Coal Blocks Allocation

  • FM Arun Jaitley slams UPA government over economic situation 10-06-2014 06:44 PM

    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...
  • Coal scam: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda gets bail 23-05-2014 02:56 PM

    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...
  • No right to sell coal from captive mines to third party: Centre 07-05-2014 04:52 PM

    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...
  • Coal scam: MP Darda, three others summoned as accused by court 07-05-2014 04:12 PM

    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 05-05-2014 07:00 PM

    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...
  • Coal scam: Former secretary PC Parakh joins CBI probe 01-05-2014 11:40 AM

    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 21-04-2014 05:32 PM

    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...
  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case 16-04-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO 14-04-2014 08:54 PM

    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...
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam 14-04-2014 06:02 PM

    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 14-04-2014 05:30 PM

    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 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    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...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities 27-03-2014 12:50 PM

    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 27-03-2014 11:33 AM

    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...
  • Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI to question PM's advisor TKA Nair 20-03-2014 06:07 PM

    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...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources 10-03-2014 09:13 AM

    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...
  • Coal scam: Have issued notices to 41 firms on scrapping licences, government tells SC 15-01-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday made strong observations on the coal block allocations in the Supreme Court. It has accepted the apex court's view that matters should not be kept pending with respect to the 41 companies given licences for coal exploration. The government has said that the 41...
  • Something went wrong in coal blocks allocation case: Centre to SC 09-01-2014 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong in the development and regulation of coal blocks. "Ideally coal block allocation should have been a consultative exercise with the state governments and it could have been done in a better way," said Attorney...
  • Coalgate: SC dismisses PIL to probe PM's role 29-10-2013 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL to probe Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's role in coal block allocation scam. The apex court said it is not inclined to let the Prime Minister be investigated in the matter. The plea was filed by advocate ML Sharma and sought...
  • Coalgate: SC to take up CBI's latest status report today 29-10-2013 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up CBI's latest status report filed on October 22 in the coal blocks allocation case. The CBI in its latest status report had apprised the court of the 14th FIR against Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal...
  • PM should reveal of names who pressurized for coal allocation: BJP 26-10-2013 06:36 PM

    BJP on Saturday termed as "explosive" former Coal Secretary PC Parakh's 2005 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging coal mafia in the ministry and asked the latter to reveal the names of MPs who reportedly pressurized government for making coal allocations to their favourites. "Coal Secretary PC Parakh's letter...
  • Coalgate: PMO gives Hindalco coal block allocation file to CBI 25-10-2013 07:04 PM

    The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday handed over to CBI the file related to the controversial allocation of coal block to Hindalco in Odisha as sought by the investigative agency. "The CBI had sought the file related to the allocation. We gave the file and got the receipt," a...
  • Parakh gave no proof of coal mafia in the ministry, says ex-Cabinet Secy 25-10-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary BK chaturvedi on Friday came out in support of former Coal Secretary PC Parakh and said Parakh is an honest and upright officer. Chaturvedi said, "I did receive his letter and I remember his allegation against coal mafia but there was no evidence so didn't...
  • Assocham writes to PM over 'half baked cases' being slapped on industrialists 25-10-2013 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: Assocham has written a strongly worded open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining against half baked cases being slapped on industrialists. The letter was written in the backdrop of the Central Bureau of Investigation naming Aditya Birla Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as an accused in the coal...
  • Coalgate: Parakh's 2005 letter exposes mafia influence in coal ministry 24-10-2013 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Former coal secretary PC Parakh in a letter dated 2005 exposed the role of mafia in the coal ministry. Details assessed by CNN-IBN has also revealed the role of then coal minister Shibu Soren. In the letter, the former coal secretary had claimed how Soren had accused him...
  • Coalgate: I am not above the law, ready to face CBI, says Manmohan Singh 24-10-2013 09:25 PM

    Onboard Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke for the first time on the coal block allocation scam on Thursday while returning from China, saying he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. Manmohan Singh has been under opposition...
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  • Coalgate: Government will provide all documents to CBI, says Narayanasamy 22-10-2013 07:17 PM

    Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Tuesday stressed that the government would provide all the coal blocks allocation documents to the CBI. He also added that the investment climate has taken a hit due to the cases registered against some business houses. ...
  • CBI will ask PMO to hand over files related to Hindalco: Sources 22-10-2013 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will seeks files related to Hindalco from the Prime Minister's Office, the sources have said. The CBI wants to know under what circumstances the coal block was allotted to Hindalco. The sources have also said that this letter would be sent to PMO's...