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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."
May 4, 2015 Kripashankar Singh: From selling vegetables to ‘assets of Rs95 cr’, man who became face of Congress in Mumbai: "His first break came in 1988, when Pratibha Patil, later President of India and then heading the state Congress, elevated him to a party secretary. Kripashankar also became a partner in a Navi Mumbai-based firm, Sainath Motor Body Building, in which Pratibha’s son Rajendra Shekhawat was major partner."
May 3, 2015 Media’s visceral dislike of Modi: "The indifference of the international media conglomerates to India’s rapid and generous response to the suffering of a country with which it maintains a near-open border was understandable. Despite the growing realisation of India being among the fastest growing economies in the world and the rising attractions of both the Indian market and Indian capital, some old stereotypes refuse to die."
May 3, 2015 Odisha chit fund investors start losing hope: "Nearly 170 chit fund companies in Odisha were investigated by the crime branch and nearly 700 people were arrested. In July 2013, the government had announced a corpus fund of Rs 300 crore for refund of money to small investors."
Apr 29, 2015 Coal scam: CBI files charge sheet against Jindal, 14 others: "Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, ex-minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and 12 otherswere today chargesheeted by the CBI before a special court in a coal blocks allocation scam case. Besides them, former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five firms, including Jindal Steel and Power and Jindal Realty Pvt Ltd, have also been chargesheeted as accused in the case. The case pertains to alleged irregularities in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Birbhum in Jharkhand in 2008."
Apr 29, 2015 CBI files charge sheet against Jindal, Koda: "The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, ex-coal minister of state Dasari Narayan Rao, former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and others in the coal block allocation case in a court here."
Apr 23, 2015 RBI chief wants PMO to act against bank frauds worth Rs 17,500 crore: "country’s 10 biggest bank frauds allegedly involving prominent real estate, media and diamond firms that are being probed by the CBI"
Apr 18, 2015 5 corporate executives among 13 charged in Leakgate
Apr 18, 2015 Founder of Satyam, Software Outsourcing Company in India, Found Guilty of Fraud
Apr 18, 2015 ED files case against VK Singh’s close associate: "over alleged financial irregularities in the supply of defence items. "
Apr 17, 2015 CBI chargesheets Matang Sinh: "The CBI today submitted second supplementary charge-sheet in the Saradha Realty case against erstwhile Congress MP from Assam, Matang Sinh and former director of Saradha Realty Shib Narayan Das."
Apr 16, 2015 Govt owes around Rs 600 cr to Air India for VVIP travel: "Besides a debt of Rs 40,000 crore, the airline had reported losses to the tune of Rs 5,388 crore in FY-14 as against Rs 5,490 in the fiscal 2012-13."
Apr 11, 2015 Clerk caught taking bribe in Panki: "taking Rs10,000 in cash."
Apr 9, 2015 Satyam founder, 9 others guilty of accounting fraud: "All 10 accused including B Ramalinga Raju have been found guilty in the multi-crore accounting fraud Satyam case by a special court in Hyderabad. All ten accused in case have been sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment. Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju and his brother B Rama Raju have been fined Rs five crore each by the special court. Eight others accused have been fined varying amounts up to Rs 25 lakh."
Apr 9, 2015 Satyam scam: Founder Ramalinga Raju sentenced to 7 years in jail: "Six years after the biggest accounting fraud shook the corporate world in India, Satyam chief B Ramalinga Raju and nine others were today found guilty by a special court on charges of criminal conspiracy and cheating in the Rs 7000-crore scam. The court also announced a 7-year jail term and a fine of Rs 5 crores for Raju."
Apr 8, 2015 Paid news in India and underpaid media employees: "“Today much of the media is dominated by corporate conglomerates that have a single goal of maximizing profits. The autonomy and the independence of the media are compromised because of the corruption within,”"
Apr 7, 2015 Another ponzi scam in West Bengal; MPS goes bust, depositors lose their savings: "MPS is currently believed to owe close to Rs 2000 crore to nearly 14 lakh depositors across West Bengal making it a scam nearly as big as that of the Saradha group."
Apr 7, 2015 CBI probing 243 ponzi schemes
Apr 5, 2015 ED attaches 14 properties of Vyapam scam’s kingpin: "Enforcement Directorateofficials attached 7000 sq m residential complex, 21 acre land (in Bhind, Gwalior and Indore), four luxury cars, three kg gold and cash worth Rs 18 lakh belonging to Dr Sagar. The massive recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh, estimated to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore, allegedly been running for the past nine to ten years."
