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Jan 22, 2015 Bar baron who challenged Mani and shook Kerala: "has come up with audio recordings in which bar hotel owners were reportedly heard discussing bribes they had paid to Finance Minister K M Mani for renewal of their liquor licence. Last November, Ramesh said their association had paid Rs 1 crore against the minister’s demand of Rs 5 crore"
Jan 21, 2015 'CBI to question Mukul Roy next week': "Sources tell TIMES NOW that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's aide Mukul Roy is likely to appear before Central Bureau of Investigation either on 28th or 29th January."
Jan 21, 2015 Kerala: Finance minister K M Mani took 5 Cr bribe, claims a new audio: "Animon claims that Mani had demanded Rs 30 crore as bribe for not letting the case to be reopened - the 418 bars closed on March 31 last year and to let only 312 bars function."
Jan 21, 2015 Dayanidhi Maran's former secretary held: "The CBI on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with an alleged illegal telephone exchange that purportedly functioned at the Chennai residence of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran."
Jan 20, 2015 Special court summons Madhu Koda, eight others in coal scam case: "Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda has been summoned by a special CBI court to face trial in a coal block allocation case after it took cognizance of the chargesheet submitted by the CBI"
Jan 20, 2015 SC grants bail to former Karnataka minister and mining baron Janardan Reddy: "A bench led by Chief Justice H L Dattu granted Reddy bail on a bond of Rs 10 lakh and asked him not to enter Bellary, Anantpur and Cudaapah."
Jan 20, 2015 Hindalco coal block: CBI examines Ex-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: "The court had also asked the CBI to examine Singh’s personal secretary, B V R Subramanyam, and “re-examine” former principal secretary T K A Nair."
Jan 17, 2015 Pune: #SingledOut at fast food chain?: "In an unexpected behaviour an eight-year-old street child was allegedly turned out of the American fast food giant McDonald's in Pune. The staff thought that he didn't quite fit inside the restaurant. The incident was reported on social networking by a Mumbai based professional -- and the alleged discrimination has stroked off a major controversy."
Jan 16, 2015 Madan Mitra Remanded to 14 Days' Jail Custody: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, was today remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a court here."
Jan 14, 2015 Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials: "The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam."
Jan 13, 2015 Prashant Bhushan seeks SIT probe against CBI ex-chief on coal scam
Jan 12, 2015 CBI Examines Whole-time SEBI Member in Saradha Scam
Jan 12, 2015 Mamata's key aide Mukul summoned by CBI, claims innocence: "Top Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy has been asked by CBI to appear before it in the Saradha chit fund scam probe"
Jan 11, 2015 A corruption case, with India at the centre, embroils Norway: "allegedly paid $1 million to Gurpreetesh Maini, the son of senior Indian official Jivtesh Singh Maini, to secure a contract with Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited for an Indo-Norwegian joint venture. “We want to prove that the payments were made to Gurpreetesh Maini because his father held a senior position that could affect Yara’s relationship with the company they wanted to do business with, as well as Yara’s influence on political processes in India,”"
Jan 11, 2015 A corruption case, with India at the centre, embroils Norway: "Top former executives of fertiliser giant Yara face graft charges for paying money to the son of a senior official in the Indian Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers."
Jan 11, 2015 Kerala High Court rejects govt plea to withdraw palmolein corruption case
Jan 8, 2015 SAIL Recruitment Scam: Sons of BJP MP, Ex-J'khand Guv Named in Chargesheet: "The sons of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Satyanarayan Jatiya and former Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi have been named along with 11 others in the charge sheet filed by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in recruitments at Bokaro Steel Plant."
Jan 7, 2015 Debate: Kickbacks for #JunkChoppergate - 1: "A day after TIMES NOW exposed how UK armtwisted India into buying junk choppers in 1985, the channel connects the dots to 2012 scam and exposes the full choppergate web. Declassified UK documents have blown the cover over the real story as to why India bought 21 Westland choppers in 1987, choppers which went on to claim 10 Indian lives and were grounded within 30 months. But, nearly 30 years later, it's these very junk choppers which were used as a front for middleman Chirstian Michel to be paid nearly 130 crores which according to Italian prosecutors was part of the kickbacks in VVIP chopper scam."
Jan 6, 2015 BJP asks Noida bosses 25 questions on corruption
Jan 3, 2015 Rajasthan: Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra’s firm cancelled: "The government has seized approximately 360 hectares of land that the firm had bought in 2010."
