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CBI begins interrogating Kolkata Police chief in chit fund scams

Rajeev Kumar is being interrogated by the CBI days after West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held a three-day dharna in protest to the CBI action.

Has Modi cracked down on Vadra, Saradha, Aircel too late or is it perfect campaign timing?

With months to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government is cracking down on high-profile cases of alleged corruption and money laundering.

Mamata Banerjee’s 2018 speech surfaces to ‘expose’ her ‘true face’

The 9-second snippet — which only features the West Bengal CM praying to Allah — is an edited version of her speech in 2018.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee | Ashok Nath Dey

How Mamata Banerjee leveraged the CBI-police ruckus into a ‘political victory’

Mamata Banerjee is known for turning adversity into an advantage, and the CBI-Kolkata police scuffle gave her the perfect opportunity for it.
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‘Feathers’ in Mamata Banerjee’s cap despite being on wrong side of ‘poll-scale’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Mamata Banerjee addresses media after coming out of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence, in Kolkata | Swapan Mahapatra/PTI

These are the 6 times when CBI & ED went after BJP’s rivals

The CBI, long accused of being a tool in the hands of the party in office at the Centre, finds itself under the lens once again following the Kolkata showdown.
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Court asks CBI to not take coercive steps against businessman named in Moin Qureshi case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the CBI to not take coercive steps against a Hyderabad-based businessman who is an accused in a corruption case involving meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi, the agency's ex-director A P Singh and a witness in the ED case. A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal sought responses of the CBI and ED on a plea by Pradeep Koneru, the Hyderabad-based businessman. The court said no coercive steps be taken against Koneru till the next date of hearing on March 19. It, however, granted liberty to CBI to seek modification of this order at any stage. It asked Koneru to keep joining the investigation as and when called by CBI officials. Koneru, who was represented by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, said the ED filed a chargesheet in 2018 arraying him as a prosecution witness and not an accused but he was shocked to...
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee | Ashok Nath Dey

Mamata calls off protest against Centre after 3 days of dharna & oppn drama

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee began her protest on Sunday night when the CBI attempted to question the Kolkata Police chief in ponzi scam cases.
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Is Modi govt using CBI, ED for political battles or is it opposition propaganda?

The Mamata Banerjee government versus Centre confrontation has once again put the spotlight on the CBI, an agency that has been dubbed a ‘caged parrot’. Opposition has often accused the Modi government of using central agencies, particularly the CBI and the ED, to further its own political motives. The government, however, maintains that the agencies are only carrying out their duties. ThePrint asks: Is Modi govt using CBI, ED for political battles or is it opposition propaganda? From Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s govt to UPA, everyone has used CBI to intimidate opposition Sudhindra Bhadoria Spokesperson, BSP Agencies such as the CBI have been misused in the past as well, and the Bahujan Samaj Party has been a victim of it. From Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s NDA till the recent UPA governments, everyone in power has left no stone unturned to intimidate the opposition using the CBI as a tool. Mayawati ji has also spoken against this brazen misuse a number of times. These issues were flagged...

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Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
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Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


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Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?