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News updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs, Land, Water and Forest: 10 March, 2015

10 March, 2015

A.Coal & Energy

  1. 35 cases filed on coal firms, Supreme Court told: http://www.asianage.com/india/35-cases-filed-coal-firms-supreme-court-told-439
  2. Bonanza! Coal auction revenue beats CAG loss figure, spectrum sale nets Rs 1 lakh cr: http://www.firstpost.com/business/bonanza-coal-auction-revenue-beats-cag-loss-figure-spectrum-sale-nets-rs-1-lakh-cr-2144907.html
  3. Tata hopes for a power push in India: Anil Sardana: http://forbesindia.com/article/special/tata-hopes-for-a-power-push-in-india-anil-sardana/39799/1#ixzz3TxfVW100
  4. Act Tough to Speed up Projects, Officials Told: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Act-Tough-to-Speed-up-Projects-Officials-Told/2015/03/10/article2706583.ece
  5. Centre Promises Maximum Revenue from Coal Blocks: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Centre-Promises-Maximum-Revenue-from-Coal-Blocks/2015/03/10/article2706589.ece
  6. State industries in pollution blacklist: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150310/jsp/frontpage/story_7714.jsp#.VP6NUvzLcm8
  7. Adani in Talks to Sell Coal from Oz Mines: http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/news/Adani-in-Talks-to-Sell-Coal-from-Oz-Mines/2015/03/10/article2706501.ece
  8. Goa seeks central funds to improve power infra: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Goa-seeks-central-funds-to-improve-power-infra/articleshow/46509512.cms?
  9. Centre assures Odisha to address its concern over coal blocks: http://zeenews.india.com/news/odisha/centre-assures-odisha-to-address-its-concern-over-coal-blocks_1558935.html
  10. Did you probe coal diversion from Sasan, SC asks CBI: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/did-you-probe-coal-diversion-from-sasan-sc-asks-cbi/articleshow/46509464.cms
  11. Coal auction: Blocks to private firms might cut power rates: http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/coal-auction-blocks-to-private-firms-might-cut-power-rates-115030901139_1.html
  12. PCL bats for power projects trashed by UPERC: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/PCL-bats-for-power-projects-trashed-by-UPERC/articleshow/46509749.cms?
  13. Govt set to reap a windfall from coal, spectrum auctions: http://www.hindustantimes.com/business-news/govt-set-to-reap-a-windfall-from-coal-spectrum-auctions/article1-1324570.aspx
  14. Carbon tax facts: http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/carbon-tax-facts-115030901289_1.html
  15. All clearances by March-end for coal prospecting to begin April 1: Secretary: http://www.sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?a=pdjuEyaehijce&title=All_clearances_by_March-end_for_coal_prospecting_to_begin_April_1%3A_Secretary
  16. Amravati plant’s 4th unit goes online: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/amravati-plants-4th-unit-goes-online/article6975305.ece
  17. BHEL commissions 660MW thermal unit in Bihar: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/bhel-commissions-660mw-thermal-unit-in-bihar/articleshow/46500694.cms
  18. UN urges world to step it up to ensure gender equality by 2030: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-29122.html
  19. Florida denies official ban on ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/10/florida-denies-official-ban-on-climate-change-and-global-warming
  20. India’s building energy could increase 7-fold, affect climate: IPCC author: http://www.newkerala.com/news/2015/fullnews-28978.html
  21. Global warming ‘set to speed up to rates not seen for 1,000 years’: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/09/global-warming-set-to-speed-up-to-rates-not-seen-for-1000-years

B.IFIs

  1. Pak minister asks India to honour Indus Waters Treaty: http://zeenews.india.com/news/south-asia/pak-minister-asks-india-to-honour-indus-waters-treaty_1558888.html\
  2. Recent development in power sector and India’s competitiveness : http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/recent-development-in-power-sector-and-india-s-competitiveness-column-active-voice-115030900262_1.html

C.Land,Water & Forest

  1. Forest dept. asked to create land bank: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/forest-dept-asked-to-create-land-bank/article6976110.ece
  2. Congress decides to vote against Land Bill if government does not drop changes: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-congress-decides-to-vote-against-land-bill-if-government-does-not-drop-changes-2067503
  3. Opposition adamant, but govt to table amended land bill: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/opposition-adamant-but-govt-to-table-amended-land-bill/articleshow/46510211.cms
  4. Land Bill: Govt faces confrontation as allies keep it on tenterhooks: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/land-bill-govt-faces-confrontation-as-allies-keep-it-on-tenterhooks/articleshow/46507741.cms

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