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If you want to post any relevant information, your articles, experiences, op-eds, documents, audios, videos, etc., click here to know how to contribute. By crude estimate at least 95% of politicians, judges, police, bureaucrats, industrialists, etc. are corrupt. These corrupts are looting our country for last sixty years. They are nothing but native invaders, thieves and criminals and the single largest threat to the national security. They are not Sahibs, they deserve boot of the masses. According to the standard of any civilized country they deserve at least rigorous life imprisonment. Read the sections below to know how mean they are. India is going through a state of complete anarchy. For every posted news here, there are 1000 similar incidents unreported in the media.

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Aug 15, 2015 Delhi: AAP justifes Arvind placards: "Independence Day or My Day, well that question has surely confused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its Chief Arvind Kejriwal. Opposition and people on the social media now questioning the Delhi Chief Minister after some students taking part in an Independence Day parade at a stadium in the capital were seen making formations of his name. They were even holding placards with praises written for him. What's even more shocking is that the AAP is justifying it."
Aug 14, 2015 Jamia ‘Sexist and hypocritical’: Students slam new rules for women residents: "The new rules bar women residents from taking permission for ‘late nights’ and asks them to be back inside the hostel premises by 8 pm."
Aug 13, 2015 Rahul Gandhi's Cheat Sheet for Parliament Speech Amuses Social Media: "The Telegraph newspaper carried a photo of Rahul Gandhi's cheat-sheet and the scribbles were familiar, all in English. Some phrases were word-for-word what the Congress leader said in the Lok Sabha, for example: "Log PM Modi ko sunna chahte hai. Who unki rai janna chhate hai..." Union Minister Arun Jaitley, in a press conference on the wasted monsoon session of Parliament, sniped: "People who read from a written script are often repetitive." What drew many comments on social media was the fact that Mr Gandhi jotted down his Hindi phrases in English, and that he even made a note of his reference to the "three monkeys of Gandhi.""
Aug 13, 2015 Arun Jaitley slams Congress for monsoon session washout, calls Rahul Gandhi immature: "“When seniority is thrust on you, a certain level of maturity is required. In this case, the more he grows, the more he immatures,” the Finance Minister said about the Congress Vice-President."
Aug 13, 2015 Arun Jaitley slams Congress for monsoon session washout, calls Rahul Gandhi immature: "Arun Jaitley slams Congress for monsoon session washout, calls Rahul Gandhi immature"
Aug 12, 2015 Gandhi family has learned art of living without working, Arun Jaitley says: " "There are still many honest people in this country whose children have to work for a living. The generations of a family which has dominated this country's politics have not worked for a living. They have learnt the art of living comfortably without working, some of us have not.""
Aug 9, 2015 The appalling defence of a convicted terrorist: "There is nothing wrong in what the Governor said. Anti-nationals had made a hero out of a terrorist. In fact, one could argue that those who tried hard to save this butcher of hundreds of innocents and made loud cries even against the Supreme Court verdict, should be kept under watch. Also, the intelligence agencies should keep a tab on media funds because the Press also make Yakub Memon a hero. It is so shameful to see this."
Aug 9, 2015 The appalling defence of a convicted terrorist: " It is amazing to see how some people advocate for foreign terrorists and plead legal mercy for those who have shed the blood of Indians, and still enjoy the freedoms and privileges enshrined in the Constitution of India In India, there are a number of people who are push for lost causes. Some do not even know that what they are pleading for is not only anti-national, but also lacks common sense."
Aug 7, 2015 Mumbai journalist who wanted to join ISIS arrested in Delhi: "He said he would visit the Iraq embassy and “submit my memorandum to Caliphate Bagdadi” with the “desire to join the Islamic State as a spokesperson for foreign affairs or a government journalist”, and “willingness to surrender my Indian passport”. He also said he would visit the Pakistan high commission to “expedite my visa request” that he would be in Delhi for five days."
Aug 7, 2015 Darul Uloom Deoband fatwa declares shaving un-Islamic: "The barber in Saharanpur who sought the fatwa has decided neither to shave nor trim any beards."
