Coal Block Allocation Scam

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Coal blocks allocation scam: CBI to question PM's advisor TKA Nair March 20, 2014

    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 possible...
  • Coalgate: Has CBI FIR led to trust deficit between India Inc and the govt? October 22, 2013

    The CBI will file a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on its investigations in coal blocks allocation scam. The FIR against Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam has possibly led to a trust deficit...
  • Coalgate: Murthy slams FIR, says Birla is a respected man October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Following the CBI FIR which accused Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in the coal block scam, Infosys chief NR Narayana Murthy has come down strongly on the investigating agency saying that such moves could damage India's reputation among foreign investors. "Kumar Mangalam is one of the most...
  • Coalgate: Birla meets Chidambaram, says not worried about FIR October 18, 2013

    New Delhi:In the wake of the FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the coal block allocation case naming Kumar Mangalam Birla as accused, the industrialist met Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday evening. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Birla has said that he is worried...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 17, 2013

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  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam October 17, 2013

    In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking into the role of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the case. Naveen Patnaik had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to approve coal blocks of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar...
  • Coalgate: Sent letter to the PM to examine Hindalco's request, says Patnaik October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's name cropped up in the coal block allocations scam, he has come out in his defence saying that the power of allocating coal blocks is with the central government. In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau...
  • The Last Word: Is the CBI's treatment of KM Birla a sign that we are returning to the repressive 1980s? October 17, 2013

    In an another high profile chargesheet in the coal scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation has named Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as an accused in its 14th FIR in the case. ...
  • Centre approves new coal policy, coal blocks can now be auctioned September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday notified a coal policy under which coal blocks can now be auctioned. The new coal blocks policy is for the private sector. Coal blocks would now be auctioned on the basis of the policy through competitive bidding. The coal distribution policy will use...
  • Coal scam: 189 out of 236 documents sought by CBI is not available, Centre tells SC August 27, 2013

    The Centre on Tuesday admitted before the Supreme Court that 189 out of 236 documents sought by the CBI, which is probing coal block allocation scam, is "not-available". In an affidavit filed before the apex court, the Coal Ministry submitted that an Inter Ministerial Committee has been constituted to "examine and...
  • CBI to submit status report on coal scam in the Supreme Court August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The CBI will file a status report on the coalgate investigations in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. CBI sources have told CNN-IBN that the agency will highlight the Coal Ministry's non-cooperation in the investigation. According to sources, the CBI is likely to tell the apex court that despite...
  • Coal scam: SC orders government to give files to CBI August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to provide "full co-operation" to CBI in its probe in coal block allocations scam by providing it with all necessary information and files without any delay. "As regards ongoing investigation by CBI, we have made it clear that all necessary...
  • ASG Luthra recuses from representing CBI in coal scam July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra on Wednesday withdrew himself from representing CBI in Supreme Court in the coalgate case, making him the third advocate to dissociate from the controversial case. Luthra, who took the brief after senior advocate UU Lalit withdrew himself on the ground that he had...
  • SC pulls up govt for not cooperating with CBI probe in coal scam July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the government for not cooperating with the Central Bureau of Investigation in its probe in the coal blocks allocation scam. Citing the CBI's report, the apex court lashed out saying the manner in which the agency is struggling with the probe...
  • BJP leader alleges coal block allocation files missing from Maharashtra govt's custody July 6, 2013

    Mumbai: BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on Saturday alleged the files sought by the CBI in connection with coal blocks allocation scam in Maharashtra were missing from state government's custody. He said the central investigating agency had written four letters to Maharashtra government seeking the files on allocation of coal blocks...
  • Coal scam: CBI records statement of two PMO officials June 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday recorded statements of two officials of the Prime Minister's Office as part of its probe into the coal scam. The CBI sought clarification from Vini Mahajan and Ashish Gupta regarding the allocation of the coal blocks, sources said. The probe agency...
  • Jindal companies got coal blocks despite rejection by Power Ministry: CBI June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Jindal coal companies received coal blocks despite rejection by the Power Ministry, probe details of the coal block allocation scam accessed by CNN-IBN have revealed. The probe reveals how Jindal companies did not meet the criteria set by the Power Ministry and yet managed to receive coal blocks. The...
  • Bribery case: CBI officer remanded to probe agency's custody May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior CBI officer Vivek Dutt, who headed the Coalgate scam probe team, and three others were on Saturday sent to three days in the agency's custody by a Delhi court for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh from a businessman to favour him in a land...
  • Sibal outlines broad objectives as Law Minister May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: With Lok Sabha elections due next year, newly appointed Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday said he would strive to achieve objectives in the run up, including making legal procedures help fuel economic growth and appointment of judges through a transparent process. Outlining his "broad objectives", Sibal said,...
  • Watch: A cautious Coal Minister says 'no comments' to every question on coal scam April 30, 2013

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal was extremely cautious when CNN-IBN probed him on the coal scam. ...
  • Coalgate: Accountability will surely be fixed, says Khurshid April 30, 2013

    The Supreme court on Tuesday tore into the UPA government and the Central Bureau of Investigation demanding answers on the government's alleged interference in the CBI coal allocations probe. ...
  • Coal scam: SP declines to comment on PM's resignation demand April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Tuesday declined to comment on BJP's demand for the Prime Minister's resignation over the coal scam issue, saying "every party has its own opinion". "We have said it earlier also. The CBI director himself has admitted it so what is there to say?" SP leader...
  • Coal scam: Left parties want PM to face Parliament April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Tuesday termed as "meaningless" the demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the coal allocation issue but asked him to face Parliament as he "owes an answer" to the country. CPI(M) also dubbed the disruption of Parliament as "match fixing" between BJP and Congress. "Demanding...
  • PM should own up 'responsibility' in coal scam: BJP April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said the "public spat" between the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General reinforces its view that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should own up "responsibility" in the coal scam and step down. "The public spat between the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General on...
  • SC's remarks on coal scam spark off heated debate in LS April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Supreme Court expressed deep concerns over the CBI affidavit on the coal block allocation scam, Lok Sabha on Tuesday was rocked by the issue with the Opposition leaders lambasting the government and accusing it of being corrupt. "I want to tell the country that this government is...
  • SC says CBI must not be controlled by 'political masters' April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming it a "massive breach of trust" and a matter that has "shaken its foundation", the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday took a very serious note of the CBI affidavit on the coal block allocation scam and asserted that the probe agency must be "liberated" and should...