PMO: Coal block allocation made to Hndalco entirely appropriate

PMO: Coal block allocation made to Hndalco entirely appropriate

The PMO has defended coal block allocation made to Hndalco terming it as entirely appropriate. In a statement today, it said the decision was based on the merits of the case placed before him by the coal ministry with a strong recommendation of the Odisha Government. Tracing the procedures followed before the allocation was made, […]

SC directs listing of issues to be probed by CBI arising out of Radia tapes

SC directs listing of issues to be probed by CBI arising out of Radia tapes

Supreme Court has directed listing of six issues to be probed by CBI arising out of Radia tapes including payment of illegal gratification to Income Tax officials.   The court said alleged criminal misconduct by public servant in survey and raid by IT department should also be probed by CBI, besides the Chartered Accountant working […]

Saudi Arabia turns down membership of UNSC

Saudi Arabia turns down membership of UNSC

Saudi Arabia today turned down membership of the UN Security Council, a day after it won the seat . Accusing the powerful body of double-standards, the Saudi Foreign Ministry in a statement said, the country has no other option but to turn down Security Council membership until it is reformed and given the means to […]

CBI seeks details from Indian Embassy in Italy on arrest of Haschke in AgustaWestland chopper deal

CBI seeks details from Indian Embassy in Italy on arrest of Haschke in AgustaWestland chopper deal

The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI, has sent a letter to the Indian embassy in Italy seeking details on the arrest of Guido Ralph Haschke, the alleged middleman in the 3,600 crore Rs AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, by Swiss authorities. The arrest was made in Switzerland yesterday on the request of Italian authorities probing allegations […]

LS Speaker rejects resignation of 13 MPs from AP

LS Speaker rejects resignation of 13 MPs from AP

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today rejected the resignation of 13 MPs from Andhra Pradesh. These MPs had tendered their resignation opposing the bifurcation of the state.   According to a press release, the Speaker didn’t find resignation in proper format. The Constitutional provisions and rules of procedure and conduct of business in Lok Sabha […]

CBI to register fresh cases soon in connection with Coalgate

CBI to register fresh cases soon in connection with Coalgate

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today indicated that it will register fresh cases soon in connection with Coalgate. The agency said, the former Coal Secretary P C Parekh has failed to explain the reasons for allotting coal block to Hindalco after rejecting it earlier. The CBI sources said, the agency which is probing the entire […]

Govt exploring possibility of setting up industrial parks by China, PM leaving on 2 nation tour on Sunday

Govt exploring possibility of setting up industrial parks by China, PM leaving on 2 nation tour on Sunday

The Government is exploring the possibility of setting up industrial parks by China to attract greater Chinese investment. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said, the proposal given by Beijing is now under active consideration. She said, a Chinese team is now in India to discuss the proposal with Commerce and Industry Ministry. The Foreign Secretary said […]

Industrialist KM Birla meets Chidambaram in New Delhi

Industrialist KM Birla meets Chidambaram in New Delhi

Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla met Finance Minster, P Chidambaram in New Delhi this evening. The meeting came following the FIR filed by the CBI in the coal block allocations case naming Birla. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Birla said that he discussed various issues with the Minister. He also said he is not […]

Radia case: SC orders CBI probe into issues relating to corrupt practices

Radia case: SC orders CBI probe into issues relating to corrupt practices

Observing that tapped telephonic conversations between Nira Radia, politicians and others prima facie revealed deep-rooted malice, Supreme Court today ordered CBI probe into six issues relating to corrupt practices being adopted for private gains. On the basis of analysis of the telephonic conversations of Radia which was done by apex court-appointed committee, the bench directed […]