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Feb 18, 2014 ACB exposes racket extorting truck drivers on highway: "Truck drivers plying between Delhi and Jaipur have to pay Rs 5,000 per month to a network of private agents for avoiding fine and seizure of the vehicle. This network has been running with the help of transport department officers."
Feb 18, 2014 Business is bad: most traders admit paying bribes: "Interestingly, 63.8% of wholesale dealers admitted to paying bribes to the police, compared to only 28.2% of retailers."
Feb 17, 2014 Ready to expose Gadkari and his five more scams, says Anjali Damania: ""They (BJP) are accusing me of being an outsider (for Nagpur) but I belong to Maharashtra and India. When Rahul Gandhi can fight from Amethi constituency why can't I fight from Nagpur,""
Feb 15, 2014 Lagadapati a shrewd businessman: "Mr. Rajagopal, son-in-law of veteran Congress leader P. Upendra, had seen a phenomenal rise in his business empire during the 1990s. The company has presence in EPC contracts, power, solar, mining and infrastructure. The group’s annual revenues stood at Rs.13,887 crore in the last fiscal."
Feb 14, 2014 BBC: Delhi to investigate Mukhesh Ambani and ministers over gas prices: "Arvind Kejriwal accused Reliance chief Mukesh Ambani of colluding with Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and his predecessor Murli Deora."
Feb 13, 2014 India’s Defense Sector Still Plagued by Corruption: "Despite attempted reforms, India’s defense procurement system remains tainted by corruption and wrongdoing."
Feb 11, 2014 Tatra trucks scam: CBI questions former senior officials of BEML: "The Tatra trucks scam is back to haunt BEML with the CBI carrying out investigations. CBI teams were in Bangalore to examine BEML senior executives in purchase of spare parts for Tatra trucks."
Feb 11, 2014 Live updates: Kejriwal opens a new front, orders ACB to file FIRs against Moily, Deora, Mukesh Ambani: "RIL which signed an agreement with the Centre in early 2000 to supply gas at a cost of $ 1 per unit, later hiked the rate to $2.3 per unit and again hiked it to $ 4 per unit."
Feb 11, 2014 Read what Kejriwal said about registering FIR against Deora, Moily, Ambani: "Delhi government on Tuesday (Feb 1) directed the Anti-Corruption Branch to register an FIR against the chairperson of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, union petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, former petroleum minister Murli Deora and former director general of Hydrocarbons VK Sibal under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA)."
Feb 11, 2014 File FIR on 'gas price collusion' by ministers, RIL: Kejriwal to cops: " the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Tuesday directed its anti-corruption branch to file an FIR against oil minister Veerappa Moily, former oil minister Murli Deora, Reliance Industries Ltd boss Mukesh Ambani and the former director-general hydrocarbons V K Sibal under the Prevention of Corruption Act for hatching a "conspiracy" to double gas prices in order to benefit, in the main, RIL."
Feb 10, 2014 Ban Srinivasan, scrap CSK; Dhoni involved in the cover-up: Lalit Modi: "Lashing out at the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) establishment after the Supreme Court-instituted committee on Monday ruled that Gurunath Meiyappan was the CSK Team Principal %26 involved in betting activities during the IPL, banned former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi told CNN-IBN that the current India %26 CSK captain MS Dhoni was also part of the cover-up and that CSK should be scrapped following the betting %26 fixing revelations during IPL 6 last year."
Feb 8, 2014 Corruption an inescapable reality: "among those who did or were forced to, every two in five pointed the finger at the police. Interestingly, 63.8% of wholesale dealers admitted to paying bribes to the police, compared to only 28.2% of retailers. "The police are so corrupt that they won’t let go of the slightest opportunity to make extra cash,""
Feb 8, 2014 Need probe into Robert Vadra land deals in Rajasthan: Bikner MP: "Five Rajasthan BJP MPs have written to Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje demanding a probe into land deals by Congress President son-in-law Robert Vadra. A BJP MP from Bikaner Arjun Ram Meghwal said that the previous government did not do anything against Vadra because of his ties with them. That's why we asked the current Chief Minister to take action."