Jan 3, 2015 Son-in-law or son-in-lawless? Let the law decide: "Nobody knows what exactly he did for a living. But everybody is aware that he was treated like a VVIP, minus any duties and responsibilities."
Jan 3, 2015 BJP begins action against Vadra: "BJP began action against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. Rajasthan government has cancelled mutation of 360 hectare of land which was allotted to people displaced from Mahajan Fieldfiring Range in Bikaner. This includes land bought by Robert Vadras Sky Light Hospitality in January 2010 in Gajner and Goliyari villages."
Jan 2, 2015 Saradha group transferred funds to Madan Mitra: CBI to court: "huge funds were transferred to state Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra by the Saradha Group and that he had played an active part in connivance with group Chairman Sudipta Sen in the scam."
Jan 1, 2015 Pirate Akhilesh: UP CM says he 'downloaded' PK, gets ridiculed on Twitter: ""People had been telling me for many days to watch PK. I downloaded it a few days ago, but only found the time to watch it last night. I liked it immediately and decided to make it 'tax-free' so that more people can watch it.""
Jan 1, 2015 Tax notice for Robert Vadra's firm: "Robert Vadra's controversial land deals are back under Income Tax scanner. Vadra's firm Skylight hospitality has now been served with a tax notice and the firm has been asked to furnish agreements to purchase and sale of immovable properties since 2005-06. The principal officer has been summoned by I-T department."
Dec 31, 2014 19 BBMP officials charged in TDR scam: "Nineteen BBMP officials have been charged with forgery, cheating and tampering of records in connection with transferable development rights (TDR) scam by Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force."
Dec 31, 2014 Vadra’s firm gets a tax notice: explain land, financial deals: "The I-T, sources said, has sought details of Skylight Hospitality’s transactions with DLF, its association with Onkareshwar Properties and “cost of acquisition of commercial colony licences” in Haryana. Skylight Hospitality held 3.53 acres of land in Manesar, Haryana and 470 acres in Bikaner, Rajasthan"
Dec 28, 2014 Robert Vadra owned excess land in Haryana: Report: "Robert Vadra's murky land deals in Haryana have come back to haunt him. A probe by two senior officers of the Haryana government has found that his company Skylight Hospitality owned land way beyond the prescribed limit in the state at a time when he got the licence for the controversial land in Shikhopur in Gurgaon."
Dec 25, 2014 Most Indian executives have paid bribes, stricter laws required to curb corruption: EY survey
Dec 25, 2014 FIR against Fauji in CLU scam: "a crackdown on land scams by issuing orders to register corruption case against former chief parliamentary secretary Ram Kishan Fauji in the cash-for-change-of-land-use (CLU) scam."
Dec 25, 2014 Suspended labour chief invested heavily in property: Anti-Corruption Bureau: "A week after a retired commissioner of the labour welfare board was booked by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for amassing assets worth Rs1.4 crore, it has been found that the accused has properties worth several crores across Maharashtra and was under scrutiny by the labour department for over ten years."
Dec 24, 2014 Money in elections root cause of corruption: Ex-CEC Quraishi: "Money generated from scams has begun to play a role in the polling process in India while the need for funds for election is the root cause of corruption, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi said"
Dec 24, 2014 Family of four sent to jail for 6 years in corruption case: "The court asked Sharma to deposit a fine of Rs 25 lakh and ordered the family to deposit Rs 2.5 crore along with the 7kg of gold recovered from the house and from his different bank lockers to the government treasury."
Dec 20, 2014 Plane Jones Pvt jets are crucial quid pro quo in corporate-politico ties: "The Cobrapost Investigation Reveals Politicians use chartered flights even when commercial flights are available They often resort to personal use They are not making any payments for the flight They are using them not just during election time Even ministers in office do not mind flying in planes provided by industrial houses and corporate bodies Political parties are not disclosing their star campaigners’ travel details to the EC fully"
Dec 19, 2014 Robert #VadraEscapeRoute drafted?: "IAS officer Ashok Khemka has sought registration of an FIR after an RTI filed by him found that two pages of a file pertaining to the controversial DLF-Robert Vadra deal are missing from government records. Admitting that the pages were missing, Chief Secretary P K Gupta said an internal inquiry has been instituted in the matter and efforts are on to reconstruct the file. Khemka, who had over two years back cancelled mutation of the land deal between Robert Vadra's company and DLF, said, official notings pertaining to setting up a three-member committee by the previous Hooda government, which gave clean chit to Vadra's firm, are "missing" from the main file."
