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May 8, 2014 Our Criminal Netas: "Among the candidates for the first eight phases, those with criminal cases include: RJD 72%, NCP 53%, CPI(M) 37%, BJP 33%, Congress 27%"
May 7, 2014 BBC: The political dynasties behind the Indian election: "But even as the Gandhis appear to be on the decline, other political dynasties have emerged."
May 5, 2014 Rs 4.9 lakh recovered from cop: "complainant alleged that he was arrested in gambling case and Mane demanded Rs 2 lakh from him to not arrest. After much bargaining, Mane was brought down the amount to Rs 1.50 lakh on Thursday. "
May 5, 2014 Locals thrash drunken lady police officer in Delhi: "On Sunday evening at around 10 pm a lady inspector Anu was on her way back home in her white car from market along with SI Laxman, both were drunk."
May 1, 2014 Muslims who don't vote for SP not true Muslims: Abu Azmi: ""A Muslim, who does not vote for SP and talks against it is not a Muslim. His DNA test should be conducted. See whether he is from RSS,""
Apr 28, 2014 Corruption creeps into every nook and cranny of India: "A citizen goes to a government office (still run the way the British colonials had organized it). His file — papers stacked on a matted pad and tied with a string — must pass several layers of bureaucracy. Palms must be greased every step of the way, including the peon who physically carries the file desk to desk."
Apr 28, 2014 Admin tries to sack, govt shields corrupt staffers: "Shockingly, NMC general body too has saved the staffers by rejecting the administration's decision to dismiss them."
Apr 28, 2014 More seizure from Arthur road jailor's house: "The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) probing the bribery case against superintendent of Arthur road jail Vasudev Barkule on Tuesday found yet huge assets of cash, gold ornaments, fixed deposits in his home town Nanded taking the total figure tune to Rs two crores."
Apr 28, 2014 Corruption kills: "Forty five-year-old cardiologist Pankaj Gupta and his four-year-old daughter Liveshya have become the latest additions to India’s most heartbreaking statistic — the number of people killed in road accidents in the country."
Apr 27, 2014 Two policemen held while taking 50k: "that Shingate and Naik were investigating the case and had demanded Rs 5 lakh from Harpale to stop investigations against him."
Apr 27, 2014 Crime branch official booked for taking bribe: "Assistant police inspector Kailash Sangle of the Crime branch (CB) control was caught by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh from a transporter on late Saturday afternoon."
Apr 27, 2014 Indian Corruption Company Unlimited: "he said, the INC had given Rs 800 per voting member, PRP Rs 600 and TDP only Rs 400. The party representatives had all come around in the night, spreading out furtively in the narrow lanes of his village, visiting every house, distributing cash, an aluminium foil packet of biryani and a 180 ml bottle of rum."
Apr 22, 2014 Shazia Ilmi: Muslims too secular, be communal this time: "Ahead of the Delhi assembly elections in 2013, when Ilmi had contested for the MLA seat from RK Puram, her name was embroiled in an alleged sting operation showing her and several other AAP candidates asking for donation in lieu of favours."
Apr 13, 2014 India’s pro-rapist lobby: "“Boys will make mistakes,” Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav said of rape, on Thursday. His remarks making light of such a heinous crime illustrate just why the feminist battle in India has barely begun."
Apr 12, 2014 Women having consensual sex outside marriage should be hanged: Abu Azmi: "Joining the group of India's retrograde politicians now is Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi. The SP leader said that sex out of marriage should be punished by stoning. He also backed death penalty for both men and women, irrespective of whether it is rape or consensual sex."
Apr 11, 2014 Mulayam to Abu Azmi: Latest rape remarks new low even for SP
Apr 11, 2014 BBC: Why is Indian politics dominated by dynasties?: " We are essentially a feudal culture” Manini Chatterjee Political commentator"
Apr 11, 2014 25k illegal Bangladeshi migrants too will vote this time: Corporator: "Shockingly, most of these illegal migrants have got voter identity card and Aadhaar card, he said and also released pictures of migrants showing their voter identity cards. “They got these cards by paying a meagre Rs 200 to Rs 300. Now they will also decide the course of our democracy,”"
Apr 11, 2014 AAP to take gangster Ansari's support?: "Huge controversy after Don turned politician Mukhtar Ansari backed off from a contest in Varanasi against Modi, calling for unity against the BJP's prime ministerial nominee. Now, Arvind Kejriwal seems open to joining hands with the controversial leader to better his chances against Modi in Varanasi."
