North East  /  Published 17.12.19

Nod to coal fund-use guidelines

The Meghalaya cabinet on Tuesday approved the guidelines of the Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF) to use it for land reclamation in areas affected by coal mining.“The gui...
By Rining Lyngdoh in Shillong

Business  /  Published 16.12.19

Mining ease

The coal ministry has streamlined the process of preparing a mining plan and its approval for faster clearances. Efforts are also on to make the application process online.The rejig, which will cut th...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 15.01.20

Coal auction terms set

The government has set a minimum 4 per cent revenue share as the floor price for the commercial coal mining auction process. The first round of the auction will be held in the current fiscal.A company...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 19.05.19

Drone spots encroachment in Cachar forests

The Assam forest department has for the first time detected encroachment using drones.The drones, which were put into use in Cachar forest division, had detected encroachment across five hectares of f...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 02.07.19

Assam MP seeks probe into illegal coal mining

Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi demanded in Parliament on Tuesday that the Centre send an inter-ministerial fact-finding team to probe “largescale illegal coal mining” in Upper Assam.Bordoloi, who ha...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati


Jharkhand  /  Published 08.04.20

BRIEFS: Bribe cuffs

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials on Wednesday arrested a clerk at Dumka district education office (DEO), Iftekar, for taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from Ajay Kumar Dubey, the director of Weste...
By The Telegraph in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 10.05.19

SC grants 15 days for coal transport

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed transportation of 75,050 metric tonnes of coal from Meghalaya for 15 days beginning May 17 but asked the state government to ensure that no other coal should be tra...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.02.20

Murmu underlines sustainable mining

The mining industry must be sensitive to damage to the environment and communities, specially tribals, that live in mining zones, governor Droupadi Murmu said on Friday. She was speaking as the chief ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Business  /  Published 16.05.20

Coal mining opened up to pvt sector

The government will end its monopoly in mining and open a range of other sectors including aerospace, defence, power and atomic energy to private players as part of its Rs 20-lakh-crore effort to give...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 04.06.20

Hot-spot coal mining notice

Gauhati High Court on Thursday issued notices to Coal India Ltd and the Assam government to respond by July 14 on the protection of the Dehing Patkai biodiversity hotspot from alleged illegal mining, ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


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