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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."
Oct 6, 2013 जेल में भी लालू के ठाठ कम नहीं, पर होठों से काफूर हुई हंसी: "मजे की बात यह है कि जेल प्रबंधन उन्हें अब तक उनका कैदी नंबर बताने की हिम्मत नहीं जुटा पाया है. शाम के वक्‍त जब नंबर बोलकर हाजिरी लगाने की बारी आती है, तो गिनती करने वाला पदाधिकारी लालू की हाजिरी बिना उनका नंबर पुकारे ही बना लेता है."
Oct 6, 2013 'नीतीश और शिवानंद ने भी खाया चारा': ".शिवानंद तिवारी नरम नहीं पड़े. फिर वे चले गए. बाद में उसी दिन, एसबी सिन्हा के कहने पर विजय मलिक के भाई ने चार लाख रुपये शिवानंद तिवारी को देने के लिए मरीन होटल में मुझे सौंपे, मैं पटना लौटा और शिवानंद तिवारी के घर में जाकर उसे पैसे सौंप दिए.'"
Oct 6, 2013 Maligned and ridiculed agency has last laugh: "as many as 45 accused in the fodder scam were convicted, including former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra. This is a unique example of two Chief Ministers, belonging to rival political parties, being convicted in one case. Apart from Lalu Prasad and Mishra, Janata Dal (United) leader and Jahanabad MP Jagdish Sharma as well as three formers IAS officers have been convicted."
Oct 5, 2013 Corruption is the greatest worry for India Inc: "India is haunted by corruption, both of power and money and it is the greatest worry for both India Inc and investors."
Oct 5, 2013 Fodder scam: Lalu to stay in Birsa Munda Jail as qaidi number 1528: "Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has been sent to jail for five years in the fodder scam, though the party will appeal the sentence. The order means Lalu will not only be disqualified as an MP, he may also not be able to contest the next Lok Sabha election unless his conviction is overturned by a higher court."
Oct 5, 2013 What work will be allotted to Lalu in Birsa Munda Jail?: "the jail superintendent allots work depending upon the skills of a convict"
Oct 3, 2013 Disciplinary Action Committee indicts Chunodkar in revaluation scam: "former assistant registrar (Revaluation) Sandhya Chunodkar-Handa was the main accused,"
Oct 3, 2013 Fodder scam: 5-year jail term for Lalu: "RJD leader Lalu Prasad on Thursday (September 3) sentenced to five years imprisonment in a 17-year-old fodder scam case by a special CBI court after he was convicted on corruption and other charges four days back."
Oct 3, 2013 5 years jail term: Is it end of the road for Lalu Prasad?: "RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined Rs 25 lakh in a fodder case - RC 20 A/96 - by a special CBI court on Thursday in Ranchi. With the sentencing Lalu has also been disqualified from Parliament and has lost his Lok Sabha seat."
Oct 3, 2013 Fodder scam: After 17 years, Bihar strongman Lalu gets 5 year jail term: "65-year-old Prasad and other convicts are currently lodged in the Birsa Munda Central Jail here."
Oct 3, 2013 Lalu's ex-secretary dodging CBI for 17 years: "His secretary Mukul Kishore Kapoor disappeared after the scam was unearthed. "Mukul knew more than anyone as he was considered the eyes and ears of Lalu Prasad. But he disappeared soon after fodder scam surfaced. It was Mukul who reportedly kept all accounts of huge amount of the fodder scam (money),""
Oct 3, 2013 CBI arrests MLA Nagendra: "Eagle Traders and Logistics, a company owned by G Nagendra, is accused of illegally exporting 6.05 lakh tonnes of ore from the Belekeri port alone. Sources said CBI is also investigating allegations of the legislator collecting ‘hafta’ from other mine owners on behalf of the then district in-charge minister G Janardhana Reddy."
Oct 3, 2013 No respite for Lalu as five more fodder scam cases set to come up in quick succession: "In another case involving fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 33.13 crore from Chaibasa treasury, 19 prosecution witnesses including two investigating officers are to be examined."