Feb 8, 2014 Does MHA's changed stance on Italian marines indicate a deal in AgustaWestland?: "With the Home Ministry taking a U-turn and revising its sanction of trying the Italian marines accused of killing Indian fishermen under a law which has death penalty to a maximum 10 years imprisonment, speculations are rife of a possible deal with Italy against the backdrop of latest revelations in the AgustaWestland chopper scam."
Feb 6, 2014 FIR against Sheila in CWG scam: "The former Delhi Chief Minister, Cabinet colleague accused of making illegal gains"
Feb 5, 2014 2G: AAP Releases Fresh Tapes, Accuses Cover-Up by Karunanidhi: "In the CBI April 25, 2011 chargesheet against Kanimozhi Karunanithi, one of the main charges was that Kalaignar TV (in which 20% equity is held by Kanimozhi Karunanidhi; 20% equity is held by Sharad Kumar; and 60% equity is held by Dayalu Karunanidhi) received more than Rs 200 Crore bribe from M/s Dynamix Realty (part of the DB group of companies) via through a "circutous route". Shahid Balwa, whose company (Swan Telecom) ) eventually got some of the 2G spectrum license was behind DB group as well."
Feb 5, 2014 ‘Money played a big role in 3 southern States during polls’ : "Some of the press entities are found to be directly working for political parties. The incidence of paid news too was very high.”"
Feb 4, 2014 Bhushan makes fresh 2G allegations: "Senior lawyer and AAP member Prashant Bhushan claims to open new can of 2G worms, says new tapes expose conspiracy to save DMK's first family. Kalignar TV former CEO Sharath Reddy avoids TIMES NOW after Bhushan released new 2G tapes."
Feb 4, 2014 2G scam: AAP comes out with fresh charges against Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi: "fresh tapes revealed a cover-up attempt in the 2G scam to save DMK's first family. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan claimed DMK chief Karunanidhi was 'fully in the know of things' ."
Feb 1, 2014 Target Sonia and her advisers, middleman in VVIP chopper deal told AgustaWestland: "One of the three alleged middlemen in the VVIP helicopter kickbacks scandal had reportedly advised top AgustaWestland officials to "target" UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and people close to her in order to bag the 556 million Euro contract."
Jan 31, 2014 Govt 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking: "The US Federal Aviation Administration downgraded India after conducting an audit last year of the country's aviation regulator that found 31 issues of safety concern"
Jan 30, 2014 Narendra Modi Exposed Rajdeep Sardesai on his Face !
Jan 30, 2014 'Crores lost as corrupt RTO officials ignore overloading'
Jan 30, 2014 Corruption cloud over Air India as senior staff 'grab company flats in posh Delhi areas while renting out their own homes': "The Airline also faces allegations of embezzlement of funds earmarked for flat maintenance"
Jan 29, 2014 Narendra Modi Exposed Rajdeep Sardesai on his Face !
Jan 29, 2014 India’s air worst in the world - China acts faster than neighbour: "A global analysis of how nations tackle environmental challenges has ranked India 155 among 178 nations and labelled the country’s air quality among the worst in the world, tying it with China in exposing its population to hazardous air pollution."
Jan 29, 2014 Government releases Rs. 70 crore more for ad blitzkrieg: "With this, the showcasing of Bharat Nirman in three phases — beginning May 2013 — will cost the exchequer Rs.172 crore"
Jan 29, 2014 Frauds ripped Public Sector banks of Rs. 23,000cr: "Public sector banks have cumulatively lost a massive sum of Rs. 22,743 crore due to cheating and forgery in the last three years alone,"
Jan 29, 2014 #FlyingMaharajas: MPs super citizens?: "First they wanted lal batti's on their cars -- and now our politicians want the same privileges even while travelling by airlines. If thing go according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) guidelines given to private airlines, the MPs will now be able to have a complete lounge access with free refreshments, they will also enjoy preferential treatment during check ins and will be getting a person to escort them from the airport entrances."
Jan 28, 2014 Gold worth Rs 10 cr seized: "Hike in import duty and fluctuation in global prices has made Chennai the new hub for gold smugglers with Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Officials seizing 25 kg of yellow metal valued at Rs 10 crore at city airport"
Jan 28, 2014 Raj Thackeray booked for violence: "A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers vandalised toll booths across the State, the police registered two cases against party chief Raj Thackeray in Pune. He has been booked for abetting violence, rioting and for damaging private property"
Jan 27, 2014 Get this: 3,000 kg of gold smuggled every month, claims Chidambaram
Jan 27, 2014 After Raj’s order, MNS workers attack toll booths: "Thackeray said, “Do not pay toll anywhere in the state. In case anyone stops you and asks for toll, thrash him.”"
