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May 1, 2014 DD edited out Narendra Modi's reference to Ahmed Patel as 'good friend': "Modi's suggestion that he has been on good terms with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's political secretary and the two have even dined at one another's homes is among the bits that DD chose not to telecast, sparking a controversy over the interview being "censored"."
Apr 30, 2014 UPA rule led to scams from 2G to jijaji: Rajnath: "UPA rule would be known for various scams from 2G, CWG to 'Jijaji'."
Apr 30, 2014 Sahara chief pleads with SC for quick order: It’s very hot, not feeling well in jail: "”The temperature has soared and the gentleman is not well,” senior advocate Rajiv Dhawan, appearing for Sahara group, told a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar."
Apr 28, 2014 Corruption creeps into every nook and cranny of India: "A citizen goes to a government office (still run the way the British colonials had organized it). His file — papers stacked on a matted pad and tied with a string — must pass several layers of bureaucracy. Palms must be greased every step of the way, including the peon who physically carries the file desk to desk."
Apr 28, 2014 Mamata Banerjee govt saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul Gandhi
Apr 28, 2014 Debate: Whose land is it anyway? - 2: "Fresh land controversy hits UPA Government. Questions have been raised over clearance of land use of more than 500 hectares in Aravali region. Sources say Urban development Min Kamal Nath and Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda signed the controversial order."
Apr 28, 2014 US asks for provisional arrest of Andhra Pradesh MP indicted for corruption: report: "KVP Ramachandra Rao of the Congress was among six people indicted earlier this month over plans to allegedly bribe Indian government officials with nearly 10 million dollars for mining rights in Andhra Pradesh."
Apr 28, 2014 Spurious Robert Vadra development model: "As a business, the Vadra-deal is not above suspicion. It is not even a desirable way of land transactions. It deprives land-owners of the legitimate value of their land just because they are not smart enough"
Apr 28, 2014 Priyanka vs BJP: Is Robert Vadra in the line of fire?: "A highly combative Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday reacted strongly to the allegations levelled by the BJP against her husband Robert Vadra challenging the opposition to continue its attacks and said that she is ready to face all accusations."
Apr 28, 2014 Files on Vadra in Rajasthan being examined, can't rush the case: BJP: "the BJP had released a video on alleged land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Rajasthan and Haryana, terming it as the 'Robert Vadra model of development'. When asked why no action has been taken against Vadra in Rajasthan despite a BJP government, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the legal procedure is being followed."
Apr 27, 2014 Crime branch official booked for taking bribe: "Assistant police inspector Kailash Sangle of the Crime branch (CB) control was caught by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh from a transporter on late Saturday afternoon."
Apr 27, 2014 Various Scams During YSR Regime And Who Are All The Partners: "The regime proved to be full of scams and the list of scams is increasing day by day"
Apr 27, 2014 BJP shows video targeting Robert Vadra's 'corrupt' land deals: "In its most direct attack ever, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday released a video targeting Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra accusing him of being involved in fraudulent land deals in Congress-ruled states."
Apr 27, 2014 Explain Vadra’s quick-rise model: BJP: "asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to explain how her son-in-law, Robert Vadra, managed to amass Rs. 300 crore with an investment of just Rs. 1 lakh, even during the economic slowdown."
Apr 27, 2014 BJP’s sharpest attack on Gandhis: ‘Damad Shree’ video, booklet targeting Robert Vadra over land deals: "The Robert Vadra scam is a textbook case of corruption. It is not against any family. It is how rules and laws were bent to favour one man."
Apr 27, 2014 BJP releases video targeting Vadra as Priyanka mocks Modi: "The video named Damad Shree accused the Haryana and Rajasthan governments of colluding with Robert Vadra to help him acquire lands fraudulently."
Apr 26, 2014 2G Scam: ED files chargesheet against A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal: "The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against former telecom minister A Raja and DMK chief Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G scam case. The chargesheet has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act."
Apr 25, 2014 Will the Vadra factor haunt Gandhi family in this election campaign?: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka has for the first time responded to allegations against her husband Robert Vadra, saying she will fight the insults."
Apr 25, 2014 Uma Bharti admits she had misjudged Modi, calls Robert Vadra a 'thief': "The vitriolics continue this election season. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti has once again hit out at the Gandhis calling Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra a thief who will be punished irrespective of his ties with the Gandhis."
