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Dec 18, 2014 How did panel clear Vadra-DLF deal? Official notes are missing, says govt: "Responding to a petition filed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka under the Right to Information Act, State Public Information Officer D R Wadhwa, in an affidavit before the State Information Commission on December 12, has stated: “The undersigned made many efforts to trace out page no. 1 and 2 of the noting of the official file, but could not trace the pages. Hence, the pages could not be provided to the appellant.”"
Dec 16, 2014 Quiz Manmohan, secy in coal scam case, CBI told: "Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will face questions from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) soon, with a special court on Tuesday directing the probe agency to examine him in a case involving the allocation of coal blocks to Kumaramangalam Birla-promoted Hindalco."
Dec 16, 2014 CPI(M) alleges Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani accepted Rs 27.43 cr in bribes: "He said Mani used to raise the tax in the budget and then bargain with businessmen to reduce the tax proposals. The minister has allegedly taken Rs 5 crore from builders and another Rs 2 crore from stone quarrying units. Besides, he had allegedly accepted Rs 6.40 crore from various business sectors promising to give stay on revenue recovery. He also took money from bakery owners and petroleum dealers to help them enjoy the benefits of lower tax regime,"
Dec 16, 2014 CBI records Chidambaram statement on Aircel-Maxis deal: "the CBI is investigating whether the finance minister was the competent authority to give approval to Maxis subsidiary Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd to invest $800 million in Aircel Ltd in 2006"
Dec 15, 2014 India 3rd on black money list; USD 440-bn flows out in 10 years: "the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country over a ten-year period from 2003 to 2012 has risen to USD 439.59 billion (Rs 28 lakh crore), as per the latest estimates released by the Global Financial Integrity (GFI)."
Dec 15, 2014 Punish those who plundered Jharkhand: PM to voters: "See the irony, Jharkhand has coal and but the state is under darkness.""
Dec 15, 2014 HC stays summons against Sonia, Rahul till disposal of appeals: "The Delhi High Court today extended the stay on the trial court order summoning Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and three others in the National Herald case till the final disposal of their appeals against their summons."
Dec 15, 2014 ED attaches assets of Jagan's firms: "“The investigation under PMLA, 2002, by the Enforcement Directorate, revealed that Carmel Asia Holdings Pvt Ltd had received Rs 23 crore and Jagati Publications Ltd had received Rs 45 crore from PR Energy Holdings Ltd. This amount of Rs 68 crore has been received by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s companies, in return of undue benefits granted to Penna group of companies like grant of mining leases and alienation of government land,”"
Dec 14, 2014 Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam: "Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam."
Dec 14, 2014 Madhu Koda chargesheeted as accused in coal scam case: "Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda was on Friday charge sheeted by CBI in a coal blocks allocation scam case. He has been charge sheeted for offences of criminal conspiracy and cheating."
Dec 14, 2014 PDP a party of corrupt people, scamsters: NC
Dec 13, 2014 Kerala: UDF MLA Charges PWD Minister With Corruption
Dec 13, 2014 Saradha scam: CBI arrests TMC minister Madan Mitra, Mamata cries vendetta
Dec 13, 2014 A day in Madan’s life: mobs of fans, flower shower — and CBI custody: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was on Saturday remanded for four days to the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation, which had arrested him on Friday for his links with the Rs 2000-crore Saradha scam."
Dec 13, 2014 First serving minister to be arrested: "Chief minister Mamata Banerjee declares at Nabanna on Friday evening that “you cannot bring police from Delhi and indulge in goondaism. Chehara guloi gundar moto… cheharagulo dekhlei bhoy kore (their appearances are like those of goondas… One feels scared when one looks at them)”."
Dec 13, 2014 #TMCAttacksMedia: TMC's last resort?: "Trinamool Congress attacked the opposition over their leaders' arrests over Saradha chit fund scam, even dragged the Prime Minister into the controvers, And now, TMC is down to muzzling media. TIMES NOW's crew has been attacked outside the Alipore court today (Dec 13)."
Dec 11, 2014 No, man, this can't be a deputy Speaker: ""he is watching even when people are bathing and changing...." In the clip, the outburst about " koi baap ka aulad" and "I am man of the chief minister" follows."
Dec 11, 2014 Bar license bribery case: Vigilance registers case against Kerala minister K M Mani: " he had paid a bribe of Rs 1 crore to Mani in two installments against the minister’s demand for Rs 5 crore."
