High-level probe to be conducted into Karnataka’s Gangolli jetty collapse

A high-level probe will be conducted into the recent collapse of the mini-jetty at Gangolli fishing port in Udupi district, Karnataka Minister for Fisheries and Ports S Angara has said. The probe team, which will be directed to conduct the investigation in a transparent manner, will be announced on Monday, he told … Read more

States’ MGNREGA under probe for potential financial misappropriation

Concerned about potential financial misappropriation, the Centre has sent a warning to the states urging them to adhere to the true spirit of the flagship rural job guarantee programme, reported The Economic Times. Some state governments have been constructing rural infrastructure with more than permitted funds under the flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment … Read more

Forest Service Seizes PG&E Equipment as Part of Fire Probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal investigators have taken possession of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility transmission pole and attached equipment in a criminal probe into what started a Northern California fire that has become the largest in the state this year, the utility said in a regulatory filing Monday. U.S. Forest Service officials … Read more

US Starts Criminal Probe Into PG&E Role in California Wildfire

Federal officials have initiated a criminal investigation into PG&E Corp.’s potential role in starting California’s largest wildfire of the year. On Sept. 24, the US Forest Service removed one of the utility’s transmission poles from the site in Placer County where the Mosquito fire started, PG&E said Monday in a filing. USFS didn’t immediately respond … Read more

Thomas Isaac not cooperating with probe in KIIFB Masala Bonds case: ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said that former state Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac was not cooperating with the probe into the financial transactions of the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). In an affidavit submitted by the ED before the Kerala High Court on Saturday, the agency said Isaac was … Read more

Masala bonds: Former FM Thomas Issac running away from probe, says ED

The Enforcement Directorate, investigating the Masala bonds case involving former Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, on Saturday told the High Court that he is running away from the probe. The ED had served two notices to Isaac to appear before them with regards to the masala bonds taken by the Kerala government … Read more

Special court allows ED for 7-day custodial probe of Delhi PFI leaders

A Special Court of Delhi has allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for 7-day custodial interrogation of Perwez Ahmad (President, PFI Delhi), Md. Ilias (General Secretary PFI Delhi) and Abdul Muqeet (Office Secretary, PFI, Delhi) in relation to their involvement in the offence of money laundering in the guise of cash donations. The … Read more

CM Mann orders probe into Chandigarh University incident after protests

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday ordered a probe and expressed anguish over the incident at Chandigarh University following “rumours” that some objectionable videos of several female students were recorded by a woman student. Strict action will be taken against those found guilty, he said. Sad to hear about the … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept asks appeals court to allow review of classified docs in Trump probe By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: An American flag waves outside the U.S. Department of Justice Building in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo By Jacqueline Thomsen WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department on Friday asked a federal appeals court to let it resume reviewing classified materials seized in an FBI search of former President … Read more

HUD probe into valuation bias focuses on Appraisal Foundation

The real estate appraisal industry has been scrutinized in recent years for instances of alleged bias in valuing homes owned by minorities. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg The Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating allegations of discriminatory policymaking by one of the appraisal profession’s key quasi-regulatory bodies. The probe is centered on the Appraisal Foundation, … Read more