Coal Minister

  • Coal Ministry deallocates six more coal blocks February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday deallocated six coal blocks given to companies like Hindalco and Tata Power for captive use, following delay in production. The Coal Ministry has also decided to deallocate another six coal blocks allocated to companies like JSPL, Sterlite Energy and Lanco, but the decision has...
  • Coal scam: File notings in crucial deal missing September 4, 2013

    Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal has made a clear distinction between the number of coal files and documents that are missing in his reply to a query made in Parliament on September 2. He said that among the documents that have gone missing are file notings that trail the movement...
  • Coal scam: Wrong to classify any file as 'missing', says Jaiswal August 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The 'missing coalgate files' continues to be a burning issue in Parliament. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal in a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, said that copies of 497 files have been handed over to the CBI but 7 files are still missing from the records. The Coal...
  • Coalgate scam: Some files are missing, admits minister Sriprakash Jaiswal August 17, 2013

    In a new twist, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal block allocation scam are missing, remarks that drew attack from opposition parties. "It is true that some files from 1993 to 2004 are missing. Attempts are on, we are in touch with CMPDIL,...
  • Coal scam: Govt admits a few files are missing, Oppn alleges cover up August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal blocks allocation scam have gone missing. The minister said the files between 1993 and 2004 are missing. "768 files have been submitted to the Coal Ministry. It is true that some files are missing. We...
  • FTN: Is gender bias deep rooted in Indian politics? October 4, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. "Biwi purani ho to maza nahin aata (when wives grow old there is no more fun), so said Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal at a public function. He's not the first politician to make such statements. An FIR has now been lodged against Jaiswal and...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal under fire for 'old wives' remark October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal is being dragged over coals, but this time for saying old wives are no fun. Pressure from an embarrassed Congress, the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National Commission for Women forced him to apologise later. But Jaiswal still feels he did nothing...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Sriprakash Jaiswal October 2, 2012

    Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, under pressure over a sexist remark, has offered a tame apology. ...
  • NCW attacks Jaiswal over sexist remark October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Women groups are up in arms over Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal's controversial comments with the National Commission for Women saying that the minister must apologise for his remarks. Taking cognisance of it, the Congress has also asked the Union Coal Minister to clarify his comments. Criticising Jaiswal over...
  • Govt rejects CAG report on coal August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Friday rejected the CAG report estimating Rs 1.86 lakh crore gain to private firms in allocation of coal blocks and said the policy followed was transparent and not faulty. "The policy adopted to allocate coal blocks was not faulty. There could not be a more transparent...
  • Many govt depts 'suck blood' like mosquitos: Jaiswal March 26, 2012

    Kanpur/New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal courted controversy by saying that many government departments suck blood like mosquitoes but he clarified on Monday this remark was not aimed at the Finance Ministry. "For only 100 crore rupees revenue I realise how much you will have to go through. Like mosquitoes in...
  • Union Minister's son seeks police protection February 29, 2008

    Chennai: Union Minister Dasari Narayana Rao's son Hari Hara Prabhu, who made a dramatic appearance after being reportedly kidnapped by a gang at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, said on Thursday that he faced threat to his life and sought police protection. "I came to know that a group of 15 rowdies...
  • Coal minister's son runs away to escape wife February 28, 2008

    Hyderabad: A prominent film producer and Minister of State for coal in the Union Cabinet Dasari Narayana Rao's real life family drama now looks like the plot for one of his blockbuster films. His son, who was reportedly kidnapped, now claims that the whole affair was a plot by his wife...
  • Minister's son not abducted, ran away from wife February 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Union Coal Minister and Telugu film producer, Dasari Narayana Rao's son has surfaced in Chennai. The Coal Minister's son, Harihara Prabhu, was reportedly kidnapped last night. However, he now says that he left Hyderabad to escape harassment at the hands of his wife, Susheela. Prabhu says he had gone...
  • Daughter-in-law sues coal minister November 2, 2006

    Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Coal and Mines Dasari Narayan Rao's daughter-in-law, D Susheela filed a complaint of harassment against her in-laws at the Punjagutta Police Station on Thursday. Taking recourse to the recently introduced Domestic Violence Act, Susheela said that both Dasari Narayan Rao and his wife D Padma...