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Feb 1, 2016 Kerala bar scam: Two leaders face fresh bribery charges: "Whistle-blower bar owner Biju Ramesh on Monday opened a new can of worms in Kerala, alleging that Rs.2 crore was paid to then state Congress president Ramesh Chennithala and Rs.25 lakh to Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar as bribes."
Feb 1, 2016 Rahul using students as political tools: Irani: "Lashing out at Rahul Gandhi over his protests at Hyderabad Central University, HRD Minister Smriti Irani today accused the Congress vice president of using education as "battle-ground" and students as "political fodder" to take revenge on her for posing a challenge in his Amethi constituency."
Jan 28, 2016 Ashok Chavan may be prosecuted by CBI in Adarsh Society scam: "In an embarrassment for the opposition Congress in Maharashtra, the CBI could prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Society scam"
Jan 28, 2016 Doctor claims assault by RJD MLA's son: "As arrogance in the attitude amongst netas and their kin continues, another example of VVIP racism was highlighted in Bihar. Doctor, Satendra Kumar Sinha has claimed that he had been assaulted by RJD MLA Kunti Devi's son Ranjit Yadav along with his accomplices, for not giving him the register. Sinha also claimed that the police acted late on his complaint."
Jan 28, 2016 Court orders FIR against Chandy: "The solar scam case snowballed into a crisis for the Congress-led government in Kerala on Thursday after a vigilance court in Thrissur ordered filing of an FIR against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy based on fresh bribery allegations by key accused in the case, Saritha S Nair."
Jan 27, 2016 Solar scam: Chandy took Rs. 1.90 crore in bribe, claims Saritha: " the accused, Saritha S. Nair, deposed before the judicial panel on Wednesday that she had bribed Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Power Minister Aryadan Mohammed on the assurance that they would facilitate government support for her solar projects."
Jan 24, 2016 UP gun culture: Samajwadi Party leader’s son fires 11 shot in public: "Samajwadi Party leader Atique Ahmed's son fired eleven live shots from a gun in a party."
Jan 23, 2016 JD-U MLA suspended for alleged misbehaviour with couple: "Inderpal Singh Bedi and his wife, in an FIR registered at Patna railway station, complained that Alam, his bodyguard and another aide misbehaved with them aboard the train, an official said, adding they passed vulgar comments about the couple who boarded the train from Delhi."
Jan 23, 2016 Kerala bar scam: Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu resigns: "Kerala Excise Minister K.Babu on Saturday handed over his resignation to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, hours after a court ordered a case be registered against him for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.50 lakh."
Jan 23, 2016 Kerala Excise Minister K. Babu resigns: "Kerala Excise Minister K Babu resigned today hours after a Thrissur court ordered the Vigilance department to register an FIR against him in the bar bribery scam."
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 18, 2016 Train harass fire at MLA: "JDU MLA Sarfraz Alam, the son of RJD MP Mohammed Taslimuddin, was booked today for allegedly misbehaving with a woman on the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express yesterday night. The woman and her husband Indrapal Singh Bedi, 36, were travelling in AC 2-tier coach A4 and had boarded the train at Guwahati on Sunday morning. The couple, residents of Virender Nagar in New Delhi, were in Guwahati for a family function."
Jan 18, 2016 Debate: Neta involved but state missing: Where's the state gone?: "On THE NEWSHOUR with TIME NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and panellist - R P Singh, National Secretary, BJP; Dr Sunil Kumar Singh, Leader, JD(U); Srikanth Reddy, Leader, YSR Congress; Ashwini Kakkar, CEO, Mercury Travels; Padma Rao, Senior Journalist and Shailesh Gandhi, Former CIC & RTI Activist discuss whenever there is a Neta involved we find the State Missing until the media takes up the issue."
