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Coal India coal import plans face opposition


September 14th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Coal India's plan to import coal following a government diktat has raised the hackles of workers' unions and former top officials of the state-run firm who ... Read more...

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Emerging Kerala investment meet to see 51 nations taking part


August 31st, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 31 (IANS) Some 51 countries have confirmed their participation in the "Emerging Kerala 2012" investment meet to be held here Sep 12-14, officials said.Alkesh Kumar Sharma, managing ... 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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CPI-M wants cancellation of coal allocation, demand probe (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal block allocations found faulty by the official auditor and ... Read more...

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Opposition parties slam PM’s statement on CAG report


August 27th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement in parliament on coal block allocation was criticised by opposition parties Monday with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing ... Read more...

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Cancel coal allocation, says CPI-M


August 27th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal blocks allocation found faulty by the official auditor and said they may be ... Read more...

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Most opposition parties favour debate over coal saga


August 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has paralysed parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation but most other opposition groups favour a debate on ... Read more...

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30 coal blocks start production out of 195 allocated


August 13th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Out of 195 coal blocks allocated to public and private sectors, 30 have started production, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said Monday.Replying ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects bottlenecks to be removed: Chidambaram


August 6th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will remove bottlenecks for quicker implementation of infrastructure projects, union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said here Monday. ... 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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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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FICCI calls for radical policy reforms in energy sector


May 7th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Voicing its concern over the emerging energy crisis in India, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Monday called for radical policy reforms ... Read more...

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Alleged coal scam deeply shocking: Naveen Patnaik


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 22 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday said the alleged scam of Rs.10.67 lakh crore was "deeply shocking" for the country's coal mining sector."The coal scam by ... Read more...

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Coal shortage could hit hard power projects


October 9th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Uncertain coal supply from mines in the country and problems in importing fuel could lead to massive shortageS for Indian power plants and result in ... Read more...

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India may face 200 mn tonnes coal shortage


September 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Shortage in supply of coal from domestic sources is likely to exceed 200 million tonnes during the next (12th) Five Year Plan (2012-17) if proactive ... Read more...

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Consensus on commercial mining of coal to be evolved


April 28th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal today said that as a part of energy sector reforms, the Government is trying to evolve a consensus on commercial mining of ... Read more...

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50 percent infrastructure projects delayed: Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Progress on key infrastructure projects, especially roads, power and railways, has not been satisfactory as more than half the central projects have been delayed, resulting in ... Read more...

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Government seeks private funding for infrastructure development in 12th Plan


February 21st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said the private sector will have to join the government in the mammoth funding of US dollar one trillion (over Rs ... Read more...

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India seeks clean coal technologies from South Africa


January 6th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 6 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has sought help from South Africa in the field of clean technologies like conversion of the mineral into oil, gasification and underground mining using ... Read more...

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India’s JSW buys Canadian coal company (Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 24 (IANS) India Inc. made yet another foray into the resource-rich Canadian market with JSW Energy buying the Canadian coal company CIC Energy for $422 million, thereby giving ... Read more...

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JSW buys Canadian coal company


November 24th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 24 (IANS) India Inc. made yet another entry into resource-rich Canadian market, with JSW Energy buying the Canadian coal company CIC Energy for $422 million.The deal at $7.42 ... Read more...

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Coal ministry included in environment appraisal of power projects


July 9th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) After the environment ministry was criticised for delaying coal projects, a senior official from the latter will now be part of an environment appraisal committee for power ... Read more...

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Australian delegation calls on Coal Minister


February 5th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): An Australian delegation led by Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism Martin Ferguson on Friday called on Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal in the ... Read more...

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Coal blocks to be allocated through auction


June 24th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Coal blocks will be allocated to various sectors through the auction process, Coal Minister Sriparakash Jaiswal said here Wednesday. "For this, the concerned Act will be amended," the minister ... Read more...

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More power capacity planned, accent on rural electrification


June 4th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The government plans to add at least 13,000 mega watt of electricity generating capacity each year that will include more village and rural electrification, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Minister hints at hiking coal prices


May 29th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The government may hike coal prices marginally, Minister of State for Coal (Independent Charge) Sriprakash Jaiswal said here Friday. "Keeping in view the current economic situation, ... Read more...

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National Mineral Development Corp eyes West Bengal coal block


November 18th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Public sector company National Mineral Development Corp (NMDC), will invest Rs.10 billion to explore, develop and mine coal blocks in West Bengal, a top company official said here ... Read more...

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Infrastructure sectors stage recovery in September


November 7th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Six core infrastructure industries staged a minor recovery in September with a growth of 5.1 percent, against 2.7 percent in the month before and 6.9 percent in ... Read more...

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Australia eyes partnering India in mining exploration (With: India seeks Australian mining expertise to meet energy demand)


November 4th, 2008 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) A number of Australian companies are interested in investing in mining exploration in India, a minister of that country said here Tuesday."India has huge resources of mining and ... Read more...

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Planners’ meet kicks off coal sector reforms process


September 3rd, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Indian government kicked off the process of coal sector reforms when senior Planning Commission officials met Wednesday to discuss various aspects including that of granting linkages ... Read more...

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US to invest $10 bn for clean energy, asks India to follow suit


June 17th, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The US plans to invest $9 billion to build state-of-the-art coal plants and another $1 billion for research and development to check carbon emissions from the coal-fired units, ... Read more...

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Bagrodia for safety of coal workers


April 7th, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Strongly pitching for transparency and weeding out favouritism and corruption in the coal sector, newly inducted Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia Monday called for safety ... Read more...

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India’s infrastructure industries log 8.7 percent growth


April 3rd, 2008 - 3:00 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Six main infrastructure industries in India, including crude oil, power generation and coal production, registered a 8.7 percent growth in February against 7.6 percent in the same ... Read more...

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Rakia to aid industrialisation in Indonesia


February 19th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia) and its subsidiary RAK Minerals and Metals Investments (RMMI) said Tuesday that they will develop industrial and ... Read more...

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