CD Controversy

  • Cong releases CD that claims Chhattisgarh CM took Rs 1 cr bribe July 20, 2013

    Raipur: The Congress in Chhattisgarh has released a CD that alleges that state Chief Minister Raman Singh took Rs 1 crore as bribe from a cooperative bank manager to bail him out in a corruption case. Rs 24 crore were allegedly siphoned by manipulating the bank's accounts. The CD allegedly...
  • Abhishek Singhvi back as Congress spokesperson November 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi is back on the party's panel of spokesperson. Singhvi had quit as the chairperson of Parliament Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as the Congress spokesperson following a CD controversy in April. After the CD allegedly featuring Singhvi surfaced, the...
  • Virbhadra quits Cabinet after corruption charge June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Faced with a corruption case during his tenure as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister and Congress MP Virbhadra Singh has resigned from the Union Cabinet following the framing of charges against him and his wife Pratibha Singh. Virbhadra Singh is...
  • Law has taken its own course: Dhumal on Virbhadra June 26, 2012

    The former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister has offered to resign but Congress President Sonia Gandhi is waiting for the High Court order. ...
  • Corruption case: Virbhadra to quit Union Cabinet June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh is all set to resign from the Union Cabinet following the framing of corruption charges against him for allegedly misusing his office when he was the Himachal Pradesh chief minister in 1989. He will meet Prime Minister manmohan Singh...
  • Charges framed against ex-Himachal CM in a CD case June 25, 2012

    Chandigarh: A Shimla court has framed charges against former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Union Minister Virbhadra Singh in a case of criminal misconduct in 1989. Virbhadra Singh was allegedly heard in the CD speaking to some with industrialists to grant them favours. The CDs had recorded his conversations with industrialists...
  • Parl session resumes, CD row may rock session April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The post-recess budget session of Parliament resumed on Tuesday. The government is planning to bring in three key finance sector reforms – the Pension Regulatory Bill, the Insurance Bill and the Banking Reforms Bill – in the current session. The priority, however, will be to see that the...
  • News 360: Singhvi quits official posts over CD row April 23, 2012

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi has quit as the chairperson of Parliament Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as the Congress spokesperson following the CD controversy. ...
  • Read: Abhishek Manu Singhvi's statement on his resignation April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi has quit as the chairperson of Parliament Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as the Congress spokesperson following the CD controversy. Following is the full text of Singhvi's statement on his resignation: I have decided to resign as Chairman, Parliamentary Standing...
  • CD row: Cong MP Singhvi quits official posts April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi has quit as the chairperson of Parliament Standing Committee on Law and Justice and as the Congress spokesperson following the CD controversy. After the CD allegedly featuring Singhvi surfaced, the Congress sidelined him and removed him from party's official spokespersons roster....
  • CD row: Singhvi lashes out at social media April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday slammed social networking websites over the CD controversy surrounding him. The Supreme Court lawyer has accused the websites of using the CD for sensationalism. He further said, "This can happen to anyone and if this lawlessness is allowed to continue as it...
  • CD controversy: Singhvi must explain, says BJP April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: In another embarrassment for the Congress party, its spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi found himself in the midst of a CD controversy on Wednesday. While his name has been removed from the Press Conference roster, Singhvi insists it is because he is unwell. The man who used to vociferously defend...
  • CD row Singhvi's personal matter: Congress April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday declined to comment on the CD controversy concerning chief party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi, saying it was a personal matter of the senior lawyer. When asked as to why Singhvi did not address the press briefing of the Congress party on Monday, party spokesperson Rashid...
  • Court to pronounce order on Bhushan CD case December 12, 2011

    New Delhi: After the Delhi Police submitted a closure report saying that the CD showing conversation between Amar Singh, Shanti Bhushan and Mulayam Singh Yadav were genuine, Tis Hazari court on Monday is all set to pronounce its order on whether the report can be accepted or not. If the...
  • CD row: Police rejects Bhushan's charge on PMO December 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Rebutting allegations levelled by Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan, Delhi Police on Tuesday said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) or the Home Ministry have not shown any interest in denying him forensic reports on controversial CD purportedly featuring his father Shanti Bhushan. "It is totally false and baseless...
  • Amar Singh not to take action if media airs CD May 15, 2011

