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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"
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),”"