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Aug 24, 2013 Leave travel concession scam: Delhi to Jaipur via Brazil: "Most of the SCI staffers under scrutiny are senior executives including a former chairman and a director who submitted forged or exaggerated tickets issued by two private travel agents based in Mumbai."
Aug 23, 2013 2जी केस में टीना अंबानी ने दी गवाही, जज ने कहा- आपकी यादाश्त अनिल अंबानी से बेहतर: "जब कोर्ट ने टीना अंबानी से कहा कि आपकी यादाश्त अनिल अंबानी से बेहतर है. इस पर कुछ वकीलों ने प्रतिक्रिया दी कि तभी तो ये बेटर हाफ हैं."
Aug 23, 2013 Tina Ambani deposes as 2G witness, denies role in Reliance ADAG: "Tina Ambani said she did not have any role in Reliance ADAG as she was just a housewife."
Aug 22, 2013 Prosecutor says Indian tycoon Ambani "hostile witness": "When asked about various meetings and links between his company, Reliance Telecom, and others accused of wrongdoing, he replied frequently that he did "not recall" or "was not aware"."
Aug 22, 2013 2G case: Anil Ambani resiles from statement: "Industrialist Anil Ambani Thursday deposed in the 2G spectrum scam in a special court here resiling from a statement made during the probe and "did not support" CBI's case, virtually turning a hostile prosecution witness."
Aug 22, 2013 Anil pleads no knowledge of Swan: "But when he was shown a form for opening a bank account on behalf of Swan Consultants (P) Limited at an ICICI Bank branch in Mumbai and his attention was drawn to the signatures and photographs of persons authorised to operate the account, Mr. Ambani admitted that it bore his signature and that of his wife Tina."
Aug 22, 2013 Antrix Devas and the second generation scam: "Devas claimed to be a satellite communication company, ostensibly started by a few former ISRO employees, including a humble chaprasi but reportedly controlled by some of the highest and mightiest in the land. Had the deal not been aborted by a vigilant media, it would have resulted in more than Rs 2 lakh crore loss to the government"
Aug 22, 2013 2G case: Try to recall things, you are turning hostile, court tells Anil Ambani: ""Sahab aap kuch zyada bhool rahe hai. Kuch to yaad karne ki koshish kijiye"
Aug 21, 2013 Conflict between democracy and its funding through corruption holds India in thrall: "Just a handful of companies admit to making political contributions. The rest pay off the books, to individual politicians, with a keen eye on the quid pro quo. Political parties file income-tax returns showing puny incomes. 2008-09 registered the highest incomes:Rs497 crore for the Congress and Rs220 crore for the BJP. In reality, these parties spend tens of thousands of crore rupees: not just for elections, but also for the regular functioning of their parties. Which means, quite simply, that India's great democracy is funded by the proceeds of corruption. This corruption takes three forms: loot of the exchequer (the fodder scam, commissions on procurement), sale of patronage (allocation of mining leases) and plain extortion (no clearance till you pay up, complex administrative procedures, each one of which serves as a rent-seeking opportunity)."
Aug 21, 2013 $30 billion scam & 225 files missing: ""It is not the case of missing files. The files need to be traced."
Aug 21, 2013 The Last Word: Is the Coalgate affair in danger of making the PM a liability for the UPA?: "The government was once again cornered by the Opposition over the missing coalgate files in Parliament on Tuesday. The BJP demanded a statement from the PM alleging that the files had been deliberately made to disappear to destroy evidence. The Congress was quick to hit back, saying files from the NDA regime were also missing."
Aug 21, 2013 Can the PM distance himself from the Coalgate controversy?: "The government was once again cornered by the Opposition over the missing coalgate files in Parliament on Tuesday. The BJP demanded a statement from the PM alleging that the files had been deliberately made to disappear to destroy evidence. The Congress was quick to hit back, saying files from the NDA regime were also missing."
