High Court quashes summons to Prakash Karat

The high court on 14th April quashed the summons issued by a magistrate court in Kannur requiring CPM leaders, including general secretary Prakash Karat, to give evidence regarding an enquiry allegedly conducted by the party on the sex scandal case involving former CPM district secretary P Sasi.
The order was issued by Kannur chief judicial [...]

CBI Names Former Minister Matang Sinh in Charge Sheet

CBI on 17th April filed a supplementary charge sheet before a court in Kolkata in the a Saradha chit fund scam case naming former Congress MP Matang Sinh and a close aide of Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen.

The charge sheet, filed before Alipore Court judge Haradhan Mukherjee, also contained the names Sen’s aide Shibanarain [...]

Enforcement Directorate to Issue Fresh Notice to Actor Mithun Chakraborty in Saradha Case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the Saradha scam, will issue a fresh notice to actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty as he failed to appear before the agency in person on April 16.
An ED official told PTI that a lawyer representing the actor today came to the agency office at [...]

Jindal Power Ltd Coal Scam Case

The Delhi high court 12th April cautioned the Centre against taking “an irreversible step” while hearing a plea by Jindal Power Ltd relating to a coal washery in Chhattisgarh.
JPL moved an application in High Court against CIL’s decision to take over the washery and related plant facilities near two coal mines in Chhattisgarh. JPL [...]

High Court stays arrest of MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav

The Madhya Pradesh High Court, Friday, stayed the arrest of Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in connection with the Vyapam scam.
The Governor had moved the court seeking quashing of FIR against him the Special Task Force (STF) probing the case. Yadav had contended that criminal proceedings were contrary to provisions of Article 361(2) and Article (3) [...]

SC reserves verdict on SIT probe into former CBI chief’s role

The Supreme Court on Monday reserved its verdict on a plea by NGO Common Cause seeking SIT probe into alleged scuttling of investigations into some coal scam cases at the instance of then CBI director Ranjit Sinha.
A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice A.K.Sikri reserved the order as [...]

PM Narendra Modi targets UPA govt over coal scam

Paris: Targeting the previous UPA government on the coal scam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1th April said coal blocks, whose earlier allocation had raised questions even against the then PM, had now fetched over Rs 2 lakh crore from auction of just 20 of them.
Addressing the Indian community in Paris, Modi took potshots at [...]

MP Vyapam scam: ED attahes Rs 3 cr assets of main accused

The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth over Rs 3 crore of an alleged mastermind of the ‘Vyapam’ scam in connection with its money laundering probe in the case.
Official sources said about 21 acres of land, four luxury cars and jewellery and cash worth Rs 3.33 crore in the name of Jagdish Sagar were attached [...]

Satyam Founder Ramalinga Raju, 9 Others Convicted of Multi-Crore Accounting Fraud

HYDERABAD: Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju and nine others have been found guilty in one of the country’s biggest accounting frauds by a special CBI court.
The scam surfaced in January, 2009, after Mr Raju, the firm’s then Chairman, allegedly confessed to manipulating his company’s account books and inflating profits over many years.
Mr Raju was arrested [...]

Taiwan Defence Minister Apologises Over Chopper Scandal

Taiwan’s defence minister apologised on Tuesday after a top Apache helicopter pilot sparked a scandal by giving friends and family an illegal tour of an army base, prompting an investigation into military discipline.
Lieutenant Colonel Lao Nai-cheng brought a group of 26 civilians - most of them his wealthy relatives and friends - to the northern [...]

High Court quashes summons to Karat

KOCHI: The high court on March 17 quashed the summons issued by a magistrate court in Kannur requiring CPM leaders, including general secretary Prakash Karat, to give evidence regarding an enquiry allegedly conducted by the party on the sex scandal case involving former CPM district secretary P Sasi.
The order was issued by Kannur chief [...]

Leon Brittan and the Westminster child abuse scandal

Don Hale, former editor of the Bury Messenger, has alleged that former Home Secretary Leon Brittan was actively involved in a cover up of child abuse by a paedophile ring including prominent Westminster MPs.
In an interview with the Daily Beast Hale alleges that a dossier on the abuse handed to him by Labour peer and [...]

MP Governor’s son accused of multi-crore Vyapam scam found dead

Shailesh Yadav, son of MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav - both accused in the multi-crore Vyapam scam - was found dead in his Mall Avenue bungalow here on 25th March.
The circumstances leading to Shailesh’s death appear mysterious. According to the MP Special Task Force (STF) investigating the case, Shailesh is the seventh suspect [...]

