Category Archives: Crime and Corruption

15-year-old commits suicide after being forced to marry his elder brother’s widow

GAYA: A 15-year-old boy committed suicide two hours after he was forced to marry his brother’s widow, 10 years older than him, in south Bihar’s Gaya.

The wedding, solemnised on Monday at Vinoba Nagar village under Paraiya police station, about 15 km west of Gaya, flies in the face of a campaign by the Nitish Kumar government to end the practices of child marriage and dowry in the state.

Pc: ht

Police said Mahadev Das, a Class 9 student of the government high school in Paraiya, married 25-year-old Ruby Devi, the widow of his elder brother Santosh and mother of his two children, as his father came under pressure from relatives and villagers. Continue reading

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Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda guilty in coal scam

A special court on Wednesday held former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, former coal secretary HC Gupta and two others guilty of corruption and other charges in a coal scam case.

This is the fourth conviction in as many as 30 cases of coal block allocation scam being decided by the court.

The present case pertains to irregularities in allocation of Rajhara North coal block in Jharkhand to a Kolkata-based company in 2007. Besides Koda and Gupta, two others who have been held guilty are former Jharkhand chief secretary AK Basu and the allottee firm Vini Iron & Steel Udyog Ltd (VISUL). Continue reading

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HRD asks CBI to probe how banned deemed universities were offering courses in distance mode

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe how four deemed universities were able to offer engineering courses in distance education mode and were awarded post facto approval by the University Grants Commission (UGC), sources said on Tuesday.

JRN Rajasthan Vidyapeeth and Advanced Studies in Education in Rajasthan, the Allahabad Agricultural Institute and Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu had been offering these courses without necessary approvals from the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Last month, the top court had suspended the degrees awarded by the four universities between 2001 and 2005 and cancelled the degrees awarded issued after 2005. Degree holders from the 2001-05 batches will have to take a test by the AICTE to prove their proficiency and retain their degrees. This test is likely to be conducted in May/June.

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Residents of South Delhi wants a new name to get rid of BAD IMAGE

NEW DELHI : For hundreds of residents of Ravidas Camp, their address has become a stigma that is affecting their daily lives and relationships. Now notorious as the colony of the convicts of December 16 gang rape, the residents of the slum in RK Puram Sector 16 want the authorities to change its name.

“The gang rape case is a part of this camp’s history now. Our neighbourhood is notorious across the world. But why should the innocent residents face the consequences of this notoriety? We have decided to demand a new name for the camp,” Bihari Lal, the camp’s Resident Welfare Association president told Hindustan Times. Continue reading

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CLEAN­UP Committee that sealed properties 10 years ago could be revived: SC

NEWDELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it could consider reviving its monitoring committee that had sealed thousands of illegal commercial establishments in Delhi a decade ago.

The top court also asked the Centre to respond to its proposal to restore the sealing powers to the monitoring committee, a move prompted by the failure of civic authorities to stop rampant unauthorised construction and misuse of residential premises.

“We cannot let Delhi go the way other cities are going and let it flood when there are heavy rains. Unauthorised construction takes a toll on the environment and affects sewage, parking and waste management,” a bench headed by Justice MB Lokur said.

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Body of Jamia student found with a gunshot wound in his car

NEW DELHI: The body of a 20-year old student from Jamia Millia Islamia, was found with a gunshot wound in his car parked inside a gated government colony in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar on Tuesday.

P.C. : HT

The family of the student, Rizwan Khan, said he was a national level hockey player.

While DCP (south) Romil Baaniya said prima facie it appeared to be a case of suicide, Khan’s family said they suspected foul play as the body was found in the same neighbourhood where his female friend, also a hockey player, lives.

No suicide note has been found in the car, police said. Continue reading

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lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked the second national judicial pay commission, which was notified in November, to find out the number of lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases.

The higher judiciary and the executive have been at variance over the exact strength of the subordinate judiciary. Currently, India has less than 22,000 sanctioned posts for judicial officers in the lower judiciary, of which nearly 5,000 are vacant.

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HONEYPREET CHARGED FOR AUG 25 RIOTS

PANCHKULA: The Haryana police on Tuesday filed its charge sheet in the August 25 Panchkula violence, holding rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet as the main accused in the arson that left 36 people dead.

Along with Honeypreet, the police also framed charges against 14 others in its 1,200-page charge sheet for inciting Dera Sacha Sauda followers to carry out violence after the sect’s chief was convicted in a rape case. Continue reading

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FIFA struggling for World Cup 2018 Sponsors

Even as the World Cup is less than a year away, FIFA is struggling to find firms willing to be partners, which is a reflection of how a 2015 corruption crisis continues to hurt the organisation.

P.C. : EA Sports

FIFA, the global governing body for football, ordinarily enjoys huge revenue streams — in the hundreds of millions of dollars — from sponsorship deals attached to the world’s mostwatched sporting event, the World Cup. But less than a year before the next edition of the tournament, the organisation is having trouble finding companies willing to be a partner.

The sport is more popular than ever. What is different this time is FIFA’s reputation. Continue reading

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Income-tax department has issued a 30 crore notice to the Aam Aadmi party

The income-tax department has issued a ~30-crore notice to the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) for allegedly violating norms on collecting donations, including “hawala entries” worth ~2 crore.

The order for tax assessment issued on November 23 sought the party’s explanation by December 7, saying it “incorrectly disclosed hawala money as voluntary donations”. The AAP said the order was “bogus” and accused the “people who run the country” of muzzling the voice of Delhi’s ruling party. The reference was to the BJP government at the Centre, with whom the AAP has a running dispute over administrative control of Delhi.

The I-T department declared all donations to the AAP in 2014-2015 as illegal, revoking tax exemptions given to it as a party.

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