Dec 19, 2014 From jail to AC cabin, in one hour - Madan back in state territory
Dec 19, 2014 Coal scam: CBI files progress report in case involving Darda: "A month after a special court refused to accept CBI’s closure report and directed it to further investigate a coal scam case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda and others"
Dec 19, 2014 AAP asks telecom minister to resign over ‘Reliance link’: "alleged impropriety and conflict of interest on the part of Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and former UPA minister Manish Tewari in connection with Reliance Industries. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/aap-asks-telecom-minister-to-resign-over-reliance-link/#sthash.kY2U4YGK.dpuf"
Dec 18, 2014 How did panel clear Vadra-DLF deal? Official notes are missing, says govt: "Responding to a petition filed by IAS officer Ashok Khemka under the Right to Information Act, State Public Information Officer D R Wadhwa, in an affidavit before the State Information Commission on December 12, has stated: “The undersigned made many efforts to trace out page no. 1 and 2 of the noting of the official file, but could not trace the pages. Hence, the pages could not be provided to the appellant.”"
Dec 17, 2014 Rs 9,300cr black money changes hands in medical seat sale every year: "The White Paper on Black Money in India, published in May 2012, estimated that deposits by Indians in all Swiss banks at the end of 2010 amounted to Rs 9,300 crore or about $1.5 billion. "
Dec 17, 2014 DRI unearths Rs 29,000 cr coal import scam: "The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has unearthed a scam involving companies inflating the value of coal imports from Indonesia for their power plants thus siphoning money abroad."
Dec 16, 2014 Irrigation scam: ACB registers corruption case against official
Dec 16, 2014 Quiz Manmohan, secy in coal scam case, CBI told: "Former prime minister Manmohan Singh will face questions from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) soon, with a special court on Tuesday directing the probe agency to examine him in a case involving the allocation of coal blocks to Kumaramangalam Birla-promoted Hindalco."
Dec 16, 2014 CPI(M) alleges Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani accepted Rs 27.43 cr in bribes: "He said Mani used to raise the tax in the budget and then bargain with businessmen to reduce the tax proposals. The minister has allegedly taken Rs 5 crore from builders and another Rs 2 crore from stone quarrying units. Besides, he had allegedly accepted Rs 6.40 crore from various business sectors promising to give stay on revenue recovery. He also took money from bakery owners and petroleum dealers to help them enjoy the benefits of lower tax regime,"
Dec 16, 2014 CBI records Chidambaram statement on Aircel-Maxis deal: "the CBI is investigating whether the finance minister was the competent authority to give approval to Maxis subsidiary Global Communication Services Holdings Ltd to invest $800 million in Aircel Ltd in 2006"
Dec 15, 2014 India 3rd on black money list; USD 440-bn flows out in 10 years: "the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country over a ten-year period from 2003 to 2012 has risen to USD 439.59 billion (Rs 28 lakh crore), as per the latest estimates released by the Global Financial Integrity (GFI)."
Dec 15, 2014 Punish those who plundered Jharkhand: PM to voters: "See the irony, Jharkhand has coal and but the state is under darkness.""
Dec 15, 2014 ED attaches assets of Jagan's firms: "“The investigation under PMLA, 2002, by the Enforcement Directorate, revealed that Carmel Asia Holdings Pvt Ltd had received Rs 23 crore and Jagati Publications Ltd had received Rs 45 crore from PR Energy Holdings Ltd. This amount of Rs 68 crore has been received by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s companies, in return of undue benefits granted to Penna group of companies like grant of mining leases and alienation of government land,”"
Dec 14, 2014 Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam: "Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam."
Dec 14, 2014 Madhu Koda chargesheeted as accused in coal scam case: "Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda was on Friday charge sheeted by CBI in a coal blocks allocation scam case. He has been charge sheeted for offences of criminal conspiracy and cheating."
Dec 13, 2014 Saradha scam: CBI arrests TMC minister Madan Mitra, Mamata cries vendetta
Dec 13, 2014 A day in Madan’s life: mobs of fans, flower shower — and CBI custody: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was on Saturday remanded for four days to the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation, which had arrested him on Friday for his links with the Rs 2000-crore Saradha scam."
Dec 13, 2014 First serving minister to be arrested: "Chief minister Mamata Banerjee declares at Nabanna on Friday evening that “you cannot bring police from Delhi and indulge in goondaism. Chehara guloi gundar moto… cheharagulo dekhlei bhoy kore (their appearances are like those of goondas… One feels scared when one looks at them)”."
