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Oct 18, 2015 Rail Neer corruption case: 2 railway officials, businessman arrested: "CBI has arrested two senior railway officials and a businessman for alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other superfast trains. Sandeep Silas, a 1984-batch Indian railway traffic service (IRTS) officer, and MS Chalia of 1987 batch were taken into custody late last night along with Sharan Bihari Agrawal, owner of RK Associates, in connection with the scam, CBI sources said on Sunday. The arrests came after CBI recovered Rs 27 crore cash from Agrawal and his sons Abhishek Agrawal and Rahul Agarwal during searches"
Oct 16, 2015 CBI busts Rail Neer racket; Rs 20 crore seized from suppliers: "CBI today recovered Rs 20 crore in cash during searches at 13 locations against two former Northern Railways officials and seven private firms in connection with alleged corruption in supply of packaged drinking water other than mandatory ‘Rail Neer’ in premium trains."
Sep 10, 2015 Satyam scam: Sebi asks Raju family,others to return Rs 1,800cr: "Besides, they will also have to pay close to Rs 1,500 crore as interest on the disgorgement amount, as the penalty has been levied with effect from January 7, 2009 -- the day Satyam Computer's founder and then Chairman B Ramalinga Raju admitted to a massive long-running fraud at the company."
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."
Sep 2, 2015 4 MCD officials, 2 others get jail terms in a CWG case: "A Delhi court today sentenced five persons, including four MCD officials, to four years jail term each and the managing director of a firm to six years in prison in the first conviction in a 2010 Commonwealth Games scam case."
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 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 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."
Aug 18, 2015 Almost 80% of income of five national parties from unknown sources: ADR: "Income from unknown sources amounts to Rs 673.08 crore which is 79.68% of the total income of the parties. Unknown sources are income declared in the I-T returns but without giving source of income for donations below Rs 20,000. "
Aug 17, 2015 Sebi told to monitor private treaties to stop paid news: "Press Council of India has asked Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to monitor private treaties between corporate entities and media houses for favourable coverage to check paid news."
Aug 15, 2015 IAS officer lands in cricket betting row: "the CID and Income Tax officials searched a 6th floor flat of Maple Block at Golden Grand properties in Yeshwanthpur in Bengaluru recently and found Rs 4.37 crore cash, gold and diamonds worth crores and property documents."
Aug 15, 2015 IAS officer lands in cricket betting row: "Weeks after senior IPS officer Alok Kumar was suspended in connection with the single-digit lottery scam, top IAS officer Kapil Mohan is now in the eye of a controversy with regard to a cricket betting racket."
Aug 10, 2015 HC cancels Dayanidhi’s bail, tells him to surrender in 3 days: "In a setback to former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran, the Madras High Court on Monday cancelled the six-week advance bail he was granted on June 30 in a CBI case relating to charges that he had an illegal telephone exchange functioning in his house while he was Telecom Minister in 2004-07."
Aug 9, 2015 Robert Vadra will definitely be caught: BJP Lok Sabha chief whip Meghwal: "The Robert Vadra land deal "cases" will be brought to their "logical conclusion and justice done in each case without any fear or pressure from any quarter", promises BJP's Chief Whip in Lok Sabha Arjun Ram Meghwal, who has been persistently pursuing the allegedly illegal land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law for the past three years."
Aug 7, 2015 Mumbai journalist who wanted to join ISIS arrested in Delhi: "He said he would visit the Iraq embassy and “submit my memorandum to Caliphate Bagdadi” with the “desire to join the Islamic State as a spokesperson for foreign affairs or a government journalist”, and “willingness to surrender my Indian passport”. He also said he would visit the Pakistan high commission to “expedite my visa request” that he would be in Delhi for five days."
Aug 6, 2015 Duck bribegate, stir Lalitgate: "Parliament is being disrupted again over suspension of 25 Congress MPs from Lok Sabha. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj clarifies her stand in Parliament on Lalitgate, but Congress overturned her defence. And, maintains their ilence on the Goa bribery scandal, and by doing whether Congress is not practising politics of convenience."