Apr 5, 2015 Marans' Assets Seized in Aircel-Maxis Case Include Fixed Deposit Worth 100 Crores: "The CBI began investigating the Aircel-Maxis case in 2011 after allegations that Dayanithi Maran, as Telecom Minister, refused to sanction key permits for Aircel owner C Sivasankaran; a concerted campaign then allegedly coerced the entrepreneur to sell his firm to Maxis, which is owned by Malaysia's second-richest man T Ananda Krishnan."
Apr 5, 2015 Rose Valley chit fund scam amount almost Rs 60,000 crore, several political leaders : " After the Saradha multi-crore chit fund scam, West Bengal has been struck by another ponzi scheme. The Rose Valley chit fund company has duped over 1 crore people and leaders from different political parties have now come under the scanner."
Apr 5, 2015 Corruption Currents: HSBC’s Indian Customers in Switzerland Told to Lawyer Up
Apr 5, 2015 Chit fund scam: CBI quizzes ED lawyer: "The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the money trail in chit fund scams, was in for some embarrassment on Thursday when the CBI grilled its lawyer Debashis Panda for over two hours for his alleged complicity in Artha Tatwa (AT) Group fraud. Debashis is a former additional government advocate."
Apr 4, 2015 Audit trouble for Badal govt: "Another setback for the Punjab government, as a CAG report has slammed the Sriromani Akali Dal government for irrigularities in the purchase of a 36 crore rupees Chopper. While the Badal government was quick to dismiss the charges, the opposition has once again taken aim at the Badals."
Apr 2, 2015 More trouble for Rose Valley boss: "Enforcement Directorate on Thursday (April 2) filed charge sheet in the Rose Valley ponzi scam case against six persons, including the company's incarcerated chairman Gautam Kundu, before a city court in Kolkata. The chargesheet against Kundu, five other persons and Rose Valley Real Estate Company Limited was filed before Judge-I G C Karmakar at the City Sessions Court.Appearing for ED, counsel Abhijit Bhadra prayed before the judge that cognizance be taken of the charge sheet so that the five persons, apart from Kundu, can be summoned and questioned in connection with the probe. All the accused have been charged under Prevention of Money Laundering Act."
Apr 1, 2015 Aircel-Maxis deal: ED attaches Rs 742 cr assets of Marans: "The ED issued an order under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for attachment of assets held by former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi and Kaveri. ED officers said the order was issued in connection with a money laundering offence relating to illegal gratification amounting to Rs 742.58 crore received by Dayanidhi."
Apr 1, 2015 Cartels in procurement loot railways of Rs 10,000 crore a year: E Sreedharan: ""Perhaps no Indian institution has been subjected to review by more committees than the railways, but the irony is, most reports gather dust with their recommendations unimplemented," Sreedharan says."
Mar 31, 2015 Kerala ruling UDF reels from corruption allegation against five ministers
Mar 29, 2015 Congress leaders told me not to act against Bellary bros: Bhardwaj: ""These leaders, this leader, told me that I should desist from taking action against Reddy brothers and chief minister B S Yeddyurappa. These Congress leaders were very chummy with the BJP brass,""
Mar 27, 2015 In UP, the mafia-politician nexus rules: "“The entire bureaucracy — both civil and police — in Uttar Pradesh is left with two options: They can either work as agents of the ruling party or remain dumped in inconsequential posts. Those who toe the line survive. Those that do not can either move out of the state or go to heaven. It is that simple”."
Mar 27, 2015 Jagan DA case: ED attaches Rs 216 cr property: "The attached properties include: 16 plots in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City owned by Ramky worth Rs 115 crores; plot number 45 and 56 in 18.965 acres worth Rs 22.78 crores; plot number 83 of 34.43 acres worth Rs 7.61 crores; 73648 acres in Thanam village worth Rs 35.64 crores, 37.379 acres in Lemarthi village worth Rs 18.09 crores; 23.394 acres in Thadi village worth Rs 12.45 crores, 11.624 acres of Bongani village worth Rs 4.72 crore."
Mar 26, 2015 Saradha scam: Anjan Dutta likely to be quizzed: "Sources say Assam Congress chief Anjan Dutta has been summoned by CBI once again in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. He is likely to appear before the investigating agency today or latest by tomorrow. This will be his second appearance before CBI. He was questioned by CBI last November over his business dealings with Sudipta Sen."