Jan 26, 2014 Rahul gifts his land near Vadra’s in Haryana village to sister Priyanka: "Rahul had bought the six-acre land on March 3, 2008, in Hassanpur village of Haryana’s Palwal district for Rs 26.47 lakh. The same day, Vadra had bought agricultural land in Hassanpur, paying Rs 36.90 lakh for nearly nine acres."
Jan 26, 2014 Importers undervalue Chinese goods, make a killing: "No it's not Christmas again but a peek at how Chinese goods are grossly undervalued by importers to evade customs duty. "
Jan 26, 2014 Spectre of Inspector Raj still looms large: "Rajiv Gandhi had said in 1988 that out of one rupee meant for the poor, only 15 paisa reaches the beneficiary. It remains the case today."
Jan 26, 2014 36 paintings seized in raids on Abhishek Verma’s premises: "The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday seized 36 expensive paintings, including works believed to be of M.F. Husain, in searches on the Delhi premises associated with businessman Abhishek Verma."
Jan 22, 2014 Goa police write to Delhi CS in corruption case of PWD tenders: "The crime branch of Goa police has issued a letter to Delhi chief secretary Sanjay Srivastava, seeking a clarification from him over the allegation of corruption levelled by former National Students Union of India (NSUI) president Sunil Kawthankar with regard to 258 tenders for road works and misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs 300 crore."
Jan 22, 2014 PWD engineers, two others held in Rs 272-cr scam: "after a panel was constituted to probe the scam alleged that works on roads, bridges and culverts were split into hundreds of small contracts, costing less than Rs 20 lakh to get exemption from the Karnataka Transparency Act."
Jan 21, 2014 If Rahul is serious about corruption, then let the law of the land investigate Vadra: "Rahul's statement of “punish[ing] the corrupt and protect[ing] the honest,” applies to everyone else other than the Gandhi family?"
Jan 17, 2014 Four Former Yara Executives Indicted for Corruption: "Four former Yara International ASA executives denied allegations of corruption after police in Norway indicted them for agreeing to pay over $8 million in bribes in India and Libya."
Jan 16, 2014 Lid blown off fertilizer fraud: "Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara illegally paid $1million to a top Indian bureaucrat’s son in return for his helping it secure a joint venture with Kribhco, documents made available by Norwegian prosecutors to “The Hindu” show."
Jan 15, 2014 Corruption in Haryana worse than Delhi: Yogendra Yadav: ""The Haryana government is facing corruption allegation in land deals, change of land use (CLU) and recruitments," Yadav said. "If corruption was an issue in Delhi, then it is hundred times a bigger issue in Haryana.""
Jan 15, 2014 India facing tax terrorism: Narendra Modi: "BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for a viable tax model in the country saying that the country was presently facing tax terrorism."
Jan 13, 2014 Corruption affecting investment: NEA: "Suspecting fraudulent practices by several government departments in issuing due-recovery notices to buyers of second-hand properties well past the execution of transfer memoranda"
Jan 13, 2014 TIMES NOW not available in UP: "TIMES NOW is not available on cable network in large parts of Uttar Pradesh. The reason behind the channel being blocked is still unclear. If you are aware of our channel being blocked in any place in Uttar Pradesh, please write to us at email@example.com."
Jan 13, 2014 Modi targets 'Jayanthi' tax: Political slander or a case of corruption?: "Hours after Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused Jayanthi Natarajan of corruption, the former Environment Minister hit back saying that it was an intimidation tactic by the Gujarat CM. 'It was the Congress culture that built India and Modi no matter what he does can never become the PM of India because the country needs Congress,' Jayanthi said."
Jan 13, 2014 AAP criticises Vadra's land deals in Haryana: "Yadav said the party would like people like Ashok Khemka, the Haryana IAS officer who cancelled the mutation of Robert Vadra's land deal with DLF in 2012, to join the AAP."
