Allocation

  • CAG validates CNN-IBN's revelation on misuse of discretionary quota by Odisha government 13 hours 25 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Comptroller and Auditor General has come up with a report validating CNN-IBN's expose on the misuse of the discretionary quota policy by the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha. In November 2011, CNN-IBN had exposed the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha over how the state government had illegally allotted...
  • Seat allocation in Lok Sabha: Member says 'we are like nomads' July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The delay in allocation of seats in the newly-elected Lok Sabha came in for criticism on Tuesday with a member saying the representatives of the people had become "nomadic tribes" in the absence of dedicated seats to them. Biju Janata Dal MP Pinaki Misra raised the issue in the...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • Centre spends Rs 35,000 crore under SC/ST sub-plan in 2013-14 July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under schedule Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed on Thursday. However, government had allocated Rs 41,561.13 crore under the SC/ST Sub-Plan for the central ministries for 2013-14, Planning Minister...
  • CBI to register 14 new cases in coal scam July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to file 14 new cases related to the coal block allocation scam after Central Vigilance Commission rejected the agency's recommendation to close probe in them. Highly placed sources said that the CBI has recommended closure investigations in the allocation of 64 blocks...
  • Akhilesh demands higher power allocation to UP, writes to PM July 3, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought parity in power allocation to the state from the Central pool and a review of the allotment mechanism. In addition to this, he has written to the PM regarding problems, which include non-availability and poor...
  • FM Arun Jaitley slams UPA government over economic situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday slammed the previous UPA regime saying it has left the country in a shambles with low growth and "elevated" poverty and vowed to resurrect the economy with a strong Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought to allay apprehensions on...
  • Centre starts providing funds to Telangana June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has started providing funds to Telangana, which on Monday became the 29th state of India. "The Government of India has started devolving funds to the newly created State of Telangana from today, a finance ministry statement said. K Chandrasekhar Rao, who had spearheaded the movement for separate state...
  • 2G scam: CBI seeks cancellation of bail to Shahid Balwa May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI in a Delhi court on Friday sought the cancellation of the bail granted to Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Usman Balwa in the 2G spectrum allocation case, saying his conduct requires reconsideration and recall of the relief given to him earlier. The agency was responding to Balwa's plea...
  • Coal scam: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda gets bail May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in the coal blocks allocation case. Darda, a Congress leader, was chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation in March. Darda, along with others, was charged with criminal conspiracy and cheating. CBI said that Darda and his...
  • Centre set up panel to identify more coal mines for auction May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to expedite coal auction process, the Centre has announced a nine-member panel, which will identify more blocks, in addition to already selected 54 mines, for sale through competitive bidding. "In pursuance of auction by Competitive Bidding of Coal Mines, Rules, 2012...a...
  • 2G Scam: Shahid Balwa seeks withdrawal of statement given in court May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa on Monday moved a special court seeking its permission to withdraw the answers given by him earlier in response to the court's query in the ongoing trial in 2G spectrum allocation case. Balwa, who had on May 10 faced court's ire which had...
  • No right to sell coal from captive mines to third party: Centre May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry, which has put three mines on auction, has said that companies allocated coal blocks for a specified purpose will not have the right to market, sell or export the fuel to any third party. The development follows complaints with regard to alleged sale of coal by...
  • Coal scam: MP Darda, three others summoned as accused by court May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and three others were on Wednesday summoned as accused by a Delhi court which took cognisance of the charge sheet filed against them by the CBI in a coal block allocation scam case. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain summoned Darda, his son Devendra...
  • Coal scam: ED files laundering case against ex-MoS, Naveen Jindal May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped money laundering charges against former Minister of State in the Coal Ministry Dasari Narayana Rao and Congress MP Naveen Jindal in connection with its probe in the Coal blocks allocation case. The agency, which has registered an FIR under the Prevention of Money...
  • 2G scam: A Raja refuses to receive summons citing technicality May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former telecom minister A Raja on Monday refused to accept court summons in the 2G spectrum allocation case citing a technicality. He rejected the summons while his statement was being recorded in the case. Raja, accused in the 2G scam case, told the Enforcement Directorate officer that a...
  • 2G scam: Delhi court records statement of A Raja May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday recorded statement of former telecom minister A Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Raja is an accused in the the 2G scam case. A total of 19 people have been named as accused in the case. Earlier, the Enforcement Directorate had filed...
  • Coalgate: Two years on, not a single arrest yet May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Two years after the CBI launched investigations into Coal block allocation scam, one of the most politically sensitive cases, the probe is fast losing steam. The agency which was quick to file 18 FIRs in just two years is increasingly finding it difficult to sustain their allegations. Sources...
  • Coal scam: Former secretary PC Parakh joins CBI probe May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Coal secretary PC Parakh on Thursday joined the CBI's investigations into the coal blocks allocation scam. Parakh refused to comment as he walked into the CBI headquarters in Delhi. "I will answer all the questions that the CBI officers will ask. I cannot say anything else right...
  • Coal scam: CBI recommends closure report in two cases April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday recommended closure report in the FIR against JLD Yavatmal Energy and Jas Infrastructure Capital Pvt. Ltd lodged in September 2012 in the coal blocks alloaction case. The CBI said that there is lack of prosecutable evidence against the two companies. The companies...
  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal blocks has gained momentum as CBI has started questioning top executives of Aditya Birla Group and were likely to quiz former Coal Secretary PC Parakh next week. Official sources said that some of the top executives of Rs 2.4 lakh...
  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday said that the matter relating to exploitation of coal reserves was under judicial scrutiny and the UPA government has nothing to hide in the matter. "This matter is under judicial scrutiny and the government is assisting the investigating agency on the same....
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister has been targeted once again. After Manmohan Singh's former media advisor said that he had little say in governance, with all the major decisions being taken by Sonia Gandhi, a former coal secretary has accused him of cowering under political pressure even during the infamous...
  • Manmohan Singh could not control his ministers: PC Parakh April 14, 2014

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh in his book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths', wrote that Dr Manmohan Singh was was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. He said, "Then I worked with Shibu Soren and he vehemently opposed my proposal to make coal blocks...
  • No criminality found in allocation of 20 coal blocks, say sources April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for the Congress, no criminality has been found in the allocation of 20 coal blocks in preliminary enquiries, according to sources. The coal blocks were allocated between 2006 and 2009. The CBI had registered 14 FIRs and three preliminary enquiries (PEs) to probe coal blocks...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI filed two more FIRs in the coal blocks allocation scam case. The first FIR was filed against the owner of Central Collieries Company Limited in Nagpur and unknown public servants and the other was filed against the promoter and the director of Prakash Industries in Delhi...
  • Coal scam: Court fixes May 2 for consideration on chargesheet March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 2 for considering the chargesheet filed by CBI in coal blocks allocation scam case against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain fixed the matter for May 2 as CBI has not yet filed complete set...
  • Coal scam: Fresh trouble for UPA, CBI questions PM advisor TKA Nair March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could bring in major trouble for the UPA-II ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the CBI has now reached the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's doorsteps in connection with the infamous coal scam. CBI sleuths have questioned PM's advisor TKA Nair in connection with the scam. CNN-IBN had been...
  • Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI to question PM's advisor TKA Nair March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI probe into the coal blocks allocation scam has reached the Prime Minister's Office. The investigating body has decided to question TKA Nair, the advisor to the Prime Minister. Sources say that the CBI will question Nair on the coal allotment process followed by the PMO and possible...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to file its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Odisha's NPPL, said sources. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama will be chargesheeted...