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Coal imports in July dip 11% to 18 MT

Coal imports in July dip 11% to 18 MT

Coal imports during July declined by 11.1 percent to 18.03 million tonnes (MT) on the back of higher domestic availability of the fossil fuel.

Coal scam: Ex-Coal Secy withdraws plea to face trial from jail

Coal scam: Ex-Coal Secy withdraws plea to face trial from jail

Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, accused in several coal scam cases, on Saturday took a U-turn in a city court by withdrawing his plea seeking to take back his bail bond on the grounds that he had no money to hire a lawyer and would fight the case from jail.

16 coal mines to be given to state-run units by September

The government will allocate 16 coal mines to state-run utilities for commercial mining by September, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said on Tuesday.

Coal imports drop 5% to 14.52 MT in October

Coal imports drop 5% to 14.52 MT in October

 Government said on Monday that coal imports have declined by 5 percent to 14.52 million tonnes (MT) in October over the year-ago period.

September coal imports dip 27% to 12.6 mn tonnes

September coal imports dip 27% to 12.6 mn tonnes

With government's renewed focus in increasing coal production in India, coal imports have fallen 27% year on year.

I went by Coal Secretary's advice: Manmohan Singh to CBI

I went by Coal Secretary's advice: Manmohan Singh to CBI

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's request for allocation of Talabira-II coal block to HINDALCO was approved by him on the advice of then Coal Secretary PC Parakh and examined by PMO officials, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told the CBI.

Coal scam: Court ticks off CBI for not supplying all documents

A special court on Tuesday ticked off the CBI for not supplying all papers to the accused in a coal scam case, saying it was "creating problems" and directed the agency to provide a 200-page document to them within a time- frame.

 

Coalscam: Ex-Coal secy H C Gupta, PSMPL director granted bail

Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar asked Gupta and Jain to cooperate with the probe while granting them bail on personal bond of Rs one lakh each and surety of a like amount.

Govt wants CIL to keep coal prices low for cheaper power

The government wants state-run CIL to keep coal prices low for cheaper power tariff, a top official said on Thursday.

Govt to auction 10 mines in 3rd tranche by August: Coal Secy

Government on Thursday said it will auction 10 coal mines in the third tranche with reserves of 858.19 million tonnes for steel, cement as well as captive power plants and the process will be completed by August end.

Coal India pit-head stocks swell ahead of peak demand

Coal India has mined enough coal to be able to meet the needs of power plants for the next 40 days, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said, a comfortable stocks position for a country used to summer blackouts and large imports of the fuel.

Mechanism for auction of coal linkages by June-end: Coal Secy

Linkages are assured supply commitments from Coal India to a company that has an end-use plant and needs fuel to run it.

Coal auction unlocks Rs 4,00,000 crore: Secy

Till now, 29 blocks have been auctioned and another 38 allotted to the state-owned entities.

Nothing is secret in coal department: Coal Secretary

Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup on Monday said his department has a transparent system and nothing is kept secret.

Govt taking steps for smooth transportation of coal: Swarup

The government is taking steps to ensure hassle-free transportation of coal from remote mines, apart from increasing its production capacity, coal secretary Anil Swarup has said.

Work out a plan to deal with coal supply: PMO to CoalMin

Nripendra Misra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had written earlier to the Coal Ministry regarding the contingency plan to deal with the implications of the Supreme Court's judgement on coal block allocation.

Govt puts CIL's 42 projects on monitoring list

Coal India has 148 on-going projects which are under different stages of implementation.

Parakh was an upright officer: ex-Cabinet Secretary

As the controversy over coal block allocation to Hindalco takes twists and turns, former Cabinet Secretary B K Chaturvedi on Thursday said the then Coal Secretary P C Parakh was an "upright" officer.

PMO hands over Hindalco coal blocks allocation files to CBI

Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Friday handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) files related to the coal blocks allocated to Hindalco, news agencies quoted sources as saying.

Parakh was an upright officer: Ex-Cabinet Secretary

As the controversy over coal block allocation to Hindalco takes twists and turns, former Cabinet Secretary B K Chaturvedi on Friday said the then Coal Secretary P C Parakh was an "upright" officer and he was retained in office till retirement because of that.