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Coal mines' fire in Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway route close to surface: Govt

Coal mines' fire in Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway route close to surface: Govt

New Delhi, Jul 24 (UNI) Fire in the coal mines, which are under the Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway track, is raging very close to the surface, between 8 to 35 metres, the Government said today. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines Minister Piyush Goyal said nine coal mines falling in the Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway track are affected by underground fire. He said that in eight out of the nine mines, there is existence of fire less than 35 metre beneath the surface, while in the other one -- AKWMC mine fire exists at a cover (depth from surface) of 8-20 meters. Mr Goyal also said that two schemes have been prepared to deal with the dangerous situation. He further informed that according to Coal India Limited (CIL), there is presence of 263 million tonnes of coal reserve under the route in the coal bearing area. Significantly, on June 10 the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had ordered the closure of Dhanbad-Chandrapura railway line, affected by underground coal mine fire, which had disrupted the movement of around 24 trains in the region. UNI KU RSA SNU 1648

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Bill to amend definition of ‘major airports’ passed in RS

Bill to amend definition of ‘major airports’ passed in RS

16 Jul 2019 | 6:58 PM

New Delhi, July 16 (UNI) A Bill seeking to amend the definition of 'major airport' to those which have annual passengers throughput in excess of three and a half million, from the present 1.5 million, was on Tuesday passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the house by a vioce vote.

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Increase in fuel price a disappointing feature of Budget: National Conference

16 Jul 2019 | 6:16 PM

New Delhi, Jul 16 (UNI) Increase in fuel price was a disappointing feature of the Budget this year, National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi said here on Tuesday and urged the government to take corrective steps to help the farming community.

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Loan waiver no answer to farmers' woes: DMK

Loan waiver no answer to farmers' woes: DMK

16 Jul 2019 | 5:22 PM

New Delhi, Jul 16 (UNI) S S Palanimanickam, DMK member from Thanjavur, on Tuesday said that farmers should be encouraged to take up group farming, dairying and poultry to increase their incomes.

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Govt curtailing role of Airport regulator: Cong

Govt curtailing role of Airport regulator: Cong

16 Jul 2019 | 4:53 PM

New Delhi, Jul 16 (UNI) The Congress on Tuesday accused the Government of weakening the airport regulator instead of strengthening it, which would result in aviation becoming a costly affair.

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Cong flays govt for paying lip service to farmers as LS takes up Demands for Grants

Cong flays govt for paying lip service to farmers as LS takes up Demands for Grants

16 Jul 2019 | 4:15 PM

New Delhi, Jul 16 (UNI) The Lok Sabha took up the Demand for Grants for for Rural development and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare for 2019-20 on Tuesday.

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