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  • Gujarat government avoids facing Assembly sessions: Shankersinh Vaghela 1 week ago

    Ahmedabad: Reacting strongly to reports which claimed that the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly session would be for merely a single day, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela alleged on Wednesday that BJP-led government is running away rather than face the House proceedings. "As per their pre-planned strategy since 15...
  • Rural Water Supply schemes suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water: CAG September 23, 2014

    Puducherry: CAG on Tuesday slammed implementation of Rural Water Supply schemes implemented by the Puducherry government to provide safe and clean drinking water to rural population, saying it suffered due to unregulated extraction of ground water and non-adoption of supply norms. The report for the year...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from exCAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • Relief for Robert Vadra, Delhi HC rejects plea seeking CBI probe into his land deals September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the land deals of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's soninlaw Robert Vadra. The plea was dismissed on the grounds that it had been dismissed by the Supreme Court earlier and that it was...
  • Congress files legal suit against exCAG Vinod Rai September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has sent legal notice to ex Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai after he targeted former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and questioned his integrity as the head of the Union Cabinet when major scams like 2G spectrum scam and Coalgate took place under his nose. Congress's...
  • Manmohan Singh refuses to comment on exCAG Vinod Rai's allegations September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh refused to comment on exComptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book which questioned his integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime. "I don't want to comment on what other people say", remarked Singh. They...
  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • Vinod Rai lashes out at Manmohan; says Congress leaders brought pressure September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former CAG Vinod Rai has come out with a stinging criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keen the PM's name out of audit...
  • Coal scam: CAG cuts gain figure from over Rs 10 lakh crore to Rs 1.85 lakh crore September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General has in its final report drastically reduced the alleged windfall gain figure from the coal blocks allocation scam. The massive figure now stands at Rs 1,85,591 crore as it saw a dramatic reduction of 80 per cent in the final report. The CAG said this...
  • Delhi HC stays CIC's order asking CAG to give information about auditing of Department of Space September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed an order of the Central Information Commission order asking the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to give various information about its audit with respect to "Hybrid Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting Service Agreement" with private firm DEVAS. Devas Multimedia Pvt Ltd (DEVAS),...
  • Congress stands exposed, reveal who had pressurised CAG: BJP August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking the Congress over former CAG Vinod Rai's claims, BJP on Sunday said that the opposition party stood "exposed" and demanded that the identity of leaders who "approached him" to drop names of those involved in scams during the UPA regime be revealed. The ruling party said that Rai's...
  • Dr Manmohan Singh ran away from his responsibilities as PM, alleges exCAG Vinod Rai August 24, 2014

    b>New Delhi: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has targeted former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh over a slew of issues in his upcoming book 'Not just an Accountant'. Speaking about the book, Rai accused Dr Singh of "running from his responsibilities' during his tenure as the PM. After...
  • SC to pronounce verdict on coal block allocation on Monday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its judgement on a batch of petitions seeking quashing of coal blocks allocation during the previous UPA regime. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha has examined the allegations about alleged irregularities in the allocation of around 194...
  • Construction workers in Gujarat deprived of welfare, says CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat Government failed to conduct any survey to identify or register construction workers which led to a situation where they were deprived of welfare schemes, a recent report by the CAG said. The CAG report was tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Friday. "The Gujarat state government did not take...
  • Shortfall in offtake by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the offtake of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 200813 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Security lapses, mismanagement in Gujarat jails: CAG July 26, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in the Legislature has indicated security lapses and mismanagement by the jail staff in the Gujarat prisons. According to the CAG report on 'General and Social Sector' for the year ended in March 31, 2013 lapses in security led to excavation of...
  • CAG chides IAF for grounding of AN32 transport planes July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Air Force was on Friday chided by CAG for an "avoidable expenditure" of Rs 227 crore modernisation programme of its 105 Sovietorigin An32 transport aircraft and the grounding of over 50 per cent of the fleet due to delay in creating upgrade facilities. In its report tabled in...
  • CAG pulls up IAF for MiG27 upgrade project July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The CAG on Friday pulled up the Indian Air Force for an "unfruitful" expenditure of Rs 155 crore for developing an Electronic Warfare system aimed at enhancing capability of the Russianorigin MiG27 fighter aircraft. The government auditor, in its report tabled in Parliament, said the IndiaIsrael joint venture project...
  • CAG report detects inflated enrolment in Bihar schools July 16, 2014

    A CAG report has revealed that the number of children enrolled in schools in four Bihar districts were inflated by the education department and surpassed the child population of the area. The report for 201213 tabled in Bihar assembly said 'testcheck' of records of four district programme officers (DPOs) revealed that...
  • SSA envisaged to achieve universal elementary education programme is lagging in Bihar: CAG July 15, 2014

    The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) envisaged to achieve universal elementary education programme is lagging in Bihar with 1,896 eligible habitations yet to see schools, a latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report said. It also said Bihar could not avail the benefit of Central assistance and state share to the tune...
  • West Bengal without forest policy and ecotourism strategy: CAG July 15, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal does not have a forest policy or an ecotourism strategy to meet the objectives set in the National Forest Policy, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out in its latest report. In 2006, the National Forest Commission had recommended that each state should have its own forest...
  • Delhi: AAP demands action against former CM Sheila Dikshit July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping its ante against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the AAP on Monday demanded strict action against her in connection with the Rs 3,000 crore unauthorised colonies scam. "The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), now with the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, corroborates the findings...
  • Discoms trying to scuttle CAG audit: AAP July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday alleged that the private power distribution companies were trying to scuttle the audit of their accounts by the CAG and warned that the party would protest any further rise in electricity tariff in the national Capital. The AAP also demanded that the Centre...
  • BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's share...
  • CAG report: BJP demands CBI probe into Kumbh 'mismanagement' July 4, 2014

    Lucknow: BJP on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into mismanagement exposed by Comptroller Auditor General of India in its report on Maha Kumbh organised at Allahabad last year. In the light of the issue raised in the UP Assembly, BJP state unit president Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that state and Centre's...
  • UP Congress seeks probe into Mahakumbh mismanagement July 3, 2014

    Calling for a highlevel inquiry into the revelations made in the CAG report on the Mahakumbh held in Allahabad last year, the Congress on Thursday demanded stern action against those found responsible for the mismanagement. "The manner in which central funds for the Mahakumbh were spent on things other than mela...
  • Uproar in Uttar Pradesh Assembly over CAG reports July 3, 2014

    BJP and Congress MLAs on Thursday created an uproar in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly demanding a debate on CAG reports about last year's Mahakumbh Mela and construction of memorials during the previous BSP regime. Raising the matter through separate adjournment notices, BJP and Congress said the reports, which were tabled in...
  • Odisha: Congress, BJP demand CBI probe after CAG detects irregularity June 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Terming it as a "Mega Scam", Opposition Congress and BJP in Odisha on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged undue favour to certain industrial houses which availed loan from banks by mortgaging government lands allotted to them on lease for setting up industries. The opposition parties' demand came...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre steps in to control prices, imposes minimum export price on onions June 17, 2014

    With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a fivemonth high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. ...