Jan 18, 2016 Bihar MLA helps husband flee from police station: "Bharti remained inside her white SUV with two armed guards in front of the police station building, sources said. Mandal suddenly jumped into the MLA's vehicle which then sped towards Harda. Soon Kushwaha also left. "
Jan 16, 2016 On Cam: K'taka CM slaps bureaucrat: "Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today stirred up a controversy by slapping a man in Ballari. Siddaraiaham was caught on camera slapping the Municipal Commissioner of Ballari at a public meeting. The CM was here to announce special schemes for the overall development of the district."
Jan 13, 2016 Lalu ordering officials in Bihar?: "RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav finds himself in fresh controversy as a civil servant in Darbhanga has alleged that Yadav had directed him to reappoint a group of health workers. In a letter addressed to the DMCH Patna, the surgeon has complained that Lalu Yadav, whose son Tej Pratap is Bihars Health Minister, had called him and asked him to reinstate women workers in the department and thus, had attempted to interfere in his work."
Jan 11, 2016 Rahul Gandhi’s return trip delayed as there was no one in Europe to carry his footwear: " “There was chaos at Soniaji’s residence with every party worker volunteering to go to Europe, but Narayansamy was unanimously chosen by all to help Rahulji with his shoes,” said a party spokesperson."
Jan 11, 2016 Why India has a ‘low’ crime rate: "As soon as crime graph of a particular region, as reflected in data, rises, the minister responsible reprimands the concerned officer. The officer, in turn, tries his best to keep the numbers to the lowest. One of the ways this is allegedly done is by refusing FIRs. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/why-india-has-a-low-crime-rate/#sthash.Xs2XdEb0.dpuf"
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."
Jan 9, 2016 ‘Lakes gobbled up by developers, government agencies’: " 11-member panel finds encroachments of land worth Rs. 1.50 lakh crore Prominent developers in the city are major encroachers of tanks and tank-beds in Bangalore Urban and Rural districts."
Jan 9, 2016 BDA biggest encroacher in Bengaluru: "The BDA is the biggest encroacher among the government agencies. The Authority has encroached upon 484 acres, covering 41 lakes as per the documents."
Jan 9, 2016 Flight delayed due to VIP pressure, alleges MP; AI denies: "Air India operated its flight to Bhubaneswar at around 12.30 am today against its scheduled departure at 7.30 pm yesterday."
Jan 7, 2016 Seven-day mourning for Mufti Sayeed: "The Jammu and Kashmir government announced a week-long mourning and a day's holiday on Thursday in memory of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. "
Jan 7, 2016 Kejriwal’s latest odd-even ad: A crash course on dodging the law?: "“Namaste. Main Arvind Kejriwal bol raha hoon. Phone mat kaatna (This is Arvind Kejriwal...do not disconnect the call),” says the individual, whom we presume as Kejriwal for his voice, before he goes on invoke Gandhigiri to make his odd-even plan a success."
Jan 7, 2016 BJP, Congress fume over 'Mufflerman' Kejriwal's odd-even advertisement: "“He (Kejriwal) does not abide by the Transaction of Business Rules. Violates the spirit of the law. Does he have no respect for institutions?” she said. Describing “personality cult” as anti-thesis of democracy, the Supreme Court had in May last year barred publication of photos of leaders in government advertisements except those of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India."
Jan 7, 2016 Ajit Jogi to be expelled from Cong?: "The Chhattisgarh Congress today passed a resolution to expel former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi for six years, over allegations of his involvement in a 'poll fixing' case. The final call in this matter would be taken by the party high command, sources said. The Congress on Wednesday had expelled Jogi's son Amit for six years for his alleged involvement in the fixing of Antagarh by-poll and facilitating the victory of the BJP."
Jan 6, 2016 TMC seeks reply from controversial MP: "The TMC has sought a reply from its controversial leader Idris Ali after he openly threatened to break CPI(M) leader Gautam Deb's bones. "I am warning you, that if you say another word against Mamata Banerjee, we will cut your tongue off, chop your legs off, break your back so that you can no longer walk," said Idris. However, the TMC MP when confronted by TIMES NOW, remained unapologetic for his remarks."
