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350 detonators, explosives recovered in Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:34

A total of 350 detonators and five kg explosives were recovered from an unauthorised coal depot at Kuldiha, 50 km from here, police said today.

Coal mafia beckons Bollywood filmmakers

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 20:15

After shunning it for decades, it seems Hindi filmmakers have woken up to `coal mafia` in a big way. After 2012`s two-part realistic drama `Gangs of Wasseypur` and latest release `Gunday`, this Friday brings `Koyelaanchal`, another expose on the same.

PM should reveal names of those who pressurised for coal allocation: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 19:59

BJP termed as "explosive" PC Parakh`s letter to PM Manmohan Singh alleging coal mafia in ministry and asked to reveal names of MPs who pressurized government for making coal allocations.

Coal Mafia exists within coal ministry: PC Parakh

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 09:54

Letters of former coal secretary PC Parakh and then coal minister Shibu Soren written in 2005 have added a new twist to the coal allocation scam case.

Coal mafia arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 12:33

An alleged coal mafia, Rakesh Singh, has been arrested from near a school at Durgapur.

Journalist assaulted by coal mafia in Assam

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 20:25

A reporter of a private TV news channel was attacked and severely injured by the coal mafia in Assam.

Mafia, illegal mining causing loss of Rs 12cr/month: ECL

Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 17:10

Eastern Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India, on Sunday said illegal mining coupled with mafia operations at its mines is causing a loss of Rs 12 crore to it every month as production of about 40,000 tonnes is being hampered.

Mamata promises stern action against coal mafia, backers

Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 18:47

WB CM also alleged that the coal mafia enjoyed political shelter under the erstwhile Left Front rule.

Govt for taskforces to clampdown on coal mafia: Official

Last Updated: Sunday, February 20, 2011, 12:39

India is home to cumulative coal reserves of 267 billion tonnes, the largest in the world.

Coal mafia man gives cheque to CM for college; to be returned

Last Updated: Monday, October 11, 2010, 18:01

A cheque handed over to West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee by a man said to be belonging to the coal mafia for construction of a college building in Burdwan district will be returned.