Aug 5, 2015 Ex-Goa Minister Churchill arrested: "Arrested in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case, former Goa Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao on Thursday (August 6) said he was innocent and arrested as part of a "political game". Alemao was last night detained from Agassaim village in south Goa at 10.30 PM and later put under arrest around midnight by the Goa Crime Branch police. "I am happy. They have arrested me. This is a political game. I have not done anything wrong," Alemao told PTI while being taken for medical examination during the wee hours today."
Aug 5, 2015 Louis Berger case: Former Goa minister Churchill Alemao arrested: "The alleged bribery scam of $976,630 for the Goa project included kickbacks to a minister, the details of which have not been disclosed by the US Department of Justice."
Aug 3, 2015 You are in jail by choice: Supreme Court bench to Sahara chief Subrata Roy: "http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/you-are-in-jail-by-choice-supreme-court-bench-to-sahara-chief-subrata-roy/"
Jul 29, 2015 Coalscam: Two public servants to face prosecution under Prevention of Corruption Act
Jul 29, 2015 Kamat quizzed by Goa Crime Branch: "The Congress left red faced after former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat was questioned by the Crime Branch in the Goa bribery scandal. With two of Congress's top leaders in the line of fire, the party is now on the back foot."
Jul 28, 2015 Two top Goa Ministers got kickbacks?: "The Congress party red-faced as former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamath and former PWD Minister Churchill Alemao now summoned by the Crime Branch this following the Goa Chief Minister Lakshmikant Parsekar's open statement naming the two in the Louis Berger bribery case where bribes up to 6 crore were paid to secure the Government projects."
Jul 27, 2015 Ex-union minister Thungon jailed for corruption: "Thungon, then minister of state for urban development and employment in the P.V. Narasimha Rao government, along with the other accused, was involved in misappropriating money meant for an irrigation project in Nagaland. According to the CBI, Thungon connived with officials of Nagaland's irrigation and flood control department in placing a bogus order for sausage wire for a project during 1993-94. Investigations revealed that no wire was supplied to the department but payments were made against bogus delivery."
Jul 27, 2015 Retd chief engineer held in Louis Berger case: "In a major development in the pay-off scandal involving a US management consultancy firm, the Goa police today arrested a retired chief engineer A Wachasunder, who headed the Japan-funded project in the state which is currently under scanner. The officer, who was being quizzed by the crime branch since last week, was placed under arrest soon after Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar assured the state Assembly that the guilty would be punished."
Jul 25, 2015 VVIP treatment for Saradha scam accused?: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, has been shifted to a VVIP ward of state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. Hospital authorities confirmed that he was shifted to the VVIP ward as the ward he was admitted to is undergoing repairs."
Jul 23, 2015 BJP MLA claims of offering money to journalists during elections, video goes viral: "she had offered ‘envelopes’ allegedly filled with cash to local journalists at the time of the elections which were accepted by all but three of them returned it."
Jul 21, 2015 Goa: Fmr Cong Mins took bribes?: "Accused of taking bribes from a US based company Louis Berger, former PWD Minister of Goa Churchill Alemao has denied all allegations. He now offers himself up for inquiry, dismissing all allegations of the BJP as baseless."
Jul 21, 2015 Coal scam: Ex-MoS for Coal, ex-Coal Secy summoned as accused: "Former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and retired public servant L S Janoti, were today summoned as accused by a Special Court in connection with a coal scam case."
Jul 21, 2015 Kingpin, who sold land to Vadra in Rajasthan, held: "In a major crackdown, the Bikaner police arrested six people, including the kingpin of the controversial land deals connected to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra."
Jul 20, 2015 US bribery scandal echoes in Goa: "The fallout of a US bribery scandal is being felt in Goa as the former Congress Government of Goa is under suspicion after a US firm admitted it paid bribes in 2009 to bag Government contracts. Now the BJP is demanding a CBI probe against the previous Congress Government led by Digambar Kamat."
Jul 19, 2015 Goa seeks CBI inquiry in water proj: "The bribery of $976,630 for a Goa project by Louis Berger included payments to a minister, details of which have not been disclosed by the US Department of Justice."