Apr 11, 2014 Mulayam's rape remark an insult to womanhood: Ujjwal Nikam: "Mulayam Singh Yadav's defense of rapists has stirred a hornet's nest, with his rivals gunning for his head. Watch the video for reactions to his comment."
Apr 11, 2014 SP shocker again, Abu Azmi says punish sex out of marriage by stoning: "Joining the group of India's retrograde politicians now is Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi. Azmi, in an interview, has said that sex out of marriage should be punished by stoning."
Apr 11, 2014 Communal divide evident as Muzaffarnagar votes for LS polls: "Voting in the riot-battered western Uttar Pradesh took place in the third phase of LS polls on Thursday. The worst hit Muzaffarnagar saw 69 per cent turnout, however, the divide between communities in the region came fore with an increased turnout."
Apr 10, 2014 Debate: Mulayam pro rapists? - 1: "Stoking a controversy, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday (April 10) questioned the death penalty for rape, saying "mistakes" by boys happen sometimes, sparking outrage among rival parties and women's groups. The former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also said there was a need to change the new anti-rape law so that those misusing it are punished."
Apr 10, 2014 Mulayam now #BackingRapists: "In highly controversial remarks, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday (April 10) said there was a need to change the anti-rape laws as "boys commit mistakes" for which they should not be hanged."
Apr 10, 2014 Mulayam defends rapists, says boys make mistakes, but can't hang them: " In a highly shocking statement on rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that 'sometimes boys make mistakes.' Yadav even went on to add that if his government comes to power, they will try to amend the law."
Apr 10, 2014 Mulayam's shocker on rape: 'Boys make mistakes, why hang them?': "Addressing a rally in Moradabad, Mulayam said, "rape accused should not be hanged. Men make mistakes." The SP chief further said he will support provision for legal action against those who misuse the rape act."
Apr 10, 2014 Rowdy Azam spoils Arshad's campaign: "Brigade’ Azam, 40, a resident of Pulikeshinagar and a dealer in used cars, was seen campaigning for Bangalore Central Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad in an open jeep near Nagawara Junction on Tuesday night. The Bharathinagar police swung into action and took him into custody on Wednesday."
Apr 10, 2014 Mulayam now #BackingRapists: "Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav made a shocking comment. Building a case for rapists, Mulayam says, "Boys make mistakes sometimes and there is no need for a death penalty for rape." He assured voters that SP will change the laws when they come to power."
Apr 10, 2014 Mulayam says boys make mistakes, death penalty for rape needless: Reports: ""Rape ke liye phaansi dena ghalat hai, ladkon se ghalti ho jaati hai, hum satta mein aaye to kanoon mein badlav karenge (Handing death sentence for rape is not fair... boys make mistakes... there will be changes in the law if we come to power).""
Apr 8, 2014 Woman whose breasts were slashed becomes mentally unstable: "A 23 year old woman who was sexually assaulted in a brothel for over one week has become mentally unstable due to the trauma she went through."
Apr 5, 2014 नागपुरः पुलिसवाले ने 65 साल की महिला को बेरहमी से पीटा: "नागपुरः पुलिसवाले ने 65 साल की महिला को बेरहमी से पीटा"
Apr 5, 2014 Imran Masood gets an edge over rivals in Saharanpur with his anti-Modi rant: "Positive publicity or negative publicity, it sure grabs eyeballs. At the moment, the person who seems to be cashing in on all the limelight he received for his remarks on Narendra Modi is Imran Masood."
Apr 4, 2014 Delhi Shahi Imam urges Muslims to vote for Congress, reject SP: "Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid in Delhi, on Friday declared his support to the Congress party, saying it will "strengthen" secularism."
Apr 3, 2014 Debate: #PolarisedPolls - 1: "Congress on Thursday (April 3) dismissed BJP's charge that Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari was communalising politics and insisted that the party chief has not violated the model code."
Apr 3, 2014 Debate: Tactical Muslim voting? - 1: "The BJP accusation came against her against the backdrop of Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari meeting her with a delegation at her residence in Delhi yesterday during which she had favoured that secular should not be divided. She reportedly told them that she had embraced politics after hesitation to help nurture the cause of secularism and appealed for a united move to stop the secular vote from splitting."
Apr 3, 2014 Did Masood release video himself?: "Days after Congress candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood's video threatening to kill BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi sparked a row, BJP and SP have made a shocking charge claiming that it was Masood who engineered the video leak in an attempt to polarise votes and get cheap publicity."
