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  • For the first time, the successful bidders shall have the flexibility to sell 25 per cent of the coal produce in open market. "The ministry of coal, after a long gap of four years, has approved the allocation of five coal mines," the Coal Ministry said in a statement. This was the result of the auction conducted by the Centre last month.

    When the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced on July 1, 2017 amalgamating 17 central and state levies, five commodities namely crude oil, natural gas, petrol, diesel, and aviation turbine fuel (ATF) were kept out of its purview given the revenue dependence of state governments on this sector.

    Natural gas currently makes up for 6.2 per cent of all energy consumed in the country. To cut dependence on coal and liquid fuels, the govt is targeting its share to rise to 15% by 2020-30. "Gas consumption has to rise to 600 million standard cubic metres per day for achieving 15 per cent share in energy basket" from current levels of 166 mmscmd, he said.

    The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police had arrested three PMC Bank directors- Jagdish Mookhey, Mukti Bavisi and TruBane- on Tuesday. Of them, Mookhey and Bane were produced before chief metropolitan magistrate court, which remanded them in police custody till December 11.

    Oyo, Ola, Freshworks, Flipkart and Paytm are mong leading home-grown tech ventures that have brought in industry veterans to address compliance and governance issues.

    Opposing Puri’s bail, the agency had told the special court that on receipt of fresh information gathered from its probe, the Indian govt has shot off letters rogatories to different countries on November 21. ED had told the court that “numerous documents” pertaining to the chopper case were burnt by Puri and “bags of documents were shifted by him to thwart the investigation”.

    The bank is currently undergoing a forensic audit the report for which will be finalised by the end of this month. But simultaneously, other assets and mortgages are also being identified by investigation agencies and the banking regulator to get back the bank’s dues.

    The multi-state co-operative bank has been under the RBI restriction since September 23, after it had found financial irregularities, including huge under-reporting of loans and non-performing assets to real estate developer HDIL to the tune of Rs 6,500 crore using hundreds of dummy accounts.

    A special court here on Thursday declared diamond businessman Nirav Modi, the key accused in the USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fr...

    Nirav is the second businessman after Vijay Mallya to be declared a fugitive economic offender under provisions of the new Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, which came into existence in August last year. Nirav and his uncle Mehul Choksi are the prime accused in PNB fraud case, related to alleged fraudulent issuance of LoU that caused a loss of over $2 bn to the PSB.

    A bench headed by Justice R Banumathi said it was not justified for the Delhi High Court to record the findings in its November 15 verdict denying bail to Chidambaram based on the material submitted in sealed cover by the ED.

    The petitioner, Jamil Saidi, has contended that he is not even an accused in the case, he has appeared before the ED on several occasions and answered all queries put to him by the agency. The MHA, represented by the Centre's standing counsel, Ajay Digpaul, accepted the notice and said a reply would be filed before the next date of hearing.

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