Oct 3, 2013 Lalu pleads with folded hands, but sent to jail for 5 yrs in fodder scam: "The Chaibasa treasury case is just one of the many in the Rs. 950 crore animal husbandry department scam — commonly known as the fodder scam"
Oct 3, 2013 Fodder scam: only hidden agenda was to loot public money says Judge: "High level politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen had connived together in the Rs. 900 crore fodder scam with only one "hidden agenda" to loot public money"
Oct 3, 2013 Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad jailed for 5 years, loses LS seat: "RJD chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to five years in jail and fined Rs 25 lakh in a fodder case - RC 20 A/96 - by a special CBI court on Thursday in Ranchi. With the sentencing Lalu has also been disqualified from Parliament and has lost his Lok Sabha seat."
Oct 2, 2013 In Birsa Munda jail, a tiled toilet, TV and khaini for qaidi No. 3312 Lalu Prasad: ""From tile-fitted attached bathroom to TV with cable connection, he has it all in the jail," he claimed. Jail officials and staff are bending over backwards paying obeisance to him. "Kabhi to woh log bhi Bihar mein rahen honge"
Oct 2, 2013 Chit fund scam inquiry committee gets 7 lakh affidavits: "The Justice R K Patra commission of inquiry probing the multi-crore chit fund scam in Odisha has received a whopping seven lakh affidavits from duped investors and others"
Oct 2, 2013 CBI accused of turning slow and shoddy when it comes to corrupt politicians: "Twenty-three years after he "fraudulently" nominated undeserving candidates for MBBS seats during his stint as Union health minister, Rasheed Masood, now in the Congress, has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment."
Oct 2, 2013 BSNL man loses pension for exposing Dayanidhi Maran's illegal telephone exchange: "The whistleblower, who exposed the secret telephone exchange set up by former Union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran at his Boat Club residence in Chennai, was a BSNL subdivisional engineer, whose pension has now been stopped on disciplinary grounds."
Oct 1, 2013 CBI files FIR against Kalanithi Maran: "Sources have told TIMES NOW that the CBI has filed a FIR against Sun TV networks' executive chairman Kalanithi Maran and BSNL officers in the scam involving over 300 BSNL phone line connections. Dayanidhi Maran is also under the scanner in this scam."
Oct 1, 2013 'Rs 5 a meal' MP jailed in MBBS seat scam: "Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader, Rasheed Masood, was today sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case, becoming the first MP to lose his seat after a recent Supreme Court judgement had removed the immunity for convicted lawmakers."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu's next battle against bugs, mosquitoes
Sep 30, 2013 FIR against NSEL bosses, defaulters; nationwide raids launched: "Dubbing it as "one of the biggest scams in India", the Mumbai Police today registered an FIR against National Spot Exchange Ltd promoter Jignesh Shah and others in connection with Rs 5,600-crore payment crisis at the crippled exchange and began raiding their offices, residences and warehouses across the country."
Sep 30, 2013 Fodder scam: Will Lalu's conviction be a deterrent to other netas?: "Lalu Prasad, the maverick Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister, and 44 others was convicted by a special Central Bureau of India (CBI) court in Ranchi in one of the cases - RC 20 A/96 - of the multi-crore fodder scam on Monday. Lalu has been convicted of corruption, criminal conspiracy and cheating and the sentencing will take place on October 3."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu Prasad guilty in fodder scam, to lose LS seat: "In a landmark verdict that will change Bihar's political landscape and also have a major impact on the national scene, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Monday convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad in the 17-year-old multi-crore fodder scam case. Lalu who faces a minimum three years in jail and will be the first Member of Parliament to be disqualified after a Supreme Court order was taken into custody after the verdict and has been lodged in Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi."
Sep 30, 2013 Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav convicted: "Former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad today suffered a major blow when a special CBI court convicted him in a 17-year-old fodder scam case of corruption that disqualifies him from Parliament and will keep him out of electoral arena for at least six years."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu's next battle against bugs, mosquitoes: "RJD supremo Lalu Prasad will have to fight bed-bugs and mosquitoes at the Birsa Munda Central Jail at Hotwar where he was sent after his conviction by a CBI court on Monday."
