Scams

  • MP High Court rejects pleas seeking CBI probe into MPPEB scam 17-04-2014 09:33 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected a bunch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. A total of 14 petitions, demanding investigation by the central agency into the scam were filed in the High Court pertaining to irregularities in selection/ appointments made...
  • CBI to quiz PC Parakh in coal block allocation case 16-04-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Probe into alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal blocks has gained momentum as CBI has started questioning top executives of Aditya Birla Group and were likely to quiz former Coal Secretary PC Parakh next week. Official sources said that some of the top executives of Rs 2.4...
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam 14-04-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister has been targeted once again. After Manmohan Singh's former media advisor said that he had little say in governance, with all the major decisions being taken by Sonia Gandhi, a former coal secretary has accused him of cowering under political pressure even during the infamous...
  • Manmohan Singh could not control his ministers: PC Parakh 14-04-2014 05:30 PM

    Former coal secretary PC Parakh in his book 'Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and Other Truths', wrote that Dr Manmohan Singh was was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. He said, "Then I worked with Shibu Soren and he vehemently opposed my proposal to make coal blocks...
  • After Baru, ex-coal secretary makes embarrassing claims about PM 14-04-2014 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: After former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's embarrassing revelations about Dr Manmohan Singh as the PM, a former coal secretary PC Parakh has penned a tell-all book which he says that Dr Singh was was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. In his book "Crusader...
  • 'Adarsh' fight: Ashok Chavan pitted against BJP's DB Patil in Nanded 11-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: It is an 'Adarsh' fight in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in Marathwada region where Adarsh scam-tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is pitted against BJP MP D B Patil. Though there are 23 candidates in the fray for the April 17 poll, the real fight will be between...
  • Would have been great if Advani fought from Bhopal: BJP's Alok Sanjar 10-04-2014 07:27 PM

    Bhopal: While many have termed Jaswant Singh's suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party a disaster, party's candiadte from Bhopal Lok Sabha seat Alok Sanjar has justified the move saying the BJP is a disciplined organistaion. "The party doesn't tolerate if its leaders, irrespective of their stature, disrupt discipline, and we...
  • Bombay HC notice to Ashok Chavan, postpones Adarsh hearing to June 10 09-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court while hearing the revision petition filed by the CBI seeking to delete Ashok Chavan's name from the Adarsh FIR on Wednesday asked the agency whether sanction was indeed to prosecute Chavan. The CBI lawyer told the court the agency cannot proceed to prosecute him under...
  • No BJP candidate against A Raja in Nilgiris constituency 09-04-2014 12:43 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court dismissed a petition filed by BJP's candidate for Nilgiris constituency Gurumurthy challenging the Election Commission's order rejecting his nomination papers. Gurumurthy urged the High Court to issue directions to restrain the returning officer from declaring the candidates list for the Nilgiris constituency. Gurumurthy's nomination was...
  • 5 persons, including 4 BRO officers sent to jail for involvement in a Rs 1.79 crore scam 09-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Five persons, including four senior officers of the BRO, were sent to jail for their involvement in a Rs 1.79 crore scam pertaining to use of substandard material in construction of a road in Joshimath area of Chamoli district. Lt Colonel Shailendra Grover of the BRO and three other officers...
  • CVC pleads SC to allow him to withdraw from coal scam cases 07-04-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: CVC Pradeep Kumar, who along with other two vigilance commissioners was asked by the Supreme Court to assist it in monitoring coal blocks allocation scam probe, on Monday pleaded for his withdrawal from the cases. The Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) submitted before a bench headed by Justice RM...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari 07-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused...
  • PMT scam: Father, who got son into a medical college through a gang, arrested 07-04-2014 08:02 AM

    A father of medical student was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) in connection with the MP Professional Examination Board's (MPPEB) Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. Identified as Badrilal Verma, he was arrested by the STF and produced before a court on Sunday, STF sources said. Meanwhile, his sonKundan Verma,...
  • Show Me The Money: A Raja's total assets valued at Rs 3.6 crore 06-04-2014 03:38 PM