Dec 10, 2014 CBI issues fresh summons to West Bengal Minister: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra has been asked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appear before the agency on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund scam."
Dec 10, 2014 Three firms that bought land from Vadra have records riddled with holes: "These companies, as first reported in The Indian Express on November 27, paid three to seven times the price at which Vadra companies were buying land in the same areas at around the same time."
Dec 10, 2014 Aircel-Maxis selloff case: ED quizzes Maran brothers: "Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate at its office here in connection with money-laundering charges in the Aircel-Maxis bribery case related to the 2G spectrum scam. "
Dec 8, 2014 Robert Vadra may soon have to stand in airport queue: "Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's controversial son-in-law Robert Vadra may soon be seen standing in airport queues to be frisked like any other private individual."
Dec 6, 2014 BJP worker burned with cigarette butts for ‘attending Amit Shah’s Kolkata rally’: "Vishnu Choudhury, BJP worker from Hoogly had to bear the burn on his chest as a group of TMC workers allegedly tattooed “TMC” on his chest with lighted cigarette butts"
Dec 5, 2014 ‘Simplicity propaganda’: Arvind Kejriwal flies business class to Dubai: "The AAP chief left for a five-day visit to Dubai and New York this afternoon. In Dubai, Kejriwal will receive the award for Asia's most inspiring and young social change maker at the World Brands Summit. He will also address the Abu Dhabi chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)."
Dec 4, 2014 Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee takes jibe at BJP with ‘bamboo up the backside’ remark: "“…Shanti na thakle kono kichhu hoyna… nijera korte paaren-ni, jaara korchhe, sarakkhon taader pichhone ki kore bamboo deya jaaye, taar chinta kore berachhe… (Nothing is possible without peace… they are now all the time looking for ways to stick a bamboo up the backside of those who are trying to do something),”"
Dec 3, 2014 Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao to seek ‘invincible’ power to tame enemies: "Known for his penchant for all things astrological, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to perform the Ayutha Chandi Yaga, a mega ritual that involves 1,000 priests praying non-stop for 10 days. The yaga is believed to bestow the one performing it invincible powers."
Nov 23, 2014 The great Indian son: The Dhritarashtra syndrome and India as a son-worshipping Republic: "The wrestler netaji of UP could have handed the cause of the samajwadis to a Lohia-ite comrade, but instead chose his inexperienced son."
Nov 22, 2014 Custody of Srinjoy Bose extended: "A Kolkata Court on Saturday (November 22) has extended the custody of All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose till November 26. The arrest of Bose seems to have rattled Mamata Banerjee as the chit gate heat gets closer to top TMC leaders. The West Bengal Chief Minister has hit out at the Government, accusing the BJP for conspiring against the TMC for political vendetta. The TMC Chief also blames the Government for the arrest of Bose, says its in retaliation for her attending the Congress driven ceremony marking Nehru birth anniversary."
Nov 22, 2014 Mulayam parties, SP gets free run: "Samajwadi Party (SP) clan is busy partying up, completely ignoring state affairs. And supporters of their party are running amok. Goons of SP MLA Abhay Singh thrashed a toll booth employee in broad daylight."
Nov 22, 2014 Father parties, son backs opulence: "He cut a 75 feet long cake, went around Rampur in a luxury buggy ride and declared a state holiday for two days. But when questioned about this extravagant birthday bash, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav dodges, turns preachy and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav targets the media."
Nov 22, 2014 Mulayam thanks Azam Khan for throwing a lavish birthday bash: "Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh whose 75th birthday is being celebrated with great fervour and grandeur by the party thanked his close aide Azam Khan for organising the lavish celebrations."
Nov 22, 2014 Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power: "The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers."
Nov 22, 2014 What language, CM! *Statutory warning: The following report on the chief minister’s speech contains content inappropriate for children and civil society: "“Baire theke ese ke ek jon bole gelo A chor, B chor, C chor, D chor, E chor, F chor, G chor, H chor — aar tumi sadhu? S**a… naam-i jane na keu (Somebody came from outside and said A’s a thief, B’s a thief, C’s a thief, D’s a thief, E’s a thief, F’s a thief, G’s a thief, H’s a thief — and you are a saint? S**a… no one even knows his name),”"
Nov 22, 2014 Caught on cam: SP goons thrash toll plaza employee: "Supporters of Samajwadi Party legislator have been caught on camera, brutally beating up toll plaza employees."
Nov 20, 2014 Cops carry MP min's slippers: "A policeman is seen carrying Madhya Pradesh minister Yashodhara Raje's slippers in Shivpuri district. Are cops her servants? Should the minister apologise?"
