List of Indian Corruption Updates


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Jul 27, 2013 Gujarat eateries plan to name snacks after UPA scams: “”As per UPA govt eating money (2G, coal, CWG scam) is a necessity and eating food in AC restaurants is a luxury”.”
Jul 25, 2013 Rs 5 can’t buy a meal, Jama Masjid beggar says 
Jul 22, 2013 Quattrocchi’s death brings no closure to India’s ‘open secret’ 
Jul 19, 2013 Vote over, Nalin sent to jail: “JMM MLA Nalin Soren, an accused in the Rs 45-crore seed scam of 2009, was sent to jail today on a 5-day judicial remand, barely 24 hours after he made a surprise appearance and helped chief minister Hemant Soren prove his majority in the state Assembly.”
Jul 17, 2013 It’s once again old scam in new bottle (Himachal Newsletter) 
Jul 17, 2013 DLF to buy clean chit from Robert Vadra for 58 crore rupees: “Vadra poses after getting the clean chit”
Jul 17, 2013 CBI to auction clean chit that was reserved for Quattrocchi: “CBI has already contacted various people involved with “similar” scams like Chopper scam, Tatra trucks scam, Coffin scam, etc. “But we are not limited to army equipment related scams only; we can give the clean chit to others too if the price is right,””
Jul 17, 2013 Modi attacks Cong over corruption, says CWG scam destroyed nation’s image 
Jul 17, 2013 The Last Word: How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi?: “Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, who was a suspect in the Bofors scam, has died in Milan after a heart attack on Friday night. How will India remember Ottavio Quattrocchi? That’s the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his show ‘The Last Word’.”
Jul 14, 2013 The way Bofors case was closed was unlawful: Subramanian Swamy: “The CBI had dropped the case against the Italian businessman citing lack of evidence.”
Jul 10, 2013 Chandy under fire over sleaze scandal: “As the opposition LDF mounted pressure over the solar panel scam which has brought his office under a cloud, an unshaken Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday (July 9)firmly rejected the demand for his resignation and dismissed charges against him as ‘a political conspiracy’.”
Jul 10, 2013 Kerala sleaze scandal: Chandy refuses to quit: “Barring stray incidents of violence, the 12-hour state-wide shutdown called by CPI-M-led LDF demanding resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on solar scam issue disrupted normal life and ended more or less peacefully, as a defiant Chandy ruled out his stepping down.”
Jul 9, 2013 Solar panel scam: Congress backs embattled Kerala CM Oommen Chandy: “The Monsoon session of Kerala Assembly ended amidst chaos due to solar scam on Tuesday even as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy refused to quit from his post amidst protests called by CPM in Thiruvananthapuram, which has virtually turned into a war zone.”
Jul 8, 2013 Kerala solar scam explodes: “Solar panel scam which has brought Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s office under a cloud continued to haunt the UDF Government with opposition LDF today intensifying the agitation for his resignation and a judicial probe, disrupting the assembly proceedings.”
Jul 6, 2013 Ordinance on Food Bill Cover-Up for Scams of UPA: Jaya: “Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today charged it was an attempt to “cover up” the taint of scams on the government and sought an exemption for her state from its implementation.”
Jul 6, 2013 Half the ‘babus’ will go to jail if scams are probed, says Goa’s chief minister: “”There is virtually no local (government) officer who is not involved in the illegalities (during the former government). They were involved in the scams like recruitment, where they have signed the documents,””
Jul 6, 2013 Coalgate: More FIRs expected: “The probe into the coal scam continues and the CBI says over the next few days a few bigger names could tumble out. The FIR filed earlier this month revealed that former Minister of state for coal Dasari Narayana Rao allegedly handed the Jindal Group undue advantage during the allocation of coal blocks and following its next report, sources reveal that more FIRs could be filed. That’s not all. Going by CBI sources, it could get much bigger and top firms could be named, after all the agency believes that only 1/4th of the probe has so far been completed and the Centre will be watching closely.”
