India | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Tanima Biswas; Edited by Mala Das | Tuesday November 25, 2014
A court in Delhi today asked the country's premier investigating agency why it had not questioned former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the controversial and allegedly illegal allocation in 2005 of a coal block to a firm owned by billionaire Kum...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 21, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI today filed a "detailed and comprehensive" revised final closure report before a special court in a coal block allocation scam case involving top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary PC ...
India | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday September 24, 2014
The Supreme Court is expected to give its verdict today on 218 coal blocks it declared illegal in August, saying that allocations since 1993 by different governments were made arbitrarily.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 24, 2014
The fate of 218 coal blocks, which was allocated to companies illegally by the Centre, will be decided by the Supreme Court today.
India | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday September 12, 2014
The Congress today tore into former national auditor Vinod Rai, who has sharply criticised former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and also alleged that three party leaders tried to pressure him to keep Dr Singh's name out of his damning reports on spec...
India | Ketki Angre | Friday September 12, 2014
A Delhi court today asked the CBI to explain why it was in "in such a hurry" to close a case against top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla over the allotment of a coal block to his firm, Hindalco, in 2005.
Saturday August 30, 2014
The CBI filed the case against Birla and former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh last year in relation to a block allocated in 2005 to Hindalco Industries, part of the $40 billion Aditya Birla Group led by Kumar Mangalam Birla.
India | Edited by Zoya Anna Thomas | Friday August 29, 2014
The CBI has said it would like to end its investigation into one of the most controversial episodes of the scandal known as "Coal-gate" - as it has found "no evidence of criminality" in the allegation that one of the country's most-respected industri...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Sunday August 24, 2014
The Congress has hit out at former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai for his comments in a national daily that quotes him as saying that he was "pressured" by the UPA to drop certain names from his reports on the coal block allocatio...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 31, 2014
The CBI on Thursday registered its 23rd case -- against a Madhya Pradesh-based private company -- in the ongoing probe into coal block allocations.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday May 23, 2014
Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, his son and a businessman were today granted bail after they appeared in a coal block allocation case in a Delhi court which had taken cognizance of CBI charge sheet against them.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday May 9, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI director, Ranjit Sinha, sent a letter to all the judges of the Supreme Court on Thursday mentioning that Joint Director OP Galhotra, a 1985 batch IPS officer, who is incharge of the probe into the coal block al...
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...