Sep 30, 2013 सोनिया और मोदी को पता ही नहीं उनकी पार्टी को कहां से मिलता है पैसा: "कांग्रेस के फंड में इस समय 2,365 करोड़ रुपये हैं, जिनमें से 82.5 फीसदी रकम अनाम लोगों ने दान की है. कांग्रेस के बाद सबसे ज्‍यादा आय के मामले में बीजेपी का नंबर आता है. इस वक्‍त बीजेपी की कुल आय 1,304 करोड़ रुपये है, जिसमें 73 फीसदी रकम अज्ञात लोगों ने पार्टी को दान के रूप में दी है. "
Sep 30, 2013 सोनिया और मोदी को पता ही नहीं उनकी पार्टी को कहां से मिलता है पैसा: "कांग्रेस के फंड में इस समय 2,365 करोड़ रुपये हैं, जिनमें से 82.5 फीसदी रकम अनाम लोगों ने दान की है. कांग्रेस के बाद सबसे ज्‍यादा आय के मामले में बीजेपी का नंबर आता है. इस वक्‍त बीजेपी की कुल आय 1,304 करोड़ रुपये है, जिसमें 73 फीसदी रकम अज्ञात लोगों ने पार्टी को दान के रूप में दी है. "
Sep 30, 2013 Farewell, Lalu Prasad: End of the old school politician: "Others speak of Lalu’s warring sons, the failed cricketer Tejaswi or college dropout Tej Pratap, best known for his gelled hair and BMW. But the dynastic baton grows ever more slippery in new India where a surname is no longer a guarantor of success"
Sep 30, 2013 When Rs 950 crore was passed off as chickenfeed: "Politicians and senior officials in Bihar would invent livestock herds and show fake bills for withdrawing the money for various agricultural support programmes, such as purchase of fodder, medicine and artificial insemination equipment."
Sep 30, 2013 Wit missing, Lalu Prasad seeks leniency from judge who is his college junior: "Moments after judge Singh convicted him, Lalu was reduced to making a timid supplication. “I was the chief minister of Bihar for two consecutive terms and a Union railway minister. Please consider awarding lesser punishment to me,” he told the judge. The unlike-Lalu moment played out in the courtroom, as his supporters waited outside, hoping their leader would stage a roaring comeback. Unknown to the supporters, Lalu, was obedience personified inside."
Sep 30, 2013 IAS officer who stumbled upon fodder scam in 1996: "The Lalu government, by then panicky over the lid having been blown off, set up a probe panel under development commissioner Phulchand Singh. "But TOI exposed how members of the committee themselves were prima-facie involved in the scam," says Khare. Singh was among those who were convicted on Monday. Reprisal against Khare was swift. He was first sent to Bihar State Leather Corporation . a defunct PSU where employees had not been paid for months. Then, he was moved as secretary, Board of Examinations, another comatose body Blowing the lid also meant Khare had to appear as prosecution witness in CBI court between 2002 and 2008."
Sep 30, 2013 Lalu Prasad taken to jail after conviction in fodder scam case: "Besides Lalu, the court of Pravas Kumar Singh convicted another 44 accused, including Mishra, six politicians and four IAS officers, for fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.7 crore from Chaibasa treasury."
Sep 29, 2013 Court attaches assets worth Rs 27 crore of former UP MLA in NRHM scam: "A penthouse and lands worth over Rs 27 crore belonging to a former Uttar Pradesh MLA have been ordered to be seized as "proceeds of crime" by a special money laundering court here in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam."
Sep 29, 2013 For UPA govt, Gandhibhakti is worshipping wads of Rs 1000: Modi: "Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Congress over various issues ranging from crime against women, price rise and corruption. In his first rally in the national capital after being elevated as the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, Modi criticised the Congress for running multiple governments in Delhi."
Sep 28, 2013 TMC MP Kunal Ghosh suspended from party: "Dissident Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, whose name has cropped up in Saradha chit fund scam and who was served a show cause notice for speaking against party chief Mamata Banerjee"
Sep 26, 2013 Coal scam: CBI calls Naveen Jindal for questioning: "CBI is likely to question Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal on Friday in connection with a case of alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy in bagging Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Birbhum in 2008."
Sep 26, 2013 Khemka to be charge-sheeted for major penalty: "Primarily, Khemka has been held liable of administrative misconduct – overstepping jurisdiction in passing orders to cancel the mutation of 3.5 acre in Gurgaon's Shikohpur village, the tract that was sold by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's businessman son-in-law Robert Vadra to realty major DLF and indulging in public criticism of the actions and policies of the state government."
Sep 25, 2013 Explosive revelations by TMC MP: "Pushed to a corner, rebel TMC MP on Wednesday (September 25) said that there are more Trinamool Congress Party men who are involved in chitfund scam. In his explosive revelations, Ghosh said that TMC leaders are threatening him. Ghosh has already been interrogated three times by Bidhannagar Police regarding his role in the Saradha Ponzy scam."