2G Case: A Raja, Kanimozhi and Others to Answer 400 Questions

NEW DELHI: Former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others, facing trial in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, will have to answer a questionnaire containing 400 queries during recording of their statements in the matter before a special court.
The court on March 5 supplied the questionnaire to the counsel of [...]

AAP funding scam: BJP questions Kejriwal’s ‘dubious’ silence

New Delhi: Questioning the “conspicuous silence” of Arvind Kejriwal on AAP’s “dubious” funding, BJP  alleged that the party leader’s political conduct has been completely contradictory to the standards he had set for himself.
Union Minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad asked Kejriwal to answer to the queries posed to him for accepting funds [...]

Petroleum Ministry document leak: It’s a Rs 10,000 cr scam

A key accused in the corporate espionage case claimed that it was a Rs 10,000 crore scam that he was trying to uncover as police said documents seized from corporate executives related to “national security” that can attract Official Secrets Act provisions.
Meanwhile, a local court remanded the five arrested corporate executives in police custody till [...]

Former PM Manmohan Singh to Move Supreme Court to Quash CBI Court Order in Coal Scam Case

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will move the Supreme Court next week to quash the order of the special CBI court that had ordered him to appear on April 8 in connection with a coal scam case, sources have told NDTV.
Former law minister Kapil Sibal and noted criminal lawyer KTS Tulsi [...]

Brazil’s Opposition Calls for President Rousseff Probe in Petrobras Scandal

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s main opposition party said on Tuesday it would call on the Supreme Court to investigate President Dilma Rousseff’s involvement in a corruption scheme at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro.
The motion comes a day after prosecutors charged the treasurer of Rousseff’s Workers’ Party, Joao Vaccari, with corruption and money laundering, saying that [...]

Sale of Mamata Banerjee’s Paintings Under Scrutiny as CBI Asks For Trinamool Income

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party has been asked by the CBI for details of its income between 2010 and 2014 from the sale of paintings, and from donations and advertisements.
The CBI reportedly emailed a letter on March 3 to Mukul Roy, who had been sacked as general secretary of the Trinamool Congress just [...]

Top Congress Lawyers for Manmohan Singh, Summoned by Court in Coal Scam Case

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi consulted her party’s top leaders and best legal minds to discuss how to challenge a court summons to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a coal scam case, sources have told NDTV.

Dr Singh will appeal against the summons in the Supreme Court. Former law minister Kapil Sibal, [...]

Mukul Roy removed as TMC leader in RS, O’Brien to take up job

New Delhi: Mukul Roy, a one-time confidant of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, has been removed as the leader of the party in Rajya Sabha with Derek O’Brien having been appointed in his place.
A letter from TMC chief Banerjee replacing Roy, who has been under CBI scanner in the Saradha chit fund scam, was sent [...]

5 Kerala Opposition Lawmakers Suspended For Vandalising Speaker’s Dais

The Kerala assembly was adjourned on Monday after Chief Minister Oommen Chandy suspended five opposition legislators for their role in the violence and chaos inside the Kerala Assembly on March 13.
The resolution for suspending the five legislators from the Left Democratic Front was raised by Mr Chandy and later put to a voice vote. After [...]

Coal scam: Manmohan Singh to approach Supreme Court to quash CBI summons

NEW DELHI: Former PM Manmohan Singh will approach the Supreme Court to quash the summons issued by a special CBI court, which made him an accused in a case related to the allotment of coal blocks during his term at the helm of the previous UPA regime.
The Congress party, which met under the leadership of [...]

Law abiders should cooperate with CBI probe: Mukul Roy

Kolkata: Amid speculations that Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul might be called for quizzing by the CBI for his alleged links with a ponzi firm, sidelined party leader Mukul Roy on 7th March insisted that all law abiding citizens have an obligation to cooperate in such a probe.
Roy, who was earlier quizzed by the Central [...]

Vyapam scam: Digvijay claims SMS exchanged between accused, MP CM’s wife

New Delh i:  Congress leader  Digvijay Singh on 26th February released an  SMS which was purportedly exchanged between the wife of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister  Shivraj Singh Chouhan and an accused in the multi-crore Vyapam scam.

While AICC today issued a press note about the said SMS, Singh put up a link on his [...]

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