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Nov 19, 2013 Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, RBI and SEBI over chit funds: "The petitioner referred to various chit fund scams including the recent multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal and pleaded before the apex court for its intervention in the matter to prevent the recurrence of such cases."
Nov 19, 2013 Two ‘unqualified’ Jet Airways pilots continuing as examiners: "In a serious violation of directorate general civil aviation (DGCA) rules, two Jet Airways management pilots have been found continuing as examiners despite the validity of their mandatory standardization check has lapsed."
Nov 19, 2013 India set to cancel helicopter deal with AgustaWestland: report: "India has decided to cancel a scandal-tainted helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland"
Nov 17, 2013 Debate: What next for Air India?: "Around 400 passengers and crew of an Air India flight from Jeddah to Mumbai via Hyderabad on Friday (November 15) had a mid-air scare when a cockpit panel indicated that one of the doors was not properly locked, forcing the plane to return soon after take off. The Boeing 747 Jumbo flight AI 964 on Jeddah-Hyderabad-Mumbai route with 380 passengers and 12 crew members took off from the Saudi Arabian city early this Friday morning. But as soon as it was airborne, a warning light blipped in the cockpit about one of the aircraft doors, airline sources said. "The plane AI 964 turned back at Jeddah following door indication coming on during climb,""
Nov 16, 2013 Policemen arrested for robbery: ""On November 7, at 1 pm, while the truck was passing through Mawryngkneng, a group of people hijacked it and redirected it towards the Shillong bypass where the driver and staff were asked to get out of the vehicle. They were freed after reaching Diengpasoh but the bags were taken away,""
Nov 15, 2013 Common salt not for common man?: "Rumors of shortage of salt triggered panic in Bihar and North Bengal resulting in long queues to get hands on the suddenly expensive staple. Even as police have arrested three persons for spreading rumours and cracked down on hoarders, the spike has taken a political colour with the Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) playing the blame game."
Nov 15, 2013 'Can those who sell nation be rulers?': "The tea boy storm continues to rage with BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi renewing attack on Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal. Questioning his mentality, Modi has asked if it is a crime to be poor in the same breath he also lashed out at the Congress, claiming that it would be better to have a tea seller as the Prime Minister than have people at the top post who don't hesitate to betray the nation."
Nov 15, 2013 Sinha blames corruption for Jharkhand's backwardness: "Hinting at the mines scam in the state involving former CM Madhu Koda, he said it were bureaucrats who swallowed more money than Koda. He questioned the CBI why they selected only the polititians for inquiry ignoring the role of such incompetent officials."
Nov 14, 2013 Residents of Campa Cola society fight for their home: "The stand-off between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to disconnect power and water supplies to the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Worli."
Nov 14, 2013 Delhi Govt's ambitious water supply scheme under CBI scanner: "Delhi Government’s ambitious project to provide uninterrupted water supply has come under CBI scanner which has initiated three enquiries relating to tender terms allegedly favouring one of the bidders,"
Nov 14, 2013 West Bengal's protective potato politics: "It's a political move which has once again hit the common man's pocket. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move to clamp down on potato export to Odisha and Jharkhand has left the aam aadmi in a lurch. Potato prices have skyrocketed in Odisha and Jharkhand and the Chief Ministers of the two states have appealed to Mamata to not impose the restriction. Meanwhile outraged trader associations and citizens in Odisha are now threatening to ban export of fish and block the highway which is used to transport food products from Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal."
Nov 13, 2013 ACB arrests probationary police officer for graft: "Toufiq Sayyed, posted at Dahanu police station for the last 10 months, was caught red-handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,500 from a tempo owner on Monday evening. Sayyed had been allegedly extorting money from transporters plying on the busy national highway."
Nov 13, 2013 The Last Word: Is transparency in political parties' funding critical?: "The reports of funding of the Aam Aadmi Party has drawn everyone's attention as the party have been able to collect around Rs 20 crore and most of them being foreign funds. The party claims that the funding is done by NRI's with Indian passport. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discussed the issue with the panel of experts."
Nov 13, 2013 Rajiv wanted Bofors payoffs in Congress coffers, ex-CBI chief says: "Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi wanted commission paid by defence suppliers to be used exclusively for the purpose of meeting expenses of running the Congress, a former CBI director has claimed in his autobiography."
Nov 13, 2013 Campa Cola stand off: Are citizens paying a price for the builder-politician-official nexus?: "The stand-off between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to disconnect power and water supplies to the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Worli."
