALCO ... Read more...

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Two bn tonnes of coal reserves found in Pakistan


October 1st, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) At least two billion tonnes of coal reserves have been discovered in Pakistan's Sindh province, an official said.The reserves have been found in Sindh's Tharparkar district, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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