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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: A CM zips by, you wait!: "Our politicians refuse to give up the VVIP culture. In Guwahati, traffic at a major junction during peak hours is held for more than 15 minutes so that CM Gogoi's convoy can zoom past without any hindrance. The public is made to pay the price just for CM's luxury."
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."
Mar 1, 2015 Victims of VVIP racism speak with TIMES NOW: "Gurjeet Bindra and Parambin Bindra, members of NSCI club, who were victimised by the Mumbai police for protesting against VVIP culture, speak exclusively with TIMES NOW's Correspondent Kashif Khusro."
Mar 1, 2015 VVIP racism at its worst in Mumbai: "TIMES NOW has caught another Chief Minister in the list of VVIP CMs. While Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis was attending an event at NSCI in Mumbai, the traffic policemen outside stalled vehicles of the public to make way for the CM's convoy. That's not it, members of the club were even denied entry as the CM was present inside the club. What is more shocking is protesters who were fighting against VVIP racism were pushed back by cops in Mumbai. The victims were detained and then released afterwards. Is this how we will be treated? Join the #EndVVIPRaj campaign, raise your voice."
Feb 27, 2015 Why do VVIPs need special zones?
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 27, 2015 Let’s Drop Anchor: "On July 7, ’13, the Gadkaris are transported to the yacht by helicopter from Nice airport (this was also organised by the captain of the yacht). As Sunil Bajaj emphasises to the captain, Magnus Sundin, soon after the Gadkaris arrived on board on July 7, 2013: “Guests are very important people as discussed. Kindly see they are happy and comfortable”. After the cruise, the group goes back to Nice airport in a helicopter on July 9, 2013, from where they fly to Frankfurt and then Mumbai, reaching on July 11, ’13."
Feb 27, 2015 I wanted to see the Yacht at French Riviera, says Nitin Gadkari: "Company communications show that BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, his wife, two sons and daughter spent two nights on an Essar luxury yacht stationed in the waters of the French Riviera between July 7 and July 9, 2013. They were flown to the yacht Sunrays in a helicopter from Nice airport and returned the same way."
Feb 27, 2015 VIP vehicles flout parking prohibition in drop-in lanes: "There is no end to the VIP culture at the local railway station. Parking of vehicles is strictly prohibited at the drop-in lanes, but not if these are red-beaconed cars, or government and Army vehicles."
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 26, 2015 VVIPs zip through, you suffer: "Its a Times Now campaign against the rot of the VVIP culture in our country. As a part of that, we get you a story from Chandigarh, where, at the entrance to the new railway station, VVIPS zip past while the common man is left to battle traffic jams. This, thanks to special lanes allocated only for VVIP traffic movement."
Feb 26, 2015 India won't tolerate VVIP raj anymore: "From Delhi to Hyderabad, Jammu to Bengaluru, VVIPs have made sure that people like you and me pay the price for being the Aam Aadmi. Be it in railway stations, airports or even the roads. They've decided to insult the common man by flaunting their VVIP status everywhere. India don't have to endure this...raise your voice...join us in our campaign to #EndVVIPRaj."
Feb 26, 2015 Money Laundering: ED Attaches Rs 232cr Worth Assets of Jagan, Others: "ED has already attached assets worth over Rs 1,000 crore in the overall PMLA cases it is probing against Jagan, senior government officials of Andhra Pradesh and businessmen."
Feb 25, 2015 Rahul Gandhi should be made Congress President, says Kamal Nath: "After the storm over Rahul Gandhi's ill timed sabbatical, senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has stepped in to defend the party vice president."
Feb 25, 2015 VVIPs zip through, you suffer: "Its a Times Now campaign against the rot of the VVIP culture in our country. As a part of that, we get you a story from Chandigarh, where, at the entrance to the new railway station, VVIPS zip past while the common man is left to battle traffic jams. This, thanks to special lanes allocated only for VVIP traffic movement."
Feb 25, 2015 Centre asks Madhya Pradesh governor to quit: "Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav may become the biggest casualty of the high-profile recruitment scam as the Centre has asked him to quit the gubernatorial post."
Feb 24, 2015 'AI staff saw Renuka Chowdhury shopping': "former minister and Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury held up an AI flight and passengers were kept waiting inside the aircraft for 47 minutes because she allegedly was spotted shopping at the terminal. But when we confronted her with straight questions, the Congress MP completely denied those charges and instead blamed the airline."
