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All coal block allocations since 1993 illegal: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday said the allocation of coal blocks carried out by the screening committee post 1993 were not fair nor transparent and termed it illegal.

Coalscam: CBI files first charge sheet out of 16 FIRs

They have been chargesheeted under sections 420(cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC, sources said.

Coalgate: CBI likely to start filing charge sheets soon

CBI is likely to start filing charge sheets in the cases related to coal blocks allocation scam soon as it has wound up its probe in at least five of 14 cases registered by it so far.

IMG meet on coal blocks of companies under CBI scanner inconclusive

The Coal Ministry had earlier issued notices to allottees of 30 captive coal blocks for failing to develop the blocks on time.

ASG Luthra recuses from representing CBI in coalgate

Additional Solicitor General Siddharth Luthra Wednesday withdrew himself from representing CBI in Supreme Court in the coalgate case, making him the third advocate to dissociate from the controversial case.

Par panel criticises govt for delays in auction of coal blocks

A parliamentary panel has criticised the government for undue delays in allotment of coal mines through auction route amid dry-fuel crunch faced by the country.

Govt to discuss criteria next week for auction of coal blocks

The government is likely to deliberate next week on the criteria to be adopted for auction of coal blocks to state-owned firms.

IMG to decide fate of 31 coal mines by Oct 20

IMG, which had recently concluded the scrutiny of 31 coal blocks allotted to 51 private firms, is meeting this week to decide the fate of 31 coal blocks allocated to public sector firms.

Coal scam: CBI shortlists people to be questioned

CBI has shortlisted the people who are likely to be called for recording their statements in connection with five cases registered by it for alleged irregularities in allocation of captive coal blocks.

PM rules out immediate cancellation of coal blocks

Singh conveyed his determination about not going for immediate cancellation of the coal block allocations informally to some senior ministers here, sources said.

CBI seeks more time from CVC to submit report on coal issue

CBI has sought more time from Central Vigilance Commission to submit its status report on its probe into alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation and utilisation.

Panel unhappy over coal blocks to pvt cos instead of CIL

A parliamentary committee has expressed unhappiness over allocation of coal blocks to private firms - most of which have failed to develop them - instead of Coal India Ltd (CIL), prompting the government to state that 116 mines will be allotted to the state-owned firm.

CIL earned Rs 5,600 cr more than notified price in FY'12: Govt

The government Monday said it has not taken any decision to discontinue e-auction of coal through which the world's largest coal producer CIL has earned Rs 5,600 crore more than the notified price in 2011-12.

Panel likely to review status of 58 coal blocks Monday

Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has also directed the officials in the Coal Ministry to submit a final report on the status of the 54 coal blocks by September 15.

Govt begins process of cancellation of mines to pvt firms: PM

Rejecting charges of wrongdoing in coal block allocations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the government has already initiated the process of cancelling mines to companies which failed to develop them and action would be taken against "wrongdoers" if any.

Rs.1.85 lakh crore coal blocks loss is flawed: Minister

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a report to parliament last week said that lack of transparency in allocation of coal blocks to private players resulted in a notional loss of Rs.1.85 lakh crore (USD 37 billion) to the exchequer.

CAG report fallout: CBI may register multiple FIRs in coal scam

The CBI is likely to register more than one FIRs in the alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks after it came across several cases of violation of norms by state government officials and allottees.

Govt rejects charges against PM in coal block allocation

Rejecting allegations against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in allocation of coal blocks, the government Sunday said the allotment was done in an "equitable and fair" manner.

Coal mining row: CAG hits back at Coal Minister

Official auditor CAG may not alter the Rs 10.76 lakh crore loss to exchequer it had projected in the draft report on allocation of coal blocks in 2004-2009 but is likely to replace the term "loss" with a more acceptable usage "unintended benefit".