DailyMail reported that the government’s admission on the missing Coalgate files in the Supreme Court has exposed PMO officials who claimed that the critical files were not missing.

As the government faced the heat in Parliament, the officials had blamed the media for raking up the issue at the behest of ‘vested interests’ but worried that the courts may haul them up.

The worry is that if the CBI’s sealed cover report to the apex court confirms fears that the big fish may get away, it will only add to the problems of the government and the PM’s spin doctors.

The Central Vigilance Commission has called Mr Ranjit Sinha director of CBI for a meeting to discuss the missing coal block allocation files. It is likely to take place sometime next week. It was following the CVC’s directive to the CBI to look into complaints of alleged irregularities and corruption in the coal block allocations that the CBI had registered 13 cases.

The government has made headlines for spending money on its Bharat Nirmanad campaigns but it turns out, it might also make a small amount of cash for the investment. Jamunia and Priya, serialized radio shows on All India Radio that extol the UPA’s achievements, cost the government around Rs 9 lakh. But the shows have managed to pull in an anticipated INR 70 lakh in advertising revenue, in addition to being a vehicle for the Bharat Nirman brand.

The Ambassador was summoned by Mr Sujatha Singh Foreign Secretary while the external affairs ministry put out a statement conveying the country’s strong concern at the detention of the ship by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, saying it expected the ship to be released at an early date. Russia might be facing stiff competition from the US and Israel when it comes to supplying arms to India but it continues to enjoy the numero uno position.

Mr AK Antony defence minister of India has disclosed that Russia had bagged 5 army, 3 navy and one air force contract last year. This is when Israel also won 5 army contracts but one navy and air force deal.

The US with three navy and an equal number of air force contracts was in third place. Apart from these 3 countries, the Indian armed forces gave contracts to Germany, France and Switzerland.

Courtesy: http://www.dailymail.com

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