    Azamgarh: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh has said he would not initiate action against news channels if contents of the controversial CDs allegedly containing his telephonic conversations are aired by them. "The said CD is unauthorised and even the government has accepted the fact. Under...
  • SC gag on Amar Singh tapes lifted May 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Supreme Court lifted its gag order on media on publishing taped conversations of Amar Singh on Wednesday. Amar Singh may proceed against the telecom operator for illegally tapping his phone, the Apex court says. There has been suppression of facts by Amar Singh in the case, SC says. The...
  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on Bhushan CD controversy April 25, 2011

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Amar Singh exclusive interview over Bhushan CD controversy. ...
  • Land, CD row just to malign Bhushans: Agnivesh April 25, 2011

    Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How do Anna Hazare's closest supporters view the controversy surrounding the Bhushans? That's the key issue I should discuss today with Swami Agnivesh. Karan Thapar:Swami Agnivesh, let me start with a simple question. Are the Bhushans, the Achilles heel, the weak link in the...
  • Probe Bhushans after June 30: Swami Agnivesh April 24, 2011

    Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, who is closely associated with the civil society members on the Lokpal Bill drafting committee has said that there was no problem in carrying out a probe into allegations made against the Bhushans, but the allegations should not be linked with their work on the committee....
  • How opinions of two labs differ on Bhushan CD April 23, 2011

    Hyderabad: Two hi-tech labs have delivered diametrically opposing results on the Shanti Bhushan CD, even as the CD remains at the heart of the controversy. KPC Gandhi is a retired inspector general from Andhra Police. He's also the Chairman of Truth Labs, a private forensic laboratory that insists the Shanti Bhushan...
  • Digvijaya's attack puts Lokpal panel on backfoot April 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The battle continues to rage between the political class and the activists over continuation of Shanti Bhushan in the Jan Lokpal Draft Committee, with senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh leading the charge from the front. "Shanti bhushan got his own CD examined by his personal friend to give himself...
  • Have Bhushans lost moral righ to be on Lokpal Panel? April 21, 2011

    On Talking Point, CNN-IBN asks, 'Have the Bhushans lost the moral right to continue on the Lokpal Panel?' ...
  • Bhushan CD row: activists take on politicos April 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Shanti Bhushan-Mulayam Singh Yadav-Amar Singh CD controversy has pitted the social activists against the politicians with both sides trading charges on the issue. While a Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report submitted to Delhi Police reportedly says that the CD has not been tampered with, a private...
  • Shanti Bhushan CD not doctored: police sources April 21, 2011

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the CD controversy involving Lokpal panel co-chairman Shanti Bhushan, the Delhi Police sources have said that the CD has not been tampered with. The CD was studied by the government-owned Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL). The CFSL report suggests that there is a continuity in...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 20, 2011

    Watch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Amar Singh April 20, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to Amar Singh over the CD controversy involving Shanti Bhushan and Mulayan Singh Yadav. ...
  • Should the Bhushans resign from the Lokpal panel? April 20, 2011

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Should the Bhushans resign from the Lokpal Bill Commitee?' ...
  • I strongly support Lokpal: Sonia to Anna Hazare April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, replied to Anna Hazare's letter over Congress supporting smear campaign politics with respect to the CD controversy involving Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shanti Bhushan. In the letter, Sonia Gandhi writes, "I strongly support the institution of a Lokpal that is consistent with the...
  • I don't support smear campaign: Sonia to Anna April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: UPA chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, replied to Anna Hazare's letter over Congress supporting smear campaign politics with respect to the CD controversy involving Amar Singh, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Shanti Bhushan. In the letter, Sonia has written that she does not support or encourage politics of smear campaign. "You...