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 [...]

Coal scam case: Manmohan Singh, KM Birla, PC Parakh among those summoned as accused

NEW DELHI : Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh , industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, ex-coal secretary P C Parakh and three others were today summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha in 2005 and asked to appear before it [...]

Barack Obama Names New US Secret Service Head After Scandals

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on 18th February named acting director Joseph Clancy as the permanent head of the US Secret Service, ignoring calls for an outsider to be appointed following a string of White House breeches.
A 27-year veteran of the agency, Clancy is a former head of the presidential protection detail, responsible for safeguarding [...]

Fresh arrest exposes new espionage racket

The Delhi Police on 23rd February said it had arrested another person in the case relating to the leak of petroleum ministry documents which has helped in busting another espionage racket.
Lokesh has been a former member of the multi-tasking staff (MTS) at Shastri Bhavan in the past. Police said that a second FIR has been [...]

Vyapam scam: Ram Naresh Yadav quits as Madhya Pradesh Governor

A day after registration of FIR against him in the Vyapam scam, Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav resigned from the office on Wednesday.
Earlier, the Centre had asked Yadav to quit from the post.
The Home Ministry has conveyed its decision in this regard to the Governor as he has been named in the case, official [...]

FIR registered against MP Governor Ram Naresh Yadav for recommending 5 candidates’ names

In what can be called as a major development in the Vyapam scam, the STF probing the MPPEB scam, on Tuesday registered an FIR against Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav.
He is facing allegations of recommending the names of five candidates for recruitment as forest guards to the top officials of Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination [...]

Matang Sinh lying to CBI sleuths to mislead probe

Former Union minister Matang Sinh has successfully managed to give a red herring to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials grilling him for almost two weeks in the multi-crore Saradha scam.
Back in judicial custody on Saturday, Sinh is brazenly lying to the sleuths to derail the probe, sources said. He is using every trick [...]

Amid Massive Scandal, HSBC Raided in Geneva

ZURICH: British banking giant HSBC’s Geneva offices were searched today as part of a money-laundering probe following allegations that the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes.

Geneva’s public prosecutor said it had opened a criminal inquiry into allegations of aggravated money laundering. The prosecutors said they had opened the probe against the [...]

Oil Ministry Leak: 7 Arrested

NEW DELHI: Executives from major companies are being questioned on the leak of classified oil ministry documents to energy consultants and corporates, a spiraling scandal in which seven people including two government officials and a former journalist have been arrested since Thursday.
An executive of Reliance Industries has been detained. A Reliance ADAG official was [...]

‘Self-Censoring’ Scandal at Newspaper Roils UK Press Landscape

LONDON: One of Britain’s most storied newspapers has been accused of self-censoring for commercial gain, raising awkward questions about a centuries-old press culture which has prided itself on its no-holds-barred approach to truth telling.
The 160-year-old Daily Telegraph strongly denied accusations in a resignation letter by one of its best known writers, who said the [...]

Salman Butt Confesses to Spot-Fixing in 2010

Salman Butt who was banned along with Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir in the aftermath of the spot fixing scandal that broke out when Pakistan was touring England made the confession during a meeting with PCB chief, Shaharyar Khan in Lahore, according to a source in the PCB.
Karachi : Pakistan’s tainted former captain Salman Butt [...]

Prostitutes in Strauss-Kahn Sex Trial Withdraw Damages Claim

FRANCE: Lawyers for the four prostitutes who participated in sex parties organised for Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Monday they were giving up their claim of damages, saying it would be too hard to prove the pimping charge against the former IMF head.
Strauss-Kahn, 65, is accused of instigating parties he knew involved prostitutes between 2008-2011 in [...]

Indian Supreme Court cancels 214 coal scandal permits

India’s Supreme Court has cancelled almost all the coal mining licences awarded by the government since 1993 in a corruption scandal which has cost the country tens of billions of dollars.
The court scrapped 214 of 218 licences awarded from 1993-2010 after finding they had been awarded illegally.
The four units allowed to continue are linked to [...]

IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about [...]

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