Aug 21, 2013 Documents show Robert Vadra bought land using a 'fictitious' cheque: "Days after Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka's claims, CNN-IBN has accessed documents that reveal that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra did buy land from Omkareshwar properties using a 'fictitious' cheque. Documents accessed by CNN-IBN show IAS officer Ashok Khemka claimed in his response to a Haryana government inquiry report that Vadra, through his firm Skylight Hospitality, bought 3.5 acres land from Omkareshwar properties in February 2008 and in its filings with the government stated that money had been paid in full for the transaction."
Aug 21, 2013 Firm that sold land to Robert Vadra launched by Gopal Kanda's brother: "Onkareshwar Properties Private Limited, the company that sold land in village Shikohpur in Haryana to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company M/s Sky Light Hospitality Private Limited, has a record of links with politicians."
Aug 21, 2013 Robert Vadra paid for land 6 months after registration with advance from DLF: "the first cheque — which Onkareshwar never cashed — was issued by Sky Light Realty, another of Vadra's firms, but, curiously, not accounted for in its balance sheet of March 31, 2008."
Aug 21, 2013 Khemka says courts should monitor probe into Robert Vadra land deals: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday said that an independent probe monitored by the Punjab and Haryana High Court or the Supreme Court should be conducted into the alleged illegal land deals of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi."
Aug 19, 2013 Coalgate probe hits roadbloack: "Exactly 60 days ago - TIMES NOW questioned Sriprakash Jaiswal about the missing coalgate files. Back then the Coal Minister snubbed our reporter & our questions. Tonight, the facts are out in the open and Mr Jaiswal himself has admitted that the files just can't be found. How can supersensitive files simply go missing? Or is there an attempt to bury a 30 billion dollar scam in this election season?"
Aug 19, 2013 Coal files: Missing or cover up?: "Coalgate storm likely to hit Parliament today after the Coal Minister admitted that coal scam files were missing."
Aug 19, 2013 BJP tags NSEL crisis as 'scam', hints at link with minister, Congress furious: "NSEL has "close links with a minister" in the central government."
Aug 19, 2013 Scams in India: Reasons why fraudsters continue to thrive: "Then there is the overall sense of low ethical standards, where tax evasion, black money, illegitimate wealth, benami holdings, and money laundering, are widely prevalent and well known. Those who do not participate are seen as naive, unfortunate, less privileged, or simply stupid."
Aug 19, 2013 Coal scam: Missing files block CBI probe, Opposition alleges cover up: "The coal scam continues to haunt the government as crucial files required by the CBI have gone missing from the records. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the CBI's repeated letters to the Coal Ministry have failed to get a response."
Aug 19, 2013 Bangalore potholes: Scam that swallows Rs 3,000 crore every year: "Bangalore, the IT city of India, is bearing the brunt of thousands of potholes and corruption that runs when it comes to repairing the roads. Every year, Rs 3,000 to 4,000 crore are eaten away by scams and locals are even forced to patch the potholes themselves."
Aug 18, 2013 Robert Vadra's land deal was a sham sale, says IAS officer Ashok Khemka: "It is very easy to take action with the people who are downtrodden, but it takes courage and guts to call a bluff a bluff when it happens at the top,""
Aug 18, 2013 'Governance niyat ki baat hoti hai. It needs only integrity, ethics, some ordinary intellect': "Whatever I have done was my duty as per the rule of law. There is nothing which I did which I ought not to have done. (Addressing me) as a 'whistleblower IAS officer' keeps me aside and makes me not a part of my community, a servant of the public. (There is) a clear distortion in governance where people tend to be servants of the private and they say that's the norm for a public servant..."
Aug 18, 2013 Robert Vadra guilty of criminal behaviour, ethical misconduct: Khemka: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in an interview with Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate admitted that a greater criminal investigation is needed to establish the truth in Robert Vadra's land dealings. 'The truth is to be established by looking at his (Robert Vadra) account statement,' he said."
