Madhya Pradesh Senior lady IAS officer Shashi Karnavat sent to jail for scam

Mandla: Senior lady IAS officer, Shashi Karnavat, was awarded five years rigorous imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 50 lakh by a local court on Friday in connection with a scam involving printing and purchasing registers worth Rs 34 lakh without inviting tenders. 

The scam took place in the year 1999-2000 when she was posted as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the District Panchayat at Mandla. 

Prasar Bharati CEO accuses I&B Ministry of interference, writes letter to Manish Tewari

New Delhi: Accusing Information and Broadcasting Ministry of trying to micro-manage the affairs of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, its CEO Jawhar Sircar has written a letter to Minister Manish Tewari complaining that he does not get enough cooperation.

In his letter, Sircar also raised questions about the Ministry's interference in the affairs of the national broadcaster, official sources said. Prasar Bharati is supposed to be an organization, which is autonomous in its functioning.