Coal Scam

  • CBI wants to block information about graft against its officials Yesterday

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 8, 2014

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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...
  • Coal scam: MP Darda, three others summoned as accused by court May 7, 2014

    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 May 5, 2014

    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 Money...
  • Coal scam: Charge sheet against Navabharat Power sent to CMM court May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Friday transferred CBI's charge sheet filed against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors in the coal blocks allocation scam case to a magisterial court on the ground that no charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act were slapped against them. The charge sheet...
  • 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...
  • Coalgate: Two years on, not a single arrest yet May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Two years after the CBI launched investigations into Coal block allocation scam, one of the most politically sensitive cases, the probe is fast losing steam. The agency which was quick to file 18 FIRs in just two years is increasingly finding it difficult to sustain their allegations. Sources...
  • Coal scam: Former secretary PC Parakh joins CBI probe May 1, 2014

    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...
  • Former coal secretary PC Parakh to be quizzed by CBI on Thursday April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Coal secretary PC Parakh, booked for allegedly abusing his official position to grant a coal block to Hindalco, will be appearing before CBI for questioning on Thursday. The CBI served a fresh summon to the former bureaucrat for appearing on May one as he had expressed his inability...
  • Coal scam: ED registers money laundering, forex violation case April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered money laundering cases against those firms which are under the scanner of CBI, including Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Rathi Steel and Power. ED officials said that post-registration of the cases, the agency has issued directions to its various zonal offices...
  • Coal scam: CBI summons PC Parakh to join investigation this week April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investogation on Tuesday summoned former PC Parakh to join investigation in the coal block allocation case to Hindalco this week. In October last year, the CBI registered a case against former coal secretary PC Parekh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, as a representative of...
  • Coal scam: CBI to examine Hindalco chief Kumar Mangalam Birla April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla is all set to be interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore coal block allocation scam. The CBI has named Mangalam in the Hindalco chargesheet. The investigators have already questioned several officials of Hindaloco and are now...
  • Coal scam: CBI recommends closure report in two cases April 21, 2014

    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 companies...
  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case April 16, 2014

    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 lakh...
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam April 14, 2014

    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 April 14, 2014

    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...
  • After Baru, ex-coal secretary makes embarrassing claims about PM April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: After former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's embarrassing revelations about Dr Manmohan Singh as the PM, a former coal secretary PC Parakh has penned a tell-all book which he says that Dr Singh was was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. In his book "Crusader or...