Sep 24, 2013 YSR Congress chief Jagan Reddy walks out of jail after 16 months: "The YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy finally walked out of Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad around 2 pm on Tuesday after spending 16 months there in a disproportionate assets case."
Sep 24, 2013 Vuda scam: Cops probe netas' role: "Crime Investigation Department (CID) sleuths investigating the sensational Vuda land scam have not only launched a manhunt for the absconding key accused in the case, including accused number one V Nagendra Vishnu, a senior IAS officer and AP State Warehousing Corporation managing director, but have also trained their guns on politicians allegedly involved in the scam."
Sep 24, 2013 Jagan Mohan Reddy is worth Rs 16,97,335 crore: TDP: "the YSR Congress chief owns 94,038 acres of land, valued at Rs 33,935 crore, and possesses mining leases for over 1,81,079 acres of land with a total turnover of Rs 16,63,400 crore."
Sep 23, 2013 Scams, jockeying for top posts cripple railways
Sep 23, 2013 YSR Congress chief Jagan gets bail in the illegal assets case after 16 months: "The YSR Congress Party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy finally gets bail after spending 16 months at Chanchalguda jail in Hyderabad. A CBI special court in Hyderabad has granted him a conditional bail after the CBI informed the court that it has completed investigation in all the cases against him. The CBI has filed 10 chargesheets against him in the disproportionate assets case."
Sep 22, 2013 ‘India full of scams, scandals under UPA’
Sep 22, 2013 Karnataka Minister in illegal mining?: "Karnataka Infrastructure Minister Santosh Lad is now under the scanner for his alleged involvement in the mining scam. A huge political fight has broken out after the minister was named in the Lokayukta report. While the BJP has met the Governor seeking his intervention in the matter, the Congress has refused to take any action against Santosh Lad unless the charges are proved."
Sep 21, 2013 Coal scam: Is the preliminary enquiries set to bring embarrassment to the govt?: "The coal scam is set to get more embarrassing for the government as the CBI has filed two preliminary enquiries to investigate the missing files in the coal block allocation, a move which was avoided by the government for the months. The results of the enquiries, if reveals uncomfortable detail, may lead right up to the doorstep of The Prime Minster Office."
Sep 21, 2013 Meiyappan chargesheeted in IPL betting scam: "Mumbai police chargesheeted Gurunath Meiyappan, actor Vindoo Dara Singh and 20 others in connection with the IPL betting scandal"
Sep 19, 2013 RS MP Rashid Masood found guilty in MBBS seat allocation case: "Rajya Sabha MP and former Minister of State for Health Rashid Masood has been found guilty by a special CBI court for MBBS seat allotment fraud. The court has found Rashid Masood guilty of nominating undeserving candidates to the MBBS seats allotted to Tripura. The fraud was carried out during Masoods tenure as MoS Health in 1990-91. The court has also found him guilty of conspiring with two others who have also been convicted. The sentencing is expected on Friday."
Sep 19, 2013 Convicted, Congress MP Rasheed Masood set to lose Rajya Sabha seat: " Rasheed Masood, a Rajya Sabha member from Congress, is set to become the first politician to lose his seat after the Supreme Court rejected a law providing immunity to convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification."
Sep 19, 2013 Recruitment scam: KAS officer 'discharged' from service: "The State government has initiated action against KAS officer Asha Parveen in the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) appointment scam, for which consecutive state governments have come under criticism from the High Court. "
Sep 19, 2013 Delhi bungalow is costliest property to be attached: " The ED claims the bungalow is owned by Arun Kumar Mishra, a former chief engineer of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, with "proceeds of crime". Mishra, who is being prosecuted by the CBI and ED for conducting illicit transactions through fictitious banks accounts, paid Rs 23.26 crore for the property in 2007."
Sep 17, 2013 DA case: CBI files 2 new chargesheets against Jagan Reddy: "The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed two new chargesheets against Kadapa MP Jagan Mohan Reddy in the disproportionate assets case. The chargesheets were filed ahead of Jagan's bail plea on Wednesday."
Sep 17, 2013 Jalayagnam scam: Who gained from YSR’s largesse: "Most of the MPs/MLAs linked to the Jalayagnam projects were (or are) contractors, founders and promoters of their respective infrastructure companies. When entering parliament or the legislative assembly, they step aside and hand over the reins of the business to sons, daughters, wives and brothers. Their companies then flourish. Here are brief details of the MPs/MLAs and their companies."