Aug 6, 2015 Sympathizing with Yakub Memon, this Mumbai ‘journalist’ expressed his desire to join ISIS on social media: "The Mumbai Crime Branch is now on the lookout for Memon’s sympathizer Zuber Ahmed Khan who reportedly published a post on social media saying that he now plans to give up his Indian citizenship and become an official spokesperson of terror outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)."
Aug 4, 2015 Let me blow myself, my 72 virgins are waiting for me in heaven: Pakistani suicide bomber: "According to him, a man who is a jihadi is true follower of Islam whereas others are not."
Aug 4, 2015 Minister’s wife uses proxy to write exam: "A proxy candidate, who was appearing in an exam in place of Chhattisgarh Education Minister Kedar Kashyap’s wife Shanti Kashyap, was apprehended by the exam authorities of Pt.Sundarlal Sharma Open University in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh"
Aug 3, 2015 #TerrorDoctor arrested in Kashmir: "A UK based doctor who was visiting his relatives in Kashmir has been arrested. Cops suspect him of funding a terror module. He was arrested in Budgam. He is suspected of routing Rs 10 lakh through Hawala route for a terror module. JK police in a statement has confirmed that he led a sleeper cell in Srinagar."
Aug 1, 2015 Cops suspended for thrashing farmer: "Two policemen were on Saturday (August 1) suspended for thrashing a farmer in Beed district of Marathwada, while the latter was in a queue to pay crop insurance premium. The two police constables have been suspended and an inquiry ordered into the incident, Superintendent of Police, Beed, Anil Paraskar said today, a day after the incident. The video of the cops thrashing the farmer with cane and kicks went viral on social media and was telecast by local TV channels. The farmer, Manohar Ashruba Gandhle, owner of five acre farm land, had come to the rural bank at Talwada in Gevrai tehsil. What apparently triggered the police action was that he had stepped out of the long queue at the bank, and was involved in a verbal exchange with some others in the queue."
Aug 1, 2015 Oppn questions #ArvindAdSplurge: "The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has questioned the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP)Rs 526 crore advertising blitz through a series of questions. In a set of hoardings erected by the party, the BJP has asked why the AAP-led Delhi Government sought to splurge on advertisements when the same could have been utilized for social causes. The BJP has reckoned that Rs 526 crore spend could have been used to: Install 5 lakh cameras to increase women's safety, open 200 schools and establish 50 new colleges, purchase 2,000 new buses and supply clean water to 1,000 colonies, provide pension to 5 lakh families for a year, provide employment for 1 lakh youth. The AAP-Government has not commented on this issue."
Aug 1, 2015 SP leader seeks RS seat for Yakub Memon’s wife, sacked: "Mr. Ghosi made the demand in a letter to party president Mulayam Singh Yadav."
Aug 1, 2015 BJP questions AAP’s ad campaignexpenditure : This is how you could have spent Rs 526 cr: "The posters add that as many as “200 new schools and 50 new colleges can be opened with this money and people can get 2,000 new buses. "
Jul 30, 2015 Delhi Univ admission racket busted: "Delhi Police Crime Branch busted a massive racket facilitating fake admissions in top Delhi University colleges on Thursday (July 30). Four including a college student have been arrested while some college officials are under the scanner. Joint CP Crime Ravindra Yadav confirmed the arrests. "A team led by ACP KPS Malhotra carried out the operation. Raids are continuing. We will share information soon, Yadav said. Crime branch had received a tipoff about the suspects and the racket after which it deployed sources at colleges. On Wednesday night, teams laid traps and nabbed the accused including a second year student. They are being interrogated to unveil the racket."
Jul 30, 2015 Vadra replies to LS notice over his FB post: "Robert Vadra replied to the notice of Lok Sabha Speaker over his Facebook post on July 21, saying that there was no attempt on his part to hurt anybody and he was only exercising his right to freedom of expression."Parliament begins and so do their petty diversionary political tactics... People of India are not fooled. Regret to see India led by such so-called leaders !!," Vadra had said in his post."
Jul 29, 2015 Delhi govt shocker: 1031 anti-corruption helpline under scanner over graft charges: "alleging financial irregularities in the process followed to engage an external agency for setting up the helpline,"
Jul 29, 2015 Lokayukta on leave: "Lokayukta Y. Bhaskar Rao had taken leave soon after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested his son, Ashwin Yarabatti, from Hyderabad on Monday."
