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Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

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Railway Ministry ‘shames’ citizens?

Railways started a campaign that they are subsidizing my tickets and they are getting only 53% of total cost incurred on my travel. Is it true? What are the calculations? I think all the expenses on account of ticketless travel, concessions given to Journalists, MP/MLAs, Padma Awardees, Shram Awardees, Gallantry awards etc should not be […]

Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

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Lizard penises sold online as Ayurvedic Plant!

NEW DELHI : Your local Ayurveda quack may be taking you for a ride, giving you lizard penises disguised as dried root medicine! An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday (June 23). The […]

Who is trying to invent ‘plastic rice’ to scare ignorant consumers?

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Who is trying to invent ‘plastic rice’ to scare ignorant consumers?

The so-called Organic food lobby and some Hindutva ideologists could be behind the rumour factory that spreads lies about ‘plastic rice’ and ‘plastic eggs’ and the dearth of scientific temper leads consumers to believe such stories. [By Narendra Nayak] The recent publicity for plastic rice made me ponder on why these rumours are being circulated. […]

AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

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AP Chief Engineer arrested for corruption

Amaravati, Apr 17 : The Andhra Pradesh Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB)  unearthed assets worth over Rs 6 crore belonging to a chief engineer,according to a PTI report The accused, Bhumireddy Jagadishwar Reddy, currently working on deputation as chief engineer of AP Education Welfare and Infrastructure Development Corporation, has been arrested, ACB Director General R P […]

Plea against Patanjali land allotment

Plea against Patanjali land allotment

Bombay (Mumbai): Finally someone has taken a stand against the undue influence of yoga proponent turned businessman Ramdev. The Bombay Congress party chief Sanjay Nirupam today filed a plea against Ramdev’s ‘Patanjali Ayurveda’, alleging major irregularities in the allotment of over 600 acres land to the company for setting up a food park in Nagpur. Nirupam, […]

Harassment for loan repayment = abetment of suicide: Bombay  HC

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Harassment for loan repayment = abetment of suicide: Bombay HC

Bombay (Mumbai) : Rejecting discharge pleas of two money lenders, the Bombay High Court has said that continuous verbal and physical abuse and repeated demand for return of money amounts to abetment of suicide. (April 2) Justice A M Badar was recently hearing a petition filed by Gurunath Gawli and Sangita Gawli, both licensed money […]

Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

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Viral Fever: emotional outburst at Women’s charges against Founder

Bombay (Mumbai): Facing allegations of sexual harassment against its founder Arunubh Kumar, The Viral Fever  admitted that it should have responded in a better manner rather than reacting ’emotionally and too quickly’. (March 17) In its initial statement, the company said the person behind the blog post will be found and given “severe justice”. This […]

Govt ‘not perturbed’ over ATM dispensing fake bank notes: Minister

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Govt ‘not perturbed’ over ATM dispensing fake bank notes: Minister

New Delhi: Just yesterday,  we were shocked at the news that a State Bank of India ATM machine was dispensing play notes instead of the real stuff. This is scary for ATM users all over the country. However, a minister says the government is ‘not perturbed’ over counterfeit currency being dispensed, says a PTI report on […]

Biharis hired to derail trains by  Pak Spy Agency ?

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Biharis hired to derail trains by Pak Spy Agency ?

Motihari (Bihar):  Is there a shadowy network of terror that lurks in the backwoods of Bihar? The local police say they have nabbed some Bihar fellows hired by a Nepali working for a Pakistan spy ring to derail trains! The role of ISI in the recent train disaster in Kanpur was being suspected after Bihar […]

Hooch hauls and arrests in Benaras

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Hooch hauls and arrests in Benaras

Varanasi (Benaras, UP): The bye-lanes of the Holy city are swimming in hooch, it would seem! Eight persons were today arrested and 65 litres of illicit liquor was seized during different raids conducted at various places across the city, police said. Now that the elections are on and the eye of the EC monitors things […]

Mumbai Call Centre Scam Case Progress…

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Mumbai Call Centre Scam Case Progress…

The Thane police in Bombay (Mumbai) on Friday (December 2) chargesheeted 80 people in the call centre scam in which callers from bogus call centres in the Mira Road area and Bhayandar duped US citizens by pretending to be calling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Thane police said they will also be charging […]

Better Watch out, not for Santa but the Tax-man at the door!

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Better Watch out, not for Santa but the Tax-man at the door!

New Delhi: Warning ! Those who are  depositing their unaccounted old currency in someone else’s bank account! The tax department has decided to slap charges under the newly enforced Benami Transactions Act against violators! You may be  penalized, prosecuted and ‘chalkki peeso’ in jail!  And rigorous jail term of a maximum seven years. Official sources […]

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