Aug 18, 2013 I could have ordered CBI probe against Deve Gowda: SM Krishna: "his administration would have ordered CBI probe into the alleged scam in the Upper Krishna Project (UKP). "The file on UKP scam that took place when Gowda was CM was before me. The House committee had strongly recommended for CBI probe."
Aug 17, 2013 Coal scam: Govt admits a few files are missing, Oppn alleges cover up: "Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal blocks allocation scam have gone missing. The minister said the files between 1993 and 2004 are missing."
Aug 17, 2013 The Return Of Bob The Builder: "This Robert has already become quite the villain in public perception.", "He is a privileged citizen of India, married to its first family, with a fortune very clearly built on a fortunate marriage.""
Aug 17, 2013 Greater criminal probe needed to establish the truth in Robert Vadra land deal: Ashok Khemka: "Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in an interview with Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate admitted that a greater criminal investigation is needed to establish the truth in Robert Vadra's land dealings. 'The truth is to be established by looking at his (Robert Vadra) account statement,' he said."
Aug 16, 2013 Congress MP targets Robert Vadra again: "Vadra is an Indian citizen and he is not above the law. If he (Vadra) has done any mistake, he would face the penalty,""
Aug 14, 2013 BJP targets Congress with Vadra land scam charges: ""Congress ka haath, damaadji ke saath""
Aug 13, 2013 SP Tyagi refuses to speak on Agusta: "The CBI in connection with the Agusta Westland chopper deal has filed an FIR against former IAF Chief SP Tyagi and his cousins under charges of bribery and cheating. CBI's investigation point towards the fact that Tyagi accepted a bribe to help push the deal. Following the CAG report on Armsgate, former IAF Chief SP Tyagi refused to speak to TIMES NOW. His wife in a brief note to TIMES NOW's Reporter said that Tyagi was not Air Chief in 2007."
Aug 13, 2013 Congress denies gag order on Vadra: "BJP today sought to corner the government over alleged irregularities in land deals involving Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, disrupting Parliament and demanding probe by a Special Investigative Team."
Aug 13, 2013 Who in PMO favoured Agusta deal?: "The CAG slammed the Defence Ministry and Air Force for "several instances" of deviation from rules in the procurement of VVIP choppers in the Rs 3,727 crore AgustaWestland deal. In its report tabled in Parliament, the Comptroller and Auditor General also questioned the decision of the then IAF chief to hold the trials of the two contenders for the deal abroad. The CAG also noted that the benchmark cost of Rs 4,871.5 crore for the 12 VVIP choppers was "unreasonably high" as compared to the Rs 3,966 crore quoted by AgustaWestland."
Aug 13, 2013 Armsgate part 3: A Bofors moment?: "The controversial Rs 3,727 crore AgustaWestland deal today came under attack from the CAG which has found "several deviations" from procedures and changes in requirements in the purchase of 12 VVIP choppers at nearly five times the original sanction for the project."
Aug 13, 2013 Solar scam: LDF ends protests as Kerala govt agrees for probe: "The Left Front called off its protests in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday after the UDF government agreed for a judicial probe into the solar scam. Thousands had laid siege to the government secretariat for two days and Thiruvananthapuram had come to a grinding halt during the protest."
Aug 13, 2013 News 360: BJP targets Congress over Vadra land deals, demands SIT probe: "Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha demanded an SIT probe in Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deal. The Congress has, however, denied any discussion on the issue."
Aug 13, 2013 7 Haryana IAS officers stonewalled Khemka's probe into Vadra land deal: "Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in his report had accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's of being benefitted by falsifying land documents. CNN-IBN has found that the Haryana government probe appointed to inquire into Khemka's charges has raised more questions than answers as Khemka was stonewalled at every step, not just by the state government but also by officers of his own cadre."
Aug 13, 2013 वाड्रा पर यशवंत सिन्हा ने कसा तंज, कहा- मुनाफा कमाने का अनोखा मॉडल पेश किया: "‘हल्दी लगे न चुना, और मुनाफा हजारों-करोड़ों रुपये कमा लिया जाता है.’"