Dec 13, 2014 #TMCAttacksMedia: TMC's last resort?: "Trinamool Congress attacked the opposition over their leaders' arrests over Saradha chit fund scam, even dragged the Prime Minister into the controvers, And now, TMC is down to muzzling media. TIMES NOW's crew has been attacked outside the Alipore court today (Dec 13)."
Dec 11, 2014 Bar license bribery case: Vigilance registers case against Kerala minister K M Mani: " he had paid a bribe of Rs 1 crore to Mani in two installments against the minister’s demand for Rs 5 crore."
Dec 10, 2014 CBI issues fresh summons to West Bengal Minister: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra has been asked by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to appear before the agency on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund scam."
Dec 10, 2014 Three firms that bought land from Vadra have records riddled with holes: "These companies, as first reported in The Indian Express on November 27, paid three to seven times the price at which Vadra companies were buying land in the same areas at around the same time."
Dec 10, 2014 Aircel-Maxis selloff case: ED quizzes Maran brothers: "Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate at its office here in connection with money-laundering charges in the Aircel-Maxis bribery case related to the 2G spectrum scam. "
Dec 8, 2014 Raju sentenced to six months' jail in Satyam scam: "The Special Economic Offences Wing court at Nampally here on Monday convicted former chairman of Satyam Computers B Ramalinga Raju, his brother B Rama Raju and eight others in a multi-crore scam involving the IT firm."
Dec 6, 2014 SIT to probe #BillionaireEngineer: "Controversial Noida Authority official Yadav Singh, accused of amassing illegal wealth, has come under the scanner of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on blackmoney as it on Saturday (December 6) asked the CBDT to share information with ED so that money laundering charges could be pressed against him and his associates."
Dec 2, 2014 Crorepati engineer: Time to unearth black money at home?: "The Income Tax department has recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from the residence of tainted Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh."
Nov 30, 2014 Director in the dock, the agency tainted: "In a unique first-time move, on November 20, the Supreme Court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha to keep away from the investigation into the 2G Spectrum scam. This is because prima facie the court has found credible the charges against him that he had attempted to help the accused in the case and delay prosecution in the Aircel-Maxis case involving former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran."
Nov 29, 2014 Noida authority engineer Yadav Singh has Rs 10,000 crore assets, faces CBI probe: "Yadav now faces jail after Income Tax officials raided his residence and recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, Rs 10 crore cash and an Audi ar worth Rs 90 lakh"
Nov 28, 2014 Chasing black money abroad? Here’s Rs 12 crore in babu’s SUV: "Income-tax raids on the chief engineer of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway have yielded Rs 12 crore in cash in an SUV, 2 kg of diamond-studded gold jewellery worth crores and Rs 12 lakh in cash at the engineer's sprawling bungalow in Noida's posh Sector 51."
Nov 27, 2014 Black money rampant in realty deals, reveals sting op: "An undercover operation by investigative website Cobrapost has blown the lid off many real estate companies that it claimed are willing to accept and launder black money in property transactions."
Nov 26, 2014 Custody of Srinjoy Bose extended
Nov 24, 2014 Supreme Court slams Srinivasan for conflict of interest: "The Supreme Court on Monday slammed ICC Chairman N Srinivasan for “presuming” a clean chit on the basis of the Mudgal panel report, saying there was obvious conflict of interest between him heading the board and owning an IPL franchisee."
Nov 22, 2014 Raid on Sahara properties in Delhi & NCR: "The income tax department on Saturday conducted searches on the premises of Sahara group in the capital and adjoining areas on charges of tax evasion."
Nov 22, 2014 Custody of Srinjoy Bose extended: "A Kolkata Court on Saturday (November 22) has extended the custody of All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose till November 26. The arrest of Bose seems to have rattled Mamata Banerjee as the chit gate heat gets closer to top TMC leaders. The West Bengal Chief Minister has hit out at the Government, accusing the BJP for conspiring against the TMC for political vendetta. The TMC Chief also blames the Government for the arrest of Bose, says its in retaliation for her attending the Congress driven ceremony marking Nehru birth anniversary."
Nov 22, 2014 Mulayam parties, SP gets free run: "Samajwadi Party (SP) clan is busy partying up, completely ignoring state affairs. And supporters of their party are running amok. Goons of SP MLA Abhay Singh thrashed a toll booth employee in broad daylight."