Jul 27, 2015 For Mamata, a British ad-venture in London: "How much has the half-page ad cost? It certainly won't be cheap but discounts are often sought and given. The paper's rate card says for a half-page ad, it charges £43,000 (about Rs 42.8 lakh)."
Jul 27, 2015 LS Secretariat seeks explanation from Vadra on his FB post: "Lok Sabha Secretariat has sought explanation from Robert Vadra over his remarks on social networking site that led to a controversy in Lok Sabha last week and BJP MP Prahlad Joshi moving a privilege motion against the son in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi."
Jul 27, 2015 Bribery scandal: Karna Lokayukta's son arrested: "Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao's son was today arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT)in connection with an alleged extortion racket in theanti-graft obudsman' office."
Jul 26, 2015 Samajwadi Party MLC writes to PM Narendra Modi over ‘corruption’ in recruitments by Akhilesh Yadav govt: "Accusing the Akhilesh Yadav government of corruption, an MLC of the ruling Samajwadi Party has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a CBI probe into the recruitments done by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) in various departments in the last two years."
Jul 26, 2015 Women harassed, cops won't act?: "Two girls from two different villages in Uttar Pradesh were harassed by local goons and even physically assaulted driving them to suicide. The aggrieved families allege police inaction in the case even as an accused against whom an FIR has been filed is on the run."
Jul 26, 2015 Muslim League says Supreme Court has no right to interfere in matters of faith: "A day after AIPMT was held across the country, IUML national secretary E T Muhammed Basheer blasted the court for its observations."
Jul 26, 2015 UP: Two killed in violence after eve-teasing, Opposition slams SP for ‘goonda raj’: "Two villagers were killed in violence and subsequent police firing when they tried to gherao the Biwanr police station here to lodge FIR against an eve-teasing accused. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/up-two-killed-in-violence-after-eve-teasing-opposition-slams-sp-for-goonda-raj/#sthash.HFwfLY20.dpuf"
Jul 25, 2015 Police should salute MLCs, MLAs: Maha legislator: "Peasants and Workers Party (PWP)MLC Jayant Patil created a flutter in the Legislative Council today by demanding that police at the entrance of the state Legislature and inside its campus should salute all the MLAs and MLCs."
Jul 25, 2015 VVIP treatment for Saradha scam accused?: "West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, has been shifted to a VVIP ward of state-run SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. Hospital authorities confirmed that he was shifted to the VVIP ward as the ward he was admitted to is undergoing repairs."
Jul 25, 2015 Some Muslim leaders acting like terror mentors: VHP: "Accusing some Muslim leaders of “acting like mentors of terrorists,” the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday said such people are “traitors and enemy of humanity” and have “no right to live in India.”"
Jul 23, 2015 Look who's talking of accountability?: "It's the biggest irony. Robert Vadra who takes no accountability for land deals is now talking on accountability in Parliament. He also criticised Parliament on the Facebook. BJP MP has given a notice in the Parliament for privilege motion."
Jul 22, 2015 old the Supreme Court that social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand had used 2002 riot victims as "poster boys" to raise Rs 6-7 crore but indulged in a colossal fraud, using most of the money for their personal expenses.: "A controversy erupted in Jharkhand on Wednesday after photos of the state education minister apparently paying floral tribute to former president APJ Abdul Kalam--who is still alive--went viral on social media"
Jul 22, 2015 Teesta splurged Gujarat riot relief on wine and hairdos, police tell SC: "old the Supreme Court that social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand had used 2002 riot victims as "poster boys" to raise Rs 6-7 crore but indulged in a colossal fraud, using most of the money for their personal expenses."
Jul 21, 2015 Kingpin, who sold land to Vadra in Rajasthan, held: "In a major crackdown, the Bikaner police arrested six people, including the kingpin of the controversial land deals connected to Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra."
Jul 19, 2015 UP: Locals hold BSP MLA hostage: "A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA was on Sunday (July 19) held hostage by a group of villagers who were protesting against erratic supply of electricity and water in Alinagar area, police said. BSP MLA from Mughalsarai, Babban Singh Chauhan had gone to the ward no 3 listen to their problems and talk to villagers, when they held him hostage. The villagers, who were protesting against the problems of electricity and water supply in their area, Superintendent of police (SP), Muniraj said. Local police rushed to the spot and held talks with villagers after which they freed Chauhan, the SP added. An assurance was their problems,and also no complaint was given by the MLA to police and the matter was resoved then and there itself, he said."