Sep 16, 2013 Rajasthan BJP to meet President with 'list of scams'
Sep 16, 2013 Exemption of IAS officials from corruption case kicks up a row: "the cabinet decided to exempt P J Thomas, former Chief Vigilance Commission (since retired) and also Jiji Thomson, Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI), the fifth and eighth accused respectively in the ongoing corruption case registered by the state Vigilance department in 1997. "
Sep 15, 2013 Will Vadra's land dealings cast a shadow on Cong's hard sell Land Bill?: "Asserting that the Congress Vice President deserved all the credit for the Land Bill, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said Rahul Gandhi made three crucial suggestions - there should be one law for land acquisition and rehabilitation, livelihood losers should also be compensated and also the change in the name of the bill."
Sep 13, 2013 Parties got Rs. 4,900 cr in donations in 8 yrs, 75% of it ‘untraced’ funds: "India is among less than 20 countries that allow anonymous donations to political parties."
Sep 11, 2013 SC rejects ailment plea, says Chautala must go to jail: "the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked him whether the same reasons would stop him from accepting top posts if his party came back to power."
Sep 11, 2013 Govt to change law to protect retired babus from graft probe: "Investigating agencies may soon be required to seek the Centre’s permission to question even senior retired officials in a corruption case, a move that is likely to pit it against the Supreme Court."
Sep 10, 2013 CBI names Srinivasan as accused in Jagan DA case: "Srinivasan was charged with investing Rs 140 crore in Carmel Asia Holdings Ltd and Bharati Cements Ltd."
Sep 10, 2013 Modi says Congress has written new 'ABCD' book on corruption: "The country is on the "verge of destruction", said Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi while blaming the Congress for rampant corruption."
Sep 10, 2013 Narendra Modi says Congress has written new 'ABCD' book on corruption: ""According to the book, A stands for Adarsh scam, B for Bofors scam, C for coal scam and D for damad ka karobar (son-in-law's business),""
Sep 7, 2013 UP govt begins probe into Noida land scam: "a large-scale scam relating to land allotment in Noida"
Sep 7, 2013 Ratan Tata 'rattled' by India's image over scams, retrospective taxation: "Ratan Tata is ""rattled"" by India's current image emerging from scams and retrospective taxation, and wants the government to give an ""irreversible commitment"" that law of the land has sanctity. ""Never before has India had that kind of image,"""
Sep 7, 2013 As economy limps, netas, babus blow up taxpayers’ money: ""Maintaining the rent-free bungalows of 77 central ministers cost the public exchequer Rs. 100 crore over the last three years at a time when an average middle-class Delhi family was finding it difficult to buy a home as rising prices put a dent in its savings"; "UPA ministers, forced to fly economy in 2008 at the time of the global economic slowdown, are back in the business class. In 2011-12, the government paid Rs. 678 crore on the air fares of 40 globetrotting ministers — 12 times more than the previous year’s sum.""
Sep 7, 2013  nsel: scam The Shah Of Fraud: "How his political connections helped one man subvert it all"
Sep 5, 2013 Is a criminal investigation into the missing coal files only way to reach the truth?: "The mystery behind the missing coal blocks allocation files has been the topic of heated debate in Parliament over the past few weeks. Now CNN-IBN has accessed details of the coal blocks files that are missing and have not been made available to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)."
Sep 5, 2013 Precious nuclear fuel goes missing?: "It's a scam that could be much bigger than 2G & Coalgate put together. A TIMES NOW investigation has raised questions on the loot of precious nuclear fuel Thorium - which is slowly disappearing from Indian shores."
Sep 4, 2013 Scams of Rs 7,000 Cr Unearthed by CVC in 2012: "The CVC found alleged financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 2,700 crore by a Bihar-based television group and misuse of credit linked insurance scheme operated by Mumbai's State Trading Corporation (STC) involving Rs 725 crore"
Sep 4, 2013 Mining baron Reddy completes two years in jail: "Gali Janardhana Reddy, who rode to riches on booming iron ore exports in the last decade and virtually lorded over the BJP in Karnataka for over five years, completes two years behind bars Sep 5 on charges of illegal mining."
Sep 4, 2013 Coal scam: File notings in crucial deal missing: "Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal has made a clear distinction between the number of coal files and documents that are missing in his reply to a query made in Parliament on September 2. He said that among the documents that have gone missing are file notings that trail the movement of these files. The file notings are a crucial piece of information for establishing the identity of the officials involved in the processing."
