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Jun 25, 2017 Evading former Justice CS Karnan arrested from Coimbatore: "former judge who has been evading arrest after being sentenced to a six-month term of imprisonment for contempt of court offence by the Supreme Court."
Jun 18, 2017 Rs 10 crore secured bail for Gayatri Prajapati, reveals HC probe: "The probe revealed that the relief granted to Prajapati was part of a deep conspiracy in which senior judges were involved. A sum of Rs 10 crore also changed hands in the “deal”."
May 10, 2017 West Bengal police unable to trace Justice Karnan
May 2, 2017 Why are India's top judges doubting each others' sanity?: "Within hours, he had also passed his own "counter-order" - directing the director general of police (DGP) in Delhi to send the seven judges before a psychiatric board to check if they were mentally ill and bring the report to him by 7 May."
Mar 12, 2017 Ram Jethmalani calls Calcutta HC's justice C S Karnan a 'lunatic'
Sep 29, 2016 Judge held over Rs 22-lakh bribe: "A senior civil judge, her husband and a lawyer were arrested here on Thursday on charges of demanding a bribe of Rs 22 lakh from a person to settle a complaint in his favour."
Sep 15, 2016 Is this why cops can't find a killer?
Sep 11, 2016 Shahabuddin release: 300 cars cavalcade passes toll plaza; no one had the audacity to stop: "On its route to Siwan, the cavalcade crossed a toll plaza at Muzaffarpur without paying the charges, Times Now reported on Sunday."
Sep 11, 2016 Shahabuddin release: 300 cars cavalcade passes toll plaza; no one had the audacity to stop: "On its route to Siwan, the cavalcade crossed a toll plaza at Muzaffarpur without paying the charges, Times Now reported on Sunday."
Sep 10, 2016 Scions Of Themis And Zeus: " nearly half of India’s top judges are kith and kin of ex-judges and top jurists"
Sep 10, 2016 Fear will return to Siwan after Shahabuddin’s release, says slain journalist Rajdev Ranjan’s widow: "Shahabuddin, 49, whose crime record goes back to 1986 when he was a teenager, entered politics in 1990 as Lalu Prasad sought to tap young Muslim leaders to build an M-Y combination. MLA in 1990 and 1995, MP four times between 1996 and 2004, he won on RJD and Janata Dal tickets until he was barred from contesting polls following his conviction in 2007 in a murder case."
Aug 4, 2016 Foreign funds pour in; 3,000 NGOs get over Rs. 22,000 cr.: "In that year, the highest foreign contribution was received by the World Vision of India, Tamil Nadu, (Rs. 233.38 crore), followed by the Believers Church India, Kerala (Rs. 190.05 crore), Rural Development Trust, Andhra Pradesh (Rs. 144.39 crore), Indian Society Of Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, Delhi (Rs. 130.77 crore) and Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi (Rs. 130.31 crore)."
Jul 25, 2016 Salman Khan acquitted in Chinkara poaching cases: "Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases related to poaching of Chinkaras in Jodhpur in 1998. The court held that the pellets recovered from the Chinkaras were not fired from Khan's licensed gun. The driver of the jeep that was used by Khan and his co-stars on their alleged hunting mission has been missing, weakening the prosecution's case against the movie star. Appeals of Khan against sentence in the two cases relating to poaching of Chinkaras in Bhawad and Mathania was allowed by the high court which acquitted him in both the cases."
Jul 3, 2016 UP: Police brutality caught on tape: "UP policemen were caught on tape thrashing a minor accused of stealing a mobile phone."
Jun 20, 2016 Mafia-Turned-Politician Mukhtar Ansari Extends Support to SP: "Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is all set to announce merger of mafia turned politician Mukhtar Ansari's Qaumi Ekta Dal in Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday. Ansari, along with his brother Afzal Ansari will be joining SP in Lucknow."
Jun 12, 2016 MHA to reopen '84 riots cases?: "Sources tell TIMES NOW that MHA will reopen over 50 cases related to 1984 riots. It is said cases against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and Jagdish Tytler will also be reopened. SIT will also have open open air hearings in connection with the 1984 riot related cases."
