political corruption

Bangaru Laxman’s sentencing: Key points of the judgment


April 28th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years' rigorous imprisonment to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from ... 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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Roadmap aside, urgent issues await Sonia in Goa


December 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 16 (IANS) Even as Congress president Sonia Gandhi, at her public rally here Saturday, promises to lay out Goa's roadmap for a quarter century ahead, there are ... Read more...

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Omar government telling lies, claims Mehbooba


October 29th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party Saturday accused the Omar Abdullah government of lying about collection of water tax revenue from the National Hydroelectric Projects ... Read more...

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No jobs offered to ex-BJP legislator, says Goa Congress


September 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 13 (IANS) A top Goa Congress leader Tuesday denied claims that a legislator had quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after being offered 100 jobs for ... Read more...

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Berlusconi’s son worries foes can hurt broadcasting empire


July 1st, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Milan, July 1 (IANS/AKI) Billionaire Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's son is not especially worried about a political crisis in the government, but fears his father's political adversaries can harm ... Read more...

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Court dissolves Egypt’s former ruling party


April 17th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- A Cairo court on Saturday ordered the dissolving of Egypt's former ruling party and the confiscation of its assets, Ahram Online reported.The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) ruled that ... Read more...

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Kashmir BJP workers protest against party legislator


April 14th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers Thursday protested against party legislators voting for the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition's candidates in Jammu and Kashmir's legislative ... Read more...

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‘Mubarak not terminally ill’


April 14th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 14 (IANS/AKI) Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's health is not stable, but he is not dying, a source close to the leader has said.The 82-year-old Mubarak suffered two ... Read more...

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Address essence of political corruption, says Jaitley


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Wednesday discussed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on the 2008 cash-for-votes scandal, with opposition leader Arun Jaitley saying the "essence of ... Read more...

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Draft Lokpal bill disappoints, parties cagey


January 31st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The draft Lokpal Bill 2010 is meant to create the institution of an ombdusman that will tackle political corruption, but civil society groups say ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa Ready To See Upendra’s ‘Super’, A Satire On Karnataka Govt.


January 19th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
.The CM has decided to see the film along with his party members and watch the satirical take that the flick has taken on the present issues that is plaguing Yeddyurappa’s ... Read more...

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Scientific knowledge essential to enable reforms: Bhagwati


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The potential of science and technology, like the development of genetically modified crops to improve productivity, cannot be ignored in the reforms process, renowned economist Jagdish Bhagwati ... Read more...

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Even blind are witness to bribery in India: Bhagwati


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Eminent economist Jagdish Bhagwati said Thursday that corruption was so rampant in India that even a blind man could say that bribes were being given and accepted."It ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls journalist ‘paedophile’ over ‘Karachigate’ allegation


November 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently lashed out at a journalist, calling him a "paedophile" in a furious response to being quizzed over "Karachigate", the allegation of political corruption ... Read more...

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2002 Karachi attack on French engineers contributed to further suicide blasts in Pak?


November 20th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): The Karachi suicide attack on French naval engineers on May 8, 2002- allegedly in retaliation against the cancelling of commissions for one of the France-Pak arms deals- could ... Read more...

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Palin used Alaska ethics scandal to achieve political stardom


October 24th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 24 (ANI): Former Governor Sarah Palin reportedly used a massive corruption case brewing in Alaska in 2006 to achieve political stardom.From the early days of her primary campaign ... Read more...

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Political protests can lead to stronger political parties


June 18th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): While political protests often result in violence and bloodshed, they can end up in forming stronger political parties and more responsive policies.Moises Arce, associate professor of political science ... Read more...

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IPL scandal: India may end up being real loser


April 27th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr.27 (ANI): The Indian Premier League (IPL) may be the biggest and brashest tournament cricket has ever seen, but the alleged behind the scenes financial irregularities may end up seeing ... Read more...

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Konkani film a superhit at Berlin fest: Director


February 20th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Shedde Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) Konkani movie "Paltadacho Munis" has had an impressive response at the Berlin International Film Festival, leaving debutant filmmaker Laxmikant Shetgaonkar thrilled.With six screenings, "Paltadacho Munis ... Read more...

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Rod Blagojevich’s New Plea To Federal Court


February 11th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday, the Former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich made a plea to the Federal government to allow the jury at trial to hear all of ... Read more...

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Soren rules Jharkhand again, vows to fight corruption (Second Lead)


December 30th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 30 (IANS) Veteran tribal politician Shibu Soren Wednesday became the Jharkhand chief minister for the third time in four years with the backing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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We have learnt lessons from past: Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren (Interview-Lead)


December 30th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Dec 30 (IANS) Jharkhand's new Chief Minister Shibu Soren Wednesday promised to provide a corruption-free government in the state, saying he had "learnt lessons from the past"."We have ... Read more...

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Soren promises corruption-free rule in Jharkhand (Interview)


December 30th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Dec 30 (IANS) Jharkhand's new Chief Minister, Shibu Soren, promised Wednesday to provide a corruption-free government in the state.Soren said in an interview soon after taking office that ... Read more...

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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for 2009


October 9th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Oslo (Norway), Oct.9 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has been surprisingly given the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 for his extraordinary efforts in strengthening international diplomacy and for taking landmark ... Read more...

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Fighting corruption: A citizen, 91, prepares to die (Feature)


September 13th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) He uses a stick to walk, looks frail and is 91 years old. But Delhi-based Gandhian Shambu Dutta's resolve is firm - to fast ... Read more...

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Jack Shaw: The Accused Consultant Found Dead


July 29th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by GD
Jack M Shaw, a veteran New Jersey political consultant who was recently busted during the huge corruption sweep last week, was reportedly found dead in his Jersey City apartment on Tuesday, the ... Read more...

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People not in favor of new privacy curbing Internet law in China


May 26th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): A new Internet law in China that demands netizens reveal their real names when online is not being policed almost one month after its implementation.The Hangzhou municipal ... Read more...

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, others, indicted on 19 counts


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:18 am ICT by admin
Chicago, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother, two former top aides and two businessmen have been indicted on federal corruption charges alleging pervasive fraud, BNO News confirms."Since ... Read more...

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich “saddened” but not surprised


April 3rd, 2009 - 9:05 am ICT by admin
Chicago, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he is "saddened" but not surprised by Thursday's indictment, according to a statement released by his PR firm which represents him."I'm ... Read more...

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Sukh Ram gets three year jail for graft, secures bail (Third Lead)


February 25th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Terming corruption as a cancer, a court Wednesday sentenced former central communications minister Sukh Ram to three years rigorous imprisonment for amassing wealth disproportionate to his incomes, ... Read more...

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Sukh Ram awarded three year jail term for graft (Second Lead)


February 25th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A city court Wednesday awarded former union minister Sukh Ram a suspended three year jail term and ordered him to pay a fine of Rs.200,000 for having ... Read more...

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Baba Ramdev criticises govt. for failure on terrorism and illegal migrants


February 2nd, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by ANI
Indore, Feb 2, (ANI): Noted Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Monday criticised the Centre for not doing much to root out terrorist activities and prevent illegal migrants to enter in the ... Read more...

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Advani demands judicial probe into Satyam fraud


January 23rd, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday demanded a judicial probe into the fraud in Satyam Computers Services, whose founder B. Ramalinga Raju has been ... Read more...

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35 Iraqi officials arrested over trying to revive Saddams Baath Party


December 18th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Dec 18 (ANI): Thirty five Iraqi officials including four Iraqi generals have been arrested over the past three days, with some of them accused of quietly working to reconstitute Saddam ... Read more...

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