Apr 25, 2014 2G scam: A Raja, Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi's wife named in ED's chargesheet: "ED in its chargesheet also named DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal, Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL) promoters Shahid Usman Balwa and Vinod Goenka as accused in the case in which it alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by STPL promoters to DMK-run Kalaignar TV."
Apr 22, 2014 Mamata government saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul: "Hitting hard on the Mamata Banerjee government on the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, Rahul Gandhi today accused it of not taking action against those involved and instead trying to save them."
Apr 19, 2014 'RSVP model' helps in multiplying earnings: Modi: "In a retort to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's criticism of Gujarat model of development, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today described UPA's governance as "RSVP model" in which a person was able to multiply his earnings from Rs one lakh to Rs 400 crore in five years."
Apr 19, 2014 Arun Jaitley quotes Wall Street Journal to take on Robert Vadra: ""Congratulations to Mr Robert Vadra. He has made it to the Wall Street Journal. The Vadra business model requires the research paper to be prepared by a key business analyst ... Start a business without any investment. Investment will flow as loans and advances which is a synonym for political equity. Use these loans to buy property at fraction of the market cost." "
Apr 14, 2014 Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam: "The Prime Minister has been targeted once again. After Manmohan Singh's former media advisor said that he had little say in governance, with all the major decisions being taken by Sonia Gandhi, a former coal secretary has accused him of cowering under political pressure even during the infamous coal blocks allocations."
Apr 6, 2014 Gird The Steel Girders: "The Naveen Jindal steel empire saw a meteoric rise during UPA’s time. It’s not all been hunky-dory.", "Phenomenal Growth: His companies have seen a peer-beating rise during the UPA regime; 16 times growth in revenues, 26 times hike in profits. Political connections: Jindal is accused of misusing his political access and clout across parties to stay on top in highly regulated industries. Surprisingly, this isn’t political fodder on election eve. Green Clearances: In many projects, including in Raigarh and Orissa, work commenced without obtaining mandatory environment clearances."
Apr 5, 2014 Congress promises CBI probe into Odisha mining, chitfund scam: "Says Rs 60,000 crore would be recovered from those who looted minerals by auctioning their property"
Apr 5, 2014 Pearls group MD booked for Rs 45,000 crore scam: "The CBI is digging into details of over 1,000 bank accounts to trace `45,000 crore allegedly amassed by Pearls Group promoter Bhangoo through the elaborate pyramid scheme."
Apr 4, 2014 VVIP chopper scam: Middleman Guido Haschke enters plea bargain: "Guido Haschke, the key middleman accused of bribing Indian officials to help a unit of Italy's Finmeccanica(SIFI.MI) win a helicopter contract has struck a plea bargain with Italian prosecutors."
Apr 4, 2014 LS polls: Narendra Modi attacks Robert Vadra over land deals: "At the time of addressing a rally in Ghaziabad on Thursday, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi attacked Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra over land deals. Modi said, 'I want to ask the Shehzada, if his brother-in-law will also be a 'chowkidaar' of the country as he said that the country needs multiple 'chowkidaars''."
Apr 3, 2014 Crown seeks 4-year sentence in landmark bribery case: "Nazir Karigar was convicted last fall for his role in a plot to distribute at least $450,000 in bribes to officials at state-owned Air India, as well as an Indian cabinet minister, in an attempt to secure a contract for his company to provide the airline with security technology. Mr. Karigar is the first individual to be tried and convicted under Canada’s foreign bribery law."
Apr 3, 2014 Modi brings Robert Vadra in the line of fire; attacks Sonia, Rahul: "Narendra Modi on Thursday brought Robert Vadra in the line of fire on controversial land deals, asking Rahul Gandhi whether his brother-in-law would be asked to act as 'chowkidar' (watchman) to guard peoples' land."
Apr 3, 2014 Congress RS MP charged for graft: "A United States court has indicted him for allegedly bribing government officials to facilitate mining licenses in Andhra Pradesh involving $18 mn. The US court has also indicted 5 others. The Congress MP, however, has denied any charges against him. Meanwhile, Congress distances itself from the MP saying law must be followed."