May 13, 2016 #JusticeForAditya: India fights VVIP racims: "Rocky Yadav, the name evokes so much anger, makes one want to cringe, because even today this man believes his lies, his mother's political connections and father's gangster image will help him get away with murder. No wonder when he pulled out his gun and stopped the car which dared to overtake his swanky, expensive SUV, he boasted about his father's clout. Today, TIMES NOW has accessed the statements of Aditya's friends - unarmed teenagers who watched a neta's son kill their dear friend in front of their eyes. Here's a detailed account of their statements."
May 10, 2016 Will justice win or VVIP racism?: "Police gift Rocky Yadav two escape routes - hide the truth about arrest & fail to seek his custody. Rocky's Father contradicts Rocky's mother. Cops contradict both. Are they all giving him an alibi?"
May 1, 2016 33 yrs after murder, slain Tripura MLA's family gets justice: "Initially 24 people were chargesheeted but seven of them have since died while one accused absconded and five were acquitted. It was only after the intervention of the Tripura High Court, that the district court reopened the case early this year following a suo motu directive of Chief Justice of High Court of Tripura Deepak Kumar Gupta, who asked the lower court to complete the judicial process of the sensational murder case in a fast track court. A special public prosecutor was appointed to speed up the trial by the HC."
Mar 20, 2016 Congress miffed with Karnataka CM: "Sources tell TIMES NOW Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have expressed disappointment and unhappiness over Karnataka Government's decision to curtail Lokayukta powers. The same has been conveyed to the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah."
Mar 4, 2016 Dalit lady assistant refuses to wash innerwear; judge threatens disciplinary action: ""You failed to wash the inner wear at the sub-judge's house and threw them. When questioned, you retorted in an arrogant tone to the judge and his wife. Please explain within 7 days why disciplinary action should not be taken," wrote Selvam in a memo."
Feb 9, 2016 Goat taken into custody for criminal trespass, freed later: "A goat was taken into custody by police in Chattisgarh on a trespass complaint. The goat, which was accused of being a 'repeat offender', was released later but its owner was not lucky."
Feb 2, 2016 5 judge bench to decide how to delay decision on scrapping IPC 377 further: "“I think this is a great day for people believing in slow pace of the judicial system of India,” a Go-Slow activist told Faking News, “When 5 best minds come together, we hope that the decision is delayed at least by 50 years.”"
Jan 20, 2016 UP govt ‘misled’ us, ‘will deal with them’: SC on Lokayukta appointment: ""the Chief Justice suspected the integrity of Justice (Virendra) Singh" and it was agreed to by the Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition that his name will be dropped, but still his name was given to this court. "They have misled us. We will deal with them," the bench said"
Jan 11, 2016 How Akhilesh Yadav tried to handpick Lokayukta until Supreme Court cracked down: "Justice Chandrachud pointed out that Justice Ravindra Singh belongs to Mainpuri, the home turf of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, and that his brother and two sons had been in a panel of lawyers of the SP government. “I am firmly of the view that a person who has such a close affiliation to the ruling political party in the state government should not be nominated to the post of Lokayukta,” Justice Chandrachud wrote, rejecting the nomination."
Dec 13, 2015 Driver invested in National Herald without telling us: Sonia Gandhi: "Boldened apparently by Salman Khan’s acquittal in the 13 year old Bandra hit and run case, Sonia Gandhi today claimed that the National Herald case too involved the Gandhi’s driver."
Dec 1, 2015 Abu Salem enjoys lavish prison life: Jailor: "The Taloja jail superintendent, where gangster Abu Salem is serving his sentence, has revealed exclusive details of the gangster's lavish lifestyle inside the jail. The jailor has claimed that Salem had a servant inside the prison and was allowed to use cell phone. Jail superintendent's allegations come after Abu Salem claimed that the jailor had harassed and threatened him. Following Salem's allegations, the court sought a report from the jailor. However, the jailor claimed that Salem had made these allegations since he had curbed his (Salem's) privileges."
Nov 30, 2015 Now, Upalokayukta skips office: "Upalokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi did not attend office on Monday as the Assembly Speaker on Friday admitted a motion for his ouster, moved by the ruling Congress. Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao too faces a similar motion seeking his removal, and he has been on leave for the last four months since his son Yerabati Ashwin was arrested on charges of extortion in the Lokayukta office and official residence."