Nov 20, 2014 Bengal Minister summoned by CBI in Saradha case: "The CBI probing the multi-crore Saradha scam has summoned Madan Mitra, Transport Minister in the Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet."
Nov 20, 2014 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s foot-in-mouth disease: "About three months after becoming CM, Manjhi claimed that he had once paid a bribe to bring down an “inflated” electricity bill. Since then, he has averaged about one ‘irresponsible and flippant’ statement every 10 days, leading finally to his party serving him on Thursday a last warning to ‘mind his tongue’."
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 16, 2014 2G Scam: Trial of A Raja and Kanimozhi to begin from today: "Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others will face trial in the infamous 2G scam by a Delhi court from today."
Nov 14, 2014 New HRD Min in marsksheet mess: "Union Human Resource Development Minister of State Ram Shankar Katheria finds himself in the midst of a major controversy, with a 2010 case alleging that Katheria forged his graduation mark sheet coming to light. Although the Minister has out rightly rubbished the allegations -- the issue has triggered a political storm."
Nov 14, 2014 Karnataka: Brutal savagery on tape: "Two youths in Karnataka were stripped naked and brutally assaulted by a BJP MLA's aide for their alleged involvement in a marriage. The BJP MLA Sanjay Patil has washed his hands off the incident promising to resign if the police manage to establish a connection between him and the incident."
Nov 14, 2014 Saradha scam probe: Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata: "In a twist to the Saradha scam probe, suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata three days after threatening to take that extreme step in an open court. Mamata Banerjee has suspended the jail superintendent, the doctor who was attending to Ghosh as well as the officer on duty at the jail ward."
Nov 14, 2014 Saradha-accused MP Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail: "The one-time close confidant of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had threatened this week to end his life if the CBI failed to take action against others involved in the scam."
Nov 13, 2014 Now, Bihar CM Manjhi questions women's morality: ""Everyone knows what these women do as their husbands remain outside after marriage,""
Nov 12, 2014 Cong defends chauvinist candidate: "Congress shamlelessly defends its Gandherbal candidate who sparked controversy by saying that unmarried daughters are a liability. J&K state Congress president says Yousf Bhat could not distinguish between liability and responsibility."
Nov 12, 2014 Bengal Minister #BackingRapists?: "Mamata Banerjee's government finds itself in another controversy. Now, two of her senior leaders have passed shocking remarks over an 'attempt to rape' case in Malda district of West Bengal. The victim alleges mental torture by the police, and that her father was brutally beaten by the accused. But, instead of punishing the culprit, TMC minister Krishnendu questions the woman's character."
Nov 11, 2014 Cong man #BrazenlyChauvinist: "He has three sons and one daughter but this crorepati Congress leader chosen to put his unmarried daughter in a liability section in his election affidavit. The brazenly chauvinist Congress leader remains unapologetic when confronted for this discriminatory attitude."
Nov 11, 2014 Sena attacks AIMIM, says Owaisis 'poisoned' minds of Muslims: ""The Owaisi brothers (MP Asaduddin and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi) are in the habit of conceiving and spreading fundamentalist ideas. Both of them have poisoned the minds of Muslims in the country."
Nov 11, 2014 Termites claim they ate up Singhvi’s vouchers bored of waiting for orders to eat 2G files: "“We were kept hungry for so long that we could not wait any longer and ate up those vouchers,” the termites explained how they were forced to indulge in this act of tax evasion for the Congress leader. “When everybody around us was eating something or the other, how could we control ourselves?” they quickly added."
Nov 10, 2014 J&K: PDP MLA openly brandishes AK-47: "Earlier this month, National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani's son was also seen brandishing a gun"
Nov 10, 2014 2G Case: Court Cancels NBW Against Kanimozhi for Non-Appearance: "Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV Director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also accused in the case."
Nov 10, 2014 Chacha’s Musty Coat-Tails Nehru cost India 50 years of growth. His legacy is a petty dynasty.: "Good luck, shrewd political manoeuvring and her faith in the divine right of Nehrus enabled Indira to step into her father’s shoes after the brief Shastri interregnum. Since then, the Nehru personality cult has been vigorously propagated by his dynastic heirs. Now that they have been booted out, it’s time to acknowledge that Nehru cost India half a century of economic growth and left behind as his main legacy a dynasty of petty mediocrities."