Apr 3, 2014 Cong-Shahi Imam 'deal' in trouble: "A day after TIMES NOW highlighted details of secret Shahi Imam-Sonia Gandhi meeting, controversy breaks out over fight for muslim votes. BJP has launched an all-out attack at the Congress, with party's PM candidate Narendra Modi mounting offensive on the Congress President. Meanwhile, Shahi Imam's brother has also lashed out at Congress, saying the party betrayed Muslims."
Apr 2, 2014 Subramanian Swamy alleges, Sonia is openly seeking votes in name of religion: ""she (Sonia) making an open appeal to minorities. The Catholic Bishops in Kerala have declared that Catholics will vote for Congress. Point is, she has never disowned such things."
Apr 2, 2014 Cong, SP and BSP rush to Bukhari: "the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have gone after the Muslim vote by reaching out to Muslim cleric Syed Ahmed Bukhari. In fact Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a Muslim delegation led by Bukhari yesterday to make one of her strongest appeals to minorities ahead of a difficult election. The meeting was attended by Congress' Ahmed Patel, Rajiv Shukla and Sonia Gandhi along with Shahi Imam and six representatives of states."
Mar 30, 2014 India’s C curse: "India’s chaotic political, social and economic system is a victim of the C malaise — corruption, casteism, communalism, Congress, communism, crime, consumerism, Central Bureau of Investigation, crass capitalism (now, crony capitalism), and ‘chamchagiri’ (favouritism and nepotism) among others!"
Mar 30, 2014 Corrupt engineer caught red-handed in Gurgaon: "The state vigilance bureau, Gurgaon, arrested the superintendent engineer (SE) of the public health department, Palwal, at Rajiv Chowk while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a government contractor in return for approving his bills of works"
Mar 28, 2014 Debate: An abusive election - 1: "But, it is no longer restricted to mere political fight. Congress Candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood's remark threatening BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has trigerred a big controversy. While the BJP has demanded action against him by the Election Commission, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has chosen to campaign for the same candidate in Saharanpur. Will Rahul's endorsment backfire?"
Mar 28, 2014 Punjab Police DSP arrested for corruption, dismissed: "Huge amounts of ill-gotten cash were also seized and the DSP's interrogation was going on."
Mar 28, 2014 Endorsing hatemongering?: "From name calling, to personal attacks to open challenges, 2014 elections has witnessed it all. But, it is no longer restricted to mere political fight. Congress Candidate from Saharanpur Imran Masood's remark threatening BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi has trigerred a big controversy. While the BJP has demanded action against him by the Election Commission, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has chosen to campaign for the same candidate in Saharanpur. Will Rahul's endorsment backfire?"
Mar 27, 2014 Land fraud taint on Jyotiraditya Scindia, family: ""The Kamla Raje Charitable Trust sold 0.146 hectares of land to Narayan Builders and Developers Ltd through Jyotiraditya Scindia Charitable Trust despite it being declared a government land by high court in 2006," said complaint Surendra Srivastava. The Gwalior bench of the high court had declared it government land on April 3, 2006. "
Mar 27, 2014 Gwalior's 'maharaja' Jyotiraditya Scindia 'poorer' than Kamal Nath: ""Scindia's wife Priyadarshini has movable assets worth Rs 11.51 lakh only and has no immovable assets. And she earns just Rs 2,320 annually compared to Jyotiraditya's annual income of Rs 40.06 lakh. On the contrary, Kamal Nath's wife earns more than him. As per the affidavit submitted to EC, Alka Nath's annual income is Rs 22.93 lakh compared to Kamal Nath's annual income of Rs 17.46 lakh.""
Mar 26, 2014 UP horror: Teen made to run for life, stabbed to death for protesting molestation: "Even after big claims about women safety by Uttar Pradesh Police, girls do not seem to be safe in the state."
Mar 25, 2014 Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests two cops for demanding bribe: "Two policemen of Chamorshi police station were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for demanding a bribe from a villager to release his motorcycle, kept illegally in the police station after illicit liquor was seized from him few days ago."
Mar 19, 2014 Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests electricity board official employee for taking bribe of Rs 22,000: "An assistant revenue official of the electricity distribution company, Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 22,000 in Baran district"
Mar 17, 2014 Indian women failing to get access to basic public services due to corruption: Report: "study focused on eight public services namely, Drinking Water, Electricity, Public Distribution System (PDS), Public Health/Hospital care, Housing, Municipal, Police and Judiciary."
