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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 Caught on backfoot, Maha Govt firefights: "TIMES NOW was the first to question Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's silence over Adarsh report. And when the Congress Vice President finally took a forced stand on the issue, the opposition in the state is now mounting pressure and demanding that the report be discussed in the Maharashtra Assembly."
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 23, 2013 We knew Adarsh report will be rejected, says Justice Patil: "Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief ministers Ashok Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde and the late Vilasrao Deshmukh have been indicted in the report. Shinde is currently the Home Minister of India."
Dec 23, 2013 BJP slams Maharashtra governor over decision on Adarsh report: "The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded Maharashtra Governor be recalled for his decision not to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing society scam. Governor K Sankaranarayanan had exercised his report not to prosecute Chavan even after Adarsh commission report indicted the former chief minister along with 22 others in the housing scam."
Dec 23, 2013 Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam?: "Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief ministers Ashok Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde and the late Vilasrao Deshmukh have been indicted in the report. Shinde is currently the Home Minister of India."
Dec 23, 2013 Attempted cover-up of the Adarsh scam will only go against the Congress: "The report indicted four former Congress chief ministers, including Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan and two Nationalist Congress Party ministers for extending political patronage to those who were responsible for the controversial building"
Dec 23, 2013 Adarsh report slams two senior Cong leaders for ‘haste’: "The two-member judicial commission, which probed the Adarsh scam, has come down heavily on Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and another Congress leader for showing “undue haste” in allotting the Cuffe Parade plot to the society."
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 BDS scam: ABVP leader under STF lens: "The Special Task Force (STF) of MP Police is tightening its noose around influential members of the saffron bridge in connection with the multifaceted scams related to medical examinations and other recruitment tests conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB)."
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 Where was Rahul Gandhi when Maharashtra govt rejected report on Adarsh scam? asks BJP: "Prasad also said that Rahul Gandhi keeps quiet whether it is 2G, coalgate, Adarsh scam but he keeps talking about the laws passed by his government."
Dec 21, 2013 'Indian Mujahideen' email, credit card scams probed by Gurgaon cyber cell
Dec 21, 2013 Silence of Rahul, Sonia, Manmohan reason for all scams: BJP: "The Adarsh Society was originally meant to be a six-storey housing facility for Kargil war heroes and war widows. It was, however, converted into a 100-metre-tall building and apartments in it were allocated to serving bureaucrats, senior army commanders and relatives of senior politicians."
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 Adarsh scam: Governor declines sanction to prosecute Ashok Chavan: "In a set back to the Central Bureau of Investigation in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Governor exercised his discretion to decline sanction to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the case. Chavan one of the 13 to be chargesheeted by the CBI will now effectively not stand trial for the adarsh society scam. The CBI believed that Chavan played a key role by entering into a criminal conspiracy to grant illegal permissions for quid pro quo. Chavan specifically was accused of approving additional FSI to Adarsh society in exchange for two flats for his relatives."
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 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 Congress a burden for India, Nehru would have been saddened: Modi: "Citing the multi-crore 2G and coal scams, Modi said Congress has done "PhD in corruption" and said not just the coal files but the whole government is missing in Delhi."
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 13, 2013 Akhilesh giving safe passage to scamsters: BJP
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 Government files affidavit in SC opposing autonomy to the CBI: "The government on Wednesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing autonomy to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The government in its affidavit said that the CBI chief cannot be given the status of an ex-officio secretary as it will amount to centering too much power in one authority."
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 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 4, 2013 Lalu turns gardener in jail, earns Rs 14 per day: "Around 30% of 3,000-odd prisoners at Hotwar are hardcore criminals and 10% Maoists. Lalu violates Jharkhand jail manual everyday to meet scores of people. "It all amounts to security threat to Lalu," the alert had warned."
Nov 4, 2013 LTC scam: CBI begins searches in Rajya Sabha secretariat again: "The Central Bureau of Investigation has begun searches in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat once again. On Friday it collected documents from the Secretariat. Thus far it has also raided the premises of MP Anil Sahani, a Rajya Sabha member."
Nov 3, 2013 Pradhanmantri Episode 17: "A group of Indian politicians, including then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, were accused of receiving kick backs from the Swedish company Bofors for supplying missiles to India."
