Coalgate

  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO 14-04-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday said that the matter relating to exploitation of coal reserves was under judicial scrutiny and the UPA government has nothing to hide in the matter. "This matter is under judicial scrutiny and the government is assisting the investigating agency on the...
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam 14-04-2014 06:02 PM

    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...
  • Sanjaya Baru and PC Parakh's books sponsored by Modi: Digvijaya Singh 14-04-2014 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has alleged that the books written by Prime Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru and former coal secretary PC Parakh are sponsored by Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "No one reads Parakh or Sanjay Baru's books. All these books are sponsored...
  • CVC pleads SC to allow him to withdraw from coal scam cases 07-04-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: CVC Pradeep Kumar, who along with other two vigilance commissioners was asked by the Supreme Court to assist it in monitoring coal blocks allocation scam probe, on Monday pleaded for his withdrawal from the cases. The Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) submitted before a bench headed by Justice RM...
  • Never imagined I would fight elections from area of scam-hit people: Murli Manohar Joshi 22-03-2014 10:10 AM

    Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, shifted to Kanpur Lok Sabha seat from Varanasi to accommodate Narendra Modi, made a veiled attack on sitting Congress MP and Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, saying he never imagined that one day he would have to fight elections from "constituency of people whose names...
  • Coal scam: Fresh trouble for UPA, CBI questions PM advisor TKA Nair 22-03-2014 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: In what could bring in major trouble for the UPA-II ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the CBI has now reached the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's doorsteps in connection with the infamous coal scam. CBI sleuths have questioned PM's advisor TKA Nair in connection with the scam. CNN-IBN had...
  • Relief for UPA, CBI to close enquiry into 'missing' coal files case 18-03-2014 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: In a relief to the Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation will file a closure in preliminary enquiries in the 'missing' coal files from the Coal Ministry. The CBI has said that it has found no criminality in the case and that it has recovered all major documents,...
  • Coal scam: Have issued notices to 41 firms on scrapping licences, government tells SC 15-01-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday made strong observations on the coal block allocations in the Supreme Court. It has accepted the apex court's view that matters should not be kept pending with respect to the 41 companies given licences for coal exploration. The government has said that the 41...
  • In 15 coal blocks, 50 companies no criminality involved: CBI to SC 13-01-2014 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed a fresh status report in the coal scam before Supreme Court in which the agency stated that no criminality has been found in 15 coal block allocations and 50 companies. Of the 16 FIRs registered in the scam, a chargesheet...
  • Coalgate: CBI to file fresh status report in Supreme Court today 13-01-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will file a fresh status report in coal scam before the Supreme Court on Monday. According to reports, the CBI may recommend removal of 60 coal block allocations from the case as no criminality has been found in them. Although the agency has...
  • CBI will tell SC it has completed probe into coal scam: sources 10-01-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is set to tell the Supreme Court that it has completed investigations into the coal allocation scam, say sources. Sources say the CBI investigation against Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla is still on. In November, 2013, Kumar Mangalam Birla was named...
  • Something went wrong in coal blocks allocation case: Centre to SC 09-01-2014 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong in the development and regulation of coal blocks. "Ideally coal block allocation should have been a consultative exercise with the state governments and it could have been done in a better way," said Attorney...
  • Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh jumps ship, terms UPA 'clueless' 27-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Former union home secretary R K Singh, who has joined the BJP on Friday alleged that the UPA government was clueless about governance and its ministers were corrupt. "You have 2G scam, Commonwealth Games scam, coalgate which is sufficient to prove his point," Singh told reporters at the BJP headquarters...
  • Meira Kumar to hold all-party meet ahead of Winter session 27-11-2013 09:45 PM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will hold an all-party meeting on December 3 for the smooth functioning of the Winter session of Parliament beginning on December 5. The Winter session, which will end on December 20, will have 12 sittings in which government is likely to introduce a...
  • BJP will secure over 300 seats in LS polls, says Swamy 18-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Claiming that BJP alone would secure more than 300 seats in Lok Sabha in the next general elections, party leader Subramanian Swamy, on Sunday, said after forming the next government NDA would cancel all coal blocks allocated during the UPA rule. "BJP alone will get absolute majority with more than...
  • Hope whosoever comes to power will manage country well, says Indra Nooyi 11-11-2013 09:59 PM

    PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, on Monday, hoped that whosoever comes to power after the next elections will manage the country well so that India clocks a consistent 7-8 per cent economic growth. "Our hope is that whosoever is in power, manages this country consistently for all the potential...
  • Centre moves SC against Gauhati HC order declaring CBI unconstitutional 09-11-2013 11:50 AM

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Gauhati High Court ruling which called the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unconstitutional. The Centre has sought a stay on the order and has urged for an urgent hearing of its petition. The Centre is...
  • Centre likely to move SC today against Gauhati HC ruling on CBI 09-11-2013 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: The Centre is all set to move the Supreme Court on Saturday against the Gauhati High Court order declaring the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) unconstitutional and is likely to seek a stay on the order. The move comes after Minister of State for PMO V Narayanaswamy met...
  • Accused use Gauhati HC order on CBI to seek stay on trials; Centre to move SC 08-11-2013 10:59 PM

    New Delhi: Less than 24 hours after the Gauhati High Court ruled that the setting of the Central Bureau of Investigation was "unconstitutional", some prominent accused who are being probed by the investigative agency used the opportunity to stall the proceedings against them. Prominent leaders who are under the CBI...
  • Coalgate: SC dismisses PIL to probe PM's role 29-10-2013 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL to probe Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's role in coal block allocation scam. The apex court said it is not inclined to let the Prime Minister be investigated in the matter. The plea was filed by advocate ML Sharma and sought...
  • Coalgate: I have given all reasons for preferring Hindalco over PSU, says Parakh 26-10-2013 11:47 PM

    Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, who has been charged with alleged irregularities in the allotment of coal mine to Aditya Birla Group, on Saturday, said he had on files given full reasons for preferring Hindalco over a PSU for allocation of the coal block. "All those things were recorded in...
  • Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh 25-10-2013 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Friday clarified his letter on coal mafia in the Coal Ministry saying the letter was written in response to the complaint by former Coal Minister Shibu Soren seeking his transfer. He said there is a lack of transparency which leads to criminality....
  • Parakh gave no proof of coal mafia in the ministry, says ex-Cabinet Secy 25-10-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary BK chaturvedi on Friday came out in support of former Coal Secretary PC Parakh and said Parakh is an honest and upright officer. Chaturvedi said, "I did receive his letter and I remember his allegation against coal mafia but there was no evidence so didn't...
  • PM's statement on willingness to face CBI meaningless: BJP 25-10-2013 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on coal scam 'meaningless'. This came even as Manmohan Singh on Thursday said he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. However, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said,...
  • Assocham writes to PM over 'half baked cases' being slapped on industrialists 25-10-2013 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: Assocham has written a strongly worded open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining against half baked cases being slapped on industrialists. The letter was written in the backdrop of the Central Bureau of Investigation naming Aditya Birla Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as an accused in the coal...
  • PM's statement is completely baseless: Yashwant Sinha on Manmohan 24-10-2013 11:38 PM

    BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Thursday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the PM's statement about being ready to be interrogated by the CBI was completely meaningless. ...
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  • Coalgate: Parakh's 2005 letter exposes mafia influence in coal ministry 24-10-2013 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Former coal secretary PC Parakh in a letter dated 2005 exposed the role of mafia in the coal ministry. Details assessed by CNN-IBN has also revealed the role of then coal minister Shibu Soren. In the letter, the former coal secretary had claimed how Soren had accused him...
  • Coalgate: I am not above the law, ready to face CBI, says Manmohan Singh 24-10-2013 09:25 PM

    Onboard Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke for the first time on the coal block allocation scam on Thursday while returning from China, saying he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. Manmohan Singh has been under opposition...
  • News 360: PM ready to be interrogated, says he is not above the law 24-10-2013 08:29 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke for the first time on the coal block allocation scam on Thursday while returning from China, saying he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. Manmohan Singh has been under opposition attack in coal blocks...