Mar 17, 2014 Indian women failing to get access to basic public services due to corruption: Report: "study focused on eight public services namely, Drinking Water, Electricity, Public Distribution System (PDS), Public Health/Hospital care, Housing, Municipal, Police and Judiciary."
Mar 17, 2014 Remove cumbersome regulations to limit bureaucratic corruption (Comment: Special to IANS): "We are focusing too much on corruption at the level of politicians and not focusing enough on how the bureaucracy functions, supports and connives to make it all possible."
Mar 17, 2014 In India, fight is between social welfare and self-interest: "Let’s not forget what Mahatma Gandhi said — that we are not simply interested in exchanging the rule by white sahibs for rule by brown sahibs. Unfortunately, this is exactly what has happened. What we need, more than anything else, is a revolution to free us from the clutches of bureaucracy."
Mar 14, 2014 Shame: Bihar villagers shave off orphan girl's head, parade her with blackened face: "Her sin: she was chatting with a boy in the village. The local panchayat made the eight-year-old girl roam around the village with her head shaved, and her face painted with black ink."
Mar 13, 2014 इंदौर में 'सिंघम' बरपा रहे कहर, आमिर ने दिया बेस्ट सिटी अवॉर्ड: "इंदौर में दिनदहाड़े हो रहे अपराधों पर काबू पाने के लिए शहर की पुलिस कानून जेब में और डंडा हाथ में लिए एक बार फिर चश्मा लगाकर सड़कों पर है. किसी को घर से निकाल कर तो किसी को सोते से उठा कर, सड़कों पर डंडे से न्याय कर रही है."
Mar 12, 2014 No Country For Honest Officers: "How the 'system' deals with whistleblowers is well illustrated by the case of K.M. Abraham, the SEBI board member who investigated the Sahara scam"
Mar 12, 2014 Book Leaders Indulging in Hate Speech: SC to Police: "The PIL had said that in Andhra Pradesh, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi had allegedly made hate speeches and was arrested for them. But after being released on bail, he had again made similar speeches in Nanded, Maharashtra, it alleged."
Mar 8, 2014 Govt. maternity hospitals deliver little: "hough the OP is usually a one-day affair, patients are forced to stay on the roads for a week, till all the tests are done and the reports arrive."
Mar 8, 2014 Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 Muslim leaders charged by SIT: "Apart from Rana, the others chargesheeted are BSP MLA from Charthawal Noor Saleem Rana, party MLA from Miranpur Maulana Jamil, Congress leader Saeed-uz-Zama, his son Salman Saeed, city board member Asad Zama Ansari, ex-member of the city board Naushad Qureshi, trader Ahsan Qureshi, Sultan Mushir and Naushad"
Mar 6, 2014 India: Police password lost for eight years as complaints mount: "Delhi officers could not operate a portal holding more than 600 complaints - a lapse that has gone undetected since 2006, the Indian Express Newspaper said. The complaints came from India's anti-corruption agency, called the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)."
Mar 6, 2014 Asaram sexual assault case: UP school principal refused Rs 50 lakh bribe to prove victim was adult: "The document relates to the date of birth of the sexual assault victim as mentioned in her Class 2 admission records."
Mar 6, 2014 FTP: Is this election going to be marked by a culture of violence?: "The day the Election Commission announced the dates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in the national capital, Lucknow and Gujarat. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether this election going to be marked by a culture of violence."
Mar 5, 2014 Thane ACB traps two constables for graft: "The duo allegedly asked the driver for Rs 30,000 and claimed that the grocery, which he was transporting in the truck was illegal."
Mar 4, 2014 UP: 25 die ‘unattended’ in Kanpur hospital as doctors’ stir enters day 4: "Much of the doctors’ ire is directed at Solanki, whom they blame for instigating the police to storm the GSVM campus and lathicharge students in the hostel. "Students were beaten up savagely. They were dragged out from hostels and lined up. Lathis rained on them; their laptops, cellphones were all thrown away,""
Mar 3, 2014 India among most dangerous places in the world: "government data show that India is among the most dangerous places in the world as far as bomb blasts per year are concerned - next only to Iraq and Pakistan, with even war-torn Afghanistan and Syria doing better."
Mar 3, 2014 Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP: "After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order to secure the area."
