Coal Blocks

  • 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...
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  • News 360: Rahul Gandhi's ideas are revolutionary, says Nandan Nilekani 10-03-2014 08:13 PM

    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 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...
  • Government invites bids for coal blocks 26-02-2014 11:54 PM

    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...
  • Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal on Thursday 19-02-2014 08:52 PM

    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...
  • Coal Ministry decides to deallocate 28 blocks 19-02-2014 07:19 PM

    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...
  • Coal Ministry deallocates six more coal blocks 18-02-2014 07:53 PM

    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 04-02-2014 09:56 PM

    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 03-02-2014 07:30 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Cabinet meets to decide on de-allocation of coal blocks 13-01-2014 01:57 PM

    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...
  • Coalgate: CBI to file fresh status report in Supreme Court today 13-01-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation will file a fresh status report in coal scam before the Supreme Court on Monday. According to reports, the CBI may recommend removal of 60 coal block allocations from the case as no criminality has been found in them. Although the agency has...
  • 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...
  • BJP will secure over 300 seats in LS polls, says Swamy 18-11-2013 12:19 AM

    Claiming that BJP alone would secure more than 300 seats in Lok Sabha in the next general elections, party leader Subramanian Swamy, on Sunday, said after forming the next government NDA would cancel all coal blocks allocated during the UPA rule. "BJP alone will get absolute majority with more than...
  • PM cautions CBI, BJP calls it an argument of desperation 11-11-2013 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his statement on the Central Bureau of Investigation calling it a desperate argument. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "This is an argument of desperation by the Prime Minister. The CBI is being misused by...
  • 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...