Aug 13, 2013 बेईमानी तो रॉबर्ट वाड्रा का विशेषाधिकार है क्योंकि वो सोनिया के दामाद हैं: आजम खान: "आजम ने कहा कि वाड्रा का नाम जिस जमीन खरीद घोटाले में सामने आया है कि वो धोखे और लूट का उनका कोई पहला मामला नहीं है. घोखेबाजी का उनका लंबा रिकार्ड है"
Aug 13, 2013 'कारोबारी' रॉबर्ट वाड्रा पर संसद में कोलाहल: ""सिर्फ़ 44 वर्ष की आयु में बड़ी क्लिक करें पहुँच रखने वाले एक व्यक्ति हैं जिन्हें सैंकड़ों करोड़ रूपए कमाने की कला बिना किसी बिज़नेस स्कूल में गए हुए या निवेश किए ही आती है.”"
Aug 13, 2013 Vadra land deals paralyse Parliament, BJP for SIT probe: "Yashwant Sinha said there was a highly connected person who didn't go to B-school but had a model where crores were made with no investment."
Aug 12, 2013 Congress MP embarrasses party: "Political fight has broken out over IAS offcier Askok Khemka's report in Haryana. After IAS officer Ashok Khemka revealed that Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra falsified documents created a black market of licenses, Congress ..."
Aug 12, 2013 Govt protecting convicted netas?: "TIMES NOW on Monday (August 12) accessed a copy of the government's review plea in the Supreme Court on convicted MPs. The government has challenged SC order and has now filed a review petition in the apex court detailing its defence."
Aug 12, 2013 CBI must probe Robert Vadra's land deals: Congress: "Days after the BJP demanded a court-monitored CBI inquiry into the alleged land deals of Robert Vadra, a Congress MP from Haryana has also called for a thorough probe against UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law."
Aug 12, 2013 United in corruption: Bill to keep parties out of RTI ambit introduced, AAP condemns: "A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today to keep political parties out of the ambit of the RTI Act and negate a Central Information Commission (CIC) order to this effect under the transparency law."
Aug 12, 2013 RTI Amendment Bill to keep parties out of its ambit tabled in Lok Sabha: "Minister of State, PMO, V Narayansamy on Monday tabled the Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha which will kepp political parties out of its ambit. The bill will be taken up for discussion in Parliament in aweek's time."
Aug 11, 2013 IIT-Patna director charged in Coalnet scam: "He is also accused of making back-to-back payments to TCG Software."
Aug 11, 2013 Haryana CM’s aunt gained from land deal: Ashok Khemka's report: "have detected a "glaring case of misappropriation of 734 acres of panchayat land" worth "several crores" by influential people — including the present chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's aunt"
Aug 11, 2013 Vadra falsified documents for several land deals claims Khemka: "IAS officer Ashok Khemka has filed a 100 page reply to the government claiming that Robert Vadra falsified documents for several land deals with DLF. Khemka also said that if all land scams in Haryana are counted in the last 8 years, their value would be between 20,000 crore to 3.5 lakh crores. The Haryana government has denied all the allegations."
Aug 10, 2013 Is it impossible to rein-in the sand mafia?: "Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday claimed that her ministry has found evidence of illegal sand mining in Greater Noida, the district from where IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended."
Aug 10, 2013 Robert Vadra falsified documents for Gurgaon land, claims Khemka: "There seems to be more trouble for Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and his land deals in Haryana. IAS officer Ashok Khemka has claimed that Vadra falsified documents for 3.53 acre land in the Shikohpur village of Gurgaon."
Aug 10, 2013 Vadra-DLF transactions sham in every legal sense: Lawyer: "Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and his land deals are back in the news. This after IAS officer Ashok Khemka claimed that Vadra falsified documents for several land deals. CNN-IBN has accessed Khemka's reply to a government-appointed enquiry committee, which had indicted him earlier this year. Khemka highlights a series of sham transactions undertaken between his company Skylight Hospitality and DLF Universal Limited. Khemka claims Vadra was favoured as he is the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi."
