India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 31, 2015
Former coal secretary H.C. Gupta today told a special court that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gave the "final approval" for allocation of a coal block to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL).
India News | Monday July 20, 2015
ML Sharma, former Special Director of the CBI, will head a panel to probe alleged misdemeanors by the agency's ex-director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court has said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 15, 2015
The Essar Group was allegedly in touch with the then Finance Minister over the issue of Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the erstwhile UPA government for clearances on coal allocation issues, a non-governmental organisation has said in a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 12, 2015
In a scathing attack on previous UPA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that it had allocated coal blocks like one gives away a pen or a handkerchief, resulting in loss of lakhs of crores of rupees.
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday January 27, 2015
The CBI has filed a sealed report in court giving details of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's questioning about one of the cases linked to Coal-Gate, the alleged scam that saw mining rights being assigned without any transparency to private firms.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan | Friday September 19, 2014
Whether CBI director Ranjit Sinha will continue in the post may soon be decided by the Supreme Court, which today asked the Centre to submit a report that could establish a link between Mr Sinha and a controversial meat exporter investigated for tax fraud.
India News | 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 allocation scam would not be looking after any of the coal scam cases and Additional Director R K Dutt...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 5, 2014
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.
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury (With inputs from PTI), Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday March 10, 2014
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will file the first chargesheet in the coal blocks allocation scam in a trial court in Delhi today.
Wednesday February 26, 2014
The allocation controversy, dubbed "Coalgate", came up in 2012 after an auditor questioned the government's exercise of awarding mining concessions without competitive bidding. The CBI has already launched probes against industrialists and companies.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 17, 2013
The Supreme Court today held that no approval from the Centre is required by CBI to prosecute senior bureaucrats in court-monitored corruption cases, strengthening the arms of the agency to go ahead against the officials without taking prior sanction from government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2013
The Supreme Court today pulled up advocate Prashant Bhushan for making "disturbing" remarks against the bench hearing the coalgate case, but later on accepted his apology.
India News | 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 News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Thursday October 24, 2013
The Prime Minister, engulfed by an alleged scandal on irregularities in the allocation of coal licenses, today said, "I am not above law; am ready to face CBI in coal scam probe."
Wednesday October 23, 2013
Taking a strong note of CBI slapping case against Kumar Mangalam Birla in Coalgate, Assocham has sought Prime Minister's intervention to end the "environment of distrust" which had arisen due to "half-baked cases" against industry leaders, cautioning this could further impair decision making.
Sunday October 20, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is satisfied with the outcome of the process of allocating coal blocks to certain companies, his office said on Saturday as the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) proceed with an investigation into the system.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday October 18, 2013
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India News | Press Trust of India | Friday October 18, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cannot be kept out of the CBI probe into the controversial coal block allocation as he was the "competent authority" when the decision was taken, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said today.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Thursday October 17, 2013
The Prime Minister's Office was drawn into fresh controversy after the CBI on Tuesday filed an FIR accusing top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the 40-billion-dollar (Rs. 2,50,000 crore) Aditya Birla Group, and the government's former coal secretary PC Parakh of conspiracy in the coal allotments.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal (with inputs from Agencies) | Wednesday October 16, 2013
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its first information report (FIR) has claimed aluminium-maker Hindalco, a unit of the Aditya Birla Group, was shown "undue favour" in obtaining mining rights in 2005. It has accused industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, and the former coal secretary PC Parakh...
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday October 16, 2013
If there was a conspiracy to help industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla land two coal blocks in Odisha for his firm, then the Prime Minister must be counted among the conspirators, said former Coal Secretary PC Parakh today.
India News | 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 News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday September 4, 2013
After reports that an officer handling investigations into the allocation of valuable coal fields suggested that the Prime Minister should be questioned, Dr Manomhan Singh's Office has said the "government will cooperate fully with the CBI and make available every document".
India News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday September 3, 2013
Targeted by the opposition on missing coal allocation files in Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the government had nothing to hide.