Coal Block Allocation

  • 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...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 22-10-2013 11:34 PM

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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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 18-10-2013 11:43 PM

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  • News 360: India hunts for treasure in Unnao, PIL seeks SC monitoring 18-10-2013 09:08 PM

    Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to monitor...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 17-10-2013 11:42 PM

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  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam 17-10-2013 08:57 PM

    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...
  • The Last Word: Is the CBI's treatment of KM Birla a sign that we are returning to the repressive 1980s? 17-10-2013 05:38 PM

    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. ...
  • Is CBI selectively targeting corporates and bureaucrats to protect the PM? 16-10-2013 11:00 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has named Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in its 14th FIR in the case. FIRs have been filed against Kumar Mangalam Birla, NALCO, HINDALCO and former secretary coal PC Parakh. Cases of cheating, forgery and financial misrepresentation have been filed. However, former coal...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-09-2013 09:32 PM

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  • News 360: Jagan Reddy walks out of jail after 16 months in DA case 24-09-2013 09:10 PM

    The YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy finally walked out of Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad around 2 pm on Tuesday after spending 16 months there in a disproportionate assets case. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 20-09-2013 11:51 PM

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  • News 360: Indian Mujahideen terror accused Afzal Usmani escapes from Mumbai Police custody 20-09-2013 09:05 PM

    An alleged Indian Mujahideen terrorist Afzal Usmani on Friday escaped from Mumbai Police's custody. Usmani managed to escape while he was being taken to a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai by a team of police officials. ...
  • Congress hiding coal scam files to protect its people: Arun Jaitley 04-09-2013 11:13 PM

    Senior BJP leader hit out at the UPA-led government for the missing files pertaining to coal blocks allocation saying that the Congress has intentionally hid the files to protect its own people. "The files of allocation to people close to the Congress party are relevant files. These relevant files will...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-08-2013 11:50 PM

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  • Can the PM distance himself from the Coalgate controversy? 20-08-2013 11:12 PM

    The government was once again cornered by the Opposition over the missing coalgate files in Parliament on Tuesday. The BJP demanded a statement from the PM alleging that the files had been deliberately made to disappear to destroy evidence. The Congress was quick to hit back, saying files from the...
  • News 360: Opposition wants PM to answer over missing coal allocation files 20-08-2013 09:01 PM

    The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been adjourned till Thursday after uproar over missing coalgate files. BJP members demanded a statement from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the missing files related to the allocation of coal blocks. ...
  • After SC rap, will CBI become independent of political interference? 30-04-2013 09:55 PM

    The coal scam probe and the SC's indictment of the agency on Tuesday has brought the focus back on the need for a independent CBI. ...
  • Watch: A cautious Coal Minister says 'no comments' to every question on coal scam 30-04-2013 05:59 PM

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal was extremely cautious when CNN-IBN probed him on the coal scam. ...
  • Coalgate: Accountability will surely be fixed, says Khurshid 30-04-2013 05:40 PM

    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. ...
  • Congress funding CBI probe: BJP on coal scam 27-04-2013 07:48 PM

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley said UPA's interference in the CBI is a clear case of immoral policing. ...
  • Should the PM come clean on 2G and coalgate? 23-04-2013 11:26 PM

    The Opposition on Tuesday derailed both houses of Parliament with the Bharatiya Janata Party leading the charge against the UPA government. But the BJP seems to have been pushed to a corner over its demand for the PM's resignation. ...
  • News 360: 3 arrested in West Bengal chit fund scam 23-04-2013 09:57 PM

    Three people were arrested on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the West Bengal chit fund scam. ...
  • Coal blocks allocations were unfair, must be scrapped: TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee 23-04-2013 07:04 PM

    A parliamentary panel on coal blocks allocations has suggested that all allotments between 1993 and 2008 be scrapped, effectively blaming the previous NDA government too. ...
  • BJP must check its record on coal, 2G during its rule: Manish Tewari 23-04-2013 12:56 PM

    Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP should check its own record on coal and 2G during its rule from 1999 to 2004. ...
  • I don't think CBI was influenced by the govt in coal scam: Mulayam 23-04-2013 12:40 PM

    The BJP parliamentary party has decided that its MPs will continue to press for the PM's and the Law Minister's ouster for allegedly vetting the CBI investigations into coal block allocations. ...