Apr 1, 2014 Robert Vadra firms resold cheap land, made huge profits: Report: "All these purchases were made violating the land ceiling act."
Apr 1, 2014 Fly-for-rupee offer runs into air pocket: "Low-cost carrier SpiceJet, which today unveiled tickets worth Re 1, was asked to immediately stop the offer by civil aviation regulator DGCA, which said it was deceiving travellers since only one or two such tickets were available on each flight."
Mar 31, 2014 Chidambaram, Congress ‘biggest patrons’ of crony capitalism: BJP: "the Congress-led UPA is the biggest patrons of crony capitalism"
Mar 31, 2014 Chidambaram deteriorated a robust, healthy economy: Yashwant Sinha: "Attacking the Congress led UPA government on the economy front, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit out at the Finance Minister P Chidambaram for India's weak economic condition. BJP leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha accused Chidambaram of deteriorating a robust and healthy economy."
Mar 30, 2014 Corrupt engineer caught red-handed in Gurgaon: "The state vigilance bureau, Gurgaon, arrested the superintendent engineer (SE) of the public health department, Palwal, at Rajiv Chowk while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a government contractor in return for approving his bills of works"
Mar 28, 2014 Delhi HC finds BJP, Congress guilty of taking foreign funding: "In a huge blow to the Congress and the BJP just ahead of the elections, Delhi High Court has held both the national political parties guilty of taking foreign funding and violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCR) Act."
Mar 28, 2014 Sahara seeks contributions from employees to secure bail for Subrata Roy: "Sahara has turned to its employees to help get chief Subrata Roy out of jail. In a letter to all its employees on Friday, Sahara sought a minimum contribution of Rs 1 lakh per head in order to pay Roy's bail bond of Rs 10,000 crore."
Mar 27, 2014 Coal scam: MP Vijay Darda and son chargesheeted: "CBI on Thursday filed its second charge sheet in the coal scam before a Delhi court naming Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, Nagpur-based AMR Iron and Steel Pvt Ltd and others as accused for fraudulently acquiring coal blocks."
Mar 26, 2014 Virbhadra Singh probed in connection with payoffs by a steel company: "In a huge embarrassment for the Congress, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has been questioned by the CBI in connection with alleged payoffs to him by a steel company."
Mar 26, 2014 Pay Rs 10,000 crore to get bail: SC tells Sahara chief Subrata Roy: "the apex court set Rs 5000 crore in cash and Rs 5000 crore of bank guarantee to be furnished as a pre-condition of bail to Roy and two other directors, who are in Delhi’s Tihar Jail since March 4."
Mar 20, 2014 ED issues fresh summons to Karunanidhi’s wife in 2G case: "Both the DMK leaders and others have been questioned by ED about the alleged transfer of Rs. 200 crore to the TV channel, in which Ms. Kanimozhi and Mr. Kumar each hold 20 per cent stake. "
Mar 17, 2014 Indian CBI Files First Charges in $30 Billion Coal Mines Scandal
Mar 17, 2014 Remove cumbersome regulations to limit bureaucratic corruption (Comment: Special to IANS): "We are focusing too much on corruption at the level of politicians and not focusing enough on how the bureaucracy functions, supports and connives to make it all possible."
Mar 17, 2014 Railgate: Charges framed against Bansal's nephew, nine others: "The court, in its order, had said that corruption in India has reached "unimaginable proportions" and the case revealed a "novel way" of payment of bribe to achieve the aim."
Mar 14, 2014 Debate: AAP threatens media - 1: "Accusing the "whole" media of being "sold out", Kejriwal has threatened to send media people to jail after an inquiry into the issue if AAP comes to power."
Mar 13, 2014 BBC: Why gold smuggling is on the rise in India: "An estimated 700kg of gold is smuggled into India every day."
Mar 13, 2014 No relief for Subrata Roy from SC, next hearing on March 25: "In another setback for Sahara chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Thursday again deferred hearing on his contempt case saying it will only hear Sahara's plea against his detention when the company gives a proposal to refund the crores it owes to its investors."
Mar 13, 2014 Sahara chief Subrata Roy to remain in jail, SC rejects bail plea: "The SC bench also said it has ordered Subrata Roy's detention as a tool to enforce compliance of its August 31, 2012 judgment directing refund of Rs 24000 crore illegally collected from 3.3 crore investors."
