India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Monday March 10, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed the first chargesheet in the coal block allocation scam in a Delhi court.
India | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Monday February 10, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation, or the CBI, today denied that it was prepping to close its case against industrialist Kumarmangalam Birla for his alleged role in swinging the allocation of a coal block in Odisha in favour of his company, Hindalc...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday January 15, 2014
The government today told the Supreme Court that it will cancel 41 coal block allocations made between 1993 and 2009 but yet to take off. The Supreme Court is hearing the case linked to violations in the grant of coal mining licences without bidding,...
India | Edited by Devesh Kumar | Friday January 10, 2014
Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati has added to the worries of the government by asking it to cancel the coal blocks granted to private players after if they had failed to start operations after obtaining mining licences.
Tuesday November 5, 2013
Hindalco chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, who was named in an FIR in the alleged coal block allocation scam, met Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday for a second time in less than three weeks. Mr Birla did not offer any comment on the meeting tha...
India | Sreenivasan Jain (with inputs from Niha Masih) | Saturday October 26, 2013
The CBI's latest FIR into the allotment of the Talabira II coal block to Hindalco, a company of the Aditya Birla Group, has triggered a fresh crisis for the UPA government.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday October 22, 2013
The CBI today filed a status report briefing the Supreme Court on its progress in the coal block allocation scam case or 'Coal-Gate'.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday October 21, 2013
An advocate today sought the Supreme Court's direction to the Prime Minister to file an affidavit to make his stand clear on the FIR filed against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P C Parakh in a coal block allocation case...
Monday October 21, 2013
Hindalco said last week it was being investigated in a coal block allocation case and it followed every process required in the coal block allocation.
Who Said What | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Sunday October 20, 2013
The Prime Minister's Office issued a statement yesterday defending Manmohan Singh's decision to allocate two coal blocks to industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla's company Hindaco.
India | NDTV.com | Saturday October 19, 2013
Breaking its silence, the Prime Minister's Office today rejected any criminality in the controversial allocation of coal block to Hindalco, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had approved it on the basis of "merits" of the case placed before him.
Who Said What | Edited by Diana George | Friday October 18, 2013
Billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla, who met Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday evening, said they had discussed the first information report or FIR filed against him by the CBI in the coal scam "among other issues." Mr Birla, the soft-spoken and ...
India | Edited by Samira Shaikh | Friday October 18, 2013
Billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla is likely to meet Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday evening. The agenda is not known, but the meeting comes days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed a first information report against Mr Birla...
India | NDTV.com | Thursday October 17, 2013
The Aditya Birla group company today issued a statement saying it had taken a "serious note" of the recovery of Rs 25 crore at its Hindalco office in Delhi during a CBI raid yesterday. The CBI had recovered the amount in cash during its investigation...
India | NDTV.com | Thursday October 17, 2013
CBI sources today said that they are investigating whether a letter Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to the Prime Minister in August 2005 influenced the decision to allot a coal block aluminium-maker Hindalco, a company owned by industriali...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 16, 2013
With the opposition targeting the Prime Minister over coal block allocations in wake of remarks of former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today hit back, saying BJP is a "self-firing automatic weapon whic...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday September 20, 2013
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today registered two preliminary enquiries to look into the issue of missing files on coal block allocations from the Coal Ministry.
India | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Sunday August 18, 2013
There is more trouble for the UPA government in the coal block allocation scam. Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal has admitted that some crucial files between 1993 and 2004, related to the scam, have gone missing.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Wednesday July 10, 2013
In what would come as a blow to the Congress-led UPA government, the Supreme Court today pulled it up for not responding "comprehensively" on alleged irregularities in the 2009 coal block allocations. The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to file an...
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday June 13, 2013
Former coal secretary HC Gupta, who is set to be questioned by CBI, has submitted his resignation to the government.