The biggest stories of October 24, 2013
Oct 24, 2013
Ready to face CBI: Prime Minister on Coal-Gate
Oct 24, 2013
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 | 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...
India | 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 | 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 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...
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 | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday October 18, 2013
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India | 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 | 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...
India | 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 ...
India | 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 | 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 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 ...
India | 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.
India | A Vaidyanathan and Sunetra Choudhury | Tuesday August 27, 2013
Under attack for losing important documents that explain how coal fields were allocated to private firms, the government today told the Supreme Court that seven files remain missing and that it is trying to locate them.
India | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury; edited by Shamik Ghosh | Sunday July 28, 2013
Former minister Santosh Bagrodia raised eyebrows last week when he was spotted at the wedding reception of CBI director Ranjit Sinha's daughter. Mr Bagrodia's role is being probed by the CBI in the coal allocation scam. The CBI says Mr Bagrodia, who ...
India | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday July 17, 2013
The Supreme Court today made it clear that the CBI should not share any information with the government on its investigation into alleged irregularities in how coal mining licenses were issued to private companies, a scandal dubbed "Coal-Gate."
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Wednesday July 10, 2013
The status report submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI in its probe into the coal scam highlights the alleged lack of transparency and inadequate documentation in the coal allocation process. In the report, the CBI said the procedu...
India | Edited by Mala Das | Thursday July 11, 2013
The Supreme Court today said that the law will have to be amended to give more autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI and that Parliament will ultimately have to debate and approve suggestions made by the Centre to free the agency fro...