Feb 24, 2015 MP Governor Yadav named in exam scam FIR, Centre asks him to go: "Hours after the Special Task Force (STF) filed an FIR against Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on Tuesday for his alleged role in the examination and recruitment scam"
Feb 23, 2015 Air India flight delayed as Congress MP goes "shopping": ""Last Friday, former Union Minister, and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury was travelling to Hyderabad on Air India's Chicago-Delhi-Hyderabad flight AI-126 which was scheduled to take off at 1900 hours. Chowdhury did not turn up on time despite repeated announcements of the final call by the airline staff."
Feb 22, 2015 After probe SIT has found the Governor, his son guilty: Thawar Chand Gehlot: "Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot confirmed that the High Court had given permission to SIT to file a FIR against MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav and his son in the Vyapam Recruitment Scam."
Feb 13, 2015 Manjhi lands in soup over getting 'commission' as CM statement: "Amid uproar over the comment that he used to get “commission” in developmental projects, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today said he used the expression symbolically to highlight that money travelled to such a high post"
Feb 13, 2015 Akhilesh splurged Rs 1.06 cr on US trip: "While Rs 52.50 lakh was spent on purchasing air tickets, Rs 53.78 lakh was spent on food and lodging, the RTI response said. Ironically, the true purpose of the trip never fructified as Akhilesh, in the US to attend an annual event at the prestigious Harvard University with eleven of his cabinet colleagues, boycotted the event as US immigration officials mistreated one of his ministers Azam Khan."
Feb 13, 2015 Saradha scam: ED arrests Sudipta Sen's close aide: "A close associate of Saradha scam main accused Sudipta Sen was today arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its probe in the multi- crore ponzi scheme."
Feb 12, 2015 Debate: Who's the secret donor? - 2: "AVAM, a breakaway group of the party led by Arvind Kejriwal, claimed that shell companies who have no networth of profits had contributed four cheques of Rs 50 lakh each to AAP on the midnight of April 15 last year."
Feb 12, 2015 Debate: Who's the secret donor? - 1: "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was hit by a controversy over a donation of Rs 2 crore it had got by cheques from alleged shell companies, has got notice from the Income Tax department which has also sent missives to Congress and 48 other entities."
Feb 11, 2015 Judge observes: No reason to believe Mitra was not connected with alleged Saradha offences
Feb 11, 2015 Delhi Polls: 23 out of 67 AAP MLAs have criminal record, says report: "The average assets per MLA for Delhi 2015 assembly elections are Rs. 6.29 crores."
Feb 7, 2015 Lokayukta tightens noose on ‘corrupt’ UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati: "Prajapati, an influential minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Akhilesh Yadav, is accused of allegedly amassing property worth Rs 900 crore by misusing his office."
Feb 6, 2015 Saradha scam: ED summons TMC MP Arpita Ghosh, 2 aides of Matang Sinh: "The agency has filed a criminal case in this scam and has attached assets worth Rs 500 crore till now in this probe."
Feb 5, 2015 Matang Sinh arrest: After Goswami, a senior IPS officer comes under scanner: "Reports suggest that Goswami had also played a crucial role in shifting the IPS officer from one paramilitary force to another without consensus of chiefs of either forces."
Feb 4, 2015 Saradha boot for home secy - Call to stall Matang arrest backfires : "Matang, who has been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation of funds related to Saradha Realty, was minister of state in the PMO when P.V. Narasimha Rao was Prime Minister. Matang wielded considerable influence then."
Feb 4, 2015 Home Secretary sacked, CBI recording of chat with Saradha accused sealed his fate: "Sources said that when CBI officials went to arrest Matang Sinh, he resisted arrest and flaunted his “high-level contacts.” Subsequently, the CBI let him use the agency’s phone and when he called up Goswami on it, that conversation was recorded."
Feb 3, 2015 SC allows SIT to probe corruption case against Bhujbal: "directing a SIT probe into allegations of kickbacks and money laundering against NCP strongman Chhagan Bhujbal during his tenure as public works department (PWD) minister in Congress-NCP government."
