Coal scam: After Manmohan, CBI quizzes Kumar Mangalam Birla, TKA Nair

The Central Bureau of Investigation has questioned Kumar Mangalam Birla, the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, in connection with coal block allocation to Hindalco.

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Coal scam: Court fixes May 2 for consideration on chargesheet

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

Coalgate: MPs pressurized me, says Parakh

PC Parakh, accused in coal scam, claimed PM Manmohan Singh had asked him to continue in office after he resigned following "blackmail" and pressure from Members of Parliament on coal block allocation.

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.

Digvijay asks for CBI reconsideration on Birla FIR, lauds PM`s openness to CBI probe

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday asked the CBI to reconsider the FIR launched against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla in the coal block allocation scam.

Coalgate: PM Manmohan Singh says ready to be probed by CBI

Responding to CBI`s FIR in the coal block allocations scam involving Hindalco, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh upon landing in the capital after his tour to China said he was ready to face the probe.

Coalgate: Gurudas Dasgupta takes on PMO, says `Govt in grip of corporates`

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Monday said crime and criminality will run riot in the country and corruption will continue if investigating agencies have no independence.

Good that PM explained about block allocation to Hindalco: BJP

BJP welcomed PMO`s explanation that PM Manmohan Singh approved coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birla`s Hindalco and asked him to clear air on other allocations done when he held the coal portfolio.

CBI should probe into Naveen Patnaik`s bauxite mines recommendation: Jena

Union Minister and Congress leader Srikant Jena on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s recommendation for bauxite mines for the Aditya Birla Group.

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

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 explain all 14 FIRs filed by CBI, quizzes BJP

The BJP has come out with its comments asking the PM Manmohan Singh whether he will explain all the FIRs registered by the CBI in the coal scam case, reports said Sunday.

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

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.

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`.

KM Birla case: India not under "Aurangzeb`s rule" but under rule of law, says Moily

Moily said India is not under "Aurangzeb`s rule" but under rule of law, where action has to be taken based on cogent evidence, not just on mere perception.

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.

Nothing wrong in concern over Birla being named in FIR: Congress

Congress saw nothing wrong in Union Ministers expressing concerns over industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla being named by CBI in coal scam case.

Coalgate: D Raja asks UPA ministers not to interfere in CBI`s working

CPI leader D Raja said the coal scam is a case being monitored by the Supreme Court.

`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.

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.