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Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

The future of coal is dark

You know it's time to shut shop when companies like Glencore, largest supplier of thermal coal to global market, promise to put a cap on coal production.
Ksan Coal Mining site, where rescue operation is carried out | By special arrangement

Missing officials & missing pumps delay rescue of Meghalaya miners

NDRF official says water inside mine is over 70 feet and divers can’t do much unless level comes down. State human rights commission orders inquiry. 
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.
Coal being loaded in Chandwa, Jharkhand | Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

H.C. Gupta’s conviction in coal scam case will force IAS officers to play safe

Despite being castigated and pilloried over the years, India’s IAS officers have performed well.
Daily wage laborers shovel coal into baskets at a limestone quarry in Lower Cherrapunji in Meghalaya| Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

The political problems that are stopping Modi from moving away from coal

The political problems that are stopping Modi from moving away from coal

Scientists suggest $2.4 trillion shift from coal to renewables

To stabilise climate change, the world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050.
Supreme Court

Cricket, coal, South Delhi: Economic mess that India’s courts created

With 3 crore cases pending, courts shouldn’t spend time on topics outside their purview.
Beijing

Beijing’s air is the cleanest it has ever been in a decade, and this is how it happened

China is hoping to reduce the amount of energy it derives from coal by substituting it with natural gas and nuclear reactors.
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Indian ports are clogging up with coal as railway capacity struggles to keep up

India’s infrastructure lacks the capacity needed for an expanding economy and increasing consumption.
Freight wagons laden with coal sit at the Tori station in Jharkhand | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Indian power plants not operating to full capacity as coal imports drop by 32 per cent

Modi government discouraging of thermal coal imports has been effective. But rising domestic supplies are failing to keep pace with demand.

On Camera

File photo of Aseemanand being escorted by police personnel | PTI

Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

File photo of Yasin Malik | Common

Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?