Nepotism

  • Beni Prasad accuses Mulayam Singh of 'exploiting Yadav community' January 13, 2014

    Accusing Mulayam Singh Yadav of indulging in nepotism, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has said that his stint with Congress was better than the 30 years spent with the SP supremo. "Yadav is practicising nepotism and exploiting his own caste (Yadavs)," Verma while addressing a programme in Bahraich on Sunday."The last...
  • Ex-CJI Altamas Kabir denies allegations by Gujarat HC CJ July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former CJI Altamas Kabir on Tuesday rejected allegations that he had scuttled Gujarat High Court Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya's elevation to the Supreme Court and that he had tried to push the candidature of another High Court judge before his term was to end. He dismissed a charge that he...
  • Families corner one-third of Cong tickets in Goa February 10, 2012

    Panaji: Five political families from Goa have cornered nearly one-third of Congress tickets for the March 3 assembly elections. And there's more to come. Two kins of Goa's cabinet ministers are likely to figure in Congress alliance partner Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) ticket list expected to be released later this...
  • RTI exposes nepotism in Gujarat courts July 15, 2011

    Ahmedabad: An RTI query has revealed major irregularities in the appointment of clerical staff in a district court in Gujarat, with most of them being relatives of judges. Four years after 80 vacancies for stenographers, clerks and peons were filled up, questions are being raised over the transparency in which...
  • BJD has only one power centre: Naveen June 5, 2011

    Bhubaneshwar: Breaking his silence on allegation of second power centre in ruling BJD raised by a disgruntled party leader, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday refuted the charge saying there is no other power centre and all decisions are taken by him. "There is no other power centre," BJD supremo...
  • Baba Ramdev raises doubts on Lokpal Bill panel June 16, 2011

    Baba Ramdev expressed doubts about former law minister Shanti Bhushan and his advocate son Prashant Bhushan being members of the Joint Drafting Committee for the Lokpal Bill. ...
  • Baba Ramdev expresses doubts on Lokpal panel June 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Baba Ramdev has expressed doubts about former law minister Shanti Bhushan and his advocate son Prashant Bhushan being members of the Joint Drafting Committee for the Lokpal Bill. He alleged nepotism in the Lokpal Bill panel. Responding to Ramdev's allegations, social activist Anna Hazare defended the the Lokpal...
  • France's first lady Bruni 'accused of nepotism' December 28, 2009

    London: France's glamorous First Lady Carla Bruni, often accused of meddling in the state's affairs, has now landed into a "nepotism" controversy, after her son's godfather was recently given a top government job. Francois Baudot, a 60-year-old former interior designer friend of Bruni's for 15 years, has been appointed...
  • No work no pay: Irate Speaker warns MPs April 28, 2008

    New Delhi: Even as the political battle over Union Transport Minister and DMK Minister, T R Baalu raged in Parliament on Monday, Lok Sabha Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee once again reprimanded the MPs after he was forced to adjourn the House. Chatterjee said that MPs who disrupted the House should not be...
  • White House to quickly replace Wolfowitz May 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Outgoing World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz thanked his staff and cited a record of accomplishment over the past two-years in his first public remarks, after his exit became final. His resignation from the bank takes effect on June 30 and follows an extended controversy over his role in...
  • Wolfowitz out as World Bank chief May 18, 2007

    Washington: World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will resign at the end of June, he and the bank said, ending his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend. His departure ends a two-year run at the development bank that was marked by...
  • WB gives more time in Wolfowitz probe May 10, 2007

    Washington: The World Bank's board of member countries on Wednesday said it would give bank President Paul Wolfowitz more time to respond to findings of a panel that he broke rules in approving a promotion for his companion. In a late night statement on Wednesday, the board said it would...