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CIL set to offer additional coal from domestic sources but with rider

Friday 28 June '13

Even as it struggles to provide full quota of coal linkage to new power plants, Coal India is set to offer additional coal from domestic sources to the extent of 5% contracted quantity if consumers ag...
CIL frets over fuel supply pact terms after CCEA decision

Friday 28 June '13

Coal India (CIL) has sought clarification from the government on whether the terms of the fuel supply agreement (FSA) it is signing with new power plants.
Up to 10% of Coal India offer for sale shares may be set for staff

Monday 27 May '13

To bring workers' unions on board for the proposed stake sale in Coal India (CIL), the Centre may allocate as much as 10% of the offer-for-sale (OFS) shares for employees.
Now, BP-RIL deal under security lens

Monday 2 May '11

Government clearance for BP’s $9-billion purchase of 30% stake in Reliance Industries’ oil and gas blocks could take longer than expected as the petroleum ministry has decided to seek security clearan...
Maharatnas may get freedom to buy Rs 25k-cr assets abroad

Tuesday 12 April '11

Central public sector enterprises with the maharatna tag will soon receive a shot in the arm with the government planning to let them buy natural resources.
Foreign money in MFs to come with riders

Friday 11 March '11

The Union Budget proposal to liberalise the portfolio investment route by giving mutual funds direct access to foreign investors other than Sebi-registered FIIs and NRIs, would come with a set of guid...
Upper class rail tickets, freight to cost more

Thursday 24 February '11

Caught between the general price rise in the economy and the deteriorating financial health of railways, Mamata Banerjee may do a tough balancing act in Rail Budget 2011-12 to be announced on Feb 25.
Foreign pension funds to get bigger slice of PSUs

Friday 31 December '10

The government plans to increase the participation of long-term foreign pension funds in the equity market as it looks to curb volatility due to short-term FII investment. A beginning is likely to be ...
Rail freight hike could fuel inflation

Wednesday 29 December '10

Indian Railways has raised freight rate for iron ore, coal, sugar and a few other commodities by up to 4%, a move that threatens to arrest the downward trend in headline inflation, coming as it does o...
Tariff-based bids to hurt power PSUs

Thursday 23 December '10

Competition among power companies could become fiercer soon, with the Centre all set to introduce tariff-based competitive bidding for the allocation of projects from January 6. Consumers can rejoice ...


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