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BJP using weapon of communalism: Sriprakash Jaiswal

Senior Congress leader Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday alleged that BJP is using the "weapon of communalism" as it is on the brink of a defeat in Bihar Assembly Elections.

Govt receives 32 applications from companies for 4 coal mines

The Coal Ministry has received 32 applications from companies like NMDC and RINL in response to the notice inviting applications for allocation of four coal blocks on tariff-based bidding.

Cabinet gives nod for coal regulator through executive order

A regulator for the coal sector would be set up through an executive order, the government said Thursday.

Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal tomorrow

The Cabinet is expected to consider Thursday the proposal for setting up a regulator for the coal sector through an executive order.

Coal India rejig only after analysing Deloitte report: Jaiswal

A decision on restructuring of Coal India will be taken only after analysing the consultant's report on the matter, Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Thursday.

Regulatory hurdles bigger challenge than technological one: CIL

Policy and regulatory hurdles are bigger challenges than technological handicap for higher coal output and conducive guidelines are needed to promote underground mining, CIL Chairman S Narsing Rao said Thursday.

CoalMin identifies mines for tariff-based bidding

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has informed the Bihar government that the ministry has identified some coals blocks to be allocated to the power producers through tariff-based competitive bidding.

Coal needs under FSAs not to be for over 60,000 MW capacity

Requirement of coal under the fuel supply agreements would not be for more than 60,000 MW by 2015 due to various reasons, including slippages in the schedule for commissioning of projects, the Coal Ministry has informed state-owned CIL.

Inter-Ministerial Committee on coal linkages to meet next week

An Inter-Ministerial panel will meet next week to review the status of existing coal linkages to sectors, including power.

Govt asks CIL to meet production target for FY'14

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has asked state-owned CIL to ensure that it meets production target for the ongoing fiscal.

GMR asks Jaiswal to take up Chhattisgarh power proj with CCEA

GMR Group has asked Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal to take up with CCEA the issue of providing fuel for its 1370 MW supercritical power project in Chhattisgarh, involving a cost of Rs 8,290 crore, which is scheduled to start commercial operations next year.

Coal blocks auction may be delayed further to March

The auction of coal blocks to private firms may get further delayed to March next year as the Coal Ministry has sought from consultancy firm CMPDIL a report on reserves of four more mines.

Coal India stake sale likely this year: Govt

The five percent stake sale in state miner Coal India (CIL) is likely to take place by the end of this year, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said Monday.

Mechanism for third party sampling of CIL coal put in place

The mechanism for third party sampling of the quality of coal from state-owned CIL has been put in place, according to an official.

Around 85% of fuel supply agreements have been signed: Coal Min

The Coal Ministry on Friday said around 85 percent fuel supply pacts have been signed and the remaining would also be done once the technical glitches are addressed.

Auction of coal blocks likely in December: Jaiswal

The government on Friday expressed hope that the auction of coal blocks to be allocated to the private firms would begin by December.

Coal demand-supply gap to reach 185 MT by 2016-17: Jaiswal

The country had to import a record 135 million tonnes (MT) of coal last year to meet domestic requirement.

Coal block auctions likely by Dec-Jan: Govt

The government on Friday said the auction of explored coal blocks may take place either by December or the beginning of the next year.

Govt to Departments: Locate missing coal files on urgent basis

The departments asked to relocate missing files include steel, power, law and justice and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

Coalgate: Govt is trying to recover lost files, says Coal Minister

In a new twist to the ongoing investigation into the coal blocks allocation scam, it has surfaced that records of applications for 45 coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2005 have