ANTI CORRUPTION

  • 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...
  • Congress Core Group remains divided on anti-graft Bills February 28, 2014

    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 February 25, 2014

    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 Delivery...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets February 24, 2014

    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 to...
  • UPA eyeing ordinance route to push through anti-graft Bills February 24, 2014

    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 anticorruption crusader bandwagon: BJP February 22, 2014

    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 anticorruption Bills. "The government...
  • Rahul hits out at BJP after his efforts to pass antigraft Bills fail February 22, 2014

    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 anticorruption crusader. The party was planning to get at least four anticorruption Bills passed on the last day of the extended...
  • UPA to push anticorruption bills on last day of Parliament February 21, 2014

    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 anticorruption bills on the last day of the extended winter session of Parliament on Friday. These bills are key to Congress Vice President...
  • Request Opposition to help Centre pass anticorruption Bills: Rahul February 17, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday appealed appealed to the Opposition parties to help the Centre pass anticorruption 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...