Nov 10, 2014 Chacha’s Musty Coat-Tails: "Jawaharlal was a deeply flawed leader, who allowed little talent to rise in his own shadow; his foreign policy ended in disaster, and he imposed the stifling permit-licence raj we’re still struggling to dismantle."
Nov 10, 2014 Singhvi in tax soup: officials reject his claim that ‘termites ate vouchers,’ slap Rs 56-crore penalty: "Citing inability to furnish documentary proof to back his expenses claim, Singhvi had told the Commission that a termite attack on the premises of his chartered accountant in December 2012 had destroyed all records and expense vouchers, documents. The Income Tax department and the Commission also contested Singhvi’s claim that he purchased laptops worth Rs 5 crore for members of his staff over three financial years"
Nov 10, 2014 Robert Vadra's asset maze: Records show his companies have masses of land banks across three states: "The complex maze of circular transactions includes intracompany loans (within the group) and land acquisitions. For instance, Real Earth Estates got loans totalling Rs 8.04 crore and it had fixed assets amounting to Rs 7.09 crore in March 31, 2010. Real Earth Estates under the loans category also has a Rs 5 crore loan from DLF Ltd while the others are as usual from sister companies - Blue Breeze Trading, Artex and Sky Light Hospitality. While all the companies have land banks, it is not known what the source of income is. The only source of income in the books appears to be interest earned from deposits and loans from sister firms. In the case of Sky Light Realty, the pattern is the same. He has loans of Rs 4.4 crore from Blue Breeze Trading and Artex which are his own companies, while a third unidentified entity called Carnival International Estates (presumably owned by him as well) also has given a loan."
Nov 8, 2014 Bihar MLA holds a BPL card: "Former Mining and Minerals minister and the second wealthiest in the previous Nitish Kumar cabinet, Satyadeo Narayan Aarya is in news for a rather embarrassing reason. The minister holds a BPL card and has also been claiming benefit for the last 6 months."
Nov 7, 2014 Debate: #MysteryShutdown: "The draft report says Robert Vadra's firm reaped a windfall gain of Rs 43.66 crore. Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality spent Rs 14.3 crore for purchase & licence of 3.5 acre plot. It is said Vadra's firm made profit of Rs 43.66 crore after selling land to DLF for Rs 58 crore.Agreeement with Haryana government required Vadra's firm to retain 15% or Rs 2.15 crore profit. Former Congress government in Haryana did not recover excess profit of Rs 41.51 crore from Vadra's firm."
Nov 7, 2014 Vadra shuts down 6 companies: "With Robert Vadra's business transactions in Rajastan and Haryana now under the scanner, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law has shut down 4 companies owned by him. TIMES NOW investigation brings you excluive details on this mystery shutdown."
Nov 7, 2014 Mysterious shutdown of Robert Vadra's firms: "A Change in Robert Vadra's plans post the Congress' rout in Assemly polls has snowballed into a political controversy with BJP determined to probe the case. While the Congress has continued to play the private citizen card, leaders of the BJP have said that Vadra will not be let off anymore. With this, a major political faceoff has erupted between the BJP and the Congress."
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."
Nov 6, 2014 Praniti Shinde calls AlMIM anti national: "Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde's daughter and Congress MLA from Sholapur Praniti Shinde has called for a ban of Asaduddin Owaisi's party - the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AlMIM). And that has triggered a big political faceoff between the two. While Praniti Shinde has even equated the party to terrorists and called them anti-national,"
Nov 6, 2014 Robert Vadra shuts down 4 companies: "Even as calls for a probe into Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land dealing get louder in the last six months, his business in Rajasthan and Haryana has been shutdown. Six companies, all set up in 2012 have been wound up in the last few months. TIMES NOW tracks down the address given in the registration documents of these companies. The same address has been given for all six companies."
Nov 6, 2014 Spreading dirt, then cleaning it: "First spread the dirt, then participate in 'Swach Bharat Abhiyan'. Two Delhi politicians -- AAP's shazia ilmi & BJP's Satish Upadhaya -- participate in the clean India campaign after dirt and ragbage is dumped on the roads. Does this not amount to reducing the campaign to a joke?"
Nov 6, 2014 Bihar CM under fire for nepotism, son-in-law quits job as PA: "Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son-in-law quit the job as the CM's personal assistant after opposition attacked the former over nepotism."
Nov 6, 2014 With Cong down and out, Robert Vadra moves to wind up six companies: "party chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has been winding up at least six of his companies even as one of his firms reported a profit of Rs 33 crore in 2012-13. According to official filings with the Registrar of Companies, Vadra has moved to shut down six of the 12 companies that he controls as director."