Nov 22, 2014 Sterilisation deaths: Rat poison mixed medicines given to women, confirms Health Ministry: "Medicines contaminated with zinc phosphide, which is used as a rodenticide, were given to womwn who underwent sterilisation surgery at government medical camps in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur district, confirmed state Health Ministry on Saturday."
Nov 22, 2014 Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power: "The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers."
Nov 20, 2014 Bengal Minister summoned by CBI in Saradha case: "The CBI probing the multi-crore Saradha scam has summoned Madan Mitra, Transport Minister in the Mamata Banerjee’s Cabinet."
Nov 20, 2014 Court raps Sinha for damaging CBI’s reputation: ""Better for you to recuse (from 2G cases). ..if we write in our order on what is happening, it may damage the reputation of a great institution""
Nov 20, 2014 Supreme insult: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha taken off 2G, may face Govt probe: "Supreme Court slaps another notice on CBI chief Ranjit Sinha, seeks explanation on visitors' logbook"
Nov 19, 2014 Chit fund scams: CBI searches in four cities
Nov 16, 2014 2G Scam: Trial of A Raja and Kanimozhi to begin from today: "Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others will face trial in the infamous 2G scam by a Delhi court from today."
Nov 16, 2014 Saradha probe suggests Rs 2,500 crore-scam just tip of iceberg: "findings of one official investigation suggests that the group floated at least 279 companies to channelize money collected from gullible investors as part of a vast 'ponzi' network."
Nov 14, 2014 Saradha scam probe: Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata: "In a twist to the Saradha scam probe, suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide inside Presidency jail in Kolkata three days after threatening to take that extreme step in an open court. Mamata Banerjee has suspended the jail superintendent, the doctor who was attending to Ghosh as well as the officer on duty at the jail ward."
Nov 14, 2014 Saradha-accused MP Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail: "The one-time close confidant of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had threatened this week to end his life if the CBI failed to take action against others involved in the scam."
Nov 12, 2014 136 Ponzi firms have collected Rs 60,000 crore from Bengal: "And, the list excludes Saradha Group companies and alleged Ponzi schemes run by Rose Valley Group."
Nov 11, 2014 ‘Saradha scam much bigger, Bengal not cooperating’: "small investors may have been cheated of more than Rs. 2,459 crore"
Nov 10, 2014 2G Case: Court Cancels NBW Against Kanimozhi for Non-Appearance: "Directors of Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd Asif Balwa and Rajiv Agarwal, Kalaignar TV Director Sharad Kumar and Bollywood producer Karim Morani are also accused in the case."
Nov 10, 2014 Robert Vadra's asset maze: Records show his companies have masses of land banks across three states: "The complex maze of circular transactions includes intracompany loans (within the group) and land acquisitions. For instance, Real Earth Estates got loans totalling Rs 8.04 crore and it had fixed assets amounting to Rs 7.09 crore in March 31, 2010. Real Earth Estates under the loans category also has a Rs 5 crore loan from DLF Ltd while the others are as usual from sister companies - Blue Breeze Trading, Artex and Sky Light Hospitality. While all the companies have land banks, it is not known what the source of income is. The only source of income in the books appears to be interest earned from deposits and loans from sister firms. In the case of Sky Light Realty, the pattern is the same. He has loans of Rs 4.4 crore from Blue Breeze Trading and Artex which are his own companies, while a third unidentified entity called Carnival International Estates (presumably owned by him as well) also has given a loan."
Nov 7, 2014 Debate: #MysteryShutdown: "The draft report says Robert Vadra's firm reaped a windfall gain of Rs 43.66 crore. Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality spent Rs 14.3 crore for purchase & licence of 3.5 acre plot. It is said Vadra's firm made profit of Rs 43.66 crore after selling land to DLF for Rs 58 crore.Agreeement with Haryana government required Vadra's firm to retain 15% or Rs 2.15 crore profit. Former Congress government in Haryana did not recover excess profit of Rs 41.51 crore from Vadra's firm."
Nov 7, 2014 Vadra shuts down 6 companies: "With Robert Vadra's business transactions in Rajastan and Haryana now under the scanner, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law has shut down 4 companies owned by him. TIMES NOW investigation brings you excluive details on this mystery shutdown."
Nov 7, 2014 Mysterious shutdown of Robert Vadra's firms: "A Change in Robert Vadra's plans post the Congress' rout in Assemly polls has snowballed into a political controversy with BJP determined to probe the case. While the Congress has continued to play the private citizen card, leaders of the BJP have said that Vadra will not be let off anymore. With this, a major political faceoff has erupted between the BJP and the Congress."