    New Delhi: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja has cash reserves of Rs 7.9 lakh. The AIADMK leader's bank deposits and investments are valued at Rs 97 lakh. He and his wife have jewellery worth Rs 69.6 lakh. Raja has shown present immovable assets worth Rs.32.85 lakh. And the...
  • Devyani Khobragade likely to face probe in Adarsh scam 06-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Mumbai: In more trouble for Devyani Khobragade, the Indian Foreign Service officer is likely to face a probe in connection with the Adarsh scam. Devyani owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh society in Mumbai's Colaba area. According to sources, the CBI has evidence that she purchased the flat after...
  • Odisha government did not utilise Central funds: Sonia Gandhi 05-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Nuapara: Congress President Sonia Gandhi held an election rally in Odisha's Naupura where she attacked the BJP and also the Biju Janata Dal government in the state over a slew of issues. While she attacked the BJP saying it had made allegations without any proof, the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD earned...
  • 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran files nomination papers from Chennai Central 05-04-2014 01:36 PM

    Chennai: The DMK candidate and former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran filed his nomination papers for the Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency in Chennai on Saturday. Dayanidhi Maran, a sitting MP from Chennai Central is fighting his third straight term. He is facing a five cornered contest in the constituency and...
  • Fodder scam: My conviction was 'conspiracy by elite', says Lalu Prasad Yadav 03-04-2014 10:43 PM

    RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday claimed that his conviction in a fodder scam case was a "conspiracy by the elite", a day after BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi taunted Rahul Gandhi of aligning with a scam tainted convict. "The fodder scam was a conspiracy hatched by the...
  • 2G scam accused A Raja owns Rs 3.61 crore assets 02-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Chennai: 2G scam-tainted former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday declared assets to the tune of Rs 3.61 crore. Raja, seeking re-election to Lok Sabha from Nilgiris (SC) constituency, in his affidavit presented while filing nominations declared movable assets of Rs 1.45 crore in his name, Rs 93.93 lakh held...
  • TN CM Jayalalithaa attacks Congress, DMK, calls them the most corrupt 01-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Chennai: AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa attacked the UPA government at the Centre on Tuesday. Addressing a public meeting at Pollachi, she said, "We haven't seen a government as corrupt as this, the 2G scam happened in this UPA government, it is a shame for Tamilians,...
  • No criminality found in allocation of 20 coal blocks, say sources 01-04-2014 02:56 PM

    New Delhi: In a good news for the Congress, no criminality has been found in the allocation of 20 coal blocks in preliminary enquiries, according to sources. The coal blocks were allocated between 2006 and 2009. The CBI had registered 14 FIRs and three preliminary enquiries (PEs) to probe coal...
  • LS polls: Opposition will fail to score on Adarsh, says Ashok Chavan 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Nanded: Hitting back at Narendra Modi, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that his party wanted him to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Nanded due to the anti-incumbency factor and that his family including sitting MP and brother-in-law Bhaskarrao Patil was firmly behind him. "They (my family) are...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya 30-03-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • PM is not silent, spoke 1117 times in 10 years: Pankaj Pachauri 28-03-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Communications Advisor Pankaj Pachauri has denied the popular perception of Manmohan Singh being silent. Pachauri said that Manmohan Singh just doesn't like to interfere and backing his claim, he said, "The Prime Minister spoke 1,117 times in the last 10 years. There are 1,600 press...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam 28-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close...
  • CBI files chargesheet against 22 members of scam-hit Adarsh Society 27-03-2014 08:28 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing scam. The chargesheet has been filed against 22 members of the society, and 24 finances and co-conspirators involved. The Bombay court had directed the CBI to look into benami transactions involved in the allotment of...
  • Coal blocks scam: CBI chargesheet against Congress MP Vijay Darda 27-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Congress, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against party's Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda in the coal block allocation case. Darda along with the others has been named for criminal conspiracy and cheating in the chargesheet. CBI has said that...
  • Coal scam: CBI files 2 more FIRs, carries out raids in four cities 27-03-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI filed two more FIRs in the coal blocks allocation scam case. The first FIR was filed against the owner of Central Collieries Company Limited in Nagpur and unknown public servants and the other was filed against the promoter and the director of Prakash Industries in Delhi...
  • Coal scam: Court fixes May 2 for consideration on chargesheet 27-03-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday fixed May 2 for considering the chargesheet filed by CBI in coal blocks allocation scam case against Navabharat Power Pvt Ltd and its two directors. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain fixed the matter for May 2 as CBI has not yet filed complete...
  • Ashok Chavan's nomination from Nanded is the return of a Marathwada leader 26-03-2014 11:44 PM

    Mumbai: As Adarsh Housing Society scam accused Ashok Chavan's candidature drew fire, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday came out in his support saying no law bars former Maharashtra chief minister from contesting polls. Chavan has filed his nomination from Nanded. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a...