Category: Governance

Civil Service Day: CM chose to hold the mirror to the bureaucrats

Suhas Kumar Usually, newspapers do not hold my attention for more than 3 minutes as there is not much to read and learn, feel happy about or ponder over. I just scan through the headlines feeling sad and cheated. But today, I held the newspaper in my hand for whole 6 minutes and 10 seconds.

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Former Telecom Director gets 4 years rigorous imprisonment, Rs. 25 lakh fine

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi has found guilty and sentenced Kailash Patil Aneja, former Director (ERU), Department of Telecommunication, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi (an officer of Indian Economic Service of 1981 batch) to undergo four years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.25 lakh. The convicted Indian

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Mallya arrested in London, released on bail

Newsroom24x7 Network London: Liquor baron and owner of the grounded Kingfisher Airline Vijay Mallya, who has been charged of fraud and defaulting on loans in India, was today arrested on India’s request by Scotland Yard in London. Mallaya was arrested on an extradition warrant on behalf of India at a police station in central London.

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DDCA scam and payment of legal bills in defamation case: Kejriwal’s remarks against Jaitley were in his capacity as Chief Minister claims Delhi Government

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: On Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking public funds to meet the legal expenses in the defamation case filed against him by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Delhi government has underscored that the Chief Minister’s remarks against Jaitley were in his capacity as the Chief Minister. The defamation case notwithstanding, there

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CBI arrests Chhattisgarh IAS officer in bribery case

Newsroom24x7 Staff Raipur/New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Babulal Agrawal, (IAS-88), Principal Secretary, Chhattisgarh Government; his brother-in-law Anand Agrawal and another person, Bhagwan Singh, resident of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, in an on-going investigation of an old corruption case by the CBI. The arrested accused were produced today before the Special Judge, CBI Cases,

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Sasikala surrenders, lodged in Bengaluru jail

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bengaluru: A day after the Supreme Court upheld her conviction in the disproportionate assets case, AIADMK chief V K Sasikala today surrendered before a trial court here and was sent to jail. Sasikala turned up before special court judge Ashwathnarayana after the Supreme Court earlier in the day rejected her plea for more

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Dispelling the ‘chalta hai’ myth on Political Funding in India

Exclusive Column: Thinking Beyond Anoop Swarup All political parties in India shout from roof tops against black money but they become one and use every pretext to thwart or delay reforms when it comes to ensuring transparency in electoral funding. The headline roars into the collective and conscious will of the people of India. Almost

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Rahul Gandhi hurls allegation of corruption against Modi

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that he has details about “personal corruption” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Congress leader was addressing media-persons, along with leaders of several Opposition parties in the Parliament premises after the Lok Sabha was adjourned for today. This sensational allegation comes close on the heels of

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CBI arrests former Air Chief S.P. Tyagi in Agustawestland chopper case

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation today arrested former Chief of Air Staff S.P. Tyagi, his Cousin and an Advocate/Consultant in an on-going investigation relating to alleged irregularities in the procurement of 12 AgustaWestland AW-101 VVIP/VIP Helicopters from a UK based private company. A case was registered on 12 March 2013 under

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Income Tax raids in Chennai: Those linked to ruling party top brass hoarding black money in new ₹ 2000 notes

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chennai: Income Tax search and seizure operation was continuing this evening in the offices and residence of some persons, few of whom are said to be friends of Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam and another State minister. According to available information 127 kg gold in 1 kg bars, ₹ 96 crore in old

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Two year Rigorous Imprisonment to retired IAS officer K Suresh

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chennai: The Special Judge for CBI Cases, here has convicted K.Suresh, IAS., former Chairman of Chennai Port Trust and ex- Principal Secretary General Administration Department, Government if Madhya Pradesh, and sentenced him to undergo two years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs.10000. CBI had registered a case on the allegations that Suresh while

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AAP confronts Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on “payout documents”

Newsroom24x7 Staff Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is in the midst of a raging controversy over documents said to have been recovered by the Income Tax Department during raids conducted earlier on Sahara Group that point to alleged payment of Rs. 10 lakh to “MP CM” in two installment on 29 September and

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Modi wages war against corruption: ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 notes will cease to be legal tender from midnight tonight

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today waged a war against the yield of corruption and black money by announcing his government’s decision to declare that notes of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1000 denomination will not be a legal tender from midnight tonight. Addressing the nation, Modi announced the game changing move to wipe

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