Jul 6, 2013 Railway bribery: Phone transcripts raise questions over clean chit to Bansal: “CNN-IBN has accessed transcripts of phone conversations between key players in the Railway bribery scam, which forced the then Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal to resign after his nephew Vijay Singla was caught with almost Rs 1 crore in cash for fixing the appointment of a senior Railways officer, Mahesh Kumar.”
Jul 2, 2013 Did Jaiswal allow backdoor route?: “Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal may have been pardoned by the government, but he is now facing tough questions from the CBI. TIMES NOW has papers which show that CBI has questioned Jaiswal concerning policy followed while acting on applications for coal block allotments. BJP has demanded the Coal Minister’s resignation over irregularities during coal block allotments and has asked for a complete independent investigation into the matter. Congress defends the Coal Minister, says coal ministry would be responding to CBI questions. Meanwhile, Left tears into the government, says government is using public money for private gains.”
Jun 30, 2013 Athletics Fed backs Kalmadi: “He shamed the nation and is facing numerous cases of corruption. But a defiant Suresh Kalmadi is refusing to back down and is set to contest elections to continue his reign as the President of the Asian Athletics Association.”
Jun 30, 2013 Kanimozhi meets Sonia in Delhi to thank her for support in RS polls: “DMK MP Kanimozhi met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday to thank her for supporting her in the Rajya Sabha elections from Tamil Nadu. The Congress support had set off speculations that it was cosying up to former ally DMK.”
Jun 28, 2013 Suresh Kalmadi seeks re-election: “Tainted in the Commonwealth Games scam he might be, but a defiant Suresh Kalmadi will seek a re-election to the post of Asian Athletic Association’s President for a third successive term.”
Jun 23, 2013 Present day corruption linked to ’75 Emergency: Kuldip Nayar 
Jun 23, 2013 Bad regulation is our biggest public scam 
Jun 18, 2013 The changing business of bribes in India: “Bribes are now being channelled through corporate deals rather than cash”
Jun 18, 2013 Coalgate: CBI summons ex-Coal Secy: “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s advisor T K A Nair will soon be called by the CBI to record his statement in the coal blocks allocation scam case even as the agency summoned as accused former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and quizzed two former PMO officials.”
Jun 18, 2013 Coal scam: CBI records statement of two PMO officials: “The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday recorded statements of two officials of the Prime Minister’s Office as part of its probe into the coal scam. The CBI sought clarification from Vini Mahajan and Ashish Gupta regarding the allocation of the coal blocks, sources said.”
Jun 16, 2013 CBI to probe bribe charge against army brigadier: ““We will soon seek clarifications from an army brigadier about allegations that he had offered to help a UK-based firm to clinch a deal to supply 197 light utility helicopters in lieu of a bribe of US $5 million,””
Jun 15, 2013 No business like politics in India; re-elected leaders triple wealth: “data on 1,370 re-elected MLAs and 200 re-elected MPs, the average income and assets of India’s 100 richest legislators grew by 745% between two consecutive elections or five years. The hi ke in personal wealth for legislators in this category ranges from two to 25 times.”
Jun 15, 2013 Steely Jindals’ rise to power: How the family went from bucket-makers to Rs 17,500 crore business titans : “The Jindal empire was built from scratch by the late Om Prakash Jindal, who was born to a farmer at Haryana’s Nalwa village on August 7, 1930.”
Jun 15, 2013 Lok Sabha byelection: Ex-CM, health minister train guns on each other: “there is not even a single Congressman who is not involved in any kind of scam or corruption and the list includes the names of its top cadre leadership. It is shameful,””
Jun 12, 2013 Sources: Naveen Jindal summoned by CBI: “Sources say that Congress MP Naveen Jindal has been summoned by the CBI after he has been accused of allegedcheating and graft by it in its fresh FIR in the coal scam. The CBI team yesterday carried out coordinated searches at the residence of Jindal and offices of his firms in Bikaji Cama place. Besides Jindal and Rao, CBI has also booked companies Jindal Steel and Power Limited and Gagan Sponge which were allotted Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Birbhum, Jharkhand in the year 2008. The agency also booked Jindal’s companies–Jindal Realtyand ND Exim and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao’s company Saubhagya Media. The agency has accused Jindal, Rao and the companies of alleged criminal conspiracy, cheating and relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.”