Nov 12, 2013 WikiLeaks cables on the Gandhis: Scanner on Rajiv, Sanjay, Sonia: "Fresh US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have claimed that Rajiv Gandhi was the "main Indian negotiator" for Swedish aircraft company Saab-Scania before entering politics."
Nov 12, 2013 Rajiv Gandhi 'entrepreneur' in Swedish jet deal, says fresh Wikileaks report: "WikiLeaks revelations from US Embassy cables have projected former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as an arms agent."
Nov 12, 2013 Rajiv Gandhi told me to use arms deal payoffs for party funds: Ex-CBI chief: "Rajiv, he says, had come to know that some senior officers of the armed forces had been surreptitiously collecting huge amounts of money as "commissions" in most defence purchases, quite often in connivance with some ministers, middlemen and civilian officers as well."
Nov 9, 2013 Hooda's Minister in bribery scandal: "A bribe scandal has hit the Hooda Government. Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala revealed a CD at a press conference claiming that the Haryana's Health Minister Rao Narendra was caught on tape accepting a bribe."
Nov 9, 2013 Coaldust On Them Whites: " Congress MP Naveen Jindal and Dasari have been named as accused in an FIR filed by CBI in connection with the coal block allocation scam. Dasari’s company Sowbhagya Media has been booked for alleged cheating and misrepresentation of facts in bagging Amarkonda Murgadangal block in Birbhum district of Jharkhand in ’08. The CBI has alleged that Sowbhagya Media received Rs 2.25 crore as camouflaged investment from one of the Jindal firms within a year of allocating him a coal block. Then law minister H.R. Bhardwaj and Rao, the MoS, were responsible for nixing former coal secretary P.C. Parakh’s moves in 2004 to introduce the auction system for allocation of coal blocks through an ordinance."
Nov 9, 2013 Air India hostess was a regular gold smuggler: DRI: "The two women including an Air India Express cabin crew member, arrested for carrying six kg gold at the Kozhikode airport Friday, were regular carriers"
Nov 9, 2013 I-Day speech row: Is the government trying to control TV news content?: "After advocating a ban on opinion polls, the Congress party on Thursday decided to boycott television debates on opinion polls. The Congress, staring at a massive defeat if pre-poll surveys by news channels are right, defended its warning to electronic media on the coverage of PM's Independence Day speech and called opinion polls unscientific."
Nov 8, 2013 Anti-corruption teams pull off midnight bust: "Directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC) sleuths raided a sub-registrar's office in Guduvanchery on GST Road on Thursday evening and arrested 12 people, including three women touts, and seized nearly 2 lakh in unaccounted money. This included 22,800 that an employee threw out of the window."
Nov 6, 2013 I-T dept releases Rs 400 crore belonging to Mayawati’s brother: "In yet another relief to BSP boss Mayawati, the income tax department has released Rs 400 crore in fixed deposits belonging to her brother Anand Kumar and his group of companies, holding the money to be legit."
Nov 6, 2013 “Corruption An Endemic Problem In India”: "the country needs a structural fix for corruption"
Nov 6, 2013 Fresh trouble for Indo-UAE deal?: "A massive controversy broke out on Wednesday (November 6) over the controversial aviation deal between India and the UAE. TIMES NOW has accessed a PMO note through an RTI which underlines serious concerns and the impact of the controverisal avaition deal. PMO note highlights how the aviation bonanaza deal will lead to the loss of business and reduction on long haul traffic from India."
Nov 6, 2013 Mamata forces vendors to sell cheap, potato disappears from markets: "the WB government put a price ceiling of Rs 13 per kg on the popular Jyoti potato, and instructed the police to lodge FIRs against traders who defied the order"
Nov 4, 2013 NIA seizes 'terror' funds from Bangalore: "In the biggest haul of “terror” money, exposing the chain of terror outfits’ funding, sleuths from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seized Rs 1.14 crore from the account of a City businessman"
Nov 4, 2013 Air India Dreamliner windsheild develops crack while landing in Melbourne: "There was a major scare when an Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Delhi to Melbourne developed a crack in its windsheild while landing at the Melbourne airport on Sunday."
Nov 4, 2013 LTC scam: CBI begins searches in Rajya Sabha secretariat again: "The Central Bureau of Investigation has begun searches in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat once again. On Friday it collected documents from the Secretariat. Thus far it has also raided the premises of MP Anil Sahani, a Rajya Sabha member."