Mar 3, 2014 Farooq's 'maha chors' comment sparks ruckus in Kashmir assembly: ""Kashmiri chor nahi, maha chor hai (Kashmiris are not just thieves, they are the biggest thieves)," Abdullah said at a function while releasing the 'citizens report on state of renewable energy'. "
Mar 2, 2014 CJ Expose: Official caught red handed while taking bribe: "CJ's Mushtaq Khan and Asif Shafi blew lid on corrupt practices of officials in Jammu and Kashmir. All this with the help of a mobile phone. They caught officials taking bribe on tape and reported the same to state vigilance department ensuring that the corrupt officials are behind bars."
Feb 26, 2014 UPA’s farewell gift: a house for Lalu, rent waiver for many: "the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) granted Lalu’s request, even though he is neither an MP nor the head of a national political party— pre-requisites for allotment of a bungalow in the heart of VIP Delhi."
Feb 26, 2014 FTP: Health Secretary transferred: Do honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system?: "Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was removed by the PMO earlier this month due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat. Desiraju has been transferred to Consumer Affairs Ministry. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts, whether honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system."
Feb 26, 2014 e Lounge: Bombay HC questions parole extension granted to Sanjay Dutt: "The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. 'The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly,' the court said."
Feb 25, 2014 Caught on camera: Shocking display of gun culture in UP: "Uttar Pradesh's gun culture took a turn for worse after Akhilesh took charge as CM of the state."
Feb 25, 2014 Parole extensions: Is Sanjay Dutt getting special treatment?: "The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. 'The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly,' the court said."
Feb 25, 2014 CBI to probe Ram Vilas Paswan's role in Bokaro Steel recruitment scam: "In what could be a major trouble for Lok Janshakti Party supremo Ram Vilas Paswan ahead of elections, the CBI will now investigate his role in the Bokaro Steel plant recruitment scam."
Feb 25, 2014 Bombay High Court questions extension of parole granted to actor Sanjay Dutt: "The Bombay High Court on Tuesday questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. The court was hearing a petition which questioned the discretion used by authorities in granting parole and furlough to Dutt. 'The state government should exercise its discretionary powers properly,' the court said."
Feb 25, 2014 Rajasthan: IAS officer charged with rape, police clueless about his whereabouts: "A month after suspended IAS officer BB Mohanty was charged with rape and sexual exploitation, the police are still clueless about his whereabouts. The 23-year-old IAS aspirant who alleged rape and sexual exploitation by him is now demanding a CBI probe. She said her family is being threatened."
Feb 25, 2014 'No Indian university would admit Ramanujan even today': ""Examinations are not held at proper times; when held they are not conducted well; the grades given are not credible and quite often, even the highest officials have been found guilty of misuse of authority," he said, adding, that as a result industries consider the bulk of Indian graduates as unemployable."
Feb 24, 2014 CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital: "CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse."
Feb 24, 2014 CJ Show: Patients sleep on the streets outside AIIMS: "CJ Suresh Paswan came to Delhi's AIIMS to treat his ailing son. Due to less intake capacity at the hospital, Suresh along with his family have been living on the street outside the hospital. He is one of the many such patients who travel from the far off places for better treatment only to end up living on the streets amidst unhygienic conditions."
Feb 23, 2014 Corruption cases in India on the rise; up 13 pct since 2011: PwC: "Sectorally, 50 per cent said engineering and construction was the most affected, followed by energy, utilities and mining (42 per cent) and government (35 per cent)."
Feb 22, 2014 Why back to back parole extensions to Dutt?: "Six months in jail and no he is not being treated like any other prisioner. With two paroles and three back to back extensions, now questions are being raised over the treatment given to actor Sanjay Dutt. A PIL has been filed in Bombay High Court challenging extension in parole granted to the actor and it also alleges that rules were flouted for the same reason."
Feb 22, 2014 Thane ACB nabs cops from Kharghar for graft: ""The police officials with the help of hawker Mahale would collect a sum of Rs 2,000 as 'hafta' for each of the stalls,""
Feb 21, 2014 Only corruption is holding the city back: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Feb 21, 2014 K'taka: 200 foreign tourists 'beaten up' by police on Valentine's Day: "The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission on Friday took a suo motu cognizance after a Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day."
Feb 20, 2014 नौकरी का झांसा दे फौजियों ने लड़की को बंधक बना किया गैंग रेप
Feb 20, 2014 Welfare scheme or poll gimmick?: "Rahat certificates given out to traders which bear the pictures of Punjab CM and Deputy CM have invited wrath from the Congress who are terming it nothing but a publicity stunt ahead to the Lok Sabha polls."
Feb 20, 2014 Jilted cop shoots woman dead in MP: "A sub-inspector posted at Indergarh police station in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday shot dead a woman with his service revolver here after she allegedly turned down his love proposal yet again."