Sep 4, 2013 Congress hiding coal scam files to protect its people: Arun Jaitley: "Senior BJP leader hit out at the UPA-led government for the missing files pertaining to coal blocks allocation saying that the Congress has intentionally hid the files to protect its own people. 'The files of allocation to people close to the Congress party are relevant files. These relevant files will indicate how Congress leaders overnight became such industrialists that they had to be inducted as sweat equity holders along with those who had applied with coal block allocation,' said Jaitley."
Sep 3, 2013 PM in eye of coal storm: "Facing all-round attack, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today (September 3) said all efforts are being made to locate the untraceable files related to coal block allocations and CBI will be asked to investigate if these efforts do not fructify. In a statement in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in view of demands by almost all parties, Singh insisted that the government has nothing to hide and its intent to facilitate probe in the coal block allocations should not be questioned. He said the government will abide by the timeline set by the Supreme Court for handing over of all the files there should be no "hasty" conclusion that something is "fishy"."
Sep 3, 2013 AG writes to coal ministry of missing files: "TIMES NOW access the Attorney General's letter to the Coal Ministry regarding the missing coal files. Stating it as extremely urgent and requiring immediate compliance, the letter was sent on Monday (September 2), hours before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's reply in the Parliament. fearing a blockade of Parliament, the government on Tuesday (September 3) swung into sudden action on missing coal files."
Sep 3, 2013 Travel bills racket: Documents point to possible MP-travel agent nexus: "There are more revelations in the MPs' travel bill racket. CNN-IBN has accessed more documents that have brought travel agencies under the radar. They could have helped MPs in creating irregularities to claim reimbursements."
Sep 3, 2013 Uproar in Parliament over coal files; Ravi Shankar, Sibal exchange heated words: "Kapil Sibal and Ravi Shankar Prasad exchanged heated words over the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on missing coal files on Tuesday. Following which there was an uproar in Parliament and it was adjourned for 15 minutes."
Sep 2, 2013 Coal scam is monumental, PM should give a statement: BJP: ""It is a monumental scam and occurred when the Prime Minister was the Coal Minister..."
Aug 31, 2013 Every citizen in the country has either been a victim or a culprit of corruption: Santosh Hegde: "from 2010 onwards, the amount of one scam scaled to lakh crore. For instance, 2G and Coalgate scam touched a massive figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore and Rs 1.86 lakh crore respectively,”"
Aug 31, 2013 There is no check on corrupt people in the system: Santosh Hegde: "From 80 lakhs in 1948 and 640 lakhs in 1986 to 1.76 lakh crores in 2011, even the Indian economy has failed to match the pace at which scams have grown since the independence."
Aug 31, 2013 Jagdish Tytler, arms dealer Abhishek Verma charged in forgery case: "Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and jailed arms dealer Abhishek Verma were charged on Saturday by CBI for allegedly forging letterhead of then minister of state for home Ajay Maken in 2009."
Aug 30, 2013 20 political scams that shamed India
Aug 30, 2013 Ashwani Kumar makes a comeback: "Earlier this year, he had to step down as Law Minister following a controversy over sharing of CBI's Coalgate report with him."
Aug 29, 2013 Coalgate: SC questions Centre again: "The Centre on Thursday (August 29) faced ire of the Supreme Court on missing files on Coalgate and for not sharing information with CBI and was directed to hand over relevant documents within two weeks to the agency which would also probe disappearance of certain vital papers. Holding that the missing documents are "vital" for the probe in the scam, the apex court directed the Coal Ministry to lodge complaint with the CBI if it fails to trace any documents, sought by the agency."
Aug 24, 2013 India tycoon's wife tells court she's a housewife, not a businesswoman: ""I chaired the meeting if it is so minuted... but I do not recall it," the 1980s film star told the trial court"
Aug 24, 2013 Leave travel concession scam: Delhi to Jaipur via Brazil: "Would anyone in their right mind go from Delhi to Jaipur via Sao Paulo? Or travel from Mumbai to Port Blair via Dubai? The suggestion is crazy, you might say. But this is precisely what a couple of top PSU officials have done to claim their leave travel concession (LTC)."
Aug 24, 2013 Tarred ’N Feathered: "Key Coalgate files are missing, Manmohan Singh’s image is at its nadir. Who cares if it’s a self-goal or sabotage...or just bad weather?"

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