CBI despite filing the CFSL result in respect of CDs has chosen not to file the CDs along with the supplementary charge sheet and waited till the evidence of the witness commenced. Whether by withholding these CDs, the CBI in any manner was benefited.
The chances are, even if the Telangana Bill is passed due to the BJP's pusillanimity in opposing a badly-drafted law, UPA-2 will be ushered out with a huge sense of relief by a population that‘s tired of daily displays of utter incompetence.
CBI is probing alleged corruption to the tune of crores of rupees in sale of VIP or emergency quota tickets in the Railways and has sought records for the last two years, claiming that even signatures of MPs have been forged to confirm the tickets in some cases.
The government‘s track record does not inspire any confidence. There was nothing in that cabinet reshuffle yesterday, which inspired confidence that this government means business, says Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-chief, CNN-IBN
Ashwani Kumar was under fire from the opposition after the Supreme Court came down heavily on the CBI for allowing the law ministry to vet the draft of CBI probe report on Coalgate.
A mini Cabinet reshuffle is in the offing, according to sources, after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sacked Pawan Kumar Bansal as the railway minister and Ashwani Kumar as the law minister. Telecom minister has once again got the railways ministry.
Speculation is now rife over other government officials facing the axe. The fate of the Coal Ministry and PMO officials and A-G Ghoolam Vahanvati who attended the meeting with former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, where changes were made to the CBI status report on coal allocations, also hangs in the balance.
Pawan Kumar Bansal resigned as Railways minister on Friday evening following allegations of corrupt practices by his close relatives and aides esigned.
Suspended Railway Board Member (Staff) Mahesh Kumar and Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal are likely to meet during Pawan Kumar's examination by CBI.
Targeting of Ashwani Kumar and Pawan Bansal is like shooting at decoys. Both these ministers were given their posts at the instance of the Prime Minister, but that is not the reason the PM and the Congress party is still sticking to them.
The government may soon pass the National Food Security Bill to give millions more people cheap food, fulfilling an election promise of the ruling Congress party that could cost about USD 23 billion a year and take a third of annual grain production.
After riding high since launching economic reforms in September, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's minority coalition has been brought to a new low, with key ministers entangled in corruption investigations and Singh facing calls to quit.
Union Railways minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence on Saturday, offered to quit over the Railway Board bribery controversy.
Justifying the hike in charges on various counts announced recently, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today hinted at further increase in surcharge on bookings and cancellations for balanced development of the country's largest transporter which has "limited resources".
Indian Railways will soon enter the "Select Billion Tonne" club in freight movement that hitherto had just three countries- the US, Russia and China.
The suburban railway commuters' bodies today said they were disappointed by the budget as it has overlooked the hardships faced by about 75 lakh daily commuters even as the railway minister announced the much awaited introduction of AC local from the next fiscal.
The IRCTC website has been the bane of Indian commuters existence. Booking a ticket in the recent past using the Indian Railways website is
As many as 67 express trains and 26 passenger trains are being introduced this year, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced on Tuesday.
Reacting to the Railway Budget 2013, AP Verma, Director- Finance, Kalindee Rail said, the railway minister should have given importance to freight corridors.
SK Nevatia, CMD, Hind Rectifiers is not sure as to how increase in freight cost will help the company because freight things mostly run on diesel. However, Nevatia feels the Budget this year is better than the previous year.
The market was looking forward to the Railway Budget as an indication of what to expect from the Union Budget on Thursday.
Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal stressed on safety, consolidation, passenger amenities and fiscal discipline while presenting the Railway Budget for 2013-14.
Share prices of companies that cater to the railway sector were under pressure and tanked as much as 8 percent on the bourses as Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal delivered his maiden Rail Budget in the Lok Sabha.
India will raise a fuel surcharge of just under 5 percent on railway freight traffic but will not introduce another passenger fare hike, the railway minister said on Tuesday as he presented his ministry's budget to parliament.
India's railway will borrow 151.03 billion rupees from markets for the financial year 2013/2014, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said on Tuesday as he presented his ministry's budget to parliament.