Nov 9, 2015 Kerala CM Oommen Chandy ‘interfered’ in bar bribery probe: "The investigation, based on government records and interviews with key officials, shows that the state Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, the agency in charge of the probe, watered down its final report and gave a clean chit to Mani."
Oct 29, 2015 L-G trying to shield a convict, says AAP: "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in Delhi has alleged that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung tried to exert pressure on Home Minister Satyendar Jain to grant parole to former Hayana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala. The AAP govt is accusing the LG of going out of his way for a man who has been convicted for 10 years.under the Prevention of Corruption Act. "LG pressurized the Home Minister, asked to give parole citing he was a politician, citing that he had been national president for five terms and other such flimsy reasons. The fact of the matter is the honourable Delhi LG is trying to shield a corrupt person and give benefit and comfort to a person who has been pronounced as guilty by the Highest Courts of India. Now the LG needs to answer what his interests in this entire episode,""
Oct 22, 2015 Why a murder convict calls the shots from jail: in new Bihar, meet the old: "For both camps, it’s Shahabuddin who matters in Siwan; his former ‘shooter’ faces his current ‘choice’."
Oct 15, 2015 Kapil Sibal used a friendly judge to frame Pramod Mahajan, says Arun Jaitley
Oct 13, 2015 Vigilance raid on UP IPS officer who targeted Mulayam Singh Yadav: "Mr Thakur had said that the vigilance establishment, on the orders of Bhanu Pratap Singh, had arbitrarily and deliberately calculated the worth of his assets at Rs 2.16 crores, but when the state government provided him a copy of his alleged assets at the directions of the Allahabad high court, he found that 14 out of these 15 properties belonged to his relatives and only one asset belonged to him."
Sep 9, 2015 MHA leaves aviation ministry foxed on Robert Vadra's no-frisk status: " Seeking the home ministry's views for taking Robert Vadra off the no-frisking list at airports has left the aviation ministry in a bind, due to which the Congress president's controversial son-in-law could continue to enjoy that privilege for some more time."
Aug 20, 2015 DGP son has links with Lokayukta scam accused kin: "State police chief Omprakash’s son, Karthikesh Omprakash, has business relations with the kin of N Narasimha Murthy, a clerk at the State police headquarters, who has been arrested by the SIT probing the Lokayukta corruption scam."
Jul 31, 2015 10-day remand for Karnataka Lokayukta's son in bribery case: "A court here on Tuesday remanded Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice V. Bhaskar Rao, to 10 days till August 6 for interrogation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the bribery case."
Jul 30, 2015 Kerala: 2 years on, no justice for Mahi: "Mahi, a teenager who was paralysed after being run over by a Minister's car in Kerala's Alapuzha District in 2013. His family has now sought help from the Government as the Minister who had initially provided them with financial help, has now abandoned them. It's a TIMES NOW campaign."
Jul 29, 2015 Lokayukta on leave: "Lokayukta Y. Bhaskar Rao had taken leave soon after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested his son, Ashwin Yarabatti, from Hyderabad on Monday."
Jul 27, 2015 Bribery scandal: Karna Lokayukta's son arrested: "Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao's son was today arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT)in connection with an alleged extortion racket in theanti-graft obudsman' office."
Jul 27, 2015 2 years on, no justice for Mahi: "Mahi, a teenager who has been paralysed after he was run over by a minister's car in 2013, seeks help from the government. The minister who had initially provided him with finacial help later abandoned him."
Jul 27, 2015 Lokayukta's son held in Hyderabad: "The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing charges of corruption in the Lokayukta institution on Monday took into custody Y Ashwin, son of Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao."
Jul 22, 2015 SIT arrests two more in Lokayukta case: "A placard with Justice Y. Bhaskara Rao's picture near Anand Rao Circle during protests against the Lokayukta in Bengaluru."
Jul 21, 2015 Lokayukta scam investigation: SIT makes first arrest: "The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case of corruption in the anti-graft ombudsman on Tuesday arrested and produced one Ashok Kumar (30), a resident of Rajajinagar, before the Lokayukta special court."