Jul 19, 2015 US bribery case: 2 ex-ministers may be involved, says Parrikar: "US firm Louis Berger has been charged with bribing Indian officials for several crores to win two major water developmental projects in Goa and Guwahati. "Since the work was related to JAICA (Japan International funding project), then PWD Minister might be involved, but moreover since it is dealing with the financial approval for the project, there is likelihood that one more minister may be involved," Parrikar said"
Jul 19, 2015 Complainant used as puppet by minister: Amitabh Thakur on rape accusation: "Thakur has said SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav threatened him after his wife Nutan filed a complaint before the UP Lokayukta against the state's Mining minister. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/complainant-used-as-puppet-by-minister-amitabh-thakur-on-rape-accusation/#sthash.19ncUq9K.dpuf"
Jul 15, 2015 CBI arrests Karnataka Congress MLA Anil Lad in illegal mining case: "Sail is already facing prosecution for his role in the export of illegal iron ore. Lad was summoned to the CBI office on Wednesday the afternoon and was subsequently arrested"
Jul 13, 2015 Firms bid for Sahara land in apex court: "The Supreme Court on Monday virtually turned into an auction house when two real estate firms kept raising their bids for the Sahara Group’s 45.71 acre land in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. The parties finally agreed to shell out Rs 150 crore."
Jul 7, 2015 Can't pay Rs 36,000 cr: Sahara: "payment of Rs 5,000 crore in cash and equal amount in bank guarantee — for the release of Roy and others. The court had also asked the group to pay Rs 36,000 crore to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) within 18 months and in nine installments from the date of release."
Jul 5, 2015 Andhra Pradesh government to probe alleged corruption in housing scheme: ""Approximately, Rs 5,500 crores has been looted in 10 years (during 2004-2014) in housing," he said, adding the allegedly looted money would be recovered under the revenue recovery act."
Jul 5, 2015 Undue benefits of Rs 156 crore provided to IT companies: CAG: "Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has found that due to absence of guidelines, IT parks under Information Technology Department in Kerala, extended undue benefits amounting to Rs 156.90 crore to 11 major co-developers."
Jul 5, 2015 Dayanidhi Maran was evasive during questioning; may be called again: CBI: " Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran was "evasive" during his questioning by CBI in a case of alleged abuse of his office in getting installed high capacity BSNL lines at his residences to facilitate speedy transmission of programmes to a TV firm owned by his brother"
Jun 29, 2015 Two Indian cricketers and one West Indian bribed by real estate tycoon, says Lalit Modi
Jun 29, 2015 Co-op Housing- a den of corruption: Court
Jun 28, 2015 Saritha Nair expose shows brothel culture in Kerala government, alleges CPM: "solar scam accused Saritha S Nair, in a recorded conversation, had stated that there is a lobby among Congress ministers in Kerala, who trap women, sexually exploit and exchange them among the colleagues."
Jun 27, 2015 Lalit Modi names three cricketers who were bribed: "former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has alleged that two leading Indian cricketers and a West Indian player had been bribed by an Indian real estate tycoon, who is also a bookmaker."
Jun 24, 2015 Death on the beat: Corrupt nexus threatens journalists
Jun 22, 2015 Lalit Modi fires fresh salvo against Rajiv Shukla, Congress: "In a series of tweets, the former IPL commissioner asked Mr. Shukla to reveal who paid for his private jet trips to London."
Jun 19, 2015 Apex Court sets terms for Sahara chief's release from jail: "The Supreme Court on Friday (June 19) asked jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to furnish Rs 5,000 crore in cash and a bank guarantee of equal amount to secure his release from the prison."
Jun 18, 2015 Debate: #Lalitgate: Can BJP defend Vasundhara Raje too?: "discuss the new twist to the ongoing Sushma-Lalit Modi controversy, BJP leader & Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje providing a witness statement in 2011 in support of scam-tainted Lalit Modi's immigration application in the UK, and whether the BJP can defend Raje too after standing by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who had written to British lawmaker Keith Vaz to allegedly recommend travel documents for scam-tainted Lalit Modi for visiting Portugal."
Jun 18, 2015 Debate: #Lalitgate: Corruption caught red handed?: " discuss the issue of Lalitgate deepening, Congress demanding resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, Raje's son Dushyant getting a sweet deal from scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi, and Raje on Lalit Modi's guest list during IPL season 3."
Jun 18, 2015 Raje's son now exposed?: "The BJP is neck deep in trouble. Three prominent leaders - Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh - are now entangled in the biggest scandal of 2015. Will the BJP withstand TIMES NOW's latest expose on the Lalitgate?"