Jan 13, 2014 Uttar Pradesh blacks out TV channels for criticizing Akhilesh govt: " The UP government has been under severe attack from the media for holding a grand - and expensive - carnival at Saifai, the home town of the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan, at a time when thousands of riot-affected poor people have been left to fend for themselves in the bitter cold in Muzaffarnagar. "
Jan 12, 2014 CVC recommends penalty against 97 bank officials for corruption: "a highest of 27 are working in Dena Bank, 13 in Bank of Baroda, 11 in Central Bank of India, ten in State Bank of India, eight in Punjab National Bank, seven in Andhra Bank, five in Industrial Development Bank of India and four each in Allahabad Bank and Bank of Maharashtra."
Jan 12, 2014 MMC officials, UDC booked in separate corruption cases: "chief officer of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC), then chairperson of the MMC, other MMC officials, including the proprietor of Raj Traders, Mapusa, have been booked for the purchase of a refuse collector without following due procedure."
Jan 12, 2014 Modi slams Shinde for ‘communal’ remarks, says ‘Jayanti Natarajan tax’ cause of ills in Environmental Ministry: "Modi attacked Jayanti Natarajan for alleged corruption in the Environmental ministry, claiming without paying 'tax', work was not getting done."
Jan 12, 2014 AgustaWestland: Gave money to Tyagi's family, not him, claims Haschke: "In a fresh development in the AgustaWestland chopper deal, key middleman Guido Haschke has told the CBI that no money was paid to former Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi. Though he claimed that kickbacks were given to his the former IAF chief's cousins - Julie and Docsa Tyagi."
Jan 7, 2014 Debate: Himachal CM Virbhadra in a soup - 1: "Virbhadra Singh presented his version of the issue to Congress Gen Secy Ambika Soni, who is in-charge of the state after BJP alleged that he had taken a "bribe" from a private power company to grant extension to its project."
Jan 7, 2014 Corruption sharpest weapon of exploitation: Court: "Ghosh, a senior manager at MSTC Limited, a public sector company, was held guilty for demanding a bribe of Rs 3 lakh in 2007 from Piyush Luharuwalla whose company, Karishma Enterprises, had applied for allotment of metal lots to MSTC. Luharuwalla said Ghosh had told him he would favour his company during allotment of metal lots if he gives him the money."
Jan 6, 2014 Scams like Robert Vadra's happen everyday in Haryana: Yogendra Yadav: "After its euphoric performance in Delhi which saw the dethroning of the 15-year Congress rule, the Aam Aadmi Party is now gearing up for Haryana. AAP ideologue Yogendra Yadav said that his party will take up issues of land acquisition and Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's dealings in the state.He said scams like Robert Vadra's happen everyday in Haryana."
Jan 6, 2014 Robert Vadra launches BAP (Banana Aadmi Party): "The original Mango Man of the Banana Republic has decided that he cannot bank on laws & in-laws anymore."
Jan 5, 2014 CBI probing alleged corruption in Railways' VIP quota tickets: "On an average day, as many as 35,000 tickets in various classes of all trains that originate from Delhi or cross the city are reserved under the emergency quota which is also known as VIP or Headquarters quota."
Jan 5, 2014 An open and shut case of bribery against Virbhadra Singh: BJP: "BJP leader Anurag Thakur said it was an open and shut case of bribery against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. 'Virbhadra Singh is changing statements everyday,' Thakur added. However, Singh has made it clear that he will not resign in the wake of the corruption allegations leveled against him by the BJP."
Jan 4, 2014 SP workers assault attendant in U.P.: "Ruling Samajwadi Party leaders and their supporters allegedly assaulted staff at two toll plazas and brandished their weapons when they were asked to buy tokens, just days after SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav warned his partymen that hooliganism won't be tolerated. Ajitmal Block Pramukh Devendra Yadav and his gunner allegedly beat up the employees of Mohari toll plaza in Auraiya last night when they were asked to pay the tax, sources said. They also did not spare the officials who rushed to mediate and beat them up, they said."
Jan 2, 2014 Bribegate expose Part 2: "TIMES NOW exposes a series of financial transactions between businessman Vakamullah Chandrashekhar, the CM and his wife Pratibha. Documents with TIMES NOW prove Rs 60 lakh was transferred to the CM's wife just one month before the extension of the contract to a power firm."
