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  • Goa vigilance dept to probe Chhattisgarh coal block deal 4 days ago

    Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated in the legislative assembly that there were...
  • Block Agriculture Officer held for taking bribe July 15, 2014

    A Block Agriculture Officer of Sadar block was on Tuesday caught red-handed by the vigilance sleuths while accepting bribe from a man in his chamber. A vigilance team raided the chamber of Bindeshwari Mishra and caught him red-handed accepting Rs 2000 bribe from one Rampati Jhora for releasing an instalment of...
  • 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...
  • BDO, panchayat samiti chief assaulted by MLA supporters July 12, 2014

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) and a chief of a panchayat samiti were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of an Independent MLA on Friday. Lesligung BDO Angarnath Swarnakar and chief of panchayat samiti Sangita Devi were allegedly assaulted by the supporters of Independent MLA Videsh Singh at the BDO's official chamber. An...
  • Andhra Pradesh: CM Naidu inspects Secretariat blocks allotted July 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday toured and inspected the blocks allotted to the state in the Secretariat. Chandrababu made an unscheduled visit to the Secretariat, after paying homage to freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju on Tank Bund, to get a first hand feel of affairs in...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxal-hit states including Telangana is expected to attend the meet. Sources say invitation has been send out to DGPs and chief secretaries. The meeting will take place in the...
  • FM Arun Jaitley slams UPA government over economic situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday slammed the previous UPA regime saying it has left the country in a shambles with low growth and "elevated" poverty and vowed to resurrect the economy with a strong Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought to allay apprehensions on...
  • BDO arrested for taking bribe of Rs 11,000 June 9, 2014

    Vigilance Investigation Bureau (VIB) sleuths on Monday nabbed the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Tarari in Bihar's Bhojpur district while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 11,000 from a person. Vigilance department's Director General (DG) P K Thakur said one Arun Kumar Singh, husband of a member of Moap Kalan panchayat...
  • Modi government may unblock 12,000 Twitter accounts blocked by UPA June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost 12,000 Twitter accounts which were blocked during the previous Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government's rule are likely to be unblocked. Sources say the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government has decided to unblock them. Some of these Twitter accounts were blocked for using abusive language against the...
  • SP MLA forces official to sign a document against his wish June 7, 2014

    In a bizarre incident, an MLA of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh allegedly barged into the office of a government official in Allahabad and forced him to sign a document against his wishes. Ajay Bharti, MLA from Bara constituency, allegedly forced Project Director Vijay Kumar Srivastava on Thursday to sign...
  • Facebook blocks Pakistan rock band at official request June 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Facebook has blocked the page of a popular Pakistani rock band and others anti-Taliban accounts at the request of the government. The Facebook page of rock band "Laal" (Red), which was set up by a group of progressive musicians in 2007, has been blocked. Laal Facebook page has more than...
  • Students block road, protest against 'faulty' Inter results May 30, 2014

    Agitating students blocked the busy Bailey road in Patna for nearly an hour on Friday protesting "faulty" results of Intermediate examinations. A group of students squatted on the busy road near the Income Tax roundabout disrupting traffic for nearly an hour, police said. On Friday was the third day of agitation by...
  • NTPC to start coal mining from Jharkhand block by March May 26, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its Chatti-Bariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the Chatti-Bariatu mines is expected to be around 1 million tonnes and will commence by the end of the fiscal," a...
  • 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...
  • PM Manmohan Singh bids goodbye to personal staff in South Block May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday personally bid goodbye to his personal staff in his South Block office while thanking them for their assistance. He met 110 personal staff members and expressed his gratitude towards them, sources said. Singh, who became the Prime Minister in 2004, met them in...
  • No right to sell coal from captive mines to third party: Centre May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry, which has put three mines on auction, has said that companies allocated coal blocks for a specified purpose will not have the right to market, sell or export the fuel to any third party. The development follows complaints with regard to alleged sale of coal by...
  • 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: 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...
  • Delhi: Minor fire breaks out near PMO, situation under control April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A minor fire broke out near the Prime Minister's Office in South Block in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. Smoke was seen emerging from near the PMO after which the Fire Department was alerted. Six fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the Fire department received a...
  • BJP blocks its website access in Pakistan April 22, 2014

    People in Pakistan cannot access the BJP website as the saffron party has blocked its Internet page though its high-profile Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's portal can be accessed for those who want to know about him. "Error 1009 The owner of this website (bjp.org) has banned your IP address (---)...
  • 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...
  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO April 14, 2014

    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 same....
  • 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...
  • Block Education Officer, Circle Inspector arrested for accepting bribe April 2, 2014

    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 at...
  • No criminality found in allocation of 20 coal blocks, say sources April 1, 2014

    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 blocks...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities March 27, 2014

    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 March 27, 2014

    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 set...