Nov 3, 2013 Leighton faces graft inquiry in India: "Thiess and Minecs Finvest, which is controlled by Vinod Bagrodia, the brother of former coal minister Santosh Bagrodia, won the right to mine the massive Pakri Bawadih coal deposit in Jharkhand state in December 2010. Thiess controls 90 per cent of the joint venture company and Minecs holds the remainder."
Nov 3, 2013 LTC scam: JD (U) MLA Anil Sahni booked for corruption: "Sahani had allegedly siphoned off around Rs 9.5 lakh by presenting fake air tickets and boarding passes."
Nov 2, 2013 LTC scam: Premises of more MPs could be raided soon, say sources: "Premises of more Member of Parliaments (MPs) could be raided soon in the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scam. The sources have told CNN-IBN that the CBI has examined documents collected from the Rajya Sabha secretariat and more legislators can come under the scanner of the investigating agency in the scam."
Oct 31, 2013 NRHM scam: HC grants bail to ex-Principal Secretary of UP: "The Allahabad High Court today granted “short term bail of six months” to ailing senior IAS officer Pradeep Shukla, who is in jail in connection with alleged irregularities in the implementation of the NRHM."
Oct 29, 2013 Swiss extradite businessman: "Investigations in Italy and elsewhere in Europe over the past months have indicated that AgustaWestland and parent company Finmeccanica may have paid bribes to secure the contract for the supply of 12 helicopters meant to ferry the Indian president, prime minister and other VVIPs."
Oct 28, 2013 Coal expose 1: MP wanted his people employed: "The Coalgate heat has reached straight to the corridors of 7Race Course Road. In a 2 part disclosure -- TIMES NOW revealed how the former Coal Secretary was under immense pressure during his tenure. Today, TIMES NOW exposes a sensational trail of unsigned documents with the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) between 2005-2008. A series of letters that exposes how a Congress MP was allegedly asserting his position to get 100 Muslims employed in a coal mine in Deogarh District."
Oct 28, 2013 Coal expose 2: Soren wanted bribe from CMD?: "In part two of our expose TIMES NOW expose the extortion racket in the Coal Minsitry. Infact these documents prove that a man allegedly linked to former coal minister Shibu Soren sought a 10 lakh rupee bribe from the CMD of Coal India Ltd. If this charge is infact true, then why hasnt the Prime Minister acted against Shibu Soren?"
Oct 28, 2013 Coal expose 3: 'MoS coal's hunger for money': "In part three of coal expose validate PC Parakh's allegation of a coal mafia within the ministry. The PMO documents reveal how former MoS Coal Dasari Narayan Rao would go to any length to ensure that people fall in line with him and adquate payments were made."
Oct 28, 2013 Scams afflict NMC health dept but officials immune: "The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) administration has come under scanner for not initiating action against health department officials involved in major irregularities, including road sweeping machine and aiwajdar recruitment scams."
Oct 27, 2013 FIR against Digambar, Rane in mining case
Oct 27, 2013 CBI to close corruption case against Mayawati: "CBI officials refused to give more details on the closure of Mayawati's case."
Oct 27, 2013 Time to look at the bribe-givers: "Our response to corruption, as individuals and corporates, ranges from outrage to ambivalence. The bribe-giver gets away in this scenario."
Oct 27, 2013 Corruption Watchdog Recommends Prosecution of Kalmadi
Oct 27, 2013 Government Scams Haul India's Corporate Houses, says Study
Oct 27, 2013 Corruption in state versus scams at center
Oct 26, 2013 Need for foreign investment: Why Russia can afford crony capitalism, but India can't: "generally a lot of new democracies, East European democracies I mean, tend to be corrupt, as well. Since they not only have recently instituted private property but are also relatively new to the rule of law"
Oct 26, 2013 New Corruption Allegations Shake India Govt: "Meanwhile, India’s Supreme Court ordered police Thursday to probe 14 cases of alleged collusion between corporate executives and top bureaucrats in the latest corruption scandal to shake the government."
Oct 26, 2013 Corruption scandal brings down enigmatic Indian politician: "Lalu Prasad Yadav is a former railways minister and a powerbroker in Indian regional politics. He's now in prison for his role in defrauding a scheme intended to help farmers with their livestock."
