COAL BLOCKS ALLOCATIONS SCAM

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coalgate: CBI files progress report on further probe February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday filed in a special court a progress report of its ongoing investigation in a coal blocks allocation case in which it has chargesheeted Nagpur-based Grace Industries Ltd (GIL) and one of its directors. The investigating officer (IO) said the matter regarding the alleged roles of...
  • Coal scam: Manmohan Singh defends decision to allocate blocks to Hindalco January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has defended his decision to allocate coal blocks to Hindalco and said it was approved after due deliberations. According to details of the CBI examination of Singh in the coal block allocation scam case accessed by CNN-IBN, the former prime minister is learnt to...
  • Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed cover November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court, complying with its order. The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of CBI's closure report filed in the case for...
  • Coal block case: CBI wants summons for two on corruption charges October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday moved a special court for issuing summons against two government officials in the coal block allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd under corruption charges. Public Prosecutor VK Sharma moved a plea before Special Judge Bharat Parashar and sought the court's direction against...
  • Coalgate: Closure report approved by Ranjit Sinha lacks logic, says Court October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday drew flak from a special court which said that the closure report approved by him in a coal block allocation scam lacked any legally sustainable "reasons or logic". The court, which ordered further probe in one of the case arising from coal...
  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 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 cooperation" 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...