Mar 26, 2015 CAG report: Haryana govt mulls legal option?: "A day after Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pulled up the Haryana government during the Congress regime for showing "undue favours" to Robert Vadra, sources have said that the current BJP-led Haryana government is mulling legal options on the CAG report. In its report for 2013-14, tabled in the Haryana Assembly yesterday, the CAG came down heavily on the Town and Country Planning Department. "... The department neither at the time of granting in-principle approval nor at the time of formal approval for transfer of licences ensured that net profit beyond 15 per cent of the total cost accrues to public exchequer. "This enabled the developers to earn huge profits merely by selling the land while the government had to forego sizeable amount," the CAG report said."
Mar 26, 2015 ED attaches Rs.130 crore assets in Jagan money laundering case: "These include 8,648 acres of land of Lepakshi Knowledge Hub in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, lands of Asara Realty Ventures in Maharashtra and of Cyberabad Hitech Integrated Township Development Corp in Telangana."
Mar 25, 2015 Hooda government favoured Vadra in land deals: CAG: "Vadra's company, Skylight Hospitality, sold a prime 3.5 acre piece of land in Manesar in Gurgaon district to DLF in 2008 for Rs 58 crore. The land had, however, only cost his company around Rs 15 crore and was sold to DLF after obtaining change of land use (CLU) and other permissions from the Hooda government."
Mar 23, 2015 Indian police seek arrest of Australian mining chief Bruce Munro: "as part of a criminal investigation into allegations he "cheated" a business partner in a multibillion-dollar coal deal. Fairfax Media has been leaked three court-approved police summons issued by Indian authorities to Mr Munro, the managing director of Australia's second-largest construction and mining firm, Thiess."
Mar 23, 2015 SC gives Sahara 'final' chance to raise money: " for release of Subrata Roy and two directors from custody."
Mar 22, 2015 Maharashtra Sadan scam: SIT probing corruption allegations grills Chhagan Bhujbal’s nephew Sameer Bhujbal: "Bhujbal faced accusations that he awarded the contract for Maharashtra Sadan to an associate, not known to be a capable of executing such projects. The cost of the project had also reportedly escalated significantly."
Mar 21, 2015 In UP, the mafia-politician nexus rules: "Durga and her husband Abhishek Singh, also an IAS officer, have since opted for a change of cadre and bid adieu to Uttar Pradesh."
Mar 18, 2015 7 Civil Services’ officials who paid heavily for exposing corruption: "Dr Ashok Khemka, an IAS officer, was in news due to his allegations of irregularities in land deals involving Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and real-estate giant DLF. In his 21-year old career, 47-year-old Khemka has been transferred more than 40 times and has received several death threats from anonymous people after he exposed the land mafia in Haryana."
Mar 16, 2015 AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials: "Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate."
Mar 16, 2015 AgustaWestland chopper scam: Middleman Michel spent crores on air travel of senior IAF officials: "Michel had allegedly spent Rs 4 crore on air travels of top Indian officials, amongst them retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar. Michel had spent Rs 56 lakh on retired Air Marshal Gautam Nayyar and his family between 2010-2013, even after the officer had retired from the IAF. He paid for Nayyar's air travel and luxury hotel stays abroad. Nayyar's wife Rachita, daughter Ruchi, son Gaurav and daughter-in-law Smridi also travelled at Michel's expense."
Mar 14, 2015 Leakgate scandal: PwC mid-level executive under CBI scanner: "Sources said a few senior bureaucrats in the ministry of finance and commerce are under scanner for helping the companies obtain confidential documents, directly or through consultants."
Mar 12, 2015 Coalgate: Special court summons former PM Manmohan Singh as accused: "In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case."
Mar 12, 2015 Coalscam:Sanction to prosecute govt servants awaited, says CBI: "The CBI today told a special court that it was awaiting response of the competent authority on the issue of considering according sanction to prosecute public servants allegedly involved in a coalscam case relating to allocation of blocks to Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd (NPPL)."
Mar 12, 2015 Not a single applicant turn up for Air India job interview: "Air India's plan to hire commanders directly through walk-in-interviews failed to attract even a single applicant."
Mar 12, 2015 Another case of official ‘leaks’, CBI arrests Mumbai CA, 2 Central staff: "CBI has registered a case of alleged sale of confidential documents related to foreign investment policies which were passed on to major corporate groups of the country."
