CBI begins probe into coal block allocation charges
- Supreme Court curtails BCCI's financial powers, independent auditor to scrutinise accounts
- Bhubaneswar hospital fire: More patients succumb to injuries, death toll reaches 24
- Embraer aircraft deal: CBI names defence agent Vipin Khanna as key beneficiary in payoffs FIR
- Scrap English requirement, references that insult India: RSS edu wing to HRD
- US: 500 million pages of sensitive govt record stolen by ex-NSA contractor
The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken a first step to probe allegations regarding the allotment of coal blocks, an issue raised by Team Anna and to which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reacted by saying he would resign if there was "even an iota of truth" in the charges.
The CBI move comes after the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) forwarded a complaint to it filed by BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Prakash Javadekar in March. In April, the agency was asked by the CVC to submit a report within 12 weeks and register a preliminary enquiry (PE), if required. The period under scrutiny is 2006-2009, during which the portfolio was handled by the Prime Minister.
- Khurram Parvez jailing appears unjust, against govt’s self-interest in troubled Kashmir
- Under PM Modi, new synergy between India’s economic & foreign policy
- Climate justice must be ingrained in rules of new climate compacts
- Despite his outrageous views, Donald Trump represents hope to many Americans
- One advantage of redefining military action as surgery is that it mobilises rhetoric of health
- SC stand on triple talaq remains to be seen