Nov 3, 2013 Pradhanmantri Episode 17: "A group of Indian politicians, including then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, were accused of receiving kick backs from the Swedish company Bofors for supplying missiles to India."
Nov 3, 2013 Leighton faces graft inquiry in India: "Thiess and Minecs Finvest, which is controlled by Vinod Bagrodia, the brother of former coal minister Santosh Bagrodia, won the right to mine the massive Pakri Bawadih coal deposit in Jharkhand state in December 2010. Thiess controls 90 per cent of the joint venture company and Minecs holds the remainder."
Nov 2, 2013 30 Minutes: Why is Mumbai crumbling?: "CNN-IBN brings you how builder-politician-bureaucrat nexus is choking Mumbai and why housing policies like slum, clusters redevelopment have failed?"
Nov 2, 2013 Gurgaon: INLD activists manhandle toll plaza manager: "A CCTV footage showed INLD activists manhandling a toll plaza manager in Gurgaon. INLD activists allegedly beat up the manager when the buses going for a rally were charged."
Oct 31, 2013 City Businessman Shot Dead: "two bullets were fired on him and his body was lying in his car when the locals noticed this and police were informed."
Oct 29, 2013 Ease of doing business in India worsens, World Bank, RBI on same page
Oct 29, 2013 SC raps Sahara Group for non-payment to investors: "The Supreme Court slammed the Sahara group for playing 'hide and seek' and directed it to hand over title deeds of its properties worth Rs 20,000 crore to SEBI, failing which Subrata Roy and other directors would be barred from leaving the country."
Oct 29, 2013 Swiss extradite businessman: "Investigations in Italy and elsewhere in Europe over the past months have indicated that AgustaWestland and parent company Finmeccanica may have paid bribes to secure the contract for the supply of 12 helicopters meant to ferry the Indian president, prime minister and other VVIPs."
Oct 28, 2013 Coal expose 1: MP wanted his people employed: "The Coalgate heat has reached straight to the corridors of 7Race Course Road. In a 2 part disclosure -- TIMES NOW revealed how the former Coal Secretary was under immense pressure during his tenure. Today, TIMES NOW exposes a sensational trail of unsigned documents with the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) between 2005-2008. A series of letters that exposes how a Congress MP was allegedly asserting his position to get 100 Muslims employed in a coal mine in Deogarh District."
Oct 28, 2013 Coal expose 2: Soren wanted bribe from CMD?: "In part two of our expose TIMES NOW expose the extortion racket in the Coal Minsitry. Infact these documents prove that a man allegedly linked to former coal minister Shibu Soren sought a 10 lakh rupee bribe from the CMD of Coal India Ltd. If this charge is infact true, then why hasnt the Prime Minister acted against Shibu Soren?"
Oct 28, 2013 Coal expose 3: 'MoS coal's hunger for money': "In part three of coal expose validate PC Parakh's allegation of a coal mafia within the ministry. The PMO documents reveal how former MoS Coal Dasari Narayan Rao would go to any length to ensure that people fall in line with him and adquate payments were made."
Oct 28, 2013 Scams afflict NMC health dept but officials immune: "The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) administration has come under scanner for not initiating action against health department officials involved in major irregularities, including road sweeping machine and aiwajdar recruitment scams."
Oct 28, 2013 Supreme Court asks Sahara firms to submit title deeds: "The Supreme Court Monday directed Sahara Group's real estate and housing finance companies to give original title deeds of their assets worth Rs.20,000 crore to SEBI as a guarantee towards repaying Rs.24,000 crore of investors' money they had collected under optionally fully convertible debentures."
Oct 27, 2013 Despite corruption charge, Wal-Mart resumes lobbying for India FDI
Oct 27, 2013 FIR against Digambar, Rane in mining case
Oct 27, 2013 IMF sees Indian growth shrinking to 3.8%: "India's economic growth rate will shrink to 3.8 percent this year as the corruption-hit government struggles to restore investor confidence ahead of elections, the International Monetary Fund forecast on Tuesday."
Oct 27, 2013 Time to look at the bribe-givers: "Our response to corruption, as individuals and corporates, ranges from outrage to ambivalence. The bribe-giver gets away in this scenario."
Oct 27, 2013 Indian firms lack policies on corruption: Survey
Oct 27, 2013 'New govt to inherit worse eco situations than 1991 & 1998': "Policies by Congress government have ruined India’s coal sector and resulted in huge corruption, says Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha."
