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Monthly News February 2015

Fierce bidding for coal blocks raises vi...

Fierce bidding for coal blocks raises viability concerns

The high prices at which steel and power companies are bidding and getting coal blocks allocated through the ongoing e-auction process are raising serious concerns as to whether these entities will cut corners on issues such as environment and workers’ safety once they embark on mining the... read more »

Coal auction vindicates CAG stand: Nirma...

Coal auction vindicates CAG stand: Nirmala Sitharaman

The ongoing auctioning of coal blocks has vindicated the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) criticism of the way the natural resources was allocated by the previous government, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday. “Certainly the CAG’s position has been... read more »

Vistara launches maiden flight service t...

Vistara launches maiden flight service to Goa

Tata’s full service passenger carrier Vistara Friday launched its maiden flight between New Delhi and Goa and said that it will expand its fleet to six aircraft by April. The airline had earlier announced the launch of new services to Goa and Hyderabad from February 20 and March 1,... read more »

RIL shares fall; biggest drag on index

RIL shares fall; biggest drag on index

NEW DELHI: A day after Delhi Police arrested seven people, including government employees and a former journalist, whom they said ran a scam to steal official documents from India’s oil ministry and sell them to energy consultants and large private companies, shares of Reliance Industries... read more »

British teen convicted of terrorist plan to behead soldier

LONDON: A British teenager who rapidly became radicalized after converting to Islam was convicted today of planning to behead a soldier. A jury at London’s Central Criminal Court... read more »

U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama

Obama does not love America: Giuliani

WASHINGTON: Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked off a political firestorm in the US with his remarks that President Barack Obama does not love America, a comment termed as... read more »

Venezuela arrests opposition mayor accused of coup plot

Venezuela arrested opposition leader and Caracas metropolitan mayor Antonio Ledezma on Thursday in a move the government said was needed to halt a U.S.-backed coup plot but foes decried as... read more »

Manjhi quits ahead of floor test

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned on Friday ahead of a trust vote in the State Assembly. The resignation was announced by Principal Secretary to Bihar Governor Brajesh... read more »

Bihar Governor’s address to Assembly cancelled: Speaker

 Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi’s address to the joint session of Bihar Legislature was today cancelled due to the “special circumstances” arising in the wake of Chief Minister Jitan... read more »