Aug 10, 2013 Robert Vadra pocketed large premium on colony license: Ashok Khemka: "the Haryana's Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) "ignored rules and regulations to allow crony capitalists operating as middlemen to flourish and appropriate market premium of a license." "The DTCP aided Vadra in making these sham transactions,""
Aug 10, 2013 Robert Vadra used fake documents to acquire Gurgaon land, IAS officer Ashok Khemka claims: "whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka alleging that Vadra "falsified documents" for 3.53 acres of land in Gurgaon and "pocketed" large premium on a commercial colony license."
Aug 6, 2013 CBI probing Jodhpur land scam: Antony: "the CBI is probing the Jodhpur land scam case in which an inquiry had found that Army and defence estates officials allegedly colluded to illegally transfer defence land to a charitable trust."
Aug 5, 2013 Adarsh scam: Congress-NCP tussle out in the open: "The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open once again over the Adarsh report, which was not be tabled in this session of the Assembly. But Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay."
Aug 3, 2013 Scams can negatively impact FDI inflows: Survey
Jul 27, 2013 Gujarat eateries plan to name snacks after UPA scams: ""As per UPA govt eating money (2G, coal, CWG scam) is a necessity and eating food in AC restaurants is a luxury"."
Jul 25, 2013 Rs 5 can’t buy a meal, Jama Masjid beggar says
Jul 22, 2013 Quattrocchi’s death brings no closure to India’s ‘open secret’
Jul 19, 2013 Vote over, Nalin sent to jail: "JMM MLA Nalin Soren, an accused in the Rs 45-crore seed scam of 2009, was sent to jail today on a 5-day judicial remand, barely 24 hours after he made a surprise appearance and helped chief minister Hemant Soren prove his majority in the state Assembly."
Jul 17, 2013 It's once again old scam in new bottle (Himachal Newsletter)
Jul 17, 2013 DLF to buy clean chit from Robert Vadra for 58 crore rupees: "Vadra poses after getting the clean chit"
Jul 17, 2013 CBI to auction clean chit that was reserved for Quattrocchi: "CBI has already contacted various people involved with “similar” scams like Chopper scam, Tatra trucks scam, Coffin scam, etc. “But we are not limited to army equipment related scams only; we can give the clean chit to others too if the price is right,”"
Jul 17, 2013 Modi attacks Cong over corruption, says CWG scam destroyed nation's image
Jul 17, 2013 The Last Word: How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi?: "Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his show 'The Last Word'."
Jul 14, 2013 The way Bofors case was closed was unlawful: Subramanian Swamy: "The CBI had dropped the case against the Italian businessman citing lack of evidence."
Jul 10, 2013 Chandy under fire over sleaze scandal: "As the opposition LDF mounted pressure over the solar panel scam which has brought his office under a cloud, an unshaken Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday (July 9)firmly rejected the demand for his resignation and dismissed charges against him as 'a political conspiracy'."
Jul 10, 2013 Kerala sleaze scandal: Chandy refuses to quit: "Barring stray incidents of violence, the 12-hour state-wide shutdown called by CPI-M-led LDF demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on solar scam issue disrupted normal life and ended more or less peacefully, as a defiant Chandy ruled out his stepping down."
Jul 9, 2013 Solar panel scam: Congress backs embattled Kerala CM Oommen Chandy: "The Monsoon session of Kerala Assembly ended amidst chaos due to solar scam on Tuesday even as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy refused to quit from his post amidst protests called by CPM in Thiruvananthapuram, which has virtually turned into a war zone."
Jul 8, 2013 Kerala solar scam explodes: "Solar panel scam which has brought Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office under a cloud continued to haunt the UDF Government with opposition LDF today intensifying the agitation for his resignation and a judicial probe, disrupting the assembly proceedings."
Jul 6, 2013 Ordinance on Food Bill Cover-Up for Scams of UPA: Jaya: "Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today charged it was an attempt to "cover up" the taint of scams on the government and sought an exemption for her state from its implementation."
