Coalgate

  • CBI probe in coal scam case bereft of basic nuances: Court 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Observing that the CBI probe into a coal block allocation case was "bereft of basic nuances of investigation", a special court today ordered further probe in an FIR in which the agency had filed a closure report against Kolkata-based Vikash Metals and Power Ltd and its officials. The court...
  • Coalgate: Court to hear case against two government servants on October 1 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A special court on Wednesday fixed October 1 for hearing a coal block allocation case, in which the Delhi High Court recently quashed charges against Chhattisgarh-based Prakash Industries Ltd and its director. The matter was fixed for October 1 after CBI said that it required...
  • What was the hurry to close case against industrialist Birla, Court asks CBI September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Friday hit out the Central Bureau of Investigation over missing files in the Birla Hindalco closure report that was filed in August. The CBI had informed the court that the original minutes of screening committee meetings which dealt with Birla-owned Hindalco's application were missing. "What...
  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • Coal scam: Court dismisses AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd's plea September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court has dismissed a plea of Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd, which along with Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others is chargesheeted in a coal blocks allocation scam case, seeking copy of statement of accused recorded by the CBI during its probe. ...
  • Coal scam: Court seeks clarification from CBI on closure report September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Posing searching questions to CBI on its closure report, a special court on Tuesday asked the agency to clarify as to what evidence "it could not collect" during probe to substantiate its findings recorded in FIR in a coal blocks allocation case against Kamal Sponge Steel and Power...
  • Government favours cancellation of coal blocks declared 'illegal' by SC September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of coal blocks allocations which were declared as illegal by the Supreme Court. In sum and substance, cancellation of coal block allocation is a natural consequence, the Centre told the Supreme Court. The Centre has told the court that the...
  • Supreme Court to decide fate of 218 coal blocks today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks allocated since 1993 to 2010 which it held as illegal in a previous judgement. Just a day before the crucial hearing, Centre had on Monday filed an affidavit in the apex court in which it said...
  • Don't cancel all coal block allocations, power situation critical: Centre to SC September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday requested the Supreme Court not to cancel all coal block allocations that took place between 1993 and 2010. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that the power situation in the country is very critical and at least 46 blocks should be spared that are ready...
  • SC to pronounce verdict on coal block allocation on Monday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking quashing of coal blocks allocation during the previous UPA regime. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has examined the allegations about alleged irregularities in the allocation of around 194...
  • Hindalco blunder: Did CBI jump the gun on Birla in the coal scam case? August 20, 2014

    In what comes as a huge embarrassment for the CBI, the agency has decided to file a closure report in its high profile coalgate FIR against Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh. Sources say the CBI has found no prosecutable evidence. ...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Coalgate: CBI to file closure in Hindalco case, Birla, Parakh to get clean chit, say sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is set to file a closure report in the Hindalco case in the coal allocation scam. CBI sources say that Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh will be given a clean chit. Sources say that there is no prosecutable evidence found...
  • CBI files fresh FIR in coal scam July 31, 2014

    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,...
  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers 2 fresh cases July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday registered two fresh cases in coal blocks allocation scam against two firms in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh following a direction from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). CBI had earlier decided to close the case against these two companies but on orders from the Supreme Court, the...
  • Coal scam: Former PM Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair to be questioned July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair will be questioned in connection with the coal scam probe. Nair will be questioned in connection with the FIR filed against Kumara Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco. The CBI has filed as many as 20 FIRs in the investigation regarding the...
  • SC orders setting up of special court to try Coalgate cases July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered setting up of a special court to exclusively hold trial of the coal blocks allocation scam and asked the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court to nominate a judge, who will deal with the cases arising out of the investigation conducted by...
  • Officers probing Coalgate not to be repartriated: SC to CBI July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a stern message to the CBI that none of the senior IPS officers in the team supervising the investigation in the coal block allocation scam will be allowed repatriation to their parent cadre without completing the task. A bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 1, 2014

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  • News 360: My father died for the country, Priyanka's retort to Modi May 1, 2014

    Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi for his 'daughter' remark, Priyanka Gandhi said that she did not appreciate such remarks for his father. "My father died for this country more than 20 years ago. I loved him more than anyone in the world. I really...
  • Coalgate: Two years on, not a single arrest yet May 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Two years after the CBI launched investigations into Coal block allocation scam, one of the most politically sensitive cases, the probe is fast losing steam. The agency which was quick to file 18 FIRs in just two years is increasingly finding it difficult to sustain their allegations. Sources...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 29, 2014

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  • News 360: Priyanka takes a jib at Narendra Modi over shahzada comment April 29, 2014

    The battle is heating up between the Congress and the BJP. Addressing a rally in Amethi, Congress's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi took on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi over his 'shehzada' comments on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka said a PM candidate shouldn't make such childish remarks. ...
  • Former coal secretary PC Parakh to be quizzed by CBI on Thursday April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Coal secretary PC Parakh, booked for allegedly abusing his official position to grant a coal block to Hindalco, will be appearing before CBI for questioning on Thursday. The CBI served a fresh summon to the former bureaucrat for appearing on May one as he had expressed his inability...
  • Coal scam: ED registers money laundering, forex violation case April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered money laundering cases against those firms which are under the scanner of CBI, including Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Rathi Steel and Power. ED officials said that post-registration of the cases, the agency has issued directions to its various zonal offices...
  • Coal scam: CBI to examine Hindalco chief Kumar Mangalam Birla April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla is all set to be interrogated by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore coal block allocation scam. The CBI has named Mangalam in the Hindalco chargesheet. The investigators have already questioned several officials of Hindaloco and are now...
  • 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....