Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren gets EC notice on disqualification for holding mine lease

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren gets EC notice on disqualification for holding mine lease

The Election Commission of India has asked Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren why he should not be disqualified under the Representation of People Act, 1951, for having a mining lease in his name. The EC notice served on Monday gave Soren time till next Tuesday to explain why action should not be taken against him … Read more

Coal scam: Key accused Anup Majhi appears before CBI sleuths

Anup Majhi alias Lala, the alleged kingpin of the multi-crore-rupee coal scam, appeared before CBI sleuths on Tuesday at the agency’s Nizam Palace office here to face interrogation. Sources in the CBI said Majhi, over the past four months, had been evading the agency’s notices and a look-out circular issued against him. The Central Bureau … Read more

West Bengal: CBI, ED conduct joint raids at different places in coal scam

Investigation agencies CBI and Enforcement Directorate on Friday conducted joint raids at various places in West Bengal in connection with the multi-crore coal pilferage scam, sources in them said. CBI sources said its sleuths raided the official and residential premises of businessman Randhir Kumar Barnwal in Kolkata. ED sources said the agency has started searches … Read more

Special CBI court convicts former union minister in coal block scam

A special CBI Court today convicted Dilip Ray, the then Union Minister of State for Coal in the erstwhile National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for his alleged involvement in the coal block allocation scandal. Ray was then a minister of State in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999. The Court will decide the quantum of … Read more