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TV viewership ratings to come under govt’s scanner

Wednesday 8 January '14

Non compliance of the proposals would lead to forfeiture of bank guarantees worth Rs 1 crore.
One more Hindalco coal block under CBI scrutiny

Tuesday 7 January '14

Power Ministry says it didn't recommend, PC Parakh cleared allocation.
CIL board members apply for CMD posts in subsidiaries

Monday 6 January '14

R Mohan Das applies for Northern Coalfields, N Kumar for SECL.
CoalMin to seek CCI nod to speed up mine development

Thursday 2 January '14

A cumulative expenditure of around Rs 8,777.18 crore has been incurred for the development of 157 out of 178 allocated blocks.
Probe panel says Orissa's illegal iron ore mining at Rs 60,000 crore

Thursday 2 January '14

Miners used lower charges to earn about Rs 1,900 crore in six years while exporting the ore too.
Parliamentary panel seeks PM’s intervention to appoint NMDC chief

Tuesday 31 December '13

Singh is learnt to be upset on the way NMDC is being managed with its profitability dipping complaints.
Notices served on 9 firms for coal block development failure

Tuesday 31 December '13

In show-cause notices, the ministry has asked companies to explain the delay in developing their respective blocks.
CoalMin set to cancel another block, R3,700 crore at stake

Monday 30 December '13

JSPL & Nalwa Sponge Iron get notice for block in Chhattisgarh.
Jaiswal red flags Plan Panel’s proposal on coal banking

Saturday 28 December '13

Jaiswal said Coal India is opposed to the proposal as it cannot pledge returning the coal in view of its surging demand.
CoalMin: Let states execute mining leases with firms not under CBI lens

Monday 23 December '13

Orissa had stalled execution of all leases following the probe into Talabira-II block.
CoalMin pitches for performance pay in CIL

Wednesday 18 December '13

Tells DPE to tweak rules to pay dues worth Rs2,800 cr.
CIL board defers call on special dividend to govt

Tuesday 17 December '13

Profitable subsidiaries not consulted on the money they can spare.
Posco asks Cabinet Secy to help renew green clearance

Monday 16 December '13

Wants clearance in time for President Park to take part in ground-breaking function during her visit.
CIL board to take up CCI penalty at meet

Saturday 14 December '13

The two public sector entities had come to us like any other generating station.
FinMin wants govt to share firms' burden in coal block development

Wednesday 11 December '13

Says govt should make land available, help get green clearance.
CIL suffers R250 cr loss due to workers agitation

Monday 9 December '13

The Talcher collieries have steady productivity and its mines have an estimated 35 billion tonne of deposits.
CIL to pay special dividend to mollify unions, bridge deficit

Friday 6 December '13

Finance ministry said it is open to special dividend route for PSUs that are sitting on huge cash piles.
CIL stake sale: Fresh options on govt table enthuse unions

Thursday 5 December '13

Its offtake target also fell short by 3 MT as it could ensure lifting of 38.76 MT in November.
Workers’ agitation robs CIL Orissa unit of 6 lakh tonnes

Tuesday 3 December '13

The labour unrest in MCL is bound to compound worries for Coal India.
PowerMin for safeguards in captive coal banking

Monday 2 December '13

The ministry has called for the setting up of an committee to decide on the transfer prices of surplus coal from one project to another.


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