COAL GATE

  • No major breakthrough in coal scam probe, CBI faces the heat May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday continued grilling former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam. But even as the agency is trying to build a watertight case, strong evidence is still missing. With four closure reports already filed, the future of one of...
  • 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 blocks scam: CBI chargesheet against Congress MP Vijay Darda March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against party's Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in the coal block allocation case. Darda along with the others has been named for criminal conspiracy and cheating in the chargesheet. CBI has said that Darda...
  • Coal block allocation case: CBI not satisfied with Jindal's answers September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be brewing for Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal. Jindal was summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a couple of days back and was subjected to some intense scrutiny. Sources have revealed that there are 23 basic questions that the CBI isn't very satisfied...
  • Centre approves new coal policy, coal blocks can now be auctioned September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday notified a coal policy under which coal blocks can now be auctioned. The new coal blocks policy is for the private sector. Coal blocks would now be auctioned on the basis of the policy through competitive bidding. The coal distribution policy will use...
  • CBI summons Naveen Jindal in coal block allocation case September 23, 2013

    Naveen Jindal: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday summoned Congress MP and businessman Naveen Jindal in the coal block allocation case. Naveen has been named as an accused in the twelfth FIR of the CBI in coal scan. The CBI in its FIR has said that Naveen's company, Jindal Group,...
  • Coalgate: No accused or suspect let off, says CBI May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A day ahead of filing a crucial affidavit in the Supreme Court on coal scam which has rocked the UPA government, CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Sunday affirmed that the agency's probe into the matter was "clean and clear" and that no accused or suspect had been let...
  • 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...
  • CAG slams UPA Govt, Opposition asks PM to quit August 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The spectre of corruption has come back to haunt the Congressled United Progressive Alliance Government once again with the Comptroller and Auditor General coming down heavily on the Centre for its "flawed" policy on coal blocks allocation, Delhi international airport and power projects. As soon as the three CAG...
  • Team Anna member Kiran Bedi attacks Manmohan Singh June 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Sunday invoked Mahabharata to attack Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the alleged irregularities in the coal block allocation. "PMO clears Prime Minister. Did Dhritarashtra in Mahabharata not support Kauravas even after they attempted to disrobe Draupadi? Indian genes/culture?," Bedi tweeted. She said Team...
  • 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...