Coal Allocations

  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Coalgate: PMO forwarded Birla's request for examination, submission, says Parakh October 20, 2013

    Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh has said that the PMOs office forwarded the request of Kumar Mangalam Birla for examination and submission. ...
  • Watch: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha evades question on Coalgate October 18, 2013

    CBI chief Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday evaded media's question on Friday in the coal block allocations scam. India Inc and the government have criticised the CBI for naming Kuamr Mangalam Birla as an accused in its 14th FIR in coal scam. ...
  • Coalgate: Naveen says Hindalco letter was in Odisha's 'best interest' October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The coal allocation scam took another dramatic turn on Thursday with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik becoming the latest political figure to find his name linked to the controversy. Amid reports that CBI could question Patnaik for writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allot coal...
  • Is a criminal investigation into the missing coal files only way to reach the truth? September 5, 2013

    The mystery behind the missing coal blocks allocation files has been the topic of heated debate in Parliament over the past few weeks. Now CNN-IBN has accessed details of the coal blocks files that are missing and have not been made available to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ...
  • Coal scam: CBI to quiz former coal secretary HC Gupta on Thursday June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI will be questioning former coal secretary HC Gupta on Thursday in connection with the coal block allocation scam. CNN-IBN has learnt that the investigative body will interrogate Gupta about why allocations were rendered to ineligible companies. Gupta is also expected to explain on how he failed to...
  • Coal scam: CBI registers 13th FIR; Rathi steel under its radar June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a fresh case in connection with its coal blocks allocation probe against a Delhi-based steel company and carried out searches at its premises in the National Capital Region. CBI sources said a case has been lodged against Rathi Steel and Power Limited, its Director Udit Rathi...
  • CBI may record statement of PM's Advisor TKA Nair June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI may record statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair in the coal block allocation scam though the agency denied any such move officially. The agency, meanwhile, summoned as accused former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and quizzed two former officials in the Prime Minister's Office(PMO). CBI...
  • Govt decides to deallocate two more coal blocks December 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has decided to deallocate two coal blocks - one each of Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation and Odisha Mining Corporation - for delaying production from the mines. "The recommendation of the IMG (Inter-Ministerial Group) has since been considered and accepted by the government. Accordingly, Shankarpur (Bhatgaon-II) &...
  • IMG meet today to decide fate of 33 coal mines November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group on coal blocks is set to begin a two-day meeting on Monday. It will be deciding the fate of 33 public sector coal blocks that were served notices for delays in production. These blocks had been allotted to the Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp and the...
  • IMG may meet next week, to decide fate of 33 coal mines October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) will decide the fate of 13 coal mines allocated to public sector firms on the first day of the two-day meeting likely to be held next week. This could include firms like Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp and Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. "The IMG will...
  • Coalgate: CBI files PE into allocations since 1993 September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a preliminary enquiry in the coal blocks allocations since 1993. The central investigative agency will now study each and every allotment since 1993 and question the directors of companies and the then bureaucrats of Central and state government about...
  • IMG may decide fate of six more coal blocks today September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks will meet on Monday to decide the fate of six more mines allocated to private firms that were issued notices for delaying production. As of now, the IMG has recommended cancellation of seven coal blocks to the Coal Ministry. The...
  • News 360: 13 days of no work in Parliament September 7, 2012

    Unfortunately the 15th Lok Sabha will go down history as the one which saw the most number of disruptions since 1952. ...
  • Quantifying loss is not CAG's duty: Veerappa Moily September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid the political logjam over coal allocation controversy, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily on Monday said that it is not the duty of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to estimate losses. "I am not blaming them (auditors). Quantifying the loss is not their...
  • CVC to review CBI probe on 'Coalgate' September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission will take a stock of CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the utilisation of coal blocks allocated to private companies between 2006 and 2009. A meeting of CBI Director AP Singh with Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar is likely to take place soon...
  • Parl can function if Govt scraps coal licences: BJP September 3, 2012

    Mumbai/Bhopal: Relenting a bit, BJP on Sunday agreed to allow a discussion on Coalgate provided Government cancelled coal licences and ordered an independent probe into the allotments. However, the party made it clear that it will stick to its demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation on the issue. BJP, which...
  • BJP ready for mid-term polls, says PM must go September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in no mood to give up its fight on coal. Upping the ante on Sunday, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, said that the party was prepared for mid-term polls if the events led to it. Holding a press...
  • PMO unhappy over inaction by Coal Ministry September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the storm over CAG report on coal block allocation, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has expressed displeasure over inaction by the Coal Ministry in cancelling blocks where mining has not taken place and asked it to expedite the matter by September 6. The...
  • Govt sets deadline for coal blocks de-allocation September 2, 2012

    New Delhi: A deadline for September 15 has been set by the government for initiating action on de-allocation of coal mines to many of the 58 allottees to whom show-cause notices have been issued. Pushed by an upset Prime Minister's Office, coal ministry has got into action to expedite the process...
  • 'BJP is afraid its CMs will be exposed over coal issue' September 1, 2012

    Mumbai: BJP was stalling Parliament on coal allocation issue because it was afraid that a debate would expose the roles of its chief ministers, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla claimed on Friday. "BJP is adamant on not letting the Parliament function," Shukla told reporters...
  • Coalgate: CAG figures are imaginary, says Digvijaya August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Friday said that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was merely an audit agency and not an investigative one and that it could merely present its findings to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and it was for Parliament to decide on...
  • Coal allocation issue disrupts Parliament for 7th day August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: An adamant BJP continued to disrupt Parliament for the seventh consecutive day on Thursday over coal block allocation but the government pushed through two bills amid growing isolation of NDA among non-UPA parties. The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill and All India Institute of Medical...
  • Sonia too called Modi 'maut ka saudagar': BJP August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who on Tuesday condemned BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's choice of words at a press conference where she said Congress had gained "mota maal" or massive profits in the coal blocks allocations, BJP leaders said that she should first look within. "We don't...
  • Coalgate: Kejriwal to protest outside MP CM's house August 28, 2012

    Bhopal: Anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal will be in Bhopal on Tuesday to stage a sit-in protest outside Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence. A few India Against Corruption (IAC) members were lathicharged outside the CM's residence on Sunday when they protested there. The protest was a part of the rally called in...
  • Will go on streets and expose BJP: Congress August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Continuing its criticism of the Opposition on its repeated obstruction of Parliament over the coal blocks allocations, the Congress on Tuesday said that its workers would go on the streets and expose the BJP. "The Congress workers will go to the people and tell them the truth about...
  • 'BJP stalling Parliament a black spot for democracy' August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Hitting back at the BJP for targeting the prime minister over the coal scam, the Congress-led UPA government on Monday said that the opposition stalling parliament is a black spot for democracy and slap on the face of people who elect their representatives. Speaking to the media, Finance Minister...
  • Coalgate: No attack on CAG, says PMO August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faced criticism for debunking the CAG findings on the allocation of coal blocks, sources in his office said on Monday his statement in parliament was on a report and not on the constitutional body. Sources in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) took pains in...