Jul 19, 2015 Fifth Column: Another argument: "It gives me another chance to reiterate that Dr Sen is to blame for keeping vast majority of Indians poor, hungry and illiterate for decades."
Jul 19, 2015 Complainant used as puppet by minister: Amitabh Thakur on rape accusation: "Thakur has said SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav threatened him after his wife Nutan filed a complaint before the UP Lokayukta against the state's Mining minister. - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/complainant-used-as-puppet-by-minister-amitabh-thakur-on-rape-accusation/#sthash.19ncUq9K.dpuf"
Jul 17, 2015 BJP hits back: Rahul Gandhi is still ‘baby in diapers’: "the BJP came down heavily on the Congress leader saying he has to give up his “toddler” politics and “grow out of diapers”."
Jul 15, 2015 Debate: #ThakurVsMulayam: Round 2: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Gaurav Bhatia, Spokesperson & National Head, Legal Cell, SP; Amitabh Thakur, Suspended IPS Officer; Nutan Thakur, RTI Activist & Wife of Amitabh Thakur; and TSR Subramaniam, Former Cabinet Secretary -- discuss political storm over UP IPS officer Amitabh Thakur's suspension, and Thakur in a tussle with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, and if political arrogance is India's reality."
Jul 14, 2015 Debate: #ThakurVsMulayam: Are netas above the law?: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Amitabh Thakur, IPS Officer; Gaurav Bhatia, Spokesperson & National Head, Legal Cell, SP; Shahid Siddiqui, Chief Editor, Nayi Duniya & Former, Member of Parliament; and Dr Ajoy Kumar, National Spokesperson, Congress -- discuss the fight between IPS officer Amitabh Thakur and UP Govt escalating, Thakur seeking Centre's intervention over the FIR registered against him, and whether the officer is only being targeted for speaking out against SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav."
Jul 13, 2015 UP suspends IG Thakur for taking fight against Mulayam to Centre: "“Netaji (Mulayam) is such a tall leader. He even scolds me; he might have scolded him (Thakur) too. He shouldn’t feel bad,” said Akhilesh. “He told Thakur ‘sudhar jao’ (mend your ways). It was not a threat but a general expression, "
Jul 12, 2015 Rape case against IPS officer who alleged threat from Mulayam: "An FIR was registered against senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur last night accusing him of rape, hours after he lodged a complaint against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him."
Jul 8, 2015 Woman set ablaze at police station dies, inquiry ordered: "The mother of a journalist, who had accused police officials of setting her ablaze at a police station after she refused to give bribe to free her husband, today succumbed to injuries"
Jun 29, 2015 ‘Extortion racket’ Karnataka: Clamour for Lokayukta’s resignation amid graft storm: "Former Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has also joined the chorus calling for Justice Rao to step down as in the wake of allegations emerging against his son."
Jun 29, 2015 Saudi pumping millions to promote Wahhabism in India: "Kerala has been showing signs of sharp radicalisation. This was the only state where posters mourning the death of Osama Bin Laden had come up and a prayer for Ajmal Kasab was also held after he was hanged"
Jun 28, 2015 Saritha Nair expose shows brothel culture in Kerala government, alleges CPM: "solar scam accused Saritha S Nair, in a recorded conversation, had stated that there is a lobby among Congress ministers in Kerala, who trap women, sexually exploit and exchange them among the colleagues."
Jun 23, 2015 Reign of terror: Why mafiadom rules from Mamata's Bengal to Akhilesh's UP: "An Uttar Pradesh freelance journalist is set on fire and dies in hospital for allegedly angering a minister by posting stories about illegal mining and land-grab on Facebook."
Jun 18, 2015 Debate: #Lalitgate: Can BJP defend Vasundhara Raje too?: "discuss the new twist to the ongoing Sushma-Lalit Modi controversy, BJP leader & Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje providing a witness statement in 2011 in support of scam-tainted Lalit Modi's immigration application in the UK, and whether the BJP can defend Raje too after standing by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who had written to British lawmaker Keith Vaz to allegedly recommend travel documents for scam-tainted Lalit Modi for visiting Portugal."
