IAS officer convicted and awarded 3-yr jail term in rural housing scam

Bhubaneswar: A special vigilance court here Monday convicted a suspended IAS officer, Vinod Kumar, and five others in a Rs 1.02-crore scam in the Odisha Rural Housing Development Corporation (ORHDC) and awarded them rigorous imprisonment of three years. IAS officer Vinod Kumar was convicted and awarded 3 years in jail in connection with rural housing More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Congress delegation meets CVC on Rafale deal, demands registration of corruption case

New Delhi: A delegation of senior Congress leaders met the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) on Monday and demanded registration of a case in alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal. Central Vigilance More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Former mayor shot dead in Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur (Bihar): The former mayor of Muzaffarpur town and his driver were shot dead here in the district on Sunday, police said. File photo: Former Muzaffarpur Mayor Samir Kumar The deceased have been identified More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Rafale deal is the ‘largest defence scam’ in India: Prashant Bhushan

Chennai: Senior Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan Sunday said the Rafale deal was the “largest defence scam in India” and urged the Centre to initiate a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Two of three govts thrown out in India, world’s highest rate of anti-incumbency: Economist Ruchir Sharma

New Delhi: India has the highest rate of anti-incumbency in the world, says economic analyst Ruchir Sharma, who also argues that there is limited connection between economic development and election results in the More...

By Ila Choudhary On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Rafale will not be cancelled, will wait for CAG report: FM Jaitley

New Delhi: Rejecting allegations of a scam in the Rafale fighter plane deal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely on Sunday said that whether the planes are bought at a higher rate or not is a matter for the Comptroller More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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BJP MLA booked for opposing Muharram procession in UP

Bareilly: Sitting BJP MLA from Bithari Chainpur here, Rajesh Mishra, his son and supporters were booked on Saturday for opposing a Muharram procession, police said. BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, however, claimed that the More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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France ‘did not choose Reliance in any way’: Ex-French Prez

Montreal [Canada]: Former French president Francois Hollande said that France did not choose to partner with Indian businessman Anil Ambani’s company in “any way” and added that only Dassault can More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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Ex-French Prez fuels Rafale controversy in India

New Delhi: Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India’s multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, saying that France was given no choice on the Indian More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Arrest warrant issued against former minister’s husband in Muzaffarpur shelter home case

Patna (Bihar): The Bihar Police on Friday issued an arrest warrant against the state’s former social welfare minister Manju Verma’s husband Chandrashekhar Verma in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter More...