Jun 12, 2013 Coal scam: CBI finally gets permission to quiz former coal secy: “The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has finally got the permission to quiz former coal secretary HC Gupta in connection with the coal blocks allocations case. The CBI had on Tuesday said that despite numerous requests, it was not being allowed by the government to question the bureaucrat.”
Jun 12, 2013 Coalgate: Congress feels the heat as more members come under CBI radar: “The investigations into the multi-crore coal scam just got uncomfortably closer to the government with the CBI today registering its 12th FIR in the case against sitting MP Naveen Jindal and former MoS Coal Dasari Narayan Rao.”
Jun 12, 2013 Jindal companies got coal blocks despite rejection by Power Ministry: CBI: “Jindal coal companies received coal blocks despite rejection by the Power Ministry, probe details of the coal block allocation scam accessed by CNN-IBN have revealed. The probe reveals how Jindal companies did not meet the criteria set by the Power Ministry and yet managed to receive coal blocks.”
Jun 12, 2013 CBI registers case in Coalgate: “In a major embarrassment to the Congress, its MP Naveen Jindal and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao have been accused of alleged cheating and graft by CBI in its fresh FIR in the coal scam on Tuesday (June 11). After registering the 12th FIR in coal block allocation scam probe, CBI sources said the agency today carried out searches at 15 locations including residence and offices of Jindal in the national capital and Rao in Hyderabad. The agency team carried out coordinated searches at the 6-Prithviraj Road residence of Jindal and offices of his firms in Bikaji Cama place.”
Jun 12, 2013 Coal scam: CBI names Naveen Jindal, former MoS Coal: “The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against the Jindal Group in the coal scam. The FIR names Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao.”
Jun 12, 2013 BJP attacks UPA on coal scam, says Cong is looting the country: “The BJP hit out at the UPA government after the CBI registered an FIR against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former union minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao in the coal blocks allocation scam. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar accused the Congress of looting the country. ‘Naveen Jindal and Dasari Narayan’s name has come up in the coalgate scam. It has proved how the Congress is looting the country,’ said Javadekar.”
Jun 8, 2013 Kickback nation: How corruption works in India: “”To bag a Rs 1,000-crore government project, we set aside 20 per cent (or Rs 200 crore) as kickback,” confesses a senior executive of a power and fertiliser company based in a southern state. “So, when we announce the project, we say it’s worth Rs 1,200 crore.””
Jun 6, 2013 CWG scam: CBI questions Kalmadi over Rs 71 crore contract: “The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday questioned former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi in connection with an alleged illegal contract worth Rs 71 crore. The contract under scrutiny was awarded to a firm called Event Knowledge Service.”
Jun 4, 2013 Report on Coalgate was based on facts: Vinod Rai: “The former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai, who recently demitted office, has said that the CAG’s report on coal allocation was based on facts. He said it was a conservative estimate and the real loss figure could be much higher.”
Jun 4, 2013 Fight over new CAG appointment: “The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today (May 21) criticised the appointment of Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and accused the government of weakening the watchdog institutions by putting “weak” people in the job.”
Jun 4, 2013 Accused former Minister speaks out: “Former BSP minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui, indicted in the memorial scam, today questioned the legal status of the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta as Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asserted law would take its own course in the matter.”
Jun 4, 2013 Fresh PIL against CAG’s appointment: “A fresh PIL was on Monday (June 3) filed in the Supreme Court claiming that the appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was arbitrary and made without any transparency. The latest challenge to Sharma’s appointment comes just over a week after the apex court on May 23 agreed to hear a similar plea.”
