India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas | Friday May 22, 2015
The decision to allocate a coal field in Jharkhand to industrialist Naveen Jindal's company was taken by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, two senior government officers accused of corruption said today in court.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 15, 2015
The Essar Group was allegedly in touch with the then Finance Minister over the issue of Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the erstwhile UPA government for clearances on coal allocation issues, a non-governmental organisation has said in a publi...
Thursday May 14, 2015
The government recently auctioned coal blocks in two phases, which had garnered over Rs 2 lakh crore from just 29 blocks, surpassing the presumptive loss figure of Rs 1.86 lakh crore estimated earlier by government auditor CAG for allotment of mines ...
Tuesday May 12, 2015
The PMO's direction came at the meeting with Coal Ministry officials held yesterday under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Nripendra Mishra, said an official source.
Press Trust of India | Friday May 1, 2015
In a bid to expedite operations from the recently allocated coal mines, the Environment Ministry had amended EC norms after a request made by the Coal Ministry to facilitate transfer of ECs to successful coal bidders.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 30, 2015
Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai today said the big-ticket corruption scandals are a thing of the past and the recent auction of coal blocks and spectrum stand a "test of transparency".
Wednesday April 22, 2015
The announcement comes a day after the Competition Commission stated that it is looking into the possible cartelisation in the bidding of three coal blocks.
Saturday April 18, 2015
The Coal Ministry is expected to sign a pact on Monday with the Railways and the Odisha government to implement projects for evacuation of fuel, a top official said on Saturday.
Sunday April 5, 2015
The auctions and allotments of 67 coal blocks so far has unlocked a total value of nearly Rs 4,00,000 crore, a senior Coal Ministry official has said.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 24, 2015
The court also issued notice to Coal Ministry and sought its response by April 8 on the pleas of JSPL, NIPL and Prism.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Tuesday March 24, 2015
Stung by leaks of classified documents, the government has made it mandatory for bureaucrats to take permission before carrying files home. Ministries have also been ordered to reduce the use of intercoms and maintain a record of all photocopies made...
Thomson Reuters | Saturday March 21, 2015
The ministry had examined nine blocks whose surprise low bids prompted the designation "outliers". But bids for five of those mines were accepted, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet message early on Saturday.
Thomson Reuters | Tuesday March 17, 2015
The Coal Ministry said it will decide this week the fate of nine winning mine bids it is re-examining to rule out any price discrepancies, despite criticism that its move to reopen some of the tenders will hurt business sentiment.
Press Trust of India | Sunday March 1, 2015
The Coal Ministry on Sunday received 107 applications from public sector undertakings (PSUs) like NTPC, SAIL, DVC and NLC for allocation of 43 coal blocks to be given to state-run firms.
Monday February 23, 2015
The government was successful in selling all the 19 mines in the first lot of auction which began on February 14.
India News | Written by Sidharth Pandey | Sunday February 22, 2015
A year after the World Health Organisation declared Delhi had the worst air quality in the world, a new study by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has today sounded alarm bells over air pollution, particularly from coal based power plants....
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Mala Das | Saturday February 21, 2015
Five senior energy company employees were arrested by the Delhi Police's Crime Branch on Friday in connection with the case of corporate espionage involving top-secret government documents. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today tweeted that the ...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Saturday February 21, 2015
The Crime Branch of Delhi Police arrested five senior energy company employees on Friday in connection with the case of corporate espionage involving government documents. The stolen documents included top-secret government information not just from ...
Press Trust of Inda | Thursday February 12, 2015
"Out of the 176 applications we received, 134 are found to be technically valid," Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told reporters here.
Sunday January 18, 2015
Mahan coal block in Singrauli coalfields in Madhya Pradesh was earlier allocated in 2006 to Essar Power and Hindalco Industries for their end-use plants.
Tuesday January 13, 2015
There is a proposal to sell 10 per cent stake in Coal India which is likely to get the government Rs 24,000 crore at current prices.
Friday December 26, 2014
The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal blocks will meet next week to examine the issue of bank guarantee of blocks which was reviewed by it earlier.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday December 20, 2014
Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai has been requested by the Indian Railways to evolve a transparency mechanism for the functioning of the ministry and its operations.
Saturday December 13, 2014
The government on Friday said it has finalised rules for the auction of 204 coal mines that were deallocated by the Supreme Court.