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North Eastern region is a priority area for us: General VK Singh

The government announces a slew of projects for the NE region


General VK Singh, Minister of Development for North Eastern Region (NE region) said today that enabling infrastructure shall be provided to develop external markets for agricultural produce from NE region. Steps are being taken to ensure that 10% non-lapsable funds earmarked for the North East are actually utilised for the region, said General VK Singh. Each project is being reassessed in terms of utility, money already spent he said in the context of committed liabilities exceeding Budget. He however conceded that the progress on rail links in the last 10 years has been very tardy, and impetus being given to this now. “We want the Trans-Arunachal Highway to be completed at the earliest,” added General VK Singh.


There is no hindrance in getting funds released from line Ministries or for getting things done for the North East, emphasized General VK Singh. “We are placing a special emphasis on infrastructure; liaising with shipping, civil aviation and transport ministry,” General VK Singh said.


He said that the government is discussing with the Railway Ministry the possibility of expediting ongoing rail projects on Rail corridor in NE region. To make air connectivity viable, a holistic approach was needed in the NE region, he added. Pricing of flights will have to be formulated so that it is affordable, General VK Singh suggested.


Among other promises from General VK Singh, the following are important: There is going to be a Centre for Entrepreneurship development in Jorhat University. Discussions with people in MSME sector; the government's aim is to promote the MSME sector in North East. JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) has come up with a proposal for a hostel for 1200 students of North East. Rural, economic and adventure tourism are aimed to be promoted in the NE region. Looking at tourism and knowledge of the North East are to be priority areas. There are talks with food processing ministry to establish a cold chain in the NE, and to develop irradiation facilities. The government aims to transform the whole of North East into an organic hub, which can service the rest of the country as well as world.


General Singh said that he is looking at the entry of private players like Apollo Hospitals (in Guwahati) in health sector. He is also looking at Medicity in North East; where we can have one medical college, one dental college and other ancillary facilities.


QNet: Michael Ferreira family under EOW scanner?

The EOW had arrested Susan Chatterjee, former daughter-in-law of Michael Ferreira in the Rs425 crore QNet scam. While Ferreira owns 80% stake in QNet's official franchisee in India, his son, wife and close relatives are also reportedly under the scanner


With the arrest of Susan Nikhil Chatterjee, former wife of Mark Ferreira, the focus of the investigators is now back again on the family of former world billion champion Michael Ferreira. The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police last week arrested Susan in the Rs425 crore QNet scam.


While confirming the arrest, Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW) Rajvardhan Sinha told the Indian Express that, “We have arrested Susan Chatterjee in connection with the QNet case. She is Ferreira’s former daughter-in-law. We have found around Rs1.70 crore in her bank account, which were earned by QNet through its binary scheme.”


The former world billions champion has been under the EOW scanner following the exposure of the QNet multilevel marketing (MLM) scam. He owns 80% stake in Vihaan Direct Selling that handles QNet's MLM operations in India since 14 April 2012. According to unconfirmed reports, Mark Ferreira is allegedly absconding and may be staying in Hong Kong to evade arrest by EOW in the QNet scam. According to EOW investigations, Michael Ferreira's wife is also an active IR of QNet.


Calling the arrest of Susan as an act of 'high-handedness' from the EOW, a spokesperson from QNet, in a statement said, "It is quite surprising and wholly disappointing that the EOW has seen to protract and take further inappropriate action against Vihaan and its Independent Representatives (IRs)/ distributors yet again. In the latest instance, another act of high-handedness has taken place in the purported guise of 'investigations' where a lady named Susan Nikhil Chatterjee has been taken into 'custody'. It is shocking where levels are reached such that family members of distributors are harassed without any specific reason or any allegation."


Last month, the EOW, while making a sensational disclosure has told the Sessions Court that a document submitted by the seven QNet leaders in their anticipatory bail application was bogus and concocted.


According to EOW, the team leaders of QNet, including former world billiards champion Michael Ferriera, Srinavas Rao Vanka, Magarlal Viravali Balaji, Malcolm Nozer Desai, Navjyot Mahesh Das, Chinar Surendra Shinde and Mereilla Kamal Dutta have misled the Court by submitting a fake document while seeking bail. This is in connection with various charges made by the intrepid whistleblower Gurpreet Singh.


