Did not influence anyone to give coal block to Birla: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told CBI that he did not try to “influence” anybody, nor was there “any undue haste” in awarding the Talabira-II coal block toHINDALCO which was initially refused. He also told CBI, investigating the case, that he had neither promised, nor gave any assurance to industrialistKumar Mangalam Birla about allocation […]

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Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed cover

The CBI on Thursday filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court, complying with its order. The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of the CBI’s closure report filed in the case for December 12. Two days […]

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Coal Block case: Court postpones hearing against Birla

A special court here Monday postponed hearing on a closure report filed before it by the CBI in a coal block allocation case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others. Special Judge Bharat Parashar posted the hearing for Oct 21 after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought time for advancing further arguments on the […]

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NGT dismisses Hindalco plea challenging Maha govt

The National Green Tribunal has dismissed Hindalco’s plea challenging the Maharashtra government’s refusal to grant it three more months, after expiry of its forest clearance, to transport around 1.6 lakh tonnes of bauxite mined from Kolhapur district. A bench headed by Justice V R Kingaonkar also declined to direct the state government to forward the […]

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