Feb 3, 2015 The resilience of briefcase politics
Feb 3, 2015 Top MHA official faces probe for bid to ‘stall’ Saradha arrest: "CBI sources said investigations into the Saradha scam had revealed that Sinh had close links with “the higher echelons of the bureaucracy”, and had influenced appointments to key positions. As a result of “this deep nexus”, he was allegedly extorting money by flouting his close proximity to bureaucrats"
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."
Feb 1, 2015 Attempts made by bureaucrat to stop Matang arrest, alleges CBI: "Sinh, during his custody, had made attempts to allegedly browbeat the CBI sleuths with his “contacts” and even made calls to the senior bureaucrat to make a last-ditch attempt to prevent himself from getting arrested,"
Jan 31, 2015 Saradha Scam: CBI Arrests Former Union Minister Matang Sinh: "his alleged "deep nexus" with a senior bureaucrat in the Home ministry, who had purportedly helped him evade arrest."
Jan 29, 2015 Two MLAs Disqualified From UP Assembly After Lokayukta Probe: " Two MLAs Disqualified From UP Assembly After Lokayukta Probe Lucknow | Jan 29, 2015 PRINT More Sharing Services Share on facebook Share on pinterest_share Share on twitter Share on email COMMENTS In the first such action, two MLAs-- Bajrang Bahadur Singh(BJP) and Uma Shankar Singh(BSP)--were today disqualified from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly by the Governor on the recommendation of Lokayukta which indicted them for alleged irregularities."
Jan 27, 2015 Telangana CM drops deputy amid corruption charges
Jan 27, 2015 Political corruption is root cause of poverty: Governor
Jan 24, 2015 Here's my 500: Kerala netizens use Facebook to protest against minister accused of corruption
Jan 23, 2015 Another plaint against CM in Arkavathi case: "Another complaint filed against the chief minister before the Justice H S Kempanna Commission has claimed that the chief minister deleted 700 acres from Arkavathi Layout on March 31, 2014."
Jan 22, 2015 Bar baron who challenged Mani and shook Kerala: "has come up with audio recordings in which bar hotel owners were reportedly heard discussing bribes they had paid to Finance Minister K M Mani for renewal of their liquor licence. Last November, Ramesh said their association had paid Rs 1 crore against the minister’s demand of Rs 5 crore"
Jan 21, 2015 'CBI to question Mukul Roy next week': "Sources tell TIMES NOW that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's aide Mukul Roy is likely to appear before Central Bureau of Investigation either on 28th or 29th January."
Jan 21, 2015 Kerala: Finance minister K M Mani took 5 Cr bribe, claims a new audio: "Animon claims that Mani had demanded Rs 30 crore as bribe for not letting the case to be reopened - the 418 bars closed on March 31 last year and to let only 312 bars function."
Jan 21, 2015 Dayanidhi Maran's former secretary held: "The CBI on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with an alleged illegal telephone exchange that purportedly functioned at the Chennai residence of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran."
Jan 20, 2015 Special court summons Madhu Koda, eight others in coal scam case: "Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda has been summoned by a special CBI court to face trial in a coal block allocation case after it took cognizance of the chargesheet submitted by the CBI"
Jan 20, 2015 SC grants bail to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Janardan Reddy: "A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu granted Reddy bail on a bond of Rs 10 lakh and asked him not to enter Bellary, Anantpur and Cudaapah."
Jan 20, 2015 Hindalco coal block: CBI examines Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: "The court had also asked the CBI to examine Singh’s personal secretary, B V R Subramanyam, and “re-examine” former principal secretary T K A Nair."
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 16, 2015 Madan Mitra Remanded to 14 Days' Jail Custody: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, was today remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a court here."
Jan 15, 2015 http://ibnlive.in.com/videos/522892/watch-delhi-bjp-councillor-caught-on-camera-slapping-mcd-junior-engineer.html: "A BJP Councillor Neeraj Gupta slapped a MCD Junior Engineer who had come to put a stop to unauthorized construction in Sangam Vihar area of Delhi on Wednesday."
Jan 14, 2015 Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials: "The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam."
Jan 12, 2015 Mamata's key aide Mukul summoned by CBI, claims innocence: "Top Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has been asked by CBI to appear before it in the Saradha chit fund scam probe"
Jan 11, 2015 A corruption case, with India at the centre, embroils Norway: "Top former executives of fertiliser giant Yara face graft charges for paying money to the son of a senior official in the Indian Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers."