Jun 17, 2015 Debate: Is the UP govt blind to scribe's dying declaration?: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Syed Asim Waqar, Leader, SP; Bukkal Nawab, MLC, Samajwadi Party; Shazia Ilmi, Leader, BJP; Ajoy Bose, Senior Journalist and Padma Rao, Senior Journalist -- discuss how the UP government is blind to a journalist who succumbed to his burn injuries while exposing the minister."
Jun 15, 2015 Bugging device seized from Delhi Anti-Corruption Bureau chief' s office: "Meena, according to reports, spotted the device, which was kept in the pen stand on his table."
Jun 14, 2015 ISIS flags & a separatist seminar: "Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Geelani's anti-India seminar has sparked a political debate. While the opposition has questioned the BJP-PDP led coalition for going soft on this June 14the anti-seminar., the BJP is under to pressure to convince the pro separatist Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to put an end to Geelani's betrayal."
Jun 13, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: Majority community under attack again in West Bengal, BJP blames TMC of playing communal politics: "murderous mobs rampaged through the streets smoking out members of the community. The ill fated community found themselves isolated and terrorized. The state machinery led by the police did nothing,"
Jun 4, 2015 Mr Guv, spend money judiciously: "The reply to an RTI query reveals that Rs 4 crore was spent on his flight travels, by special flights and chartered copters, besides renovation of the Raj Bhavan. "
Jun 3, 2015 Posters questioning AAP govt's claim of arresting corrupt officers surface at bus stops in Delhi: "Written by 'ek aam Delhi vaasi' (a common Delhi resident), the posters ask the Delhi government to name the 35 officers arrested and 152 suspended for their alleged involvement in corruption as claimed by the party,"
Jun 2, 2015 Rahul Gandhi's Dalit visit exposed as photo-op by local woman: "Describing Rahul's concerns for her family as superficial, she said on Tuesday: 'I tried to contact our MP after my house was set on fire by some criminals. I also went to almost every Congress leader in the constituency to help me out because we had no place to sleep and cook. But neither Rahul was available nor other Congress leaders showed any sympathy for me."
Jun 1, 2015 VVIP cars given right to rule roads: "In yet another brazen display of VVIP Racism, the Karnataka Legislature Secretariat has claimed that 75 cars, under the purview of the Speaker cannot be searched by officials. The letter issued by the Secretariat takes this racism a step further, audaciously stating that these cars can neither be seized nor stopped while plying on city roads. However questions of security risks and misuse of Government vehicles loom large."
Jun 1, 2015 Raja gave 2G licences to firms for Rs 200cr: ED: "Enforcement Directorate told a special court on Monday that former telecom minister and DMK member A Raja "illegally" granted 2G spectrum licences to ineligible firms in exchange for a payment of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV, owned by party chief M Karunanidhi's family. ED made the submissions while commencing final arguments in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, terming it a conspiracy hatched by Raja and the other accused and saying the Rs 200 crore were the "proceeds of crime". "
May 28, 2015 Separatist want help from terrorists: "Separatist leader Yasin Malik has appealed to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahudin to probe attacks on three telecom operators shot dead in past two days in Sopore, North Kashmir. Warning posters were been spotted around Sopore threatening the telecom operators. As a result of the terror threat, telecom services are affected and shops have been shut down."
May 28, 2015 Many scams would have been avoided had Manmohan broke his silence earlier: Sadhvi: "Comparing Singh with Gandhari -- a character in Hindu epic the Mahabharat -- who had voluntarily blindfolded herself, she alleged as the country went on facing corruption and scams, the former prime minister chose to turn a blind eye."
May 26, 2015 'Pradhan santri' PM vows to protect India from scams and looting as he marks NDA's first year in power
May 25, 2015 Didn’t promise ‘achche din’ to those who looted nation: PM Modi on one year of NDA govt: "No place for middlemen, brokers in power corridors: PM at Mathura rally"
May 23, 2015 Govt survey pegs bribe at Rs 4,400/year per family: "The survey conducted by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) showed that individuals in Lucknow, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune as well as rural areas paid maximum amount of bribe for general work, admission and to police personnel."