Jan 1, 2016 SP workers brandish firearms: "Welcoming Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Nadeems nomination for the post of District panchayat president in the Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, his supporters celebrated the victory by firing.Fire crackers were busted and election code of conduct was thrown to winds with open display of fire arms."
Jan 1, 2016 BJP MLA, supporters vandalise toll booth: "A BJP MLA and his aides vandalised a toll booth near Jhajjar in Haryana after he was allegedly asked to pay the toll tax. The incident was caught on the CCTV camera. The CCTV footage shows the MLA and his aides vandalising the toll booth and thrashing the operator."
Dec 31, 2015 Saradha scam: Trinamool lawmaker denied bail, judicial custody extended
Dec 30, 2015 Chhattisgarh Tapes: Need to stem the rot in elections: "What adds to the gravity is the purported involvement of an incumbent CM ( his family to be precise) and a former CM and his sons. To what depths can the politics fall!"
Dec 28, 2015 Lalu to send Misa and Rabri to Rajya Sabha, get bungalow in Delhi: "Continuing with his strategy of promoting his family members in politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad is all set to send his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and his eldest daughter Misa Bharati to Rajya Sabha in the biennial election for the Upper House next year."
Dec 27, 2015 Lalu Yadav's son Tej Pratap has a Eureka moment: Ride a horse, cut pollution in Bihar: "Firstpost wrote that Tej Pratap, would be happy to be a powerful minister in the state but he certainly appeared ill-prepared to take up such a post. He fumbled twice while reading from the swearing-in text: He spelled apekshit (expected) as upekshit (discarded) and for the second time when he had to read a line 'jab bhi tab ke siwa'. Governor Ram nath Kovind had to correct him twice and prompt the right words when Tej Pratap did a repeat reading. "
Dec 25, 2015 Horse-riding: Bihar Minister’s new mantra to curb pollution: "Hitting the Patna streets on a horse, the Minister reminded many city residents of former bahubali (strongman) and JD(U) legislator (now Independent MLA from Mokama), Anant Singh, who was often seen riding on his horses or horse-drawn carriages in the VIP zones of the capital. “There is so much pollution and traffic jams because of so many vehicles… its better to ride a horse,” said the Health Minister."
Dec 22, 2015 Political party revokes membership after Pajero owner pays toll charges: "A red and white Pajero, which had a huge logo and flag of a political party (known for promoting Pakistan tourism by asking some people to go to Pakistan and doling out rewards for slapping people), pulled in his lane."
Dec 22, 2015 ED attaches Rs 110-cr properties linked to Bhujbal: "senior BJP leader Dr Kirit Somaiya, who has taken on the Bhujbal family, said the current attachment proceedings are under the old cases registered by the ED and the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). “There are several properties linked to the Bhujbal family; they have made investments abroad,”"
Dec 22, 2015 DDCA clean-up can be template for other corrupt units: "There is something rotten in the state of Delhi cricket. There always has been."
Dec 19, 2015 Congress, corruption made for each other: BJP: ""despite being in opposition they (the Congress) are supporting corruption. The country knows the legacy and politics of this family,""
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 13, 2015 Fifth Column: Sonia’s threat: "After returning from another mysterious medical break in a mysterious foreign country, Sonia got the news that the Delhi High Court had accepted that there was merit in the National Herald case."
Dec 11, 2015 Life term for former RJD MP Shahabuddin: "The two sons of Chandeshwar Prasad–Satish and Girish–were bathed in acid in the presence of the MP. As a result, both of them died. According to the FIR, the MP’s henchmen cut their bodies into pieces. Incidentally, the third son Rajesh Roshan managed to flee, but he was subsequently killed by Shahabuddin’s men in 2014 in Siwan district. The former MP’s son Osama was named accused in the Roshan’s murder case."
Dec 11, 2015 Life term for former RJD MP Shahabuddin: "Controversial Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former MP from Siwan Mohammad Shahabuddin was sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the killing of two sons of a local trader Chandeshwar Prasad."