Jan 11, 2015 Kerala High Court rejects govt plea to withdraw palmolein corruption case
Jan 9, 2015 Debate: #AiyarTerrorLogic controversy: "Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday (January 8) described the terror attack in a satirical magazine office in Paris as a "backlash", noting that Muslims were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan without any discrimination of being "innocent" or otherwise."
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."
Jan 8, 2015 SAIL Recruitment Scam: Sons of BJP MP, Ex-J'khand Guv Named in Chargesheet: "The sons of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Satyanarayan Jatiya and former Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi have been named along with 11 others in the charge sheet filed by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitments at Bokaro Steel Plant."
Jan 8, 2015 BSP’s ex-MLA offers Rs 51cr to killers of French scribes: "he offered to pay Rs 51 crore to "anyone who comes forward and claims responsibility for the attack". "All our parties must introspect about why such elements are able to become lawmakers.""
Jan 8, 2015 Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar calls Paris attack 'obvious backlash' to war on terror: "ongress RajyaSabha MP Mani ShankarAiyar called the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as an "obvious backlash" to the "war on terror"."
Jan 7, 2015 Debate: Kickbacks for #JunkChoppergate - 1: "A day after TIMES NOW exposed how UK armtwisted India into buying junk choppers in 1985, the channel connects the dots to 2012 scam and exposes the full choppergate web. Declassified UK documents have blown the cover over the real story as to why India bought 21 Westland choppers in 1987, choppers which went on to claim 10 Indian lives and were grounded within 30 months. But, nearly 30 years later, it's these very junk choppers which were used as a front for middleman Chirstian Michel to be paid nearly 130 crores which according to Italian prosecutors was part of the kickbacks in VVIP chopper scam."
Jan 4, 2015 Tripura CM is 'kingpin of corruption': Congress
Jan 3, 2015 Rajasthan: Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra’s firm cancelled: "The government has seized approximately 360 hectares of land that the firm had bought in 2010."
Jan 3, 2015 Son-in-law or son-in-lawless? Let the law decide: "Nobody knows what exactly he did for a living. But everybody is aware that he was treated like a VVIP, minus any duties and responsibilities."
Jan 3, 2015 BJP begins action against Vadra: "BJP began action against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. Rajasthan government has cancelled mutation of 360 hectare of land which was allotted to people displaced from Mahajan Fieldfiring Range in Bikaner. This includes land bought by Robert Vadras Sky Light Hospitality in January 2010 in Gajner and Goliyari villages."
Jan 2, 2015 ‘pk’ piracy: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav ‘downloads’ controversy: "he decided to make the film tax-free after watching the pirated version is creating quite a storm."
Jan 2, 2015 Saradha group transferred funds to Madan Mitra: CBI to court: "huge funds were transferred to state Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra by the Saradha Group and that he had played an active part in connivance with group Chairman Sudipta Sen in the scam."
Jan 1, 2015 Bihar Govt Weakened Anti-Corruption Bodies in 2014: Sushil
Jan 1, 2015 Pirate Akhilesh: UP CM says he 'downloaded' PK, gets ridiculed on Twitter: ""People had been telling me for many days to watch PK. I downloaded it a few days ago, but only found the time to watch it last night. I liked it immediately and decided to make it 'tax-free' so that more people can watch it.""
Jan 1, 2015 Tax notice for Robert Vadra's firm: "Robert Vadra's controversial land deals are back under Income Tax scanner. Vadra's firm Skylight hospitality has now been served with a tax notice and the firm has been asked to furnish agreements to purchase and sale of immovable properties since 2005-06. The principal officer has been summoned by I-T department."
Jan 1, 2015 Saradha scam: TMC MP Idris Ali says 'touch Mamata Benerjee and West Bengal will burn': "All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Idris Ali from Basirhat has threatened to resort to violence in West Bengal if Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is framed in the Saradha scam. 'Touch Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal shall burn,' the TMC MP warned on Wednesday."
Dec 31, 2014 Lokayukta cops seek info on Vyalikaval house: "Vendon was arrested by the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force in 2011 in connection with the fake bills scam. The scam is estimated at Rs 1,539 crore in three divisions – Gandhinagar, Malleswaram and Rajarajeshwarinagar."