Mar 12, 2014 Inside Sahara Dessert: "Asked how he defended the conversion of public land for private use, he claimed he had tried hard to build houses. “But I made it clear we will not accept any black money. All payments had to be made through cheques. But people would plead with me to accept money in cash. We decided therefore to abandon the project.”"
Mar 7, 2014 Sahara Simplified 15 things you didn't know about the fuss behind why Subrata Roy, the promoter of the Sahara group, is in jail : "In SC, Saharas deposited a title deed of a 106 acre plot in Versova and claimed its worth at Rs.19300 Crores!! SEBI says it is not worth a penny, because it is in a mangrove and in a no construction zone."
Mar 7, 2014 SC lambasts Roy, rejects payment plan: "A huge setback for Sahara's efforts to get relief for its boss, the Supreme Court has rejected Sahara Group's proposal for refunding investors' money and told Subrata Roy's company to come with an honourable repayment plan. The court said it will hear Sahara's plea for police custody for Subrata Roy on Tuesday (March 11)"
Mar 6, 2014 Rolls-Royce launches 24-hour ethics helpline after graft charges
Mar 6, 2014 India: Police password lost for eight years as complaints mount: "Delhi officers could not operate a portal holding more than 600 complaints - a lapse that has gone undetected since 2006, the Indian Express Newspaper said. The complaints came from India's anti-corruption agency, called the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)."
Mar 6, 2014 In Tihar jail, Subrata Roy gets dal, sabzi, roti, but avoids sleeping on floor: "has been kept in ward number four of prison 3, the same ward where all accused of the 2G scam were kept."
Mar 6, 2014 Excl: Guru's explosive confession: "It is now clear that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) former principal Gurunath Meiyappan placed what he called friendly bets. In never seen before documents that TIMES NOW has in its possession, Gurunath confessed to betting leaving a huge question mark of CSK's future."
Mar 6, 2014 Excl: Guru's explosive confession: "It is now clear that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) former principal Gurunath Meiyappan placed what he called friendly bets. In never seen before documents that TIMES NOW has in its possession, Gurunath confessed to betting leaving a huge question mark of CSK's future."
Mar 6, 2014 Diplomat steps in to push pvt deal?: "An unprecedented intervention by a diplomat, TIMES NOW has a copy of a letter sent by the Indian Ambassador to Abu Dhabi T P Seetharam to the Union Finance Ministry pushing for the Jet Airways-Etihad deal. The letter has raised massive controversy on why a diplomat had to intervene in a matter between SEBI and a private party."
Mar 6, 2014 Rolls Royce -Aashmore-HAL link: "In our ongoing expose, here is the third wave of the torrent of scams, proof that the Union Defence Minister A K Antony cannot avoid. Documents with TIMES NOW prove the consultant role played by the Singapore based firm revealed Rolls Royce, Ashmore Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) link."
Mar 5, 2014 Subrata Roy eats 1 chapati, sleeps on the floor in Tihar jail: "Visitors will be allowed to meet him only twice a week and that too from the list of ten people he will have to submit at the time of admission"
Mar 5, 2014 ED attaches Jagan Mohan Reddy's properties worth Rs 863 crore: "the government headed by Jagan's father, late YS Rajasekhara Reddy, allegedly allotted 15,000 acres of land in Prakasam and Guntur districts to Matrix Enport for development of the Vadarevu-Nizampatnam Port and Industrial Corridor at a cheaper rate. The undue benefits extended to Prasad, including exemption from various duties, amounted to Rs 1,426.17 crore, said ED sources. As a quid pro quo, Prasad invested Rs 854.54 crore in the companies promoted by Jagan."
Mar 5, 2014 Thane ACB traps two constables for graft: "The duo allegedly asked the driver for Rs 30,000 and claimed that the grocery, which he was transporting in the truck was illegal."
Mar 4, 2014 Supreme Court sends Subrata Roy to judicial custody till March 11: "The Supreme Court on Monday sent business tycoon and chairman of Sahara group Subrata Roy to judicial custody till March 11. Unimpressed by Roy's unconditional apology, the SC sent him and two other directors of Sahara to Tihar jail. The SC also ordered Roy to present a workable plan to return Rs 20,000 crore to investors."