Jan 1, 2014 Govt cancels the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland: "Acting tough, India today scrapped a Rs 3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland for alleged payment of kickbacks to the tune of Rs 360 crore, nearly a year after the scam surfaced creating a political storm in New Delhi."
Jan 1, 2014 BJP demands HP CM's resignation: "TIMES NOW was the first to bring you the story of a questionable transaction between Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and a private power firm."
Jan 1, 2014 Congress may not act against Virbhadra: "BJP leader Arun Jaitley had accused Singh and his wife Pratibha of receiving money from a private power company to grant an extension to its project."
Jan 1, 2014 India scraps 3,727-cr Agusta chopper deal: "India on Wednesday scrapped a Rs 3,727-crore defence deal with Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland for procuring 12 VVIP helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the wake of bribery allegations. "
Dec 31, 2013 CVC recommends action against Kalmadi; probes multi-crore scams: "At least 37 government departments have spent over Rs 13,000 crore in 9,000 publicly funded CWG-related projects. The CVC has detected tax evasion of about Rs 1,000 crore in execution of these projects"
Dec 31, 2013 CBI examining Jaitley’s letter against Virbhadra Singh: "The BJP leader alleged that Vakamulla Chandrashekhar, promoter of the company, gave an unsecured loan of Rs. 1.5 crore and Rs. 2.40 crore to Ms. Pratibha Singh and Mr. Singh respectively. "
Dec 30, 2013 FIR against Churchill, PWD engineer, others for corruption: "The crime branch has filed a first information report (FIR) against former Congress PWD minister Churchill Alemao, PWD executive engineer P T Parkar, and other government servants and contractors for alleged corruption with regard to 258 tenders for road works and misappropriation of government funds to the tune of 300crore."
Dec 30, 2013 BJP accuses Virbhadra Singh of corruption: "Just days after Parliament passed the Lokpal Bill to tackle corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Monday took a dig at Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying that they should come clear on their stand on corruption. Jaitley said that on Sunday he had written a letter to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accusing Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh of being involved in corruption."
Dec 30, 2013 Jayanthi ministry okayed projects, then sat on them: "Two days after her sudden resignation as Environment & Forests Minister, Jayanthi Natarajan sent back about 280 files, of which nearly 70 relating to private sector projects had been approved by her between November 14 and December 6 but kept at her residence."
Dec 25, 2013 Criminal case against Bemloe company
Dec 25, 2013 Rs 22,000 crore bribe paid on roads every year
Dec 25, 2013 Indian Agency Names Trio in Corruption Investigation: "India's top criminal investigation agency named an official of State Bank of India, a former executive at the bank and a businessman in a corruption case for allegedly colluding to profit from a large bank loan."
Dec 25, 2013 Corruption alleged in Kerala iron mine deal: "the entire deal was done on the basis of a bribe of Rs50 million"
Dec 25, 2013 Indian iron ore mining mess - Corruption alleged in Kerala iron mine deal
Dec 25, 2013 Saroori demands probe into BRO's 'corrupt practices' in Kashmir
Dec 24, 2013 4-yr-jail for bank manager for taking bribe: "he had demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from his father Ravi Prakash Mishra for making his Kisan Credit Card."
Dec 24, 2013 Probe corruption allegations at Mehsana Dairy: High court
Dec 24, 2013 Shocking: Indian truckers pay Rs 22,000 cr bribes a year on roads: "A study conducted across a dozen major transport hubs covering over 1,200 truck drivers has revealed that in 60% cases, cops and officials extort money from truckers by stopping them without giving a reason."
Dec 24, 2013 ‘Pharma industry has a deep culture of corruption’: "Dinesh Thakur, who blew the whistle on Ranbaxy’s compromises with quality, discusses Indian pharma's ills."
Dec 24, 2013 Vadra deals: BJP seeks probe: "Deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad along with two other BJP MPs have written a letter to the Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje demanding that a commission be set up to probe the land deals of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. Mounting its attack on Vadra, BJP has claimed Vadra flouted rules in his land deals."
Dec 22, 2013 BJP MPs seek probe into Robert Vadra's land deals in Rajasthan: "the state government would acquire over 1,000 acres of land purchased by Vadra in western Rajasthan and return them to farmers."
