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Indian Police Make Raids Involving Coal Scandal

Posted September 4th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities have raided premises across the country as part of a probe into alleged irregularities in the award of coal fields to private companies. The Central Bureau of Investigation says law enforcement officials visited homes and offices Tuesday to learn if companies were guilty of cheating and criminal conspiracy in the latest scandal to […]

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Audit: India Lost Billions in Awarding of Coal Mining Contracts

Posted August 17th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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India’s national auditor says the government has lost billions of dollars by awarding mining contracts to private companies without competitive bidding, in the latest scandal to hit the country’s ruling coalition. The report released Friday by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) estimated that private companies that were allocated coal blocks have seen more than […]

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Burma Cancels Coal Plant Over Environmental Opposition

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Burma’s government says it has decided to stop construction of a large coal-fired power plant because of environmental concerns. Burma’s electricity minister, Khin Maung Soe, told reporters Monday that the ministry will not move forward on the multi-billion-dollar project in the southern Dawei port because the plant could have a negative environmental impact. The Dawei […]

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