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Deepak Gidwani

  • Ex-aide exposes Raja Bhaiya's links with Yadav Singh

    The multi-crore Yadav Singh scam took a new turn on Friday as UP Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya's name emerged as one of his associates who had invested several crore rupees in the tainted Noida Chief Engineer's shell companies.

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • UP govt, RSS off shoot head for showdown

    The Akhilesh Yadav government is headed for a showdown with the saffron brigade over the proposed conversion ceremony organised by the Dharma Jagran Samiti (DJS) in Aligarh on the day of Christmas. Even though the Aligarh district magistrate has issued prohibitory orders under section 144, the DJS...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 6:30am
  • Ready to talk: Babri litigant Hashim Ansari says he won't pursue the case, wants Ram Lalla to be free

    Hashim Ansari (94), the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya shrine dispute, stirred the proverbial hornets' nest in political circles on Wednesday saying he would not pursue the matter any further, and that he was ready for talks with the Prime Minister for peaceful negotiations in the matter if he...

    Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 7:25am
  • Subrata Roy still enjoys immense respect among Sahara employees

    Subrata Roy involved his family members in running the Group and top-level decision making and virtually gave them complete control at various junctures, but they couldn't manage the big business empire well.

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 6:30am
  • Cronyism and conceit led to Subrata Roy's fall

    Hubris. That's, perhaps, one word which describes the reason for the downfall of Subrata Roy's Sahara empire best. As head of the group, Roy didn't want to be called Chairman. So his fawning lackeys came up with "Saharashri". The 66-year-old head of the Sahara India Group, who has been languishing...

    Sunday, 30 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • Rs 100 crore worth diamonds seized from UP engineer's house

    A startling haul of diamonds estimated to be worth Rs 100 crore, two kg of gold and Rs 10 crore cash from the residence of tainted Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh on Friday has come as a huge embarrassment for the Akhilesh Yadav government. On Thursday, too, the income tax department had...

    Saturday, 29 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Badaun cousins committed suicide, were not raped: CBI

    In a startling twist to the alleged gang rape and murder of two cousin sisters in a village of Budaun district in west UP in May this year, the CBI has concluded that the two were neither raped nor murdered but had committed suicide. The CBI’s closure report likely to be filed on Friday would mean...

    Friday, 28 November 2014 - 5:20am
  • Azam Khan raises a monumental controversy over Taj Mahal

    UP's minority affairs minister, the ruling Samajwadi Party's Muslim face and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's long-time trusted lieutenant Azam Khan has once again triggered off a monumental controversy by demanding that the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the UP Sunni Waqf Board which manages...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 6:00am
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav rides a Victorian buggy on birthday eve

    Rampur, a west UP town, on Friday witnessed a political circus, with Mulayam Singh Yadav, a self-declared socialist, riding a Victorian buggy (horse-driven carriage) imported from London for his 76th birthday on Saturday. His lieutenant, minister Azam Khan, who is organising the two-day gala, made...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 7:00am
  • Akhilesh Yadav's laptop scheme LS poll debacle: Mulayam Singh Yadav

    Along with being a wily politician and a one-time accomplished wrestler, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav can also be a strict disciplinarian. He can be scathing and ruthless in his criticism even if the one at the receiving end may be a near and dear one. UP chief minister Akhilesh...

    Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 6:45am