Jul 17, 2015 SIT mahazar at Lokayukta office: "The Lokayukta police had registered an FIR against Y Ashwin, son of Lokayukta Justice Bhaskar Rao, for extortion, cheating, criminal conspiracy and taking gratification to influence public servant,"
Jul 15, 2015 Now, Lokayukta office claims it has no footage, only CCTVs: "The recording facility of the CCTV camera system, installed in 2007, in the Lokayukta office building was disrupted all of a sudden in 2013."
Jul 14, 2015 Why is Justice Santosh Hegde so angry these days?: "Under these two, Lokayukta became a people's institution, which went to their rescue when they were in trouble. It also became a nightmare for bureaucrats and politicians, who did not want an activist Lokayukta. The man who followed Justice Hegde, Justice Bhaskar Rao was just what doctors prescribed. Under him Lokayukta not only lost its bite, but also got mired in serious corruption charges. Key officials of Lokayukta, led by Justice Rao's son Ashwin, have been accused of running of an extortion racket from within the premises of the institution."
Jul 13, 2015 UP suspends IG Thakur for taking fight against Mulayam to Centre: "“Netaji (Mulayam) is such a tall leader. He even scolds me; he might have scolded him (Thakur) too. He shouldn’t feel bad,” said Akhilesh. “He told Thakur ‘sudhar jao’ (mend your ways). It was not a threat but a general expression, "
Jul 12, 2015 Rape case against IPS officer who alleged threat from Mulayam: "An FIR was registered against senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur last night accusing him of rape, hours after he lodged a complaint against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him."
Jul 9, 2015 Lawyers protest against Karnataka Lokayukta: "Lawyers today staged protests outside the Raj Bhavan in Bangalore demanding the resignation of the Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao. The lawyers have demanded the resignation as there are corruption charges against Justice Raos son Ashwin Rao and some Lokayukta officials."
Jul 5, 2015 K'taka IAS officer being punished?: "She is the key witness in the Rs 391-crore scam. IAS officer Rashmi Mahesh targeted for taking on the corrupt. During her 18 year career span she has been transferred 23 times. The Opposition hitting out at the Siddaramaiah Govt claiming they're shielding the corrupt."
Jun 29, 2015 ‘Extortion racket’ Karnataka: Clamour for Lokayukta’s resignation amid graft storm: "Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has also joined the chorus calling for Justice Rao to step down as in the wake of allegations emerging against his son."
Jun 29, 2015 Debate: Vyapam scam: India's murkiest coverup: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- GVL Narasimha Rao, Natl Spokesperson, BJP; Priyanka Chaturvedi, Natl Spokesperson, Congress; Gaurav Bhatia, Spokesperson & Natl Head, Legal Cell, SP; Sudhindra Bhadoria, Leader, BSP; and Vivek Tankha, Former Additional Solicitor General -- discuss massive political fight over Vyapam scam, Congress alleges cover up after the death of two more accused, death toll of the accused and witnesess touching 25, and Madhya Pradesh Govt ruling out a CBI probe into the issue."
Jun 29, 2015 MP: 2 more Vyapam scam accused die: "Two more accused in the high-profile MPPEB scam died in Gwalior and Indore, adding another murky dimension to the massive scandal in which 25 accused and witnesses have died so far. While the death of 40-year-old Dr Rajendra Arya at Birla Hospital in Gwalior this morning was reported after his condition suddenly deteriorated, that of Narendra Singh Tomar(29) in Indore jail was under mysterious circumstances.Besides Arya, 24 accused, including Tomar, and witnesseshave died so far under mysterious conditions."
Jun 28, 2015 Law min asks about alleged corruption by kids of judges in judicial services exam: "Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has written a letter to the Delhi high court chief justice on 18 June after having received allegations of “corruption, favouritism and nepotism” in the long-controversial Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) exam"
Jun 28, 2015 Vyapam scam accused Narendra Singh Tomar dies in Indore jail; 24th death in the case: "Narendra Singh Tomar, an accused in the high-profile MPPEB scam, has died under mysterious circumstances in an Indore jail, adding another murky chapter to the scandal in which 24 accused and witnesses have died so far."
