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In an incident, that apparently seems like an instance of a security breach at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Thakurnagar area West Bengal, the PM had to cut short his speech to 18 minutes and leave the venue hurriedly. PM was there to talk in International Matua Mahasammelan and Dharma Sabha, a programme organized …

Social activist Anna Hazare’s hunger strike Friday entered the third day with his doctor saying that the 81-year-old’s blood pressure and blood sugar levels had “significantly” increased. Hazare has been on a hunger strike since Wednesday in Ralegan Siddhi village in the state’s Ahmednagar district seeking appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs at the Centre and in …

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre why it has not appointed a regular CBI director and said it was “averse” to the appointment of interim chief for the agency for a long period. A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Naveen Sinha said the post of CBI director was sensitive and the government should …

The process of demolition of fugitive diamond businessman Nirav Modi’s illegal bungalow at Alibag has commenced, the Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court Friday. The high court had ordered action against unauthorized constructions in Alibag in Raigad district, a known getaway near Mumbai. Advocate P PKakade, who appeared for the government, told a division …

Robert Vadra Friday moved a Delhi court looking for anticipatory bail in a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A lawyer from the prosecution team confirmed that Vadra has sought anticipatory bail in the case in which his close aide Manoj Arora was given interim protection from arrest till February 6 by …

After an FIR by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a case in the high profile loan case involving former MD and CEO of ICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar. The CBI has already booked Chanda, her husband Deepak Kochhar and Videocon group MD Venugopal Dhoot and others in the high …

First, Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya faced losing his “palatial” London home, with UBS Group AG saying it wanted to foreclose. Then, a judge said he should be extradited to India. Now, banks are eyeing two superyachts and a collection of valuable cars that they believe he may own. A group of Indian banks — which …

Hours after the extradition of Rajiv Saxena the co-accused in Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland case and corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar to India from UAE, an Enforcement Directorate (ED) team started their questioning. The interrogation started around 4 a.m. soon after they were brought to its office here, a senior ED official said. Both would be produced …

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe against former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar has shown that she received “illegal gratification” through her husband Deepak Kochhar for favoring Videocon group. Being the top person of ICICI Bank, CBI says, Chanda Kochhar approved six loans to Venugopal N Dhoot’s Videocon group between June 2009 …

Top government sources have stated that India is moving ahead to bring back high-value economic offenders from the West Indies. A long-range Air India Boeing has been commissioned to handle this mission. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials will fly to the West Indies to bring these representatives back. Availing of …

Trouble is mounting for Advocate Gautam Khaitan. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has caught him in a case of black money under the Black Money Act. Last week, the Income Tax Department sleuths had raided offices and several other properties in Delhi-NCR belonging to Gautam Khaitan. As per available information, Income Tax Department claims to have …

The CBI has booked former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kocchar and Videocon group MD Venugopal Dhoot for stated cheating and corruption in sanctioning loans to the company, which caused a loss of Rs 1,730 crore to the bank, officials said Thursday. Few top names in the banking industry – present CEO …