Oct 26, 2013 Why aren’t scamsters in India made to repay what they loot?: "In the US, Rajat Gupta was called upon to pay up $15 million though the quantum of profits he made through insider trading or helping his friend Rajaratnam in insider trading was only $5 million. The difference in the justice system of the two countries, both democracies, cannot be lost on the discerning — in India the penalty is a tiny fraction of the loot but in the US the penalty is several times the loot with the loot itself being asked to be disgorged."
Oct 26, 2013 'Coal Mafia Exists Within The Ministry Of Coal': ""Coal mafia is not outside the government. It exists within the Ministry of Coal," wrote P.C. Parakh, the then coal secretary to the then cabinet secretary B.K. Chaturvedi on March 22, 2005."
Oct 26, 2013 CBI frozen into silence on PMO’s role: Modi: "“Just imagine. Had such allegations been levelled against Vasundhara Raje, Narendra Modi, Shivraj Singh or Raman Singh, the CBI would have thrown us behind bars within minutes.”"
Oct 26, 2013 Letter on coal mafia in response to Shibu Soren seeking my transfer: Parakh: "Former Coal Secretary PC Parakh on Friday clarified his letter on coal mafia in the Coal Ministry saying the letter was written in response to the complaint by former Coal Minister Shibu Soren seeking his transfer. He said there is a lack of transparency which leads to criminality."
Oct 25, 2013 Corruption Currents: From Canceling Deals to Ending Data Agreements: "India began moving to cancel a 556-million-euro helicopter contract with AgustaWestland following allegations that bribes were paid to Indian officials to help it win the 2010 deal."
Oct 24, 2013 Hit-or-miss approach to scams: "Investigations into scams by law enforcers take such a circuitous path that it diffuses the real issue."
Oct 24, 2013 Hit-or-miss approach to scams: "Investigations into scams by law enforcers take such a circuitous path that it diffuses the real issue."
Oct 24, 2013 Irrigation scam: Maharashtra BJP chief to submit proof: "Fadnavis claimed that he would provide enough material to the committee to prove the alleged involvement of deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and water resources minister Sunil Tatkare in the scam."
Oct 24, 2013 India moves to cancel Italian helicopter deal over graft scandal: "Italian prosecutors suspect kickbacks worth around 10 percent of the deal -- 50 million euros -- were paid to Indian officials, according to Italian media reports."
Oct 24, 2013 Coalgate: I am not above the law, ready to face CBI, says Manmohan
Oct 22, 2013 'The Motive Is To Sully My Reputation': "The IAS officer, who shot into limelight for questioning controversial Robert Vadra-DLF land deals, alleges that news about him is being spread 'to instill a sense of fear in others as to what would happen in the event the desire of the political masters is not fulfilled.'"
Oct 22, 2013 Witch hunt against me after cancellation of Vadra land deal: Khemka: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka said that a witch hunt has begun against him after the cancellation of Vadra land deal. He also said that he has not been served with any chargesheet. Khemka alleged that he was being held guilty by ministers and the media."
Oct 22, 2013 Coalgate: Has CBI FIR led to trust deficit between India Inc and the govt?: "The CBI will file a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on its investigations in coal blocks allocation scam."
Oct 22, 2013 I am being victimized, publicly humiliated for exposing 'public loot', Ashok Khemka says: "In an 11-page letter to the chief secretary PK Chaudhery, he attacked chief minister's principal secretary SS Dhillon and alleged that he along with senior officers had "ganged up" against him and he was facing action for failing to toe the line of the political masters."
Oct 21, 2013 Oppn claims 'proof' against Ajit Pawar: "Maharashtra BJP furnishes crucial documents to the Madhav Chitale Committee investigating the irrigation scam, to substantiate their claims about direct involvement of Ministers in the multi-crore irrigation scam. BJP claimed they would provide enough material to the committee to prove the alleged involvement of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare in the scam."
Oct 21, 2013 'Shocking Extent Of Crony Capitalism in India': "The SC order on Radia Tapes and the furore over the latest, CBI FIR against K.M. Birla and the former coal secretary, underline the need for urgent action"
Oct 21, 2013 Vadra case behind seeds chargesheet: Khemka to Chief Secy: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka has alleged that fellow officer S S Dhillon approved the latest chargesheet against him because he (Khemka) exposed Dhillon's role in granting a commercial colony licence to Sky Light Hospitality, owned by Robert Vadra."
