2010

  • Delhi government orders ACB probe into another CWG project 07-02-2014 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: Pointing at yet another purported scam under the Sheila Dikshit regime, Delhi government on Friday asked its Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to probe alleged irregularities worth Rs 184 crore in the construction of the Ring Road bypass ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. On the basis of Delhi government's...
  • Pune German Bakery blast: Bombay HC dismisses witnesses' plea against ATS 30-01-2014 05:59 PM

    The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed an application filed by two witnesses in the February 2010 Pune German Bakery bomb blast case seeking protection from officers of state Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS). A division bench of Justices V K Tahilramani and P N Deshmukh dismissed the application. The witnesses...
  • Lalit Modi can contest RCA polls: SC observer 18-12-2013 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court appointed observer on Wednesday cleared the former IPL chief Lalit Modi to contest for Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) elections to be held on December 19. Rampal Sharma of the opposite camp had objected to Modi's candidature, but SC observer Justice NM Kasliwal and election officer...
  • MCOCA court rejects bail plea of Abu Jundal 18-11-2013 06:07 PM

    The bail plea of alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal was on Monday rejected by MCOCA court in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Designated Judge Sayed Kadri rejected Jundal's bail petition saying he could not be given liberty at...
  • IAS officer Durga not alone, 36 pc civil servants say they're harassed 06-08-2013 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal's story resonates across the administrative and police services. In a survey released by the government in 2010, 36 per cent civil servants said they were being harassed while 33 per cent had even considered quitting the famed services. Durga isn't the only...
  • Nitish accuses BJP of violating spirit of 2010 Assembly elections 26-07-2013 04:56 PM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the mandate of the 2010 Bihar Assembly elections was not for estranged ally BJP to switch over to the opposition benches and said it 'betrayed' the people's sanction. "Was the 2010 mandate for NDA for BJP to jump to the role of...
  • BCCI arm-twisted SL to withdraw corruption report in 2010: Bindra 02-06-2013 10:51 AM

    Chandigarh: Even as the spot-fixing scandal rages on, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) President IS Bindra has created a fresh controversy by claiming that a BCCI official had arm-twisted the Sri Lankan board to withdraw a report which violated the anti corruption regulations during India's tour of Sri Lanka in 2010....
  • CAG Vinod Rai to retire on Wednesday 21-05-2013 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, who demits office on Wednesday, will be remembered for turning the statutory body into a pugnacious watchdog of good governance and administrative integrity at a time when India is experiencing the need for greater transparency and a rebalancing of power that has...
  • German Bakery blast: Pune court to give verdict today 15-04-2013 08:46 AM

    Pune: Three years after the German Bakery blast killed 17 people and injured over 60, a Pune court come out with a crucial judgement on Monday. It was the first major terror strike in Pune that dented its tag of being a peaceful city. On February 13, 2010, a deadly...
  • Fasih Mohammad a very important catch: Government 22-10-2012 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Government on Monday termed the arrest of suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist Fasih Mohammad as a "very important catch", saying Saudi Arabia fully cooperated in his deportation to India. "It was a very important catch. He was deported by Saudi Arabia," Union Home Secretary RK Singh told reporters...
  • Parliament's Winter Session doesn't hold much promise 28-11-2011 12:01 PM

    A look at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments legislative performance over the last three parliamentary sessions explains why everyone seems to be up in arms against the breakdown of decision-making at the Centre. The 2010 winter session was a complete washout as the UPA kept blocking the Oppositions demand...
  • CWG: Home owners caught in DDA, Emaar tussle 13-11-2011 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: One year after the Commonwealth Games those who booked flats in the Games Village are yet to get possession. Over 450 home buyers paid Rs two crores each, that's around Rs 1500 crore for flats in the games village. Rajiv and Upasana are among the 450 who booked...
  • CVC to fast track CWG scam probe 07-11-2011 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission has decided to speed up and complete its probe by December-end into alleged irregularities in the multi crore Commonwealth Games-related works. Sources said that the decision in this regard was taken recently and a directive has been issued to a Special Cell of the...
  • Govt extends tenure of GoM on CWG 06-11-2011 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Centre has extended by two months tenure of a Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Defence Minister AK Antony, to examine the alleged irregularities in the conduct of last year's Commonwealth Games, sources said. According to the sources, the decision was taken after receiving recommendations from the...
  • 'Indian GP will erase shameful CWG memories' 19-10-2011 11:57 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Grand Prix organizers said they expect the country's inaugural Formula One race later this month to help erase the "shameful" memory left behind from last year's Commonwealth Games. The Games were expected to highlight India's rapid development and boost its role on the world stage, but instead...
  • CWG: CVC to give fresh cases of corruption to CBI 16-10-2011 12:47 PM

    New Delhi: The CVC will give some more fresh cases to CBI to probe alleged criminal conspiracy and graft by certain government employees in carrying out Commonwealth Games-related works. Sources in the anti-corruption watchdog said large-scale financial and administrative irregularities have been found in about seven cases carried out by...
  • President's Rs 6 cr car meant for Batman?: Varun 05-10-2011 09:17 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday took potshots at President Pratibha Patil for getting a Rs 6 crore armoured Mercedes car for her use, saying it appears to have been made for superhero Batman, and has been procured at a time when the poverty line is being fixed at a...
  • CWG: SC refuses plea to monitor CBI probe 16-09-2011 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking monitoring of the CBI probe into alleged corruption cases related to the Commonwealth Games. A bench comprising justices RM Lodha and Gyan Sudha Misra said there was no need to interfere with the investigation by the CBI...
  • The smart bomber: is terror a step ahead? 07-09-2011 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Wednesday's blast at the Delhi High Court has confirmed a growing belief that the terrorist is smarter and working a step ahead of our security apparatus. Consider this: concealing the bomb in a briefcase was apt for the High Court. Litigants, lawyers and visitors to court routinely carry...
  • HC dismisses Kalmadi's plea to attend Parliament 30-08-2011 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of sacked CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, a Lok Sabha MP, seeking permission to attend the ongoing Parliament session. "In view of the gravity of the offence and the allegation of huge magnitude, it would be totally inappropriate...