Coal auction: Eight blocks to go under hammer from January 18
Coal auction: Eight blocks to go under hammer from January 18

The government Thursday kick-started the process for the fourth round of e-auctioning of eight coal blocks, which is slated for January 18-22 next year.

Captive coal mines production rises 34% to 53 MT in FY15
Captive coal mines production rises 34% to 53 MT in FY15

Coal production from captive mines last fiscal witnessed a significant rise of 33.64 per cent at 52.769 million tonnes (MT) over the previous year.

Coal scam: Court to pass order on Koda's plea to summon ex-PM Manmohan Singh
Coal scam: Court to pass order on Koda's plea to summon ex-PM Manmohan Singh

A special court is likely to pronounce Friday its order on the plea of ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an additional accused in a coal scam case.


Gupta aware that Coal Min will go by recommendations: Court

Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, who also headed the screening committee on allocation of coal blocks to various firms, was "well aware" that the Coal Minister would go by the recommendations of the screening panel in the matter, a Delhi court has observed.

Govt allocates 2 coal blocks in Odisha to Nalco

In a major relief for aluminium major Nalco, the Centre Tuesday allocated Utkal D and E coal blocks in favour the company, which has already set up a 4.6 lakh tonne smelter and 1,200 MW Captive Power Plant in Odisha's Angul district.

Coal auctions: Govt raises Rs 4,364 crore in third round

The third tranche of coal auctions that came to an end Thursday saw the government kitty swell by a total of Rs 4,364 crore.

Third tranche of coal auction from Tuesday, 22 bids qualify

"Out of the total applications we received, 22 were found to be technically valid," an official said.

Coal scam: Court issues notice to CVC Director
Coal scam: Court issues notice to CVC Director

A special court on Thursday issued notice to the Director of Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) in a coal scam case allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and others in which CBI has filed a closure report.

7 coal blocks auctioned recently have begun operations: Goyal

The minister further said at this stage it may not be possible to estimate the yield from all the 204 coal mines which were earlier deallocated.

SC orders status quo on 3 coal blocks, issues notice to JSPL

The Supreme Court Monday ordered maintainance of status quo on three coal blocks in Odisha and one in Chhattisgarh, which the Delhi High Court had directed to be excluded from the auction process.

Govt transfers ECs of 19 coal blocks of total 29 so far
Govt transfers ECs of 19 coal blocks of total 29 so far

The Centre has so far transferred the environment clearance (EC) of 19 coal blocks out of approved 29 mines from the earlier allottees to the new successful bidders including JSW Steel, GMR Chhattisgarh Energy, Jaypee Cement and Ambuja Cements among others.

Telangana seeks coal allocation for new power projects

The Telangana government on Thursday urged the central government to ensure allotment of required coal for upcoming thermal power plants in the state.

Coal scam: Ex-Coal Secy concealed facts from then PM, says CBI

CBI on Friday told a special court that former Coal Secretary H C Gupta had allegedly concealed facts from then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that Jharkhand had not recommended Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL) for allocation of a Chhattisgarh coal block.

Panel asks Coal Controller to rework bank guarantee maths

The panel was looking into the issue of bank guarantees of the previous allottees pertaining to 127 coal blocks.

Congress, not BJP, favours corporates: Amit Shah

Days after Rahul Gandhi branded the government as 'pro-rich' and 'pro-corporate', BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday sought to turn the tables on Congress saying that the Opposition party had favoured corporates while allocating coal blocks during the UPA rule.

Govt transfers green nod of earlier blocks to Hindalco, GMR

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.

Coal blocks: Decision on bank guarantees as per states' views

A decision on bank guarantees provided by the previous allottees for 130 coal block would be taken after considering the views expressed by the state governments in this regard to an inter-ministerial panel.

Received complaints over cartelisation in coal bidding: Govt

The government on Thursday said it has received a few complaints regarding "cartelisation" in bidding during the recent coal block auctions and investigations are being carried out in the matter.

CCI looking into allocation of three coal blocks

"We are looking into the cartelisation aspect of the bidding," CCI member U C Nahta told reporters on the sidelines of MCCI session here on Tuesday.

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