Mar 4, 2014 Supreme Court slams Subrata Roy, accuses him of lying at every stage: "the bench said when people did not pay up dues of Rs 2,000, they were sent to civil prison. "Should we allow every litigant to behave like this (like Roy) towards the court? Every statement in affidavits for last two years has been false. All wrong affidavits were filed before the court and they were absolutely incorrect and false statements were made in it. We are extremely sorry to say false affidavits were filed by you at every stage and that in itself is contempt of court,""
Mar 4, 2014 Debate: Jet engines kickbacks: "The Jet engine kickbacks scam is expose number 4 tonight.. Defence Minister A K Antony has ordered a CBI probe into allegations that UK firm Rolls Royce paid bribes to HAL officials to clinch the Jet engine kickbacks deals. But, the government woke up only after the UK Serious Fraud Office arrested prominent arms dealer Sudhir Choudhrie last month. Sudhir Chaudhrie -- a politically connected man was allowed to get away on two occassions by the CBI in the past."
Mar 4, 2014 Debate: AgustaWestland payback: "Two years ago when TIMES NOW, for the first time, exposed irregularities in the AgustaWestland deal, the Government conveniently washed its hands off. Today, the Rs 3600 crore chopper deal stands cancelled but our Government's soft stand to recover a whopping Rs 1226 crore which is lying with Milan banks has raised fresh questions. Is this money - Rs 1226 crore - nothing but loose change for a Government which has not even bothered to blacklist the Italian firm? And, what explains the sudden and strangely soft treatment from the Government towards Italy?"
Mar 4, 2014 Debate: Lutyens scam - 2: " discuss whether, just because it's the last leg of the UPA, can the Prime Minister duck the volley of scams?"
Mar 4, 2014 Debate: Lutyens scam - 1: "The biggest scam of UPA II - the Lutyens scam - a massive land scam, has threatened to compromise the security of the first citizen of India - the President, to serve the interests of a private party. At the heart of this scam is a 22.95 acres close to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the President's office have raised alarm bells about the proposed uber-luxury apartment complex. The Lutyens scam explodes on Prime Minister's doorstep. So, did the Prime Minister's office choose to look the other way"
Mar 4, 2014 5 years jail for IRS officer in corruption case: "An IRS officer has been awarded a five-year jail term by a court here for accepting a bribe of Rs eight lakh from a Delhi-based pharmaceutical company."
Mar 4, 2014 Embarrassing moment for Subrata Roy: "The ink attack on Sahara Chief Subrata Roy happened in a fraction of seconds. While emerging out of his car little did Subrato Roy know that he would be subjected to an attack that is symbolic of public anger. Watch how the man who once lived like a king was ink attacked."
Mar 4, 2014 Can you hide from the truth, Mr Azad?: "Last Friday TIMES NOW exposed the medical scam that left United Progressive Alliance (UPA) completely cornered. TIMES NOW exposed Union Health Minister's bizarre justification to transfer an honest bureaucrat. Today, TIMES NOW has the stinging note by former Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju which nails Ghulam Nabi Azad's lies. A matrix of scams, undeniable and multiple testimony but the UPA has chosen to remain tightlipped."
Mar 4, 2014 Unedited footage of drama of ink attack: "The ink attack on Sahara Chief Subrata Roy was brazen, was dramatic and it happened in a fraction of second. Take a look at the minute by minute details of how the ink attack played out."
Mar 4, 2014 Sahara boss Subrata Roy to sleep on floor in Tihar, eat jail food: "Visitors will be allowed to meet him only twice a week and that too from the list of ten people he will have to submit at the time of admission,""
Mar 4, 2014 Subrata Roy reaches SC, protestor throws ink at him, calls him a thief: "While Sahara chief Subrata Roy was being produced in Supreme Court, a man threw ink at him and called him a thief. The protestor identified himself as Manoj Sharma and said he is an advocate. He reportedly came from Gwalior."
Mar 4, 2014 Sahara's Subrata Roy, 2 directors sent to Tihar jail till March 11: "It was a day of hectic and dramatic developments in the Supreme Court which heard the Sahara case on Tuesday. Subrata Roy along with two other company directors have been sent to judicial custody till the next date of hearing on March 11. The detention of the fourth respondent, Vandana Bhargava has not been ordered as she has been given a concession for being a woman Director."