Jun 18, 2015 Story of IPL’s Lalit Modi days: A hotel bill amounting to Rs 1.56 crore and a guest list of top politicians: "Modi has been billed for a little over Rs 1 crore for the two rooms he booked for himself during the four-month period."
Jun 17, 2015 ED registers 2 cases against Bhujbal: "In mounting trouble for former Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal, the Enforcement Directorate today registered two Economic Case Information Reports (ECIR) against him and others under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). "We have registered two ECIRs against Bhujbal and others under the provisions of PMLA," an ED source told PTI. The first ECIR pertains to the Maharashtra Sadan scam and Kalina land allotment case while the second ECIR is in connection with an FIR against the senior NCP leader involving a housing project at Navi Mumbai wherein its developer had collected 10 per cent of the flat's total cost as booking amount in 2010 but started no work, the source said."
Jun 17, 2015 Debate: #Lalitgate: Corruption caught red handed?: " discuss the issue of Lalitgate deepening, Congress demanding resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, Raje's son Dushyant getting a sweet deal from scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi, and Raje on Lalit Modi's guest list during IPL season 3."
Jun 17, 2015 Debate: #Lalitgate: Can BJP defend Vasundhara Raje too?: "discuss the new twist to the ongoing Sushma-Lalit Modi controversy, BJP leader & Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje providing a witness statement in 2011 in support of scam-tainted Lalit Modi's immigration application in the UK, and whether the BJP can defend Raje too after standing by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who had written to British lawmaker Keith Vaz to allegedly recommend travel documents for scam-tainted Lalit Modi for visiting Portugal."
Jun 17, 2015 Lalit Modi bought Raje son's shares: "An ongoing investigation by the Enforcement Directorate against Lalit Modi and his associates has found that a firm owned by Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje's son, Dushyant Singh, a BJP MP from Jhalawar-Baran, received 11.63 crore from the former IPL commissioner. A source said ED, while on the trail of 21 crore that Modi's firm Anand Heritage Hotels Pvt Ltd (AHHPL) had received from unknown Mauritius-based entity Wilton Investment Ltd, stumbled on a transaction where a part of this money was used to pay Dushyant's firm Niyant Heritage Hotels Pvt Ltd (NHHPL). The payment was made in April 2008 by way of an unsecured loan of 3.80 crore and later by acquiring 815 shares in two installments. A total of 11.63 crore was transferred by Modi to Dushyant's firm through loan and share purchase."
Jun 17, 2015 Dushyant BJP's Robert Vadra?: "Scam-tainted former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's dirty deal with Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje's son puts BJP in a fix. Is Dushyant Singh proving to be BJP's Robert Vadra?"
Jun 17, 2015 CBI files case against Vaghela: "The sale of National Textile Corporation (NTC) land in central Mumbai's Parel area to a private company reportedly caused a loss of Rs 709 crore to the exchequer."
Jun 17, 2015 Board of Crony Capitalists in India: "A cosy club of politicians and businessmen, the BCCI is totally unaccountable and rotten to the core."
Jun 17, 2015 Air hostess accuses Pappu Yadav of harassment, misbehaviour: "Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav has become a part of controversies after an air hostess leveled charges of harassment and misbehaviour against him."
Jun 16, 2015 Mithun surrenders Rs 1.2-cr received from Saradha to ED
Jun 15, 2015 Journalist Burned Alive By Police After Exposing Corrupt Politician
Jun 15, 2015 Sebi bans Karvy Stock Broking for a year in IPO scam: "Regulator finds Karvy firms guilty of using benami demat a/cs to corner retail quota for big investors"
Jun 13, 2015 Protest against journalist death in UP: "Protests erupt against Shahjahanpur-based journalist Jagendra Singh death in Uttar Pradesh but Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav remains silent. Uttar Pradesh Minister in-charge of Dairy Development Ram Murti Verma has been charged with murder, along with nine others, among them four policemen with the killing of Singh by setting him afire in Shahjahanpur District."
Jun 10, 2015 Anti-Corruption Branch begins probe into CNG fitness scam
Jun 8, 2015 BJP protecting Ajit Pawar in irrigation scam case, alleges AAP
Jun 6, 2015 Delhi ACB reopens CNG fitness case: "Delhi Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) reopens the 2002 CNG fitness case. This after the CBI transferred the case to Delhi's ACB. Sources say that top officials during former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's regime are under the ACB's scanner."
