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.
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 | 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."
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Friday October 18, 2013
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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 | 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 News | 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 News | 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 was the minister of state, coal, between 2006 2009, came uninvited to the wedding reception. Congres...
India News | 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 procedure adopted by the coal ministry and the screening committee for allocation of the coal blocks was ar...
India News | 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 from political control.
India News | Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday July 10, 2013
The Supreme Court will examine the status report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the coal scam today. The top court will also consider the Centre's affidavit on autonomy for the CBI - a directive issued by the court last month after revelations by the agency that its probe report on the coal scandal had been shared with the go...
India News | Sunetra Choudhury | Monday July 8, 2013
In its report filed in the Supreme Court today before the hearing scheduled on Wednesday, the agency has said that while they will abide by the apex court's direction and not share any details of their investigation, they may have to in special circumstances.