Dec 22, 2013 No Charges Yet as Corruption Probe Continues in Indian Helo Deal: "AgustaWestland has appointed a former Indian supreme court judge to represent the company in arbitration proceedings."
Dec 22, 2013 Air India to sell 7 Dreamliners to raise $840 million: "The carrier has already taken the delivery of 11 Dreamliners and three more are expected to join the fleet by March of next year."
Dec 21, 2013 online: Cop caught by anti corruption bureau: "A police sub inspector attached to Juhu police station was caught by the Anti Corruption Bureau for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a taxi driver"
Dec 21, 2013 Anti-Corruption Bureau raids checkposts on national highways: "recovered Rs 7 lakh unaccounted money from the staff."
Dec 21, 2013 Smugglers smile as NRI carriers bring gold into country legally: "two smugglers in Dubai and their links in Calicut were behind this operation, offering free tickets to several passengers"
Dec 20, 2013 Devyani Khobragade, Ashok Chavan illegal beneficiaries of Adarsh society, report says: "Chavan's mother-in-law Bhagvati Sharma, sister-in-law Seema Sharma and father-in-law's brother Madanlal Sharma have flats in the society."
Dec 19, 2013 Maharashtra civil supplies minister’s bodyguard in ACB trap: "arrested constables Bhalchandra Kunte and Prakash Koli for demanding and accepting a bribe from a leading businessman from Thane."
Dec 19, 2013 MCI cause of corruption in Indian healthcare: Kunal Saha
Dec 19, 2013 Online and MLM fraud companies
Nov 20, 2013 Subrata Roy's Sahara group overvalued properties: SEBI to Supreme Court: "SEBI told the Supreme Court that Sahara group overvalued its properties and did not hand over all original title deeds of assets worth Rs 20,000 cr."
Nov 19, 2013 “Most Businessmen Victims Of Corruption”: "In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg TV India, Shanti Bhushan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court and Former Law Minister, says, “In India, businessmen are unable to run business without paying bribes.”"
Nov 19, 2013 Supreme Court issues notice to Centre, RBI and SEBI over chit funds: "The petitioner referred to various chit fund scams including the recent multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal and pleaded before the apex court for its intervention in the matter to prevent the recurrence of such cases."
Nov 19, 2013 Two ‘unqualified’ Jet Airways pilots continuing as examiners: "In a serious violation of directorate general civil aviation (DGCA) rules, two Jet Airways management pilots have been found continuing as examiners despite the validity of their mandatory standardization check has lapsed."
Nov 19, 2013 India set to cancel helicopter deal with AgustaWestland: report: "India has decided to cancel a scandal-tainted helicopter deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland"
Nov 17, 2013 Debate: What next for Air India?: "Around 400 passengers and crew of an Air India flight from Jeddah to Mumbai via Hyderabad on Friday (November 15) had a mid-air scare when a cockpit panel indicated that one of the doors was not properly locked, forcing the plane to return soon after take off. The Boeing 747 Jumbo flight AI 964 on Jeddah-Hyderabad-Mumbai route with 380 passengers and 12 crew members took off from the Saudi Arabian city early this Friday morning. But as soon as it was airborne, a warning light blipped in the cockpit about one of the aircraft doors, airline sources said. "The plane AI 964 turned back at Jeddah following door indication coming on during climb,""
Nov 16, 2013 Policemen arrested for robbery: ""On November 7, at 1 pm, while the truck was passing through Mawryngkneng, a group of people hijacked it and redirected it towards the Shillong bypass where the driver and staff were asked to get out of the vehicle. They were freed after reaching Diengpasoh but the bags were taken away,""
Nov 15, 2013 Common salt not for common man?: "Rumors of shortage of salt triggered panic in Bihar and North Bengal resulting in long queues to get hands on the suddenly expensive staple. Even as police have arrested three persons for spreading rumours and cracked down on hoarders, the spike has taken a political colour with the Janata Dal (United) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) playing the blame game."
Nov 15, 2013 'Can those who sell nation be rulers?': "The tea boy storm continues to rage with BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi renewing attack on Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal. Questioning his mentality, Modi has asked if it is a crime to be poor in the same breath he also lashed out at the Congress, claiming that it would be better to have a tea seller as the Prime Minister than have people at the top post who don't hesitate to betray the nation."