Oct 21, 2013 Disqualification notice issued to Lalu, Masood: " Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday evening issued notices to RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U)'s Jagdish Sharma, disqualifying the two MPs from their membership of the lower House."
Oct 21, 2013 Colagate and Radia tapes: Is corporate India now under siege?: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will stand by the FIR against Aditya Birla group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former coal secretary PC Parakh in the coal blocks allocation scam when it files a status report in the Supreme Court on Tuesday on the investigations. The status report will include all the 14 FIRs that have been filed so far in the coalgate scam by the CBI."
Oct 21, 2013 A ship about to sink: "If Singh wasn’t Prime Minister, the Government would have collapsed a long time back. No, not because of its inherent coalition contradictions but because it’s simply not possible for so many crooks with conflicting agendas to loot the country together, almost as if in perfect unison."
Oct 20, 2013 Coal scam: PM can’t read every page before signing files, says Khurshid: "External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid backed the PMO statement and said that the PM was not supposed to go through all the details of the file before signing it."
Oct 20, 2013 CBI to initiate enquiry into Radia tapes: "Trouble is far from over for Nira Radia, the corporate lobbyist, as the CBI is all set to launch a preliminary enquiry into possible criminality indicated in explosive telephone transcripts that became public and created a massive political storm. Radia tapes is back and this time it puts the heat on top corporate houses - as the Supreme Court has put at least 8 high valued deals - linked to top business houses - under scanner."
Oct 20, 2013 Agustawestland deal: Will Haschke's arrest bring more names to light?: "The AgustaWestland chopper deal is in the news once again after the Swiss authorities arrested a key middleman Guido Haschke on charges of bribery on Friday. The arrest of Haschke is crucial in exposing the Indian link and also establishing the money trail. Guido Haschke is former consultant of Finmeccanica Group companies. He was paid 400,000 euros for 'advisory consultation' and was also assusred 5 per cent commission of the total value of deal."
Oct 20, 2013 Khemka says he has been charged as he cancelled Vadra's land deals: "Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka has indicated that the Haryana government's chargesheet against him could be a retaliation for cancelling Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deal. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Jyoti Kamal, Khemka has vowed to keep on fighting."
Oct 20, 2013 PMO defends PM in Coalgate; IAS officers, corporates angry: "A day after Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla took his grudge to Finance Minister P Chidambaram, the PMO itself came out in his strong defence."
Oct 18, 2013 Need a broader view of issues involved: Manish Tewari on Coalgate: "Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said that it was unfair to hold the Prime Minister responsible for the administrative decisions taken by the government at the bureaucratic level."
Oct 17, 2013 Coalgate: BJP asks Manmohan to quit as Parakh accuses PM of wrongdoing: "The clamour for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation by the Bharatiya Janata Party has once again gained momentum after former coal secretary PC Parakh on Wednesday said that the onus of approving coal files rested on the shoulders of the Prime Minister."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tapes: SC orders CBI probe: "Observing that tapped telephonic conversations between Niira Radia, politicians and others prima facie revealed "deep-rooted malice", the Supreme Court today ordered CBI probe into six issues relating to corrupt practices being adopted for private gains."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tape: SC orders CBI enquiry into 14 instances of criminality: "The Supreme Court has ordered a CBI enquiry into 14 instances of criminality in the Niira Radia case."
Oct 17, 2013 The Last Word: Is the CBI's treatment of KM Birla a sign that we are returning to the repressive 1980s?: "In an another high profile chargesheet in the coal scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation has named Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as an accused in its 14th FIR in the case."
Oct 17, 2013 Anand Singh held in mining scam: "Former Tourism minister and Vijayanagar (Hospet) Assembly constituency BJP MLA Anand Singh was on Thursday arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths in connection with the alleged illegalities in the export of iron ore from Belekeri port."
Oct 17, 2013 Radia tapes: CBI to probe nexus between babus, private firms now: "“There is a deep rooted malice by private enterprises in connivance with the government officials and Radia's conversations suggest influential persons indulged in corrupt practices for private gains,""
Oct 17, 2013 Congress rejects EC norms for transparent funding for parties: "The commission, as part of its 10-point plan to usher in transparency in the polling process, wants to make it mandatory for all parties to issue acknowledgement receipts to each individual or corporate donor irrespective of the amount donated and maintain a paper trail of the receipts that must be audited every fiscal."