Jun 4, 2013 CBI to question PK Bansal this week: “After probing various aspects of bribery scam in railways, CBI is all set to question former Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal this week. The questioning of Bansal will revolve around his role in the appointment of suspended Railway Board Member (Staff) Mahesh Kumar involving his nephew Vijay Singla who was allegedly caught accepting a bribe of Rs 90 lakh, official sources said.”
Jun 4, 2013 Railgate: Bansal quizzed as a witness: “TIMES NOW gets you the exclusive details of former Railway Minister PK Bansal’s questioning. Bansal has been questioned as a witness and not as an accused. He was primarily asked about his relation with his nephew Vijay Singla who was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 90 lakh from a member of the Railways Board who allegedly wanted a better position. CBI also has no evidence against Bansal to prove his involvement in the railgate. Meanwhile Bansal has denied any role in Railgate. Sources said that he has told the CBI that he can’t be held responsible for his nephew’s actions.”
Jun 4, 2013 CWG scam: CBI to grill Kalmadi?: “Nearly 3 years after TIMES NOW exposed his role in the CWG scam, the CBI finally prepares to turn the heat on tainted CWG chief Suresh Kalmadi.”
Jun 4, 2013 IPL spot-fixing: Dawood, Chhota Shakeel are suspects, say sources: “Sources in the Delhi Police on Tuesday said that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his close aide Chhota Shakeel are suspects in the IPL spot-fixing case.”
Jun 3, 2013 A nation in awe of cricket and scams 
Jun 2, 2013 30 Minutes: Chit fund scams: “Year after year millions of Indians are cheated of their life savings. Fourteen people committed suicide and thousands in West Bengal lost their life savings after Saradha group went bust.”
Jun 1, 2013 Coalgate loss figure was far too conservative: ex-CAG: “Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai spoke to CNN-IBN’s Karan Thapar, in his first TV interview two, on two reports that attracted great public interest – 2G and Coalgate report.”
May 24, 2013 Saradha chit fund scam: A month on, SIT’s credibility being questioned: ” It has been a month since Sharada chit fund scam accused Sudipta Sen was arrested. The scam has driven at least eight people to suicide, lakhs of investors lost their life savings and hundreds of agents have fled their homes. An SIT to probe the case was announced and a Rs 500-crore package was announced. But one month on, questions are being raised about the pace of investigation and neutrality of the SIT.”
May 24, 2013 Watch: Bhupendra Chaubey explains the deadly mix of politics and cricket: “As the spot-fixing and betting scandal spreads, the focus is once again on the big names in Indian cricket. Politicians cutting across party lines have for years been cricket administrators.”
May 24, 2013 ‘Gas deal a mega scam, favours Ambani’s RIL’: “CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene in a gas deal that he says deliberately favours Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).”
May 20, 2013 Washington Post: 19 Indian state officials face corruption charges over monuments honoring lowest caste: “An Indian state official is recommending that 19 people be charged with misappropriating millions of dollars in the construction of monuments honoring dalits, the lowest Hindu caste.”
May 20, 2013 Corruption and crime: How coal mafias fuel India’s power crisis 
May 20, 2013 No defence for corruption in defence procurement: “India’s Defence Minister A.K. Antony admitted in the conference that corruption in this sector – as well as in almost all walks of life – has severely eroded the image of the country.”
May 20, 2013 In India, Scams Cost More than ‘Defence’ Budget 
May 19, 2013 Railway bribery scam: DIG tipped off Vijay Singla about raid, CBI officer says: “The affidavit, submitted by inspector Balbir Singh on May 15 against CBI’s Chandigarh deputy inspector general Mahesh Aggarwal, who has close family links to Bansal, alleged that Aggarwal leaked crucial information on Delhi CBI team’s raid at Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla’s house on May 3 in connection with the Rs 10-crore railway scam.”
