India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 17, 2017
A day after the vigilance wing of the Odisha Police registered a criminal case against Soumendra Pradhan, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said his brother was not above the law. The vigilance wing had yesterday registered a case against four persons including the union minister's brother on the charge of black marketing of cooking gas.
Kerala News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 15, 2017
The widely participated 'Kerala School Youth Festival' will be held under the scanner of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau this year, as part of CPI(M)-led LDF government's "zero tolerance to corruption" policy.
Agencies | Friday January 13, 2017
PM Modi on November 8 abolished old 500 and 1,000-rupee notes in a bid to root out corruption and force the nation away from its cash habit to digital transactions.
Delhi News | Written by Sunetra Choudhury | Thursday January 12, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal's controversial former top officer Rajendra Kumar may soon join his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In his first interview since his arrest by the CBI last year for alleged corruption, the bureaucrat has told NDTV that he does not rule out joining the party of his former boss.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday January 11, 2017
Two men, suspected to be petty thieves, were caught and thrashed by villagers at Polba, about 60 kilometres from Kolkata, on Tuesday morning. However, such situations are not unheard of as many people have been lynched in West Bengal due to mob fury.
India News | Reported by Sheikh Zaffar Iqbal, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday January 10, 2017
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has ordered an inquiry into the allegations of a Border Security Force constable, whose videos posted on Facebook talking of near starvation diet given to the personnel at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and corruption by higher officials, is being widely shared.
Press Trust of India | Monday January 9, 2017
A retired senior official of State Bank of Patiala and a private person have been sent to five years in jail by a special court in a 31-year-old case of corruption and misappropriation of funds.
India News | Reported by Maya Sharma, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday January 8, 2017
At the 14th Pravasi Bharati Divas -- said to be the largest gathering of Indians living abroad -- at India's IT hub Bengaluru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the disapora for supporting the government's move against black money. This year, the focus of the meet is on the role of youth in transforming society. Portugal Prime Minister Ant...
India News | Written by A Vaidyanathan | Friday January 6, 2017
Airwaves granted to telecom operator Aircel could be cancelled if two executives at Malaysian parent Maxis Bhd do not appear at a trial court, the Supreme Court warned on Friday. The court, led by Chief Justice JS Khehar, also barred Aircel from transferring the ownership of its airwaves while a corruption case centred on a past deal involving the ...
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday January 6, 2017
Ahead of the Assembly polls in five states, including in Uttar Pradesh, a two-day BJP national executive meet will begin here tomorrow where the government's demonetisation move is likely to be hailed as "an important step" in its "war against black money and corruption".
India News | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Wednesday January 4, 2017
Union Minister Babul Supriyo tweeted a video today, saying that supporters of the Trinamool Congress are trying to break into the home of his parents in Kolkata, in the latest escalation of tensions over the arrest of two Trinamool leaders in corruption cases.
India News | Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Monday January 2, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned for his party today in Lucknow with a huge rally at a public park named after the wife of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar. The ground was built by Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati when she was Chief Minister; her party says she alone has the drawing power to fill it. "I have never seen such a big audience," sa...
India News | Jeanette Rodrigues, Bloomberg | Monday January 2, 2017
India's teetotaler Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost fueled a booze binge on New Year's eve in the nation's cities.
India News | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday December 31, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an address to the nation on New Year's Eve, announced a series of sops for farmers, the poor and small traders just ahead of key assembly elections in big states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The groups he focused on today are seen as the worst hit by the cash crunch that has followed the notes ban that he announce...
India News | Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Saturday December 31, 2016
In a televised address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the country for its cooperation in the demonetisation drive which he launched suddenly on November 8. He has announced several schemes for farmers and the poor. PM Modi praised the people for bearing with hardships amid a cash crunch that has followed the ban on 500 and 1,000 rupee ...
India News | Saturday December 31, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the notes ban, which he announced on November 8 without warning as a big step to check tax evasion. The deadline to deposit banned 500 and 1,000 notes in banks ended yesterday. Restrictions on the withdrawal of money from banks and ATMs are likely to continue. The notes that were cancelled amount...
India News | NDTV NEWS DESK | Saturday December 31, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a televised address on New Year's eve, said his abrupt decision to cancel high-denomination notes last month has dealt "a serious blow" to black money, terror-financing and tax evasion. Defending his demonetisation drive, PM Modi, in a 45-minute speech delivered first in Hindi and then English, said, "There is no pre...
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 30, 2016
Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Friday said that he does not agree with Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao's comments about "rampant corruption and weak governance" in the state, and will meet him to put his points across.
India News | Agencies | Friday December 30, 2016
There were lines at banks across the country on Friday, the last day to deposit the old 500- and 1,000-rupee notes or see them become worthless after the bills were scrapped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a bid to fight corruption.
Indo-Asian News Service | Friday December 30, 2016
"Digital transactions facilitate formal accounting and sizing of the economy," he said.
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday December 29, 2016
An ordinance or executive order was sent by the government today to President Pranab Mukherjee, which makes it a punishable offence to possess more than 10 banned notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000. Any violation will be punished with a steep fine. Once signed off by the President, the new rule will come into effect from December 31. The 500- and 1,000-ru...
India News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Thursday December 29, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make another address to the nation on the notes ban on December 31. In a televised address on November 8, he had suddenly banned 500 and 1,000-rupee notes, a move aimed at eliminating corruption and black or undeclared money. A deadline for depositing old notes in bank accounts ends tomorrow, December 30.
World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 27, 2016
Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari and his son PPP chairman Bilawal today attacked the Nawaz Sharif government over corruption and "facilitating terror" as the father-son duo said they would contest polls to enter the current parliament.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 27, 2016
Slamming Mayawati for linking the Enforcement Directorate action against her Bahujan Samaj Party to her being a Dalit, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said her Dalit origin does not give her a "licence" to indulge in corruption. A prominent Dalit face of the ruling BJP-led NDA, Mr Paswan said the former Chief Minister should let the law take ...
India News | Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Tuesday December 27, 2016
In an attempt to flatten Opposition's continued attack on PM Modi over notes ban, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's "utterances", also referring to his allegations of corruption against the PM, lacked "maturity and gravitas", while terming Mr Gandhi's joint press conference with Mamata Banerjee and other...
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Tuesday December 27, 2016
As Rahul Gandhi pressed home with his allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Congress veteran Sheila Dikshit was forced to go back on her earlier comments on what is being called the "Sahara Diaries". Ms Dikshit too targeted PM Modi in tweets, signalling her submission to her party's line. There was though a hint of p...
India News | Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Veer Arjun Singh | Tuesday December 27, 2016
Rahul Gandhi led a fractured opposition as he addressed a joint press conference with Mamata Banerjee and leaders of some other parties in a renewed attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the notes ban today, also reiterating his allegations of corruption against the Prime Minister.
India News | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Tuesday December 27, 2016
Hours after Sheila Dikshit's comments on "Sahara Diaries" landed the Congress party in a spot and blunted Rahul Gandhi's corruption charges on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the former Delhi Chief Minister toed the party line saying the onus is on PM to "come out clean on charges".
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday December 27, 2016
Congress on Monday announced it will hold country-wide protests on January 5 at all district headquarters and on January 8 at the block level to highlight the common man's woes due to demonetisation and the "personal corruption" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India News | Reported by Anant Zanane, Edited by Raija Susan Panicker | Monday December 26, 2016
Elvis Gomes, named by Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party or AAP as its candidate for Goa Chief Minister, today appeared before the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with an inquiry into what it calls a housing scam. AAP has alleged that he is being falsely targeted by the state's ruling BJP because he chose to join the party and has...