India: Police password lost for eight years as complaints mount
Mar 06, 2014 at 12:32 | Source:
Police in India have failed to act on hundreds of corruption complaints over an eight-year period because they did not know a computer password, it seems. Delhi officers could not operate a portal holding more than 600 complaints - a lapse that has g...
Handling of sccession issues at BSNL, MTNL under fire
Mar 02, 2014 at 05:02 | Source:
KOLKATA: Communications minister Kapil Sibal is miffed by the telecom department's handling of the leadership succession planning exercise at Bharat Sanchar Nigam and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam, according to government documents reviewed by ET. In an ...
Moily trying to seek extension for ONGC chairman, accuses AAP
Feb 27, 2014 at 21:24 | Source:
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily of trying to seek extension for ONGC chairman Sudhir Vasudeva, who is to retire tomorrow, and claimed he was appointed by the government despite the Central Vi...
Moily seeks extension for ONGC chief sans CVC clearance
Feb 26, 2014 at 18:29 | Source:
New Delhi: Days before the retirement of Sudhir Vasudeva, head of India's largest profit-making firm ONGC, a controversy has erupted over Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily seeking a post-retirement extension for him without a fresh CVC clearance.Va...
Private equity poised to pounce on southern Europe
Feb 26, 2014 at 02:11 | Source:
BERLIN: Private equity investors sitting on a record amount of cash are poised to leap into southern Europe after shunning the region for years, hoping to benefit from an economic recovery. US funds especially say they are heading to Spain and Italy...
U.S. stock market is starting to ride a tech M&A wave
Feb 24, 2014 at 04:27 | Source:
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Last week was a banner week for tech mergers with Facebook Inc.’s deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp Inc., and that could point to a big year for tech deals, possibly the next big driver for stocks. Tech com...
SBI Managing Director Hemant Contractor may head PFRDA
Feb 20, 2014 at 10:31 | Source:
NEW DELHI: State Bank of India managing director Hemant Contractor has been shortlisted by the government to head the pension regulatory authority, two officials familiar with the development told ET. "The appointment board has shortlisted his name....
CVC gets 3 complaints against Delhi Deputy Labour Commissioner
Feb 14, 2014 at 15:06 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has received three complaints against the Deputy Labour Commissioner of National Capital Territory of Delhi.The complaints pertain to misuse of official position and taking bribe, involvement in illegal activiti...
Belief that India is most corrupt nation is wrong: Chidambaram
Feb 12, 2014 at 16:13 | Source:
New Delhi: Dispelling impression of widespread corruption in India, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asserted that not everyone here is corrupt and asked the regulatory agencies to intervene only when there is a clear case of criminality."I ...
Regulators should intervene only in grave violation cases: Chidambaram
Feb 12, 2014 at 11:32 | Source:
New Delhi: Regulators should intervene only in cases of gross violations by companies or when there are clear cases of criminality so that they do not get over burdened, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.Speaking at the Golden Jubilee ...
Govt keen on enhancing CBI’s autonomy: PM
Feb 11, 2014 at 22:41 | Source:
The Hindu BusinessLine
Honest officers must not be harassed for bonafide mistakes that they might make while making well-meaning decisions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday. Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC),...
Accountability in judiciary exceptionally weak: Sibal
Feb 11, 2014 at 17:19 | Source:
New Delhi: Noting that the process of accountability within the judiciary is "exceptionally weak", Law Minister Kapil Sibal today said that discretionary powers with the Chief Justice of India result in very few judges being brought to book...
Need to strengthen institutions like CAG, CVC: Sushma Swaraj
Feb 11, 2014 at 15:24 | Source:
New Delhi: Taking a dig at government's contention of blaming vigilance and investigating agencies for policy paralysis, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said though their vigour does not suit the ruling class many a time, institutions like CAG an...
Corruption major stumbling block in progress: President
Feb 11, 2014 at 14:16 | Source:
New Delhi: Terming corruption as a "major stumbling block" in the country's progress, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked CVC to lead the way in cleansing the government.The President said while there has been no let up in the fight...
Don't harass honest officers for bonafide mistakes: PM
Feb 11, 2014 at 13:07 | Source:
New Delhi: Holding that honest officers should not be harassed for bonafide mistakes made while making "well-meaning" decisions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday warned that if this was not done, decision making will suffer badly an...
SC to examine scope of CVC's superintendence over CBI
Feb 11, 2014 at 03:30 | Source:
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that it will examine the scope of the powers of superintendence that the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) wields over the CBI in its investigation into the allegations of corruption against a p...
Govt, CVC lock horns over CBI Additional Director appointment
Feb 10, 2014 at 22:36 | Source:
New Delhi: A controversy has erupted over the appointment of an Additional Director in CBI after Government and Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) locked horns over the choice of an officer whose track record was under question.The row centred around ...