Coal Scam

  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • Manmohan Singh isn't answerable, says Congress as ex-CAG blames him of inaction during scams 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The allegations of former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has brought former prime minister Manmohan Singh back in the dock. In his yet to be released book "Not Just an Accountant", Rai has accused the former PM of taking no corrective measures to avert loss...
  • Vinod Rai lashes out at Manmohan; says Congress leaders brought pressure 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former CAG Vinod Rai has come out with a stinging criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keen the PM's name out of audit...
  • Will cancellation of coal blocks adversely affect power sector? 5 days ago

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 production-ready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Centre favours cancellation of 218 coal blocks, SC reserves its verdict 5 days ago

    The Centre has favoured cancellation of 218 coal block allocations which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court last month. It has also suggested takeover of the 46 production-ready blocks by the public sector unit Coal India Limited. Meanwhile, the apex court has reserved its decision on the matter. ...
  • Coal scam: Court dismisses AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A special court has dismissed a plea of Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd, which along with Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others is chargesheeted in a coal blocks allocation scam case, seeking copy of statement of accused recorded by the CBI during its probe. ...
  • Coal scam: Court seeks clarification from CBI on closure report 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Posing searching questions to CBI on its closure report, a special court on Tuesday asked the agency to clarify as to what evidence "it could not collect" during probe to substantiate its findings recorded in FIR in a coal blocks allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power...
  • SC reserves its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks declared as illegal 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks which were declared as illegal by it. The apex court has concluded the hearing on coal block allocations and would give the verdict later. The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of coal...
  • SC terming coal block allocation illegal a wake up call: Piyush Goyal 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The coal block allocation held illegal and arbitrary by the Supreme Court was a 'wake up call' for the government to bring in greater transparency in the system, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday. "It's a wake up call for all of us, Supreme Court...
  • Government favours cancellation of coal blocks declared 'illegal' by SC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of coal blocks allocations which were declared as illegal by the Supreme Court. In sum and substance, cancellation of coal block allocation is a natural consequence, the Centre told the Supreme Court. The Centre has told the court that the...
  • CBI chief Ranjit Sinha accused of shielding coal scam accused, SC issues notice to him 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major blow to India's premier investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to its Director Ranjit Sinha on a plea seeking his removal from the post and a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe against him for allegedly...
  • Coal scam: CAG cuts gain figure from over Rs 10 lakh crore to Rs 1.85 lakh crore 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General has in its final report drastically reduced the alleged windfall gain figure from the coal blocks allocation scam. The massive figure now stands at Rs 1,85,591 crore as it saw a dramatic reduction of 80 per cent in the final report. The CAG said this...
  • SC verdict on coal block cancellation will lead to short-term disruption of power: Piyush Goyal 6 days ago

    New Delhi: While the Supreme Court hearing on the 218 illegally allocated coal blocks is to be delivered on September 9, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told CNN-IBN that even if the apex court decides to cancel coal blocks, it would only lead to a short-term disruption of power. He added...
  • After 2G case, Prashant Bhushan files another plea against CBI director Ranjit Sinha in coal scam September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday filed a plea seeking CBI director Ranjit Sinha's removal from overseeing the coal scam case. Bhushan alleged that Sinha met an accused in the coal scam regularly. Bhushan had earlier filed a plea with the Supreme Court to keep Sinha away from...
  • Coal scam: Ready for any eventuality, Government on final SC decision September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said that it was awaiting the final decision of the Supreme Court on the coal block allocations and was prepared for any eventuality as it has its plans ready irrespective of any verdict. "Government is ready for any eventuality. We have our plans ready irrespective...
  • Coal scam: SC adjourns hearing till September 9 September 1, 2014

    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 September 1, 2014

    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 September 1, 2014

    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,...