May 21, 2015  Without a Check on Corruption, Uttar Pradesh Can't Grow: Governor Ram Naik
May 20, 2015 Graft is a violation of human rights: HC
May 19, 2015 Debate: NetajiWarChestLoot: Who siphoned treasure?: "the issue of 100 kg INA treasure loot, and why Nehru then ignored the repeated requests to launch a probe to retrieve the missing war chest."
May 19, 2015 Debate: #EndVVIPRacism: India's patience running out: "In a bold act, a woman jumped atop Agra Samajwadi Party leader's Mercedes, smashed the windshield and tore off the party flag on the bonnet after being allegedly winked at by his gunman at a traffic signal."
May 19, 2015 29 crore road for Badal luxury resort: "Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal is building a 7 star resort in Palanpur village. A special 100 feet wide, 1.3 km long road is being built to create access to the resort. The state Government has claimed that the work is being undertaken for public purpose. But the state Congress alleges that road which is running parallel to the National Highway, is being built only for Badal's resort costing the state exchequer a huge sum of Rs 29 crores."
May 18, 2015 Under scanner in Gurgaon Sec 83: "Five licensees sold for Rs 267.47 crore land purchased for Rs 52.26 crore. In two cases, land was sold at 303 times and 880 times the original price within months of grant of licence. M/s Uppal Housing sold the land to its subsidiary M/s Saumya Realtech Pvt Ltd at Rs 69.50 crore in March 2013. In the case of Robert Vadra’s M/s Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd, the land was sold to alleged collaborator M/s DLF Universal Ltd, at 7.73 times the original price after the in-principle approval for transfer of licence was granted (April 2012)."
May 17, 2015 Digvijaya shields Gandhis from Vadra deals: "Vadra deals: Digvijaya Singh shields GandhisSenior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh speaking to TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami over the controversial land deals involving Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, claims Sonia Gandhi was never even aware of the land deals. Congress party has been silent for long on whether a former Congress Government in Haryana let Robert Vadra get away by bending the rules for his proximity to the Gandhi family."
May 17, 2015 Minors beaten mercilessly: Two cops suspended: "A day after a video of two police constables mercilessly beating two minor boys in Katni, Madhya Pradesh, went viral on social media, the two cops have been suspended.Superintendent of Police of Katni confirms the constables have been suspended after an initial probe was conducted based on the video."
May 17, 2015 Tyranny of the corrupt: "The retired CBI Director has made incisive analytical observations that may go a long way in cleansing the system"
May 17, 2015  Who Owns The News And Why Politicians, real estate, chit funds and large corporations now have dep stakes in the majority of the news TV business in most Indian states. : "The growth in news channels is not being driven by companies looking to create new platforms for objective, serious coverage but by power players looking to spread their own propaganda and their own views. From Sakshi TV of Jagan Reddy of the YSR Congress to Captain TV of the Tamil actor Vijaykanth, it is now almost an unwritten rule in politics for new entrants to announce their arrival by first launching their own TV channel."
May 15, 2015 Debate: #ProbingVadra: Vendetta or about time?: "Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, today hoped that the probe launched by Haryana government into his land deals will "not be used for political vendetta" as he insisted that neither he nor anyone associated with him had anything to hide. The state government appointed retired Judge of Delhi High Court, Justice S N Dhingra, as one-man Commission of Inquiry to probe issues concerning the grant of license(s) for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, to some entities in Sector 83, Gurgaon. The Commission, which is to submit its report within six months, would also probe subsequent transfer or disposal of the lands, allegations of private enrichment, ineligibility of beneficiaries under the rules, and other connected matters, bringing Vadra land deal under the scanner. Earlier, the CAG had alleged that Vadra's firm was one of the nine companies in the area which had not submitted documents on financial adequacy. BJP had made land deals under the previous Congress regime in Haryana a major poll issue during the last year's election alleging that land rules were relaxed to favour a few including Vadra."
May 15, 2015 Debate: Your money, their photo: "In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists -- Dr Ajoy Kumar, Spokesperson, Congress; Shazia Ilmi, Leader, BJP; Sudhindra Bhadoria, Leader, BSP; TSR Subramaniam, Former Cabinet Secretary; Kamal Kant Jaswal, President, Common Cause; R K Misra, President, Navbharat Democratic Party; and K V Sridhar, Chief Creative Officer Sapient Nitro -- discuss the issue of Supreme Court banning photos of political leaders on government advertisements, and in the fight for publicity, it is your money and their photo."
