Coal

Investigation into NCTPS ‘coal scam’ still incomplete

According to an official source, the previous AIADMK government found several discrepancies with coal stock in 2020.

published on : 12th August 2022

ED summons eight West Bengal IPS officers in coal smuggling case

"There is evidence that these officers benefited from the scam. All of them were posted in areas where the smuggling happened," the ED official said.

published on : 11th August 2022

Talcher railway corridor nearing completion: Minister

On the physical progress, Joshi said construction of the 14 km by IRCON is nearing completion and the scheduled commissioning was July 31.

published on : 10th August 2022

Coal scam: Former Coal Secretary HC Gupta gets three-year jail term

Special CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj also imposed a fine of Rs 1 Lakh on Gupta, and Rs 50,000 on Kropha for conspiring to cheat the government for the allocation of Grace Industries Ltd, Nagpur.

published on : 8th August 2022

Budding photographer documents ‘rare’ insects in Seshachalam forests

Siddarth, who finished BSc in microbiology from Vidya Niketan in 2019, developed his interest in photography in his college days.

published on : 7th August 2022

Coal stock at power plants sufficient for 11 days: Power minister R K Singh

“It was about 52% of the normative stock required to be maintained by the TPPs,” said the minister.

published on : 5th August 2022

Australia to protect Barrier Reef by banning coal mine 

UNESCO, the UN cultural organisation, is considering downgrading the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status mainly because rising ocean temperatures are killing coral.

published on : 4th August 2022

Centre annuls condition for states to import coal

"After reviewing, the position of state Gencos now varies significantly. Many states have stocks more than 50 per cent of normative levels whereas many others still have stocks near critical levels."

published on : 3rd August 2022

India’s trade deficit widens to $31 billion in July

The trade deficit in the same month last year (2021) stood at $10.63 billion. In the April-July 2022 period, the trade deficit crossed $100 billion, almost 2.5 times the trade deficit in the same peri

published on : 3rd August 2022

Odisha: After 23 years, snakebite victim to get Rs 10 lakh relief

The incident happened at Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd Nehru Satabdi Central Hospital in Talcher.

published on : 31st July 2022

Coal scam case: Former secretary HC Gupta, 2 others convicted

Former coal secretary HC Gupta and former joint secretary in the coal ministry KS Kropha were convicted on Friday for criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption in a coal scam case.

published on : 30th July 2022

Villagers air grievances, Vedanta assures redressal

The Sub-Collector informed that the villagers demanded development of R&R Colony and wanted initiation of CSR activities for periphery development that had stopped since the past decade. 

published on : 30th July 2022

Maharashtra coal scam: Court convicts former Coal Secretary, others

Coal Secretary H C Gupta was earlier convicted in three other coal scam cases and his appeal against those convictions is pending before Delhi High Court.

published on : 29th July 2022

‘Have adequate capacity to meet power demand’: RK Singh

Contrary to the ministry’s claim, many states like Telangana, Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh reported long power cuts.

published on : 29th July 2022

Coal industry urges government to do away with compulsory 10% import order

Following the statement of the minister in parliament on July 25, 2022, the experts said the power ministry should revoke and withdraw the order for import of 10% their coal requirement.

published on : 27th July 2022

Pak govt coalition to boycott Supreme Court proceedings in Punjab CM election case

On Monday the Supreme Court refused to form a full bench to hear a case related to the re-election of Hamza Shehbaz as the Chief Minister of Punjab province saying it will have to hear more arguments.

published on : 26th July 2022

Men living near coal mines prone to infertility: Experts

Medical experts have observed that men living in the districts that have coal mines are facing more fertility problems than those living in other parts of the State.

published on : 24th July 2022

Biden to announce climate actions at ex-coal plant in Massachussetts

It's the embodiment of the transition to clean energy that Biden is seeking but has struggled to realise in the first 18 months of his presidency.

published on : 20th July 2022

China speeding up approvals for new coal plants despite vowing to decrease usage from 2026

China is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases driving global warming, and President Xi Jinping last year vowed to phase down coal use from 2026.

published on : 20th July 2022

CBI files charge sheet against 41 in Bengal coal pilferage case

Among others who find mention in the charge sheet are private companies and “unknown officials” of the CISF and Railways, a CBI statement said.

published on : 20th July 2022
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