Oct 27, 2013 Government Scams Haul India's Corporate Houses, says Study
Oct 27, 2013 MNS goons vandalise studio?: "25-30 men barged into Raj Kundra's studio during his mix international martial arts programme and demanded entry for the event. When they were denied permission, they destroyed the studio and also allegedly molested a woman employee. Cops claim that these goons came in a car which had a MNS logo on it. However, the cops are still verifying if these men have any link to the political party."
Oct 27, 2013 Remote-controlling bribes: "The 2014 Corruption Risk Index ranks India as an “extreme risk” jurisdiction, alongside fellow notables, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. Bharti-Walmart’s high-profile corruption woes"
Oct 27, 2013 India too corrupt for foreign investment: "Laws like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the US are increasingly making it difficult for India to absorb foreign direct investment. In India, where the political system is financed almost exclusively by the proceeds of corruption, facilitated by civil servants who are suborned in the process, no company can operate without greasing a palm here or shelling out unaccounted amounts there for purchasing real estate."
Oct 27, 2013 Indian companies ill-equipped to deal with corruption and regulatory demands, survey shows: "Bribery and corruption in India remain major challenges to the country’s economy and businesses"
Oct 26, 2013 Assocham writes to PM over 'half baked cases' being slapped on industrialists: "Assocham has written a strongly worded open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh complaining against half baked cases being slapped on industrialists. The letter was written in the backdrop of the Central Bureau of Investigation naming Aditya Birla Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as an accused in the coal block allocation scam."
Oct 26, 2013 Corruption Accusations against Yara Expanded in Norway: "Norwegian authorities have expanded indictment against partly state-owned chemical company Yara by including bribery of persons with a Russian raw material supplier - Phosagro, reports NTB. Yara has long been accused of gross corruption in connection with the use of intermediaries in Libya and India."
Oct 26, 2013 Need for foreign investment: Why Russia can afford crony capitalism, but India can't: "generally a lot of new democracies, East European democracies I mean, tend to be corrupt, as well. Since they not only have recently instituted private property but are also relatively new to the rule of law"
Oct 26, 2013 Filmmakers preferring foreign spots due to red tapism: Bhatt: ""We end up giving money over and under the table whereas when we shoot abroad we get a red carpet welcome, it (shooting) turns out to be cheap,""
Oct 26, 2013 Emerging market companies not doing enough to fight corruption: "Fast-growing firms in emerging countries such as China and India are not sufficiently transparent about their anti-corruption efforts."
Oct 26, 2013 New Corruption Allegations Shake India Govt: "Meanwhile, India’s Supreme Court ordered police Thursday to probe 14 cases of alleged collusion between corporate executives and top bureaucrats in the latest corruption scandal to shake the government."
Oct 26, 2013 Why aren’t scamsters in India made to repay what they loot?: "In the US, Rajat Gupta was called upon to pay up $15 million though the quantum of profits he made through insider trading or helping his friend Rajaratnam in insider trading was only $5 million. The difference in the justice system of the two countries, both democracies, cannot be lost on the discerning — in India the penalty is a tiny fraction of the loot but in the US the penalty is several times the loot with the loot itself being asked to be disgorged."
Oct 26, 2013 'Coal Mafia Exists Within The Ministry Of Coal': ""Coal mafia is not outside the government. It exists within the Ministry of Coal," wrote P.C. Parakh, the then coal secretary to the then cabinet secretary B.K. Chaturvedi on March 22, 2005."
Oct 26, 2013 India: Is the boom over?: "Most recently, some high-profile cases have highlighted the endemic problem of sexual violence against women. All in all a climate of violence not conducive to investment and economic development."
Oct 26, 2013 Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh: "Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Friday clarified his letter on coal mafia in the Coal Ministry saying the letter was written in response to the complaint by former Coal Minister Shibu Soren seeking his transfer. He said there is a lack of transparency which leads to criminality."
Oct 25, 2013 Corruption Currents: From Canceling Deals to Ending Data Agreements: "India began moving to cancel a 556-million-euro helicopter contract with AgustaWestland following allegations that bribes were paid to Indian officials to help it win the 2010 deal."
