Corruption

Documents available with Canary Trap reveal that CBI DIG Vineet Agarwal had sought call detail records of Nira Radia and some other middlemen from Directorate General of Income Tax through a letter on November 16, 2009.

The CBI inquiry so far has completely shocked the government. As a result, the man leading the investigations into the scam was transferred. Is the removal of Vineet Agarwal a part of the government’s efforts to bury the inconvenient facts that has emerged from the inquiry till now?

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The facts narrated in the report were so damning in nature that the government is reluctant to make the report public. Despite public lamentation by the Karnataka Governor and the Lok Ayukta, there is complete lack of action on the part of the state government to address the issues raised in the report.

It is not even ready to share the report and the action-taken report (ATR) with the Central Bureau of Investigation team (CBI), which is probing the illegal mining of iron ore in Andhra Pradesh. The UPA Government has ordered the probe on the request of the Andhra Pradesh Government.

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The investigation agencies should also concentrate on the bribe givers and reveal their identities. The government and agencies should not act in a partisan manner (as they usually do) of revealing what is in their political interest and not in their economic interest. Is the government also culpable of bribe taking like Koda allegedly is?

All the MoUs signed by Koda should be canceled as they are anti-nation and anti-people. They have been signed for bribes and do not benefit the nation.

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One of the companies under the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) scanner, which is probing the alleged 2G spectrum scam, has also figured in an earlier complaint to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) filed in February this year.

The CVC received a complaint this year against the Telecom Minister, and the officials of the Telecommunications Ministry who were involved in the decision of giving telecom license to Reliance Communication on 18 October 2007 and to other companies on 10 January 2008 under the first cum first serve policy.

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This documentary by FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman investigates the shadowy side of international business, shedding light on multinational companies that have routinely made secret payments — often referred to as “black money” — to win billions in business.

Watch this very interesting story involving British aerospace giant BAE, the Saudi royal family, and an $80 billion international arms deal known as Al Yamamah, or “The Dove” in Arabic.

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