The EOW of Mumbai Police, which is probing the MLM fraud, had so far arrested 10 team leaders of QNet for allegedly duping investors by offering to sell products such as magnetic disks, herbal products and holiday schemes through fraudulent practices. The accused have been charged with cheating and forgery under relevant sections of the Prize, Chits and Money Circulation Schemes (Banning) Act 1978.


Another interesting aspect in the whole episode is all top officials (?) of QNet India do not want to reveal their identity and remain hidden. We repeatedly sent emails to the company's official PR agency and also some officials from its parent QI group. Till date, neither the MLM company nor its PR agency is ready to reveal identity of its top management or leaders.




1 month ago


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jitu moni

1 month ago
Four persons, who were associated with Hong Kong-based QNET, a multi-level marketing (MLM) company, and duped 200 persons by promising them jobs, were arrested by Central Crime Station (CCS) officials on Thursday. However, the MD and directors of QNET and its sister company Vihaan Direct Selling are still at large.

Deputy commissioner of police (CCS) Avinash Mohanty said Sreenath Konda, Prasanna Kumar Reddy, V Kanchana, B Dhan Raj were arrested from different locations in the city for cheating people.

Police said the accused had been enrolling gullible people as agents by collecting Rs 10 lakh from a group of 10 persons.

Each person would be given status of promoter, direct them to attract a group (i.e., 10 persons) and make them join QNET by paying Rs 10 lakh, for which the promoter would be assured commission.

jitu moni

2 months ago
Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra Government to file the latest status report regarding investigation so far on the anticipatory bail plea of World Billiards champion Michael Ferreira and four others, who are facing charges of money laundering in the multi-crore QNet case.

The next hearing in the matter will take place on September 14.

Besides Ferreira, the others whose anticipatory bail plea were rejected were Malcom Desai, Vanka Srinivas, Maganlal Balaji, all directors of M/s Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt. Ltd, and Suresh Themiri, director of Transview Enterprises.
They are facing charges under Sections 420 (mischief), 468 (forgery), 471 (using forged document knowing it is not genuine) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Justice Mridula Bhatkar of the Bombay High Court, who took on record the statement of public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat that investigations were still on, had in May rejected their anticipatory bail pleas.

Ferreira had started the operations of QNet, a multi-level marketing company, in India via his firm Vihaan Enteprises.

The QNet cheating case began with a complaint by Gurpreet Singh Anand, who raised his voice after losing Rs. 30,000.

According to the police, the money involved has crossed Rs. 1,000 crores in the alleged scam with more than five lakh investors allegedly losing their money in the case against QNet which is being probed by the Economic Offences Wing.

jitu moni

3 months ago
NewsAmbit, New Delhi
Delhi Police Economic Offence Wing(EOW) has registered an FIR against QNET India/Vihaan Direct selling India Private Limited and its three independent representatives on the allegations of cheating and fraudulently operating the multi level marketing, which is illegal in India. Police have initiated the investigation and suspecting huge scam, which is estimated in crores.
A senior Police officer of EOW said that we received a combined complaint against QNET India and its three independent representatives from more than dozen of people in the month of March this year. As per the allegations of main complainant Anuj Jain alleged that his friend Himashu Aggarwal approached him for an business opportunity. He said that he is an independent representative(IR) of an e-commerce based company. He said that he can arrange an meeting with the other IR’s who will tell you about the business and if they find you suitable you will get chance to be a part of the company. After few days Himanshu called Anuj Jain to come with a CV at a café situated in Nehru Place area on 29 November 2015. Anuj reached there, where he met with Himanshu and his to associates Anita Jaggi and Kanika. Trio told him about the business profile and also assured that this is not a networking marketing company. They demanded Rs 6.5 lakh to be a member of the company. They also said that company has millions of customers. IR of the company is treated as a partner and also got the profit share for each sale. After three four days Anuj gave them 6.5 lakh rupees but after some time he got to know that this is a multi level marketing company and fraudulently cheating innocent persons by roping them in it’s banned business with the help of IRs.
Police said that Anuj is not the only complainant so many more complainants also approached to EOW. After which a preliminary enquiry had conducted. It was found that some persons who are termed as IR contact their friends and close persons to join a new e-commerce business. They don’t tell the name of the company or complete business module at the beginning. After alluring them they set various amounts from the victim. Independent Representatives(IR) get training during the joining and talk to make further members. These kinds of IRs of the company are operated from different cafes and food courts situated in Delhi and NCR.
Those who join the company get user id etc and products like ravel packages, some other items etc are shown purchase from their money. The delivery address given in the portal is also found of overseas area most of the time and mostly that address is too fake type location only which shows that no products are being sold and it is a completely a money circulation scheme. Two websites were found involved in the namely and were found mated to Vihaan Direct selling (India) Pvt ltd which is stated Indian Franchisee of Hong Kong based net company. Investigations are on. Police are trying to unearth the whole network of the IRs on which this company is running its business unlawfully in Delhi. A case has been registered u/s 420/120B/34 IPC and 4/5/6 of Prize Chits and money circulation Schemes(Banning) Act,1978 .

