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Jun 23, 2014 Vyapam one of the worst scams till date: D Raja: "The high profile teacher's recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh is being linked to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's wife, Sadhna Singh."
Jun 22, 2014 Congress links CM Chouhan's wife to MPPEB scam: "alleged 19 candidates hailing from Sadhna Singh's native village Gondia in Maharashtra were appointed as constables in transport department after recommendations CM House."
Jun 21, 2014 CBI raids expose Haldia Port scam, TMC men in dock: "Ripley & Company and its sister concerns owned by Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose and his father Swapan Sadhan (Tutu) Bose, a former MP, have duped the Government of an estimated Rs24,500 crore over the past 35 years."
Jun 19, 2014 MP Police arrests 14 students in pre-medical entrance exam scam: "The Madhya Pradesh Police has made several arrests in connection with an alleged scam in pre-medical entrance exams. The Special Task Force has arrested 14 students so far on charges of taking admission in various government medical colleges through unfair means."
Jun 16, 2014 CBI granted seven days custody of six accused in Saradha scam: "The CBI was on Monday granted seven days custody of the main accused in the Saradha chitfund scam, Sudipta Sen, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh and four others"
Jun 13, 2014 LTC scam: CBI books six present, former Rajya Sabha MPs: "searches are being conducted at 10 locations, which include the houses, office premises of the MPs and also at the offices of travel agencies in Delhi and Odisha."
Jun 5, 2014 CBI presses ahead with Airbus probe: "A year after registering a case for alleged irregularities in the Rs. 8,399-crore deal struck by the erstwhile Indian Airlines with Airbus Industrie for supply of 43 passenger planes, the CBI has decided to send a team to the U.K. to record the statement of a top executive of the European consortium."
Jun 4, 2014 Saradha scam: CBI registers record 46 cases in a single day: "to probe the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam in which sitting Trinamool Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh has been named as an accused."
May 31, 2014 politics: vadra deals A Breather Before A Hole?: "The BJP kicked up a storm over Robert Vadra’s land deals. It seems now they are just letting him be."
May 31, 2014 Exclusive: Did Stalin know of the KTV money trail in 2G scam?: "DMK patriarch MK Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi and her mother Dayalu Ammal have 80 percent of the shares while family confidante Sharad Kumar has the remaining 20 percent stake in KTV."
May 29, 2014 Judge arrested in clerk recruitment scam: "The investigation into the scam began in April last year when it came up that certain people had made their way into the recruitment list of clerks and stenos in the district court after paying a hefty amount of money."
May 25, 2014 Agusta probe: Big breakthrough: "In a major breakthrough in AgustaWestland case, India can encash its bank guarantee after Italian court allowed India to recover money deposited in Italian banks. Defence Ministry has today taken steps to get back the money."
May 25, 2014 ED's 2G case: Raja, Kani, Dayalu Ammal to appear in court: "Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and party supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal along with 16 other accused are likely to appear tomorrow before a special court in the 2G scam-related money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate."
May 13, 2014 Sonia called shots, anointed loyal technocrat as PM: Maira: "After Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, it was the turn of Planning Commission member Arun Maira to point a finger at the “autocratic and dynastic” structure of the Congress party."
May 13, 2014 Sonia Gandhi called the shots in govt, says book by plan panel member: "A book by another UPA functionary, Arun Maira, has criticised Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s leadership style, blaming the party for its “monarchical” grip on the Manmohan Singh-led government."
May 7, 2014 Pending: 15 graft cases in high offices for which CBI wants sanction: "the request to probe the role of six senior officials in the Civil Aviation Ministry for their alleged role in irregularities in the Rs 8,000 crore Airbus deal for supply of 43 aircraft to erstwhile Indian Airlines in 2005, is still pending."
May 2, 2014 Debate: Hawala charge vs Damaad video: "The Congress CD came a day after BJP released a video CD targeting Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi and husband of Priyanka Gandhi, over his alleged land deals."