Oct 25, 2013 Corporate Fraud On The Rise In India: Report: "The number of Indian companies witnessing incidences of various fraudulent practises, including theft of physical assets, corruption and bribery, internal financial fraud and information theft, are on the rise, "
Oct 24, 2013 Irrigation scam: Maharashtra BJP chief to submit proof: "Fadnavis claimed that he would provide enough material to the committee to prove the alleged involvement of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and water resources minister Sunil Tatkare in the scam."
Oct 24, 2013 India moves to cancel Italian helicopter deal over graft scandal: "Italian prosecutors suspect kickbacks worth around 10 percent of the deal -- 50 million euros -- were paid to Indian officials, according to Italian media reports."
Oct 24, 2013 More Indian companies report bribes, corruption: "The report released today shows 71 per cent of those surveyed in India said that their exposure to fraud has increased, up from 67 per cent of respondents who reported such an increase last year."
Oct 24, 2013 Coalgate: I am not above the law, ready to face CBI, says Manmohan
Oct 24, 2013 Rude shock for UPA: Bribery, fraud keep India Inc away from investments: "Fear of fraud, corruption and bribery among senior company executives in India is on the rise with adverse effects on the already slowing economy."
Oct 23, 2013 AgustaWestland given final show cause notice to cancel deal: "The Defence Ministry has issued a final show cause notice to Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland for cancelling its contract worth Rs 3,600 crore for supplying 12 choppers to the Air Force for "violating" the terms of its contract."
Oct 23, 2013 Delhi Police EOW asked to probe alleged corruption in Ggn Toll: "Sources said there is also aproblem of under-reporting of toll."
Oct 23, 2013 Rift between India's biz leaders and its government widens: "Their frustration with India's lacklustre government is clear. Many wait quietly for the saviour they hope will arrive after next year's elections: opposition leader Narendra Modi."
Oct 22, 2013 'The Motive Is To Sully My Reputation': "The IAS officer, who shot into limelight for questioning controversial Robert Vadra-DLF land deals, alleges that news about him is being spread 'to instill a sense of fear in others as to what would happen in the event the desire of the political masters is not fulfilled.'"
Oct 22, 2013 Witch hunt against me after cancellation of Vadra land deal: Khemka: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka said that a witch hunt has begun against him after the cancellation of Vadra land deal. He also said that he has not been served with any chargesheet. Khemka alleged that he was being held guilty by ministers and the media."
Oct 22, 2013 Coalgate: Has CBI FIR led to trust deficit between India Inc and the govt?: "The CBI will file a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on its investigations in coal blocks allocation scam."
Oct 22, 2013 I am being victimized, publicly humiliated for exposing 'public loot', Ashok Khemka says: "In an 11-page letter to the chief secretary PK Chaudhery, he attacked chief minister's principal secretary SS Dhillon and alleged that he along with senior officers had "ganged up" against him and he was facing action for failing to toe the line of the political masters."
Oct 21, 2013 Oppn claims 'proof' against Ajit Pawar: "Maharashtra BJP furnishes crucial documents to the Madhav Chitale Committee investigating the irrigation scam, to substantiate their claims about direct involvement of Ministers in the multi-crore irrigation scam. BJP claimed they would provide enough material to the committee to prove the alleged involvement of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare in the scam."
Oct 21, 2013 Coalgate: Murthy slams FIR, says Birla is a respected man: "Following the CBI FIR which accused Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in the coal block scam, Infosys chief NR Narayana Murthy has come down strongly on the investigating agency saying that such moves could damage India's reputation among foreign investors."
Oct 21, 2013 India is not under Aurangzeb's rule: Veerappa Moily on Birla case: "oil minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said investigating agencies and the judiciary must ensure that India does not become like Russia, where investors are not prepared to go and billionaires are put behind bars."
Oct 21, 2013 'Shocking Extent Of Crony Capitalism in India': "The SC order on Radia Tapes and the furore over the latest, CBI FIR against K.M. Birla and the former coal secretary, underline the need for urgent action"
Oct 21, 2013 'Corporate fraud' by General Motors India, says govt probe panel: "They added that once the company realized that their engines were not consistent in meeting emission norms, the pre-selected and tested engines were fitted to vehicles that were sent for testing by government agencies."
Oct 21, 2013 Colagate and Radia tapes: Is corporate India now under siege?: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will stand by the FIR against Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam when it files a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on the investigations. The status report will include all the 14 FIRs that have been filed so far in the coalgate scam by the CBI."
Oct 20, 2013 Coal scam: PM can’t read every page before signing files, says Khurshid: "External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid backed the PMO statement and said that the PM was not supposed to go through all the details of the file before signing it."