May 15, 2015 Independent India's first scam: "Who siphoned off Netaji Subash Chandra Bose's 100 kg treasure chest. Is it Independent India's first scam that went unreported until today?"
May 13, 2015 Vadra's land deal under scanner: "Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday (May 13) claimed that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhis suited booted jijaji Robert Vadra would be investigated and stern action will be taken. But the mode of probe will be the prerogative of the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar."
May 13, 2015 Haryana to probe Vadra deals: "Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said Rahul’s “suited-booted brother-in-law” will be investigated. Vadra’s company, Skylight Hospitality, sold 3.5 acres of prime land in Manesar, Gurgaon, to DLF in 2008 for Rs 58 crore."
May 12, 2015 Debate: Fight bribes, get bricks?: "In a horrific incident of police brutality, a head constable of Delhi Police today hit a woman with a brick in posh central Delhi locality after an altercation following which he was arrested and dismissed from service as the incident triggered widespread outrage. Traffic policeman Satish Chandra was arrested and a criminal case was filed against him after a video clip of his attacking a young woman with two children at Golf Links area went viral."
May 12, 2015 Debate: #RampantVVIPRaj: Thrashed, slapped, beaten: "It's India's sad reality. In the rampant VVIP raj where the aam aadmi is left to suffer. From Mumbai to Manipur, from Delhi to Vijayawada, this VVIP racism is absolutely shocking. In Manipur, a policeman was brutally assaulted by the Speakar's escort party. He was brutally thrashed in front of his wife and children. And even more shockingly, the Speaker was sitting inside the car but didn't act. And, BJP MP Nattubhai Patel and his men allegedly assaulted a builder in Mumbai for ovetaking his car. A case has been registered, but no arrests have been made yet. The builder says the MP's men broke the windshield and assaulted him. When TIMES NOW spoke to Kandivali MP Nattubhai Patel, he denied allegations and said no such incident took place. And, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi allegedly slapped a forest department guard, but police refuse to file FIR. And, she won't answer allegations against her."
May 12, 2015 #RampantVVIPRaj: India's reality?: "Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has been accused of assault by a forest guard. A policeman was severely thrashed for stopping speeding convoy of Manipur Speaker. And the incidents of VVIP racism continue to be reported from across the country. Join the TIMES NOW campaign to put an end to this criminal discrimination in the name of VVIP culture."
May 11, 2015 Fight corruption & get assaulted?: "In a case of police brutality, a head constable on Monday (May 11) attacked a woman with a brick in the posh Golf Link area of central Delhi over a minor altercation following which he was suspended pending a detailed inquiry. The traffic cop was suspended and a criminal case was filed against him after a video clip of the attack surfaced. The victim, who was riding a two-wheeler, alleged that the constable demanded a bribe accusing her of violating traffic rules. She alleged that her small child was also abused by the cop. She said that following an argument, the cop picked up a brick and attacked her."
May 11, 2015 Woman attacked by a traffic cop with bricks after she refused to pay bribe in Delhi: "Not even 24 hours after a DTC bus driver who was beaten to death by a biker in the national capital could get justice; another shocking incident of road rage has been reported in the metro city. This time, the incident turned even uglier as it was initiated by the lawmakers themselves. (Also Read: Bus driver, 42, beaten to death by 22-year-old biker. Who is responsible? Can compensation get a life back?)"
May 8, 2015 Debate: No top laywer, no justice?: "In a major reprieve for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court today suspended the five-year sentence awarded to him in the 2002 hit-and-run case, admitted his appeal against conviction and granted him bail. Justice Abhay Thipsay directed Khan to surrender beforethe trial court forthwith and execute a fresh bail bond of Rs 30,000. The interim bail granted to the actor hours after his conviction and sentencing on Wednesday was to expire today."
May 8, 2015 Do the rich and influential get preferential treatment?: "In a major relief for Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court has suspended his five-year jail sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The actor signed Rs 30,000 bail bond. Citing that it is a norm to suspend any sentence of seven years or less pending appeal, Justice Thipsay ruled that Salman be released on furnishing a fresh bail bond."