May 2, 2014 Congress gave scam-India, while I will give you skill-India: Narendra Modi
May 1, 2014 Coalgate: Two years on, not a single arrest yet: "Two years after the CBI launched investigations into Coal block allocation scam, one of the most politically sensitive cases, the probe is fast losing steam. The agency which was quick to file 18 FIRs in just two years is increasingly finding it difficult to sustain their allegations. Sources say there is very little prosecutable evidence against companies and bureaucrats. After examining over 200 firms, till date not a single arrest has been made in the Coalgate."
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 28, 2014 Mamata Banerjee govt saving those involved in Saradha scam: Rahul Gandhi
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 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 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 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 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 15, 2014 Debate: Baru's book bomb - 1: "A controversy erupted on April 11 over a claim in a book by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former Media Advisor Sanjaya Baru that Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterjee sought Congress President Sonia Gandhi's instructions on important files to be cleared by the PM."
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 5, 2014 Adarsh scam: Devyani Khobragade likely to be chargesheeted: "CBI is likely to file charge sheet against diplomat Devyani Khobragade and her father Uttam Khobragade in the Adarsh Housing scam for allegedly acquiring a flat on the basis of false affidavit."
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 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."
Mar 28, 2014 Benami flats in Adarsh were bought under SC/ST quotas: CBI: ""In as many as 22 cases...flats are allotted to benami-dars under the SC/ST quota,""
Mar 27, 2014 Land fraud taint on Jyotiraditya Scindia, family: ""The Kamla Raje Charitable Trust sold 0.146 hectares of land to Narayan Builders and Developers Ltd through Jyotiraditya Scindia Charitable Trust despite it being declared a government land by high court in 2006," said complaint Surendra Srivastava. The Gwalior bench of the high court had declared it government land on April 3, 2006. "
Mar 27, 2014 Gwalior's 'maharaja' Jyotiraditya Scindia 'poorer' than Kamal Nath: ""Scindia's wife Priyadarshini has movable assets worth Rs 11.51 lakh only and has no immovable assets. And she earns just Rs 2,320 annually compared to Jyotiraditya's annual income of Rs 40.06 lakh. On the contrary, Kamal Nath's wife earns more than him. As per the affidavit submitted to EC, Alka Nath's annual income is Rs 22.93 lakh compared to Kamal Nath's annual income of Rs 17.46 lakh.""
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 Adarsh scam accused Ashok Chavan files nomination from Nanded: "Adarsh scam accused and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan filed his nomination from Nanded on Wednesday."
Mar 26, 2014 Congress to focus on anti-graft steps in manifesto but fields Adarsh accused Ashok Chavan: "The Congress has courted controversy yet again as it gave a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, who was named as an accused in the Adarsh Society scam. Chavan has been given a ticket from Nanded."
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 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 Frame charges against Singla: CBI judge
Mar 17, 2014 Indian CBI Files First Charges in $30 Billion Coal Mines Scandal
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 13, 2014 Debate: Taint no bar? - 1: "Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal was re-nominated by Congress from Chandigarh on Thursday (March 13) brushing aside the "taint" argument as it released the second list of 71 candidates who include film star Nagma in Meerut and Youth Congress chief Rajeevv Satav from Hingoli. Bansal had to resign from the cabinet in the wake of the Rs ten crore cash-for-post bribery scam allegedly involving his nephew Vijay Singla and nine other people when the Congress leader had held the Railways portfolio."
Mar 7, 2014 Kalmadi, Ashok Chavan accomodated?: "TIMES NOW first told that Congress was trying to accomodate controversial leaders Suresh Kalmadi, Ashok Chavan and PK Bansal. Now, sources tell TIMES NOW that Congress will field Bansal, Kalmadi's wife, Ashok Chavan and the Congress Committee has cleared their names."
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 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 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 Kejriwal fumes as Congress appoints Sheila Dikshit as Kerala Governor: "Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has hit out at the Congress for appointing former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit as the Kerala Governor. He has called it an attempt to shield the former CM who is facing an inquiry in the Commonwealth Games corruption cases."