Dec 9, 2015 Former Min holds slippers for Rahul: "At a time when Chennai and other coastal areas of south India are devastated by the floods, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has landed himself in a controversy. While touring rain-affected parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with Rahul ,V Narayanasamy, former Union Minister was seen holding a pair of slippers for the Congress scion who took off his shoes to walk through a flooded area. Narayanswamy was the Minister of state with the Prime Minister's Office in the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government. The 68-year-old Congress veteran then placed them for 45-year-old Rahul, who wore them without any ado."
Dec 9, 2015 #VendettaRaGa: Rahul now accuses PMO: "From crying vendetta to casting aspersions, the Congress Party seems to be using the Delhi High Court summons in the National Herald Case as its most powerful political ammunition against the government this winter session. The vendetta charges paralysed the Parliament for the second consecutive day as Rahul made a sensational charge against the PMO while also dragging in the judiciary. But isn't the Congress taking it a bit too far to serve its own interest at the cost of reforms?"
Dec 9, 2015 Ex-RJD MP Shahabuddin held guilty of abducting, killing two brothers: "Former RJD MP Md. Shahabuddin and three other accused were on Wednesday held guilty by a special court in connection with the murder case of two brothers 11 years ago in Siwan district of Bihar."
Dec 8, 2015 All Oxygen molecules in TN atmosphere to be stamped with Amma’s pic before they are inhaled by inhabitants: "Amma’s smiling pic will be ‘carved’ on the face of these molecules. These ‘modified’ oxygen molecules will then be released into the atmosphere for consumption by normal people.”"
Dec 8, 2015 Vendetta charge not answer to corruption, says Jaitley: "In an exclusive interview to TIMES NOW, rubbishing Congress's charge of poltiical vendetta, Finance Minister and leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley said that a vague charge of vendetta is not an answer to corruption."
Dec 7, 2015 Congress asks Centre to let it keep offices at ‘concessional’ rent: "Standing on the verge of being termed “unauthorised occupants” of four government bungalows including its 24, Akbar Road national headquarters, the Congress has urged the Centre to allow it to use the properties for another three years on “concessional” rent."
Dec 6, 2015 Chennai floods—'Amma' cashing in on tragedy: "In the midst of rescue operations and social media awareness aimed at assisting and rescuing the stranded in rain-hit Tamil Nadu, chief minister Jayalalitha's govt pulled a shocker when delayed relief for the victims came with 'Amma stickers' attached to them."
Dec 5, 2015 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi court orders fresh probe against Jagdish Tytler: "A Delhi court on Friday ordered fresh probe against Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, rejecting the clean chit earlier given by the CBI to the Congress leader."
Dec 1, 2015 ED, I-T raid firms linked to PC's son: "Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths and Income Tax Department (I-T) officials on Tuesday conducted raids at various companies in Tamil Nadu linked with former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti P Chidambaram."
Nov 30, 2015 CBI grills Maran over phone lines: "After getting protection from the Supreme Court against arrest, former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran on Monday appeared before the CBI for questioning in the case of setting up illegal telephone exchange at his Chennai and Delhi residences."
Nov 27, 2015 Disproportionate assets case: ED summons Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh: "CBI suspects that during the 2009-11 period, Singh allegedly invested Rs 6.1 crore in life insurance policies in his and his family members' names through LIC agent Chauhan claiming this money to be his agricultural income."
Nov 27, 2015 SC asks Maran to appear before CBI for six days: "The Supreme Court on Friday directed former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran to appear before the CBI investigators for six days, starting from November 30, for questioning in illegal telephone exchange case."
Nov 23, 2015 Anna Hazare slams Kejriwal for embracing Lalu at Bihar cabinet oath-taking ceremony: "Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for hugging Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad at the swearing-in ceremony of the Nitish Kumar cabinet. "It is not right that Arvind Kejriwal embraced Lalu Prasad. I am glad that I am not associated with Arvind Kejriwal anymore otherwise my name would also have been dragged," said Anna."