Nov 5, 2014 1984 Riots accused in Rahul team: Is this a self-goal?: "Under fire for reportedly forming an election committee with 1984 anti-Sikh riots accused as its members, the Congress backtracked and denied media reports claiming such a body had been constituted. CNN-IBN takes views from across the country."
Nov 5, 2014 Congress’s controversial leaders Sajjan Kumar, Jagdish Tytler will campaign in Delhi, Congress confirms: "Both Tytler and Kumar were present in a meeting this morning at the residence of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi."
Nov 5, 2014 An ‘honourable damad’ who doubles as Bihar CM’s PA: "Already I am availing of so much which I had never expected. For instance I am already enjoying the facilities available at the CM residence," he said."
Nov 5, 2014 Akhilesh Das offered Rs 100 crore for Rajya Sabha ticket: Mayawati: "it was the BSP leadership that extorted money from candidates contesting assembly and parliamentary elections."
Nov 4, 2014 Robert Vadra under fire over spat with reporter: Should Vadra come clean on corruption charges?: "Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and pushed the reporter's mic away from him and walked away."
Nov 4, 2014 Most Congress leaders reluctant to support Robert Vadra: "While Congress leader Sandeep Diskhit has openly come out against Mr Vadra, sources said a majority of senior leaders were “not too happy” with its repeated moves to rally around the controversial figure."
Nov 4, 2014 Nation at 9: #JauntOfShame- U.P ministers on official tour with family: "In a move which could embarrass the Uttar Pradesh government, state transport minister Durga Prasad Yadav has embarked on a week-long study tour to Brazil with family in tow."
Nov 4, 2014 CBI arrests BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda, 2 ex-MLAs in ponzi scam: "Nabadiganta Capital Services, one of the 44 chit fund firms being probed nder orders of Supreme Court, raised Rs 15 crore between August 2011 and 2013 from people promising better returns."
Nov 3, 2014 UP minister takes family on study trip to Brazil: "The State Road Transport Undertakings, which sponsored the week-long tour to study transport systems in Brazil, was surprised that Yadav had taken his son and daughter-in-law with him when he started the tour a few days ago."
Nov 3, 2014 Debate: Cong brazen, Vadra unapologetic - 1: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Nov 1, 2014 lost his cool and reportedly pushed aside the microphone of a reporter at a five-star hotel gym in New Delhi when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana. A livid Vadra was seen on a video footage shown on TV channels asking the reporter four times as to whether he was serious about his land deal question."
Nov 2, 2014 Robert Vadra made around Rs 44 crore in Haryana deal: CAG: "According to CAG, Vadra made windfall gains worth Rs 43.66 crore with a lenient Congress government that allowed him to indulge in this illegal act, breaching law, and did not persist on recovering Rs 41.51 crore of the profit that he made by selling the land to DLF Universal."
Nov 2, 2014 Land acquisition for Jindal plant: CBI to question former minister Jayanthi Natarajan: "CBI is likely to convert into FIRs the preliminary enquiries against Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and JSW Steel for alleged diversion of forest land for their plant in violation of norms and may also examine former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan."
Nov 1, 2014 Robert Vadra attacks media when questioned about land deal: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra attacks a journalist when he was questioned about his land deals in Haryana at Ashoka hotel. When Vadra was asked to comment on his deals, he kept asking the reporter, 'Are you serious?' before shoving the microphone. He asks the reporter to turn off their camera and says, 'Are you nuts'."
Nov 1, 2014 Robert Vadra loses cool, pushes aside reporter, mic when questioned on his involvement in land deals: "Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and pushed the reporter's mic away from him and walked away."
Nov 1, 2014 Robert Vadra loses cool, snaps at a reporter: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra today lost his cool and angrily pushed the microphone of a reporter away when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana."
Nov 1, 2014 Bar bribe: Mani says allegations baseless, Chandy says no question of probe: "Day after a bar hotel owners’ representative alleged that state finance minister K M Mani sought Rs 5 crore to renew bar licences"
Oct 31, 2014 2G case: Kanimozhi, Raja put on trial in money laundering case: "The court ruled that Raja “in connivance” with Ammal, Kanimozhi and Sharad Kumar, was involved in parking the illegal gratification of Rs 200 crore received from Shahid U Balwa and Vinod K Goenka in Kalaignar TV. The court also observed that the link between movement back of the proceeds of the crime (Rs 223.55 crore) to Dynamix Realty, and the arrest of Raja by the CBI “clearly reveals” his role and “active participation”."
