COAL SCAM

  • Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. According to CBI sources, the case has been registered against Electrosteel Castings Limited and Electrosteel...
  • CBI to submit progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday will submit a progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda in connection with the coal block scam case. Darda is accused of misrepresenting facts in various letters written to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an effort to get coal blocks...
  • Coal scam: Court has every right to seek clarification, says PC Parakh December 17, 2014

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh said that the court had every right to seek clarification. "Final decision was the PM's, it was fair and correct," said PC Parakh. ...
  • Coal scam: Court returns CBI's closure report in Hindalco case, asks to record Manmohan's statement December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The special court probing coal blocks allocation scam on Tuesday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further investigate a case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Returning the closure report submitted by the CBI in the Hindalco case, the special court asked...
  • Madhu Koda chargesheeted as accused in coal scam case December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda was on Friday charge sheeted by CBI in a coal blocks allocation scam case. He has been charge sheeted for offences of criminal conspiracy and cheating. The charge sheet was filed before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, who fixed it for consideration on...
  • I have done no good work, says Ranjit Sinha on his tenure as CBI Director December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: "I have done no good work," was how a visibly peeved Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha reacted with sarcasm on his two years at the agency's helm, a tumultuous tenure that comes to an end on Tuesday. "I am not going to say anything. I have done...
  • Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed cover November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court, complying with its order. The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of CBI's closure report filed in the case for...
  • Why wasn't Manmohan Singh questioned in Hindalco coal block allocation case: Court asks CBI November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over its handling of the Hindalco coal block allocation case, a special court on Tuesday asked the central agency that why wasn't former prime minister Manmohan Singh questioned in the case. "Shouldn't the Prime Minister and coal minister have been questioned in...
  • Court asks CBI to further probe a coal scam case November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Court on Thursday directed the CBI to further investigate an alleged scam in coal block allocation, involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others, in which the agency had filed a closure report. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar asked the CBI to file a progress report of...
  • Hansraj Ahir rewarded for exposing coal scam, inducted into Modi ministry November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP MP Hansraj Gangaram Ahir got his birthday gift two days earlier with his induction in the Narendra Modi ministry on Sunday in apparent recognition of his role in relentlessly highlighting irregularities in coal allocation that brought the previous UPA regime to its knees. The Lok Sabha MP hailing...
  • Coal scam case: Court to consider CBI's final reports on November 12 October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court fixed November 12 for considering CBI's two final reports filed in a coal blocks allocation scam case involving Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd (NPPL) and its officials. Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar sought certain clarifications from the agency on its final reports in which it had...
  • Coal block case: CBI wants summons for two on corruption charges October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday moved a special court for issuing summons against two government officials in the coal block allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd under corruption charges. Public Prosecutor VK Sharma moved a plea before Special Judge Bharat Parashar and sought the court's direction against...
  • Coal scam: CBI files revised closure report in KM Birla case October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed a "detailed and comprehensive" revised final closure report before a special court in a coal block allocation scam case involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary PC Parakh and others. The agency filed the report before Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar and...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers case against Jindal Steel & Power October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A case of alleged cheating and corruption has been registered by CBI against Jindal Steel and Power company relating to the probe into coal blocks allocated during 1993-2005 period. CBI spokesperson said on Sunday that it is the 36th FIR in connection with its probe in the coal...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 17, 2014

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  • News 360: Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa October 17, 2014

    The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. ...
  • India@9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 17, 2014

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  • Coalgate: CBI likely to appeal against adverse comments of Special Judge October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI will soon move an appeal against the order of a Special Judge wherein he rejected the closure report filed by the agency against a company in coal scam case and made some adverse remarks against the agency officials probing the case. Highly placed sources in CBI said...
  • Coalgate: Closure report approved by Ranjit Sinha lacks logic, says Court October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday drew flak from a special court which said that the closure report approved by him in a coal block allocation scam lacked any legally sustainable "reasons or logic". The court, which ordered further probe in one of the case arising from coal...
  • Coalgate: CBI files closure report, clean chit to government servants September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday filed a revised closure report regarding the role of public servants in a coal blocks allocation scam case in which Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd and others were earlier chargesheeted as accused. CBI, in its revised supplementary report, told Special CBI Judge...
  • Coalgate: System has flexibility to deal with loans, says Raghuram Rajan September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said that there is already "fair amount of flexibility" in the system to deal with loans impacted by the Supreme Court order to de-allocate 214 coal blocks. "I will reiterate that whenever we have issues of flexibility coming up, the real issue...
  • System has flexibility to deal with loans: Raghuram Rajan on Coalgate September 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said there is already "fair amount of flexibility" in the system to deal with loans impacted by the Supreme Court order to de-allocate 214 coal blocks. "I will reiterate that whenever we have issues of flexibility coming up, the real issue is putting...
  • SC scraps coal allocations, firms likely to pay Rs 7,905 cr in penalty September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, Hindalco and other companies whose coal mine allocations were scrapped by the Supreme Court on Wednesday are likely to pay about Rs 7,905 crore in penalty. The Supreme Court while cancelling 214 of 218 coal mine permits given to companies for their own...
  • SC cancels 214 coal block allocations, says government free to auction all after March 2015 September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost a month after the country's top court declared 218 coal block allocations made between 1993 and 2009 as illegal and non-transparent, the apex court on Wednesday cancelled 214 allocations dealing a blow to the coal companies. The highlights of the judgement, that takes a critical view of the...
  • Quashing of 214 coal blocks 'first effective blow' to crony capitalism: JDU September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: JD(U) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to quash the allocation of 214 of the 218 coal blocks allotted since 1993 and said it was the first effective blow to "crony capitalism". "I welcome it. This is the first effective blow to expanding crony capitalism. "After this order,...
  • Coal scam order is in line with the government's framework, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 24, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad commented on Supreme Court's decision on the coal scam. "The order is in line with government's framework. There is some closure, its a fresh beginning now," said Ravi Shankar Prasad. ...
  • Coal scam: SC cancels all coal block allocations except four September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 214 coal block allocations between 1993 and 2008 except for four, which are government-run non-joint ventures. The coal blocks exempted include Sasan, UMPP, NTPC and SAIL. The court said that the allocations are arbitrary and that there were no basis for the allocations....
  • CBI probe in coal scam case bereft of basic nuances: Court September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Observing that the CBI probe into a coal block allocation case was "bereft of basic nuances of investigation", a special court today ordered further probe in an FIR in which the agency had filed a closure report against Kolkatabased Vikash Metals and Power Ltd and its officials. The court...
  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath September 12, 2014

    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 exCAG blames him of inaction during scams September 12, 2014

    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...