Companies given 6 months to wind up can't be stopped from mining coal: SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to restrain coal companies, which were directed to wind up mining operations in six months after their coal block allocations were cancelled by it, from extracting coal during this period and selling it in the market.

CBI can't be as autonomous or independent as CAG: Vinod Rai

Raising concerns over CBI being under the "direct control" of the Prime Minister, former top auditor Vinod Rai has said that "a police dominated" agency can't enjoy autonomy or independence available to the CAG or the Election Commission.

Coal scam: Govt seeks general consent from states for CBI probe

In a bid to overcome bottlenecks in its probe into the coal scam and hacking cases, the Centre has asked some states to give their consent at the earliest for allowing CBI to investigate such cases.

CAG, CVC accused of precipitating `policy paralysis` praised by President

Institutions like CAG and CVC may have drawn flak from the government which blamed them for policy paralysis but President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday praised these bodies and the Election Commission for their impartiality and capacity to take decision with independence.

Coal scam: Court fixes May 2 for consideration on charge sheet

A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 2 for considering the charge sheet filed by CBI in coal blocks allocation scam case against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors.

Coal scam a major issue in Sriprakash Jaiswal`s constituency

Coal block scam has become major issue in Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency of Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, with his BJP rival Murli Manohar Joshi and Mahmood Rehmani of AAP attacking him.

Coal blocks allocation: Centre tells SC something went wrong

The Centre on Thursday admitted before the Supreme Court that something went wrong with the coal blocks allocation and that it could have been done in a more refined manner.

Coalgate: SC pulls up Prashant Bhushan for remarks

The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up advocate Prashant Bhushan for making "disturbing" remarks against the bench hearing the coalgate case, but later on accepted his apology.

PMO hands over Hindalco coal blocks allocation files to CBI

Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Friday handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) files related to the coal blocks allocated to Hindalco, news agencies quoted sources as saying.

BJP, Left doubt PM will appear before CBI

Shortly after PM Manmohan Singh said he was open to questioning by CBI on coal allocation issue, opposition expressed doubt over statement and demanded coal allocations done under him be examined.

Cong slams Modi for remark on coal scam

A day after Narendra Modi attacked Congress over the coal blocks allocation scam, saying "black smoke" has stained it, the ruling party taunted him over his alleged complicity in the Godhra riots and said his "hands are red".

Coal blocks allocation scam: Odisha govt justifies Naveen Patnaik`s letter

Claiming that CM Naveen Patnaik has done nothing wrong by urging PM Manmohan Singh to examine Hindalco`s plea for a coal block, Odisha minister accused Congress of `disinformation campaign`.

Coalgate: IAS, IPS, IFoS bodies rally behind Parakh

IAS, IPS and IFoS officers` associations have rallied behind former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, named by CBI in coal blocks allocation scam, and said they were agitated over naming him.

Coalgate: Parakh failed to explain reasons for reversing decision

Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh failed to explain reasons for allotting coal block to Hindalco after rejecting CBI claimed amid indications fresh cases will be registered in connection with Coalgate.

`Irresponsible` BJP needs to restrain its utterances on sub-judice matter: Manish Tewari

The former union coal secretary earlier today said if the CBI considers a conspiracy in this case then the Prime Minister should be held equally responsible being the final decision maker.

Coalgate: Digvijay Singh asks former coal secretary to speak before CBI

The former union coal secretary earlier today said if the CBI considers a conspiracy in this case then the Prime Minister should be held equally responsible being the final decision maker.

CBI unable to trace how PM acted while allocating coal blocks: BJP

The CAG report does not indict the Prime Minister or his office, but the BJP is emphasizing that the Prime Minister held direct charge of the coal ministry for the years under scrutiny.

CBI receives fresh set of documents from Coal Ministry

CBI on Tuesday received a fresh tranche of files and documents from the Coal Ministry and began examining them as part of its probe in coal block allocation scam.

SC shows reservation on Centre`s stand on sanction to probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its reservation over Centre`s stand on mandatory sanction to investigate senior bureaucrats in all corruption cases.

Coalgate: CBI differs with Centre on issue of sanction

Differing from Centre, CBI told Supreme Court that there was no need for approval of competent authority in quizzing bureaucrats from rank of joint secretary in court-monitored probe like Coalgate.