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Coal minister wants Coal India units to set prices independently

14 Oct 2020

CHENNAI India's Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Wednesday the units of Coal India Ltd should be allowed to independently set fuel prices in a bid to increase competition and reduce the price of coal in the country.

Indian activists oppose plans to make Goa a coal transport hub

13 Oct 2020

CHENNAI Indian activists and politicians in Goa, known globally for its pristine coastline and dense forests, are opposing a plan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to turn Goa into a coal transportation hub.

Trump's Indian worshipper dies 'depressed' over president's COVID-19 illness

12 Oct 2020

CHENNAI An Indian man who worshipped https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-usa-trump-fans-idUSKBN20C1EH Donald Trump and was upset by the news of the U.S. president contracting COVID-19 died of a cardiac arrest on Sunday, an official from his village and police said.

Coal India sees fastest growth in output, sales for six years in Sept

01 Oct 2020

CHENNAI Coal India Ltd's output and sales grew by nearly a third during September from a year earlier, the company said on Thursday, as coal-fired power generation picked up and demand from smelters and other consumers increased.

India's power generation rises for the first time in seven months

01 Oct 2020

CHENNAI India's electricity generation rose for the first time in seven months in September, government data showed, as the removal of most coronavirus-related restrictions boosted power demand in three-quarters of the country's states.

Foreign firms shun Indian coal mine auctions, 40% of mines find no takers

30 Sep 2020

CHENNAI India has received no bids for 15 of 38 coal mines it is auctioning to attract private investment, reflecting little appetite for the sector clouded by environmental concerns and low margins.

India gets no bids for two-fifths of coal mines up for auction

30 Sep 2020

CHENNAI India received no bids for 15 of the 38 mines to be auctioned as a part of its plan to open up coal mining to private companies, reflecting little investor appetite for the sector clouded by environmental concerns and low margins.

India's June-quarter thermal coal imports down 42%

16 Sep 2020

CHENNAI India's imports of thermal coal fell by 41.5% to 32.9 million tonnes during the quarter ended June 30, government data showed, as coronavirus lockdowns battered power demand.

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