India News | Edited By Aloke Tikku | Wednesday March 22, 2017
Nearly 18 years after he had first entered Lok Sabha as its youngest member in 1998, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath returned to the House on Tuesday to speak for one last time. But his speech to parliamentarians, the first after taking charge as Chief Minister over the weekend, was aimed as much at Lucknow. In his new role, the Chief ...
Karnataka News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 22, 2017
The Karnataka government moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking a review of its verdict that did not rule on Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's role in the disproportionate assets case. The state argued that it would be impossible to recover the 100 crore penalty imposed by the court unless she too was held guilty.
South | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 21, 2017
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said it was a "slip of tongue" when he made a remark on corruption in the Assembly yesterday. He clarified in the House today that the state was number one in "eliminating" corruption. He even challenged the opposition YSR Congress for a debate on corruption.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 21, 2017
The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has lodged a case against an Income Tax officer and arrested a chartered accountant, who was acting as a middleman, for allegedly accepting Rs 8 lakh bribe from a petrol pump owner.
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 19, 2017
A criminal complaint filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his brother-in-law and a government official in the alleged Public Works Department (PWD) scam has been transferred to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), Delhi Police told a city court.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 18, 2017
The German chief executive of Pakistan's cash-strapped national carrier Pakistan International Airlines has been put on the exit control list and barred from travelling abroad following the initiation of a probe into corruption charges against him.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Saturday March 18, 2017
The Narada sting operation that allegedly showed some Trinamool Congress leaders accepting bribes will be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Calcutta High Court ordered on Friday. The court observed that the West Bengal police - that had been probing the case - was at best, "puppets of the State".
Kanpur News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 14, 2017
Three employees of Union Bank of India, Kanpur have been booked by the CBI for alleged cheating in the conversion of demonetised currency notes to the tune of over Rs 1 crore to "conceal blackmoney" of some people. The agency has registered a case of criminal conspiracy, cheating and corruption against these official for exchanging demonetised note...
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday March 11, 2017
In a first, the Supreme Court today ordered a warrant against High Court Judge CS Karnan for skipping a contempt case hearing, to be served "personally" by the Bengal police chief. In another unprecedented move, Justice Karnan called a "court" on the lawns of his home in Kolkata and ordered the CBI to investigate the seven Supreme Court judges who ...
India News | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Friday March 10, 2017
A warrant has been ordered against a High Court judge after he failed to appear in the Supreme Court in a contempt case. The Kolkata police chief has been asked to serve the warrant and produce Calcutta High Court judge CS Karnan before the top court on March 31.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday March 7, 2017
India has the distinction of having the highest bribery rate in the Asia Pacific, with a survey showing today that more than two-thirds of Indians had to pay 'tea money' or fork out other forms of bribe to get public services.
India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas | Monday March 6, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who has sued the Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for defamation, was cross-examined today by fellow lawyer Ram Jethmalani at a court in Delhi. In course of a back-and-forth that went on for hours, Mr Jaitley was asked to explain how he called the damage to his reputation "irreparable and unquantifiable" and wh...
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 6, 2017
The Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India on Sunday unveiled its vision document for the Delhi municipal polls, promising governance with zero-tolerance for corruption and a garbage-free and epidemic-free city.
Thursday March 2, 2017
In September last year, US-based Cognizant had said it was conducting an internal investigation into possible violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act amid allegations that the IT major had made "improper payments to obtain permits and building licences in India".
Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 1, 2017
The US-based agency however projected growth to slow to 6.4 per cent in the January-March quarter, from 7 per cent in the previous three months.
India News | NDTV News Desk | Saturday February 25, 2017
Manipur Election 2017: With polls in Manipur just a week away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack at the Congress government, saying the party was responsible for ruining the state in the last 15 years.
India News | Written by Tanima Biswas | Wednesday February 22, 2017
Former CBI director AP Singh has reacted to a corruption case filed against him by the investigation agency. This is the first time that the CBI has filed a case against one of its former directors.
