Dhanbad, March 14: Days after 17-year-old Pankaj Goswami fell into a closed pit of BCCL

Tenughat dam is set to release 65,000 acre feet water in two phases to Bengal against its request for 75,000 acre feet to help feed dry irrigation canals in the neighbouring state.

A pledge to start a renewed fight for development of Jharia under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was taken at a joint meeting of Jharia Coalfield Bachao Samiti, Jharia Chamber of Commerce and Dhanbad Bar Association yesterday.

Dhanbad, Feb. 8: Residents, chambers of commerce and lawyers of Jharia are coming together to save the coal mining town plagued by a raging underground fire, fed up of the short-sightedness of coal companies to the continuing threat of illegal as well indiscriminate mining.

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Dhanbad, Jan. 14:An ISM scientist has developed a

TALCHER: A Top mining expert VK Singh of Central Mining Research Institute will be at Talcher coalfield soon to study the causes of landslide and fire in Ananta opencast mine.

Dhanbad: Officers of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) have joined hands with the company management to motivate workers to help boost production to meet the 28.5-million tonne target and help the firm earn a mini ratna status this fiscal.

Migratory birds have started flocking in large numbers to Maithon dam, Tenughat dam, Garga, Chandrapura and other water reservoirs here much to the delight of bird watchers of Dhanbad, Bokaro, Maithon, Chandrapura, Tenughat and other parts of the coal belt.

How about giving the usual picnic spots a miss and spending the day in an abandoned mine instead? Sounds unreal?

Not any longer. The district administration and the forest department are working in tandem to develop collieries and convert them into tourist hotspots. The purpose is to promote coal tourism and eco-tourism.

The underground fire in Kujju along the Ranchi-Patna highway (NH-33) has been tamed, well almost, claims Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), but it is still unclear whether the stretch is safe for traffic.

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