Nov 7, 2014 Who wants to protect Ketan Desai? - part 2: "In part 2 of the expose on one of the greatest scams in recent times, TIMES NOW reveals the secret email trail of how Medical Council of India (MCI) Chief Jayshree Mehta dictated letter to Chief Vigilance Officer, HK Jethi, to be sent to the CBI, over probe into cases against former MCI chief Ketan Desai. This, only raises some serious questions over whether there was any attempt to shield the former MCI Chief. MCI Chief Jayshree Mehta has dimissed allegations against her, terming them baseless, adding, she asked the CVO to write to the CBI because she was new to MCI and was getting a lot of complaints."
Nov 7, 2014 CBI probing AI's acquisition of Boeing Aircraft: "An RTI query filed by Jitendra Bhargava has revealed that the CBI is probing acqusition of Boeing Aircraft by Air India. The RTI query was seeking permission to inspect files relating to acquisition of Aircraft by Air India. Bhargava received a reply from the Civil Aviation Ministry stating that the case is being probed by the CBI therefore information cannot be revealed."
Nov 6, 2014 Robert Vadra shuts down 4 companies: "Even as calls for a probe into Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land dealing get louder in the last six months, his business in Rajasthan and Haryana has been shutdown. Six companies, all set up in 2012 have been wound up in the last few months. TIMES NOW tracks down the address given in the registration documents of these companies. The same address has been given for all six companies."
Nov 6, 2014 With Cong down and out, Robert Vadra moves to wind up six companies: "party chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra has been winding up at least six of his companies even as one of his firms reported a profit of Rs 33 crore in 2012-13. According to official filings with the Registrar of Companies, Vadra has moved to shut down six of the 12 companies that he controls as director."
Nov 4, 2014 Robert Vadra under fire over spat with reporter: Should Vadra come clean on corruption charges?: "Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and pushed the reporter's mic away from him and walked away."
Nov 4, 2014 Most Congress leaders reluctant to support Robert Vadra: "While Congress leader Sandeep Diskhit has openly come out against Mr Vadra, sources said a majority of senior leaders were “not too happy” with its repeated moves to rally around the controversial figure."
Nov 4, 2014 CBI arrests BJD MP Ramchandra Hansda, 2 ex-MLAs in ponzi scam: "Nabadiganta Capital Services, one of the 44 chit fund firms being probed nder orders of Supreme Court, raised Rs 15 crore between August 2011 and 2013 from people promising better returns."
Nov 3, 2014 Debate: Cong brazen, Vadra unapologetic - 1: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Nov 1, 2014 lost his cool and reportedly pushed aside the microphone of a reporter at a five-star hotel gym in New Delhi when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana. A livid Vadra was seen on a video footage shown on TV channels asking the reporter four times as to whether he was serious about his land deal question."
Nov 2, 2014 Robert Vadra made around Rs 44 crore in Haryana deal: CAG: "According to CAG, Vadra made windfall gains worth Rs 43.66 crore with a lenient Congress government that allowed him to indulge in this illegal act, breaching law, and did not persist on recovering Rs 41.51 crore of the profit that he made by selling the land to DLF Universal."
Nov 2, 2014 Land acquisition for Jindal plant: CBI to question former minister Jayanthi Natarajan: "CBI is likely to convert into FIRs the preliminary enquiries against Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and JSW Steel for alleged diversion of forest land for their plant in violation of norms and may also examine former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan."
Nov 1, 2014 Robert Vadra attacks media when questioned about land deal: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra attacks a journalist when he was questioned about his land deals in Haryana at Ashoka hotel. When Vadra was asked to comment on his deals, he kept asking the reporter, 'Are you serious?' before shoving the microphone. He asks the reporter to turn off their camera and says, 'Are you nuts'."
Nov 1, 2014 Robert Vadra loses cool, pushes aside reporter, mic when questioned on his involvement in land deals: "Businessman and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra lost his cool at an event in Delhi on Saturday when a reporter asked him about his alleged involvement in land scams in Haryana. Instead of merely refusing to answer the question, Robert Vadra got angry and pushed the reporter's mic away from him and walked away."
Nov 1, 2014 Robert Vadra loses cool, snaps at a reporter: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra today lost his cool and angrily pushed the microphone of a reporter away when he was quizzed about his controversial land deals in Haryana."