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Shinde admits writing to PM for coal block allocation


September 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde Monday admitted writing a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2007 recommending allocation of a coal block to a ... Read more...

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Explain allocation of 194 coal blocks, SC tells government


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the government, asking it to explain whether it had followed its own policies and guidelines in the allocation ... Read more...

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August exports decline by 9.7 percent


September 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said India's exports during August 2012 declined by 9.7 percent and stood at $22.3 billion from $24.7 billion in the corresponding month ... Read more...

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BJP criticises PM over advice to media


September 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks that media should avoid sensationalism in its reporting and said ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks not possible: Jairam Ramesh


September 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the cancelling of coal blocks as demanded by the BJP was not possible and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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Government to cancel four coal blocks to private firms


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Thursday recommended de-allocation of four coal blocks allotted to private companies since they have failed to set ... Read more...

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BJP youth wing to lodge police complaints against PM


September 13th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing has decided to file complaints against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, for his alleged involvement in irregularities in ... Read more...

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Brand Rahul does not exist, says BJP


September 12th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday targeted Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for remaining "silent" on corruption issues and claimed that the "Brand Rahul" ... 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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UPA regime lacks clear cut policies, direction: Mulayam Singh


September 11th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Launching a strong attack on the UPA government, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday said it lacked in clear cut policies and direction and ... Read more...

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BJP’s charges on coal blocks are false: Coal minister


September 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday termed the BJP's allegation of irregularities in coal blocks allocation as "false" and a "face saving measure".Jaiswal said the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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IAC supporters disrupt Scindia’s meeting


September 11th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) Supporters of India Against Corruption (IAC) Tuesday clashed with Congress workers during a press meeting being held by union Minister of State for Commerce and ... Read more...

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Family stands by jailed cartoonist, coal minister heckled


September 10th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Sep 10 (IANS) Supporters of India Against Corruption (IAC) and the parents of jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, who was charged with sedition by Mumbai police, Monday heckled union Coal ... Read more...

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Coalgate: Rajnath demands probe by SC judge


September 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Rajnath Singh, Ghaziabad Member of Parliament (MP) and former president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting judge of ... Read more...

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BJP protest coal block allocations in Srinagar


September 8th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) Taking their protest to the streets over coal block allocations, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Saturday burned effigies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government ... Read more...

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CBI questioning chief ministers a waste of time: Raman Singh


September 7th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 7 (IANS) Amid reports that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) may interrogate the chief ministers of some states, including Chhattisgarh, about the allocation of coal ... Read more...

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We saw negation of democracy this session: PM


September 7th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for disrupting parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday what was witnessed was "total negation" of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die


September 7th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was Friday adjourned sine die after a month-long monsoon session that witnessed 13 days of disruption in a 20-day session.The session ... Read more...

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Protest will continue, say NDA MPs


September 7th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Sending out the message that their protest would continue on the streets, MPs from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) staged a protest in parliament complex ... Read more...

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Private sector should not be targeted for coalfield allocations: Jindal


September 6th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Private firms should not be unfairly targeted for coalfield allocations, Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power and Congress MP Naveen Jindal said Thursday, adding any ... Read more...

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Ministerial group begins review of coal block companies


September 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Thursday began its three-day review of the 58 coal blocks issued show-cause notices earlier for norms violations.The ... Read more...

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Probe money trail in coal scam: BJP


September 6th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) As parliament was disrupted for the 12th successive day Thursday over allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought an answer from ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned for the day


September 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned for the day Thursday as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to protest alleged irregularities in the allocation ... Read more...

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Essar denies wrongdoing in acquiring Navbharat power


September 5th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Energy major Essar Power Wednesday denied any impropriety in its acquisition of Navbharat Power, one of the five companies against whom the CBI has filed an ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the Congress-led UPA government and the country's official auditor were on the "same page" on the issue ... Read more...

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Willing for debate on coal allocation after PM resigns: BJP


September 5th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said it was willing to debate in parliament on coal blocks allocation only after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath


September 5th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the government and the country's official auditor were on the same page.Kamal Nath was responding to reporters who ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill for AIIMS-like institutes


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Despite continuing protests by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over coal block allocations, the Rajya Sabha Tuesday passed a bill to set up more ... Read more...

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BSP welcomes cabinet nod for reservation in job promotion


September 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Tuesday welcomed the union cabinet's approval to a bill to give Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes reservation in job ... Read more...

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CBI raids offices of three firms in Chhattisgarh


September 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The CBI, probing alleged irregularities in coal block allocations, Tuesday conducted raids at offices of three companies in Chhattisgarh, officials said.They said the raids began ... Read more...

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Day 10: parliament disrupted again


September 4th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were again adjourned till 12 noon Tuesday following opposition protests over coal block allocations among other issues.In the Lok Sabha, ... 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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BJP keeps up protest, parliament disrupted again


September 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued its protests demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation Monday, resulting in both houses of parliament getting adjourned till ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj meets Bal Thackeray


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj Sunday called upon Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray here and inquired about his health.Sushma Swaraj said that her ... Read more...

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BJP insists on PM’s resignation


September 2nd, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Sunday said her party was sticking to its stand that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should resign in the alleged coal scam.But ... Read more...

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