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 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 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 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 26, 2014 UPA’s farewell gift: a house for Lalu, rent waiver for many: "the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) granted Lalu’s request, even though he is neither an MP nor the head of a national political party— pre-requisites for allotment of a bungalow in the heart of VIP Delhi."
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 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 24, 2014 Kalmadi, Chavan can get LS tickets as they aren't convicted: Congress: "The Congress party has sparked off a controversy by giving Lok Sabha tickets to the ministers who have been accused of corruption. The party which was trying to portray itself as the one fighting corruption is now defending its decision of giving Lok Sabha tickets to Suresh Kalmadi and Ashok Chavan."
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 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."
Feb 21, 2014 Saradha Chit fund scam: Group Chairman sentenced to 3 years in jail: "A court in Kolkata has sentenced the chairman of the Saradha Group Sudipta Sen to three years in jail in connection with non payment of Provident Fund to his employees to the tune of Rs 3.5 lakh."
Feb 19, 2014 MU VC expresses concern at degree scams: "Expressing concern over university's image as the epicentre of degree scams and allegations of a large scale bungling/irregularities in the conduct of exams, publication of result and issuance of degree,"
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 Ex-judge gets appearance exemption in corruption case: "A court here Saturday exempted former high court judge Nirmal Yadav from personal appearance in a corruption case against her and four others. It however, said that she will have to appear whenever directed to do so. Charges of corruption were framed Jan 18 against Yadav, a former judge of the Uttarakhand High Court, by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court here in the multi-million rupee "cash-for-judge" scam."
Feb 15, 2014 When netas are around, the babus are at play: "The issue is of the over-protection given to bureaucracy. Once you join Government service, there is no fear of loss of job. Even if you are caught red-handed extorting bribes, it takes decades to get rid of you. In a landmark ruling in May 2013, the Madras High Court had said that the Central Bureau of Investigation does not need the Union Government’s nod to probe IAS and IPS officers. This would have affected nearly 300 senior officers, of Joint Secretary or above rank in the IAS, IPS and other services, facing corruption cases across the country."
Feb 15, 2014 National Interest: India Stinc: ""LANCO Infratech, with over Rs 7,500 crore of stressed loans (out of his total debt of about Rs 35,000 crore against a market cap of less than Rs 1,700 crore and declining), and struggling to pay salaries and carrying out sizeable layoffs. It was not declared bankrupt simply because there is no bankruptcy law in India. Among its self-inflicted excesses of go-go times was the purchase of an AUD 750 million coal mine in Australia, which he has now promised his lenders he will resell. But rather than take him to the cleaners, his lenders’ consortium, consisting of 27 banks, led by IDBI Bank, and comprising a galaxy of government and private banks — including the SBI and ICICI, the largest in each category — got together in December 2012 to plan a mega bailout. Now what exactly did he spray in their eyes? Foam?""
Feb 14, 2014 Gwalior CSP booked in PMT scam: "Modus operandi employed by Ajeet and 13 other students was to leave the optical mark reader (OMR) sheets vacant. These sheets were later filled by the MPPEB staff, sources said."
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 8, 2014 After street light, Kejriwal government orders probe into another CWG project: "Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 184 crore in the construction of the Ring Road bypass ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games."
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 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 3, 2014 Haryana Govt caught red handed again: "In a huge embarassment for the Hooda Government, the President of India Pranab Mukherjee had to intervene for the 4th time in 6 years in the case of whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi, after he was being repeatedly targeted by authorities for blowing the lid off several scams in the Haryana Govt."
Feb 3, 2014 AAP govt seeks probe against Sheila Dikshit over unauthorized colonies: "The Delhi government on Monday wrote to the President seeking action against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged irregularities in regularizing unauthorized colonies in the metropolis."
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 30, 2014 Sheila Diskhit: Open to investigation: "Just 24 hours after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi says corrupt won't be spared, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says she is open to any probe and that the Delhi government can probe the CWG scam.Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit says Congress is open to an investigation and that the Delhi government can probe the CWG scam."
Jan 29, 2014 Bigger scams than 2G will emerge if Rahul becomes PM: Kumar Vishwas
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."