Nov 22, 2015 Rs 15 cr for #MulayamBash: "Even as Uttar Pradesh reels from a drought situation, the ruling Samajwadi Party spends 15 cr for Supremo Mulayam Singh's 76th Birthday bash triggering a political fight."
Nov 22, 2015 #SaifaiGalaBack despite drought: "As Saifai gets ready to celebrate Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's 76th birthday tomorrow with great pomp, Opposition questions the splurge as when the state reels under drought."
Nov 22, 2015 'Rebel' UP bureaucrats slam Mulayam's b'day bash: "“It is an insult to the people....many districts of the state have been hit by drought but the government is spending public funds on celebrating the birthday,” said senior IAS officer S P Singh."
Nov 21, 2015 BMW car to Super bike: Know what all Lalu’s sons Tej Pratap, Tejashwi own: "4- Tejashwi studied in Delhi’s renowned RK Puram branch of Delhi Public School but dropped out after class 9th. 5- His total movable assets are worth Rs 1.4 crore (Rs 1,40,93,822). He also owns some properties in Gopalganj and Patna districts. 6- He does not own a car in his name but earns more than his brother. His total income is Rs 5.08 lakh (Rs 5,08,019 as shown in income tax return)."
Nov 21, 2015 Tejashwi Yadav: From Delhi Daredevils' 12th man to Bihar’s deputy Chief Minister: "He dropped out of Class 9"
Nov 21, 2015 Saifai wears festive look to celebrate Mulayam Singh Yadav's birthday: "A cultural extravaganza, including a performance by Oscar- winning composer AR Rahman and his 300-member troupe, has been lined up as part of the three-day bash, which got off to a colourful start yesterday at Saifai, around 200km from state capital Lucknow."
Nov 21, 2015 Kejriwal gets flak for hugging Lalu at Nitish's swearing-in: ""Political capital of the movement sold to symbols of political corruption. Ashamed!""
Nov 20, 2015 SIT arrests Janardhana Reddy in iron-ore export case: "The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Lokayukta, probing illegal mining in the State, on Friday arrested former minister and mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy in connection with a case of illegal extraction, transportation and export of iron ore."
Nov 10, 2015 Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani resigns: "Kerala Bar Hotel Owners Association working president Biju Ramesh comes out with allegation that Mani had demanded a bribe of Rs 5 crore and accepted Rs 1 crore for the renewal of bar licences in April 2014."
Nov 10, 2015 Bihar election: 58% newly elected MLAs face criminal charges: "Altogether 142 (58%) of the 243 MLAs elected in 2015 face criminal charges. RJD tops the list with 46 out of its 80 MLAs in that category. The total figure is 1% up compared to 57% in 2010 assembly election. One MLA has declared himself illiterate while 93 (38%) are 5th to 12th pass, 138 (57%) graduate or above and nine are simply literate."
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."
Nov 7, 2015 SP's mega plans for Mulayam's b'day: "Samajwadi Party will hold district and booth-level functions on "political journey" of party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav across Uttar Pradesh to mark his 76th birthday this month."
Nov 6, 2015 SC declines to stay Anbumani trial in graft cases: "The trial court had on October 7 said that prima facie various offences, including criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under IPC and provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act relating to public servant abusing official position were made out against Ramadoss and several others."
Nov 3, 2015 CBI raids 10 places in chit fund scam: "A total of 246 cases have been registered by the CBI against 128 companies, including Saradha Group, Rose Valley, Unipay 2 U, Jeevan Suraksha, Prayag, Abyss Assam Group Co, Basil International Limited and Daffodils Group of Companies."
Nov 3, 2015 Mani Shankar Aiyar shares stage with Musharraf in Pakistan: "Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today drew strong criticism from the BJP as he shared the stage with former Pakistani president General Parvez Musharraf at the book launch event of Pakistani former Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. Earlier this month, Shiv Sena leaders had blackened the face of former BJP leader Sudheendra Kulkarni at the launch of same book in Mumbai for organising the event for Kasuri in India."
