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Chinese top cop faces trial for bribe, abusing power (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A former police chief in China faced an open trial Tuesday for graft and bending the law for selfish ends.Wang Lijun, having served as Chongqing city's ... Read more...

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Chinese top cop faces trial for graft, abuse of power


September 18th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) In one of the biggest political scandals in China, a former police chief linked to politician Bo Xilai and his convicted wife Gu Kailai stood an ... Read more...

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Chavez bumps opposition hopeful from airwaves


September 18th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Television coverage of a speech by opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles was interrupted Monday when incumbent head of state Hugo Chavez commandeered Venezuela's airwaves for an ... Read more...

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Ben Ali’s former advisor held in Tunis


September 4th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, Sep 4 (IANS) A former advisor and personal secretary of toppled Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was arrested Monday in Tunis, a media report said.According to Shems ... Read more...

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Delhi sex workers challenge eviction order in court


July 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Four sex workers from the capital's G.B. Road red light area have challenged a government eviction order against them in the Delhi High Court, which ... Read more...

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Mubarak verdict to be appealed against


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 3 (IANS) Egypt's prosecutor general will appeal against the verdicts delivered by a Cairo court in the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior ... Read more...

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Egypt’s presidential vote begins


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect their new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who had ruled for 30 years.The polling stations ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to polls Wednesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) More than 50 million voters in Egypt will Wednesday decide who will lead them as president after more than a year since the fall of Hosni ... Read more...

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BJP’s conduct of panchayat polls undemocratic: Goa church


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) In its first critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Goa Church has accused it of being "undemocratic and unjust" and interfering with ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily seeks impartial probe in drug scam


April 18th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Musa Gilani may have "curried favour" and been involved in wrongdoing but "only an impartial investigation can unearth the ... Read more...

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Four Chinese officials jailed over deadly colliery flood


February 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) Four officials have been sentenced from three to 13 years in jail for last year's coal mine flooding that killed 13 people in China's Hunan province, ... Read more...

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Land return: Subhash Ghai to appeal in Supreme Court


February 9th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Bollywood director Subhash Ghai will challenge in the Supreme Court the Bombay High Court order Thursday asking him to return a plot of land allotted to ... Read more...

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Court asks Subhash Ghai to return land given for film institute


February 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday directed filmmaker Subhash Ghai to return a plot of land allotted to his Whistling Woods International film institute.Ghai is running the ... Read more...

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Himachal Lokayukta will be strengthened, says new chief


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 3 (IANS) An effective Lokayukta system would be shortly put in place in Himachal Pradesh, the state's new Lokayukta Justice (retd) L.S. Panta said here Friday."The office ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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China cuts expenses on official events


January 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China cut over one-third of government expenses on official events last year, saving 1.22 billion yuan (about $193 million), Xinhua reported Sunday.The aim was to eliminate ... Read more...

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Now, complain directly to Jharkhand chief minister


January 6th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Friday launched apkacm.com, a portal that will work as a grievances management system where any person can lodge a complaint that ... Read more...

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We will give Lokayukta more powers in Himachal: Chief Minister (Interview)


December 30th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has promised a corruption-free state with a powerful Lokayukta system in place. He said he is in touch ... Read more...

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43,000 Chinese officials probed for abuse of power


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 23 (IANS) Over 43,000 government officials in China have been investigated this year in cases related to abuse of official power, according to latest figures.Chinese prosecutors from January ... Read more...

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Gujarat should distance itself from law abusers, apex court told


November 30th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Gujarat government should distance itself from those accused of committing abuse of law in the 2005 killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, the Supreme Court was ... Read more...

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Senior Pentagon official quits


October 28th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS) A senior Pentagon official has resigned amid accusations of incompetence and abuse of power, the Pentagon announced Thursday.Clifford Stanley, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi wins confidence vote


October 14th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a confidence vote Friday, the 51st since he took office in 2008.Berlusconi's supporters won the vote in the lower ... Read more...

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‘India Against Corruption’ demonstration outside UN


August 13th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 13 (IANS) Donning paper "Anna caps", about 30-40 India Against Corruption (IAC) volunteers held a demonstration at the UN building here in support of social activist ... Read more...

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Thailand gets its first woman premier


August 5th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 5 (IANS) The Thai parliament Friday chose Yingluck Shinawatra as the country's first female prime minister.Yingluck, 44, won 296 of the parliament's 500 seats, RIA Novosti reported.She ... Read more...

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Thaksin’s sister set to be Thai PM


July 3rd, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, July 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's sister Yingluck Shinawatra is set to occupy the post, with incumbent Abhisit Vejjajiva conceding defeat in the general ... Read more...

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Mubarak disappointed at people’s apathy, says lawyer


June 30th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 29 (IANS/AKI) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is "disappointed" at the people's lack of appreciation for the work done by him, his lawyer said.The 83-year-old Mubarak was ... Read more...

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26 held responsible for Shanghai inferno


June 25th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, June 25 (IANS) A total of 26 former government officials have been held responsible for a fire in Shanghai in November last year that killed 58 people, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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151,890 Chinese punished for corruption


June 22nd, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) A total of 151,890 Chinese public servants were punished last year for corruption, the China Daily reported Wednesday.It said that Chinese discipline inspection commissions investigated 139,621 ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s daughters-in-law banned from leaving Egypt


June 17th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ministry of justice has imposed travel bans on two daughters-in-law of former president Hosni Mubarak, Al Ahram reported.The ban was imposed by the ministry's ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s health stable after unconsciousness


May 28th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 28 (IANS) The health of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was stable Saturday after he lost consciousness at a hospital Friday, an Egyptian official said.Mubarak suffered from hypertension ... Read more...

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Mubarak may be transferred to prison hospital


May 26th, 2011 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ailing Egyptian former president Hosni Mubarak may be transferred from a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to a prison hospital Friday, ... Read more...

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Ousted President Mubarak and sons referred to Egyptian criminal court


May 24th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- The Prosecutor's General Office on Tuesday referred the case of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to a criminal court over the killing of ... Read more...

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Egypt’s ruling military council not considering amnesty for Mubarak


May 19th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Egypt's ruling military council on Wednesday informed that it is not considering granting amnesty to ousted President Hosni Mubarak even after he returned his properties and assets ... Read more...

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Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days in Egypt


May 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak on Friday was detained for 15 days to be questioned over the corruption charges on his husband, ousted president Hosni Mubarak.According to ... Read more...

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10,000 Chinese employees being probed for abusing power


April 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) A total of 10,535 government employees or former officials were being investigated on suspicion of having abused their power in the first three months of this ... Read more...

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