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Private firm directors in CBI net over coal blocks


September 18th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sent summons to Manoj Jayaswal Tuesday in connection with coal block allocations and questioned his brother Arvind Jayaswal for ... Read more...

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Odisha CM defends decision on coal block recommendation


September 13th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday defended the recommendation he had made in 2002 for the allotment of a coal block to a private company.After coming ... Read more...

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Nexus between CAG and opposition can’t be ruled out: UPA minister


September 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Finance (EB&I;) Namo Narain Meena Thursday claimed that there could be a nexus between the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), ... Read more...

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BJP is misleading country on coal issue: Congress


September 13th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 13 (IANS) The Congress party Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for "misleading the nation" on the issue of coal block allocation and stalling parliament to ... Read more...

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BJP stalling parliament to hide own secrets: Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation, the Congress Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it ... Read more...

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Check government’s attack on CAG, BJP tells president


September 12th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday and asked him to intervene and check the government's repeated attacks ... Read more...

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Greenpeace for halting any further coal blocks allocation


September 11th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Environment organisation Greenpeace Tuesday called for a halt on any further allocations and forest clearances for coal mining, until a transparent public consultation process is ... Read more...

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BJP blames Sonia, PM for parliament stalemate


September 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday slammed the Congress over its attack on the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), saying that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should answer ... Read more...

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PM not involved in work of panel allotting coal blacks: Khurshid


September 10th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 10 (IANS) Defending the UPA government over coal block allocations, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had nothing to do with the ... Read more...

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2G: Raja cross-examines former official (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Accused in the 2G spectrum case and former telecom minister A. Raja Monday began the cross-examination of key witness and former official A.K. Srivastava ... Read more...

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Congress questions CAG’s credibility on coal report


September 10th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday attacked the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), India's official auditor, by questioning the credibility of its report on the coal blocks ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibbal defends PM on coal issue, says BJP spreading canard


September 8th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Defending Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the allocation of coal blocks, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibbal Saturday dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Text of PM’s message at the end of parliament’s monsoon session


September 7th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's message Friday after parliament's monsoon session ended:My fellow citizensWe have just ended a wasted session of Parliament when both Houses were ... Read more...

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NDA plans stir in parliament complex against Coalgate


September 6th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will hold a protest demonstration in the Parliament House complex Friday, the last day of the monsoon session, ... Read more...

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CAG raps GAIL for undue benefit to private power producers


September 4th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India's official auditor Tuesday hauled up gas utility GAIL India for giving undue benefit of over Rs.246 crore to private power producers by supplying natural ... Read more...

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CBI books five companies allocated coal blocks (Second Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed cheating cases against five private companies allocated coal blocks and also conducted raids at 30 locations in ... Read more...

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FIRs against five companies allocated coal blocks (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed cheating cases against five private companies allocated coal blocks, an official said. The agency also conducted searches ... Read more...

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Inter-ministerial group reviews coal block allocations


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) An inter-ministerial group (IMG) Monday met to review the status of 58 coal blocks where production is not likely to begin by March 2013.The ... Read more...

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Cancel coal blocks, run parliament: CPI-M


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Claiming that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had come round its point of view, the Left Monday demanded that the UPA government cancel at ... Read more...

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Logjam continues, parliament adjourned (Second Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned for the ninth day Monday without having conducted normal business as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) persisted with ... Read more...

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BJP protests force Lok Sabha to adjourn for day (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) As the BJP Monday continued to drown proceedings in both houses of parliament demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over coal blocks allication, the ... Read more...

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BJP obdurate and stubborn in stalling parliament: Bansal


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) More than 75 percent of MPs are in favour of parliament functioning normally but the BJP is being "obdurate and stubborn" in holding up ... Read more...

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BJP to take coal block issue to people


September 1st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde Saturday said his party would take the coal blocks allocation issue to the people as part of its ... Read more...

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BJP urges Mamata to pull plug from UPA


September 1st, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Observing that Mamata Banerjee's "clean image" did not gel with a "tainted Congress", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday urged the Trinamool Congress supremo to ... Read more...

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Action, not debate on coal blocks: BJP


September 1st, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) The BJP Saturday said will continue to disrupt parliament over the coal blocks allocation, asserting that mere debate in the house by the Congress-led UPA ... Read more...

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PM can’t evade responsibility in coal block allocation: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cannot evade his responsibility in the coal block allocations and must quit, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said Friday."It ... Read more...

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CAG wrong, Atomic Energy Act has more punitive provisions


August 31st, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) It is wrong to say that the Atomic Energy Act provides for a fine of just Rs.500 for safety violations by nuclear and radiation facilities, as ... Read more...

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BJP is maligning me: Subodh Kant Sahay


August 31st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was maligning him over the coal blocks allocation."The BJP is ... Read more...

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CAG sensationalising coal block issue: Digvijay Singh


August 31st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was exaggerating and sensationalising the issue of coal block allocation, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here Friday."The ... Read more...

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Will federal auditor’s report on nuclear watchdog open a Pandora’s box? (Comment)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
For the first time, a constitutional authority has managed to collect information from the secret chambers of India's nuclear estate and table it before both houses of parliament.The performance report of ... Read more...

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SP, Left to protest for restoring parliament normalcy (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Samajwadi Party, the Left and TDP will demonstrate in the Parliament House complex Friday to demand the resumption of the house and a debate ... Read more...

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SC judge should probe coal allotment, say SP and Left


August 30th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Calling for normal functioning of parliament, the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Left parties and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) said Thursday that a Supreme ... Read more...

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Sensex drops 100 points; ONGC, Bajaj Auto slump


August 29th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Indian equities markets were under pressure for the fourth consecutive session Wednesday with benchmark Sensex trading nearly 100 points down in the afternoon session.The 30-scrip ... Read more...

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No attack on CAG, says PMO


August 27th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faced criticism for debunking the CAG findings on the allocation of coal blocks, sources in his office said ... Read more...

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CPI-M wants cancellation of coal allocation, demand probe (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the government to cancel all the coal block allocations found faulty by the official auditor and ... Read more...

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