Coal Block Allocation

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Something went wrong in coal blocks allocation case: Centre to SC 09-01-2014 12:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Central government on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong in the development and regulation of coal blocks. "Ideally coal block allocation should have been a consultative exercise with the state governments and it could have been done in a better way," said Attorney...
  • Coalgate: SC dismisses PIL to probe PM's role 29-10-2013 04:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL to probe Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's role in coal block allocation scam. The apex court said it is not inclined to let the Prime Minister be investigated in the matter. The plea was filed by advocate ML Sharma and sought...
  • Coalgate: SC to take up CBI's latest status report today 29-10-2013 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up CBI's latest status report filed on October 22 in the coal blocks allocation case. The CBI in its latest status report had apprised the court of the 14th FIR against Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal...
  • PM should reveal of names who pressurized for coal allocation: BJP 26-10-2013 06:36 PM

    BJP on Saturday termed as "explosive" former Coal Secretary PC Parakh's 2005 letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging coal mafia in the ministry and asked the latter to reveal the names of MPs who reportedly pressurized government for making coal allocations to their favourites. "Coal Secretary PC Parakh's letter...
  • Coalgate: PMO gives Hindalco coal block allocation file to CBI 25-10-2013 07:04 PM

    The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday handed over to CBI the file related to the controversial allocation of coal block to Hindalco in Odisha as sought by the investigative agency. "The CBI had sought the file related to the allocation. We gave the file and got the receipt," a...
  • Parakh gave no proof of coal mafia in the ministry, says ex-Cabinet Secy 25-10-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former Cabinet Secretary BK chaturvedi on Friday came out in support of former Coal Secretary PC Parakh and said Parakh is an honest and upright officer. Chaturvedi said, "I did receive his letter and I remember his allegation against coal mafia but there was no evidence so didn't...
  • Assocham writes to PM over 'half baked cases' being slapped on industrialists 25-10-2013 08:01 AM

    New Delhi: Assocham has written a strongly worded open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining against half baked cases being slapped on industrialists. The letter was written in the backdrop of the Central Bureau of Investigation naming Aditya Birla Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as an accused in the coal...
  • Coalgate: Parakh's 2005 letter exposes mafia influence in coal ministry 24-10-2013 10:18 PM

    New Delhi: Former coal secretary PC Parakh in a letter dated 2005 exposed the role of mafia in the coal ministry. Details assessed by CNN-IBN has also revealed the role of then coal minister Shibu Soren. In the letter, the former coal secretary had claimed how Soren had accused him...
  • Coalgate: I am not above the law, ready to face CBI, says Manmohan Singh 24-10-2013 09:25 PM

    Onboard Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke for the first time on the coal block allocation scam on Thursday while returning from China, saying he was willing to face the CBI or "for that matter anybody" as he has nothing to hide. Manmohan Singh has been under opposition...
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  • Coalgate: Government will provide all documents to CBI, says Narayanasamy 22-10-2013 07:17 PM

    Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Tuesday stressed that the government would provide all the coal blocks allocation documents to the CBI. He also added that the investment climate has taken a hit due to the cases registered against some business houses. ...
  • CBI will ask PMO to hand over files related to Hindalco: Sources 22-10-2013 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will seeks files related to Hindalco from the Prime Minister's Office, the sources have said. The CBI wants to know under what circumstances the coal block was allotted to Hindalco. The sources have also said that this letter would be sent to PMO's...
  • Coalgate: Has CBI FIR led to trust deficit between India Inc and the govt? 22-10-2013 12:46 AM

    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: CBI will stand by FIR against Kumar Mangalam Birla, say sources 21-10-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will stand by the FIR against Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam when it files a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on the investigations. The status...
  • Coalgate: BJP slams Congress, says PM's clarification selective 20-10-2013 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: After PMO's statement defending the coal blocks allocation to Hindalco, the BJP has demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clarify his stand on the whole issue. The Prime Minister has left for a four-day foreign trip, but the coal blocks allotment matter is still fuming. Stepping up the...
  • Thorough inquiry should be in coal block allocation scam: Yechury 20-10-2013 03:47 PM

    CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said there should be a thorough inquiry in the coal block allocation scam. He said, "Everybody involved should be brought to books and punished as the Prime Minister is the head of the government. Any scam that involves anyone from the government, the PM will have...
  • Post retirement, ex-coal secretary Parakh worked for firm that got coal block 20-10-2013 12:08 AM

    Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, who was named by the CBI in an FIR on a coal block allocated to Hindalco, had joined three private firms after retirement, raising questions over his role in one of the companies that's now under the scanner after getting a block. Parakh, who retired...
  • PMO can't escape blame on coal block allocation: Parakh 19-10-2013 11:01 PM

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh maintained that Prime Minister cannot escape the blame on the coal block allocations. "I have in my judgement made a recommendation and a final decision was taken by whoever was min in charge of the ministry at that point of time," said Parakh. ...
  • PMO defends PM in Coalgate; IAS officers, corporates angry 19-10-2013 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla took his grudge to Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the PMO itself came out in his strong defence. "The prime Minister is satisfied that the final decision taken in this regard ws entirely appropriate and is based on the...