Mar 11, 2015 Many officers involved in coal scam, probe will take a long time: Hansraj Ahir: "Hansraj Ahir, the BJP leader who is the whistle-blower in the coal block allocation scam, welcomed the development and said this was awaited. 'People expect that no accused shall be spared. Many officers are involved in the case and will take a long time. This is the first scam in which the entire recovery has been done.'"
Mar 11, 2015 Coalgate: Special court summons former PM Manmohan Singh as accused: "In a development which is very embarrassing for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case."
Mar 11, 2015 Manmohan Singh in massive trouble?: "A desperate Manmohan Singh did everything, including reaching out to top BJP leaders over the past two weeks. Deep in the coalgate web, he may have been anxious to avoid further embarrassment after being quizzed by CBI."
Mar 11, 2015 Accused No. 6 Manmohan Singh: Court summons former PM over Hindalco coal block: "Observing there was a “conscious effort on his part to somehow accommodate” the Aditya Birla Group flagship Hindalco in the 2005 allocation of the Talabira-II coal block in Orissa, a special court Wednesday summoned former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who also held the coal portfolio then, as an accused in the case."
Mar 9, 2015 Kerala govt slaps tough goonda law on Nisham: "The Kerala government on Monday slapped provisions under the Kerala Anti-social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA) on controversial businessman Mohammed Nisham (38), prime accused in the murder of security guard in Thrissur."
Mar 6, 2015 Kerala tycoon has state's backing: "A day after UDF Chief Whip PC George's alleged that Kerala DGP tried to derail probe into Chandrabose murder case, he has handed over the evidence he claimed to have against the government to the chief minister. The pressure on Kerala CM is increasing to clear the air on the murder probe against businessman Mohammed Nisham. This comes after the UDF chief whip alleged that the Kerala DGP was trying to derail the probe."
Mar 4, 2015 Saradha Scam: Tapas Paul’s house among 43 locations searched by CBI: "The CBI on Wednesday raided over 40 premises of the Rose Valley company across several states and in Kolkata it raided the residence of actor and TMC MP Tapas Paul."
Feb 27, 2015 Let’s Drop Anchor: "On July 7, ’13, the Gadkaris are transported to the yacht by helicopter from Nice airport (this was also organised by the captain of the yacht). As Sunil Bajaj emphasises to the captain, Magnus Sundin, soon after the Gadkaris arrived on board on July 7, 2013: “Guests are very important people as discussed. Kindly see they are happy and comfortable”. After the cruise, the group goes back to Nice airport in a helicopter on July 9, 2013, from where they fly to Frankfurt and then Mumbai, reaching on July 11, ’13."
Feb 27, 2015 I wanted to see the Yacht at French Riviera, says Nitin Gadkari: "Company communications show that BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, his wife, two sons and daughter spent two nights on an Essar luxury yacht stationed in the waters of the French Riviera between July 7 and July 9, 2013. They were flown to the yacht Sunrays in a helicopter from Nice airport and returned the same way."
Feb 26, 2015 Money Laundering: ED Attaches Rs 232cr Worth Assets of Jagan, Others: "ED has already attached assets worth over Rs 1,000 crore in the overall PMLA cases it is probing against Jagan, senior government officials of Andhra Pradesh and businessmen."
Feb 24, 2015 'AI staff saw Renuka Chowdhury shopping': "former minister and Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury held up an AI flight and passengers were kept waiting inside the aircraft for 47 minutes because she allegedly was spotted shopping at the terminal. But when we confronted her with straight questions, the Congress MP completely denied those charges and instead blamed the airline."
Feb 23, 2015 Air India flight delayed as Congress MP goes "shopping": ""Last Friday, former Union Minister, and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury was travelling to Hyderabad on Air India's Chicago-Delhi-Hyderabad flight AI-126 which was scheduled to take off at 1900 hours. Chowdhury did not turn up on time despite repeated announcements of the final call by the airline staff."
Feb 22, 2015 Corporate espionage: Files were leaked before reaching PM, claim cops: "The thousands of documents seized by the crime branch from corporate spies, consultants and agents reveal that almost everything the government was planning or deciding on was being copied and leaked to interested parties."
Feb 20, 2015 Petroleum leak grows into a deluge: 5 executives among 7 more arrested for corporate espionage: "The police arrested five officials of corporate houses including Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Essar amid evidence that stolen papers contained details of likely budget proposals involving billions of dollars slated for announcement next week."
