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Coal
North East  /  Published 04.02.19

Coal transport continues despite SC ban

Illegal mining and transportation of coal from Meghalaya are continuing through Kamrup district of lower Assam despite a ban on such activities by the Supreme Court till February 19.After 15 miners we...
By Kulendu Kalita in Boko

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.01.20

BCCL bid to clean Dhanbad air

Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), under glare from the state pollution watchdog for contributing to the worsening air quality in Dhanbad, is planning to procure 14 sprinklers and three dust-sweeping mach...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 26.01.19

Second body detected in Meghalaya coal mine

A second body, believed to be of one of the 15 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaiñtia Hills since December 13, was detected in a rat-hole of the main shaft at 3am on ...
By Our Correspondent in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.12.19

Dumper crushes miner on duty

A Central Coalfields contract labourer, working at Kantaghar mines in Kathara area, around 40km from Bokaro Steel City, died while loading coal when he was run over by a dumper late on Wednesday night...
By Suresh Prasad Nikhar in Bokaro

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.01.19

Black diamond casts bleak shadow in Dhanbad

A nameless man’s death inside a PSU mine where he was not authorised to be is par for the course here where some of India’s richest coal deposits and poorest citizens coexist. On Thursday, a day a...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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Jharkhand  /  Published 03.05.19

Control rooms for mine safety

Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) has set up control rooms in all its 12 mining areas in Dhanbad to keep a close watch on 45 collieries and take emergency action in case of inundation and power failur...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.04.19

Kirti Azad fires Rafale salvo

Congress’s Lok Sabha candidate from Dhanbad Kirti Azad, who filed his nomination at the district collectorate on Saturday, came down heavily on the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for fav...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Business  /  Published 21.02.20

Coal supply to power slips

Coal India’s supply to the power sector has registered a 6.8 per cent decline to 377.86 million tonnes (mt) in the April-January period amid subdued demand. Dispatch to the power sector was 405.61mt...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.04.19

Cool classes in hot coal zone

Call it the coolest way of learning. A 33-year-old BCCL deputy manager (marketing), who runs three schools for children of coal pickers in the underground coal fire-hit zone of Katras, has installed t...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.09.19

Suicide bid outside collectorate

A sacked driver of a transport company outsourced by Bharat Coking Coal on Wednesday came to the district collectorate with his wife and three daughters where he tried to immolate himself to draw atte...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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