COALGATE

  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 10, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena decides to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, stakes claim for LoP November 10, 2014

    Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. ...
  • Congress slams Arun Jaitley for remarks on CAG October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his remarks that CAG should not sensationalise its report, saying it amounts to threatening the government auditor and wondered if the ruling dispensation feels it could be targeted on its reports like the UPA was. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coal scam: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha had no conversations with Moin Qureshi, AG tells SC October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Attorney General, Mukul Rohatgi on Friday informed the Supreme Court that there were no conversations held betweem CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha and coal scam accused Moin Qureshi. The AG, however, said that Qureshi had regular conversations with former CBI Chief AP Singh, who is also a member...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coalgate: Court to hear case against two government servants on October 1 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Wednesday fixed October 1 for hearing a coal block allocation case, in which the Delhi High Court recently quashed charges against Chhattisgarhbased Prakash Industries Ltd and its director. The matter was fixed for October 1 after CBI said that it required...
  • What was the hurry to close case against industrialist Birla, Court asks CBI September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Friday hit out the Central Bureau of Investigation over missing files in the Birla Hindalco closure report that was filed in August. The CBI had informed the court that the original minutes of screening committee meetings which dealt with Birlaowned Hindalco's application were missing. "What...
  • 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...
  • Coal scam: Court dismisses AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd's plea September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court has dismissed a plea of Nagpurbased 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 September 9, 2014

    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...
  • Government favours cancellation of coal blocks declared 'illegal' by SC September 9, 2014

    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...
  • Supreme Court to decide fate of 218 coal blocks today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks allocated since 1993 to 2010 which it held as illegal in a previous judgement. Just a day before the crucial hearing, Centre had on Monday filed an affidavit in the apex court in which it said...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • 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...
  • CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradeshbased 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,...
  • 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...