Oct 16, 2013 'IAS officer and wife of Delhi power secy among those who invested in tax haven'
Oct 16, 2013 Is CBI selectively targeting corporates and bureaucrats to protect the PM?: "The Central Bureau of Investigation has named Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in its 14th FIR in the case. FIRs have been filed against Kumar Mangalam Birla, NALCO, HINDALCO and former secretary coal PC Parakh. Cases of cheating, forgery and financial misrepresentation have been filed. However, former coal secretary PC Parakh has said that the onus of approving coal files rested on the shoulders of the Prime Minister."
Oct 16, 2013 Former Coal Secretary questions PM: "Former Coal Secretary P C Parakh, facing a CBI probe into alleged irregularities in coal block allocation, today triggered a storm by stating that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had taken the final decision as head of the coal ministry and should also be named as a "conspirator" and made "accused" in the case."
Oct 16, 2013 PM was the final decision maker, count him as a conspirator: Ex-coal secy: "former coal secretary P C Parakh on Wednesday asserted that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the final decision maker and must be counted as a "conspirator""
Oct 15, 2013 Coal scam: If CBI smells a rat, PM should be accused No. 1, former coal secretary PC Parakh says: "If CBI has come to conclusion that allocation of Talabira (coal blocks) to Hindalco was a conspiracy, then they should have made the Prime Minister, who approved the allocation, as accused No. 1," said Parakh."
Oct 13, 2013 The Drilling Sergeant: " Moily was named in a CBI chargesheet in the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) bribery case. The P.V. Narasimha Rao government was facing a no-confidence motion and, according to veteran journalists, Moily was reportedly asked by the Congress high command to arrange finances to help buy support of the JMM MPs. The money, which was supplied by a liquor baron, was sent to Delhi with two ministers. To their horror, the suitcase broke open at the Delhi airport when it was flung on the conveyor belt. The ministers, though, had the gumption to quickly take out lungis from their baggage and tie up the money in it."
Oct 8, 2013 Tax officials helped Niira Radia dodge crores in taxes: CBI: "officers of the income tax department connived with the former corporate lobbyist to help her dodge hundreds of crores in taxes by fudging documents."
Oct 7, 2013 President's son visits Lalu in jail: "Congress MP Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee, has called on RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav in jail. The Jangipur MP met Prasad at the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi on Sunday (October 6)."
Oct 7, 2013 Digvijaya Singh should answer how Jagan got bail: Chandrababu Naidu: "Accusing the Congress and Centre of being only interested in votes and not the welfare of the people, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu accused the Congress of playing dirty politics by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. 'The Congress is playing dirty politics, they are taking support of both TRS and YSR Congress. Digvijaya Singh should answer how YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy got bail in the DA case,' he said."
Oct 7, 2013 Powerful North Indian Politician Is Convicted of Siphoning Funds: "Mr. Prasad, 65, was India’s railway minister from 2004 to 2009 and chief minister of Bihar from 1990 to 1997, presiding over a state so mired in corruption and poverty that it became known as the Jungle Raj."
Oct 7, 2013 Lalu: Corruption-tainted Indian ex-minister jailed: " a larger scam that saw Rs 9.5 billion being used to pay fictitious bills for medicines and fodder for cattle in Bihar."
Oct 7, 2013 India's former railway minister gets 5-year jail term for corruption: "The scam involved siphoning off from the state exchequer some 9. 5 billion rupees ($150 million) meant for buying fodder for cattle in the 1990s. The case first came to light in 1996 and took more than 17 years for conviction."
Oct 7, 2013 Fodder scam judge calls corruption omnipresent: ""Corruption... has spread like cancer, which, if not detected in time, is sure to (make the country's polity) malignant," the judgment said. "... political corruption increases when control on the activities of the public administrators is fragile and the division of power between political actors and the bureaucrats as well as between the government and the middle men is not clear.""
Oct 7, 2013 President Pranab's son Abhijeet Mukherjee visits Lalu Prasad in jail: "President Pranab Mukherjee's son and Congress MP Abhijeet met convicted former Bihar chief minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi on Sunday. The meeting has heated up politics with the Opposition asking for answers."
Oct 6, 2013 Need a bailout? Join the queue: "Some eight lakh investors have filed complaints about unpaid deposits in the Odisha chit fund scam. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is engaged in a protracted battle with the Sahara group to get it to refund monies to a purported two crore investors."