May 19, 2013 Railway bribery scam: DIG tipped off Vijay Singla about raid, CBI officer says: “The affidavit, submitted by inspector Balbir Singh on May 15 against CBI’s Chandigarh deputy inspector general Mahesh Aggarwal, who has close family links to Bansal, alleged that Aggarwal leaked crucial information on Delhi CBI team’s raid at Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla’s house on May 3 in connection with the Rs 10-crore railway scam.”
May 19, 2013 PM has no sense of dignity and honour: “Manmohan Singh has been shown his place by Sonia Gandhi for his untenable defence of Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar. Clearly, he is not the primus inter pares. A man of honour would have resigned by now”
May 18, 2013 Bribery case: CBI to move SC to seek officer’s removal: “A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested its own Superintendent of Police in New Delhi for allegedly taking a bribe to settle a land dispute, the central investigation team is likely to move the Supreme Court on Monday to seek the officer’s removal.”
May 17, 2013 IPL spot-fixing is yet another symptom of insecure India: “The Indian politician is intensely corrupt because he is intensely insecure: Examine the corruption and conflict-of-interest controversies around politicians such as Pawan Kumar Bansal, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Yedurappa, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Jayalalitha, Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Karunanidhi clan, Robert Vadra, A Raja, Suresh Kalmadi, Ajit Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal, Ashok Chavan and the rank and file of politicians across India.”
May 17, 2013 CBI officer caught taking bribe of Rs 15 lakh: “A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, who is also the Chief Investigating Officer probing the coal block allocation scam, was caught taking a bribe of Rs 15 lakh on Friday. The CBI Internal Intelligence Unit nabbed Vivek Dutt in an operation that was personally supervised by the agency’s director Ranjit Sinha.”
May 17, 2013  Anbumani Ramadoss illegally allowed admission in medical college: CBI: “CBI today told a Delhi court that former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, who along with others, is accused in a graft case, had “illegally” allowed an Indore-based medical college to proceed with the admissions without having sufficient faculty and clinical material.”
May 17, 2013 Honey trap: Bookies wanted to tape players in the act: “Interrogation of the arrested bookies and players has also revealed that two bookies had allegedly arranged for women for Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila five to six times earlier this year.”
May 10, 2013 The great Indian corruption chronicles: “The PM has been offering platitudes about corruption. Enough of that”
May 10, 2013 Ashwani Kumar cannot be saved: Kiran Bedi: “Pawan Kumar Bansal resigned as Railway Minister on Friday.”
May 10, 2013 WB: Movie on chit fund scam to release today: “The Saradha Group chit fund fiasco has inspired a new movie in West Bengal. Tollywood has drawn inspiration from the Saradha Group collapse. All eyes are now on the latest release, ‘Kagojer Nouka’ or ‘The Paper Boat’, which metaphorically means an object that doesn’t stay afloat for a long time. Incidentally, the film stars Dadasaheb Phalke-winner Soumitra Chatterjee playing the character of the prototype of Saradha boss and scamster Sudipta Sen.”
May 10, 2013 Action against Pawan Bansal too little too late: Venkaiah Naidu: “Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday resigned as Railway Minister.”
May 10, 2013 Pawan Bansal quits as Railways Minister: “Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday evening resigned as Railway Minister following allegations of corrupt practices by his close relatives and aides. Sources say that Bansal resigned after Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to force the Railway Minister to put in his papers.”
May 10, 2013 Bribery case: CBI issues notices to Railway officials to join probe: “The CBI has reportedly issued notices to senior officials of the Railways to join its investigations into the bribery case involving Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla.”
May 10, 2013 Cash for appointments: Is Bansal controversy tip of the iceberg?: “Pressure is building on Railway Minister Pawan Bansal over the Rs 90 lakh bribery case that his family is being probed over.”