Mar 3, 2014 Global giant KKR red-flags bribery, fraud risks in India: "Widening its list of potential risks faced in India, private equity major KKR has red-flagged issues like bribery, fraud and corruption among factors that could adversely impact investments in the country"
Mar 3, 2014 Exposes 3: Why hasn't India gone after Italy?: "Two years ago when TIMES NOW, for the first time, exposed irregularities in the AgustaWestland deal, the Government conveniently washed its hands off. Today, the Rs 3600 crore chopper deal stands cancelled but our Government's soft stand to recover a whopping Rs 1226 crore which is lying with Milan banks has raised fresh questions. Is this money - Rs 1226 crore - nothing but loose change for a Government which has not even bothered to blacklist the Italian firm? And, what explains the sudden and strangely soft treatment from the Government towards Italy?"
Mar 3, 2014 Expose 1: The Lutyens scam: "The biggest scam of UPA2 - the Lutyens scam - a massive land scam, has threatened to compromise the security of the first citizen of India - the President, to serve the interests of a private party. At the heart of this scam is a 22.95 acres close to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the President's office have raised alarm bells about the proposed uber-luxury apartment complex. The Lutyens scam explodes on Prime Minister's doorstep. So, did the Prime Minister's office choose to look the other way?"
Mar 3, 2014 Subrata Roy gets VIP treatment in custody, kept in a guest house in UP: "After being sent to custody by a court in Lucknow on Friday, Sahara chief Subrata Roy is living in a forest guest house in Lucknow, which is supposed to be one of the best in the city. The police have also closed down the popular picnic spot in order to secure the area."
Mar 3, 2014 Farooq's 'maha chors' comment sparks ruckus in Kashmir assembly: ""Kashmiri chor nahi, maha chor hai (Kashmiris are not just thieves, they are the biggest thieves)," Abdullah said at a function while releasing the 'citizens report on state of renewable energy'. "
Mar 2, 2014 Blow to IAF projects: CBI to probe aero engine scam: "The defence ministry has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe bribery allegations against British engineering company Rolls-Royce in connection with contracts to supply aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited."
Feb 27, 2014 Is this the end of the road for Subrata Roy Sahara?: "The noose has tightened around Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who is facing arrest for not refunding deposits running into thousands of crores to investors. The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday served a non-bailable warrant at Subrata Roy's residence in Lucknow after failing to locate the Sahara chief."
Feb 26, 2014 Debate: Insecure of a free media? - 1: "Stoking a controversy, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde threatened to "crush" the electronic media, alleging a section of it was unnecessarily provoking the Congress party by indulging in "false propaganda" against it. The outburst by Shinde, a Congress leader who hails from Maharashtra's Sholapur district, came at a Youth Congress event in Sholapur on Monday evening (February 24). Shinde, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Sholapur, alleged that since the last four months a section of the electronic media is "manipulating" news about him and his party and warned it would be "crushed" if this kind of reportage is not stopped immedidately. "What is happening in the electronic media largely I am aware of it. In the last four months there have been efforts by the media to provoke us (Congress). We will crush such elements in the electronic media, which are indulging in false propaganda, if it did not stop" he said. "I have the intelligence department under me. I know who is doing such things. I know what is happening. Some forces are behind this," he added."
Feb 26, 2014 Another appointment scam hits UPA: "All it took was 120 minutes for the Government to do a u-turn on a key appointment. Exactly 2 hours after TIMES NOW exposed this evening how the Union Petroleum Minister was pushing for an extension for his favoured bureaucrat, the Government was forced to backtrack. An exposed Veerappa Moily's plan to bypass the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been rejected and the Opposition is gunning for him tonight and the Prime Minister's Office is completely mute once again for the second time in 15 days."
Feb 26, 2014 SC cracks the whip on Sahara, Subrata Roy faces arrest: "In a blow to the Sahara group, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a non-ballable warrant against its chief Subrata Roy chief after he failed to appear in the court. On Tuesday the apex court had rejected his plea seeking exemption from personal appearance in a contempt case."
