SCAMS

  • Ponzi scam brought Trinamool Congress under scanner in West Bengal in 2014 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The ponzi scam became a major issue in West Bengal in 2014 giving sleepless nights to the ruling Trinamool Congress as many of its leaders came under the scanner and faced action. After the duping of hundreds of investors allegedly by the Saradha Group, owned by Sudipto Sen last...
  • Left leaders submit memorandum on chit fund scams 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A delegation of Left leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and submitted a memorandum on chit fund scams like Saradha chit fund scam. They claim a larger conspiracy that extends beyond West Bengal. The Prime Minister, meanwhile, assured that the matter will be looked into seriously....
  • Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. According to CBI sources, the case has been registered against Electrosteel Castings Limited and Electrosteel...
  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien against...
  • BJD scores big in elections, but joy shortlived due to scams 5 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: A record fourth consecutive win in assembly polls failed to retain the upbeat mood in ruling BJD as CBI tightened the noose around party leaders in the multi-crore chitfund scam that rocked Odisha in 2014, arming a marginalised Opposition with political ammunition. Despite the landslide victory, BJD leaders seemed to...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: DSP Pramod Panda arrested by CBI 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In a major embarrassment for Odisha Police, the CBI on Friday evening arrested a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pramod Panda for allegedly deriving undue financial benefits from Artha Tatwa Group, a major player in the multi-crore chitfund scam in the state. "Panda, presently a DSP of Odisha Police is...
  • CBI to submit progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday will submit a progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda in connection with the coal block scam case. Darda is accused of misrepresenting facts in various letters written to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an effort to get coal blocks...
  • Saradha scam: Mitra's custody ends today 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Arrested by the CBI in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's police custody ends on Friday. Mitra has accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam. Mitra was arrested on December 12 by the CBI, which...
  • Mamata slams Centre, alleges CBI functioning as 'department of PMO' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Pulling no punches in her attack against BJP for allegedly pursuing "political vendetta" against TMC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charged that CBI was being used as a "political tool" by the NDA government and was functioning as "a department of the PMO". "We are the...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict December 17, 2014

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • CBI pressuring me to name Mamata in Saradha scam, claims Madan Mitra December 17, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam even as a city court denied him bail and extended his custody till...
  • Coal scam: Court has every right to seek clarification, says PC Parakh December 17, 2014

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh said that the court had every right to seek clarification. "Final decision was the PM's, it was fair and correct," said PC Parakh. ...
  • Coal scam: Court returns CBI's closure report in Hindalco case, asks to record Manmohan's statement December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The special court probing coal blocks allocation scam on Tuesday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further investigate a case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Returning the closure report submitted by the CBI in the Hindalco case, the special court asked...
  • IPL: Sundar Raman pulled up by SC, questions BCCI's rule 6.2.4 December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and pulled up IPL COO Raman for his silence in the entire issue. ...
  • Saradha scam: Mamara Banerjee to protest in Delhi on Wednesday, BJP-TMC tussle intensifies December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The face-off between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to intensify in the coming days as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a protest in the national capital on Wednesday over her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra's arrest by the Central Bureau...
  • SC to examine validity of BCCI's rule 6.2.4 permitting conflict of interest December 15, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday hit the nail on the head by making it clear that BCCI's rule 6.2.4 under which conflict of interest is permissible will be examined and the court will also determine the validity of the same. BCCI has already found itself in a lot of trouble following...
  • Draped in black shawls, TMC MPs protest against 'misuse' of CBI by Centre December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The faceoff between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party has intensified after the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra over the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Draped in black shawls, TMC MPs on Monday staged a protest outside Parliament, accusing the Centre of misusing Central...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after uproar over the issue of alleged forced conversion December 15, 2014

    The last week of the winter session of Parliament witnesses a stormy start as Trinamool Congress MPs protest against the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation by the Centre. The remarks came after the CBI arrested West Bengal minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. ...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests Odia TV channel owner Durga Prasad Mishra December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneshwar: The CBI on Sunday arrested Durga Prasad Mishra, owner of a chit fund company and an Odia TV channel MBC TV over a chit fund scam. He was absconding for the last nine months. On November 30, the CBI had questioned senior IPS officer Rajesh Kumar in the Odisha chit...
  • Saradha scam: I dare PM Modi and BJP to arrest me, says Mamata Banerjee December 14, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared PM Narendra Modi and the BJP to arrest her. "The PM was photographed with the Sahara chief, should we arrest the PM then," questioned Mamata Banerjee. ...
  • Saradha scam: Madan Mitra calls his arrest a conspiracy to defame him and TMC December 14, 2014

    West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinmool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Saturday evening called his arrest by Central Bureau of Investigation in multi-crore chit fund scam a political conspiracy against him and his party by Centre. ...
  • Best officers chosen to probe Saradha scam: CBI chief December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed CBI Director Anil Kumar Sinha on Saturday said the agency has deputed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the best officers from across India to probe the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. "Our best officers across the nation have been chosen to probe the Saradha scam. We...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra calls his arrest a political conspiracy December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinmool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Saturday evening called his arrest by Central Bureau of Investigation in multi-crore chit fund scam a political conspiracy against him and his party by Centre. Mitra is remanded in CBI custody till December 16 in the case after...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Madan Mitra remanded in CBI custody till December 16 December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinmool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Saturday evening has been remanded in Central Bureau of Investigation's custody till December 16 in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case. The Minister was arrested by CBI on Friday evening. Earlier on Saturday the standoff between TMC and...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers protest outside court, dares Centre to act against Mamata Banerjee December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The standoff between Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party continues, as TMC workers protest outside Alipore court over West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra's arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP...
  • Saradha scam: BJP says Mamata Banerjee is pressing panic button December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her 'political vendetta' charge over action in Saradha scam, saying she is pressing the 'panic button' and 'rattled' by the possibility that her 'own involvement' could come to light. "Dare does not matter. Sometimes I can say these are politically...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata lashes out at BJP, says it can't shut people behind bars with money power December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: It's now an open war between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party after the Central Bureau of Investigation arrested West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee , she dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP leadership to...
  • Mamata should also be called for questioning in Saradha scam: CPI December 13, 2014

    Even as open war between the TMC and BJP continues over Madan Mitra's arrest in Saradha Scam, the CPI targeted Mamata Banerjee saying that she should also be called for questioning. ...
  • Saradha scam: TMC dares PM Modi, Amit Shah to arrest Mamata, says party a thorn in BJP's flesh December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah to arrest West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as multi-crore Saradha scam lands at her doorstep. Her close aide and Cabinet minister Madan Mitra was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday. TMC...
  • Cartoon of the day: CBI arrests TMC leader Madan Mitra December 12, 2014

    As things turn tough for Trinmool Congress in alleged Saradha chit fund scam, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...