Scandals dog top aide to India’s would-be PM Modi

Narendra Modi, the hardline Hindu nationalist leading the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into elections this week, first met former stockbroker Amit Shah in the 1980s when both of them were volunteers.
Over the years, Shah, a portly and bearded 50-year-old, has become his closest confidante and key political manager. He is widely expected to take [...]

Srinivasan, spot-fixing, scandal

Supreme Court’s direction in the IPL spot-fixing case 2013, last week, brought many surprises to the cricket fans. It asked N. Srinivasan to step aside as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and directed that none associated with India Cements should be part of the BCCI. It allowed Chennai [...]

Resignation of U.S ambassador to India could have links with the Khobragade scandal

The U.S ambassador to India has resigned following a row over the arrest of a junior Indian diplomat in New York that pushed relations between the world’s biggest democracies to their lowest ebb in more than a decade. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf denied on Monday that Nancy Powell’s resignation was related to ongoing [...]

IPL scandal casts a shadow over Indian team ahead of Bangladesh clash

On Thursday, hardly anyone in Dhaka talked about the crucial upcoming India-Bangladesh World Twenty20 game. All discussions centred around the Supreme Court’s tough stance on the mess in the BCCI - and on the instructions it could give on Friday, hours before Dhoni’s team takes the field at 7.30pm local time.
It is an unprecedented and [...]

Clean Sports India (CSI), a movement for a corruption-free sport in the country

Clean Sports India (CSI), a movement for a corruption-free sport in the country asked former cricketers to come forward and raise their voices to “save Indian cricket” in the wake of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) fixing scandal.
“CSI views this IPL match fixing scandal as an historic opportunity for cricketers, like CWG scam was [...]

Shashank Manohar calls for IPL 7 withdrawal

Stating that the “revelation” in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) fixing scandal could only be the tip of the iceberg, former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Shashank Manohar called for the suspension of the IPL till a thorough probe by the CBI nails the culprits and the game is cleaned [...]

Lalit Modi hails Supreme Court’s verdict against N Srinivasan

Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi hailed the Supreme Court’s observation that N Srinivasan should step down as Board of Control of India (BCCI) chief for a fair probe into the IPL fixing scandal, and said the Tamil Nadu strongman should now be shown the door from the Board once and for all. [...]

Indian Express CBI questions PM aide TKA Nair in coal blocks allotment scandal

The CBI has quietly completed the questioning of T K A Nair, a key advisor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his former principal secretary, in connection with the coal blocks allotment scandal.
Nair is the latest PMO official to be questioned in connection with the alleged irregularities in the allotment of coal blocks.
Members of the [...]

Police crunching data in Goa mining scam

Police have not made arrests in Goa’s multi-billion rupee illegal mining scam because they are busy crunching data for a judicial probe, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Police have not made arrests in Goa’s multi-billion rupee illegal mining scam because they are busy crunching data for a judicial probe, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
Parrikar, [...]

Indian Premier League gives ‘tainted’ Sharjah a chance to redeem its dubious image

At a time when the Indian Premier League is reeling under the match-fixing and betting scandal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s decision to stage at least 16 matches of this year’s IPL in the United Arab Emirates has raised a few eyebrows. Dubai and Sharjah were forbidden venues after the match-fixing scandal [...]

Charges filed in India coal scandal

Indian investigators on Monday filed charges in the first of several cases relating to a multi-billion-dollar coal scandal, officials said. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted a charge sheet in a special court in New Delhi naming two directors of an energy company, Navabharat Power Private Limited, in connection with alleged irregularities in the [...]

Indian Premier League scandal

The much-awaited hearing on betting and spot fixing scandal in IPL was on Friday adjourned with the Supreme Court posting the case for March 25 when it would take cognisance of its probe panel report indicting BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the scam. (Read: Don’t reveal player names, BCCI tells Supreme Court)
A [...]

