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Very sure most miners have died: Congress MP on Meghalaya coal mine tragedy

Congress Shillong MP Vincent H Pala said he came to know from the locals that there is no chance of survival inside the mines. He said he is "very sure that most of the people have died".

Dec 28, 2018, 13:23 PM IST

Govt clears opening coal mining to pvt firms

While coal mines were till now auctioned for captive power generation, they will now be sold in an e-auction to private domestic and global miners.

Feb 20, 2018, 14:49 PM IST

NITI Aayog proposes break up of Coal India into seven companies

Fresh coal production should come from private sector mines, the government think-tank NITI Aayog said, adding that the move called for reforms in allocating coal blocks to independent companies specialised in coal mining. 


Jun 27, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

Five killed while extracting coal illegally from closed mine in Jharkhand's Giridih

In Jharkhand, more than 500 people have died while extracting coal from closed mines.

May 27, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Allies of Australian Opposition leader support Adani project: Report

Political allies of Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten, who has been opposing the 21.7 billion dollar Adani Coal and Mine project, today expressed strong support to the Indian mining giant's venture in Queensland.

Apr 12, 2017, 16:36 PM IST

Govt to invite proposals from PSUs for allotting 16 coal mines

 Taking ahead its decision to open up the coal sector for commercial mining, government will this month invite proposals from public sector undertakings for allotment of 16 mines.

Apr 03, 2016, 10:56 AM IST

Govt may allot 15 blocks to PSUs for commercial coal mining

Moving ahead with its decision to open up the coal sector for commercial mining, government has identified 15 blocks to be alloted to central and state PSUs for undertaking production and sale of the dry fuel.

Feb 02, 2016, 22:36 PM IST

Neyveli Lignite set to foray into coal mining: CMD

NLC operates three opencast lignite mines of a total capacity of 28.5 Million Tonnes per Annum.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:38 PM IST

Cong MLA Nirmala Devi granted bail

A local court today granted bail to Congress MLA Nirmala Devi, who was arrested at Ranchi on August 25, and 13 other accused in connection with the violence at NTPC's Pakri Barwadih coal mining project in Hazaribagh district.

Oct 07, 2015, 01:12 AM IST

Coal auction proves right policies can combat corruption: PM Modi

 Asserting that his government has a strong resolve to combat graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said fetching of over Rs 2 lakh crore from auction of just 20 coal blocks has shown that policy-driven governance can rid the system of corruption.

Mar 12, 2015, 19:11 PM IST

Will withdraw Odisha coal mine from auction: Centre to Delhi HC

 The Centre on Thursday told the Delhi High Court that it will withdraw Jhamkhani coal mine in Odisha, for which Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd has put in its bid, from the ongoing auction process.

Mar 12, 2015, 19:09 PM IST

Day of mourning to mark east Ukraine mine disaster

 Ukraine on Thursday observed a day of mourning after 32 miners perished in a blast in a notoriously dangerous mine just a few kilometres from the frontline, where Kiev is reporting an increase in attacks by pro-Russian separatists.

Mar 05, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

33 miners feared dead after pit blast in east Ukraine

Ten miners were confirmed killed and rescuers held out little hope for another 23 who were still missing after a blast at a coal mine in the rebel-held city of Donetsk near the battle front in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday.

Mar 04, 2015, 13:33 PM IST

Coal mine flooding kills five in China

Five miners were killed and two others remain trapped in a flooded coal mine in China`s Anhui province, local authorities said on Saturday.

Jan 31, 2015, 09:11 AM IST

Coal mining in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh suspended in 2012

Coal mining at the Namchik-Namphuk coal block in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh has been suspended since May 2012 after the directions of the Centre following involvement of insurgent groups in the extraction process, the state Assembly was informed on Friday.

Jan 30, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

NGT asks Meghalaya government to submit report on coal mining

 The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed the Meghalaya government to submit a complete report adopted for the purpose of promoting scientific and permissible mining of coal which was banned since April last year.

Jan 29, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Greenpeace activist moves HC challenging offloading

Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging her offloading at the airport here, when she was on her way to London to brief British MPs on the rights of forest-dwelling communities affected by coal mining.

Jan 27, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

Commercial mining of coal to be allowed after auction: Arun Jaitley

Government will allow commercial mining of coal by private companies after allocating mines to public sector companies and auction to specific end users, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Sunday.

Nov 23, 2014, 17:47 PM IST

K K Sharma takes over as Director Operations of NTPC

State-owned power producer NTPC today said that K K Sharma has taken charge as Director (Operations) of the company.

Nov 01, 2014, 17:33 PM IST

Pvt cos will be allowed commercial coal mining soon: Jaitley

A day after deciding to e-auction coal mines cancelled by Supreme Court to captive users, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday said commercial mining of coal will soon be opened for private sector firms.

Oct 21, 2014, 19:51 PM IST