Jun 26, 2015 Lokayukta sends bribe case to CCB: "As the Lokayukta (City) police were closing in on Krishna Rao, who has been reportedly extorting money from public servants both at Lokayukta’s residence and office"
Jun 23, 2015 The rich and famous are above the law in India
Jun 17, 2015 Go in a burqa to know what people say of judges, SC told: "Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Dushyant Dave asked the judges to wear a “burqa” and move in a corridor to ascertain how “disgraceful” judges have become."
May 31, 2015 Behind bars, some are more equal than others
May 23, 2015 Govt survey pegs bribe at Rs 4,400/year per family: "The survey conducted by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) showed that individuals in Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune as well as rural areas paid maximum amount of bribe for general work, admission and to police personnel."
May 14, 2015 `Jayalaltihaa judgment can undermine eradication of corruption'
May 11, 2015 Debate: No top laywer, no justice?: "In a major reprieve for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court today suspended the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case, admitted his appeal against conviction and granted him bail. Justice Abhay Thipsay directed Khan to surrender beforethe trial court forthwith and execute a fresh bail bond of Rs 30,000."
May 10, 2015 Foreign celebrity applies for dual citizenship for his criminal cases to be tried in India: "The case has given hope to many budding criminals"
May 9, 2015 Legal mystery: Did loopholes, errors bail out Salman Khan?
May 8, 2015 Debate: No top laywer, no justice?: "In a major reprieve for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court today suspended the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case, admitted his appeal against conviction and granted him bail. Justice Abhay Thipsay directed Khan to surrender beforethe trial court forthwith and execute a fresh bail bond of Rs 30,000. The interim bail granted to the actor hours after his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday was to expire today."
May 8, 2015 Do the rich and influential get preferential treatment?: "In a major relief for Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court has suspended his five-year jail sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The actor signed Rs 30,000 bail bond. Citing that it is a norm to suspend any sentence of seven years or less pending appeal, Justice Thipsay ruled that Salman be released on furnishing a fresh bail bond."
Mar 22, 2015 Lawyers body forms committee to curb corruption in judiciary
Mar 18, 2015 Class 11th student arrested for objectionable post against Azam Khan on Facebook: "A class 11th student in Bareilly was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly putting up objectionable posts and attributing them to minister Azam Khan. A FIR was lodged against the boy by a sympathiser of the minister. The student was arrested under the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act."
Mar 11, 2015 Harish Salve promises to raise VVIP racism cases: "Joining the 'End VVIP racism' campaign is top Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve. It was on his petition that the sc ordered a slew of directions to curb misuse of red beacon and hooting horns for VIP vehicles. Salve is now planning to file a fresh application seeking further directions on VVIP movement and inconvenience casued to public."
Mar 6, 2015 Kerala tycoon has state's backing: "A day after UDF Chief Whip PC George's alleged that Kerala DGP tried to derail probe into Chandrabose murder case, he has handed over the evidence he claimed to have against the government to the chief minister. The pressure on Kerala CM is increasing to clear the air on the murder probe against businessman Mohammed Nisham. This comes after the UDF chief whip alleged that the Kerala DGP was trying to derail the probe."
Mar 6, 2015 TIMES NOW impact: Action against VVIP racism: "A senior-rank police officer was today transferred following the inquiry into the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Keshav Patil had been transferred to Mumbai police headquarters, official sources said."
Mar 6, 2015 VVIPs won't use number plates: "In New Delhi, the constitutional dignitaries flaunt the state emblem on their vehicles. But documents accessed by TIMES NOW claims, one cannot skip the number plate and just have the emblem. On the car of Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, there is a red beacon, Indian flag, the state emblem but not the number plate. Legal experts and the political class agree that the law is being flouted by the VVIPs. VVIPs have been displaying the status symbol and with nobody"
Mar 5, 2015 Srinagar Airport: A special gate for VVIPs: "There seems to be no end to VVIP Racism. Here's another instance from Srinagar where VVIP Racism has the common man up in arms as he has to reach airport nearly 3 hours prior to his flight as they have to wait at the entrance of the airport for hours and all thanks to the VVIPs as they zip through."
Mar 4, 2015 Impeach MP judge S K Gangele accused of harassment: 58 members of RS to Ansari: "for alleged sexual harassment of a former Additional District and Sessions Judge, Gwalior."
