Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicCoal scam

Topic: Coal scam

Anatomy of Gujarat’s ‘Rs 6,000-cr coal scam’: UPA-era MSME subsidy that beneficiaries ‘never got’

A scheme guaranteeing subsidised coal for MSMEs was formulated in 2007-08 under the Manmohan Singh govt. Its implementation in Gujarat has spawned allegations of corruption.

Behind Bengal’s Rs 1,900-cr ‘coal scam’ story is Class 8 dropout who began as ‘petty coal thief’

Top politicians like Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee have been grilled in connection with the coal mining scam. At the centre of it is a man called Anup Maji.

Mamata shadow on Oppn unity as she says BJP can ‘silence’ Mulayam, Pawar, Congress but not TMC

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee slams BJP for summons to her nephew in ED's coal scam probe, comments come on a day Congress decides to not field candidate in Bhabanipur bypoll.

SC appoints 2 judicial officers as special judges to conduct trials in coal scam cases

Arun Bhardwaj & Sanjay Bansal were nominated to conduct trials at the suggestion of special public prosecutor R S Cheema after a letter from the Delhi HC's Registrar General.

This is why the Supreme Court should take some blame for India’s economic crisis

Within just a few years, Supreme Court’s judgments — from 2G to coal block cancellations — have slowed the Indian economy, say experts.

Naveen Jindal, 4 others to be charged with cheating & criminal conspiracy in coal scam case

A special court in Delhi ordered the framing of charges in the case pertaining to the allocation of the Urtan North coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

Vinod Rai found fault with coal allocations where it existed, and where it didn’t

By going to the media, Vinod Rai set a precedent for other CAGs to make their reports a public spectacle.

Vinod Rai wrong on coal scam, his stance hurt governance: Ex-coal secretary Anil Swarup

Anil Swarup disputes Vinod Rai’s calculation of loss, saying it did not factor in major aspects of the sector, alleges he was on ‘fault-finding mission’.

IAS Association activates idle welfare fund to help colleagues fight coal scam taint

The IAS Association has thrown its weight behind former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and two others convicted in the coal block allocation scam.

Three IAS officers, including HC Gupta, get 3 years in jail for coal scam

Former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and the two IAS officers are accused in the irregular allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal to a private firm.

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T.V. Somanathan, Union Finance Secretary | ThePrint

Tame subsidies, hike fees for govt services — Centre’s tips to states to slash deficit

At a meeting with chief secretaries of states, Union Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan made a presentation that highlighted a worrying rise in debt in some states.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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