Graft

  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe 29-03-2014 11:31 AM

    Bhopal: The CBI on Saturday arrested a top Income Tax official and her politician husband on charges of taking bribe. Poonam Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. The...
  • Former Bangladesh premier Khaleda Zia indicted over graft 20-03-2014 11:35 AM

    Former Bangladeshi premier Khaleda Zia and her fugitive son were on Wednesday charged with corruption by a court in Dhaka for allegedly collecting nearly USD 1 million in donations for charities named after her late husband. Zia, 68, the chief of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), appeared before...
  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills 04-03-2014 11:05 PM

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end 02-03-2014 09:29 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • President reluctant to sign Rahul's anti-graft ordinances: Sources 02-03-2014 06:19 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his reluctance to sign all anti-graft ordinances and the Cabinet may clear one or two ordinances, said sources on Sunday. The President has no objection to changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources added. It was also learnt that the President has...
  • Sibal, Shinde meet President to decide fate of anti-graft ordinances 02-03-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet meeting to decide on pushing through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route, Law Minister Kapil Sibal and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde met President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. The Prime Minister's Principal Secretary Pulok Chatterjee will also attend the...
  • Cabinet to discuss anti-graft Bills despite President's reservations 02-03-2014 03:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is set to meet on Sunday to take a decision on whether to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet anti-graft Bills via ordinances. This meet comes even as President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly expressed reservations over the Bills via ordinance route after a...
  • CPM opposes ordinance route for anti-graft bills, writes to President 02-03-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ahead of Parliament session, Centre calls an all party meet on Monday 03-02-2014 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming parliamentary session starting on February 5, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has called for an all party meeting on Monday with an aim push through its anti-graft bills. This is the last session before the Lok Sabha elections that are to be held this...
  • Graft cases: Asif Ali Zardari appears in court, proceedings deferred till January 18 10-01-2014 11:50 AM

    Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday appeared before a court in Islamabad amidst tight security in connection with a graft case against him. Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naek said that his client could not be charged by the Accountability Court in Thursday's hearing and the proceedings were deferred...
  • AAP helpline: Will citizens doing sting operation on government officials end corruption? 09-01-2014 11:45 PM

    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 assist citizens...
  • State government launches toll free number for graft complaints 07-01-2014 05:18 PM

    In a bid to curb corruption in its departments, the Chhattisgarh government has launched a toll free helpline number where people could lodge graft-related complaints against the state government officials. "The facility will help provide better governance to the people. Now, the people can just dial 1100 to lodge complaints...
  • Block Education Officer arrested for taking bribe to attest woman's certificate 11-09-2013 02:48 PM

    A Block Education Officer (BEO) was on Wednesday arrested by vigilance sleuths for allegedly taking a bribe from a man seeking attestation on a certificate of his wife in Bihar's Bhojpur district, an official said. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team arrested Mahesh Jha while he was accepting Rs...
  • BDO arrested for accepting Rs 25,000 bribe to sanction solar power plant 22-08-2013 02:47 PM

    A Block Development Officer (BDO) was arrested on Thursday on graft charge from his office in Atari block of Bihar's Gaya district, official sources said. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team arrested Atari BDO Kameshwar Prasad Gupta while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a Block Pramukh Jagnarayan...
  • Block Education Officer arrested on graft charge 08-08-2013 03:08 PM

    A Block Education Officer (BEO) was arrested on Thursday from his residence in Hilsa town of Bihar's Nalanda district for taking Rs 8,000 from a teacher, official sources said. Acting on a tip off, a vigilance team laid a trap and arrested Virendra Prasad from his residence as soon as...
  • China's ex-railway minister gets suspended death in corruption case 08-07-2013 06:45 PM

    Beijing: China's former railways minister Liu Zhijun was given a suspended death sentence on Monday that will likely be commuted to life imprisonment for bribery and abuse of power in one of the country's highest-profile corruption cases in years. Liu's sentence is seen as lenient in a country where the...
  • CBI seizes 18 kilogram gold from a GAIL official's locker 28-06-2013 08:32 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Friday seized nearly 18 kilograms of gold valuing over Rs 4.5 crore from the lockers of an official of Gas Authority of India Limited during searches in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, in connection with graft allegations. The sources said it was investigating allegations of corruption against a contractual...
  • WB: Left Front asks Mamata to come clean on graft allegations 24-05-2013 04:26 AM

    Kolkata: The Left Front on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to respond to allegations by a senior West Bengal IPS officer about "corrupt practices" when she was the railway minister. "Serious allegations of corruption have been levelled by a senior and respected IPS officer from the state. We don't...
  • Graft is a two-sided issue, focus should also be on those who offer bribes: Dikshit 14-05-2013 08:36 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit made the remark while elaborating on her comments that she was offered a bribe by a man hoping for a Congress ticket. ...
  • J&K: CBI raids premises of senior Army officer for alleged graft 04-05-2013 11:50 AM

    Jammu/New Delhi: CBI officials on Friday raided the premises of a senior Army officer after registering a case of corruption against him on the charge of bribery and amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of his income. "CBI conducted raids at several places of Major General VK Sharma in Udhampur,...
  • CBI court summons Yeddyurappa in graft case 22-11-2012 02:24 AM

    Bangalore: Spelling more trouble for former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, the CBI on Wednesday ordered issue of summons to him, three of his family members and others in the illegal mining kickback case being probed by it. CBI court judge Venkata Sundarshan, who ordered issue of summons on November...
  • Will co-operate with ED in its probe: Lalit Modi 13-11-2012 05:36 PM

    New Delhi: Former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi on Tuesday clarified that his co-operation with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in its investigations into the allegations of financial irregularities against him in the conduct of Twenty 20 cricket tournaments remained full and unequivocal. "I have constantly re-iterated my willingness to co-operate with...