Rigged

  • ONGC begins cement plugging operation at Bombay high rig 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The process of "cement plugging" the leak of high pressure inflammable gas began on Sunday, a day after it was reported at an oil rig of state-owned ONGC at Bombay High off the Mumbai coast, even as inclement weather was hampering the operation. "Situation is totally under control and the...
  • Gas leak at Bombay High Oil Rig, no casualty 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Massive evacuations began at the Bombay High Oil Rig in Mumbai on Saturday evening following reports of oil leak in the compound. Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) immediately activated safety procedures, shut down drilling operations and evacuated all non-essential staff. "This is a minor leak. The leak was spotted...
  • Amitabh Bachchan performed stunts in a body rig first time after his accident during 'Coolie': sources June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's fiction debut on the small screen with the series 'Yudh' just got a lot more dangerous. The actor is said to have defied medical orders to perform some forbidden stunts in a body rig. It's been 30 years since the Big B wore a body rig for...
  • TMC MP on back foot after his alleged rigging remarks against party June 1, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikari, who sparked a controversy with his assertion that he knew how many have conducted and won the recent Lok Sabha elections, today claimed that he meant the CPI(M) and not his party colleagues. "Many others have won by large margins too, and I thank them, but...
  • Left Front ask EC to protect counting agents May 15, 2014

    Apprehending manipulation of the vote counting procedure by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the opposition Left Front on Thursday asked the Election Commission to protect its agents during the exercise on Friday. Left Front (LF) chairman Biman Bose said they would "protest against" the use of force by the ruling party...
  • Delhi: Left leaders protest against alleged poll rigging in Bengal May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Leaders of the Left parties held a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Wednesday over alleged rigging and violence in West Bengal during Lok Sabha elections. Despite high voters turnout across the state, elections in Bengal were marred by clashes betweeb the Left and Trinamool Congress workers. After a clash...
  • AAP reiterates demand for repolling in Gurgaon booths May 12, 2014

    Reiterating its stand, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday asked the Election Commission to conduct repolling in a few booths of the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency. The party has alleged rigging in a few booths. "We submitted a scientific analysis of the polling station wise turnout data which established that there was a...
  • 2014 polls: Political parties take the Election Commission head on May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The authority of the Election Commission has come under severe attack this Lok Sabha election. Political parties have often taken the EC head on during the course of campaigning with the BJP even accusing it of being partisan. On April 7, 2014 in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata...
  • Serial voting would reveal poll rigging in Amethi: Kumar Vishwas May 7, 2014

    AAP candidate from Amethi on Wednesday alleged booth capturing and poll rigging by Congress. The Election Commission, however, refuted the charges saying they hadn't found any evidence. ...
  • Watch: Heated arguments between TMC, CPM workers in West Midnapore May 7, 2014

    TMC workers stopped CPI sitting MP Prabhod Panda's car in West Midnapore and agitated over a poster on Panda's car. Meanwhile, opposition parties alleged booth capturing and rigging by the TMC in Garbeta in West Bengal. ...
  • LS polls: BJP alleges rigging by TMC, SP; complains to EC May 3, 2014

    Kolkata: Ahead of the last two phases of polling, a delegation from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met the Election Commission on Saturday, and complained about booth capturing and rigging in nine constituencies in West Bengal when elections took place in the state on April 30. The party demanded additional security...
  • CPI-M seeks EC's 'strong intervention' to check rigging by TMC May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) today sought "strong intervention" by the Election Commission to prevent alleged rigging by the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in the last two phases of polls, saying such steps by the ruling party in the state showed they were not confident of victory. "We are confident of improving...
  • RBS to hand over Libor documents to Canada June 1, 2013

    Ottawa: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has agreed to hand over documents demanded by Canada in its probe into whether the bank was involved in a global interest rate-rigging scandal, Canada's Competition Bureau said on Friday. The move marked a reversal for RBS, which had launched a legal challenge against...
  • Pakistan polls: Stats confirm rigging reports in Karachi May 14, 2013

    Karachi: An elections observer group in Pakistan has confirmed reports of rigging at some polling stations in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has provided statistics supporting reports of rigging at several Karachi polling stations where voter turnout was abnormally high. Since the elections...
  • Pakistan: Jamat-e-Islami alleges vote rigging, boycotts elections May 11, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami party on Saturday decided to boycott the general elections for national and provincial assemblies, claiming massive rigging and mismanagement at several polling stations. Jamat-e-Islami (JI) decided to withdraw candidates from Karachi and Hyderabad. The party has called a peaceful strike on May 13 to protest against poll...
  • UBS admits fraud in $1.5 billion Libor rigging December 19, 2012

