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Final decision on 9 coal blocks by Friday

Nine successful bidders of captive coal blocks will have to wait to take control of the coal mines till the government takes a final call on the bidding price. The government is re-examining nine w

Coal India may link promotions to performance

After taking revolutionary steps like e-auction to bring in transparency in the allocation of coal blocks, nation`s coal giant Coal India (CIL) has decided to set up four committees to consider pro

Evening digest: AAP leaders meet Rajnath Singh to discuss transfer of official

Delhi government today took up with union home minister Rajnath Singh its demand for an inquiry into the transfer of VAT commissioner Vijay Kumar as it alleged that lt governor Najeeb Jung did not

Morning briefing: Arvind Kejriwal hails Amir Khan`s remark on `intolerance`

Shortly after Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Monday said that violence in the name of religion is condemnable, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came out in support of him for speaking out against

The Coal India Saga: Fuelling growth

A few kilometres from the Dhanbad railway station lies Jharia Coal Field (JCF), one of the biggest coalfields in India. It is also the biggest mine under Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), a subsid

How WhatsApp can help a turnaround

Western Coalfields (WCL), a CIL subsidiary, was making profits till 2009-10. But it had to scale down its production due to extra safety precautions following a labourer’s death in a mine mis

Coal plants behind recurring droughts: Greenpeace

India’s growing consumption of coal for energy is likely to worsen the drought situation as well as water crisis in the coming years. According to data released by NGO Greenpeace, the

State-run PSUs can take up commercial mining in 16 coal mines

For the first time, the coal ministry expects to discover market-determined prices for coal after it allots 16 coal mines to state government-run companies for commercial mining. The

Coal India violating rights of adivasis, claims Amnesty

Amnesty International India has released an investigative report on how mining operations by India`s largest coal producing state-owned Coal India Limited has violated the rights of adivasis. 

Disinvestment rakes in Rs 21,000 crore

 The government has raised Rs 21,000 crore through stake sales and buybacks in April-September 2016-17. This is the highest-ever first half disinvestment revenue for any year, raising expectat

Indian power plants not designed to run on indigenous coal: Goyal

It is very unfortunate that India continues to import coal from other countries despite the fact that we are a coal surplus nation today, said Piyush Goyal, union minister of state (IC) for

Coal India misses production target

 Coal India Ltd (CIL), a maharatna PSU, produced 323.57 million tonnes (MT) of coal in the first eight months of the current fiscal, reported Press Trust of India. However, the world

A mirage called disinvestment

The government is getting ambitious. It wants to divest some PSU shareholding and raise a staggering Rs 72,500 crore during the 2017-18 fiscal. The mood is upbeat among finance ministry mandarins d

PSUs must be more disciplined: Anil Swarup

 Public sector undertakings (PSUs) can become more efficient only through discipline, said Anil Swarup, secretary, department of school education and literacy, ministry of human resource devel

The curious case of HC Gupta

His colleagues in the bureaucracy say he’s clean. His 37 years as an IAS officer were spotless. His services batchmate SY Quraishi, a former chief election commissioner, goes so far as to say

Rise in coal based thermal power generation

 There has been growth of 17 percent in coal based thermal power generation, primarily due to reduction in hydro power generation by 12 percent, in nuclear power generation by 36 percent and o

Coal India Ltd’s mobile app launched

 Union minister of railways and coal, Piyush Goyal, has launched a mobile app — Grahak Sadak Koyla Vitaran to benefit Coal India Limited (CIL) customers lifting coal through road mode.

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