Coal Scam

  • Coal scam: SC adjourns hearing till September 9 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on illegally allocated coal blocks till September 9. The apex court asked all parties to file an affidavit on the issue of cancellation of the allocations. The Attorney General told the apex court that all coal allocations should not be cancelled...
  • Don't cancel all coal block allocations, power situation critical: Centre to SC Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday requested the Supreme Court not to cancel all coal block allocations that took place between 1993 and 2010. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that the power situation in the country is very critical and at least 46 blocks should be spared that are ready...
  • Was rule of law followed in coal blocks allocation: Court asks CBI Yesterday

    New Delhi: A special court on Monday asked the CBI to clarify whether "rule of law" was followed in allocation of coal blocks to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla's Hindalco. During the hearing on the closure report filed by the CBI in its FIR lodged against Birla, former coal secretary PC...
  • SC order on coal block allocations to affect 218 blocks August 25, 2014

    The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The court has stopped short of de-allocation and posted the matter for further hearing on September...
  • Coal scam: Will act once final SC order comes, says government August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said that it would take a final decision on the coal blocks allocations once the Supreme Court gives its final judgement in the matter. "We would look forward to finality in coal award matter on September 1. It's a detail judgment. The economy...
  • Can't be held responsible for decisions taken by government, says former coal secretary August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: As Supreme Court termed all the coal block allocation from 1993 onwards as illegal, all eyes are on at the ministers and officials who were at the helm during this period. While former Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal refused to comment on the latest court ruling in the coal scam,...
  • SC declares all coal block allocations made from 1993 to 2010 as illegal, stops short of cancellation August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court declared on Monday that all coal block allocations made by the 36th screening committee as illegal and said that coal block allocations from 1993 till 2010 were arbitrary and not transparent. The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Madan B. Lokur, and...
  • Coal scam: CBI to drop case against Kumar Mangalam Birla August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to close a case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla in the coal block allocation scam, an official said on Monday. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had booked Birla as a representative of the Aditya Birla Group and his group company Hindalco, one of the...
  • SC to pronounce verdict on coal block allocation on Monday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking quashing of coal blocks allocation during the previous UPA regime. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has examined the allegations about alleged irregularities in the allocation of around 194...
  • Hindalco blunder: Did CBI jump the gun on Birla in the coal scam case? August 20, 2014

    In what comes as a huge embarrassment for the CBI, the agency has decided to file a closure report in its high profile coalgate FIR against Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh. Sources say the CBI has found no prosecutable evidence. ...
  • Coalgate: CBI to file closure in Hindalco case, Birla, Parakh to get clean chit, say sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is set to file a closure report in the Hindalco case in the coal allocation scam. CBI sources say that Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh will be given a clean chit. Sources say that there is no prosecutable evidence found...
  • Coal scam: Fresh charge sheet to be filed against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday told a special court hearing the coal block allocation case against Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda that it will file a supplementary charge sheet in the case as its probe is almost complete. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Bharat Parashar fixed August 29...
  • CBI registers fresh case in coal scam August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a fresh case against a Nagpur-based company for alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal block during the NDA regime in 2003. CBI sources said a case of criminal conspiracy and cheating has been registered against Gondwana Ispat Limited and its...
  • CBI files three cases against SKS Ispat in coal scam August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday filed three FIRs in coal block allocation scam against SKS Ispat for allegedly misrepresenting the facts while applying for coal blocks. The fresh cases have been registered against SKS Ispat which got three coal blocks--Ravanwara in Madhya Pradesh in 2007, Fatehpur and Vijay Central in...
  • CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks. In its 23rd FIR in the probe, the agency has alleged criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position on part of the company,...
  • CBI wants to block information about graft against its officials July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI wants to stop disclosing details of allegations of corruption against its own officials under the RTI Act--an information being provided by it at present under the transparency law. The agency will challenge before the Delhi High Court an order of the Central Information Commission directing the agency to...
  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers 2 fresh cases July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday registered two fresh cases in coal blocks allocation scam against two firms in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh following a direction from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). CBI had earlier decided to close the case against these two companies but on orders from the Supreme Court, the...
  • Coal scam: Former PM Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair to be questioned July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair will be questioned in connection with the coal scam probe. Nair will be questioned in connection with the FIR filed against Kumara Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco. The CBI has filed as many as 20 FIRs in the investigation regarding the...
  • SC orders setting up of special court to try Coalgate cases July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered setting up of a special court to exclusively hold trial of the coal blocks allocation scam and asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge, who will deal with the cases arising out of the investigation conducted by...
  • CBI to register 14 new cases in coal scam July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to file 14 new cases related to the coal block allocation scam after Central Vigilance Commission rejected the agency's recommendation to close probe in them. Highly placed sources said that the CBI has recommended closure investigations in the allocation of 64 blocks...
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  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • Coal scam: CBI likely to file five new cases after CVC recommendation July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to file five fresh cases in the coal block allocation scam after suggestions from the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) which stopped the agency from closing its investigation into these allocations. On the orders of the Supreme Court, CBI sources said, the agency has sent files to...
  • Coal scam: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda gets bail May 23, 2014

    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 and his...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 20th FIR, Nagpur-based company booked May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its 20th FIR in the coal scam. The case was registered against a Nagpur-based company, M/s Jayaswal Neco Industries. Sources said that the unknown public servants have also been booked. The case has been filed under criminal conspiracy, cheating and...
  • Coal scam: Court pulls up CBI for not probing 'crucial aspects' May 13, 2014

    CBI was on Tuesday pulled up by a Delhi court for not properly probing the "crucial aspects" regarding the alleged roles of government officials in allocating coal blocks to Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd which was chargesheeted in the case along with its two top executives. The court observed that it was...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 19th FIR, names Mumbai company Topworth Urja May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its 19th FIR in the coal scam case. The FIR was filed against a Mumbai and Nagpur-based company, Topworth Urja and Metals Ltd. The case was registered against its directors and other unknown people. The FIR is an outcome of a...
  • Coal scam: CBI director writes to SC, says charges against him wrong May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming allegations against him as false, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Ranjit Sinha has filed a secret note in the Supreme Court saying that all cases closed by the CBI may be scrutinised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). This comes even as the apex court on Thursday...
  • Coal scam: SC asks CVC to scrutinise 24 files May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to scrutinise files pertaining to 24 coal scam cases in which the CBI has concluded the investigation. The top court has asked the CVC to file a report on these cases to it. The apex court also asked...