Feb 19, 2015 'Corporate espionage' in oil ministry: Delhi police arrest former journalist Santanu Saikia
Feb 14, 2015 RBI moves SC to stop Sahara from selling its assets to secure Roy's bail: "to meet the requirement set for release of Roy, who is lodged in Tihar jail since March 4 last year for non-refund of over Rs 20,000 crore with interest to depositors."
Feb 13, 2015 CBI to probe RBI, SEBI for turning blind eye on ponzi scams: SC: "Supreme Court on Friday directed CBI to probe RBI and SEBI saying these regulatory bodies cannot turn a "blind eye" to the multi-crore chit-fund scam spreading across several states."
Feb 13, 2015 Manjhi lands in soup over getting 'commission' as CM statement: "Amid uproar over the comment that he used to get “commission” in developmental projects, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today said he used the expression symbolically to highlight that money travelled to such a high post"
Feb 13, 2015 Saradha scam: ED arrests Sudipta Sen's close aide: "A close associate of Saradha scam main accused Sudipta Sen was today arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its probe in the multi- crore ponzi scheme."
Feb 12, 2015 Debate: Who's the secret donor? - 2: "AVAM, a breakaway group of the party led by Arvind Kejriwal, claimed that shell companies who have no networth of profits had contributed four cheques of Rs 50 lakh each to AAP on the midnight of April 15 last year."
Feb 12, 2015 Debate: Who's the secret donor? - 1: "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which was hit by a controversy over a donation of Rs 2 crore it had got by cheques from alleged shell companies, has got notice from the Income Tax department which has also sent missives to Congress and 48 other entities."
Feb 11, 2015 Judge observes: No reason to believe Mitra was not connected with alleged Saradha offences
Feb 7, 2015 Lokayukta tightens noose on ‘corrupt’ UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati: "Prajapati, an influential minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Akhilesh Yadav, is accused of allegedly amassing property worth Rs 900 crore by misusing his office."
Feb 6, 2015 Saradha scam: ED summons TMC MP Arpita Ghosh, 2 aides of Matang Sinh: "The agency has filed a criminal case in this scam and has attached assets worth Rs 500 crore till now in this probe."
Feb 5, 2015 Matang Sinh arrest: After Goswami, a senior IPS officer comes under scanner: "Reports suggest that Goswami had also played a crucial role in shifting the IPS officer from one paramilitary force to another without consensus of chiefs of either forces."
Feb 4, 2015 Saradha boot for home secy - Call to stall Matang arrest backfires : "Matang, who has been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation of funds related to Saradha Realty, was minister of state in the PMO when P.V. Narasimha Rao was Prime Minister. Matang wielded considerable influence then."
Feb 4, 2015 Home Secretary sacked, CBI recording of chat with Saradha accused sealed his fate: "Sources said that when CBI officials went to arrest Matang Sinh, he resisted arrest and flaunted his “high-level contacts.” Subsequently, the CBI let him use the agency’s phone and when he called up Goswami on it, that conversation was recorded."
Feb 3, 2015 SC allows SIT to probe corruption case against Bhujbal: "directing a SIT probe into allegations of kickbacks and money laundering against NCP strongman Chhagan Bhujbal during his tenure as public works department (PWD) minister in Congress-NCP government."
Feb 3, 2015 The resilience of briefcase politics
Feb 3, 2015 British journal eyes corruption in India's medical schools
Feb 3, 2015 Corruption Currents: Money Laundering Claims Fly Across India
Feb 3, 2015 Top MHA official faces probe for bid to ‘stall’ Saradha arrest: "CBI sources said investigations into the Saradha scam had revealed that Sinh had close links with “the higher echelons of the bureaucracy”, and had influenced appointments to key positions. As a result of “this deep nexus”, he was allegedly extorting money by flouting his close proximity to bureaucrats"
Feb 1, 2015 Saradha scam: Arrested former union minister Matang Singh hospitalised: "Former Union Minister Matang Singh, who was arrested on Saturday by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of stomach ailments."
Jan 31, 2015 Saradha Scam: CBI Arrests Former Union Minister Matang Sinh: "his alleged "deep nexus" with a senior bureaucrat in the Home ministry, who had purportedly helped him evade arrest."
Jan 27, 2015 Time to Reform Food Corruption of India: "The leakage of foodgrains supplied to the public distribution system (PDS) is as high as 48 per cent."