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World Bank to support Bangladesh river project


September 21st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) The World Bank plans to restart negotiations on a $1.2 billion loan to Bangladesh for building a bridge over the Padma river.Friday's announcement comes after the ... Read more...

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Provide list of corrupt officials: Himachal court


September 14th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state's chief secretary to furnish a list of government functionaries involved in corruption and moral turpitude cases over ... Read more...

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‘Corruption costs South Africa over $80 bn’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Sep 5 (IANS) South Africa has lost 675 billion rand (about $80 billion) due to corruption since the end of apartheid in 1994, it was revealed Wednesday.The figure ... Read more...

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Fix criteria for PDS monitoring panels, SC tells centre (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria for the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Freedom acquiring new meaning for thinking India


August 14th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Freedom as an idea is no longer what it was 65 years ago when India emerged from the shackles of British domination at the stroke ... Read more...

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Parrikar still hooked to ‘Nayak’-like solutions (Goa Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) A fan of Bollywood film "Nayak", Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday almost played out a scene from the 2001 hit movie.Parrikar, during an interaction ... Read more...

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Women’s hostel opened in corrupt official’s seized house


June 15th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 15 (IANS) Sending a strong message to its corrupt public servants, Odisha has converted the confiscated house of a tainted government official into a working women's hostel, an ... Read more...

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Congress asks Akhilesh to act against BSP leaders


May 18th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) Calling for stringent action against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders found involved in graft, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Friday told the Samajwadi Party government that ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to make law to seize corrupt officers’ properties


April 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 28 (IANS) In a move to curb corruption in government offices, Jharkhand Chief Miniter Arjun Munda has given his consent to an ordinance to set up special courts ... Read more...

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Chinese daily calls for sustained anti-graft efforts


April 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) An opinion piece in the People's Daily Wednesday called for confidence in China's fight against corruption despite the fact that it is a "long-term, complex and ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to confiscate five officials’ properties


April 4th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 4 (IANS) An empowered panel of the Madhya Pradesh government has found assets worth over Rs.5 crore of five corrupt officials as fit case for confiscation, officials said ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues country’s Olympic woes


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) How can Pakistan that is brimming with sporting talent be "a no-hoper" when it comes to the Olympics, asked a daily that noted two of the ... Read more...

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Illegal logging generates $15 bn


March 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Illegal logging generates $10-15 billion around the world, the World Bank has said.Most illegal logging operations are run by organised crime, and much of the profit ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls for law to protect whistleblowers


March 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Condemning the killing of an IPS officer while he was trying to stop a tractor laden with illegally-quarried stones in Madhya Pradesh, Team Anna member ... Read more...

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Rajasthan moots bill to seize corrupt officials’ property


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Thursday approved a bill which aims to ensure speedy disposal of corruption cases and seizure or attachment of property of those government servants ... Read more...

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To track ill-gotten assets, Bihar ready to cross borders


February 16th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) Corrupt Bihar officials will no longer be able to retain ill-gotten wealth and properties in other states. The vigilance department is preparing to take its ... Read more...

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Bihar dismisses five police officials for corruption


February 10th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 10 (IANS) Five police officials in Bihar's Gaya district have been dismissed from service for corruption, officials said Friday.Magadh range Deputy Inspector General of Police N.H. ... Read more...

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Bihar to confiscate BJP lawmaker’s assets


February 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) After confiscating the assets of corrupt officials, Bihar has now initiated a process to confiscate the property of a ruling party legislator in a corruption ... Read more...

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Russian cop fined 200 times the bribe taken


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Russian police officers have been slapped with a fine of one million rubles for extorting a bribe of 7,000 rubles ($230) from a ... Read more...

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Court orders confiscation of former DGP’s assets


February 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) A court here Wednesday ordered the confiscation of the assets of former Bihar police chief Narayan Mishra and his wife on corruption charges.Special Judge (Vigilance) Ramesh ... Read more...

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Prosecuting corrupt officials: court sets deadline for government (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set the government a three-month deadline for sanctioning public servants under the Prevention of Corruption Act.The apex court said this ... Read more...

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Prosecuting corrupt officials: court sets deadline for government


January 31st, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said the government has to decide within three months whether or not to give sanction on an application seeking prosecution ... Read more...

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CBI to adopt Bihar law to seize homes of corrupt


January 28th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 28 (IANS) Impressed with confiscation of the ill-gotten property of corrupt officials in Bihar under a special law to fight corruption, the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI) ... Read more...

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Bihar government now targets corrupt middlemen


January 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) After corrupt officials, it is now the turn of middlemen who indulged in misappropriation of government funds to have their properties confiscated by the Bihar government.Bihar ... Read more...

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Anti-corruption raids of officials yields crores


January 13th, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 13 (IANS) The Yuva Diwas of the nation was a day of raids on corrupt officials in Madhya Pradesh with the state Lokayukta conducting raids on three officials ... 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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Without legal reforms Lokpal will fail: Study


December 27th, 2011 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 27 (IANS) Scholars at the university set up by IT czar Azim Premji seriously doubt the effectiveness of the all-powerful Lokpal, advocated by Anna Hazare and his ... Read more...

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Raul Castro vows battle against corruption


December 24th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro warned that there was "no thinking twice about the battle against crime and corruption" and urged his government to be "implacable" in ... Read more...

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The year of social activism in India (2011 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With Anna Hazare stealing much of the media limelight, social activists this year mounted a determined offensive over issues ranging from corruption and black ... Read more...

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189 requests for prosecution pending: minister


December 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government said Wednesday that 189 requests for sanction for prosecution of corrupt officials are pending with central ministers and departments as well as states.The ... Read more...

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39,123 corrupt officials punished


December 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) A total of 39,123 government employees were awarded punishment for corruption from 2008 to 2010, parliament was told Wednesday.Minister of State in the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Another corrupt Bihar official’s home to house school


December 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's threat that the ill-gotten property of corrupt officials in Bihar will be confiscated and turned into schools is about to be ... Read more...

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After house, corrupt Bihar official’s land seized


November 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Two days after confiscating the house of a suspended treasury clerk who is being prosecuted in a corruption case, the Bihar government also seized his ... Read more...

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Another corrupt official’s house confiscated in Bihar


November 19th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) In the second such case in Bihar, authorities here Saturday confiscated the house of a suspended treasury clerk who is facing prosecution in a corruption case, ... Read more...

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Bihar appoints Lokpals in 12 districts


October 31st, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) In a bid to check corruption in implementation of welfare schemes, the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has appointed Lokpals in 12 districts, the first such move ... Read more...

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