May 10, 2013 ‘The Chandigarh club’: The rise of Pawan Bansal’s family empire: “Questions are being raised about Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s family. In another revelation, a Chartered Accountant with links to companies owned by Pawan Bansal’s wife and sons was appointed a director in the Canara Bank when Bansal was MoS Finance. Here is a look at the business empire that they’ve built up:”
May 10, 2013 Law Min to gets transfer, Bansal to get boot?: “According to sources on Thursday (May 9) Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal skipped the ongoing Cabinet meet. Sources also say there could be a major reshuffle on the cards before May 22, which could mean a transfer for the Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and the boot for Rail minister PK Bansal.”
May 10, 2013 After Railgate, more trouble for Bansal?: “He is under fire on Railgate and now Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal perhaps has more to answer for. His family is accused of accepting money for top job in Railways, a Ministry headed by Bansal himself, and now fingers are being pointed at Bansal over loans granted to his family in 2010. A loan worth several crores was granted by a public sector bank which has this man Sunil Kumar Gupta on its board of Directors who incidentally is also the Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Bansal family and also on the board of some companies.”
May 10, 2013 Direct link to Pawan Bansal?: “In the biggest ever development in the revelations against Bansal, a document now reveals that the Railway Minister himself took an unsecured loan of Rs 50 lakh from the company that got crores of rupees from Canara Bank. The Minister’s attempt to distance himself from his son’s company is now under question.”
May 10, 2013 Railway bribery scandal: Why didn’t CBI act earlier?: “CBI sources say the Railway bribery case is turning out to be a multi-crore scam with roots deeper than what meets the eye. The question is what action did the agency take when it was aware of a similar recruitment scam reported by CNN-IBN in 2010.”
May 10, 2013 Railway bribery: All accused sent to judicial custody: “Five accused including Railway Minister PK Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla were sent to judicial custody till May 20 by a Delhi court on Thursday. Vijay Singla, Ajay Garg, Manjunath, Sandeep Goyal were produced in CBI court.”
May 10, 2013 WB chit fund scam: Sudipta Sen, 2 aides sent to 9-day police custody: “Chit fund company Saradha group’s chief Sudipta Sen was on Thursday sent to 9-day police custody, along with two of his close aides – Debjani Mukherjee and Arvind Singh Chouhan.”
May 10, 2013 Illegal assets case: SC denies bail to Jagan Mohan: “In a disappointing verdict for YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has been lodged in a Hyderabad prison for a year in connection with a disproportionate assets case, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected his bail plea.”
May 10, 2013 Railways bribery case: CBI to probe Mamata’s tenure: “The investigations into the Railway bribery scandal has widened with sources saying that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will also look at postings during former railway minister Mamata Banerjee’s tenure. The appointment of Railway Protection Force Director General PK Mehta, who superseded 28 IPS officers, is likely to be investigated as the Railways ignored the Ministry of Home Affairs seniority list.”
May 10, 2013 The Last Word: Is SC pointing a finger at PM in coal scam probe?: “It’s not an exaggeration to say that the concerns raised by the Supreme Court on Wednesday over the coal scam probe not only appear to indict the CBI, but the Attorney General, the Law Minister and the PMO.”
May 10, 2013 Pawan Bansal goes, Ashwani Kumar next?: “While TIMES NOW was exposing details of super explosive tapes on Railgate, hectic activity was seen at 7 RCR with Sonia Gandhi meeting the Prime Minister — a meeting that lasted 25 minutes. And just 5 minutes after the meeting, Pawan Bansal was sacked.”
May 10, 2013 PK Bansal sacked after TIMES NOW expose: “Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew arrest – was just the tip of the iceberg – TIMES NOW’s investigation team, knew there was much more to Railgate – slowly but steadily our investigations led us to Bansal’s doorstep. First we – exposed the meteoric rise of Bansal family fortunes along with his political ascent. Then – after thorough research and painstaking investigation – we raised a clear case of conflict of interest against the Railway Minister.”