    Zurich: Swiss bank UBS swallowed a $1.5 billion fine and admitted to fraud on Wednesday after a global probe revealed its staff orchestrated the manipulation of benchmark interest rates over three continents. UBS traders colluded with brokers to rig the Libor rate, which is used to price trillions of dollars...
  • US bans BP from new contracts after spill deal November 29, 2012

    Washington: The US government banned BP Plc from new federal contracts on Wednesday over its "lack of business integrity" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a move that could imperil the British energy giant's US footing. The suspension, announced by the US Environmental Protection Agency, comes on the heels...
  • BP agrees to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for US oil spill November 16, 2012

    Washington: BP Plc will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to felony misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which caused the worst US offshore oil spill ever. The settlement includes a $1.256 billion criminal fine, the largest such levy in US history, the oil company said on Thursday. US...
  • After scandal, Barclays CEO Bob Diamond quits July 3, 2012

    London: Barclays Plc Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit with immediate effect on Tuesday, the highest-profile casualty of an interest rate-rigging scandal that spans more than a dozen major banks across the world. Outgoing chairman Marcus Agius will lead the search for a new CEO for Britain's third-largest bank, despite having announced...
  • ICC dismisses India-Pak match-fixing claims March 13, 2012

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council on Monday dismissed a claim in a British newspaper that Indian bookmakers were fixing the results of English County games and overseas fixtures, and that they were using a Bollywood actress as a honeytrap to recruit players from countries. The chief executive of the sport's world...
  • Ganguly rubbishes World Cup fixing claims March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly found little substance in the report published in a British newspaper that the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan may have been fixed. "I don't know how they have got the information but let me tell that India are world champions and nobody...
  • CNN-IBN exposed rigged IPL auctions in 2010 February 8, 2012

    Former chairman Lalit Modi Tuesday admitted of IPL auction rigging. But CNN-IBN was the first to report it in 2010. ...
  • CNN-IBN exposed rigged IPL auctions in 2010 February 8, 2012

    Former chairman Lalit Modi Tuesday admitted of IPL auction rigging. But CNN-IBN was the first to report it in 2010. ...
  • US probe lays Gulf spill blame on BP, contractors September 15, 2011

    Washington: Poor management and critical mistakes by BP and its contractors led to the largest offshore oil spill in US history, according to the final report of the largest US government probe into last year's massive Gulf oil spill. Investigators from the US Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...
  • Afghan poll results may get delayed September 20, 2010

    There are reports of ballot stuffing in some polling booths and votes being sold. All these complaints could delay the announcement of results. The voter turnout in the country's second parliamentary poll was very low. ...
  • Iran council rejects claims of irregularity in voting June 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Iran's election council, Guardian Council, has rejected claims of voting irregularities, according to reports on the state run television. However the election council reportedly agreed to rigging in the urban areas. Iran's election council has admitted to irregularities in 3 million votes polled in the country's Presidential elections....
  • Oil jumps nearly $2 to $108 on hurricane threat September 8, 2008

    Perth: Oil rose nearly $2 to $108 a barrel on Monday, rebounding from a five-month low on worries that Hurricane Ike would tear through the Gulf of Mexico, and on hopes that a U.S. bailout of its top mortgage lenders would help temper an economic downturn. Traders were also awaiting...
  • Zimbabwe poll: Prison officer reports ballot tampering July 6, 2008

    New Delhi: A prison officer in Zimbabwe has used a hidden camera to film how he and his colleagues were forced to vote for Robert Mugabe in last month's presidential elections. Shepherd Yuda, the prison officer, was given a secret camera by a British newspaper and in his 10-minute film...
  • Malaysia's ruling party set to win polls March 8, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's ruling coalition was set to return to power in general elections Saturday, but was bracing for gains by the opposition in a protest vote by Chinese and Indian minorities against Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Abdullah's National Front coalition won four parliamentary seats, according to the first official...
  • Mush aide talks of rigging polls, caught on tape February 15, 2008

    New Delhi: From PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari to former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the refrain has been common to both — these elections will be rigged. And now, a US-based NGO has made a damaging revelation. The Human Rights Watch has an audio recording of a phone call...