ANTI CORRUPTION

  • Delhi: First arrests carried out on anti-graft helpline complaint 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Three persons including a government official, were on Saturday taken into custody for allegedly taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB), the first arrests related to any complaint made on the newly launched anti-graft helpline in Delhi. According to ACB, a complaint was lodged by a caller on Delhi government's...
  • Supreme Court appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer BB Mishra as the...
  • Delhi anti-corruption helpline relaunched by Arvind Kejriwal gets over 12,000 calls in 24 hours April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP government's anti-corruption helpline, re-launched on Sunday in Delhi, has received 12,731 calls in 24 hours, with most of them wanting to know about the process of registering a graft case. "Most of the calls received at helpline were made to inquire about how to register corruption case with...
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal re-launches anti-corruption helpline April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: On the 50th day of the Aam Aadmi party government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal re-launched the anti-corruption helpline in the national capital. A dedicated helpline for reporting cases of corruption was one of the major promises made by AAP in its manifesto. Volunteers have been trained to...
  • Kejriwal government's anti-corruption helpline number 011-27357169 reactivated February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reactivated the anti-corruption helpline number for people to lodge complaints if they are harassed for bribes. The anti corruption helpline number 011-27357169 will be operational from now on wards. Kejriwal said that helpline number will guide and suggest ways to complainants on how to...
  • AAP Government willing to have former AIIMS CVO in Delhi ACB February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Sunday expressed interest to have former AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi in Delhi's Anti Corruption Branch, saying that his inclusion will strengthen the agency. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisoida said, "I would like him to be there. If he wants to come,...
  • Anna Hazare refuses to comment on Kiran Bedi, says politics is dirty January 21, 2015

    Ralegan Siddhi: Maintaining silence over his one-time close associate and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday yet again refused to comment on the developments. Evading questions over Bedi joining BJP, Hazare said, "I don't want to talk about it or comment...
  • Delhi polls: Corruption high on the issue list of residents January 6, 2015

    As Delhi is headed for polls again, one of the major demands is eradication of corruption that the citizens face on a daily basis. Its not big ticket corruption that bothers Delhiites, but its the money demanded for getting a driving licence, a passport, installing a meter, filing a complaint....
  • Pakistan to appeal for Mohammad Amir but not for Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif November 13, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will seek relaxation for fast bowler Mohammad Amir under the revised anti-corruption code of the International Cricket Council (ICC) but has ruled out appealing for Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said the board wile file an appeal with the ICC within...
  • CVC seeks strong anticorruption mechanisms for regulators August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Anticorruption watchdog CVC has sought tough measures to check corruption in various regulatory bodies including SEBI and FMC besides appointment of fulltime chief vigilance officers (CVOs) in some of these regulators. In a letter to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) stressed on the...
  • ASI official arrested for accepting bribe July 11, 2014

    AntiCorruption Bureau arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector for accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 in Phalodi subdivision of the district on July 10. ASI Deep Singh Rajput was demanding a bribe of Rs 15,000 from Tulsi Ram Paliwal of Dayakor in Phalodi subdivision for settling a land relating case and was...
  • Jodhpur Municipal Corp Clerk, computer operator arrested for allegedly taking bribe July 4, 2014

    A clerk of Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) along with a computer operator was arrested in Jodhpur on Friday by AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) while he was allegedly taking a bribe. The Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and a contractual computer operator were arrested by the ACB. The clerk had allegedly demanded Rs 50,000...
  • Surgeon caught taking bribe on 'Doctors' Day' July 1, 2014

    A government surgeon was caught by sleuths of AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday while allegedly taking Rs 1500 bribe from a patient. Anil Gupta, a doctor employed with RBM hospital in Bharatpur in Jaipur, was arrested when he was taking a bribe of Rs 1,500 from one Jagan Singh, a piles...
  • Tehsildar caught in sting demanding bribe, booked June 25, 2014

    A case was filed against a tehsildar in the Kotwali police station here after he was allegedly caught on camera demanding bribe from a villager, who conducted a sting on him. Mata Prasad Pathak of Jagtapur village alleged that the judicial tehsildar of Sadar tehsil, Shotrohan Lal was demanding Rs 5...
  • Bangladesh says ICC let fixed matches to go ahead June 13, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has accused anticorruption investigators from the International Cricket Council of allowing a match in a scandalplagued Twenty20 tournament to go ahead even though it knew it was fixed. A report from a special tribunal set up by the Bangladesh board said the ICC's Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU)...
  • Vasundhara Raje orders ACB probe into Jodhpur's JDA irregularities June 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday ordered a probe by state AntiCorruption Bureau into the alleged irregularities and corruption in the projects under taken by the Jodhpur Development Authority. In an order to the Principle Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, the Chief Minister has directed that all such issues...
  • Two PWD officials suspended over corruption charges June 5, 2014

    Two Public Works Department (PWD) officials in Chhattisgarh have been suspended for corruption and allegedly committing irregularities. Maddheshwar Prasad, Executive Engineer (incharge) PWD's Balodabazar division, and Assistant Engineer at the office of Engineer inChief (Raipur) Rajesh Kumar Verma were suspended on Wednesday, an official statement said on Thursday. The action against...
  • Two government officials arrested on graft charges May 30, 2014

    Two government officials were on Friday arrested for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 15,000 from a contractor in Bhilwara, police said. Jitendra Singh, Secretary, Krishi Upaj Mandi Samiti of the Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board and Jagdish Bhadra, clerk at the Samiti were arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs...
  • Matchfixing claims 'absurd, bizarre, scary', says Chris Cairns May 30, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns reiterated on Friday he was innocent of any involvement in matchfixing and described the accusations against him as "absurd, bizarre and scary". Cairns read out a statement at Auckland airport after returning from London, where he was interviewed at his own request by London...
  • ACB sleuths arrest Kota city SP for demanding Rs 2 lakh bribe May 27, 2014

    A Superintendent of Police in Rajasthan was on Tuesday arrested by ACB sleuths for allegedly taking a bribe to change a chargesheet in favour of a client through a couple, DG ACB said. SPCity (Kota) Satveer Singh took bribe through Nishar Khan and Fahreen Khan, who were allegedly indulged in...
  • Assistant engineer caught redhanded receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000 May 21, 2014

    An assistant engineer was allegedly caught redhanded receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a deputy sarpanch of Gandhawad gram panchayat on Wednesday, a Lokayukta official said in Khargone. Acting on a tipoff, a police team laid a trap and caught the official identified as Jaikumar Shrivastava posted at Sagaon Janpad...
  • Two government officials arrested for taking bribe of Rs 5,000 May 8, 2014

    Two government officials were arrested on Thursday by Rajasthan's anticorruption bureau officials for allegedly accepting bribe in separate cases. Lower Division Clerk Ritesh Sharma, posted in the office of District Education Officer in Bundi, was caught while taking Rs 5,000 in bribe from a private school owner. The complainant, Ramesh Chand Sharma,...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life April 17, 2014

    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 to...
  • Head surgeon arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 2500 April 16, 2014

    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...
  • ACB arrests electricity inspector for accepting bribe of Rs 6,000 April 10, 2014

    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 of...
  • Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests electricity board official employee for taking bribe of Rs 22,000 March 19, 2014

    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 Sharma...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances March 4, 2014

    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 a...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    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, but...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances March 3, 2014

    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 his...
  • President expresses reservation over Rahul's anti-graft ordinances March 1, 2014

    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 run...