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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."
Nov 15, 2013 Sinha blames corruption for Jharkhand's backwardness: "Hinting at the mines scam in the state involving former CM Madhu Koda, he said it were bureaucrats who swallowed more money than Koda. He questioned the CBI why they selected only the polititians for inquiry ignoring the role of such incompetent officials."
Nov 14, 2013 Residents of Campa Cola society fight for their home: "The stand-off between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to disconnect power and water supplies to the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Worli."
Nov 14, 2013 Delhi Govt's ambitious water supply scheme under CBI scanner: "Delhi Government’s ambitious project to provide uninterrupted water supply has come under CBI scanner which has initiated three enquiries relating to tender terms allegedly favouring one of the bidders,"
Nov 14, 2013 West Bengal's protective potato politics: "It's a political move which has once again hit the common man's pocket. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move to clamp down on potato export to Odisha and Jharkhand has left the aam aadmi in a lurch. Potato prices have skyrocketed in Odisha and Jharkhand and the Chief Ministers of the two states have appealed to Mamata to not impose the restriction. Meanwhile outraged trader associations and citizens in Odisha are now threatening to ban export of fish and block the highway which is used to transport food products from Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal."
Nov 13, 2013 ACB arrests probationary police officer for graft: "Toufiq Sayyed, posted at Dahanu police station for the last 10 months, was caught red-handed for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 3,500 from a tempo owner on Monday evening. Sayyed had been allegedly extorting money from transporters plying on the busy national highway."
Nov 13, 2013 The Last Word: Is transparency in political parties' funding critical?: "The reports of funding of the Aam Aadmi Party has drawn everyone's attention as the party have been able to collect around Rs 20 crore and most of them being foreign funds. The party claims that the funding is done by NRI's with Indian passport. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discussed the issue with the panel of experts."
Nov 13, 2013 Rajiv wanted Bofors payoffs in Congress coffers, ex-CBI chief says: "Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi wanted commission paid by defence suppliers to be used exclusively for the purpose of meeting expenses of running the Congress, a former CBI director has claimed in his autobiography."
Nov 13, 2013 Campa Cola stand off: Are citizens paying a price for the builder-politician-official nexus?: "The stand-off between the Mumbai Police and the residents of the Campa Cola housing society took an ugly turn on Tuesday as the residents refused to let go of their homes, where they have been living for over 20 years. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials have now threatened to disconnect power and water supplies to the illegal flats in the Campa Cola society in Worli."
Nov 12, 2013 WikiLeaks cables on the Gandhis: Scanner on Rajiv, Sanjay, Sonia: "Fresh US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have claimed that Rajiv Gandhi was the "main Indian negotiator" for Swedish aircraft company Saab-Scania before entering politics."
Nov 12, 2013 Rajiv Gandhi 'entrepreneur' in Swedish jet deal, says fresh Wikileaks report: "WikiLeaks revelations from US Embassy cables have projected former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as an arms agent."
Nov 12, 2013 Rajiv Gandhi told me to use arms deal payoffs for party funds: Ex-CBI chief: "Rajiv, he says, had come to know that some senior officers of the armed forces had been surreptitiously collecting huge amounts of money as "commissions" in most defence purchases, quite often in connivance with some ministers, middlemen and civilian officers as well."
Nov 9, 2013 Hooda's Minister in bribery scandal: "A bribe scandal has hit the Hooda Government. Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Chautala revealed a CD at a press conference claiming that the Haryana's Health Minister Rao Narendra was caught on tape accepting a bribe."
Nov 9, 2013 Coaldust On Them Whites: " Congress MP Naveen Jindal and Dasari have been named as accused in an FIR filed by CBI in connection with the coal block allocation scam. Dasari’s company Sowbhagya Media has been booked for alleged cheating and misrepresentation of facts in bagging Amarkonda Murgadangal block in Birbhum district of Jharkhand in ’08. The CBI has alleged that Sowbhagya Media received Rs 2.25 crore as camouflaged investment from one of the Jindal firms within a year of allocating him a coal block. Then law minister H.R. Bhardwaj and Rao, the MoS, were responsible for nixing former coal secretary P.C. Parakh’s moves in 2004 to introduce the auction system for allocation of coal blocks through an ordinance."
Nov 9, 2013 Air India hostess was a regular gold smuggler: DRI: "The two women including an Air India Express cabin crew member, arrested for carrying six kg gold at the Kozhikode airport Friday, were regular carriers"
Nov 9, 2013 I-Day speech row: Is the government trying to control TV news content?: "After advocating a ban on opinion polls, the Congress party on Thursday decided to boycott television debates on opinion polls. The Congress, staring at a massive defeat if pre-poll surveys by news channels are right, defended its warning to electronic media on the coverage of PM's Independence Day speech and called opinion polls unscientific."
Nov 8, 2013 Anti-corruption teams pull off midnight bust: "Directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption (DVAC) sleuths raided a sub-registrar's office in Guduvanchery on GST Road on Thursday evening and arrested 12 people, including three women touts, and seized nearly 2 lakh in unaccounted money. This included 22,800 that an employee threw out of the window."
Nov 6, 2013 I-T dept releases Rs 400 crore belonging to Mayawati’s brother: "In yet another relief to BSP boss Mayawati, the income tax department has released Rs 400 crore in fixed deposits belonging to her brother Anand Kumar and his group of companies, holding the money to be legit."
Nov 6, 2013 “Corruption An Endemic Problem In India”: "the country needs a structural fix for corruption"
Nov 6, 2013 Fresh trouble for Indo-UAE deal?: "A massive controversy broke out on Wednesday (November 6) over the controversial aviation deal between India and the UAE. TIMES NOW has accessed a PMO note through an RTI which underlines serious concerns and the impact of the controverisal avaition deal. PMO note highlights how the aviation bonanaza deal will lead to the loss of business and reduction on long haul traffic from India."