Jul 6, 2013 Half the 'babus' will go to jail if scams are probed, says Goa's chief minister: ""There is virtually no local (government) officer who is not involved in the illegalities (during the former government). They were involved in the scams like recruitment, where they have signed the documents,""
Jul 6, 2013 Coalgate: More FIRs expected: "The probe into the coal scam continues and the CBI says over the next few days a few bigger names could tumble out. The FIR filed earlier this month revealed that former Minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao allegedly handed the Jindal Group undue advantage during the allocation of coal blocks and following its next report, sources reveal that more FIRs could be filed. That's not all. Going by CBI sources, it could get much bigger and top firms could be named, after all the agency believes that only 1/4th of the probe has so far been completed and the Centre will be watching closely."
Jul 6, 2013 Railway bribery: Phone transcripts raise questions over clean chit to Bansal: "CNN-IBN has accessed transcripts of phone conversations between key players in the Railway bribery scam, which forced the then Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to resign after his nephew Vijay Singla was caught with almost Rs 1 crore in cash for fixing the appointment of a senior Railways officer, Mahesh Kumar."
Jul 2, 2013 Did Jaiswal allow backdoor route?: "Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal may have been pardoned by the government, but he is now facing tough questions from the CBI. TIMES NOW has papers which show that CBI has questioned Jaiswal concerning policy followed while acting on applications for coal block allotments. BJP has demanded the Coal Minister's resignation over irregularities during coal block allotments and has asked for a complete independent investigation into the matter. Congress defends the Coal Minister, says coal ministry would be responding to CBI questions. Meanwhile, Left tears into the government, says government is using public money for private gains."
Jun 30, 2013 Athletics Fed backs Kalmadi: "He shamed the nation and is facing numerous cases of corruption. But a defiant Suresh Kalmadi is refusing to back down and is set to contest elections to continue his reign as the President of the Asian Athletics Association."
Jun 30, 2013 Kanimozhi meets Sonia in Delhi to thank her for support in RS polls: "DMK MP Kanimozhi met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday to thank her for supporting her in the Rajya Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. The Congress support had set off speculations that it was cosying up to former ally DMK."
Jun 28, 2013 Suresh Kalmadi seeks re-election: "Tainted in the Commonwealth Games scam he might be, but a defiant Suresh Kalmadi will seek a re-election to the post of Asian Athletic Association's President for a third successive term."
Jun 23, 2013 Present day corruption linked to '75 Emergency: Kuldip Nayar
Jun 23, 2013 Bad regulation is our biggest public scam
Jun 18, 2013 The changing business of bribes in India: "Bribes are now being channelled through corporate deals rather than cash"
Jun 18, 2013 Coalgate: CBI summons ex-Coal Secy: "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor T K A Nair will soon be called by the CBI to record his statement in the coal blocks allocation scam case even as the agency summoned as accused former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and quizzed two former PMO officials."
Jun 18, 2013 Coal scam: CBI records statement of two PMO officials: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday recorded statements of two officials of the Prime Minister's Office as part of its probe into the coal scam. The CBI sought clarification from Vini Mahajan and Ashish Gupta regarding the allocation of the coal blocks, sources said."
Jun 16, 2013 CBI to probe bribe charge against army brigadier: "“We will soon seek clarifications from an army brigadier about allegations that he had offered to help a UK-based firm to clinch a deal to supply 197 light utility helicopters in lieu of a bribe of US $5 million,”"
Jun 15, 2013 No business like politics in India; re-elected leaders triple wealth: "data on 1,370 re-elected MLAs and 200 re-elected MPs, the average income and assets of India’s 100 richest legislators grew by 745% between two consecutive elections or five years. The hi ke in personal wealth for legislators in this category ranges from two to 25 times."
Jun 15, 2013 Steely Jindals' rise to power: How the family went from bucket-makers to Rs 17,500 crore business titans : "The Jindal empire was built from scratch by the late Om Prakash Jindal, who was born to a farmer at Haryana's Nalwa village on August 7, 1930."