Nov 2, 2015 I wanted Rs. 5 for my meal, child beggar: "The child beggar, who was kicked by the Madhya Pradesh Animal Husbandry Minister Kusum Mahdele, said that he begged her for Rs 5 as he wanted to have his meal."
Nov 1, 2015 Want help? Get a VVIP's boot: "Another act of VVIP racism has been caught on tape. Madhya Pradesh Animal Husbandry Minister Kusum Mehedele was seen kicking a boy who was allegedly seeking her help in Panna. Will the state CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan sack his minister for this shocking behaviour?"
Oct 31, 2015 Saradha scam: TMC Min granted bail: "West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, arrested by CBI in Saradha scam, was granted bail by a lower court in Kolkata. Mitra was granted bail after 10 months of his arrest, against a bail bond of Rs 2 lakh. The CBI did not contest his bail. He was arrested in December last year."
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 23, 2015 Debate: Disclosure or diversion?: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Dr. Sambit Patra, National Spokesperson, BJP; M R Venkatesh, CA & Policy Analyst; Brijesh Kalappa, Spokesperson, Congress and Rahul Narvekar, Spokesperson & MLC, NCP -- discuss BJP's hawala attack charge valid?"
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 20, 2015 Retailer Wal-Mart paid bribes in India?: "The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart made "suspicious payments" towards "thousands of small bribes" totalling millions of dollars to local officials in India, according to a media report. The Wall Street Journal said in a report that Wal-Mart's "suspected bribery" unearthed in India involved thousands of small payments to low-level local officials to help move goods through customs or obtain real-estate permits. "The vast majority of the suspicious payments were less than USD 200, and some were as low as USD 5, the people said, but when added together they totalled millions of dollars," the daily said. According to the report, federal investigators "found evidence of bribery in India"
Oct 20, 2015 Congress involves children in protest: "Along with hundreds of children, Delhi Mahila Congress members protested outside the house of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday morning (October 20) as they accused the party of using children to reap political gains."
Oct 19, 2015 Former Congress man's sexist remark: "Philip warned that if pushed further he would back his allegation with intimate details. "If I start revealing things then many Congress leaders will lose their face," he said. "The truth cannot be covered up if I publicly apologise. When A K Antony was KPCC president and K M Sudheeran was vice president I was secretary of KPCC. I have not made public the exploitation by Congress leaders which is well known to even Sudheeran,""
Oct 18, 2015 Women in Congress perform sexual favours to get party ticket: Cherian Philip: "Referring to Sudheeran’s demand that he should apologize, Philip said, “Out of sheer decency I haven’t revealed many secret things in Congress. If you depict me anti woman, I would be forced to reveal several incidents about exploitation of women by Congress leaders. There are stinking stories about how certain women leaders obtained tickets in elections."
Oct 15, 2015 Kapil Sibal used a friendly judge to frame Pramod Mahajan, says Arun Jaitley
Oct 15, 2015 Watch: Driver ties Kerala speaker's shoes: "Kerala Assembly Speaker N Sakthan has got embroiled in a controversy after his driver was seen helping him wear his footwear at a function at the Assembly complex in Thiruvananthapuram. The incident occurred during a function held in connection with the harvesting of paddy cultivated inside the Assembly garden yesterday in which the speaker took part."
Oct 13, 2015 IPS Officer Thakur's residence raided: "The Vigilance Department on Tuesday (October 13) conducted searches at the Gomti Nagar residence of suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur. The raids come two days after Thakur lodged a complaint at city's Vibhuti Khand police station, seeking registration of a case against UP Vigilance Establishment Director Bhanu Pratap Singh and others for alleged misrepresentation of facts in the Vigilance inquiry report against Thakur. Thakur was suspended after he lodged a police complaint against Samajwadi Party national president Mulayam Singh Yadav, accusing him of threatening the IPS on phone. He has been attached to the Director General of Police (DGP) headquarters ever since."