Jun 2, 2015 2012-13 budget proposals leaked?: "TIMES NOW accesses documents that reveal how the Union Budget proposals for the year 2012-2013 were leaked to an Essar employee. Now the Union Finance Ministry has taken note of the TIMES NOW report and promised to probe the Essar leaks."
Jun 1, 2015 Raja gave 2G licences to firms for Rs 200cr: ED: "Enforcement Directorate told a special court on Monday that former telecom minister and DMK member A Raja "illegally" granted 2G spectrum licences to ineligible firms in exchange for a payment of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV, owned by party chief M Karunanidhi's family. ED made the submissions while commencing final arguments in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, terming it a conspiracy hatched by Raja and the other accused and saying the Rs 200 crore were the "proceeds of crime". "
May 31, 2015 Did JDU MLA demand 5 lakh bribe?: "There seems to be no end to political highhandedness in Bihar with a Janata Dal (United) MLA Mantu Singh Accused of extortion. A complaint has been filed against Mantu Singh for allegedly demanding a ransom of Rs 5 lakh from a construction firm in Chhapra in the state Bihar. Not only that, the MLA and his men allegedly vandalised the construction site and assaulted the firm supervisor."
May 24, 2015 Graft Craft: "Making doing business in India easier can curb corporate graft"
May 23, 2015 Govt survey pegs bribe at Rs 4,400/year per family: "The survey conducted by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) showed that individuals in Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune as well as rural areas paid maximum amount of bribe for general work, admission and to police personnel."
May 21, 2015 Saseendran's kin seeks CBI inquiry into graft cases
May 21, 2015 66% biz okay with some bribery: Study
May 21, 2015 India Inc justifies corruption for survival
May 21, 2015 Malabar Cements in the news again: "The statement alleges that Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] central committee member Elamaram Karim had accepted a money packet from the Palakkad-based controversial businessman V.M. Radhakrishnan, who has close links with the cement company."
May 19, 2015 RTIs reveal dirty picture of Indian Railways
May 19, 2015 Amit Shah hits out at Cong, accuses UPA of plundering Rs 10 lakh cr in scams
May 19, 2015 29 crore road for Badal luxury resort: "Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal is building a 7 star resort in Palanpur village. A special 100 feet wide, 1.3 km long road is being built to create access to the resort. The state Government has claimed that the work is being undertaken for public purpose. But the state Congress alleges that road which is running parallel to the National Highway, is being built only for Badal's resort costing the state exchequer a huge sum of Rs 29 crores."
May 18, 2015 Under scanner in Gurgaon Sec 83: "Five licensees sold for Rs 267.47 crore land purchased for Rs 52.26 crore. In two cases, land was sold at 303 times and 880 times the original price within months of grant of licence. M/s Uppal Housing sold the land to its subsidiary M/s Saumya Realtech Pvt Ltd at Rs 69.50 crore in March 2013. In the case of Robert Vadra’s M/s Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd, the land was sold to alleged collaborator M/s DLF Universal Ltd, at 7.73 times the original price after the in-principle approval for transfer of licence was granted (April 2012)."
May 17, 2015 Digvijaya shields Gandhis from Vadra deals: "Vadra deals: Digvijaya Singh shields GandhisSenior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh speaking to TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami over the controversial land deals involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, claims Sonia Gandhi was never even aware of the land deals. Congress party has been silent for long on whether a former Congress Government in Haryana let Robert Vadra get away by bending the rules for his proximity to the Gandhi family."
May 17, 2015 Mithun quizzed in Saradha chitfund scam: "The Enforcement Directorate questions Trinamool Congress MP and actor Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam. The Rajya Sabha MP of the ruling party in West Bengal, during the questioning, assured the investigators that he would soon return the amount given to him by the said firm."
May 17, 2015 Who Owns The News And Why Politicians, real estate, chit funds and large corporations now have dep stakes in the majority of the news TV business in most Indian states. : "The growth in news channels is not being driven by companies looking to create new platforms for objective, serious coverage but by power players looking to spread their own propaganda and their own views. From Sakshi TV of Jagan Reddy of the YSR Congress to Captain TV of the Tamil actor Vijaykanth, it is now almost an unwritten rule in politics for new entrants to announce their arrival by first launching their own TV channel."
