Misuse

  • Embarrassment for Omar, senior official quits alleging misbehaviour by a J&K minister August 8, 2014

    Jammu: In an embarrassment for Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a senior official in the public health engineering department has resigned. He has alleged misbehavior by one of Omar's ministers. The official claimed that the State Transport Minister, Choudhary Ramzan, abused him and flung papers at him during...
  • BJP fears misuse of government machinery by Samajwai Party in UP May 3, 2014

    Apprehending misuse of government machinery by ruling Samajwadi Party, BJP on Saturday asked the Election Commission to deploy adequate central forces in all the polling stations in eastern Uttar Pradesh to ensure free and fair polling on May 7 and 12. Among the constituencies going to polls in the last two...
  • Men, Mulayam and misuse of women-centric laws April 14, 2014

    He didn't know me but he cried over the phone like a 10-year-old when he spoke to me. He said, "Didi my only mistake was being in a relationship with her for a year. My friends told me she has several other partners and I started distancing myself. Thus began...
  • Kishanhganj govt officer carrying fund misuse charges goes missing December 4, 2013

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) went underground after an FIR was lodged on Wednesday against him in a case of defalcation of Rs 2 crore of a minority development programme fund in Bihar's Kisanganj district. The FIR was registered with the Sadar Police Station against BDO Thakurganj Peter Minj and Panchayat...
  • HC stays registration of FIR against CM Sheila Dikshit September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed till September 19 trial court's order for registration of FIR against Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged misuse of government funds in 2008 assembly polls. Justice Sunil Gaur, who had reserved the order Tuesday on the Delhi Government's plea seeking quashing of trial...
  • Bill in Rajya Sabha to expand definition of bribery August 20, 2013

    A bill which expands the definition of bribery by public servants to include seeking and accepting of bribe through intermediaries was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy. The bill...
  • West Bengal government to stop misuse of the beacons, hooters August 17, 2013

    Steps would be taken by the West Bengal government against misuse of beacons and hooters, which has also been directed by the Supreme Court. "We must stop misuse of red beacons and hooters by those who are not entitled to them. The Supreme Court also has a directive on the...
  • BJP discusses 'aggressive' campaign against UPA July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board on Thursday discussed steps to launch an "aggressive" campaign, on "war-footing" against the UPA government for the coming assembly and Lok Sabha polls while expressing concern over the government using CBI as "a political tool". In the first meeting of the parliamentary board after party...
  • Punjab Police officer suspended for misusing personnel June 29, 2013

    Chandigarh: A senior officer of the Punjab Police was on Friday suspended from duty after being caught misusing police personnel and vehicles for construction work at his private farmhouse in Jalandhar district, police said. Punjab Police chief has placed Kulwinder Singh, commandant 80th Battalion of the Punjab Armed Police (PAP)...
  • Delhi BJP leaders meet Pranab, demand sacking of Sheila Dikshit May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP leaders on Sunday met President Pranab Mukherjee and demanded dismissal of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the wake of the Lokayukta indicting her for allegedly misusing public funds on an advertisement campaign ahead of assembly polls in 2008. Delhi BJP MLAs, led by VK Malhotra, submitted...
  • Lokayukta indictment: BJP demands criminal action against Sheila May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday demanded initiation of criminal proceedings against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing public funds on an advertisement campaign to get political mileage ahead of last Assembly polls. "We demand registering a criminal case against the Delhi CM for misusing the hard-earned money of...
  • Funds misuse: Congress rallies behind Sheila Dikshit June 10, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was pulled up by the state Lokayukta for misusing public funds on government advertisements before the 2008 election. ...
  • Ask Delhi CM to pay Rs 11 cr to the exchequer: Lokayukta to President May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a blow for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the state Lokayukta has indicted the Delhi government and the Chief Minister for misusing public funds worth Rs 22 crore for an advertising blitz during the 2008 election. The Lokayukta has now appealed to the President to ask Dikshit...
  • RBI: Consider issuing debit cards with photograph December 12, 2012

