Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Scams

Kolkata is India’s newest, biggest scam zone. Police, YouTubers, mice can’t shut it down

With over Rs 3,000 crore coming in each day, Kolkata is no Jamtara. The scam is international, the scamsters IT experts, the victims American.

How ‘Chinese app scams’ have been targeting lakhs of Indians, looting crores since WFH took off

These scams work by enticing people with small payouts on investments or bets, and building trust. When they start investing more money, it disappears, say police.

How Neel Patel ‘conned’ Indians out of crores, with dreams of Atmanirbhar Bharat & a cheap iPhone

Swadeshi apps and influential Twitter friends drew many to Patel. As his father is arrested as part of probe into alleged multi-crore web of scams, Patel says he didn't do anything illegal.

Curious case of Bengal ‘sports clubs’ TMC govt backs with Rs 5L aid where little sport happens

In 2014, Mamata govt started a scheme that assured Rs 5 lakh in aid to sports clubs. Govt claims 25,000 clubs benefited, but most of the funds allegedly ended up elsewhere.

CBI books 6 Lt Col-ranked officers, others in Army recruitment scam

The agency said it has booked 23 Army personnel and civilians, including relatives of officers, for allegedly demanding bribes and facilitating bribery.

‘Miracle’ cures to ‘vaccines’, dark web is seeing a Covid gold rush

Cybersecurity researchers says Covid has been like one big Black Friday sale for the dark web, with almost $100 million worth of related goods on sale.

A Rs 2,000-crore scam in Bengaluru has thrown up cracks among Muslim Congress leaders

Congress MLAs Roshan Baig and Zameer Ahmed Khan, who are known rivals, have denied any connection with the alleged Bengaluru con, which affected over 35,000 people.

Mehul Choksi ferries diamonds not cows, but is still scared of lynching

Mehul Choksi has apparently got a citizenship in the Caribbean tax haven of Antigua. Which of the lynch mob victims ever had that option?

Rajinikanth’s wife Latha to face trial in a cheating case

An advertisement agency has accused Latha Rajinikanth for not paying dues. 

We can’t do away with bank scams. But we can aim for an India where they are fewer

Money is about accounting entries. Modern scams are all about stealing accounting entries, when the system has a “reconcilement” problem.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.