22 Aug 2012
Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Wednesday said bidding process for coal block allocation could not be implemented due to stringent opposition from five coal-rich states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
17 Feb 2015
New Delhi: With aggressive bidding for coal blocks likely to continue on the fourth day, the government on Tuesday said that poor states would benefit from the auction.
02 Jan 2014
New Delhi: 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.
08 Apr 2016
Srinagar: Local students at National Institute of Technology (NIT) opposed most of the demands of outstation students, including that for permanent presence of central security forces, saying it will make the campus vulnerable to disturbance.
20 Feb 2015
New Delhi: The government said it will start the second tranche of coal block auctions by February 25 as it has already raised nearly Rs 84,000 crore from bidding.
18 Aug 2013
Kanpur: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal block allocation scam are missing, remarks that drew attack from Opposition parties.
18 Jul 2014
Kanpur: Former coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday accused the BJP government of improper management of coal reserves in the country saying that the party has committed a 'mistake' by appointing one minister for both power and coal ministries.
18 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday lifted the stay on final bidding for three Chhattisgarh coal blocks and dismissed a plea of Sarda Energy and Minerals Ltd's challenging the two-phased coal auction process saying it was not arbitrary or irrational.
19 Feb 2015
New Delhi: Metal and cement companies have bid aggressively for coal blocks in the country's first auctions to sell mines as they look to cut imports and their dependence on inefficient government monopoly Coal India Ltd.
23 Apr 2015
New Delhi: The auction of 67 coal blocks is expected to fetch a revenue of nearly Rs 3,35,370 crore for seven states where the mines are located, besides additional benefit of Rs 69,310.97 crore to consumers "in terms of reduction of electricity tariffs", Parliament was informed on Thursday.