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IMG likely to complete coal report by Sep 15: Bansal


September 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing the coal block allocations to private firms is likely to complete its exercise by Sep 15, but "it's a complex job", ... 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’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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Congress questions CAG’s credibility on coal report (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 1:20 am 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 ... 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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BJP slams UPA, demands cancellation of coal blocks


September 10th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday demanded cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report and an inquiry into ... 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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BJP readies anti-Congress CD campaign (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Following its central leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has decided to launch an audiovisual campaign across the state against the Congress ... Read more...

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PM slams opposition for stalling parliament, BJP hits back (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) On a day parliament ended its monsoon session with two-thirds of the sittings washed out, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hit out at the ... Read more...

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13/20: another low-yield parliament session ends (Roundup)


September 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament's monsoon session ended Friday with 13 of the 20 days washed out due to BJP protests over coal block allocations and the bitter ... Read more...

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Needed to debate CAG findings: PM


September 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said there was "great respect" for India's official auditor but its findings have to be discussed in parliament."We have ... Read more...

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After 13 days of disruption, monsoon session ends (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Parliament was adjourned sine die Friday, after a month-long monsoon session that witnessed 13 days of disruption in 20-day session.The session ended after the ... 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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Probe money trail in coal scam: BJP (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 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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Cancelling coal blocks impossible: Congress


September 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government Wednesday kept up its offensive against BJP's charges of corruption in the allocation of coal blocks, saying cancelling the ... Read more...

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Government should not cancel coal blocks: Godrej


September 5th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government should not cancel coal blocks under opposition pressure following the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report as it would hurt business sentiment, ... 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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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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Urban bodies must mend financial reporting to access funds: CAG


September 5th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Concerned over crumbling urban infrastructure, Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai Wednesday said it was vital for local bodies to access funds to tackle the ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned as logjam continues


September 5th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned till 12 noon Wednesday, within minutes of convening, following opposition protests over coal block allocations and promotion quotas, ... Read more...

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CAG pulls up Coal India for avoidable expenditure


September 4th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India's official auditor said Tuesday that state miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) could have saved at least Rs.20 crore had it initiated prudent action ... Read more...

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Coal block allocations: Conspiracy behind BJP’s demand, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday said there was a conspiracy behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's demand to cancel 142 coal blocks given during 2006-09 and also ... Read more...

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Congress protest against Chhattisgarh CM turns violent


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 4 (IANS) At least 20 Congress workers were injured and some 1,000 protesters arrested and lodged in a makeshift jail following clashes with police Tuesday in Chhattisgarh ... 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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Sonia’s message to Congress workers: Fight BJP’s propaganda


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is unhappy over the way the lower rung party leadership has responded to the coal block allocation charges by the ... Read more...

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Sonia called Sushma to end parliament logjam


September 1st, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi had reached out to BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in an attempt to find a solution to the logjam in parliament ... Read more...

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Court notice to police officers in CWG case


August 31st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A court Friday asked the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) and additional DCP of the economic offences wing to appear before it in a complaint ... Read more...

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CAG unravels Rs.14,000 crore cost overruns in hydro projects


August 31st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delays in implementing 16 hydro power projects by four state-run generators, including NHPC, resulted in cost overruns of more than Rs.14,700 crore, India's official auditor said ... Read more...

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Coal scam: Third Front demands probe, parliament disrupted (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) With the Left parties, the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) coming together Friday to demand a special probe into the ... 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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Congress asks CAG to respond to public debate on coal report


August 30th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Raising questions over the CAG's mandate to examine the profits of companies who have been allocated coal blocks, the Congress Thursday said the country's chief ... Read more...

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