Oct 20, 2013 CBI to initiate enquiry into Radia tapes: "Trouble is far from over for Nira Radia, the corporate lobbyist, as the CBI is all set to launch a preliminary enquiry into possible criminality indicated in explosive telephone transcripts that became public and created a massive political storm. Radia tapes is back and this time it puts the heat on top corporate houses - as the Supreme Court has put at least 8 high valued deals - linked to top business houses - under scanner."
Oct 20, 2013 UP: There should be logic behind ASI's excavation in Unnao, says Kalam: "Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said there must be some logical conclusion behind the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavating gold at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work was taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village after a Hindu Seer Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar claimed that he had a dream in which the former king told him about a buried treasure."
Oct 20, 2013 Follow rule of law, but don't scare away investors: Moily on Birla FIR: "Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and former Infosys Chairman Narayan Murthy have warned that investigations against top businessmen may not augur well for the country's reputation and will drive away foreign investors. The remarks came after the Central Bureau of Investigation filed an FIR against Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in the coal block allocation scam."
Oct 20, 2013 Agustawestland deal: Will Haschke's arrest bring more names to light?: "The AgustaWestland chopper deal is in the news once again after the Swiss authorities arrested a key middleman Guido Haschke on charges of bribery on Friday. The arrest of Haschke is crucial in exposing the Indian link and also establishing the money trail. Guido Haschke is former consultant of Finmeccanica Group companies. He was paid 400,000 euros for 'advisory consultation' and was also assusred 5 per cent commission of the total value of deal."
Oct 20, 2013 Khemka says he has been charged as he cancelled Vadra's land deals: "Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka has indicated that the Haryana government's chargesheet against him could be a retaliation for cancelling Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deal. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Jyoti Kamal, Khemka has vowed to keep on fighting."
Oct 20, 2013 PMO defends PM in Coalgate; IAS officers, corporates angry: "A day after Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla took his grudge to Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the PMO itself came out in his strong defence."
Oct 18, 2013 Need a broader view of issues involved: Manish Tewari on Coalgate: "Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said that it was unfair to hold the Prime Minister responsible for the administrative decisions taken by the government at the bureaucratic level."
Oct 17, 2013 Coalgate: India Inc, ministers upset as CBI names corporates in FIR: "Several of the country's top businessmen are upset after Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, HINDALCO and NALCO were named by the CBI in the coal scam FIR. They say it is becoming impossible to do business in India."
Oct 17, 2013 Coalgate: BJP asks Manmohan to quit as Parakh accuses PM of wrongdoing: "The clamour for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation by the Bharatiya Janata Party has once again gained momentum after former coal secretary PC Parakh on Wednesday said that the onus of approving coal files rested on the shoulders of the Prime Minister."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tapes: SC orders CBI probe: "Observing that tapped telephonic conversations between Niira Radia, politicians and others prima facie revealed "deep-rooted malice", the Supreme Court today ordered CBI probe into six issues relating to corrupt practices being adopted for private gains."
Oct 17, 2013 India Inc jolted by Coalgate storm: "The former Coal Secretary's allegations have sent ripples across the corridors of power in New Delhi. The former bureaucrat has taken the fight straight to 7RCR -- and now the Government is struggling to pacify the corporate fraternity. In fact, many industrialists voiced concerns over the recent development in the Coalgate probe."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tape: SC orders CBI enquiry into 14 instances of criminality: "The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI enquiry into 14 instances of criminality in the Niira Radia case."
Oct 17, 2013 Coalgate: FIR against Birla triggers panic amongst India Inc: "The CBI's FIR against Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and the former coal secretary PC Parakh has triggered panic amongst industrialists and the government as far as investments are concerned."
Oct 17, 2013 Gurgaon: 12 men beat up toll booth staff, flee with Rs 1.85 lakh: "A daring robbery was caught on CCTV when 12 men held up a toll booth on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway on Wednesday night. Rs 1.85 lakh was stolen by the miscreants who came in a car with a red beacon light."
Oct 17, 2013 Major pharmaceutical firm under scrutiny for producing spurious drugs: "Fake drugs are one of India's worst kept secrets. Almost 45 per cent of drugs distributed in the country are manufactured in Himachal Pradesh and a major company based in the state, Vardhaman Pharmaceuticals, is under scrutiny for producing and distributing spurious drugs across the country."