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Meeting chaired by Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on commercial coal auctions | Twitter

Centre to change 5 mines in Chhattisgarh for commercial coal auctions with 3 other new mines

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi said commencement of commercial coal mining will start a new era of growth and development in Chhattisgarh.
Representational image of a coal mine | Source: Twitter/@coalindiahq

India to raise Rs 20,000 cr by selling stakes in Coal India & a PSU bank to fund stimulus

In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, officials said.
Daily wage laborers shovel coal into baskets at a limestone quarry in Lower Cherrapunji in Meghalaya| Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Coal India trade unions including RSS-affiliate BMS on 3-day strike as talks with govt fail

The strike, against the Modi govt's move to open up the coal sector to privatisation, is set to be observed by 2.72 lakh workers across multiple unions.
A coal wholesale market in Mumbai

Coal India’s shipments drop for first time in six years, fall 3.8% in 2019

The annual shipments declined as demand from power producers weakened and its production was hit by heavy rains early last year.
Coal

India’s coal power usage set to shrink for first time in 14 years

Power generation from coal slumped 11% from a year earlier in November as demand slowed and cheaper, cleaner renewable sources of electricity eat into coal's share.

Modi’s power industry revival plan takes a hit as discom losses rise

The stalled recovery will sustain discoms as the weakest link in India’s electricity supply chain & impede efforts to serve low-paying consumers.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Under Modi govt, Coal India’s market cap fell by Rs 85,000 crore, almost 40%, in 4 years

Under the Narendra Modi government, Coal India's market capitalisation peaked at Rs 2.29 lakh crore in March 2015, and has fallen ever since.

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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.