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Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

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No doubt lawmakers took bribes: Brazilian judge


September 18th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Members of Congress traded votes for money during the first two years of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 2003-11 tenure as president, one of the judges ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM appears in Supreme Court


September 18th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday appeared before the Supreme Court, which had last month given him three-weeks' time to write to Swiss authorities on ... Read more...

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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

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RTI activist booked for sting operation


September 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist was Thursday booked after a sting operation he conducted caught officials of the Goa government's transport department seeking bribes at ... Read more...

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Lalu asks BJP about Reddy brothers, Sushma sticks to ‘mota maal’ remark (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj's "mota maal" remark continued to reverberate with RJD leader Lalu Prasad Tuesday accusing the party of having made mega-bucks from ... Read more...

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What about Reddy brothers, Lalu asks BJP


August 28th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday targeted the BJP over its allegation that the government took hefty bribes ("mota maal") while allocating ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM faces SC, seeks time to write Swiss letter (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Facing a show-cause notice for failing to implement a Supreme Court order, Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday sought more time to write to ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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SLC provides ICC with cricket corruption tapes


August 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 13 (IANS) The Sri Lankan cricket board Monday handed over a taped conversation to the International Cricket Council (ICC) which surrounds allegations of an alleged corruption attempt.Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Havelange stadium not a taint to Rio 2016, say organisers


August 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio said Friday that having the athletics stadium named after disgraced former FIFA president Joao Havelange wouldn't ... Read more...

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‘Afghanistan’s future lies in strengthening democracy, checking corruption’


August 9th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The future of Afghanistan depends upon how it strengthens its fledgling democratic institutions and arrests corruption, says Sujeet Sarkar, the author of a ... Read more...

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Apex court issues show-cause notice to Pakistani PM


August 8th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued a show-cause notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to implement its order to write to the Swiss ... Read more...

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Wives of Andhra cops protest against officers


August 5th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Officers of the Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP) are facing the wrath of the wives of the constables over the denial of leave to their husbands ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets time till Aug 8 to write to Swiss powers (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Wednesday gave Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf time up to Aug 8 to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM gets two weeks to write to Swiss powers


July 25th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday gave two weeks more to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to write to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases ... Read more...

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‘Bad to invest in firms with political ties’


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 23 (IANS) Politically connected companies with excess cash holdings may be placing political interests before profitability, a study says.The company may pay to invest, but it might be ... Read more...

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Cop, engineers, accountant caught taking bribes


July 21st, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 21 (IANS) A police inspector, two engineers and an accountant were arrested Saturday for taking bribes in two separate incidents in Rajasthan, police said.The officials were caught ... Read more...

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Bank of India official arrested for bribery


July 7th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) A senior official of the state-run Bank of India was nabbed red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000, the Central Bureau of Investigation said here Saturday.Senior ... Read more...

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Russian military doctor held for taking bribe


June 21st, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top military medical officer in Russia has been arrested after being caught red-handed accepting a hefty bribe, officials said.Maj. Gen. Yury Sabanin, head of ... Read more...

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Chinese policeman jailed for life over bribe


June 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) A former police officer in China's Guangdong province who took bribes from mafia-style gangs and served as an umbrella for their illegal activities has been sentenced ... Read more...

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Strict action ordered against Pakistani chief justice’s son, realtor


June 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court has ordered strict action in a bribery case involving Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry's son and a real estate tycoon.Wrapping up the case, ... Read more...

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Former Chinese football bosses jailed for bribery


June 13th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tieling (China), June 13 (IANS) Two former Chinese football chiefs were sentenced Wednesday to more than a decade in jail for bribery.Nan Yong, the former director of the Chinese Football ... Read more...

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Congress, TDP say Jagan trying to buy MLAs


June 1st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) The ruling Congress and main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Friday alleged that Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, the jailed leader of the YSR Congress ... Read more...

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Chinese Communist party axes ex-minister


May 29th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Liu Zhijun, a former railway minister, has been expelled from the Communist Party of China due to "serious disciplinary violations" including corruption, China Daily reported Tuesday.A ... Read more...

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UP assembly opens on stormy note


May 28th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The first day of the maiden session of 16th Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Monday with BSP legislators creating a ruckus.Legislators of ... Read more...

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Raja gets bail after 15 months in jail (Second Lead)


May 15th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former communications minister A. Raja, who has been in jail since February last year, was Tuesday granted bail in the 2G spectrum allocation case.Raja, the ... Read more...

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After 15 months in jail, Raja gets bail (Lead)


May 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Former telecommunications minister A. Raja was Tuesday granted bail in the 2G spectrum allocation case. He is the last of the 14 individuals charged in ... Read more...

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Beijing tax chief gets death sentence


May 10th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) The former chief of the Beijing Local Taxation Bureau has been sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for indulging in corruption, it was reported Thursday.The ... Read more...

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FIFA imposes ban on Zambian players


May 4th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, May 4 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has extended a two-year suspension for nine Zambian football players implicated in a match fixing scandal last year in Finland to ... Read more...

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Chinese official given death for taking bribe


April 27th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old former political advisor in a Chinese province was Friday sentenced to death for taking around $2 million in bribes and sanctioning projects in return. ... Read more...

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Bedi panel turns down plea for Omar’s cross-examination


April 27th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 27 (IANS) The Justice H.S. Bedi Commission, probing ruling National Conference (NC) worker Haji Yusuf's death, Friday disallowed a plea to summon Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for cross-examination.Advocate ... Read more...

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Mexico probes Wal-Mart bribery allegations


April 27th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Investigators are looking into allegations that US retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its ... Read more...

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Five jailed for duping Chinese civil service candidate


April 26th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Five people, including two officials, in China's Shanxi province have been imprisoned for their roles in falsifying a civil service candidate's physical examination records.The Jiao district ... Read more...

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What Lindstrom said on key players in Bofors scam


April 25th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Former Swedish police chief Sten Lindstrom has spoken out on the Bofors artillery guns payoff scandal, which broke out in 1987. Here, in a ... Read more...

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