    Mumbai: To prevent the use of stolen cards, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday asked banks to consider issuing debit cards with photographs of the cardholders on them. "With a view to reducing the instances of misuse of lost/stolen cards, banks may consider issuing cards with photographs of the...
  • Girls' arrest: Sibal blames enforcement agencies, not the law November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The arrest of two girls in Maharashtra for a Facebook post in which they criticised the closure of Mumbai over Bal Thackeray's death has become a national talking point. The event has outraged people all over the country who are now looking for answers from the state as...
  • HC to hear Khurshid's case against TV Today October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid's defamation suit against TV Today group will come up for hearing in Delhi High Court on Friday. Louise had accused the television network of maligning her family and sought damages worth Rs 1 crore. The TV Today group aired a...
  • TV Today stands by its sting operation on Khurshid October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: TV Today, that carried out a sting operation on Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid's trust for the differently-abled, the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust, revealing alleged misuse of funds, has issued a statement saying that it stands by its story. Salman Khurshid on Sunday had called for TV Today...
  • IAC members protest as Khurshid arrives at Delhi Airport October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led India Against Corruption (IAC) members on Sunday protested at the Delhi Airport as Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid arrived in the country after a sting operation by a news channel alleged that an NGO, owned by him and his wife, was involved in cases of financial...
  • Don't fear third-rate people in our country: Khurshid October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Blackmailers, rabble-rousers, third rate people doing third rate things - these are the words that Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid used to describe activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal and members of India Against Corruption (IAC), who have levelled charges of corruption against him and his wife, Louise. Khurshid, who was in...
  • Khurshid's wife files defamation case against TV channel October 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid on Friday filed a civil defamation case in the Delhi High Court against a television group for broadcasting a programme alleging that their NGO siphoned off lakhs of rupees meant for physically challenged people. Seeking damages of Rs 100 crore, the lawsuit...
  • Hyderabad: RTC warns students against misuse of bus pass August 11, 2012

    Hyderabad: In view of the rampant transfer of student bus passes found during a special drive launched by APSRTC, the director of the vigilance and security wing of the corporation, VV Srinivas on Friday issued a warning to students not to resort to such practices. “The students will face severe...
  • 16 officers booked for misuse of national emblem December 8, 2011

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ordered notices be issued to 16 Indian Administrative Service and Indian Police Service officers in West Bengal, asking why contempt proceedings should not be started against them for misuse or improper display of the national emblem. Acting on a petition by K. Dey,...
  • CJ Report on black-marketing of LPG cylinders December 4, 2011

    CJ Samar Gupta reports from Alwar on the misuse of domestic LPG cylinders in the city, that leads to black-marketing. ...
  • Infosys in visa row; misuse by employees? September 7, 2011

    In more embarrassment for Infosys, after two earlier complaints of visa misuse, now a third whistleblower complaint has also been filed. This is the third and potentially even more damaging whistleblower complaint against IT major Infosys by an HR department employee in the US. The email was to another HR employee...
  • Chidambaram didn't act to stop CWG scam: Aiyar July 4, 2011

    New Delhi: After targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has now dragged Home Minister P Chidambaram's name for failure to check the Commonwealth Games scam. Mani Shankar Aiyar has hit out at Chidambaram for not acting on the basis of his complaints against wasteful expenditure in...
  • Want a solution to Pak diverting US aid: Antony December 16, 2010

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said it will continue to take up the issue of Pakistan diverting American military aid against it with the US till the time there is a "final solution" to the problem. Defence Minister A K Antony said the past experience and track-record shows that instead...
  • Delhi Jal Board to crackdown on water misuse February 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has approved a proposal by the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to depute special magistrates to deal with complaints about misuse of water. The DJB says that the per capita water consumption of Delhi is more than that of Germany. And to meet this demand the...
  • CSIR drains taxpayers' money August 19, 2006

    New Delhi: The building, presiding over 39 laboratories, at Rafi Marg in New Delhi is country's biggest scientific and industrial research establishment. With an annual turnover of more than Rs 1,200 crore, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has almost 20,000 scientists working for it. But the scientific community...