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  • SC stays summons issued to Manmohan Singh, 5 others in Talabira coal block allocation scam case April 1, 2015

    In a big relief for former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court has stayed the summons issued to him in the Talabira coal block allocation scam case. The court has admitted Manmohan Singh's petition seeking to quash the summons issued to him by a special CBI court. The apex...
  • Manmohan Singh moves Supreme Court against CBI court summons in coal scam March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved Supreme Court challenging the special CBI court order in the coal block allocation scam case. The former PM has been named as an accused in the Talabira coal block allocation case. Singh may ask the court to quash the order and...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • Coal scam: CBI receives authority's nod on final probe report March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday informed a special court that they have received approval of the competent authority on its final report of further investigation in a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving Vikash Metal and Power Limited (VMPL) and others. After CBI prosecutor told the court that investigation...
  • Manmohan Singh to move Supreme Court to quash court order in coal scam March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to move Supreme Court on Monday to quash the order by the special CBI court in the coal block allocation scam case. The move came even as the probe report by the Central Bureau of Investigation said there was no proof...
  • WordPress faces temporary ban in Pakistan March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: WordPress.com has been temporarily blocked in Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)has reportedly asked the Internet Service Providers across the nation to disable access to the site. The reason for blocking the site hasn't been confirmed. However, a report in TechCrunch noted that when a WordPress site is accessed...
  • CAG was 'very kind' in assessing losses of coal blocks allocations: Jaitley March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General was "very kind" when it put losses incurred due to coal blocks allocation between 2006 and 2010 at Rs 1.86 lakh crore, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday night while highlighting that auction being undertaken by the present government had reaped much...
  • News 360: CBI report says no proof of wrongdoing on Manmohan's part in Talabira coal block allocation March 19, 2015

    The probe report by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the coal blocks allocation scam has made some startling revelations saying there is no proof of wrongdoing against former prime Manmohan Singh in the Talabira coal block allocation. The report also gives industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla a clean chit...
  • CBI report says no case against Manmohan Singh, KM Birla in Talabira coal block allocation March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The probe report by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the coal blocks allocation scam has made some startling revelations saying there is no proof of wrongdoing against former prime Manmohan Singh in the Talabira coal block allocation. The report also gives industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla a clean...
  • India tops list of requests for blocking content on Facebook in the second half of 2014 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Facebook blocked 5,832 pieces of content, including anti-religious matter and hate speeches, during July-December 2014 on orders of Indian government, the highest by any country on the social networking giant's platform. In its Global Government Requests Report for July to December 2014, the California-based firm said it has "restricted"...
  • Cartoon of the day: Congress marches to support Manmohan Singh in coal scam March 13, 2015

    The Congress on Thursday came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with senior party leaders marched from Congress headquarters to Manmohan Singh's house to express solidarity...
  • Manmohan Singh to move Supreme Court after being summoned in coal scam March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now likely to move the Supreme Court after he was summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case by a special court on Wednesday. Former coal secretary PC Parakh, Hindalco, Kumar Mangalam Birla and two others were also summoned...
  • Coal fire unites Congress: Is this too little, too late for the grand old party? March 12, 2015

    The Congress on Thursday deployed its entire artillery to defend former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal scam. Taking the lead, party president Sonia Gandhi walked down from the party headquarters to Singh's residence. ...
  • Congress out in full force in support of Manmohan Singh March 12, 2015

    In a show of strength, the Congress party came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Party President Sonia Gandhi led the solidarity march to the prime minister's residence. Senior party leader...
  • Outraged by summons served to Manmohan in coal scam, Sonia leads Congress solidarity march March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with senior party leaders marched from Congress headquarters to Manmohan Singh's house to express solidarity...
  • No need to file criminal case against Manmohan Singh in coal scam: Mohan Parasaran March 12, 2015

    Former Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran said there was no need to file a criminal case against former prime minister Manmohan Singh as there was no evidence of corruption. He said, "I was quite surprised. The CBI did not find any evidence of corruption. He was instrumental in decision making and...
  • Coalgate: Special court summons former PM Manmohan Singh as accused March 12, 2015

    In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. ...
  • Watch: All about the coal scam saga March 11, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Associate Editor Arunima explains the alleged conspiracy in the coal block allocation scam. ...
  • Breaking Toons: Manmohan Singh's journey in Coalgate from 2009 to 2015 March 11, 2015

    In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. ...
  • Manmohan summoned as accused: Is there a case against the former PM in coal scam? March 11, 2015

    In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Manmohan Singh summed in coal scam March 11, 2015

    In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. ...
  • Coal scam: Integrity of Manmohan Singh can't be questioned, says Congress March 11, 2015

    Defending Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the coal block allocation scam, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "Dr Manmohan Singh's integrity, fairness, impartiality and adherence to transparency is unquestionable." Singh has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case on Wednesday. ...
  • Inappropriate for me to comment on Manmohan Singh, says PC Parakh March 11, 2015

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh along with five others have been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam. Parakh said, "News of summons came as a surprise, but the court has taken a decision. I have already given all details to the CBI. It won't be appropriate...
  • Manmohan Singh cannot be held responsible, says Veerappa Moily March 11, 2015

    Veerappa Moily said that Manmohan Singh cannot be held responsible and that BJP had indulged into a political witch-hunt. While on the other hand Prashant Bhushan said that it is a very healthy sign of our judicial system that influential people are being summoned. ...
  • Many officers involved in coal scam, probe will take a long time: Hansraj Ahir March 11, 2015

    Hansraj Ahir, the BJP leader who is the whistle-blower in the coal block allocation scam, welcomed the development and said this was awaited. "People expect that no accused shall be spared. Many officers are involved in the case and will take a long time. This is the first scam in...
  • Manmohan Singh summoned as an accused in coal scam, legal options before him March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for Congress party, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. There are three legal options before Manmohan Singh. Firstly, he can approach the High Court and seek stay on summon...
  • Manmohan Singh, others summoned as accused by special court in coal block allocation scam case March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. Besides Singh, former coal secretaries PC Parakh, Hindalco, Kumar Mangalam Birla and two others are accused in the...
  • Coal block scam: CBI submits status report in Supreme Court, next hearing on April 27 March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The CBI on Monday submitted its status report in Supreme Court regarding coal block allocation scam. The apex court has fixed April 27 as the next date for hearing on status report. The CBI had, on February 4, filed in a special court a progress report of its ongoing...
  • Finance Ministry proposes levy of tax on all government services March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday proposed the levy of service tax on all services provided by the government and an enabling provision has been proposed in the Finance Bill in this regard. Although the list of services which will incur the service tax has not been decided, telecom and...
  • Government gets 107 applications for allotment of 43 mines to PSUs March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry on Sunday received 107 applications from PSUs like NTPC, SAIL, DVC and NLC for allocation of 43 coal blocks to be given to state-run firms. "107 applications were received for 43 coal blocks for allocation to government entities," Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet. The...