Mar 2, 2015 End VVIP raj: Detained and victimised in Mumbai: "VVIP racism in the heart of Mumbai, members of a club denied entry as Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis attends an event in the club. Whenm angry club members questioned the cops they were dragged by the neck and pinned to the wall. This is just another example of VVIP racism at its worst."
Mar 1, 2015 End VVIP raj: 'No parking' for the common man: "TIMES NOW's End VVIPRaj campaign picks up pace. We show you how VVIP culture is prevalent across India. Here's an instance from Jammu where a public parking space has been taken away from the common man just so that NC leaders can have hassle free parking, leaving the public to suffer."
Feb 27, 2015 Bengaluru: Ambulances stuck, CM zooms past : "It is not just the common man who is suffering in Bengaluru. Three ambulances with heart patients were forced to wait so that a minister could have a hassle free passage. The ambulances were made to wait for over an hour."
Feb 27, 2015 Why do VVIPs need special zones?: "The VVIP Raj is also rampant in the country's financial capital, Mumbai. TIMES NOW Correspondent Kashif Khusro gets us this report from Mumbai airport revealing how VVIP culture is rampant at the airport."
Feb 27, 2015 VVIP racism a reality in India: "As the TIMES NOW's campaign to flush out VVIP Raj culture getting momentum, more and more stories are coming from across the country. Now the story comes from Lucknow's Charbagh station where public are made to wait while a VIP lounge is kept empty just for ministers, MLAs and MPs."
Feb 27, 2015 End VVIPRaj gets massive response: "24 hours after an explosive debate on The Newshour on the open VVIP racism, we have been inundated with calls, messages and over 10,000 tweets on the humiliation citizens endure on a day-to-day basis. Our campaign has been so impactful that government was forced to respond. A few VVIP lanes were relabeled and a few Chief Ministers are embarassed for choking the common man in traffic. The fight to demolish VVIP Raj has only just begun."
Feb 26, 2015 Debate: #EndVVIPRaj: Action Begins Here - 2: "TIMES NOW's exclusive campaign exposes the self-proclaimed VVIPs. The discrimination is a clear divide between the haves and have nots. While the common people encounter several difficulties on daily basis reaching their respective workplaces, travelling on trains, taking our buses, there is a growing breed of politicians or self-proclaimed VVIPs who want to make people like you and me suffer by delaying our flights, choking us up in queues because they take a shortcut and most importantly insulting us for paying taxes and abiding laws. The fight to demolish VVIP raj has only just begun."
Feb 26, 2015 Debate: #EndVVIPRaj: Action Begins Here - 1: "TIMES NOW's exclusive campaign exposes the self-proclaimed VVIPs. The discrimination is a clear divide between the haves and have nots. While the common people encounter several difficulties on daily basis reaching their respective workplaces, travelling on trains, taking our buses, there is a growing breed of politicians or self-proclaimed VVIPs who want to make people like you and me suffer by delaying our flights, choking us up in queues because they take a shortcut and most importantly insulting us for paying taxes and abiding laws. The fight to demolish VVIP raj has only just begun."
Feb 26, 2015 Debate: Polls over, VVIPs are back: "The road to the Chandigarh railway station split into two zones and the basis of the division made obvious through this board where the words VIPs & VVIPs are inscribed in bold letters. And look while the lane for people like you and me is choked, the special lane for these so called VVIPs is empty. From railway stations to airports, there is no curbing the VVIP Raj. TIMES NOW has accessed documents which show these netas have chosen to use the runway like their property with most of them citing health to drive in their own cars till the aircraft. So when your ailing grandmother takes the bus along with several others netas like Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, Mayawati and Jayalalithaa, drive through the runways in cars according to their own convenience. And when we question them, they are ready with a list of excuses. Elections are over, the VVIP culture is back."
Feb 1, 2015 Saradha scam: Arrested former union minister Matang Singh hospitalised: "Former Union Minister Matang Singh, who was arrested on Saturday by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of stomach ailments."
Jan 24, 2015 HC asks 2 cops to face trial 23 years after torturing woman: "Justice A I Cheema overturned a magistrate's order in 1998 acquitting the two cops accused by the woman of brutally beating her up and pouring chilli powder dissolved in water into her private parts to force her to reveal information about the recovery of some gold coins in 1992."