May 17, 2015 ED questions Mithun Chakraborty in Saradha scam probe : "Actor assures the agency that he would soon return the amount given to him by the company."
May 17, 2015 Delhi Chief Secy row: Gamlin tried to favour power companies, says CM Kejriwal: "Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused that senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin tried to favour power companies."
May 15, 2015 Debate: #ProbingVadra: Vendetta or about time?: "Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, today hoped that the probe launched by Haryana government into his land deals will "not be used for political vendetta" as he insisted that neither he nor anyone associated with him had anything to hide. The state government appointed retired Judge of Delhi High Court, Justice S N Dhingra, as one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon. The Commission, which is to submit its report within six months, would also probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, bringing Vadra land deal under the scanner. Earlier, the CAG had alleged that Vadra's firm was one of the nine companies in the area which had not submitted documents on financial adequacy. BJP had made land deals under the previous Congress regime in Haryana a major poll issue during the last year's election alleging that land rules were relaxed to favour a few including Vadra."
May 15, 2015 Land deal commission: Vadra refuses to answer questions: "Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, today refused to answer TIMES NOW's questions over the probe launched by Haryana government into his land deals, and his allegations that it is a "political vendetta" by the government. Haryana government yesterday appointed retired Judge of Delhi High Court, Justice S N Dhingra, as one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe the land deals granted to Vadra under the previous Congress regime in the state. The Commission, which is to submit its report within six months, would also probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands."
May 14, 2015 3 Reliance officials questioned by Anti-Corruption Branch
May 13, 2015 Vadra's land deal under scanner: "Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday (May 13) claimed that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhis suited booted jijaji Robert Vadra would be investigated and stern action will be taken. But the mode of probe will be the prerogative of the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar."
May 13, 2015 Haryana to probe Vadra deals: "Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said Rahul’s “suited-booted brother-in-law” will be investigated. Vadra’s company, Skylight Hospitality, sold 3.5 acres of prime land in Manesar, Gurgaon, to DLF in 2008 for Rs 58 crore."
May 9, 2015 $1 million bribe: CBI files FIR against ex-bureaucrat: "the CBI has registered an FIR against former finance ministry additional secretary JS Maini and his family members for allegedly receiving bribe of $1 million (about Rs.6.4 crore) to swing a joint venture between Kribhco and Norwegian fertilizer major Yara in 2007."
May 8, 2015 Sahara chief Subrata Roy may make bail next week: "The bench approved the bank guarantee format after Sibal said a scheduled bank has agreed to furnish it in favour of Sebi. He, however, did not disclose the bank’s name."
May 7, 2015 FIR against two K'taka former CMs: "The Lokayukta Police on Thursday (May 7) has filed FIRs against two former Chief Ministers for criminal conspiracy in de-notifying land in Bengaluru. B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy would face prosecution, besides the latter's mother-in-law Vimala and her son T S Channappa."
May 7, 2015 What if Salman killed one of them? Bollywood hates the homeless, but wants their money: "The staple of traditional Bollywood is the triumph of the underdog against the rich and the powerful, but on Wednesday, when it stood behind a drunken super rich man to slam the underdog, what was on display was its real character - completely rotten and immoral."
May 6, 2015 Strong Nexus Between Media, Politicians, Businessmen: AAP: "There is a "very strong nexus" between the media, businessmen and politicians, AAP national secretary Pankaj Gupta"
May 6, 2015 Coal scam: Congress leader Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda, 13 others summoned as accused: "The five firms which have been summoned as accused in the Coal scam case are JSPL, Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, Gagan Infraenergy Ltd, New Delhi Exim Pvt Ltd and Soubhagya Media Ltd."
May 4, 2015 Vishwas 'affair' row: Yes, media is compromised but Kejriwal has been its greatest beneficiary: "Mango man in a banana republic, India’s premier jamai raja had cried after being targeted by the jugalbandi of Kejriwal’s voice and media’s chorus. It is ironic that the aam aadmi chief has a similar grouse against the media and calls it bikau (just like the abusive, cantankerous followers of the BJP), recipients of contracts (supari) for killing his party."