Profiles of IRs
Himashu works with Samsung
Anita Jaggi works with RBS

jitu moni

5 months ago

Bluru QNet agent who earned 50L a yr as commission held
Mumbai: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has arrested Ram Singh, an accused in the Rs 1,000 crore QNet case, for earning Rs 50 lakh or more as commission each year from proceeds of the crime.

Singh, a Bengaluru resident, was arrested last week after the imigration authorities at Bangalore airport detained him over a look out circular notice (LOC) issued by the Mumbai police. "We are going through all his bank account details and trying to ascertain the source of money to his account," said DCP Pravin Padwal of the EOW.

Singh's name had cropped up during the initial investigation in 2013 but the police could not locate him then. In January 2015, a police team visited his Bengaluru residence but did not find him there. The house was locked. He is the 19th accused to be arrested in this case so far.

"We are working to arrest all the culprits in this case. A special investigation team has been formed to nab the othe accused invovled," said Dhananjay Kamalakar, joint police commissioner, EOW. Singh, said police sources, has been sending money to his daughter who is studying in Canada. "We have to know his source of income. He has sent a major chunk of money to Canada. We suspect this money was gained from QNet. Moreover, he was looking after the QNet business in Dubai and has been shuttling between Dubai and India. We got his passport number late. Soon after getting it, we issued an LOC notice and he was detained," said an officer.

A special MPIDA court in February this year rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Michael Ferreira (77) winner of the World Amateur Billiards Championship and a Padma Bhushan recipient, and four others, Malcom Desai, Vanka Srinivas, Maganlal Balaji, all directors of M/s Vihaan Direct Selling (India) Pvt Ltd and Suresh Themiri, director Transview Enterprises. They all have approached the high court now in the QNet case.

"They posed as a marketing firm which would sell bio-discs, watches, herbal products, holiday packages, etc. They even claimed that by using the bio-disc, one can cure cancer and brain diseases," cops said. Some money has been transferred to Malayasia, Singapore and Hong Kong, too, cops added.

jitu moni

5 months ago
Mumbai: The city's economic offences wing (EOW) is now looking into allegations that several Bollywood celebrities campaigned for the cheat firm, QNet, through advetisements or by promoting the schemes of the self-proclaimed marketing firm.

Gurupreet Singh Anand, complainant in the Rs 1,000-crore QNet cheating case, on Wednesday said at least four Bollywood actors promoted the Ponzi schemes at different times in the QNet's promotional programs in United Kingdom and Malaysia. He has submitted a 23-page letter wherein he has attached the celebrities' pictures promoting the programs.