India News | Reported by Tanima Biswas, M Gopinath, Edited by Aloke Tikku | Wednesday February 22, 2017
A senior IAS officer from Chhattisgarh, BL Aggarwal, has been arrested for allegedly paying a bribe of Rs 1.5 crore to fix a case against him. The case - of him allegedly accepting 45 lakhs as bribe - is around 10 years old and is being heard at Chhattisgarh, said officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Arun Nair | Saturday February 18, 2017
E Palaniswami today won the trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after the house witnessed chaos and violence. He won 122 votes with only 11 rebels of his AIADMK voting against him. He needed the backing of at least 117 legislators in the 234-member State Assembly. Mr Palaniswami took oath on Thursday with a 30-member cabinet. He is widely seen as...
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Friday February 17, 2017
VK Sasikala watched Edappadi Palaniswami, the man she handpicked for the top post, take oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on television at the women's barracks of a Bengaluru prison on Thursday. Watching the oath ceremony with the AIADMK chief was her sister-in-law Ilavarasi, also convicted for corruption in the same case as Ms Sasikala,...
Tamil Nadu News | NDTV News Desk | Thursday February 16, 2017
Handpicked by his mentor VK Sasikala before she left for a Bengaluru jail to serve her four-year sentence for corruption, AIADMK's chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was sworn-in as Tamil Nadus chief minister on Thursday evening. Mr Palaniswami received the invitation to form the government from Governor C Vidyasagar Rao earlier in the day after...
Tamil Nadu News | Written by Suparna Singh | Wednesday February 15, 2017
VK Sasikala, on Wednesday evening, drove up to a prison in Bengaluru where she has been sentenced to four years in prison for corruption in a case that involves J Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister who died in December and was the leader of Tamil Nadu's ruling party, the AIADMK.
India News | Reported By Smitha TK, Edited By Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 15, 2017
As she headed to jail in Bengaluru for corruption, VK Sasikala faced another charge today. She has been reported to the police for kidnapping by a lawmaker who claims to have "escaped" from the luxury resort where MLAs backing Ms Sasikala have camped for days. SS Saravanan, who pledged support for Ms Sasikala's challenger O Panneerselvam yesterday,...
Tamil Nadu News | Written by Sreenivasan Jain | Wednesday February 15, 2017
As VK Sasikala headed to jail to serve a four-year sentence for corruption, her banished relatives made a comeback to the spotlight. Two of her nephews are back in the AIADMK, years after they were expelled by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. In further evidence that Ms Sasikala's family remains a big part of Tamil Nadu's unfolding political d...
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by J Sam Daniel Stalin, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Thursday February 16, 2017
A team led by Edappadi Palanisamy, handpicked by VK Sasikala as the AIADMK's presumptive Chief Minister, met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Wednesday evening and said it expects him to invite them today to form government in the state. The Governor later met O Panneerselvam, who too has staked claim to the top post. Ms Sasikala has reached...
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Wednesday February 15, 2017
Voting has ended in Uttarakhand's 69 constituencies spread across 13 districts (7 in Garhwal region and the remaining 6 in Kumaon region of the state). Residents of Uttarakhand voted today to decide who will form the next government in the state. The overall voter turnout was 68%, which is 1.2% higher than the 2012 Assembly election (66.8%). The BJ...
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Nikhil Pandhi, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday February 15, 2017
The assembly elections closed in Uttarakhand today with the state witnessing 68 per cent polling - up from 66 per cent of 2012. Uttar Pradesh, which had the second of its seven-phase elections - recorded 66 per cent voting. Today's polling was considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party, which holds 34 of the 67 constituencies that went to po...
Tamil Nadu News | Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Tuesday February 14, 2017
Hours after VK Sasikala's run for Chief Minister was brought to a skidding halt by the Supreme Court, which found her guilty of corruption, she has moved at breakneck speed to ensure she remains the show-runner of the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. Ms Sasikala was sentenced this morning to four years in prison - it's uncertain when she has to head to...
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Wednesday February 15, 2017
The corruption case in which VK Sasikala has been convicted today was, in fact, centered on whether J Jayalalithaa misused her first term as Chief Minister in the 1990s to accumulate a vast fortune of real estate, cash and jewellery through a maze of companies which were owned by Ms Sasikala and two of her male relatives.
Tamil Nadu News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 14, 2017
It took eight minutes for two Supreme Court judges to announce the decision that abruptly cut short the political career of VK Sasikala, a long-time companion of J Jayalalithaa. The judges concurred when they held Ms Sasikala guilty of corruption and decided that she has to go to back to jail to serve a four-year sentence. "We have expressed deep c...