Oct 29, 2014 Court summons Marans in Aircel-Maxis case: "A CBI special court on Wednesday summoned former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran as accused in the Aircel-Maxis case on March 2, 2015 after finding “incriminating material” to proceed against them."
Oct 26, 2014 401 Lok Sabha MPs yet to declare assets details: "Over 400 incumbent Lok Sabha members including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Lal Krishna Advani and Rajnath Singh have not yet declared their assets and liability details"
Oct 24, 2014 Deer slaughter at Betla park - Finger at bruised ego of MLA kin: "Palamau Tiger Reserve authorities suspect MLA Deo’s cousin Deepak Prakash Deo, a resident of Nagar Utari in Garhwa and a Congress worker wielding some clout in the small town, to be behind the crime."
Oct 24, 2014 Bengal’s turf war explodes - Cops bombed in BJP vs TMC : "A group of villagers today hurled bombs and brickbats to beat back a police squad hunting for explosives in Birbhum, blowing the lid off a turf war between the Trinamul and the BJP in an erstwhile Left bastion."
Oct 23, 2014 Debate: Centre for #ProbingVadra - 2: "Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tried real hard shielding UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and the controversial DLF deal. Governments have changed and so has the intent to get to the bottom of the deal. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Government's strongest statement yet - has declared that there's a prima facie case against Robert Vadra."
Oct 23, 2014 Debate: Centre for #ProbingVadra - 1: "Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tried real hard shielding UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and the controversial DLF deal. Governments have changed and so has the intent to get to the bottom of the deal. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Government's strongest statement yet - has declared that there's a prima facie case against Robert Vadra."
Oct 22, 2014 Black money: NDA moves to make names public, top politicians said to be on list: "the French government shared the HSBC Bank list having names of 700 Indians in 2011,"
Oct 22, 2014 After Maharashtra show, MIM eyes UP Muslims: "the MIM-projecting itself as the next "Muslim league" with a pan-India presence"
Oct 22, 2014 BJP govt in Haryana will probe Robert Vadra’s land deals, hints finance minister Arun Jaitley: ""I, prima facie, see a case where somebody starts with negligible capital, a certain amount of favours are granted to him, there are sweetheart deals as a result of which within a matter of months or years, a no-capital transaction helps him raise hundreds of crores of assets."
Oct 21, 2014 Black money info will embarrass Cong: Jaitley: "“the Congress would be embarrassed by the names when we reveal them in court.”"
Oct 21, 2014 NCP backing BJP to bail out its corrupt leaders: Sena : "“Till yesterday, the same BJP was a communal party of those who wear half-pants. Mr. Pawar made fun of them. And now Mr. Patel seems to have fallen in love with them,”"
Oct 19, 2014 Rahul Gandhi requests UNESCO to declare Congress a World Heritage Party and preserve it: "A source close to the Congress high command revealed that party leaders were lobbying hard to freeze the current status of Congress MPs and MLAs forever. “It means no election will take place on those seats in future. Current Congress MPs and MLAs will never be removed, and the position will be passed on from generation to generation within the family,”"
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."
Oct 18, 2014 Bihar CM defends his remark to chop off hands of doctors who don't work: "Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has stirred controversy once again as he was heard threatening to chop off the hands of doctors if they didn't work. He has defended himself by saying that it was just a figure of speech."
Oct 18, 2014 Former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa released from jail: "The release order by special judge John Michael D'Cunha came after a bond for Rs two crore was furnished and surety of assets offered."
Oct 17, 2014 Barbaric warning of Manjhi Raj Chop off hands of errant docs: CM: "“Jo gareebo ke saath khelwar karenge unka hum haath kaat lenge (Those who play with the lives of the poor will have their hands chopped off),”"
Oct 17, 2014 The 1.8 crore question: Is Mamata Banerjee India's most underrated artist?: "I can’t really tell from these paintings whether the people of Bengal should be worried about a chief minister with a psycho condition or be relieved that their leader has recourse to a calming artistic hobby."
Oct 16, 2014 Were Bangladeshi militants given safe passage, BJP asks Mamata: ""Isn't it true that JMB operatives were quietly given safe passage into West Bengal to visit seven madrasas on border district to build a robust network before Oct 2 Burdwan blast? What is the conspiracy which forced your government to allow evidence at Burdwan to be destroyed?""