Jun 15, 2013 Lok Sabha byelection: Ex-CM, health minister train guns on each other: "there is not even a single Congressman who is not involved in any kind of scam or corruption and the list includes the names of its top cadre leadership. It is shameful,""
Jun 12, 2013 Sources: Naveen Jindal summoned by CBI: "Sources say that Congress MP Naveen Jindal has been summoned by the CBI after he has been accused of allegedcheating and graft by it in its fresh FIR in the coal scam. The CBI team yesterday carried out coordinated searches at the residence of Jindal and offices of his firms in Bikaji Cama place. Besides Jindal and Rao, CBI has also booked companies Jindal Steel and Power Limited and Gagan Sponge which were allotted Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Birbhum, Jharkhand in the year 2008. The agency also booked Jindal's companies--Jindal Realtyand ND Exim and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao's company Saubhagya Media. The agency has accused Jindal, Rao and the companies of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act."
Jun 12, 2013 Coal scam: CBI finally gets permission to quiz former coal secy: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has finally got the permission to quiz former coal secretary HC Gupta in connection with the coal blocks allocations case. The CBI had on Tuesday said that despite numerous requests, it was not being allowed by the government to question the bureaucrat."
Jun 12, 2013 Coalgate: Congress feels the heat as more members come under CBI radar: "The investigations into the multi-crore coal scam just got uncomfortably closer to the government with the CBI today registering its 12th FIR in the case against sitting MP Naveen Jindal and former MoS Coal Dasari Narayan Rao."
Jun 12, 2013 Jindal companies got coal blocks despite rejection by Power Ministry: CBI: "Jindal coal companies received coal blocks despite rejection by the Power Ministry, probe details of the coal block allocation scam accessed by CNN-IBN have revealed. The probe reveals how Jindal companies did not meet the criteria set by the Power Ministry and yet managed to receive coal blocks."
Jun 12, 2013 CBI registers case in Coalgate: "In a major embarrassment to the Congress, its MP Naveen Jindal and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao have been accused of alleged cheating and graft by CBI in its fresh FIR in the coal scam on Tuesday (June 11). After registering the 12th FIR in coal block allocation scam probe, CBI sources said the agency today carried out searches at 15 locations including residence and offices of Jindal in the national capital and Rao in Hyderabad. The agency team carried out coordinated searches at the 6-Prithviraj Road residence of Jindal and offices of his firms in Bikaji Cama place."
Jun 12, 2013 Coal scam: CBI names Naveen Jindal, former MoS Coal: "The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against the Jindal Group in the coal scam. The FIR names Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao."
Jun 12, 2013 BJP attacks UPA on coal scam, says Cong is looting the country: "The BJP hit out at the UPA government after the CBI registered an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao in the coal blocks allocation scam. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar accused the Congress of looting the country. 'Naveen Jindal and Dasari Narayan's name has come up in the coalgate scam. It has proved how the Congress is looting the country,' said Javadekar."
Jun 8, 2013 Kickback nation: How corruption works in India: ""To bag a Rs 1,000-crore government project, we set aside 20 per cent (or Rs 200 crore) as kickback," confesses a senior executive of a power and fertiliser company based in a southern state. "So, when we announce the project, we say it's worth Rs 1,200 crore.""
Jun 6, 2013 CWG scam: CBI questions Kalmadi over Rs 71 crore contract: "The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday questioned former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi in connection with an alleged illegal contract worth Rs 71 crore. The contract under scrutiny was awarded to a firm called Event Knowledge Service."
Jun 4, 2013 Report on Coalgate was based on facts: Vinod Rai: "The former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, who recently demitted office, has said that the CAG's report on coal allocation was based on facts. He said it was a conservative estimate and the real loss figure could be much higher."
Jun 4, 2013 Fight over new CAG appointment: "The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today (May 21) criticised the appointment of Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and accused the government of weakening the watchdog institutions by putting "weak" people in the job."