Feb 19, 2014 MU VC expresses concern at degree scams: "Expressing concern over university's image as the epicentre of degree scams and allegations of a large scale bungling/irregularities in the conduct of exams, publication of result and issuance of degree,"
Feb 18, 2014 ACB exposes racket extorting truck drivers on highway: "Truck drivers plying between Delhi and Jaipur have to pay Rs 5,000 per month to a network of private agents for avoiding fine and seizure of the vehicle. This network has been running with the help of transport department officers."
Feb 18, 2014 Business is bad: most traders admit paying bribes: "Interestingly, 63.8% of wholesale dealers admitted to paying bribes to the police, compared to only 28.2% of retailers."
Feb 18, 2014 Collusive corruption a formidable challenge: CBI
Feb 18, 2014 Indian secularists are too selective in their protests: Taslima Nasrin: "The withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus' has sparked outrage among many, but exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin says Indian secularists are too selective in their protest as they only speak out against Hindu but not against Muslim fundamentalists."
Feb 18, 2014 UP cop held for murder of woman 'raped' by his son: "A sub-inspector of the Uttar Pradesh Police was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old woman, who had filed a rape case against the police official's son a year ago. Bachchu Singh, a resident of Ghaziabad in UP, had allegedly hired a contract killer for Rs. 1.5 lakh to execute his plan."
Feb 15, 2014 Know criminal-turned-politician BSP MP Dhananjay Singh: "The Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, Dhananjay Singh faces serious charges of murder of CMO in the infamous NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) scam, and the murders of Sanjay Nishad and Nandlal on April 1, 2011 in Jaunpur."
Feb 15, 2014 When netas are around, the babus are at play: "The issue is of the over-protection given to bureaucracy. Once you join Government service, there is no fear of loss of job. Even if you are caught red-handed extorting bribes, it takes decades to get rid of you. In a landmark ruling in May 2013, the Madras High Court had said that the Central Bureau of Investigation does not need the Union Government’s nod to probe IAS and IPS officers. This would have affected nearly 300 senior officers, of Joint Secretary or above rank in the IAS, IPS and other services, facing corruption cases across the country."
Feb 15, 2014 Uttar Pradesh: Man thrashed by cops: "A cop caught on camera brutally beating a man in front of Kotawli police station of Muzaffarnagar District. The victim was asked to do sit ups by the cops, and when he refused, he was mercilessly thrashed."
Feb 15, 2014 Plans to target religious sites exposed: "The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe in to the Patna blasts has thrown up startling new information with investigators now finding a link between the Bodha Gaya blasts and the Patna blasts. Sources within NIA have indicated that the probe team recovered documents during a raid at a lodge in Ranchi. Sources have further indicated that the documents recovered expose plans to target several prime locations in Bihar, Bihar Sharif Railway Station, ruins of Nalanda University, convention centre in Rajgir, Jal Vihar, Vishwa Stupa and the Jain Temples in Ranchi."
Feb 15, 2014 In Mathura bureaucrat touches MP's feet: "The Samajwadi Party's (SP) reign in Uttar Pradesh has been marred by instances of rampant rowdyism before and two recent incidents have utterly exposed the continuing clout of the ruling party and its utter disregard for the law. A senior police official and a state bureaucrat showed no hesitation in bowing to party MP Ram Gopal Yadav in Mathura while other party leaders flanked a jailed convict as he declared his return to the party at a news conference."
Feb 15, 2014 National Interest: India Stinc: ""LANCO Infratech, with over Rs 7,500 crore of stressed loans (out of his total debt of about Rs 35,000 crore against a market cap of less than Rs 1,700 crore and declining), and struggling to pay salaries and carrying out sizeable layoffs. It was not declared bankrupt simply because there is no bankruptcy law in India. Among its self-inflicted excesses of go-go times was the purchase of an AUD 750 million coal mine in Australia, which he has now promised his lenders he will resell. But rather than take him to the cleaners, his lenders’ consortium, consisting of 27 banks, led by IDBI Bank, and comprising a galaxy of government and private banks — including the SBI and ICICI, the largest in each category — got together in December 2012 to plan a mega bailout. Now what exactly did he spray in their eyes? Foam?""
Feb 14, 2014 Gwalior CSP booked in PMT scam: "Modus operandi employed by Ajeet and 13 other students was to leave the optical mark reader (OMR) sheets vacant. These sheets were later filled by the MPPEB staff, sources said."