Jan 17, 2015 Officer who probed Minister transferred: "The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has transferred its main investigator probing cases related to the high-profile Rs 6,000 crore drugs money laundering crime in Punjab during which state Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia was among others questioned."
Jan 9, 2015 Debate: Open VVIP treatment? - 1: "Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt spent second day at home in Mumbai on Friday (January 9) after the end of his furlough due to lack of coordination between Pune jail authorities and Mumbai Police over taking a decision on his plea for prison leave extension. The 55-year-old 'Munnabhai MBBS' star, convicted for illegal possession of an AK-56 rifle and its destruction and lodged in Pune's Yerwada Jail, was released on a 14-day furlough on December 24. He has sought an extension of his leave, although the authorities concerned are yet to take a decision on his plea."
Jan 9, 2015 #BendItForDutt and then issue denial?: "Sanjay Dutt furlough drama has almost become a joke. When an underprivileged convict is running pillar to post for his furlough to go through, here you have a superstar prisoner who flaunts his 8 pack abs on his prison leave and takes advantage of a bureaucratic loophole to stay out of jail. All this because a listless state Government won't make up it's mind whether to extend his furlough or not and sadly the joke tonight, ladies and gentlemen is on other prisoners at Yerwada Jail."
Dec 25, 2014 Bad enactment, no enforcement
Dec 25, 2014 Gujarat HC upholds order to sack judge for corruption: "The high court further observed: "Judicial office is essentially a public trust. Judges are not only answerable to the parties before the court but also to society as a whole. Equity, equality, good conscience and fair play are the foundations of justice.""
Nov 23, 2014 300 Delhi lower-court judges under probe in laptop scam: ""It has emerged some may have bought TVs or home theatre systems out of the sanctioned sum instead of computers,""
Nov 17, 2014 Bihar CM recollects story of political compulsions, says ‘to appease Yadav voters, didn’t help harassed girls’: ""One of my co-villager Lalji Manjhi came to me and complained that the powerful mukhiya, Tek Narain Yadav, had taken away his land at a throwaway price and after that trying to sexually harass his daughters. Despite being an MLA, I did not act against this mukhiya for fear of losing Yadav votes; they had a large presence in the assembly segment.""
Nov 7, 2014 Former TMC leader Asif Khan admitted to hospital after arrest: "Former Trinamool Congress leader Asif Khan, who has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cheating case, was admitted to a state-run hospital here early on Friday after complaining of illness."
Oct 24, 2014 Gangs of Wasseypur: Jailed warlord controlling crime empire via mobile phone: "Coal mafia Fahim Khan, 50 – whose area of operation is Wasseypur – is serving life term at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Hotwar. The reel character depicting Khan and played by Nawazuddin Siddique was a central figure in the Anurag Kashyap’s two-part film released in 2012."
Oct 18, 2014 Debate: Auditor nails Hooda lie - 1: "Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has repeatedly and vehemently denied that his government did not favour Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in his land deal with DLF Company. But a 2013 June letter, written by the Principal Accountant General of Haryana highlights policies in which Vadra's company was treated as a special case and rules were relaxed accordingly. As a result, other companies were also benefited after the policies were relaxed."
Sep 28, 2014 Row over plot allotment casts shadow on new CJI Dattu: "the plot justice Dattu acquired for just over a lakh in 2002 and subsequently gifted to his grandson is worth more than Rs. 3 crore today."
Sep 6, 2014 Justice In India Is A Herculean Battle Against Corrupt Justice System And Inefficient Bureaucracy: "In Kuljit Singh Dhatt’s Murder At The Hands Of Three Punjab Cops – It Took 25 Years But His Brother Feels It Was Justice Denied And Is Appealing The Sentence Of 5 Years!"
Sep 4, 2014 Ex-CJI as governor is a worrying sign: "It is especially a pity that the former CJI’s appointment as governor should come in the midst of a debate in the country on the best way to select judges for the higher judiciary."
Sep 3, 2014 Appointment of ex-CJI as Governor not good for democracy in India, AAP says: "“justify the appointment on ground that it does not violate set procedures but it compromises independence of judiciary.”"
Sep 1, 2014 Namdhari admits links with Kohli: "he had asked to help Praveen Chand Pathak, who was undergoing life imprisonment regarding a murder case against him, in obtaining parole from the court."