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Delhi to get 5 new courts for women attack cases


September 11th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced a decision to set up five special courts for the early disposal of cases related to violence against women."Five courts ... Read more...

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Check illegal migration from Bangladesh: Experts


September 9th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung and other intellectuals have urged the government to take steps to tackle the presence of illegal ... Read more...

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Government to amend law on atrocities against SCs, STs


May 17th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The government is looking into amending the existing laws to prevent atrocities against Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), Social Justice and Empowerment Minister ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill on sexual offences against kids


May 11th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday passed a bill to protect children from sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and to establish special courts for the speedy ... 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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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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Himachal governor vows to check corruption


March 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 9 (IANS) The 29-day budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly began here Friday with Governor Urmila Singh reiterating the government's commitment to accountability.Addressing the legislators, she said ... 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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Lalu and Mishra appear in CBI court on fodder scam case


February 14th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Two former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra appeared in a CBI court in Ranchi Tuesday to record their statements in a case ... 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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Fodder scam: Key facts


January 31st, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Following are some key facts related to the multi-crore rupee fodder scam that surfaced in the early 1990s in undivided Bihar:* The scam involved embezzlement of funds of the animal ... Read more...

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Congress to counter Chouhan’s protest


January 30th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 30 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's main opposition the Congress Monday said it will hold a counter-protest against Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's proposed 'maun vrat' (vow of silence) Thursday.Chouhan's ... 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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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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Steel production to rise if land, mining bills passed


December 15th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) India's steel production is expected to grow by 4-5 percent this fiscal against a target of 8 to 10 percent, but the situation would improve next ... 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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States ignoring PM’s anti-graft missive: Apex court (Lead)


November 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over states ignoring the prime minister's missive asking them to provide infrastructure and set up special CBI courts ... Read more...

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Special MGNREGS courts planned: Ramesh


November 9th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday the central government would consult the Supreme Court on setting up special courts under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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PM lists out steps to fight corruption


October 21st, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday listed out a series of steps the government is taking to fight corruption in the country and said the ... Read more...

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CBI should disregard political pressure: PM


October 21st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Asking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to act with honesty and disregard political pressure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the agency would ... Read more...

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Corrupt IAS officer in Bihar to be prosecuted


September 29th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 29 (IANS) A suspended Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, whose house was confiscated and turned into a primary school, will be prosecuted for having assets disproportionate to his ... Read more...

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Bangladesh jails 3,036 border guards for 2009 mutiny


September 12th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 12 (IANS) A special court in Dhaka Monday sentenced to jail 182 border guards for their involvement in the February 2009 mutiny, bringing the total of convicted troopers ... Read more...

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Bihar opens school in tainted officer’s seized house


September 8th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) History was made Thursday when the Bihar government fulfilled its promise of opening a primary school in the confiscated Patna property of a high-ranking civil servant ... Read more...

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Tainted Bihar officer missing after house confiscated


September 6th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 6 (IANS) Two days after the Bihar government confiscated a palatial house of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer accused of graft, he is still missing, police said ... Read more...

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Seizure of officer’s house a warning: Bihar CM


September 5th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 5 (IANS) A day after the Bihar government confiscated a palatial house of an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer accused of graft, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said ... Read more...

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Anna act will put politicians under public scrutiny (Comment)


September 3rd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
A cynical Congress long addicted to using platitudes to fob off critics is facing the sternest test of its life. There is every possibility that the 'aandhi', or the whirlwind, ... Read more...

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Himachal tightens laws against corruption


September 2nd, 2011 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) With the national outcry against corruption, Himachal Pradesh has been quick to make laws that aims to check misappropriation of public money and assets and ensure ... Read more...

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DMK leader held on land grab charge


August 31st, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) DMK leader and former higher education minister K. Ponmudi was arrested Wednesday on land grab charges, police said.A police officer in Villupuram district told IANS that ... Read more...

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Himachal to seize illegal assets of officials


August 30th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Tuesday unanimously passed a legislation to confiscate illegally acquired property of public servants through speedy trial.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the ... Read more...

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Former DMK minister jailed in land grab case (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu minister K.N. Nehru of the DMK was Thursday arrested in a land grab case and remanded to judicial custody for 15 days.Nehru, taken ... Read more...

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Former DMK minister held in land grab case


August 25th, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Former Tamil Nadu minister K.N. Nehru of the DMK was Thursday arrested in a land grab case in the state, police said.Nehru was arrested at 6.10 ... Read more...

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Land valued at Rs.415 crore restored to real owners: Jayalalithaa


August 24th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said her government has restored land valued at over Rs.415 crore, grabbed by DMK leaders, to the rightful owners.Replying ... Read more...

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CBI briefs court of progress in Jagan, Emaar cases


August 23rd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday briefed a special court here of the progress made in two cases relating to the alleged illegal assets of ... Read more...

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