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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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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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PMO ensures Coal India supplies adequate to power plants


February 15th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With power producers clamouring for its intervention in ensuring coal supplies, the Prime Minister's Office Wednesday said it has asked state miner Coal India ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu seeks Rs.3,000 crore grant, energy port


January 19th, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu sought an one time grant of Rs.3,000 crore and setting up of a gas grid connecting the major cities of the state ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh winds up two-day Tamil Nadu visit (Roundup)


December 26th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday wound up his two-day Tamil Nadu visit, during which he inaugurated the 125th birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Chennai, Jayalalithaa raises Mullaperiyar (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Sunday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Raj Bhavan here and submitted a memorandum reiterating her earlier requests ... Read more...

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Coal supply to power plants being shored up: Government


October 15th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) The government Saturday said it has scaled up the delivery of coal to thermal power plants to avert electricity shortages in the festive season."The coal ... Read more...

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India’s power situation grim, efforts on to ease crunch


October 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Shortage of power in states such as Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka Friday threatened to cascade into a pan-India crisis with coal supplies hit ... Read more...

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Maharashtra begins ‘no power days’ for agro-sector


October 12th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday described the ongoing power crisis in the state due to non-availability of coal as a "national issue", ... Read more...

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Karnataka team in Delhi to ask for power


October 12th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A team from Karnataka, headed by Energy Minister Shobha Karandlaje, arrived in New Delhi Wednesday to plead with the central government for more power ... 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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Telangana agitation trips power supply in Maharashtra


October 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 10 (IANS) The ongoing agitation for a separate Telangana state in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh has had a fallout in Maharashtra - massive power cuts since the past ... Read more...

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Telangana strike on, power cut in Hyderabad


September 21st, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The indefinite strike by government employees, teachers, transport and coal workers, lawyers and other sections of people in Telangana for separate statehood continued for the ... Read more...

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Telangana collieries strike hits power supplies in south India


September 15th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The indefinite strike by employees of Singareni Collieries in Telangana has hit electricity supplies to the southern states with authorities in Andhra Pradesh imposing ... Read more...

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China announces control guidelines to avoid price rises


November 18th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China on Wednesday announced control guidelines on prices to aid consumers facing rising inflation which rose food prices by 10.1 percent in October, the state-run Xinhua news ... Read more...

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Coal India in talks with US companies to acquire mines


November 13th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Nov 13(ANI): Kolkata-based Coal India is in talks with Peabody Energy and Massey Energy to acquire mines from the two US companies.Coal India is the world's largest coal miner by production, ... Read more...

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NTPC mulls stakes in two Indonesian coal mines


August 30th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India's largest power generator NTPC Monday said it is considering buying stakes in two Indonesian coal mines this fiscal to secure coal supplies to its plants. "We ... Read more...

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Power sector’s dependence on coal to continue


September 10th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The power sector will continue to be largely dependant on coal-based thermal power plants to meet its energy needs for the next 15-20 years, Power Secretary H.S. ... Read more...

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Steel Authority net slips 27 percent


July 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) State-run steel major Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Thursday reported 27.7 percent fall in its net profit to Rs.1,326 crore ($274 million) for the quarter ended ... Read more...

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Government again warns against steel price hike


June 11th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) Any hike in steel prices is unjustifiable as the cost of iron ore and coking coal have come down since last year, Steel Secretary P.K. Rastogi said here ... Read more...

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State-run firms tie up to secure coal supplies abroad


May 21st, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) State-run energy firms have floated a joint venture for overseas acquisition of coal mines and securing cooking and thermal coals supplies. The new company, International Coal Ventures, would ... Read more...

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Domestic coal prices will not fall further: Coal India


January 15th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Domestic coal will not get any cheaper, India's largest coal company said here Thursday."International prices may fall depending on demand but domestic prices won't fall further as it ... Read more...

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Power situation improves in Maharashtra


January 12th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) With an eye to the forthcoming elections, the Maharashtra government Monday announced marginal relief in load-shedding across the state from Tuesday.Power Minister Sunil Tatkare said the move would ... 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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South Eastern Coalfields curtails coal supply to private firms


August 30th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 30 (IANS) India's leading coal producer South Eastern Coalfields Ltd (SECL) has curtailed coal supply to private parties in nine states to help the state-run power plants tide over the ... Read more...

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India needs to look beyond coal-based power, says coal minister


August 20th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) India needs to look beyond coal and tap non-conventional and renewable sources of energy such as hydropower and nuclear energy, says Minister of State for Coal Santosh ... Read more...

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NALCO alumina refinery faces acute coal shortage


July 29th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO), India's second largest aluminum producer, Tuesday said it may shut down its alumina refinery in Orissa due to coal shortage. The refinery at ... Read more...

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Centre announces new coal distribution policy


November 14th, 2007 - 2:32 am ICT by admin
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