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  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...
  • SpiceJet cancels flights, stops advance booking after DGCA warning December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: SpiceJet has cancelled hundreds of tickets and stopped advance bookings after being given a stern warning by the aviation regulator. Infact, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given SpiceJet time till December 15 to pay off all the dues. Anjum Khan was supposed to be at...
  • SC asks Centre to ensure completion of Income Tax probe into black money case by March 31 December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to ensure that the ongoing Income Tax probe for suspected black money concerning 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva, be completed by March next year. The apex court directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the black...
  • Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X' to be screened at International Film Festival of Kerala December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajat Kapoor-starrer 'X', made by 11 directors, is set to have its India premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) on Dec 14. In Nov, the film had its world premiere at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York. "The 'X' team rocked it...
  • I have done no good work, says Ranjit Sinha on his tenure as CBI Director December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: "I have done no good work," was how a visibly peeved Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha reacted with sarcasm on his two years at the agency's helm, a tumultuous tenure that comes to an end on Tuesday. "I am not going to say anything. I have done...
  • Congress LS leader in CBI chief selection panel; President gives nod December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Decks have been cleared for appointment of the new CBI Director with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his nod to the amended procedure under which leader of the single-largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha will be included in the selection panel. With tenure of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha ending...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • Will abide by Supreme Court order in 2G scam, says CBI Director Ranjit Sinha November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Beleaguered CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Thursday said that he will abide by the Supreme Court order directing him to recuse from the 2G telecom scam probe and denied having named any officer as mole before the apex court. Sinha, who had to face Supreme Court's ire on...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC kicks CBI Director Ranjit Sinha out of 2G scam probe November 20, 2014

    In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha were...
  • Huge blow to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, SC kicks him out of 2G scam probe November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha...
  • Hyderabad: Police constable arrested in connection with attack on Aurobindo Pharma Director November 20, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Telangana Police constable has been arrested in connection with the failed abduction bid attack on Aurobindo Pharma Director K Nityananda Reddy. The police nabbed the accused by tracking a mobile signal. He was held while he was trying to flee on a bus to Bengaluru. Police is probing...
  • Indian Railways likely to have separate environment directorate November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Ministry is likely to have a separate directorate to promote environment-friendly activities as new minister Suresh Prabhu wants to give a boost to the use of green fuel such as solar and wind energy. Environment Management Directorate, the proposed new wing of the national transporter, is also...
  • Chopper case: Delhi Court extends Khaitan's judicial custody November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The judicial custody of businessman Gautam Khaitan was on Monday extended till November 14 after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told a Delhi court that the probe in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal was at a crucial stage. Special Judge VK Gupta...
  • K K Sharma takes over as Director Operations of NTPC November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power producer NTPC said that K K Sharma has taken charge as Director (Operations) of the company. A Mechanical Engineer and MBA in Finance, Sharma's career spans over 39 years with contribution in the areas of Mega- Budget Thermal, Hydro Power and Coal Mining Projects as a...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate to issue fourth attachment order soon October 26, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, will issue the fourth attachment order for Saradha Group's properties by the end of October, ED sources said. "We'll soon be issuing attachment orders of Saradha property in North Bengal, Malda, Kolkata and Bishnupur by the end of October," they...
  • Delhi court denies bail to businessman Khaitan arrested in VVIP chopper scam October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismisses bail plea of businessman Gautam Khaitan, arrested by Enforcement Directorate in VVIP chopper deal-related money laundering case. ED ocarried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal last week, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an...
  • I had to take a position for my organisation: CBI Director October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: "I had to take a stand for my organisation and team," said CBI Director Ranjit Sinha after Supreme Court struck down observations made by a lower court on investigators probing coal scam. Two days after the apex court order, the CBI Director also said that he was approaching it...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • ED not probing Flipkart mega discount sale: Official October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said it has not launched any probe into the massive discount sale by e-retail giant Flipkart last week but is continuing its earlier investigation into alleged violations of Foreign Direct Investment rules in their e-commerce business. Refuting media reports that the recent online mega...
  • AgustaWestland case: ED questions former IAF Chief SP Tyagi's cousin Sanjeev October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday questioned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former IAF chief SP Tyagi, in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal. Officials said Sanjeev was summoned under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). "Yes, I have...
  • ED issues notice to Flipkart for its billion-day sale, may impose Rs 1000 crore penalty October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big setback to Flipkart, the Enforcement Directorate has issued notice to them questioning them over their recent billion day sale. The ED is likely to impose a penalty of Rs 1,000 crore on the e-commerce giant. ED sources have said that Flipkart arranged money through FDI...
  • Appreciate directors who have an authentic voice, challenge the medium: Brad Pitt October 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: One perk that Brad Pitt definitely enjoys is the ability to pick and choose whom he work with. He is quite clear that a director whom he collaborates with, must have a clear vision and an ability to "challenge the medium". In an interview, he was asked about what...
  • ED arrests Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday carried out its first arrest in the money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal, taking into custody Gautam Khaitan, an ex-board member of an accused company. The agency, which is trying to track the alleged kickbacks of Rs 360 crore from the...
  • Merino industries to set up new manufacturing plant in Gujarat September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Merino Industries' readytocook brand Vegit is looking at setting up a new manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs 50 crore. The plant is expected to be operational by year 2017. "We are looking at a second manufacturing plant in Gujarat with an investment of Rs...
  • Blackmoney: SIT empowers Enforcement Directorate to check huge forex violations September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To check largescale foreign exchange violations and generation of slush funds, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has asked RBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) to jointly take on cases of huge exports outstanding. The SIT, for the first time, has authorised the ED to obtain regular information...
  • Delhi hospital sends relief to Jammu and Kashmir September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi has sent emergency relief supplies to floodravaged regions of Jammu and Kashmir to help it overcome the acute shortage of medicines and blankets. "The director general of health services, Srinagar apprised the hospital management (Sir Ganga Ram) that most of the hospitals in...
  • Major fire at a mine in Chandrapur; over 70 miners rescued September 14, 2014

    Chandrapur: A major fire broke out at Sinhala Mines in Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) on Sunday morning and around 70 miners trapped inside were rescued by firefighters, a senior official said. "The fire broke out at the 14th level of the 5th rise in Sinhala coal mine when the miners...
  • 2G scam: CBI can't kill anyone in the name of big case, says Court September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: "You cannot kill anyone under the name of big case", a special court sternly told CBI on Thursday while strongly disapproving the agency's tactics of producing additional documents in the 2G spectrum allocation scam resulting in the case getting delayed. Special CBI Judge OP Saini made it clear...
  • Subhash Chandra Garg appointed as World Bank ED September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Subhash Chandra Garg was on Wednesday appointed as Executive Director in World Bank. Garg, a 1983batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, will have a tenure of three years from the date of assuming charge of the post, said an order issued by the Appointments Committee of...