Feb 26, 2014 Sita’s exile ends in hospital - First bahu surrenders, sent from Birsa jail to RIMS: "Jharkhand’s First Family bahu Sita Soren, accused of accepting a Rs 1.5 crore bribe in exchange for her vote in the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, surrendered in a CBI court this morning, went to Birsa jail in the afternoon and ended her day at the ICU of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) complaining of chest pain."
Feb 26, 2014 SC issues non-bailable arrest warrant against Sahara chief Subrata Roy: "In a blow to the Sahara group, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a non-ballable warrant against its chief Subrata Roy chief after he failed to appear in the court. On Tuesday the apex court had rejected his plea seeking exemption from personal appearance in a contempt case."
Feb 25, 2014 NBA criticises Union Home Minister Shinde: "National Broadcasters' Association (NBA) issues statement, criticises Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. In its statement, NBA says it is shocked by the statement of Home Minister that he would crush the electronic media and that a close watch was being kept on them."
Feb 25, 2014 #TrollingFreeMedia: Parties versus media: "Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's comments to crush the electronic media yesterday has raked up a controversy and under pressure Shinde did a U turn today (Feb 25) saying his criticism was aimed at the social media. From AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal to Shinde and Goa CM Manohar Pariikar, can our politicians justify taking on the free and independent media? Shinde had stoked a controversy by threatening to "crush" the electronic media, alleging a section of it was unnecessarily provoking the Congress by indulging in "false propaganda" against it."
Feb 25, 2014 FTP: Kejriwal, Shinde attack journalists: Is the media a soft target for politicians?: "The recent attacks by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the media has raised serious questions on the journalists becoming a soft target for politicians."
Feb 25, 2014 CBI to probe Ram Vilas Paswan's role in Bokaro Steel recruitment scam: "In what could be a major trouble for Lok Janshakti Party supremo Ram Vilas Paswan ahead of elections, the CBI will now investigate his role in the Bokaro Steel plant recruitment scam."
Feb 25, 2014 Scam in Delhi Metro? UK SFO asks CBI to probe bribe to officials: "After VVIP helicopters, another bribery scandal is set to explode in the government's face with the Delhi Metro project under investigation. United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office has written a letter to the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) flagging off possible irregularities in the awarding of a major contract to transport company Alstom."
Feb 25, 2014 DCI member colludes with ex-college head to get it derecognised: "A year after the former chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council Dr Gunaseelan was caught accepting bribes from dental colleges for increasing the number of seats, all is not well with the top medical body of India. The trail of shame still continues."
Feb 25, 2014 CBI may quiz Ram Vilas Paswan; his party LJP mulls parting ways with UPA: " the agency has named junior managers SM Razi, Rajkumar Jatia and Yogesh Chandra Patnaik. They are relatives of a former governor, a former central minister, who is now a Rajya Sabha candidate, and a former high court judge respectively as accused in the FIRs."
Feb 24, 2014 CBI nails Dental Council member in a conspiracy against a TN college: "The Dental Council of India is in the eye of a storm yet again. A Central Bureau of Investigation report states that a member of the DCI colluded with a former principal of a Tamil Nadu college to derecognise it. The CBI report raises questions on the role of current DCI member Dr Joseph Isaac saying he gave a 'false and exaggerated report'."
Feb 23, 2014 Corruption cases in India on the rise; up 13 pct since 2011: PwC: "Sectorally, 50 per cent said engineering and construction was the most affected, followed by energy, utilities and mining (42 per cent) and government (35 per cent)."
Feb 23, 2014 In Rohtak, Kejriwal hits out at Robert Vadra and Bhupinder Hooda: " Arvind Kejriwal raked up the Gurgaon land scam to hit out at Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and DLF to appeal to a largely rural audience that overflowed from the HUDA ground in Rohtak on Sunday. And much to the crowd's approval Kejriwal trained his guns at Hooda describing him as a "dalal" (tout) and property dealer."
Feb 22, 2014 Thane ACB nabs cops from Kharghar for graft: ""The police officials with the help of hawker Mahale would collect a sum of Rs 2,000 as 'hafta' for each of the stalls,""
Feb 21, 2014 Ailing Air India hit by another huge fraud, writes to CBI for probe: "was recently hit by LTC scam, has stumbled upon another case of fraud involving crores of rupees in a scheme meant for family members of the employees of the state-run airline."