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SC slams poor facilities for green tribunal


September 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday pulled up the government for not providing infrastructure for the effective functioning of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that deals with ... Read more...

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CAG Vinod Rai’s service records and dossier missing


August 21st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The service records of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai "are not traceable", the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has revealed in response ... Read more...

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Passport offices manpower increase mooted, says official


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs B.K. Gupta said Saturday that manpower issues in passport offices were on the government's agenda."In 1992, we ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh forms committee to resolve AAI’s HR issues


June 8th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a bid to resolve the human resources (HR) issues in state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday constituted a ... Read more...

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Government gets Delhi High Court contempt notice


May 9th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the government on a petition filed by an RTI activist alleging failure to fill up ... Read more...

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Court begins trial against Jaya Jaitley in defence deal


April 20th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday began the trial against former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitley and two others in a graft case for a purported defence ... Read more...

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Court dismisses plea in Mulayam assets case (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday dismissed a plea seeking registration of a case against Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati, Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj and Maharashtra Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Cabinet reviews vacant quota posts


January 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday reviewed the vacancies against posts reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) ... Read more...

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Audio recordings of Lokpal deliberations to be released


October 9th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The government is ready to provide an audio recording of the meetings of the joint drafting committee, comprising five ministers and five civil society ... Read more...

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CBI probe an option in RTI activist’s murder: Chidambaram


September 1st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Calling the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood as a "serious" matter, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said Madhya Pradesh can request for a ... Read more...

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Court notice to government on CBI exemption from RTI


July 6th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a public suit filed against the decision to exempt the CBI and the ... Read more...

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Pradeep Kumar, IIT alumnus, is new CVC: Sources (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar, an IIT alumnus and a veteran bureaucrat, was unanimously chosen Saturday as the next Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) to head ... Read more...

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Pradeep Kumar is next CVC: Sources (Lead)


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar was unanimously chosen Saturday as the next Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) at a meeting attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ... Read more...

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PM holds meeting, CVC finalized


July 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday chaired a meeting of the selection committee which finalized the name of the next Central Vigilance Commissioner.Defence Secretary Pradeep ... Read more...

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Bihar suspends tainted IAS officer


June 30th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 30 (IANS) An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, K. Senthil Kumar, was suspended by the Bihar government on charges of corruption, an official said Thursday."Senthil was suspended by ... Read more...

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Pillai opts out of CVC race


June 27th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai, who demits office Thursday, says he has opted out of the race for the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).Pillai ... Read more...

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CBI yet to take up drug nexus cases in Goa


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 3 (IANS) More than a month after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) assured the Bombay High Court that it would probe Goa's police-politician-drug mafia nexus cases, the ... Read more...

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Coming soon, new faces at top of bureaucratic pyramid


May 15th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A near overhaul of the top brass of the Indian bureaucracy is on the anvil as a spate of retirements of top secretaries starts at ... Read more...

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Sidelined, former accountant general seeks CBI probe


May 8th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 8 (IANS) Armed with documents revealed through the Right to Information (RTI), former accountant general of Kerala James Joseph has sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh officials, IIT professor in dock over PIL


May 5th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A public interest litigation (PIL) moved by an IIT-Delhi professor and two senior Uttar Pradesh officials against Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Arun Mathur has landed ... Read more...

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Notice to government on plea for appointments in RTI ambit


March 28th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday sought the central government's response on a petition challenging a single judge's ruling that information pertaining to the appointment of ... Read more...

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CBI can’t probe Goa drug nexus, high court told


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) The police-politician-drug mafia nexus case cannot be investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as it "lacks manpower" and has "constraints of local language", its ... Read more...

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President cancels Thomas’s appointment as CVC


March 15th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has cancelled the appointment of P.J. Thomas as Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) after the Supreme Court declared the appointment void on March 3 ... Read more...

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Sacked CVC Thomas to file review petition before Supreme Court


March 12th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): A lawyer representing sacked Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P J Thomas said on Saturday that the latter will file a review petition before the Supreme Court ... Read more...

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CVC fiasco: PM’s statement in Parliament incorrect, says Yechury


March 11th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Friday slammed Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's statement in which he charged the then-Kerala Government with ... Read more...

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CVC row: Chavan meets Sonia (Lead)


March 10th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, under attack from the opposition for approving the file of P.J. Thomas for the chief vigilance commissioner's selection, Thursday ... Read more...

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CVC row: Chavan in Delhi to meet Sonia


March 10th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition for recommending ex-bureaucrat P.J. Thomas for the chief vigilance commissioner's post, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan arrived here Thursday ... Read more...

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CVC fiasco: Prithviraj Chavan is lying, says Kerala CM Achuthanandan


March 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 10 (ANI): Asserting that the state had apprised the Centre of the palmolein graft case in which Thomas was an accused, Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has accused his ... Read more...

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PM accepts responsibility, says Prithviraj prepared Thomas’s file


March 8th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Triggering a new controversy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said former minister of state for personnel and training Prithviraj Chavan (currently Maharashtra chief minister) ... Read more...

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‘Personnel ministry mum on CBI probe into Goa drug nexus’


March 8th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) The union personnel ministry has not responded to the Goa government's request that the probe into the police-politician-drug mafia nexus in the state be handed ... Read more...

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Despite petition, PM mum on Goa drug mafia nexus probe: BJP


March 4th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is silent on setting up a central probe in the police-politician-drug mafia nexus in Goa despite a petition to this effect, ... Read more...

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Supreme Court strikes down appointment of CVC P.J. Thomas


March 3rd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday struck down the appointment of P.J. Thomas as the central vigilance commissioner (CVC), six months after he was appointed to ... Read more...

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Ministers favour fast-tracking cases of corrupt officials


February 15th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Group of Ministers on (GoM) on corruption met here Monday and is learnt to have favoured fast-tracking cases of corruption against public servants. Official ... Read more...

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Government stand on CVC questions its anti-corruption stance: BJP


January 18th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused the government of "unabashedly defending a tainted chief vigilance commissioner (CVC)", saying that it raises serious questions about Congress's ... Read more...

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Satyananda Mishra to be new CIC Chief


December 14th, 2010 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra will be the new chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC).61-year old Mishra will replace A N Tiwari, the present Chief Information ... Read more...

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