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Govt hopes Oppn parties would end disruption of Parliament

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 10:48

Parliament proceedings have remained disrupted for three days with the BJP-led parties seeking resignation of the Prime Minister on the issue of CAG report on coal block allocation.

Parliament impasse: Shinde meets Swaraj

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 15:56

Shinde said the Prime Minister himself has publicly said that he was prepared to discuss the CAG report on coal block allocation on the floor of the House.

Mine accident in China, eight killed

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 12:19

At least eight miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in north China`s Shanxi province were found dead on Saturday.

Sharad Pawar named as head of GoM on coal-mining

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 20:49

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has been named as head of the Group of Ministers on coal-mining, a position earlier held by Pranab Mukherjee.

Natural resources can't be exclusive domain of govt: Ruia

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 23:23

Noting that recent controversies over natural resources have put stakeholders at risk, Essar group Saturday said such wealth cannot be the exclusive domain of the government if it wanted industry with the private sector.

BJP takes credit for CVC decision on coal mining a

Last Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 16:30

BJP on Friday sought to take credit for the CVC decision to refer complaints regarding coal mining allotments to the CBI for a preliminary inquiry.

Panel recommends green nod to NTPC's coal project in Orissa

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 15:39

Power producer NTPC's 7 million tons per annum (mtpa) coal mining project in Orissa has been recommended for green clearance, but with certain riders, by a committee of Environment Ministry.

CAG estimates on coal blocks "illogical": Jaiswal

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 17:27

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Monday described CAG draft report on allocation of coal blocks without auction as "illogical", asking by that yardstick even water used in the hydro projects should be charged.

Govt realises Rs 632 cr in fines for illegal mining

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 16:12

The government on Monday said it has realised fines worth Rs 632 crore from companies and officials found involved in illegal mining between 2006 and September last year.

16 arrested for illegal mining in Goa

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 14:55

Goa police have arrested 16 people for illegal iron ore mining.

'No competitive bidding led to tardy coal blocks development'

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 22:14

Industry body CII on Thursday said the allocation of coal blocks without introduction of competitive bidding has led to their sluggish development.

We have not reaped windfall profit: NTPC chief

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 18:34

State-run NTPC on Thursday said it has not reaped any windfall profit from the coal mines allocated during 2004-09, amid uproar in Parliament over a CAG report pegging Rs 10.67 lakh loss to the exchequer on account of coal allocation during that period.