Dec 31, 2014 Vadra’s firm gets a tax notice: explain land, financial deals: "The I-T, sources said, has sought details of Skylight Hospitality’s transactions with DLF, its association with Onkareshwar Properties and “cost of acquisition of commercial colony licences” in Haryana. Skylight Hospitality held 3.53 acres of land in Manesar, Haryana and 470 acres in Bikaner, Rajasthan"
Dec 28, 2014 Odisha government neck deep in corruption: Congress
Dec 28, 2014 Robert Vadra owned excess land in Haryana: Report: "Robert Vadra's murky land deals in Haryana have come back to haunt him. A probe by two senior officers of the Haryana government has found that his company Skylight Hospitality owned land way beyond the prescribed limit in the state at a time when he got the licence for the controversial land in Shikhopur in Gurgaon."
Dec 26, 2014 Majithia questioned by ED in drug money laundering case: "Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia was today questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the alleged Rs 6,000 crore money laundering drugs racket case."
Dec 25, 2014 Jammu and Kashmir- Congress list has all, scamsters, sex accused and molesters: "The party's candidates in the ongoing assembly polls in the state include alleged scamsters, militants turned counter-insurgents, one former minister accused in a sex scandal, another in molestation, and another senior leader recently caught in a phone-tape, promising job to a young woman in return of sex."
Dec 25, 2014 Bad enactment, no enforcement
Dec 25, 2014 Brazen display of power by Jharkhand Cong MLA: "Supporters of Congress MLA from Jharkhand Bidesh Singh openly flout norms, fire gun shots during a victory rally. Bidesh Singh won on a Congress ticket from Panki consituency in Jharkhand. The MLA was also given a gun salute during his victory rally in Panki. This was the third time he won from Panki assembly constituency."
Dec 24, 2014 Money in elections root cause of corruption: Ex-CEC Quraishi: "Money generated from scams has begun to play a role in the polling process in India while the need for funds for election is the root cause of corruption, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi said"
Dec 20, 2014 Plane Jones Pvt jets are crucial quid pro quo in corporate-politico ties: "The Cobrapost Investigation Reveals Politicians use chartered flights even when commercial flights are available They often resort to personal use They are not making any payments for the flight They are using them not just during election time Even ministers in office do not mind flying in planes provided by industrial houses and corporate bodies Political parties are not disclosing their star campaigners’ travel details to the EC fully"
Dec 19, 2014 BJP suspends abusive neta: "BJP suspended India's most abusive politician Prahlad Gunjal, exposed first on TIMES NOW. He was suspended for using filthy language but is that enough? Shouldn't the party expel him?"
Dec 19, 2014 Robert #VadraEscapeRoute drafted?: "IAS officer Ashok Khemka has sought registration of an FIR after an RTI filed by him found that two pages of a file pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal are missing from government records. Admitting that the pages were missing, Chief Secretary P K Gupta said an internal inquiry has been instituted in the matter and efforts are on to reconstruct the file. Khemka, who had over two years back cancelled mutation of the land deal between Robert Vadra's company and DLF, said, official notings pertaining to setting up a three-member committee by the previous Hooda government, which gave clean chit to Vadra's firm, are "missing" from the main file."
Dec 19, 2014 From jail to AC cabin, in one hour - Madan back in state territory
Dec 19, 2014 MLA booked for abuse regrets, CMHO resigns: "Government doctors, meanwhile, boycotted work for two hours in Rajasthan demanding arrest of Gunjal. "All the in-service doctors across the state boycotted work from 9 AM to 11 AM against the MLA's behaviour and to demand his arrest for threatening and abusing CMHO,""
Dec 19, 2014 Coal scam: CBI files progress report in case involving Darda: "A month after a special court refused to accept CBI’s closure report and directed it to further investigate a coal scam case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others"
Dec 19, 2014 AAP asks telecom minister to resign over ‘Reliance link’: "alleged impropriety and conflict of interest on the part of Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and former UPA minister Manish Tewari in connection with Reliance Industries. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/aap-asks-telecom-minister-to-resign-over-reliance-link/#sthash.kY2U4YGK.dpuf"
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"