Coal Allocation Scam

  • What was the hurry to close case against industrialist Birla, Court asks CBI 6 days ago

    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 Birla-owned Hindalco's application were missing. "What...
  • Coalgate: PMO forwarded Birla's request for examination, submission, says Parakh October 20, 2013

    Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh has said that the PMOs office forwarded the request of Kumar Mangalam Birla for examination and submission. ...
  • Coalgate: Naveen says Hindalco letter was in Odisha's 'best interest' October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The coal allocation scam took another dramatic turn on Thursday with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik becoming the latest political figure to find his name linked to the controversy. Amid reports that CBI could question Patnaik for writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allot coal...
  • CBI may record statement of PM's Advisor TKA Nair June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: CBI may record statement of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair in the coal block allocation scam though the agency denied any such move officially. The agency, meanwhile, summoned as accused former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and quizzed two former officials in the Prime Minister's Office(PMO). CBI...
  • Govt decides to deallocate two more coal blocks December 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has decided to deallocate two coal blocks - one each of Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation and Odisha Mining Corporation - for delaying production from the mines. "The recommendation of the IMG (Inter-Ministerial Group) has since been considered and accepted by the government. Accordingly, Shankarpur (Bhatgaon-II) &...
  • IMG meet today to decide fate of 33 coal mines November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group on coal blocks is set to begin a two-day meeting on Monday. It will be deciding the fate of 33 public sector coal blocks that were served notices for delays in production. These blocks had been allotted to the Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp and the...
  • IMG may meet next week, to decide fate of 33 coal mines October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) will decide the fate of 13 coal mines allocated to public sector firms on the first day of the two-day meeting likely to be held next week. This could include firms like Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp and Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. "The IMG will...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai August 23, 2012

    Parliament was paralysed yet again for the third straight day as the BJP stalled both the Houses demanding the PM's resignation over the CAG report on the coal allocation. ...