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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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BJP dares SP to withdraw support to centre


September 13th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday made light of the Samajwadi Party's (SP) pitch for a Third Front and its criticism of the central ... Read more...

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We respect CAG, says Congress after BJP complains to president


September 12th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Two days after it attacked the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) by questioning the credibility of its report on the coal blocks allocation, the ... Read more...

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Intervene in government attack on CAG, BJP tells president (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday asked President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene and check the government's repeated attacks on the Comptroller and Auditor General ... 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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SC dismisses plea on Delhi, Mumbai airports


September 10th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea seeking the cancellation of the Airports Authority of India's agreement with private operators handling operations and development of ... Read more...

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Parliament disrupted over coal block allocations (Roundup)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Parliament was repeatedly disrupted for the 12th day Thursday and adjourned as the BJP continued its protest over coal blocks allocations and the Samajwadi ... 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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Andhra government asked to reclaim land


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Andhra Pradesh assembly Thursday urged the government to take back lands on which industrial units have not come up ... Read more...

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Chandrababu wants UPA government to quit over CAG report


August 28th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Tuesday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government had lost moral authority to continue in office ... Read more...

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‘Some Congressmen may seek to replace Manmohan with Rahul’


August 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Attacking the BJP over its tactic of stalling parliament proceedings, Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh Tuesday also took a swipe at the Congress over ... Read more...

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PM attacks CAG, BJP won’t give up (Intro Roundup)


August 27th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday attacked the official auditor for suggesting huge presumptive losses from coal blocks allocation and said allegations of impropriety hurled ... 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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PM attacks CAG, BJP won’t give up (Roundup)


August 27th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday attacked the official auditor for suggesting huge presumptive losses from coal blocks allocation and said allegations of impropriety hurled ... Read more...

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Prime Minister’s statement on coal block allocation


August 27th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday made a statement in both houses of parliament on coal block allocation for which the opposition is asking for ... Read more...

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CAG observation on coal block allocation disputable, says PM


August 27th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Terming the observations of the CAG on coal block allocation as "disputable", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said these will be challenged in the ... Read more...

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Rs.1.85 lakh crore coal blocks loss is flawed, says minister


August 26th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Minister of State for Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar Saturday said that the CAG's calculation of Rs.1.85 lakh crore loss over allocation of coal blocks to ... Read more...

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BJP rejects zero-loss theory on coal scam (Lead)


August 25th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday rejected the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's no-loss theory on the allocation of coal blocks to private ... Read more...

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Resign, clarify: Opposition call to prime minister (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, differences appeared within the opposition, with BJP ally ... Read more...

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To dialogue over coal or not: Opposition divided


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday, differences appeared within the opposition, with BJP ally ... Read more...

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Opposition shying from debating coal blocks: PMO minister


August 21st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday attacked the opposition for blocking parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal blocks and said the opposition ... Read more...

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Congress defends decision on coal blocks, slams CAG


August 18th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Congress Saturday defended the government decision not to auction coal blocks and slammed the country's chief auditor for its claim of Rs.1.86 lakh ... Read more...

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India lost $37 bn by not auctioning coal mines: Auditor (Intro Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's exchequer could have been richer by Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) if competitive bidding, rather than arbitrary allotment, was adopted to give coal ... Read more...

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CAG not following its mandate, says minister (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Maintaining that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said Friday that the official auditor's report ... Read more...

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Auction of coal mines could have fetched $37 bn more: Auditor (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Indian exchequer could have earned Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) more if a competitive bidding process was followed in the award of coal ... Read more...

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Government accuses CAG of not following mandate


August 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) had not followed its mandate under the constitution, the government said Friday, adding that the official auditor's report on ... Read more...

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Plumber Melvyn Careswell jailed for tax evasion


July 27th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Epsom, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Melvyn Careswell has been sentenced to one year in jail for tax evasion. Careswell is said to have evaded paying income tax worth 50,000 dollars. HM Revenue ... Read more...

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AIUDF protests over July 9 molestation, lawlessness


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Opposition AIUDF legislators Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan over the July 9 public molestation of a girl on a main road here ... Read more...

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Aircraft purchase: High court refuses to pass order


June 1st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused to pass any order on a plea seeking an enquiry into the purchase of 111 aircraft for the Air ... Read more...

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What the PM said on Team Anna’s allegations


May 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Here's what Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Team Anna's allegations while speaking to reports on his way back home from ... Read more...

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Will quit if Team Anna allegations are proved: PM (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) A combative Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday threatened to "give up" his public career if there was any truth in the ... Read more...

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No action or comment on leaked report: Ajit Singh


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday refused to comment on the leaked Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report that hinted at financial irregularities in allocating ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod for 2G panel’s extension


May 17th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Thursday agreed to extend the term of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probing the 2G spectrum issue till the end of ... Read more...

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2G case: Citing parity, Raja seeks bail (Third Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A day before his 49th birthday, former telecom minister A. Raja Wednesday moved a bail application in a special CBI court after the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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