May 7, 2015 FIR against two K'taka former CMs: "The Lokayukta Police on Thursday (May 7) has filed FIRs against two former Chief Ministers for criminal conspiracy in de-notifying land in Bengaluru. B S Yeddyurappa and H D Kumaraswamy would face prosecution, besides the latter's mother-in-law Vimala and her son T S Channappa."
May 6, 2015 Delhi's anti-corruption helpline gets 1.25 lakh calls in a month: "the 24-hour helpline number 1031 received a total of 1,25,065 calls. "
May 4, 2015 Vishwas 'affair' row: Yes, media is compromised but Kejriwal has been its greatest beneficiary: "Mango man in a banana republic, India’s premier jamai raja had cried after being targeted by the jugalbandi of Kejriwal’s voice and media’s chorus. It is ironic that the aam aadmi chief has a similar grouse against the media and calls it bikau (just like the abusive, cantankerous followers of the BJP), recipients of contracts (supari) for killing his party."
May 4, 2015 Three AP cops arrested for robbing man of Rs 27 lakh: "Three police constables from Andhra Pradesh, who posed as senior staffers of the Income Tax department and robbed a man of Rs 27.5 lakh in Bengaluru,"
May 4, 2015 Kripashankar Singh: From selling vegetables to ‘assets of Rs95 cr’, man who became face of Congress in Mumbai: "His first break came in 1988, when Pratibha Patil, later President of India and then heading the state Congress, elevated him to a party secretary. Kripashankar also became a partner in a Navi Mumbai-based firm, Sainath Motor Body Building, in which Pratibha’s son Rajendra Shekhawat was major partner."
May 3, 2015 Naidu spends Rs 100 cr on himself: "Andhra Pradesh is coping with a major financial crisis and farmers in his state are suffering, but that hasn't stopped Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu from living it up at your expense. TIMES NOW has accessed documents which show that Naidu has spent a whopping Rs 100 crores of the public exchequer money on himself. From remodelling various offices to hiring private choppers for his official tours, Naidu has gone all out to please himself."
May 3, 2015 Hounded Karnataka IAS officer speaks out on his dismissal: "Karnataka IAS officer MN Vijayakumar who was forced into retirement 3 days before his tenure ended for taking on the corrupt, speaks with TIMES NOW, says false and ridiculous charges were filed against him."
May 3, 2015 Media’s visceral dislike of Modi: "The indifference of the international media conglomerates to India’s rapid and generous response to the suffering of a country with which it maintains a near-open border was understandable. Despite the growing realisation of India being among the fastest growing economies in the world and the rising attractions of both the Indian market and Indian capital, some old stereotypes refuse to die."
May 3, 2015 Rahul is back with Nehruvian Socialism.: "They revive memories of a time when India was mocked for its ‘Hindu rate of growth’ and for being a land of ‘starving millions’. Sadly true because Nehruvian socialism succeeded in keeping most Indians very, very poor for a very long time."
May 1, 2015 Haryana IAS Officer arrested in murder conspiracy of a friend: "Sanjeev was earlier convicted in 2013 by Delhi court for illegally recruiting thousands of junior teachers in Haryana along with former state Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 others but later was later out on parole."
May 1, 2015 #PappuCantWriteSaala top trend on Twitter as Rahul copies message for quake victims from phone at Nepal embassy: "he was captured on news television channels reproducing a note from a cellphone onto the visitor's book at the Nepal Embassy where he wrote a message for the victims of the deadly earthquake."
Apr 29, 2015 Endless demands of Haryana MLAs: "Haryana legislators want free laptops, higher car and home loan limits, drivers and computer operators and their demands are endless. And, the government seems to be giving bizarre excuses to justify them."
Apr 29, 2015 Indian sensors slept through quake - Assessment hampered : "A network of 293 ground motion sensors located across northern, eastern and northeastern India lay crippled during Nepal's 7.9 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks,"
Apr 29, 2015 New book questions Amar Singh's $5mn donation to Clinton Foundation: " "Singh's donation was treated with suspicion and amusement in India," the paper said noting that Singh, in his own financial disclosure statement filed with the Indian government, reported his total net worth was approximately $5 million. "If true, that meant Singh had given between 20 and 100 percent of his entire net worth to the Clinton Foundation!""

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