Iconic engine maker Rolls Royce becomes embroiled in a new corruption scandal

Engine-maker Rolls-Royce has been dragged into a new corruption scandal following claims that India’s defence ministry has ordered a probe into alleged kickbacks to its state-run partner Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).
Rolls-Royce, which supplies Ardour engines to be assembled by HAL for the Indian military’s Hawk jet trainers, is already facing a Serious Fraud Office bribery probe [...]

‘Will speak to judicial panel about snooping scandal’

Breaking his silence over the alleged snooping controversy regarding a woman, former Gujarat minister Amit Shah said he would tell the judicial inquiry commission whether there was surveillance or she was given security.
Shah has been charged for ordering snooping on a woman when he was home minister of Gujarat
Shah has been charged for ordering snooping [...]

IPL fixing scandal: Demands for fresh probe grow

The demands for re-investigation into the Indian Premier League fixing scandal have been increasing from all quarters, following the startling revelations made by Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh.
Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Tuesday ordered a re-investigation into the Indian Premier League fixing scandal after Vindu, who was also named in the IPL match-fixing scandal [...]

‘Indian not allowed Buckingham Palace visit after scandal’

An Indian-origin tycoon in the UK will not be allowed to visit the Buckingham Palace despite winning an auction to take part in a celebrity tennis match there after getting embroiled in a bribery scandal, a media report said on Sunday.
Bhanu Choudhrie, whose family is one of the biggest donors to deputy prime minister Nick [...]

Merkel urges coaltion allies to defuse pornography scandal involving Indian-origin ex MP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel held an emergency meeting with the leaders of coalition partners to defuse a widening crisis in her two-month-old government sparked by the opening of a child pornography probe against Indian-origin former lawmaker Sebastian Edathy.
Merkel met Horst Seehofer, chairman of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) and Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the [...]

Top 10 scandals in Indian sports

10. The Pinki Pramanik scandal
In what was to be a first-of-its-kind scandal in Indian sports, in June 2012, police in India arrested a woman athlete on allegations of rape and charges that she is actually male. Pinki Pramanik, a middle distance runner and an Asian Games gold medallist, was arrested on June 14 on a [...]

India Inc against political witch hunt

The FIR filed against one of the top businessmen in the country, the petroleum minister and others has rattled India Inc and the developments come at a time when the industrial sector is in the throes of one the worst slowdowns in recent memory.
Arvind Kejriwal, who has resigned as Delhi chief minister, had ordered filing [...]

Six Indian players under scanner - IPL scandal

Six prominent “Indian capped” players, including one who is part of the current team, are likely to face the heat for their alleged roles in fixing scandal with their names cropping up in the report filed on Monday before the Indian Supreme Court by a committee probing the Indian Premiere League (IPL) betting and spot-fixing [...]

IPL scandal fallout: Dhoni absent from NZL

India cricket officials shut down any questions about a fixing scandal ahead of the series deciding second test against New Zealand with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni a no show for the traditional captain’s pre-match media conference on Thursday. A committee set up by the Supreme Court on Sunday found Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of the country’s [...]

Pakistani, Indian cricket rocked by new scandals

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday removed Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf, in the latest twist to a long-running saga dogging the national body.
It is the second time in less than a year that Ashraf has been removed and the board will now be temporarily run by an 11-member interim committee appointed by Sharif.
Ashraf’s [...]

Devyani Khobragade Scandal: Why India Still Won’t Back Down

Three weeks after the bilateral row began over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York City, the dust has yet to settle on the wintery streets of New Delhi. People may have stopped burning images of President Barack Obama, but India’s front pages still carry news of the ongoing fallout, detailing the [...]

Another accused acquitted in Vithura sex case

The special court here on Tuesday acquitted one more accused, former excise commissioner T M Sasi, in a case related to theVithura sex scandal.
Judge S Shajahan observed that the prosecution had failed to present sufficient evidence against the accused. According to the prosecution, the survivor was sexually molested by the accused in a Kozhikode hotel. [...]

Anti-corruption party targets ministers in India

Kejriwal, whose year-old party swept to power in Delhi in local elections in December, is working on a national campaign that is likely to split votes for the governing Congress party and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party.
On Friday, he read from a sheet of paper the names of more than two dozen powerful politicians from [...]

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