Anti Corruption

  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life 17-04-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task...
  • Head surgeon arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 2500 16-04-2014 10:42 PM

    Professor and head of surgery unit of SMS Hospital and College was on Wednesday arrested by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2,500 from a patient's son, an official spokesperson said. Surgeon of Sawai Man Singh Hospital and College Rajveer Arya was arrested by...
  • ACB arrests electricity inspector for accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 10-04-2014 08:26 PM

    An assistant electricity inspector of power vigilance office was on Thursday arrested in a raid by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000 from a client for settling bills at Bhiwadi in Alwar district of Rajasthan. An ACB spokesman said that during searches in the houses...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests electricity board official employee for taking bribe of Rs 22,000 19-03-2014 05:30 PM

    An assistant revenue official of the electricity distribution company, Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 22,000 in Baran district, an ACB official said. Rakesh Chauhan, who is posted in Shahbad office of JVVNL, had demanded bribe from one Saurabh...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances 04-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy 03-03-2014 02:12 PM

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill,...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances 03-03-2014 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made...
  • President expresses reservation over Rahul's anti-graft ordinances 01-03-2014 09:13 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the government's plan to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route. The President is believed to have expressed his reservations on the proposals when Law Minister Kapil Sibal met him on Saturday. In the...
  • Congress Core Group remains divided on anti-graft Bills 28-02-2014 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group still remains undecided on the fate of the anti-corruption Bills that party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi is pushing for. In the run to the Lok Sabha elections, the Bills assume huge significance in order to change the image of the party and to portray...
  • Government ready with ordinances on two anti-graft bills 25-02-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Pushed by Rahul Gandhi, the government looks set to shortly bring ordinances on two anti-corruption bills along with three other legislations which could not be passed during the just-concluded Parliament session. Sources said ordinances were ready on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Right of Citizens for Time-Bound...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets 24-02-2014 10:02 PM

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets...
  • UPA eyeing ordinance route to push through anti-graft Bills 24-02-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: In order to boost its electoral fortunes and change its image, the UPA-II is looking at the ordinance route to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills. The Bills are key to Rahul's election campaign who is being projected as an anti-corruption crusader. The party was...
  • Rahul a very late entrant into anti-corruption crusader bandwagon: BJP 22-02-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Questioning Rahul Gandhi's stand on corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Congress Vice President never commented on scams which shook the conscience of India. He was hitting out at Rahul's remark that the Opposition does not want to pass anti-corruption Bills. "The...
  • Rahul hits out at BJP after his efforts to pass anti-graft Bills fail 22-02-2014 07:45 AM

    New Delhi: In the run up to the general elections, the Congress party is trying to change its image and also portray party's Vice President Rahul Gandhi as an anti-corruption crusader. The party was planning to get at least four anti-corruption Bills passed on the last day of the extended...
  • UPA to push anti-corruption bills on last day of Parliament 21-02-2014 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost its electoral fortunes, the UPA government after managing to secure the passage of the Telangana Bill is mulling pushing through six anti-corruption bills on the last day of the extended winter session of Parliament on Friday. These bills are key to Congress Vice...
  • Request Opposition to help Centre pass anti-corruption Bills: Rahul 17-02-2014 05:06 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday appealed appealed to the Opposition parties to help the Centre pass anti-corruption bills. "This is a request I have for the opposition parties. There are important bills, they are bills for India, they are corruption bills that I've already spoken about and I...
  • AAP makes anti-graft activist as campaign committee head in Andhra 11-02-2014 01:22 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday announced the formation of its Andhra Pradesh state campaign committee with noted anti-corruption and RTI activist B Ramakrishna Raju as the convener. The committee will coordinate and oversee all AAP activities in the state until the upcoming elections. Raju is a former convener of National...
  • Delhi govt directs ACB to file FIR in three scam cases in DJB 10-02-2014 11:03 PM

    The AAP-led government on Monday directed its Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to register FIRs in three cases of alleged irregularities in Delhi Jal Board (DJB) which caused a loss of Rs 341 crore to the state exchequer. The government has asked ACB to probe irregularities in allotting work to a private...
  • Anti-corruption unit detects Rs 4.86 crore disproportionate assets of Jr Engineer 07-02-2014 08:32 PM

    The anti-corruption unit of Bihar Police has detected documents of disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 4.86 crore allegedly belonging to a Junior Engineer of a state government undertaking, an officer said on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) carried out search at Sunil Kumar's...
  • Parliament to witness a stormy session 04-02-2014 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of extended winter session of Parliament, there are indications that the session could be a wash out. At an all-party meeting, Opposition parties have already warned that they will not let key bills pass without a discussion. They have also asked the Congress to reign in its...
  • Not pushing Rahul's poll agenda through anti-graft bills: Kamal Nath 03-02-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the extended winter session of Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday said that many bills were pending in Parliament and the priority was to pass the six anti-corruption bills. The bills came at a time when the Congress is facing severe criticism over large...
  • Lokpal chief, members appointment likely by February-end 02-02-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: The chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal may be appointed by this month-end as government has decided not to withdraw the advertisement seeking nominations for these posts despite a demand from BJP. Government will not withdraw advertisement and accept applications for Lokpal till Friday, the last date...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: AAP invites Delhi to Indira Gandhi stadium on Feb 16 31-01-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP has announced February 16 as the date when the anti-corruption Jan Lokpal Bill will be passed by a special Assembly session held at the Indira Gandhi stadium. "February 13, 14 and 15 will be the Assembly session. On the 16th, we want the Delhi citizens to...
  • AIFF wants anti-corruption unit for Indian football 15-01-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation senior Vice-President Subrata Dutta on Wednesday said that he would propose the setting up an anti-corruption unit to tackle possible malpractices in the game in the country. Speaking at the FIFA-Interpol Workshop to tackle match-fixing and corruption in football here, Dutta said that he...
  • Goa: Deputy Collector arrested in Canacona building mishap 14-01-2014 05:14 PM

    A Deputy Collector has been arrested in connection with the Canacona building collapse in Goa which left 27 people dead, police said on Tuesday. Prashant Shirodkar, Deputy Collector of the area, who was also holding charge of Chief officer of Canacona Municipal Council, was arrested on Monday. Police inspector Harish...
  • AAP effect: DMDK to fight on anti-corruption plank 14-01-2014 12:16 PM

    Chennai: Actor Vijayakant-led DMDK has announced that its focus for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would be anti-corruption. The party also announced plans for its meet on February 2 where the anti-corruption plank will be fleshed out and the party will declare its alliance with other political parties. Asked whether...
  • AAP's anti-corruption helpline: Two Delhi Police constables caught taking bribe 11-01-2014 08:36 PM

    New Delhi: Two constables of the Delhi Police were caught taking bribe on Saturday following a complaint at the anti-corruption helpline number. Delhi Principal Secretary in CM office Rajendra Kumar said that constables Ishwar Singh and Sandeep Kumar of Janakpuri police station were caught taking bribe of Rs 3000 from...
  • Anti-graft helpline a huge hit, first bribe taker arrested: Kejriwal 10-01-2014 07:41 PM

    New Delhi: Within 36 hours of introducing an anti-corruption helpline number, Delhi government has arrested a government official while he was allegedly taking bribe. The official is a staff at the Assistant Registrar office. However, the Assistant Registrar managed to flee the clutches of Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths and is still...
  • AAP claims Delhi anti-graft helpline a big hit, experts not satisfied 09-01-2014 10:48 PM

    New Delhi: A day after announcing an anti-graft helpline, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his initiative has been a big success. The AAP leader said that as many as 3,200 calls were received in just three hours after the helpline number was announced. The helpline even promises to...