More than 2,000 people have been arrested and around 40 linked to Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam have died mysteriously, but BJP leader and Union minister DV Sadananda Gowda called the examination and recruitment scandal a "silly issue" on Monday , adding Prime Minister Narendra Modi need not respond over it.
The police have launched a hunt for three persons who on Monday afternoon flew a remote controlled drone near the gate of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Trombay which has been earmarked as a restricted zone where photography is not allowed.
The BJP on Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh of promoting lawlessness in the state following the death of a journalist’s mother, who was allegedly set ablaze at a police station in Barabanki.
The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday a plea by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and three whistle-blowers seeking an apex court-monitored CBI probe into the Vyapam scam and the string of mystery deaths related to the examination and recruitment scandal.
A constable, who was questioned by authorities over alleged fraudulent recruitments made during a test conducted by the tainted MPPEB, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in his official residence in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh.
The Supreme Court has asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to take former CBI special director MN Sharma’s assistance in its probe against Ranjit Sinha, who is facing charges of scuttling the coal block allocation scam when he was the agency chief.
With an increase in the number of complaints of men putting up fake profiles on matrimonial websites and duping women, the government has decided to step in and create a technology platform to check such fraudsters.
Union water resources minister Uma Bharti said on Monday that despite being a minister she feared for the lives of people connected to her in relation to the Vyapam scam.
Police have arrested two men who appeared in a video that showed a group of youngsters forcing a four-year-old boy to drink alcohol, officials said on Tuesday.
A spate of recent deaths of people linked to the scam has left witnesses and accused spooked and worried about their safety with several whistleblowers saying they fear for their lives. Many allege the deaths are a systematic attempt to scuttle the investigation that has already singed top bureaucrats and politicians.
The commander-in-chief of Myanmar’s Armed Forces, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, will visit New Delhi later this month at the invitation of Army chief Dalbir Singh to discuss coordinated patrolling against insurgents on the India-Myanmar border.
The special task force (STF) of Madhya Pradesh police is searching for 40 students from Bihar for allegedly helping candidates in medical examinations conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). The STF has also launched raids in medical colleges of Uttar Pradesh to nab impersonators (officially called solvers).
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has survived crises such as the “dumper scam” in the past but the buzz in Bhopal’s political circles is that his days in the office he entered almost 10 years ago could be numbered because of the Vyapam scam.
Stepping up its hardline Hindutva stand, the Shiv Sena on Monday targeted the Muslim community, saying it needed to take up family planning as its increasing population would cause geographical, linguistic and sentimental problems and affect the unity of the country.
The NDA government is looking to recalibrate social security programmes, including subsidies, with a series of steps that now cover the National Food Security Act, sparking off criticisms of spending cuts in food handouts in a country that still has one of the poorest malnutrition records globally.