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Free polls must to mature as democracy: Pakistani daily


September 12th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Pakistan needs to conduct free and fair elections to mature as a functional democracy, said a Pakistani daily Wednesday.An editorial in the News International said elections ... 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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State, businesses both responsible for corruption: Putin


August 7th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the authorities and businesses should share responsibility for corruption in the country.In an open letter to Putin published ... Read more...

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Court refuses to vacate stay on Odisha ports


May 14th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 14 (IANS) The Odisha High Court Monday refused to vacate its stay on the state government entering into deals with private parties for developing ports in the state.The ... Read more...

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Russian lawmaker held for $1.3 mn scam


April 29th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The speaker of a legislative assembly in Russia's far eastern region has been placed under house arrest on charges of embezzling 38 million rubles (around ... Read more...

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‘Russian police and education system most corrupt’


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Corruption in Russia was most deeply-rooted within the traffic police, kindergartens and higher educational institutions, says a report by an international watchdog.The study by the ... Read more...

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It’s plunder, says daily on corruption curse in Pakistan


February 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) With the losses due to corruption in Pakistan being pegged at a staggering Rs.8,500 billion, a Pakistani daily described it as "plunder" in a country where ... Read more...

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‘$94 bn graft mars Gilani government’


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Pakistan has lost Rs.8,500 billion ($94 billion) in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during the rule of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, graft watchdog ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

From peons to clerks, raids unveil Madhya Pradesh’s millionaires


January 20th, 2012 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 20 (IANS) "MP gajab hai'...You've heard that touristy catchphrase saying Madhya Pradesh is truly amazing! But the slogan acquires a new meaning in the light of startling revelations ... Read more...

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Pakistani minister criticises corruption survey


December 30th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Dec 30 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has criticised Transparency International Pakistan's (TIP) corruption survey that showed the armed forces being amongst the least corrupt while police and land ... Read more...

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Corruption survey: Pakistan military included for first time


December 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has included the military for the first time in a survey that shows the defence being amongst the least corrupt while police ... Read more...

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Indonesian MPs seek lessons from India’s anti-graft movement


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India's anti-corruption movement and its evolving institutions to combat graft have attracted the attention of Indonesian MPs here on a visit.A four-member delegation from ... Read more...

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Government wants zero corruption: minister


December 14th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government is committed to zero tolerance against corruption, a minister said Wednesday, adding India's rank among corrupt countries had slid from 87th rank to ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik protecting the corrupt: Anti-graft group


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 3 (IANS) Corruption watchdog Transparency International India Thursday accused Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of protecting the corrupt and not acting against tainted officials despite a public outcry.The ... Read more...

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Russian firms most likely to bribe: Global survey


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian companies are most likely to pay bribes while doing business abroad, says the latest "Bribe Payers Survey" by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International.The "2011 Bribe ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zero tolerance for graft: Patil


September 28th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) India is committed to greater accountability in governance and follows a policy of "zero tolerance" towards corruption, President Pratibha Patil said here Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh top official in dock over dinner


September 13th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 13 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has registered a case against state Chief Secretary Avni Vaishya for organising a dinner for about 250 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers ... Read more...

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Orissa flouted rules in hiring choppers: Anti-graft group


September 5th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The hiring of choppers for Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other ministers a number of times during the past six years was done in violation ... Read more...

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CBI probe sought into Orissa power projects


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) Anti-corruption group Transparency International Monday demanded a CBI probe into the awards of mini hydel power projects in Orissa to private developers.In a letter to Chief ... Read more...

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Indian activist slams police restrictions on his anti-corruption fast


August 14th, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Indian activist Anna Hazare on Saturday slammed authorities for imposing restrictions on his planned fast against corruption, the Hindustan Times reported.Hazare wrote to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Hasina seventh top world woman leader


August 11th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 11 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named the seventh among 12 top world women leaders by Time magazine.The top 12 women leaders are: Thai ... Read more...

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Filing of case against top Neyveli Lignite official stayed


July 8th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 8 (IANS) The Madras High Court Friday stayed the order of a lower court ordering Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to register and investigate a complaint against Neyveli ... Read more...

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Neyveli Lignite denies fraud charges


July 5th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Integrated mining cum power generation company Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC) Tuesday said the complaint filed by its workers' union about alleged fudging of its accounts ... Read more...

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Patnaik’s grievance cell defunct since 2008


June 24th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) The grievance cell of Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has been defunct since 2008, leaving thousands of people in the state to suffer in silence, an ... Read more...

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One press conference in 11 years for Naveen Patnaik


June 11th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems happy to be away from the limelight. He has addressed only one formal press conference in his three terms since ... Read more...

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Police reforms: Need for Anna Hazare-type movement (Comment)


May 15th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
If corruption is a buzzword after Anna Hazare's campaign, then it's nowhere better reflected than in Indian police. The recent Transparency International India puts policing at No.1 in the corruption stakes ... Read more...

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Dhaka business body criticises MPs who can’t read English


April 28th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 28 (IANS) Bangladesh's apex business chamber chief has criticised lawmakers who "make laws, but cannot even read English".Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president A.K. Azad ... Read more...

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Orissa delays prosecution of officers: Activists


April 18th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 18 (IANS) Orissa has failed to decide on requests by the vigilance department for sanction to prosecute as many as seven senior officers, anti-corruption group Transparency International said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Anger against mounting corruption unites India


April 8th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) At age 67, Rajendra Yadav is convinced India is a land of the corrupt.Ever since officials in Ghaziabad forced him to shell out Rs.20,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scams in Orissa port sector, alleges anti-graft group


April 5th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) Anti-corruption group Transparency International Monday alleged a scam in the port sector activities in Orissa and demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ... Read more...

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Pak’s anti-corruption strategy in doldrums since NAB chief’s removal


March 31st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 31(ANI): The Pakistan Government's plan to revise the national anti-corruption strategy is in the doldrums, as the post of National Accountability Bureau chairman is lying vacant since the Supreme ... Read more...

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BJP alleges Rs.63,000 crore scams in northeastern states


February 12th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday alleged corruption of Rs.63,000 crore in development projects in the northeastern states by the local Congress governments, and said it ... Read more...

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India among most corrupt countries, says Advani


January 30th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani Sunday said India had slipped three points to the 87th spot in worldwide transparency and corruption index. He attributed ... Read more...

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France opens investigation on ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali’s assets


January 25th, 2011 - 1:36 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- France on Monday opened an investigation over assets of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Radio France Internationale reported.The investigation was launched by Paris’s state prosecutor office ... Read more...

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Corrupt practices account for bulk of quake deaths


January 13th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 13 (IANS) Eighty-three percent of deaths in building collapses during earthquakes occur in countries where corrupt practices are rampant, says a research.The findings are based on an analysis of global ... Read more...

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