Coal Auction

  • Coalgate: 'PM ignored note by Law Ministry' September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Law Ministry note in 2006 had sought changes in the Mines Act to provide for competitive bidding for coal blocks, a report has revealed. The Opposition has once again trained its guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking why did he ignore the note and not act on...
  • Coal blocks: 'Gadkari's son favoured in auction' June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Just a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case in the coal block allocations case of 200609, the Prime Minister's Office has turned the tables, accusing BJP President Nitin Gadkari's son of benefiting in the deal. "Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's government allocated coal blocks...
  • Coal blocks 'loss': Oppn guns for UPA, seeks probe March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to the woes of the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government. Ever since the alliance stormed back to power in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections its tenure has been marked with allegations of corruption and the Opposition has been claiming that the...
  • 'Govt lost Rs 10.7 lakh cr by not auctioning coal blocks' March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General is back to give the Centre nightmares. A CAG report says the government lost Rs 10.67 lakh crore by not auctioning coal blocks between 2004 and 2009. According to a report in 'The Times of India', 155 coal blocks were given to commercial entities...