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In addition to the world’s largest importer of arms, India could also be the world’s largest market for investigation of scams related to the purchase of these arms. As part of its commitment to opening up the Indian economy to foreign technologies and expertise, the UPA government is toying with the idea of ending the [...]

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After arresting 120 Facebook users and slapping cases on over 2000 others for allegedly posting defamatory content on the social networking site about tainted Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien in connection with the Suryanelli rape case, Kerala Mahila Congress Chief Bindu Krishna has filed a case seeking the arrest of 1,355,569,720 people from all corners [...]

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Barely a week after lashing out at the University Grants Commission, in which he labeled it an organization of corrupt, bribe-seeking officials and claimed that he was proud about the Indian Institute of Planning and Management not being recognized by it, founder Arindham Chaudhuri has hit out at microblogging site, Twitter, in a similar fashion. [...]

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Not willing to follow in the Pope’s footsteps, Defense Minister “Saint” Antony stubbornly refused to resign over the AugustaWestland chopper deal. In a press conference he said, “We will face the parliament. I am saddened by the controversy,” while habitually grinning and flashing his fine set of 32 choppers. Refusing to even take moral responsibility for the [...]

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Still reeling from the scathing indictment of Justice Katju by Arun Jaitley in his blog, the Markandey Katju fan club based out of New Delhi’s India Habitat Center wears a mournful look. Mr. Jaitley had portrayed the former Supreme Court Chief Justice as an establishment lackey for his partisan attacks on BJP ruled states while [...]

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It is well past midnight on Saturday. Justice Katju is making his way back home after a party with his colleagues from Press Club of India and a few other friends. He’s seen humming a Kishore Kumar tune, with a casual hand on the steering wheel, when suddenly there’s a flash of blinding white light [...]

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Ok, I concede that Narendra Modi is a good orator, but so was Hitler. His supporters credit him with creating a business friendly environment in Gujarat which has placed the state on a high growth trajectory. Then how come I saw some urchins while driving on the roads of Ahmedabad? Why is malnutrition so high? [...]

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Panic has gripped players inhabiting the highest echelons of power, whether it is the Prime Minister, UPA chairperson, Smt. Sonia Gandhi, or media moguls in charge of mainstream news organizations such as ToI group, Rediff and many others, in the wake of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), under court orders, blocking 73 of their URLs. [...]

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CEO of Anglo-Italian company, AgustaWestland, Mr. Giuseppe Orsi, who was arrested as part of a bribery investigation relating to the sale of 12 high-security VVIP helicopters to India, has pleaded for his trial to be transferred to India and that the prosecution be handled by the CBI. Mr. Orsi expressed full faith in the Indian criminal [...]

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In what will go down in the annals of Indian administration as a case of the tail wagging the dog, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has directed the government to go slow in investigating whether CBI officer and special prosecutor, A K Singh, colluded with one of the accused in the 2G trial. The [...]

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