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ED files money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram

Updated: May 19, 2017 12:39 IST      
ED files money laundering case against Karti Chidambaram

New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): Following the Income-Tax raids at his residence in Chennai, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday slapped a money laundering case against P. Chidamabaram's son Karti and others, taking cognizance of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR against him.

Karti, whose residence was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the grant of FIPB approval to INX media private Ltd, said here on Wednesday that the 'drama' was finally over.

This came after his asserting that all charges against him are completely bogus and he will stand vindicated one day.

"Whatever I heard is only from the media. Nothing of substance. All charges on me are completely bogus and I will stand vindicated one day," Karti told the media.

However, CBI Joint Director Vineet Vinayak said the investigation is still underway and some important evidences such as hard disks, mails and documents have been recovered.

Vinayak said a criminal case was registered yesterday under various sections of conspiracy, illegal gratification to influence a public servant, cheating and misuse of official position against five main individuals and entities, unnamed officials of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and others in the matters related in the grant of FIPB approval to INX media private Ltd, represented by its then directors Indrani Mukerjea and Pritam Mukerjea alias Peter Mukerjea.

An FIR has been lodged against Karti, Indrani Mukerjea, unknown officers of FIPB Unit of Ministry of Finance and others over alleged financial misappropriation over Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to Peter and Indrani's media company INX Media in 2008.

The charges include criminal conspiracy, cheating, taking gratification in order by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant and criminal misconduct.

The case has been registered under section 120-B r/w, section 420, section 8 and section 13(2) r/w and 13 (1) (d) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). (ANI)

Nitish Kumar is new Bihar CM, Sushil Modi is his deputy

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:15 IST     

Patna (Bihar) July 27 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi also took oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister.

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Nitish's step against corruption is courageous, says Nadda

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:10 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Wednesday praised Bihar's caretaker Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's move to resign, adding that his step against corruption is courageous.

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Patna (Bihar), July 27 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi has confirmed the news that he would be taking oath of Bihar's deputy chief minister.

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Gold smugglers arrested at Mumbai Airport

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:59 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) recovered a hollow cylindrical shaped gold weighing 860 grams valued at Rs 25,37,000 from a passenger at Mumbai Airport.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday dubbed the Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] bid to form government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as shameful.

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Nitish was left with no option but to resign as Bihar CM: BJP

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:17 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday hailed Nitish Kumar's decision of resigning as the Bihar Chief Minister and said that the rigid stand of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav not to resign from the cabinet left the Janata Dal (United)- JD(U))- leader with no option but to step down from his post.

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Digvijaya says Nitish should go back to grand alliance

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday aimed potshots at Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar and dubbed his resignation and collaboration with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as "disappointing".

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Akhilesh fires a sardonic salvo on Bihar political upheaval

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:55 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 27 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday fired sardonic salvo on Bihar's political upheaval, where senior Janata Dal (United) [JD-U] leader Nitish Kumar has severed ties with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and is ready to form next government with his former ally- the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

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JD (U) leader not happy with Nitish's hobnobbing with NDA

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): A senior Janata Dal (United) leader questioned party supremo Nitish Kumar's decision to resign as Bihar Chief Minister and his bid to form government in Bihar with the support of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

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Bihar: RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:04 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters blocked Mahatma Gandhi Setu, connecting north Bihar with Patna, over Nitish Kumar's resignation and his bid to form government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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PM Modi to inaugurate Dr. Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 07:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram on the second death anniversary of the former President.

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NIA to investigate recovery of explosive found in UP Assembly

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take up the investigation of the recovery of explosive substance Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

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SC to continue hearing Aadhaar card privacy matter

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Thursday continue hearing the Aadhaar card privacy matter.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Tagging Nitish Kumar's resignation and the developments following it as pre-planned, Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said that they have requested Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to stall the swearing-in ceremony and give the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) a chance to prove majority on the floor.

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Bihar Guv invites Tejashwi, 5 RJD MLAs for discussion

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:12 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has invited Tejashwi Yadav and five other Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs for discussion.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Annoyed with the ongoing political storm post Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Bihar Chief Minister, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday said that the former had to go back to the saffron party, for which, Tejashwi Yadav was only a medium.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) marched towards Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's residence to stage protest over the sudden change in time of the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on Thursday at 10 a.m.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) delegation, will meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at 11 a.m. today to stake claim for forming government.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi and other Janata Dal United leaders have left for Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's residence, Raj Bhavan to stake claim for forming government in the state.

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