Coal blocks scam: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resigns

Law Minister Ashwani Kumar resigned on Friday following mounting pressure from the opposition, demanding his removal. Kumar has been under severe attack by the opposition for vetting the CBI report on coal block allocation scam, with the Supreme Courtmaking critical observations over it. Kumar’s resignation was the second in Congress’ cabinet on Friday just hours after that of Railway […]

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Crucial hearing in coal scam today in Supreme Court

The crucial hearing on Coalgate will take place today (May 8) in the Supreme Court which may pose some tough questions to the Centre following the CBI Director’s affidavit that the Law Minister and senior officials of the PMO and Coal Ministry had made significant changes in the probe report. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, who […]

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Coalgate case: Why was court kept in the dark: SC

In a big embarrassment to the government in the Coalgate case , the Supreme Court today termed as “very disturbing” the CBI affidavit on sharing its report with the Law Minister and others and slammed the agency for having kept the court in the dark on the issue. Hearing the coal blocks allocation scam case in a […]

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Coal scam: DMK seeks fair probe

With CBI submitting before the apex court that its status report on coal allocation scam was “shared” with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, former UPA ally DMK today indicated that it sought a fair probe into the matter. “My opinion is that everything should happen (in a) straightforward (manner),” DMK chief M Karunanidhi said in a […]

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