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 13, 2015 Jitan Ram Manjhi's son detained with Rs 4.65 lakh cash: "In a major embarrassment for ex-Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi ahead of Bihar polls, his son Praveen Kumar was today detained by the police in Jehanabad after he was allegedly found carrying Rs 4.65 lakh in cash in a car."
Sep 13, 2015 Jitan Ram Manjhi’s son detained with Rs 4.65 lakh cash ahead of Bihar polls: "Manjhi, the former chief minister, who is also the President of Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), is in New Delhi for seat-sharing talks with BJP."
Sep 11, 2015 Govt finds Amitabh Thakur guilty: "The Vigilance probe ordered by Uttar Pradesh Government against IPS officer Amitabh Thakur has found him guilty of disproportionate assets. An FIR has been recommended against Amitabh Thakur."
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."
Sep 8, 2015 Ex-minister granted bail in coal allocation case: "A special court here on Tuesday granted bail to former minister of state for coal Santosh Bagrodia, an accused in a coal block allocation case."
Sep 7, 2015 Raja main conspirator in 2G scam: CBI to court: "Former Telecom minister A Raja was the “main conspirator” of the 2G spectrum allocation scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told a special court here on Monday."
Sep 2, 2015 Coal scam: Manmohan Singh knew everything, claims Madhu Koda: "‘If there was a conspiracy, it cannot be complete without the knowledge of the then PM’"
Sep 2, 2015 2G: CBI tells court Raja a habitual liar: "The CBI on Wednesday described former telecom minister A Raja as a “habitual” liar, telling a special court that he advanced the cut off date for submission of applications for 2G spectrum licences."
Aug 30, 2015 'Ironical Sonia supporting Lalu now': "After Sonia Gandhi shared dais with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar at a rally in Patna, BJP on Sunday (August 30) hit back saying the "promoters of politics of family rule, opportunism and corruption" have come together to target it and accused the Congress chief of telling "lies" to attack the Centre As Gandhi attacked the Modi government over "diluting" MNREGA and its Pakistan policy, BJP said the whole world had acknowledged India's tough stand on terrorism but she spoke "lies" while her son and deputy Rahul Gandhi went to border to question the Centre instead of Pakistan. "The promoters of family rule, opportunism and corruption were today at one platform... Sonia Gandhi, you should have shown some shame."
Aug 28, 2015 Delhi to file FIR against Sheila Dikshit: "Delhi Government to file FIR against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Delhi Law Minister submits letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on graft charges against Dikshit in water tanker scam."
Aug 28, 2015 Court to hear Koda's plea seeking summoning of ex-PM on Sep 2: "Ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda's plea seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others as additional accused in a coal scam case will be heard on September 2"
Aug 23, 2015 http://www.timesnow.tv/videoshow/4479806.cms: "Union Minister Smriti Irani today questioned the alleged sale of land meant for a bicycle factory in Amethi to a trust run by his family but the Congress"
Aug 21, 2015 Vadra may lose no-frisking privilege : "Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is likely to be stripped of the privilege of not being frisked at airports as the Home Ministry has given its nod for a review of the list of people who enjoy the exemption."
Aug 21, 2015 ED move to attach Sun TV assets stayed by SC: "The provisional attachment order came as part of an investigation on former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and the latter’s wife, Kaveri Kalanithi, for offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. "
Aug 19, 2015 Rape by four persons not practical: Mulayam: "SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav has kicked a fresh controversy with his comments on rape, sayingwhile one man commits rape, four are named to "settle scores"and that rape by four persons was not "practical"."
Aug 19, 2015 CBI books Raja in DA case: "Raja had amassed assets and pecuniary resources to the tune of Rs 27.92 crore (approx) in his name and in the name of family members and his friend which were disproportionate to his known and lawful sources of income."