Coal Blocks

  • CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam Yesterday

    New Delhi: CBI has filed a fresh FIR against a Madhya Pradesh-based company in connection with its probe in the alleged irregularities related to allocation of coal blocks. In its 23rd FIR in the probe, the agency has alleged criminal conspiracy and abuse of official position on part of the company,...
  • Goa vigilance dept to probe Chhattisgarh coal block deal 6 days ago

    Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated in the legislative assembly that there were...
  • CBI to register 14 new cases in coal scam July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has decided to file 14 new cases related to the coal block allocation scam after Central Vigilance Commission rejected the agency's recommendation to close probe in them. Highly placed sources said that the CBI has recommended closure investigations in the allocation of 64 blocks...
  • 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...
  • NTPC to start coal mining from Jharkhand block by March May 26, 2014

    NTPC, the country's largest power producer, will foray into coal mining by starting production at its Chatti-Bariatu mines in Jharkhand by the end of the current financial year. "Production from the Chatti-Bariatu mines is expected to be around 1 million tonnes and will commence by the end of the fiscal," a...
  • 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 right to sell coal from captive mines to third party: Centre May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry, which has put three mines on auction, has said that companies allocated coal blocks for a specified purpose will not have the right to market, sell or export the fuel to any third party. The development follows complaints with regard to alleged sale of coal by...
  • Coal scam: MP Darda, three others summoned as accused by court May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and three others were on Wednesday summoned as accused by a Delhi court which took cognisance of the charge sheet filed against them by the CBI in a coal block allocation scam case. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain summoned Darda, his son Devendra...
  • Coal scam: ED files laundering case against ex-MoS, Naveen Jindal May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped money laundering charges against former Minister of State in the Coal Ministry Dasari Narayana Rao and Congress MP Naveen Jindal in connection with its probe in the Coal blocks allocation case. The agency, which has registered an FIR under the Prevention of Money...
  • Coal scam: Former secretary PC Parakh joins CBI probe May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Coal secretary PC Parakh on Thursday joined the CBI's investigations into the coal blocks allocation scam. Parakh refused to comment as he walked into the CBI headquarters in Delhi. "I will answer all the questions that the CBI officers will ask. I cannot say anything else right...
  • Coal scam: CBI recommends closure report in two cases April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday recommended closure report in the FIR against JLD Yavatmal Energy and Jas Infrastructure Capital Pvt. Ltd lodged in September 2012 in the coal blocks alloaction case. The CBI said that there is lack of prosecutable evidence against the two companies. The companies...
  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case April 16, 2014

    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 lakh...
  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO April 14, 2014

    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 same....
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam April 14, 2014

    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 April 14, 2014

    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 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: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities March 27, 2014

    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 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...
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  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary, says Nandan Nilekani March 10, 2014

    A day after Congress declared his candidature from Bangalore South, UIDAI chief and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani on Monday said that there is no Narendra Modi wave in the country while praising Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary. He is an agent of change and has brilliant ideas," Nilekani...
  • CBI to name Hyderabad's NPPL in first chargesheet in coal scam: Sources March 10, 2014

    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...
  • Government invites bids for coal blocks February 26, 2014

    The government has for the first time invited bids for the auction of captive coal blocks, the coal ministry said on Wednesday. "The government has initiated auction of coal blocks by inviting applications for the first time for allocating coal blocks through competitive bidding for specified end-uses," the ministry said here...
  • Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal on Thursday February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to consider on Thursday the proposal for setting up a regulator for the coal sector through an executive order. "The Cabinet may tomorrow consider the proposal to set up coal regulator through an executive order," said a source. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had earlier informed...
  • Coal Ministry decides to deallocate 28 blocks February 19, 2014

    The Coal Ministry has decided to deallocate 28 coal blocks of companies, including JSPL, Areclor Mittal and Sterlite Energy, for delays in developing the mines alloted to them for captive use. The development follows the the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group (IMG) which suggested the deallocation of mines. "The inter-ministerial group...
  • Coal Ministry deallocates six more coal blocks February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday deallocated six coal blocks given to companies like Hindalco and Tata Power for captive use, following delay in production. The Coal Ministry has also decided to deallocate another six coal blocks allocated to companies like JSPL, Sterlite Energy and Lanco, but the decision has...
  • CCEA modifies decision on coal blocks February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday approved modifying its earlier decision to allow state governments to grant mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them. The modification was proposed after the Supreme Court refused to split coal blocks...
  • CCEA likely to modify decision on coal blocks on Tuesday February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting on Tuesday is likely to modify the earlier decision to give a go ahead to state governments for granting mining leases for coal blocks to companies if there is no CBI enquiry against them. "The CCEA is scheduled to...
  • Coal scam: Have issued notices to 41 firms on scrapping licences, government tells SC January 15, 2014

    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...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on de-allocation of coal blocks January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) met on Monday to discuss the criteria for de-allocation of coal block licences in the coalgate scam. The meeting comes in wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation producing a fresh status report in the coal scam before Supreme Court on...