Antony orders probe into controversial Rs. 500-crore contract
Defence Minister A.K. Antony has ordered the Army to begin an internal investigation based on The Hindu 's revelation that possible corruption in the procurement of Rs. 500-crore worth of equipment had compromised its ability to use satellite images of enemy troop movements and assets.
Documents obtained by The Hindu also established that the military officials involved in giving the contract to Rolta went on to work with the firm — raising fears of conflict of interest
Lokayukta police file FIR against S.M. Krishna, two other ex-CMs
On the orders of the Special Lokayukta Court in Banglore, the Lokayukta police filed FIR against three former Chief Ministers as well as 11 senior civil servants of Karnataka.
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, and MPs N. Dharam Singh and H.D. Kumaraswamy will be investigated by the Lokayukta police in a case in which they have been accused of complicity in the alleged multi-crore mining scam.
The investigating agency will also probe the role of one IPS and 10 IAS officers.
The FIR is the result of a private complaint filed on November 29 by Abraham T.J., an RTI and Dalit activist, who alleged that policy decisions taken by Mr. Krishna between 1999 and 2004, and later by his two successors, to de-reserve forest land led to the State's mineral wealth being plundered by private companies.
Court allows JNU student union polls
The Supreme Court has allowed Jawaharlal Nehru University to hold its student union elections, which was stayed by it in 2008 for non-compliance with some of its guidelines. It also relaxed some of the eligibility criteria.
Tamil Nadu not to take part in talks on dam issue
The Tamil Nadu government has decided not to attend the proposed talks on the Mullaperiyar dam dispute issue to be held in New Delhi .
The talks have been convened by the Union government, inviting Secretaries of the governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in charge of...