The Congress workers took out rallies and stopped trains at several stations across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday to express their ire against summons issued to former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh in connection with the coal blocks allocation scam.
Claiming that the Centre is trying to privatise most of the coal sector "by stealth", Congress on Wednesday said five lakh workers are on the largest strike the industry has seen in four decades but the government is simply "wishing it away".
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday submitted the reports of the Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy to Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal. The report covers the contemporary issues and challenges in respect of the the latter's ministries.
A new study has revealed that although global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use and cement production has reached an all new high, the growth has been notably slower at 2 percent than on average in the last ten years.
The CBI was on Tuesday directed by a special court to record statements of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was holding charge as Coal Minister in 2005, and others in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla.
The Centre will allocate a coal mine with 400 million tonne capacity for a plant in Uttar Pradesh by February and sanction Rs 500 crore to the state within a month to upgrade the distribution network, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.