May 10, 2013 Endgame for Union Railway Minister Bansal: “Bribery, nepotism, corruption, the charges against Pawan Kumar Bansal was never light. But over a week after Railgate first surfaced — the Union Railway Minister has been forced to resign. His sacking, coming just hours after TIMES NOW put out details of super explosive tapes with the CBI — phone records that expose the murky trail of Railgate — and how the top railway post for sale was just the tip of the iceberg.”
May 9, 2013 Koda likely to surrender today: “Former Chief Minister Madhu Koda, accused in the multi-crore money laundering case, may surrender on Thursday at the lower court after completion of his interim bail period.”
May 8, 2013 Coal India losing $20bn, corrupt cos gaining: TCI’s Hohn: “Christopher Cooper-Hohn is counted among UK’s most successful hedge fund managers. However, the founder of the USD 6 billion The Children’s Investment Fund is best known in India for taking on the government against what he calls “unfair pricing of coal”. “
May 8, 2013 In recent times, every scam’s trail has led to dubious deals in real estate: “From Satyam to 2G, Vadra to Saradha and now Railgate — every scam’s trail leads to fraudulent investments and dubious deals in the real estate sector.”
May 8, 2013 SC questions Govt-CBI interaction: “Making a stinging criticism of CBI and senior officials of the coal ministry and PMO, the Supreme Court today hauled them up for changing the “heart” of the Coalgate probe report but appeared to have given a breather for the Law Minister and the government for the time being.”
May 8, 2013 Railway Board bribery case: Decoding the Bansal empire: “Pawan Kumar Bansal is under fire over bribery charges against his nephew Vijay Singhla, who is also one of the directors of Jagan Realtors Private Limited, which has several other relatives of Bansal on board.”
May 8, 2013 Coal scam: SC calls CBI a caged parrot: “The Supreme Court, while examining the affidavit submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with coal scam, on Wednesday took a very strong stand and called the investigating agency a ‘caged parrot speaking in its master’s voice’. While seeking an undertaking from the government that the CBI would be made independent, the three-judge bench headed by Justice RM Lodha, also added that giving unbridled powers to the agency was not a possibility. The court said it will step in if the CBI was not made an autonomous body.”
May 7, 2013 रेलेवे रिश्वत कांड: महेश कुमार के घर छापे में करोड़ों रुपए की संपत्ति का खुलासा 
May 7, 2013 Railway bribery case: CBI seizes valuables which were removed from Mahesh Kumar’s premises 
May 7, 2013 Coal scam probe: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar avoids media: “Law Minister Ashwani Kumar avoided the media on Tuesday. He refused to respond to reporters’ questions regarding the CBI coalgate row.”
May 7, 2013 Congress is an unethical party: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav: “The Samajwadi Party chief slammed the Congress for presenting the Food Security Bill, saying, ‘The House is not in order. Presenting the Food Security Bill at this time is not appropriate.'”
May 7, 2013 Railway scam: CBI arrests Ajay Garg, raids Mahesh Kumar’s residence: “The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Ajay Garg, one of the key accused in the Railway Board bribery case. Garg was the aide of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew Vijay Singla. A Delhi court remanded him in CBI custody till May 9.”
May 7, 2013 Railway bribery: Close aide of Bansal’s nephew surrenders: “There seems to be more trouble for Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal as his nephew Vijay Singla’s close aide Ajay Garg is also in the CBI net. Garg has surrendered in a Delhi court in connection with the cash-for-jobs scam in the railways.”
May 7, 2013 Railway bribery: CBI questions close aide of Bansal’s nephew: “There seems to be more trouble for Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal as his nephew Vijay Singla’s close aide Ajay Garg is also in the CBI net. The CBI had launched a manhunt for Garg after questioning Singla and the other accused in the cash-for-jobs scam in the Indian Railways.”
May 7, 2013 WB chit fund scam: How Saradha group looted the investors: “Investigations are on into the chit fund scam in West Bengal. There were thousands of crores of losses for those who can least afford it.”

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