"I have submitted letter and all the relevant information to the EOW on May 12. I am hoping some action soon," Anand told TOI. He alleged that the money was laundered from India to Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Anand was speaking at a press conference where suddenly a group of QNet sympathisers appeared with "I trust QNet" placards.. They were later asked to leave the conference room.

jitu moni

6 months ago

QNet: Secret SFIO report says MLM, Ponzi schemes a threat to national security
Read article

jitu moni

6 months ago

Hello Everyone

The company Qnet is celebrating VCon from 3-7 May. As a present,yesterday late night, I posted lot of comments on numerous pics uploaded on Instagram. I also posted on VChief Pathmans account. Unfortunately, they kept deleting my posts and had to ultimately block me. If each one of us, Indians, takes to instagram and starts posting messages like me, then they would have to either block us or abandon their account, which is their money making tool. You can start with Qnetofficial,TheV, Pathmans account, etc with phrases like Pyramid Scheme, Qnetscam, Franchise Fraud, Police arrests, court cases,Cheating, etc. They cannot stop us if we all work as one unit.

Hope we all teach them a lesson and save other fellow Indians.

Jai Hind

jitu moni

6 months ago
CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured detailed inquiry into QNet: BJP
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has promised to make a detailed inquiry of the alleged irregularities by the QNet multilevel marketing company and take action against the offenders, said BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari on Saturday. Former union minister P. Chidambaram’s wife was a legal counsellor with the company.

The QNet company, which was earlier known as Goldquest, has cheated 12 lakh people to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees. The court has rejected anticipatory bail to the accused in this case. When the CM was contacted about this, he promised to make a detailed inquiry and take action. If necessary, he said that the CBI’s help would also be taken, said Mr Bhandari.

The party spokesperson demanded that the role of former Union minister P. Chidambaram and his wife needs to be probed in this case. “Mr Chidambaram’s wife was a legal counsellor of the concerned company. Taking note of complaint registered by a lawyer from Chennai, the Central Vigilance Department handed over the case to the CBI. The complaint also has a mention of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor. However, the CBI did not investigate the matter during the tenure of Congress government at the Centre,” he alleged.

In Maharashtra, the wife of Gurpreet Singh Anand had in 2013 filed a complaint of fraud against the company. However, there was not much inquiry during the Congress-NCP regime. But since the court has denied anticipatory bail to other accused, including sportsman Michael Ferreira, the investigation can be expedited. Many sensational things are expected to come out in the investigation as the CM has promised to carry out a detailed probe in the case, said Mr Bhandari.


Scott Johnson

In Reply to jitu moni 6 months ago

Any idea how long these investigations normally take? Qnet operates similar to Amway, the largest MLM scam on the planet:

Amway has 2 major problems, as do most MLMs:
1. The products are overpriced, which makes them almost impossible to sell to customers and results in Amway being an illegal pyramid, according to the FTC and SEC websites and previous court decisions, and
2. The Tool Scam is hidden profit for the top level distributors only, and the vast majority of distributors operate at a net loss as a result. This is RICO fraud.
Read about these and much more at and email [email protected] if you want to help shut down Amway and other MLM scams.

jitu moni

6 months ago

Mumbai police seeks Zee business help in probe of QNet

jitu moni

6 months ago
A group of investors in the QNet multi-level market case on Sunday gathered near Holy Family Church and marched as a protest and public awarness against ponzi schemes. The protesetors reached at the house of accused Padma Bhushan Michael feriera in the QNet cheating case. The protesters were holding placards that read, Michel Ferriera Shame Shame! and Ban QNet".

"We chose Bandra for protest since most of the accused in this scam reside here. We had informed the police in advance and stated that the peaceful march will be for awareness about such fraud schemes and protest against such ponzi schemes," said Gurpreet Singh Anand, the first complainant in the QNet cheating case. He added that thgough it was his birthday but he did not spend time at home and was busy in the awareness drive.
Similar protests were held in New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad on Sunday. Last month a special MPIDA court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Michael Ferreira, winner of the World Amateur Billiards Championship and a Padma Bhushan recipient, and four others in the QNet case. They have approached the Bombay High Court for anticipatory bail. Ferreira, 77, and others had applied for anticipatory bail in 2014.

jitu moni

6 months ago
The economic offences wing of Mumbai police, probing the multicrore Qnet scam, has issued notices to Indian Super League (ISL) officials to gather details about taking sponsorship from the tainted company.
Qnet had made celebratory association as the official direct selling partner of Goa Football Club (FC Goa) throughout the Indian Super League 2015 season, from October to December. FC Goa is a part of the ISL football league tournament. Sources said the police are trying to find out the how the proceeds of crime of a company under serious investigation, have been used to sponsor the team. Police are also baffled as how the Qnet managed to generate money when its accounts have been seized. "We have sum moned ISL officials to understand the amount and flow of money in their sponsorship from the Qnet company which had defrauded several investors," said an official.

