Coalscam: ‘Dishonest misrepresentation before ex-PM’

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no reason to presume that then Coal Secretary H C Gupta recommended a non-compliant private firm for coal block allocation in Madhya Pradesh, a special court here has said. Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who convicted Gupta for irregularities in allocation of Madhya Pradesh based Thesgora- B Rudrapuri coal block […]

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Chopper case: SC to hear plea against Sonia,Manmohan next week

The Supreme Court today said it will hear next week a PIL seeking registration of an FIR against political leaders, including Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in connection with AgustaWestland Chopper case. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and justices R Banumathi and U U Lalit ordered listing […]

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HC clears issuance of warrants in Spicejet to Kalanithi

Spicejet to Kalanithi Maran

New Delhi,  Delhi High Court today passed an interim order paving the way for issuance of stock warrants in and his Kal Airways Pvt Ltd (KAL) saying there was no impediment before BSE in considering their joint representation seeking approval of the warrant issue. As per the plea of Sun group head Kalanithi Maran, he […]

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Ex-PM, Sonia, Rahul came under court scanner in ’15

Cases related to the high and mighty including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dominated proceedings in 2015 in Delhi courts with Congress chief Sonia Gandhiand her son Rahul also appearing as accused in the National Herald case. Though Singh got relief from the Supreme Court which on April 1 stayed the March 11 order of […]

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A Raja had misled then PM on 2G policy matters: CBI

Former Telecom Minister A Raja had “misled” then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding policy of first-come-first-served (FCFS) which was to be followed for allocation of 2G spectrum, CBI today told a special court. Advancing final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, in which Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others are facing trial, special […]

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Coal scam: Court dismisses plea to summon ex-PM

The Special court on Friday dismissed ex-Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda’s plea seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as accused in a coal scam case. Koda had on August 17, moved an application seeking to summon Singh as an accused along with Anand Swaroop, the then Secretary (Energy), and Jai Shankar Tiwari, the then Secretary(Mines and Geology), contending that CBI’s theory of conspiracy remains incomplete without the involvement of the […]

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I went by Coal Secretary’s advice: Manmohan Singh to CBI

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s request for allocation of Talabira-II coal block to Hindalco was approved by him on the advice of then Coal Secretary PC Parakh and examined by PMO officials, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told the CBI. He said Patnaik’s letter requesting a review of refusal to allocate the coal block […]

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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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No evidence against ex-PM in coal scam case, CBI tells court

CBI today opposed in a special court the plea of ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others as additional accused in a coal scam case, saying the application was “devoid of any merits”. Special Public Prosecutor R S Cheema told the court that the records of […]

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I support plea to summon Manmohan Singh: Ex-MoS

Former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao today sought summoning of Manmohan Singh, claiming in a Special Court that the office of the then Prime Minister had allocated a coal block to Jindal group after examining and re-examining the matter. Supporting ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda’s plea seeking summoning of Singh as additional […]

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