Category: Governance

SDGs will remain a mirage due to rampant corruption, lack of accountability and political interference: Lalit Shastri

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: “Modern World history or the fifty year period since the decade of the 70s of the last century, is marked by the fine tuning of the collective focus of all the nations first on development and then on sustainable development.” This was underscored by senior journalist and eminent environmentalist Lalit Shastri on

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Chidambaram arrested by CBI in INX Media case

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The CBI Wednesday, 21 August 2019, arrested senior Congress leaders and former Union Minister P Chidambaram from his residence in the Union Capital. Chidambar’s plea for anticipatory bail was dismissed by Delhi High Court on Tuesday. The Surpreme Court, which was approached by Chidambaram, turned down the request for an urgent

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Chidambaram’s bail plea rejected in INX Media scam case

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday evening turned down former Union minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram’s plea for an urgent hearing on his anticipatory bail petition after his anticipatory bail plea linked with money laundering cases related to the INX Media scam was dismissed by the Delhi High Court earlier

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The Laundromat based on the Panama Papers to premiere at Venice

Newsroom24x7 Network The Laundromat based on the Panama Papers is set for its world premiere at the upcoming Venice International Film Festival. The Laundromat will premiere on September 1 at the prestigious Italian festival, ranked beside Cannes and Berlin among the ‘Big Three’ in the world. Laundromat ‘s A-List cast includes Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas,

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CBI raids homes and offices of senior lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover in foreign funding case

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has today conducted searches at five locations in Mumbai and Delhi at the premises including office & residence of accused in an ongoing investigation of a case. Certain incriminating documents have been recovered during searches. It is learnt that raids have been conducted at the residence

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CBI tightens noose in alleged illegal sand mining cases related to Uttar Pradesh

Illegal sand mining (representative image © Lalit Shastri)

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: CBI conducts searches at 12 locations in 8 cities/districts of Uttar Pradesh in alleged illegal sand mining cases; huge cash recovered The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two separate cases related to alleged illegal sand mining in Uttar Pradesh and conducted searches at 12 locations in 8 cities/districts of Uttar

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Compulsory retirement and sword of prosecution haunts the wayward civil servants and bankers

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: After a thumping victory in the general Elections to Parliament, the Narendra Modi led NDA Government has started its second consecutive term in power at the Centre by giving the clear message that it will not tolerate the poor performers and the wayward in the all India services who fail to

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Investigations have led to detection of more than Rs. 11000 crore of credits in undisclosed foreign accounts: CBDT

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: In the offshore accounts linked to around 700 Indian persons, as revealed by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) from April 2013 onwards, sustained investigations conducted in these cases have led to detection of more than Rs. 11,010 crore of credits in the undisclosed foreign accounts so far. Moreover, in the

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Modi Government takes affirmative action to ensure accountability at the top bureaucratic level

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The summary action at the PMO level resulting in the premature repatriation of Gopal Krishan Gupta, Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME 1987), Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India since he had misused his official position to acquire complementary passes for the IPL match between

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Fictitious transaction of sale of property in Delhi: Banks and financial institutions cheated

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Delhi Police have registered a case of serious economic offences against few persons accused of have dishonestly and fraudulently, in conspiracy with each other and some other unknown persons have cheated multiple banks and financial institutions, including Aditya Birla Housing Finance Limited  (ABHFL),  Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, Axis Bank, Indian Bank,

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UP Cadre IAS officer’s inter-cadre Karnataka tenure extended till 2021

Newsroom24x7 network New Delhi: The Central Government has approved the extension of Inter-Cadre tenure of Lokesh M, IAS (UP:2005) from Uttar Pradesh Cadre to Karnataka cadre for a further period of two years till 8 July 2021. Dr. Lokesh’s place of domicile is Karnataka. Dr Lokesh, who was earlier in 2017 Deputy Commissioner of Shivamogga,

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Central Government lowers NEET-PG, 2019 cut-off marks

Newsroom24x7 network New Delhi: Government of India has taken the decision to lower the qualifying marks in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET-PG), 2019 to as low as 34 percentile for SC/ST/OBC category candidates against 44 percentile for the general category candidates. The lowered qualifying marks will be applicable only for the academic year

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Delhi EOW registers FIR against Directors of VXL realtors

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police have conducted a preliminary inquiry on a complaint of cheating, disappropriation of fund, criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation and registered an FIR under Sections 409/420/467/468/471/120B of Indian Penal Code against directors of VXL Realtors Private Limited. EOW has registered the FIR on

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Shady players, aviation scam and the boom and bust of airlines in India

Lalit Shastri The fate of now closed Kingfisher Airline, Air India’s huge debt burden and the latest grounding of Jet Airways raises several burning questions. The merger of Indian Airlines with Air India and the reckless acquisition of aircraft by these airlines ahead of their merger and many related issues has put the former Union

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