Manish Sarraf

6 months ago

I have enough proof like e-mail, whatsapp chats, call confrencing recordings etc. I was duped by my close relatives whom I believed to be good educated person but the truth was never revealed until I want to Penang.


jitu moni

In Reply to Manish Sarraf 6 months ago

File EOW a complaint.Dont wait.

Scott Johnson

In Reply to Manish Sarraf 6 months ago

You should put all of that information on a website and promote it. I have a website, I would be happy to add it there.

jitu moni

6 months ago

The fight against the Qnet scam wheré more than 7000 crores of rupees has been laundered out to foreign shores from India has just got bigger.

The Saradha Scam which started mainly in Bengal looks relatively smaller compared to the Qnet scam which had defrauded people across various cities like Mumbai,Delhi,Bangalore,Hyderabad etc for over a period of 10 years.

To unite and protest against this MLM scam plaguing India, all victims,activists, are requested that they gather outside Holy Family church,Hill Road,Bandra West at 10.30 A.M. tomorrow 24th April,2016.

Various press and media agencies will be present to cover the event meet and address grievances to authorities.

The current government has taken note of the Qnet scam and matter will be taken up at upcoming Parliament session.

All Indians are cordially invited to support the cause and join in the protest. We need to end the scam by spreading awareness and recover the money taken away by the scamsters.

A request to all to please forward this message on Facebook, twitter and WhatsApp groups... Jai Hind


Scott Johnson

In Reply to jitu moni 6 months ago

How many people showed up?

Manish Sarraf

In Reply to jitu moni 6 months ago

I am a victim too but I am out of India now. Pls take my support to catch the so called thieves who has duped us on false promises and those are none other than our best friends/ relatives etc.
Put all these thieves behind bars for atleast 5 yrs.

WPI inflation to rise again after base effect wears off

According to Nomura, headline WPI inflation in India would moderate further over the next four months before rising again as favourable base effects wear off


India's inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) eased in August to a better-than-expected 3.7% from 5.2% in July on favourable base effects and lower global crude oil prices. While the headline WPI inflation is expected to moderate further over the next four months, it would rise thereafter closer to the underlying trend in first quarter of 2015 as favourable base effects wear off, says Nomura in a research report.


"From a broader perspective, the underlying trend in WPI inflation is around 5.0-5.5%, with volatility around this trend driven by supply-side shocks and base effects. Overall, we expect headline WPI inflation to average 5.0% y-o-y in FY15 from 5.9% in FY14," the report said.



India's WPI inflation fell sharply to 3.7% in August from 5.2% in July, lower than market expectations and the lowest reading since October 2009. This was largely on favourable base effects and a sharp fall in global crude oil prices.


The base effects, on an abnormal increase in vegetable prices in August 2013 were largely concentrated in the food basket, as food price inflation (primary plus manufactured) fell sharply to 4.6% in August from 7.0% in July despite an increase in prices across categories led by vegetables (6.7% month-on-month) and milk (3.1%). And the impact of lower global crude oil prices was evident in lower fuel price inflation, which eased to 4.5% y-o-y from 7.4% in July.


Meanwhile, core WPI (WPI manufactured ex-food) inflation eased only slightly to 3.5% in August from 3.6% in July, led by a moderation in inflation rates in textiles, rubber and plastic and basic metals sub-categories. Also, June WPI inflation was revised up to 5.7% from 5.4% earlier owing to an upward revision in the food and core components.


From a CPI inflation perspective, the sharp increase in milk prices at the wholesale level could spill over to the retail level and thus put some upside pressure on CPI inflation. Likewise, inflation in oilseed prices continued to climb at the wholesale level. Although price inflation in edible oils at the retail level remains contained for now, we reckon there could be some upside pressure in coming months, Nomura added.


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