In yet another controversial remark, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sought to justify Maoists extorting levy from contractors who, he suggested, were indulging in corruption and looting the state.
Two former US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about USD 250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan and shipping the cash back to the United States to be laundered through a landscaping business.
Observing that MCD contractors
pocket a much heftier sum than what they pay to daily wagers,
the Central Administrative Tribunal has asked the civic body
to consider employing 43 pump operators working for it for
After removing him from his post,
an FIR has been registered against Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow and a senior clerk besides, some contractors on charges of misappropriation of funds, officials said Friday.
Not quoting the permanent account number (PAN) can cost the contractors and sub-contractors dear, as the budget proposal of taxing them at up to 20 percent instead of 1-2 percent comes into effect from Tuesday.
A high level committee,
constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on road projects,
is believed to have recommended relaxing the controversial
concessionaire`s agreement to make the projects attractive for