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Ex-Coal Secretary PC Parakh accuses CBI of `witch hunt` against him

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:45

Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, against whom the CBI has registered a case for allegedly favoring Hindalco in coal block at Odisha, has accused CBI Director Ranjit Sinha of having acted against him to impress the Supreme Court.

Eight coal mine allottees may be asked to get green nod by Nov

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 16:06

The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks has recommended giving time until November to obtain forest clearance (FC) for eight mines allotted to companies such as JSPL and Tata Steel.

Proposal to auction two more mines in Jharkhand put on hold

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:15

The government's plans to auction two more coal blocks in Jharkhand has been put on hold because of some issues involved.

Coal scam: CBI to send judicial request to Malaysia for info

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 17:58

CBI will soon send a judicial request to Malaysia seeking information about a firm with which one of the accused Indian companies had shown a tie-up to bag a coal block in Chhattisgarh.

Firms not responsible for absence of coal block approvals: CII

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:52

Stung by Supreme Court's statement that huge investments made in coal blocks cannot be a ground for not cancelling licenses, the CII today said coal mine allottees should not be penalised if actions taken by them for getting clearances have not yielded the desired results.

CoalMin seeks explanation from JSW, Tata Steel, others

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 20:02

The notice has also been issued to Ispat Godavari Ltd, Ind-Agro Synergy Ltd, Nakoda Ispat, Vandana Global, Shree Bajrang Power & Ispat Ltd for delaying the production from Nakia I & II coal blocks.

Inter-Ministerial Group to decide fate of 30 coal mines this week

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 16:37

The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks is likely to meet this next week to decide the fate of around 30 coal blocks.

Coal scam: Will PM read every page before signing files, says Salman Khurshid

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 10:30

Salman Khurshid backed the PMO statement and said that the PM was not supposed to go through the nuances of the file before signing it.

"Extreme caution" needed before action: CII to CBI

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 13:56

CII on Friday joined industrialists and trade bodies in expressing concern over action against reputed individuals saying that "extreme caution" should be exercised by CBI to ensure that there is no atmosphere of fear created.

Coal blocks allocated on states' recommendations: Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 16:12

Asserting that the government has nothing to hide, Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Thursday said coal blocks were allocated to public and private sector companies on the basis of recommendations of states.

Coalgate: UPA ministers defend PM; CBI says following rule book

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 13:39

A day after the CBI triggered a political storm by naming Aditya Birla Group chairman KM Birla in connection with the coal scam, the agency on Thursday claimed that it was just following the SC`s guidelines in the case.

Parakh reversed decision to favour Birla, says CBI FIR

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:04

Accusing him of abusing his official position, CBI has said the then Coal Secretary PC Parakh reversed his decision to reject coal block allocation to Hindalco within months "without any valid basis or change in circumstances" and to show "undue favours".