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  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case 16-04-2014 06:24 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Manmohan Singh could not control his ministers: PC Parakh 14-04-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • Block Education Officer, Circle Inspector arrested for accepting bribe 02-04-2014 07:51 AM

    Sleuths of the Vigilance Investigation Bureau allegedly caught the Block Education Officer of Samastipur and Circle Inspector of Alamnagar in Madhepura while taking bribe on Tuesday. "BEO Sudeshwar Sah was arrested when he was accepting Rs 25,000 from one Sunil Kumar Jha for the advancement of the government middle school...
  • No criminality found in allocation of 20 coal blocks, say sources 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: In a good news for the Congress, no criminality has been found in the allocation of 20 coal blocks in preliminary enquiries, according to sources. The coal blocks were allocated between 2006 and 2009. The CBI had registered 14 FIRs and three preliminary enquiries (PEs) to probe coal...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities 27-03-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI filed two more FIRs in the coal blocks allocation scam case. The first FIR was filed against the owner of Central Collieries Company Limited in Nagpur and unknown public servants and the other was filed against the promoter and the director of Prakash Industries in Delhi...
  • Coal scam: Court fixes May 2 for consideration on chargesheet 27-03-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 2 for considering the chargesheet filed by CBI in coal blocks allocation scam case against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain fixed the matter for May 2 as CBI has not yet filed complete...
  • Government violates poll code by transferring BDOs, claims BJP 20-03-2014 11:29 PM

    Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, on Thursday, accusing the state government of violating the model code of conduct by transferring 25 BDOs recently. Citing a recent directive of the commission putting a ban on transfers after February 15, Leader of Opposition in the...
  • Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI to question PM's advisor TKA Nair 20-03-2014 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI probe into the coal blocks allocation scam has reached the Prime Minister's Office. The investigating body has decided to question TKA Nair, the advisor to the Prime Minister. Sources say that the CBI will question Nair on the coal allotment process followed by the PMO and...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary, says Nandan Nilekani 10-03-2014 08:13 PM

    A day after Congress declared his candidature from Bangalore South, UIDAI chief and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Monday said that there is no Narendra Modi wave in the country while praising Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary. He is an agent of change and has brilliant ideas," Nilekani...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources 10-03-2014 09:13 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to file its first chargesheet in the coal scam on Monday against Odisha's NPPL, said sources. NPPL is a joint venture of Malaxmi Energy Ventures and Nav Bharat Ventures. NPPL Directors Y Harish Chandra Prasad and P Trivikrama will be chargesheeted...
  • Free pharmacy store, convergence block inaugurated at AIIMS 03-03-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: Out-patients at AIIMS will be able to get free generic drugs from Monday, thanks to a pharmacy store that opened on its campus on Sunday. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a 'Free Generic Pharmacy Store' and a multi-storied Convergence Block that will house departments from the...
  • Government invites bids for coal blocks 26-02-2014 11:54 PM

    The government has for the first time invited bids for the auction of captive coal blocks, the coal ministry said on Wednesday. "The government has initiated auction of coal blocks by inviting applications for the first time for allocating coal blocks through competitive bidding for specified end-uses," the ministry said...
  • RBI committed to "strongest growth possible": Rajan 26-02-2014 11:34 PM

    Under flak from various quarters for raising rates, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said the central bank is committed to the "strongest growth possible" and is on the same page as the Finance Ministry on this front. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also strongly favours targeting CPI inflation...
  • Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal on Thursday 19-02-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to consider on Thursday the proposal for setting up a regulator for the coal sector through an executive order. "The Cabinet may tomorrow consider the proposal to set up coal regulator through an executive order," said a source. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had earlier...
  • Coal Ministry decides to deallocate 28 blocks 19-02-2014 07:19 PM

    The Coal Ministry has decided to deallocate 28 coal blocks of companies, including JSPL, Areclor Mittal and Sterlite Energy, for delays in developing the mines alloted to them for captive use. The development follows the the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) which suggested the deallocation of mines. "The inter-ministerial...
  • Coal Ministry deallocates six more coal blocks 18-02-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday deallocated six coal blocks given to companies like Hindalco and Tata Power for captive use, following delay in production. The Coal Ministry has also decided to deallocate another six coal blocks allocated to companies like JSPL, Sterlite Energy and Lanco, but the decision has...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Auto industry hoping for surprise from North Block 15-02-2014 12:15 PM

    New Delhi: Expectations are running high that despite limitations, Finance Minister P Chidambaram would make one last ditch attempt to revive the manufacturing sector when he presents the last economic statement, the vote on account on Monday. Despite numerous snubs in the past, the auto industry is still hoping for...
  • Telangana: Andhra CM, Jagan Reddy to hold protests at Jantar Mantar today 05-02-2014 10:14 AM

    New Delhi: Protests against Telangana reaches Jantar Mantar on Wednesday where Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy will be holding separate demonstrations. Kiran Reddy who had also threatened to step down as the CM over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh will stage...
  • CCEA modifies decision on coal blocks 04-02-2014 09:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved modifying its earlier decision to allow state governments to grant mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them. The modification was proposed after the Supreme Court refused to split coal blocks...
  • Seemandhra MLAs hold demonstration at North Block ahead of GoM meet 04-02-2014 04:05 PM

    Ahead of the meeting of Group of Ministers on Telangana draft Bill, Seemandhra MLAs held demonstrations at North Block on Tuesday morning. ...
  • CCEA likely to modify decision on coal blocks on Tuesday 03-02-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting on Tuesday is likely to modify the earlier decision to give a go ahead to state governments for granting mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them. "The CCEA is scheduled...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad lays foundation stone for new facilities in AIIMS 03-02-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday laid the foundation stone of two blocks at the AIIMS that will add facilities of 600 beds and 24 operating theatres at a total cost of Rs 255 crores. "Together these initiatives constitute a major breakthrough in the development of...
  • 1 out of 3 men who gangraped class IX student arrested 30-01-2014 08:37 AM

    One man, who along with two others had allegedly gang raped a minor girl in Panki block of Jharkhand's Palamu district three days ago, was arrested on Wednesday, police said. The arrest was made after the girl filed an FIR on Tuesday accusing three persons of gang-raping her on January...
  • Security beefed at North Block ahead of Arvind Kejriwal's protest 20-01-2014 11:10 AM

    Security has been beefed up ahead of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's proposed protest at North Block to press for the suspension of five policemen who defied Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's order to arrest Ugandan women who he felt were involved in drug trafficking. ...
  • 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...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on de-allocation of coal blocks 13-01-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) met on Monday to discuss the criteria for de-allocation of coal block licences in the coalgate scam. The meeting comes in wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation producing a fresh status report in the coal scam before Supreme Court on...
  • 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...